The Legend of Sylvia

We’ve got a dear family friend whom we’ll call “Sylvia.”  We’ll call her Sylvia because, well… that’s her name. =D

Sylvia is and has always been the representation of perfect Cuban womanhood to me.  I’ve known Sylvia since I was a little Cuban girl and I have always marveled at how she manages to be consistently put together. [sigh]

She is always dressed impeccably, no matter the occasion. She has a sixth sense about how to add or subtract accessories to complement any outfit.  She can mix gold and silver jewelry without batting a perfectly lined eye.

I’ve never seen Sylvia with a hair out of place or a chipped nail.  I’ll bet she doesn’t even OWN chancletas. (Heaven forbid!) And she occasionally wears gold shoes. Gold! She  has managed to age beautifully and gracefully.

Sylvia is timeless, legendary. Her name is synonymous with Cuban femininity and perfection.

She is perfectly feminine, perfectly funny, perfectly manicured and perfectly Cuban. [sigh]
Sylvia is my inspiration when I’m wanting to be all those things (I usually fail miserably, but that’s not important right now).  So, in my quest for Sylvia-hood, I got myself some gold heels.

gold-shoes

Me: “I just got a pedicure and I’m wearing my gold heels.”
My daughter, Amy (without missing a beat): “Ah! that is sooo Sylvia.” =D

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By Marta on May 17, 2009 · Posted in featured, random posts, the habla habla

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Sassa says:

Thanks for bringing back such fond and loving memories of my dear Cuban friend, Alex! She was just like Silvia, always perfect in appearance, trato y manera de ser. I miss her so much, but I also try each day to live up to her wonderfully high standards. . . in some small way. Te echo mucho de menos, amiga Alex!!!

Posted on May 22nd, 2009

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