The first time I saw a photograph of Linda Rodin and her adorable silver poodle, Winky, I knew it was love at first sight. My suspicions were confirmed a few weeks later when a mutual friend brought us together for tea at Linda’s awe-inspiring NYC apartment. I was invited into a magical world full of seashells, feathers, and gilded vintage treasures, and I never wanted to leave.
I have always felt a kinship with collectors, flea market shoppers, and treasure hunters; those whose sense of aesthetic is so strong that it can’t help but permeate every aspect of their lives. Linda’s mother owned an antique shop when she was a little girl and it’s easy to imagine her developing her style amidst an atmosphere of beautiful artifacts and heirlooms. Inspiration also came from the likes of her style icons including Frida Kahlo, Ingrid Bergman, and Audrey Hepburn in Two for the Road.
At 65 years old, Linda is only on the verge of Advanced Style (many of my subjects being in their 80s, 90s, and 100s) and she seems to only be getting cooler with age. After a long career in fashion as a model and stylist Linda now is concentrated on her eponymous line of skincare products. She is also garnering attention for her impeccable personal style modeling for the likes of Karen Walker, Coach, and J.Crew. Linda is the embodiment of eternal cool and I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for her.As told to The Coveteur by Ari Seth Cohen of Advanced Style.