Today is the launch of the " The Fierce 50" annual campaign! I am so excited to be part of this awesome project, celebrating women who are in the second act of life: 50 years old and beyond.
50 women have come together to celebrate and support each other in life and in their blogging journey. A link to all the fabulous blogs participating can be found here. Catherine of CatherineGraceO is the mastermind of this project and we are all so grateful she invited all of us to join!
I am so honored to be included! Each of the fifty women were paired with a blog buddy to feature on their blog on the 50th day of the year- today! I am blessed to connect with so many talented and powerful women, changing the paradigm of how females over 50 are viewed in society. So with no farther adieu,
Meet Eugenia! The fabulous lady of the blog The Age of Grace! She is 61 years old, can you believe it?!? Wow I think sixty is the new 40! She is absolutely gorgeous and is aging gracefully for sure. I hope I look as great as her when 61 rolls around in the next decade!
Other topics you can follow on the Age of Grace Blog are:
Health Awareness as it pertains to women's health
Warding off diseases that plague women of a certain age
Eugenia is also a huge fan of staying fit and in shape. Bike riding, walking, and taking a weighted hula hoop for a whirl, are her favorite ways to keep active. Walking is a great way to enjoy the beauty outdoors and refresh your soul.
If you've never heard of a Fit Bit, check it out. Eugenia recommends one to remind you to keep moving and keep track of your goals.
Eugenia's style is classic and feminine. I am sure she lights up a room with her stylish class and beautiful spirit! That is what is so exciting about this project is connecting with like minded women who are passionate about changing the world around them! I think there are plans in the works for in person meet ups, so I hope to connect face to face with her one day soon!
This mother of two, just celebrated her 32nd anniversary in September of last year. She was raised in Philadelphia, PA but has lived most of her married life in Central PA. Congratulations on this awesome milestone!
She is definitely looking Vogue in her gorgeous dress, and blending in with the iconic scene just perfectly. This trip took place in November 2016: Next on the agenda for the lady of Grace, is to visit the Napa Valley in June- lucky girl! I have been there once, breathtaking scenery all around.
I am still in awe that Eugenia is 61, she is beautiful and ageless in all these photos! I also wanted to get know her more, so I sent over several interview questions. I know you will enjoy learning more about this east coast diva!
1) When did you start your blog:
I started my blog, January 2013.
2) What inspired you to start one?
I started my blog because at the time, my daughter, Channing was unemployed after graduating from college. I watched her start her blog talking about her desire to write about fashion and live in NYC. At the time, I saw a void in the voice for the over the 50 women aging gracefully while being fashionable.
3) What has been the most rewarding part of blogging.
I’ve had a few paid posts and many requests to write about products or services. Also, the opportunity to participate in the Fierce 50 Campaign and meet you and other like minded over the age of 50 women.
4)Tell me a little more about your two kids:
My daughter, Channing is the oldest. She is a fashion journalist living and working in New York City. My son, Tyler is very low key like his dad and not at all involved in social media. He lives here in Central Pennsylvania.
5) Where is your all time favorite placed you've traveled to and why?
My all time favorite place to travel is Paris. I’ve traveled there twice and hope to go again this year. I love traveling to Paris because of the history, art, and fashion.
6) Share your secrets for staying ageless at 61:
I’m blessed with the young gene and I have oily skin. More importantly, I have a strict skin care regiment. I get a monthly professional facial along with at-home facials I give myself in between professional visits. I don’t leave home without SPF on my face, hands and neck. I love all the anti-aging creams for eyes, hands and neck.
Eating: I mostly eat chicken and fish. I make a green smoothie most mornings. I juice fresh vegetables and eat lots of fruit and try to drink eight ounces of water per day.
7)What are your plans or goals for your blog in the future:
I hope you've been inspired by Eugenia's story and the Fierce 50 project. If you are in the 2nd half of life: be encouraged, be fabulous, and don't be afraid to make your mark! This age group refuses to be left out of the conversation when it comes to fashion, beauty and body positivity.My dream goal is to partner with a fitness or health awareness company to help get the word out about encouraging women over the age of 50 to stay fit and healthy and fashionable.
For more uplifting stories and help with aging gracefully: Follow Eugenia on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest. If you would like to join the movement or learn more about #theFierce50 campaign, check us out on Thrive Global.
With the digital age taking the world by storm, 50 is not the 50 we grew up with. Never has there been a better time to tell your story. Thank you Eugenia for collaborating with me on your story! It was a pleasure to share your journey, find a new friend, and be connected for this collaboration.
We also have another fierce fifty gal sharing her talents with us for this campaign! Beth of Beth Briggs Illustrations started her illustrating career at the age of 50 and her work is amazing! Check her out on Instagram , there you will find a link to her Etsy site! Thank you Beth and thanks to my blog buddy Eugenia for surprising me with the 2nd illustration of us two!
We would also like to say our thanks and appreciation to the sponsors of this project:
- Onzie www.onzie.com @onzie
- Madison Reed www.madison-reed.com @madisonreedllb
- HSI Professional www.hsiprofessional.com @hsiprofessional
- Awe Inspired www.aweinspired.com @aweinspired_
The women of #thefierce50
Stay Stylish & Fabulous,