Born in Lisbon, Portugal, the daughter of Cape Verdean parents, Arlinda Norris is owner and head designer for R.Lynda. She comes from a family of dressmakers and seamstresses, learning her craft at a very early age (12) from her mom. Arlinda embraced the world of fashion and entertainment early on, beginning a commercial modeling career at 16 and dancing with some of Portugal’s most famous singers.
Arlinda’s line, R.Lynda is a distinct merge between the details of haute couture with the needs of modern women. It is simply, the best elements of couture. The couture look, but not the couture price! R.Lynda is feminine and romantic, yet sexy and bold. In designing her line, Arlinda uses delicate fabrics that show the woman’s shape. She caters to the femme that wants to impress, be unique and stand out, the femme that wants to be feminine and romantic, yet sexy and bold.