Our Start-Ups & Stilettos event is coming up on Sep. 11 and I’m getting SO excited for it! First off, we’ll have a TON of prizes for it! From jewelry and shopping excursions at local boutiques to spa packages and Bengals memorabilia… we’ll have $3,000+ in raffle prizes up for grabs.
ALL proceeds from the tickets sold and the raffles go to Purposeful Painting, which is a locally launched 501c3 non-profit organization that helps women with jobs get on their feet again. I love it because it helps the “in between” women — the ones who ARE working, not on public assistance, but are in need of funds to get through a difficult time, whether it’s medical expenses, fixing a car, or any other unexpected financial blow. And the funds are raised in a fun way — local artists collectively create pieces and classes. The pieces are then sold to raise funds for the endowments. Pretty cool, huh?
I recently just bought one of the pieces for our TV room and I love it because not only is it great art, but I know it also supported a great cause. And if anyone complements us on it, I have a great story to tell!
As for the fashions in the show — this is going to be an AWESOME fashion show! Since it’s a woman-in-business themed event, all the models in the show are local female business owners! And they’ll be outfitted in the place that’s become my new obsession, Clothes Mentor (click here to see my review and some of my fab finds!). It’s like Plato’s Closet for the professional woman — you MUST check it out! And in case you haven’t yet, they’ll be offering a sneak peek of the store with a pop-up shop at our event, and a portion of all their sales are going to Purposeful Painting!
More details about the event below. Hope to see you there!
Start-ups & Stilettos
When: Friday, September 11, 6-9pm
Where: PNC Bank 5th St location – 201 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Enjoy: Networking, refreshments, shopping, interactive “co-creation” art stations, photo booth, fashion show featuring local women-owned business owners, and more than $3,000 in prizes (including prize for the best stilettos, selected by our panel of Cincinnati-based style bloggers)!
Tickets: $10 – includes swag bag, 2 drink tickets, and 10 door prize entries. All proceeds benefitPurposeful Painting.
Hosted by: Bad Girl Ventures and Cincy Chic
Supporting Sponsors: PNC Bank, Cors & Bassett Attorneys at Law LLC, St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Fashion Show Sponsors: Clothes Mentor, The Wild Hare Salon
Booth Sponsors: Maui Whitening – West Chester, Allusions, Associates in Women’s Health,Scentsy with Amanda Johnson, Younique by Sheena Roustai, Stella & Dot with Katie McHugh& Lisa Riccardi, Perfectly Posh with Jaymie Pollak, Mary Kay with Emily Stalf, Thirty-One Gifts with Beth Merritt, Ideal Image Laser Hair Removal, It Works! by Shrink Wrap Me Skinny, Champion Windows, Tobey 1 Originals with Tami Seurkamp, GPHOMESTAY, Rodan & Fields with Courtney R. Schank, eSBe Designs Jewelry, Tyra Beauty, FranNet MidAmerica