The Fierce 50 ~ Meet Carol

The Fierce 50 Campaign – Meet Carol Parker Walsh!

As we previously mentioned, Fashion Trends and Friends is PROUD to be participating in the first annual #Fierce50 campaign! The Fierce 50 are woman bloggers in their 50s have joined together to collaborate, and support each other today on the 50th day of the year – February 19th.   The intent of the campaign to is to show the world who we are and that the 50 we are experiencing is not the 50 we saw when we were growing up. It’s a powerful time in a woman’s life. It’s an amazing time of personal freedom, empowerment and strength. The Fierce 50 intend to wake up brands and designers and let them know that we are women with capital in our pockets. We deserve their attention and respect. We also come together to support, encourage and lift each other up. We’re not just about fashion, no we are thinking much bigger!  We want to build a community of women that genuinely care about one another and want to change the world by working together for the greater good.  We invite you to join us in this mission!

Presenting Our Blog Partner:  Dr. Carol Parker Walsh

The #Fierce50 campaign partnered Fashion Trends and Friends with Dr. Carol Parker Walsh.  It is our honor to introduce you to this powerhouse of a woman!  Carol is the Founder of Evolve Image Consulting, LLC.  When we first began investigating who our partner really was by pursuing her blog and social media, we immediately got that sense that Carol is a fun, positive, energetic uplifter all about empowering other woman and bringing about the best in each woman through fashion.  We knew right away that this partnership was a perfect match! Who doesn’t want to look and feel amazing, which is part of FTF’s mission!


Carol’s Expertise:

  • The Doctor is In:  Carol has a master’s degree in organizational communication and behavior and a PhD in human development and social psychology with a focus on identity development, self-esteem & self-worth, and the social influences & determinants on the health and well-being of women.
  • Certified and Trained: Carol is a certified organizational consultant, image consultant and color analyst which means she’s had excessive training and passed exams to prove her knowledge. She is the President of the Association of Image Consultants International, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter and a certified and licensed facilitator in Fashion Feng Shui®, the only one in the Pacific Northwest and one of 20 in the U.S. These are key if you’re looking to work with a professional.
  • Years of Experience: Carol has over 10 years experience in the fashion industry and five additional years as a jewelry retailer and brand ambassador. She has 25 years experience in executive level leadership. In her career, she has been a practicing attorney, management & organizational consultant, leadership coach & trainer, graduate & doctoral level professor, director of two academic programs, associate dean, and successfully ran a 6-figure entrepreneurial consulting practice.
  • Featured and Published: Carol is proud to be a #1 best-selling author, to write a monthly column for the Vancouver Business Journal entitled “Dress Code” and be the local image/style expert for The Oregonian.  She’s a regular contributor on ABC/KATU2 AMNW Morning Show, and has been featured on other morning shows, popular blogs, journals, and magazines; and has been the keynote or featured speaker for a variety of organizations nationally and around the world. She’s been seen on:

Carol’s Services:

Fashion Trends and Friends loves Carol’s “Virtual Wardrobe Consultant Service.”  She so aptly points out that most of us only wear 20% of what is in our closet!  So true!  Carol has a service called Wardrobe Consultant that will help you to identify and gain clarity on your authentic style, your goals & intentions and will show you how to align your wardrobe accordingly.  Sign me up!  Her clients have called her a gifted and intelligent stylist!


Carol’s Personal Side:

On a personal note Carol is a wife and mom of 2 fabulous kiddos, shoes and accessories are her favorite things.  She believes leopard print is a neutral.  She knows how to make you look fabulous!   She loves to laugh, have fun and is a hugger!  She has two dogs and being stylishly comfortable is a thing to her.  She is also a classically trained mezzo-soprano, has traveled to 11 countries.  On top of all that she was awarded the Iris Woman of Achievement Award in 2009 for her service and contribution to her community, the Villager Award in 2016 for empowering and uplifting others.  We loved getting to know Carol Walsh Parker and highly recommend you get to know her too!  Check her out at Evolving Your Image .


Find Out More About Carol:



Find Out More About the Fierce 50 Campaign 

Click here to see an archive where you will find each of the women that are participating in The Fierce 50 along with their blog posts.    To learn more about this campaign read this article by Hannah Storm.


As part of this celebration a give away is taking place on Instagram starting 7 PM PST today, February 19, 2017. To enter go to @fashiontandf

Thank you to our sponsors!

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