They say well-behaved women rarely make history. That’s exactly why the history-maker herself, Bad Girl Ventures (BGV) founder Candace Klein is hosting lingerie trunk show this Saturday.
BGV is a micro-lending organization serving Tri-State women daring and determined enough to launch the business of their dreams. Klein is partnering with two other local business owners Monika Rathnayake and Arlene Aranzamendez who founded MARA, a luxury lingerie line, for a lingerie trunk show June 25 from noon to 4 p.m. at La Silhouette in Madeira. Donations and a percentage of all sales will go to support BGV.
Since founding BGV in 2010, Klein has raised almost $280,000 in capital, funded 15 businesses, provided six full months of classes, and supported more than 100 women who have applied to go through the BGV process.
“It’s always been my passion to help other women,” Klein says. Rathnayake and Aranzamendez share Klein’s passion for empowering and inspiring women. And they’re doing so one undergarment at a time.
MARA, named after the founders’ initials, is headquartered in Cincinnati, its designers are based in Manila and the items are manufactured in Sri Lanka. Each piece is meticulously designed and developed from the finest laces, silks and satins from across the world.
The event will host a meet-and-greet session with MARA & BGV founders and loan recipients. Shop the collection while indulging in wine, appetizers and sweet treats from Chocolate Latour. You will also be able to enter for a chance to win fabulous raffle items at the trunk show.
La Silhouette Lingerie, also a woman-owned business, is located at 6914 Miami Avenue in the heart of Madeira. Click here to RSVP.