Jun 29, 2020 | By: Brenda Jankowski - Newtown PA Portrait Artist
Fabulous 50+ project | No. 1 | Meet Connie
I’m so thrilled to present our first Fabulous 50 participant!
Connie is not letting “going grey and collecting social security” get her down. She doesn’t like the idea of retiring, (in the traditional sense of going from doing a lot to doing nothing), so she is tackling it head on by getting out of her comfort zone with this Fabulous 50 project.
Now 62, Connie is a retired music and (fun fact!) sang opera! How many opera singers have you met?
Connie is taking her advice to her younger self to enjoy life do more, be more adventuresome, and trying new things. She loves to travel
This photo session was all about her. Connie was pampered with professional hair and makeup and wardrobe styling before capturing these gorgeous photos of her. Initially, she signed up because “her daughter thought it would be good for her”, once we chatted she was all in!
Are you a fabulous woman over 50? I invite you to participate in the 50 over 50 Project.
This is your time to be seen, be heard and be celebrated!
How is your week going? It's 4th of July…does that blow your mind?
It does mine!
While not necessarily mind blowing, these articles I’m sharing this week helped me see things from different perspectives; I hope they do the same for you:
Don’t forget to take a few minutes FOR YOU!
While many brands have issued Instagram statements, pledged to evaluate their own companies, and shared educational resources, there is much more work yet to be done. Large companies have put long-term diversity and inclusion strategies in place.
Most small brands cannot afford to give massive sums all at once, especially if their businesses have been impacted by COVID-19. But they haven’t wasted time figuring out clever, creative ways to engage their communities and divert necessary funds to organizations fighting racial injustice.
Six ways designers are giving back, from donating 100% of proceeds for a limited time to creating brand-new products.
Transformation doesn't happen overnight - it is the result of persistent, conscious and consistent action over a period of time. There is no one simple solution to achieving success. Success is more the cumulative result of a huge number of conscious actions and behaviors.
"We've really felt that somehow we had to be on all the time in order to be able to get everything done, and FOMO - the fear of missing out - was dominating so many lives. So this is an opportunity to actually pause and ask ourselves some questions like what really matters, what is essential, what do we value."
"But for humans, downtime is not a bug, it's a feature. We all need it in order to be our most creative, our most productive and our most empathetic."
In light of an increase in domestic and gender-based violence due to the pandemic, “Signal for Help,” is a one-handed gesture that can be used on a video call or in person to communicate the need for help.
On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by a partner in the United States, 12 million men and women over the course of a year. In the last two months, these cases have increased significantly.
Join me for a one-of-a-kind experience. Enjoy professional makeup & hair styling, fashion from our wardrobe, your own luxurious magazine-style photo shoot, to be featured in a gallery exhibition and celebration.