by Ada Mbogu
Girls just want to have fun!
All kinds of women gathered around to enjoy the eclectic taste of music, delicious hors d’oeuvres and most importantly the hottest clothes, accessories, shoes and bare necessities to ring in the summer season with style.
Vendors such as Decollete Fashion Lounge, My Secret Treasures Boutique, Arbonne, It Works, Pure Romance and many others were in attendance to showcase how their products can help women look and feel fabulous.
My Secret Treasures Boutique owner, Shameeka Samuels, showcased an eclectic collection of handmade jewelry, clutches, and sunglasses. Starting in 2007, Samuels’ boutique has expanded to working with up and coming designers who evoke individuality and passion through their art.
Five year veteran and founder of Doray Unlimited shared her authentic talent for creating handbags, satchels and clutches. From her leopard print patterns to rich reds, gold and black, the handbags boasted elaborate designs that captivated the room.
Shoe designer and owner of Beleti New York, Athena Mennis showcased her exquisite arsenal of studded patent leather pumps, flats and belts that will make any woman feel like a boss. With clientele including music superstars Beyonce and Rihanna, along with plans to open up a new boutique in Soho, Mennis is well on her way to becoming the next Christian Louboutin of this generation.
Every woman knows that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Chloe and Isabel and Touchstone Crystal each showcased an impressive jewelry collection with bedazzled diamond earrings, necklaces, colorful bracelets and embellished rings.
But enough about fashion and jewelry! Let’s talk about what products are out there that can make women feel good about themselves and the skin they’re in.
If you want to shed those pounds quickly instead of going to the gym, It Works! may be the next product you want to try. It Works! representative Juanita Meares, showcased dietary supplements, detox methods and the body applicator, which essentially is a body wrapping method for shedding pounds.
“The body applicator has a 99% rate for effective weight loss,” said Scott, who showed pictures of past customer’s success stories of using the body applicator at the event.
What about flawless skin? Arbonne has got you covered. The vegan based brand contains a skincare and makeup line that uses natural products.
“All our products are completely natural with botanicals and nutrients. No mineral oil or animals were used (or tested) to create our products,” said Arbonne representative Jita Bishnu-Klat
Pure Romance brought along special tools for the ladies to keep things especially hot in the bedroom. From furry handcuffs and edible creamy lubricants to “kinky” lingerie and erotica filled novels, feeling sexy and embracing your sexuality never felt this good.
“As women, it is important to feel comfortable in your body and learn how to please yourself before pleasing others,” said a Pure Romance representative. “I love coming to these events and speaking with different kinds of women about how they can better themselves in every aspect of their lives.”