This Saturday is going to be a GREAT day! Not only because it’s my birthday (woohoo!) but it’s also when the Harmony of Hope Foundation is hosting its Hair4Harmony 5k Run/Walk!
The event will start June 10 at 9:00 AM and benefit the Harmony of Hope Foundation, Inc., a Non-Profit 501 c(3) organization that raises awareness of children suffering from hair loss caused by cancer, alopecia, chemotherapy, and other serious illnesses. They also strive to encourage, empower and support families and loved ones thru this time in their life by providing free wigs, hats, wig care and support FREE of charge up to the age of 21. They are the only Non-Profit in the US that supports all hair loss and can support up to the age of 24 if the child is a full-time student!
When you sign up for the race, 100% of your Registration fee will be donated to this non-profit organization! Not many races can say that!
I’ve attended several Harmony of Hope events, and met many of the people — of all ages — who have been positively affected by this unique organization, so I always love supporting what they do.
The walk/run will be held at Armco Park in Lebanon. Early registration fees are $25 and $30 after June 6 (eek! That’s tomorrow, so hurry!!) Click here to RSVP!
Three epic fashion shows. Three local designers. TONS of local businesses with pop-up shops. All in a lush, perfect-for-summertime location. All for a great cause.
That’s what you’ll get at this year’s Cincinnati Fashion Night! Details, RSVP info and sponsors are all listed below. Hope you can make it, and I’ll see you there dressed to impress! 🙂
Cincinnati Fashion Night
WHEN: Friday, July 28, 6-9pm
WHERE: Krohn Conservatory 1501 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202
ENJOY: Three-part fashion show series of local designers, cocktail demos by Molly Wellmann, drinks & light bites, and shopping with a variety of local businesses & pop-ups.
$20 general admission ticket includes: swag bag, refreshments, and standing room for fashion show.
$30 VIP ticket includes: swag bag, refreshments, fashion show seat, and chance to win 2 Ultimate Air Shuttle tickets.
All event fundraising proceeds benefit The Friends of Krohn
Thanks to my intern Kelly for attending the Aviatra Accelerators event and doing this interview with Jackie Neville of Your Stylist, LLC!
Innovation and girl power- an unstoppable combination! Flight Night hosted by Aviatra Accelerators was a celebration of 5 local women pursuing their entrepreneurial passions.
The evening began with casual cocktail conversation, mingling, and an amazing food spread at the New Riff Distillery. The sun was shining through the opened garage doors that led to a third floor patio furnished with chic black settees complete with panoramic views of the Queen City and her surroundings.
Kicking off the event was an alumna of the previous program speaking about her experience and the success that Bad Girl Ventures helped her to achieve. Afterwards, Cincinnati’s favorite mixologist, Molly Wellman, shared her story of following her passions and not compromising her visions or values while creating her business which ultimately led to her very successful career as a female entrepreneur.
“My advice for the winner is to stick to your guns. Really make whatever you are pursuing all yours. Be unique! The public wants something new, and that is what you can bring to the table,” says Wellman. As I was listening to the five finalists pitching their businesses, I realized that this was the commonality between all of the unique endeavors: all of these women were seeking to put themselves into what they were doing. They were dissatisfied with the status quo and set out to make the world a better place through their services.
Whether it was making healthy, organic, sustainable food available to all or empowering professional black women; putting dog owner’s minds to rest because they know their fur babies are being properly cared for or fostering confidence physically and mentally through personalized fitness classes- these women were vying for change.
Jackie Neville, CEO of Your Stylist, LLC, is a personal shopper focused on empowering women by making them look and feel their best. “The best part of this experience is learning what I am truly capable of on my own. I left a 22 year career to start Your Stylist, LLC–and it’s working!! It feels pretty incredible to create something that not only changed my life but also changes women’s lives by making them feel amazing through their wardrobes!” says Neville.
“What I take away from this LAUNCH class is the value of making connections and building my network of women supporting other women. There needs to be more of that and I am a big believer in women working with each other, not against each other,” says Neville.
Although she did not win the grand prize, Neville was awarded free business consultation. “Aviatra places importance on staying connected even after we complete the program. So I plan on attending future networking events of theirs, and hopefully coming back as a presenter to future Aviatra participants encouraging them to follow their passion in life.”
To learn more about Aviatra Accelerators check out their website (built by a former graduate of Bad Girls Ventures) which will be up and running this summer. In the meantime, learn more about what they are doing in and for the community at their Facebook page. You can learn more about Jackie at https://www.yourstylistjackie.com/.
Our annual Women’s Health Expo is fast-approaching (May 13!) and all the details about demo schedules, brunches, and sponsor pop-ups are all listed below! Hope to see you soon!
2017 Women’s Health Expo
When: Saturday, May 13, 10am-2pm
Where: The Phoenix, 812 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202; $2 parking in the adjacent Garfield Garage on 9th Street
Enjoy: Complimentary swag bags, healthy treats, interactive demonstrations, screenings, mini-massages, fashion show, fun photobooth, shopping at various pop-up boutiques, and learning about local health experts and services! Plus, one lucky attendee will win a $1,000 spa+jewelry prize pack!
I want to give a big shout out to my awesome intern Juliana, who wrote this blog about Miami University Fashion Week!
Monday, April 3, marked the kick off of Miami University Fashion Week hosted by Miami University Fashion and Design, a student run organization with over 200 members.
With an entire week dedicated to fashion, fun and free merchandise, students on campus look forward to seeing what MUF&D has planned each day. The nice weather allowed promo day to be an outdoor event. A table covered with delicious cookies (yes, there were ones shaped like shoes), laptop stickers and phone pockets grabbed the attention of those passing by.
If free cookies weren’t enough to make people stop, the excitement that filled the air as members gathered in MUF&D attire and shouted upcoming fashion show details sure did the trick. Metallic “M,” “U,” “F,” and “W” balloons danced in the wind along to the tunes that were being played. Not only was this eye catching, but also made for fantastic photo ops!
MUFW leads up to the most anticipated event of the year: MUF&D’s Annual Fashion Show! Since being founded in 2006, the fashion show has continued to grow each year. While celebrating their 10th year anniversary, the organization hit their record high of nearly 1,000 attendees at the show last year!
Tickets are now on sale for their biggest show yet. Click here to enjoy a night at Miami University Fashion and Design’s 11th Annual Fashion Show, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. held at Millett Hall.
Athleta is so excited for our upcoming Friends & Family weekend on 3/9-3/13! We have a limited amount of 25% off coupons to give out for that weekend and we want to give some to you!
First, reserve your Friends and Family coupon on eventbrite! Then come on in and shop with us from 3/9-3/13! At the counter let them know you are here for Friends and Family weekend to get your 25% off coupon!
Questions? 513 745 9641
*some exclusions apply. See store associate for details*
This Friday is our big Eco-Chic Fashion Show! This year, it’s taking place at one of the most GORGEOUS venues in the city — ADC. Plus, it benefits a really special organization that helps local women start a new life with the clothes just taking up space in your closet! Hope you can make it! Details below!
I’m so excited! One of my favorite events of the year is almost here! I created the Night in White event with a friend of mine, Stephen Smith, several years ago after his first grandson passed away after only 8 days and 1 hour. The care his family received during this time from their nurses was out of this world, so they wanted to give back to them each year in the little boy’s honor so they created the 8 Days 1 Hour Foundation. It’s a scholarship through Good Sam that helps fund schooling for a nursing student in need. It’s through this event that the foundation can select a new recipient each year! Our presenting sponsor, Krombholz Jeweler always creates a special necklace with a custom medallion featuring the grandson’s footprints… it’s pretty special. I’m really looking forward to meeting this year’s scholarship recipient, and honoring her at the event! Plus, we always have the best silent auction and pop-up shops at this event! It’s going to take place at the Backstage Event Center, which is a fab new venue above Nicolson’s downtown, right across from the Aronoff! And the fashion show sponsor is GKM Designs which is a SUPER chic local designer known for her beautiful colors, luxurious fabrics and fabulous embellishments! It’s a definite DO NOT MISS EVENT! Hope to see you there! Details below!
While the East Side of Cincinnati is hoppin’ with women’s fashion boutiques, there’s only one – LouLou’s Boutique – on the West Side of town (that I know of). So, as a proud West Sider, I had to partner up with them for an event to show them (and an important local cause) some love! The event benefits Cancer Free Kids, as a portion of all sales goes to them. So, I hope you’ll be able to find some time to make it over on Saturday morning, enjoy some mimosas with us, and shop for a great cause! More details below!
One of my favorite events of the year is almost here! (poet and didn’t know it) 😉 Make sure you’re RSVP’ed because it’s a SUPER fun event filled with fashion, fun, sips, light bites, great music and TONS of shopping! Details, sponsors and RSVP info below!
2017 Lady in Red
A fashionable fundraiser for the American Heart Association