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Monday, February 4, 2013

Linda Machado

I met Linda Machado at my book signing in Phoenix last month. Here is a beautiful email that she sent to me:

"Flamenco dance is a powerful, passionate, improvisational art form that allows me to explore my individuality, sharpen my creativity and keep in shape.  I started dancing when I was 40 and never stopped.  Flamenco dance is great for balance, coordination, bone density, muscle toning and cardio – things we need to be concerned with as aging women.  Plus the costumes are incredibly fun!

While I may be a bit “young” at 62, I consider myself an “Advanced Style Apprentice”, learning from those older than me and inspiring those my age and younger.  And with mentors such as the Advanced Style Women and heroes such as you, I am more excited about the next 40 years than I was when I was younger! "

26 comments:

Lauren@Styleseer said...

She is wonderful and certainly an inspiration to this Advanced Style apprentice.

Stephanie said...

Yowzer!

PinkCheetahVintage said...

I love that she started flamenco dancing at 40!

art deco dame said...

Just beautiful!

EIDesign Glamour said...

wonderful !!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog !!! A big Italian kiss !
EIDesign Glamour

beetlebum said...

i LOVE her hat! she looks incredible for her age, and her style is so inspring.

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Catherine said...

just.....WOW !

Kay dancingbrushpainting.blogspot.com said...

Wow! When I read the subject of this post a part of my past flashed in front of me! I went to college with a Linda Machado and this woman looks like she could be the same one - albeit about 45 years later (I am also 62). Is she by any chance from Hilo, Hawaii? The college is University of Puget Sound in Washington state. It would be such a coincidence to connect with her this way!
btw, my name then was Kay Lamb.
Thanks.

Sacramento Amate said...

She is wonderful, and I so agree with her about flamenco.
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L'amour de Juliette said...

Very nice, interesting letter! Especially the last sentence.

http://www.lamourdejuliette.com/

Chi said...

That's one classy lady. I hope people realise that you don't have to wait till they are old to live. Tomorrow is not promised to any of us, so live each day as it's your last.

jessica said...

you're so sophisticated!! classy woman <3


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Kathleen Richardson said...

A beautiful tribute.

Brant said...

What a stunning woman and one who loves dance! Bliss

jen said...

Ari - your blog is kinda messed up. There are no entries below February 1st, and there and none of the links you usually have on the side and bottom of the blog. Think something happened...? Please fix it - I miss looking at ALL the entries, not just these last two. Thanks!

Sylvia @ 40PlusStyle said...

Beautiful! And I agree with her. Flamenco is beautiful and great exercize. Wish I could take it up again as well....

Marla Robinson said...

This woman does not look 62. Wow! I love her wonderful hat.

Linda Mercury said...

That hat! That cape!

I am jealous.

Cheryl said...

I just wrote a blog post about Advance Style last week ~ I want to grow older with Style & Grace ~ Thank you for sharing....
Cheryl

Forest City Fashionista said...

She's stunning, and it's so cool that she studies Flamenco! I have taken classes in Flamenco dance, and everything she says about it is true.

Simone W said...

I just hope I'll be that positive when I'm reaching her age. What a wonderful lady! www.flaircat.com

Paisley said...

Ooooh this outfit really does ooze flamenco - feeling the restrained passion - so beautiful!

Evalyn said...

Such lovely skin.

Tian said...

This is an incredible look and an incredible story! And whoa she does not look her age at all.

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Anonymous said...

Love the hat!!!
Cathy G

Women Fashion said...

Lovely incredible fashion!! Really like all stylish fashion.

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