Fashion Trends and Friends and the Fierce 50 Weekend

FTF was so happy to participate in the first annual gathering of the Fierce 50 Revolution in Southern California.  It was a wonderful weekend getting to know so many fabulous women and sharing our love of fashion, new midlife discoveries, passions and making new friends.  Some of the women are local California girls like our leader, Catherine Grace O’Connell, and others traveled from as far as Germany like Heike Hutmacher.


The weekend kicked off with a launch party for the Cat and Kaehler  show on LA Talk Radio.  Pictured with Cat and Kaehler is Heike Hutmacher of Creates Uniques.   The party was held at the Redondo Beach Hotel.  


Also attending the party was Carol Parker Walsh of Evolving Your Image, which FTF featured for the start of the Fierce 50 Campaign in Feb. 


Next Up was Brunch and Jewelry at French Kande!

One of our Fierce 50 sisters is Kande Hall of French Kande graciously hosted us for brunch allowing us all to share our stories which allowed us to get to know one another better.  Kande also gifted all of us with one of her wonderful custom made bracelets.  This was truly a memorable event and highlight of the weekend.  Pictured below are some of our new best friends and Fierce 50 sisters, Anita Morris of Anita by Design, Shauna Robertson of Chicover50, and Barbi of Southern Blonde Chic.  We fell in  love with these girls!

Lights Camera Action – Photo Shoot in Hermosa Beach!

FTF did a little pre-gaming at the Shade Hotel before the Fierce 50 Photos shoot!

The photo shoot on the beach was a blast! A BIG shout out to Chico’s for gifting each of us a fabulously, fun beach hat and tote!

Shopping Party at Chico’s in Santa Monica!

One of the many events over the weekend was a brunch and a shopping party at Chico’s on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.  We had so much fun shopping with our fashionista sisters.  Here are some video clips of our experience and some styling tips!  Pictured below is Sarah!  She came to assist from the Santa Barbara store.  Sarah was simply amazing, patient, encouraging and full of great styling tips…the list could go on and on.  Don’t be afraid to engage with the stores sales staff as they know their inventory and more than that know how to create the perfect look for your body type!


Who doesn’t  love an on trend summer romper – check out Julie rocking the look! This romper needs a belt and some added bling.  Sarah is going to hook Julie up with the perfect belt.

I went to check out and saw this outfit on one of the most adorable Chico’s sales staff.  I went straight back into the fitting room.  Twining!  I love this outfit – SOLD!


No matter what the age Chico’s has something for everyone!  Lots of choice that flatter all body types. My FTF girls and I put a serious dent in our pocketbooks!  LOL   So many great finds we highly recommend you check out your local Chico’s store!

Pool Party Time at the Shade Hotel!

After all that activity, it was time to relax and chill at the Shade Hotel pool party.  Live DJ, food and fun in the sun was just what the doctor ordered before flying back home to Chicago!  The party was full of millennials, but we thought we fit right in…age is a state of mind and we’re still back in college where we met!  LOL

Thank you Catherine Grace O’Connell for putting together the first annual Fierce 50 Revolution event.  FTF can’t wait to see what happens next with this incredible group of women!

Good – Bye beautiful SoCal!



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