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Tomorrow’s Giveaway on Instagram is ‘Bow Legs’!

Bow Legs was taken in New Orleans, Louisiana, while I was on my Beauty and Wisdom road trip. As I traveled around the country taking photographs of women over 70 years old at their beauty parlor appointments, I had the pleasure of walking around and exploring the different places.  My stepdaughter Ruby, who was 22…

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ROBBIE KAYE – New Website, A Contest and More!

After many months of editing and designing I am proud and happy to present my new website. With the design expertise and finesse of Claudia Miro,of the Inspired Brand and her team, a beautiful, user friendly platform has been created to showcase my work and offer the viewer opportunities to Bring the Beauty Home, with an…

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Week #2 of the Robbie Kaye Give Away

Week # 2 Here is today’s give away note card! To enter all you have to do is follow me on Instagram (@robbiekaye) and leave a comment by 9 PM PST tonight and if you want to share the free beauty, tag a friend so they can get in on the love too. Notecards will…

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Will I ever look that cool again?

Ok, so here’s a random “musing.”  And even though deep down I know the answer to this question, I felt the need to write about this pondering thought after looking at the models and dresses in a Free People ad I just received via email. At a time in my life when I feel more free…

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People Will Talk!

People will talk!  And we certainly hope so. There’s so much to say, so much to share so I hope you are getting ready to share your experiences, your stories, your wisdom as we create a new and more beautiful than before platform for you!  This year we’re breaking molds, getting uncomfortably out there, going…

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News & Excitement!

Please stay tuned! I am so excited! We are constructing a new website, and reconstructing our blog! We’re going to have videos, resources, photography, guest posts and oh so much more! Beauty and Wisdom is expanding!!!!

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Peggy, beautiful and wise then, beautiful and wise now.

One of the things I love about my work is that it connects me with other people and their stories and memories of their grandmothers, mothers, friends, aunts and whoever has touched their lives. I had the pleasure of meeting Peter through one of the recently published articles about Beauty and Wisdom and offered to…

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83 and flying high!!!

This is my very good friend’s mom, Aliene, 83 who just did a bungy jump in Oregon.   EIGHTY-THREE!!!! Now that’s amazing and so is she.  Kudos Aliene!  Thank you for being a wonderful inspiration.   Obviously , we all don’t have to bungy jump to be brave. However, Aliene definitely reminds us that bravery and courage…

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Small Manageable Steps

Wow, it’s been 4 months since I’ve blogged or journaled. Too many people are telling me about their journaling and I take that as a sign to get back on track and do it myself. (By the way, why doesn’t my computer register the words journaling and journaled??)  I really like journaling and also blogging, but…

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Wisdom and Humility

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” ~William Faulkner   I just got back from a hot yoga class. I have not done yoga steadily since we moved in July. Needless to say, I am…

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Beauty and Wisdom, The Last Generation

After four years of photographing and interviewing women in beauty parlors all over the country, the book of Beauty and Wisdom was released on Amazon.com at the end of this past year.   The reception has been wonderful and while I had hoped and expected women to relate to it I have experienced a surprisingly overwhelming…

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The Granny Club

My good friend Karen recently bought my Beauty and Wisdom book for her granddaughter for Christmas and I was so touched I wanted to share her story.  Here is the email she sent me. Karen and Mini I want to give one to my granddaughter.  We have a thing about what we call “The Granny…

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The Journey Continues

Thanksgiving comes at a perfect time for me this year. Though there have been challenges and losses, which are part of life too, there have been many amazing miracles that I have experienced.  So much growth, connection and love and for that, I am eternally grateful. It’s so easy to get caught up in the…

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The Most Beautiful Poem about Beauty and Wisdom

My face catches the wind from the snow line and flushes with a flush that will never wholly settle. Well, that was a metropolitan vanity, wanting to look young forever, to pass. I was never a pre-Raphaelite beauty and only pretty enough to be seen with a man who wanted to be seen with a…

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Love, Loss, Learning and 70

I get now what Billy Joel meant when he sang, “Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes.”  However, I don’t think we’re ever prepared to say good-bye… so often, as it seems to be the case lately. Ever since my stepmother passed away only a month and a half ago, I have been hearing…

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Interview with Senior Planet – Aging with Attitude

Beauty and Wisdom: Talking to Photographer Robbie Kaye Print This Linda Abbit, 08/21/2013, 10:39am 0 Comments One day in 2009, Photojournalist Robbie Kaye walked into The Cut, a beauty parlor in Los Angeles, planning to shoot photos for a whimsical and funny book about older ladies getting their hair done. But something about the patrons grabbed Kaye’s…

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Cracked Reflection, The Series

More on this Iphone series… I have been thinking about what “Cracked Reflection” means to me.  This morning I woke up and decided it was time to write about it.  I took a photograph of my husband and I in the ‘cracked mirror’ last night as this series is coming to a close because we…

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