There are 2 schools of thought about visualizing something that you want very badly in your life. One is, that if you conjure up too grandiose a picture of what you would like to see happen in your life, you are sure to be disappointed. The official AgingButDangerous philosophy is that if you put your most magnificent vision into the universe, and it comes from a place of passion and faith, that it will happen exactly as your mind has seen it, or even better. Opening yourself up to accept magnificence is an essential part of this entire drill. Add a little hard work to that formula and it is failsafe.
On April 22, 2010 our most extreme vision became reality. Right before our eyes, over 500 women, (and a few men), engaged in an evening of pure joy and energy—it was magical for all. From the moment the AgingButDangerous Modeling Squad stepped onto the runway, the audience engaged and somehow they became one. Dispelling The Myths of Age and Fashion, touched many–some profoundly. One of our ABD community said that she couldn’t stop smiling when she left the event. She said, “I left the show knowing that I could still look and feel sexy, even at my age. You have given me an entirely new perspective of how I should be looking at myself”.
Many who came by themselves felt the palpable camaraderie in the room and established new friendships with former strangers; others brought old friends and commented, “we haven’t had so much fun in years”.
Walking through, sitting in and trying on the Porsche and Audi convertibles that sat on the patio of the pavilion set the stage for what was on our agenda. Let your hair down and feel life, was our consistant message. One sassy, 70+ year old was going to take her husband to look at the bright yellow, pre-owned, and reasonably priced Porsche Boxster at Carousel Motors the following day. She could barely contain her excitement. (We hope she is behind the wheel right now.)
Then as you walked in the door to the brightly colored, candle lit, Haitian themed room you immediately heard the sounds of Marion Robinson IV and his mellow, sensual, and penetrating jazz renditions. Butlers passed wine and hors d’oeuvres filtered through the venue as guests shopped at the faux Haitian village, purchasing Vespa motor scooters, fabulous jewelry from FarahBean, bags from Drive By (Bitchin’) Bags and unique treasures like plantable confetti from Suka-Rama. Whether you were consulting with our wellness doctor, Barbro Brost, DC, from The Brost Clinic, participating in Jon Charles’ Blow Dry Boot Camp’ or signing up to join AgingButDangeorus.com on our November, 2010 trip to Peru with AAA Women’s Travel Club, everyone seemed to be having a blast.
When Sheila Raye Charles belted out her first song, to signal the start of the show, you better believe people wanted to take their seats and be thoroughly entertained. We love it when Sheila does the imitation of her sun glass attired Dad, and his uniquely Ray Charles movements, it’s almost scary how well she can channel his energy. She rocked the house.
Then it was time for the models, who only three short months earlier had answered a Casting Call that said, “if you have always dreamed of being a model, but could never find the courage….it’s not to late….this is your chance.” In January AgingButDangerous put together a group of inexperienced women to represent the ABD philosophy to others, and represent us they did. WOW—we are still talking about how 16 women, who in most cases walked more like construction workers than models, could, through their freshly learned skills bring 500 women to near frenzy. Amazing!
Our magical evening is now a beautiful memory for all who attended. Our vision became reality because we TRULY believed it would happen—and it did—we have 500 witnesses. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chBZ3G8uZ8U