Linda Rodin

WHO: Linda Rodin — Stylist, model, former Harper’s Bazaar Fashion Editor, creator of beauty brand Rodin.
WHY SHE’S FOXY: She's a 66-year-old bombshell with better style than Kate Moss who modeled in The Row's 2014 Look Book and whose luxe line of skincare has created the dewy-complexions of A-listers everywhere.

 

ON STYLE: "If I could go back and give my twenty-something self any piece of advice, I’d say try and have more self-confidence. To enjoy every moment. I wear what I like and think suits me, not necessarily something in style at the moment. If something is gorgeous and of the moment but doesn't look good on me, I pass on it. My everyday staples are jeans, boots, cool handbag and simple jewelry. And, of course, my glasses. Can’t see without them."

 

ON THE OLDEN DAYS IN NYC: "I shared my first apartment with my sister on Irving Place in Gramercy. We lived on the second floor, had a huge front window on the street, and used to spend our afternoons watching the world go by. It was the days of Max's Kansas City. I profoundly miss all the charming little neighborhood shops. The familiarity we all had. New York then was like a small town to me. There wasn't a bank and a drugstore on every corner."

 

 

ON MODELING: "When I was eighteen I went to Milan to meet a boyfriend who was working at Condé Nast. Modeling back then was easy and so fun—no pressure. I did my own hair and makeup. Once I got a glimpse of Twiggy in her studio. She was blowing up and beyond adorable."

 

ON AGING: "It's not easy, to be perfectly honest. I just turned sixty-six. But I prefer aging as gracefully as I can rather than trying to chase my youth and coming out strangely in that process. I did try injections but stopped after a while — I felt like face was morphing into something I didn't like."

 

ON SOLITUDE: "I’m happiest when I am on a beach shelling, or at home with my dog. I have always been a homebody."

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ON THE DAILY GRIND: "I like to get up at around 10 a.m., walk Winky, and get my cappuccino. Then work, work, work. A friend will call and it could be anything from "should I take this crazy new job" or "do I look good in pink?" I go to sleep after I see Jimmy Fallon. I'm in love with him."

 

STYLE ICON: "Audrey Hepburn."

 

FAVE LOVE STORY: "It’s a toss up between Room at the Top (1959) with Lawrence Harvey and Simone Signoret and Splendor in the Grass (1961) starring Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty. I still love them both after all these years."

 

FAVE LOVE SONG: "Way too many. Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' and 'Landslide' by Stevie Nicks."