THE ModernAger STORY
Robin Bobbé, aka the ModernAger, moved into her first New York City apartment in 1970 when the city had soul and it was super bad. Chock Full o Nuts was the heavenly coffee and Duane Reade existed only at the intersection of Duane and Reade Streets. Manhattan was the place for the hip and Brooklyn was where you went to visit your Bubbe.
Her favorite memory in the early ‘70’s is the when Bill Cunningham shot her for the cover of WWD. Unfortunately, it was the day she was playing hooky from work and almost lost her job. She’s never missed a day of work since.
Robin has worn many creative hats during her 66 years. The Modernager is her latest chapeau.
She and her husband, photographer, Leland Bobbé reside in an old school live/work loft in what’s left of Manhattan’s Flower District, which he found through the Village Voice in 1975. She is a lover of thrift shops, creator of the happiness cocktails, and never leaves home without her morning coffee, sunblock and a 3-minute plank. She works out regularly because she knows it’s good for her, not because she enjoys it.
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