Most Fabulous Women Over 40

In December, I attended a fashion show at the Kitchener City Hall. I entered a contest by filling out an application form and having my picture taken.

A few days after New Year, I received a phone call to inform me that I am one of the ten finalists, and an email was sent to confirm and give the dates and details of the exciting events and activities to follow.

Three of the ten finalists

Three of the ten finalists

This made my day because I will share this adventure with other women over 40 with similar interests, and fulfill a dream of being in a fashion show. The Red Dress and Tie Gala is an annual event held at the prestigious Bingemans Conference Centre (part of the Total Woman Show) a fundraiser for St. Mary’s General Hospital and Regional Cardiac Care Centre. A great opportunity to create awareness about heart disease and support the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

The first event was the Meet and Greet at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, where I met with the other beautiful contestants. Each one shared her story with enthusiasm–clearly, this was much more than just looking pretty, everyone had a zest for life despite going through difficult situations.

They served us cocktails and appetizers. We had our “before” pictures taken and got measured for our fabulous gowns that we will model at the fashion show. The evening ended with several dance performances and then we all got to dance with the charming instructors!

Leading up to the Gala, will be more dance lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, runway training at GEMINI Models and a makeover at Capri Salon and Spa.

Being a dancer, I am looking forward to performing on the night of the Gala, Thursday, February 7th. It will feel like Dancing with the Stars! Rory is an excellent instructor and has choreographed a wonderful dance!

Maybe I’ll see you there!

❤️carmen

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Beauty is only skin deep, but health goes deep to the bones. Money can buy designer clothes, but it can’t buy health. https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/
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19 Responses to Most Fabulous Women Over 40

  1. Valerie Nunn says:

    Hello Carmen,
    I enjoy your line dancing class so much and also your blog! Please send me the names of some vegan/vegetarian restaurants in NYC that you recommend.

    Valerie

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    • carmen says:

      Here’s the list:

      Candle 79 (upscale upper east side)
      Food Fight (diner in Brooklyn)
      Blossom (upscale in Chelsea)
      Beyond Sushi (Chelsea Market)
      Pure Food and Wine (upscale in Flatiron district)
      Candle Café (upper west side)
      Peacefood Café (near Union Square)
      Sun in Bloom (Brooklyn)

      Anything “upscale” will require a reservation. I enjoyed every bite!! YUM!!
      They were all wonderful but if I could only choose one, it would be Peacefood Café

      Have a wonderful time!!

      ❤ carmen

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  2. Mary Gratton says:

    That’s fantastic Carmen! Have fun..great to see someone like you win this! May you be blessed as you continue to bless Him.

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  3. Congratulations! You all look amazing. It’s hard to believe you’re 61. You must be aging in reverse.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you, Jean!
      You’ve experienced modelling several times, it’s a first for me and I’m so glad to have a chance to walk the runway for my 61st birthday!

      You don’t look your age!! Always beautiful!! ❤

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  4. karen says:

    I think that is fabulous, congratulations!

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks, Karen!

      These are busy days and the big week is here! I still have to go for my fittings (three different outfits) and then, runway here I come – we don’t get to keep the dresses though 😦

      ❤ carmen

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  5. Bob says:

    You are already a winner by participating…looking forward to the evening and supporting the fund raiser.

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  6. carmen says:

    Note to my readers: Cathy Zehr is the winner of the 2012 Most Fabulous Women over 40.

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  7. Cathy Zehr says:

    Hi Carmen, You are right it will be a fun night and I am looking forward to meeting all 10 ladies at the Gala.

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    • carmen says:

      How exciting to hear from you, Cathy! You are amazing and an inspiration for women over 40! I am so looking forward to meeting you! I would honoured if you would be a guest on my blog. Just choose a photo and send your story!

      Thank you for stopping by!

      ❤ carmen

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  8. josepmbadia says:

    I’m sure it’ll be the best model of the night, or at least, who has more style. We hope to see your photos.

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  9. Congratulations! Sounds like so much fun. I can’t wait to see the photos!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you Suzanne!
      I’m enjoying practicing the dance we will be performing at the Gala! Lots to do in the next two weeks, including my make-over and getting fitted with a red gown for the runway!

      ❤ carmen

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  10. gracefully50 says:

    How wonderful! Congratulations!
    Can’t wait to hear more about it!

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