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Fashion Forward 580 Tammy-Swales-Studio-2011-05 (2)A mother of three beautiful daughters, Joan hails from the Finger Lakes area. A true “Rochesterian” for 35 years, Joan has come from in front of the camera lens to behind the scenes and has been painting Upstate N.Y. woman more beautiful for more than a decade. Working for NYC-industry giant Trish McEvoy Cosmetics, Joan has become a sought-after makeup artist in the region over the past 18 years. Her accomplishments have always focused on female-based retail, marketing and event planning careers; however, Joan’s real passion for empowering women is defined through her makeup brush and her one-face-at-a-time makeup lesson. With her blog “Beauty Buzz,” Joan will provide life-enhancing solutions for readers through her collection of beauty tips and experiences.

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July 30th, 2015

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When did that Happen???

Last weekend was jammed packed with Family & Friend activities and this upcoming weekend appears to be equally full of similar gatherings and celebrations…
What I want to know is how and when did it happen that I became one of the “OLD” people in the group…

Family Reunions…Baby Reveals…Baby Showers…Weddings…Softball Tournaments~OH MY!!!
baby hand images
I realized that the time has come to admit ~ This Fashionista is starting to show her age!  I don’t necessarily feel like it “most” days, but life apparently just places you where you belong without you even realizing it!  I should have gotten the hint when I got a New Hip for my 50th Birthday…
grandma was here
SHORT STORY: Baby Shower
Of the 25 people at this lovely, happy gathering I was one of the 5 “GRANDMOTHERS-TO-BE” in the group, there were 4 newborns being breatfeed throughout the celebration and 5 babies “brewing”  there I was trying to figure out why the Potty Chair Gift that was just unwrapped played music when said liquid is deposited (I use to sing with my kids and shout with joy when this happened) and when did they create a cup with wings so the baby shampoo didn’t get in their eyes, I just used my hand and…UGH, I have lots to learn!
baby tutu
What I did acknowledge was that Baby Clothing (Girls) are still as cute and perhaps a bit more functional, this particular lucky little Fashionista will have plenty of options in her closet!

Life’s more fun in a tutu…Live life with Panache!!!

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