Sunday, September 27, 2015

Women's Event Recap: Providing Style Inspiration at Pomona Valley Hospital!

My goal with Good Girl Gone Shopping has always been to inspire women! From providing shopping tips and customer service insight to interviews with industry influencers and product giveaways, I love being a fashion resource. That said, yesterday's event was quite an amazing experience, especially because it was in Pomona... my hometown!

Hosted by Pomona Valley Hospital (and held in its Pitzer Auditorium), the "Coffee & Tea for You & Me" event brought in more than 60 women (shout-out to the efforts of Jodi Previch and Katrina Brown!). As the first speaker, I was honored to help kick off the energy of the day with my presentation: "How to Uncover Your Personal Style."

Some of the areas I covered were: fashion vs. style, retail sales associates and customer service, online shopping vs. in-store shopping, tips for accessorizing, and handbag versatility (in which I used the "Orange Marmalade" handbag from bags4fabs as a demonstration).

One of my favorite parts of the presentation was when I invited one woman to come up to the podium, so I could demonstrate how to wear a scarf several different ways...and three volunteered to come up! It turned out just fine, because I had exactly three scarves to play with. But the reason why I loved this moment oh-so-much is due to the confidence and excitement that poured over these women almost immediately! They became alive and had fun with the crowd, walking back and forth with hands on their it was their runway! Everyone enjoyed this moment.

Delicious finger foods, refreshments, beautifully adorned tables with floral centerpieces, vendor booths, an amazing Michael Kors handbag giveaway, and the wittiness from the second presenter, author Erika Fernbach, all contributed to the day's wonderful vibe! I was also interviewed by reporter Gabriella Venturo of WOW Action Services prior to my presentation. Footage from our interview as well as the presentation will be coming soon to my upcoming, new YouTube channel. Stay tuned!

Interested in booking me for a speaking engagement! I'd love to chat! Feel free to contact me.

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