{the art of aging beautifully: linda rodin...}

the other day my daughter and i were at the library and i ran across an article in more magazine about linda rodin. many of you will be familiar with this ageless beauty for the beauty products she creates under her surname. rodin's business began when she couldn't find the right beauty products for herself, which i think is a great motivator for starting a business as any.

people, linda rodin is 63! (note: the photo above is from an article that is a year old.) when i was reading the article, i thought to myself: if this is what 63 looks like, then bring it. i kid, of course. i am not trying to hurry the aging process in the least bit, especially since this first year of my 40's i have felt every bit of my age. (though, i'll save that conversation for another post.) however, reading and learning more about rodin inspired me to look at aging in a different way - not to dread it, but to embrace it with grace. like taxes and death, aging is inevitable so why fight it or fear it.

i think more than anything rodin's signature style is what stands out the most for me, which always consists of soft, silvery hair, eye glasses with personality, red pout, dark denim, and a killer shoe. rodin let her hair go gray at 35 and never looked back! as rodin states on her company's website, "there is beauty in simplicity."

i can definitely appreciate creating a signature look and lifestyle that is uniquely yours; it's aspirational and inspiring. what about you, do you have any style icons you admire? (oh, definitely can't leave out audrey hepburn and iris apfel.)

ps~if you would enjoy reading more about linda rodin, let me suggest this, this, and this.


image source: refinery 29photographed from february 2011 issue of more magazine, photography by melanie acevedo / rodin olio lusso / quote on diet

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  1. She looks just so....cool. I'm not even half that cool at my age. I think that's what I'm looking forward to the most about "growing up," really coming into my own and developing my own coolness. She pulls it off so effortlessly. My mom is 62 and doesn't look a day over 45, and she credits that to her intense skin regimin she's had for like, 40 years. She still dyes her hair but I've been convincing her to go gray. This might work to convince her!

    I'd never heard of Rodin products before, so thanks T! Also, I love that you go to the library with your daughter. I can't wait to do that, I just hope libraries still exist by that point!

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  2. LOVE this post!

    I can't help but remember a post from my old blog:

    http://hollylivinginberlin.blogspot.de/2011/04/on-colourfully-growing-old.html

    You may like it :) I admire any of the ladies featured on the videos there. I now admire Linda Rodin. Thanks for introducing her to me. Like her, I eat tomatoes every day. And she is encouraging my wish to let my hair go grey naturally. The patch at the front is slowly getting more prominent as the days pass.

    Thank you so much for this post. It makes life happy. Xx.

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  3. My aging idol is Joan Collins. I love her! And she's about 320 years old.

    The women I'm astounded at for avoiding aging are; Helen Mirren, Orla Brady and Joanna Lumley. I don't know how they do it.

    Always interesting to see the face behind the brand.

    Have a lovely weekend T! x

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  4. What an inspirational lady. She's so tiny! I've never heard of Linda's products.

    That's one wonderful thing about following each others blogs, we find out so many new things, all stuff that's so relevant and useful and good for the soul. Thanks for sharing this.

    I love her bedroom in the links you've given us. x

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  5. What a coincidence! I was just reading about Joan Collins the other day and thinking what a glamour puss she is at 78.

    There's nothing better than seeing a woman who has lived a full life, taken good care of herself and has evidence of her remarkable journey through life on her face. That, to me, embodies true beauty and grace.

    I'd heard of Rodin products but never knew the person behind them. Thank you for the "introduction". And now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to check out your links!

    P.S. Your posts are such good food for the soul, T - awesome job!!! :D xxx

    P.P.S. I adore Iris Apfel too! :)

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  6. Isn't she fab! I've been reading a lot about her lately and watching a few interviews she's done. So inspiring! Teri

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  7. T, such a great post.

    Holly, great post too:)

    Well, I'm assuming I'm your oldest reader?! All I can say, I definitely feel I've aged in the past 2-3 years. There is something that changed for me after hitting 45. More lines, more puffiness around the eyes.. skin..

    I do find it difficult sometimes but then I have this inner voice that just embraces all this stuff and accepts this is the ageing process.

    I think hydrating, taking care of skin, eating well, doing exercise or sport, some yoga or pilates helps this process. Of course, having good bone structure and a good figure help but I bet they also work hard at it.

    So, as my mantra is to age gracefully I'll invite you on my journey:)

    My icons are same as Annie's plus Judi Dench. I saw her recently in a restaurant and boy at 77 she looks incredible. BTW, saw Joanna Lumley who also looks great. Joan Collins rocks. Saw her a few years ago.

    Helen Mirren. Have a look at this. She was 62 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1035510/Helen-Mirren-bikini-queen-reigns-supreme-63.html

    Happy Easter x

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  8. T, such a great post.

    Holly, great post too:)

    Well, I'm assuming I'm your oldest reader?! All I can say, I definitely feel I've aged in the past 2-3 years. There is something that changed for me after hitting 45. More lines, more puffiness around the eyes.. skin..

    I do find it difficult sometimes but then I have this inner voice that just embraces all this stuff and accepts this is the ageing process.

    I think hydrating, taking care of skin, eating well, doing exercise or sport, some yoga or pilates helps this process. Of course, having good bone structure and a good figure help but I bet they also work hard at it.

    So, as my mantra is to age gracefully I'll invite you on my journey:)

    My icons are same as Annie's plus Judi Dench. I saw her recently in a restaurant and boy at 77 she looks incredible. BTW, saw Joanna Lumley who also looks great. Joan Collins rocks. Saw her a few years ago.

    Helen Mirren. Have a look at this. She was 62 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1035510/Helen-Mirren-bikini-queen-reigns-supreme-63.html

    Happy Easter x

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  9. hello, t! i am 47 and letting my hair go gray naturally. it feels funny, but i like it. it reminds me that time is going by, and it's precious. to live and enjoy each moment and each day, no matter how ordinary.

    linda rodin is beautiful. thank you for the introduction.

    joy and happy weekend!

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  10. Hi everyone! So glad everyone enjoyed this post and found Linda Rodin as inspiring as I did. Silly of me to just assume that everyone had heard of Rodin. The two most popular products in Rodin's line are the hair oil which makes your hair shiny and cures frizz and face oil which leaves your skin supple and glowing. I would never dare put oil on my face, but Rodin swears it's non-greasy.

    @ERIN - Your mom sounds so awesome! Show her Rodin's picture, it may convince to go gray.

    @HOLLY - So glad you found this post inspiring. Thank you so much for tweeting it. ;) I will check out the post. Thank you for the link. Hee-hee, I use to have a little patch of white that I could hide, now my grays are just all over the place.

    @ANNIE - Helen Mirren is another great ageless beauty.

    @SAM - Glad I could be of service. ;) Rodin's apartment in New York is eclectic and has that well-traveled look.

    @CHI - Perfectly and eloquently said, Chi! Oh, I like being good for the soul...Thank you!

    @TERI - She is really inspiring. When I Googled Rodin's name so many interesting interviews came up...I want to take the time to read them all.

    @TINA - Nope, Noreen beat you by two years. ;) Happy to be along on your journey. Ah, yes, Judi Dench is another good one. And, Helen Mirren in that bikini is rockin' it!

    @NOREEN - There is beauty in growing gray and it's a great point you make about embracing the passing of time. I know what keeps you young: Running!

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  11. T, inspiring post! Linda is beatiful and her glow is divine. At 36, i see more grey hairs sprouting amongst my browns... i can only hope that i can embrace ageing and age gracefully.

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  12. Beautiful! I can only hope to look this gorgeous at 50! All about how you rock it!

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  13. She does look amazing! Wishing for graceful aging as well ... hope my Meaningful Beauty products that I plaster every night work (hahaha).

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  14. Wowzer. If i look like her i'll be a very happy lady!

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  15. hello t, i just spent some time reading about her, and it was interesting. i'd try some of her face oil if they sold it in ohio. also, did you know she gets gray color on that hair? i'm going to get some ombre - yes, me. we'll see what happens. joy to you!

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