A little over a week ago, I had the opportunity to participate in the Strong Women In Fashion Show benefiting Suited For Change and it was such an amazing event! The show brought together small Georgetown businesses Lili The First, Signature Dresses, Via Umbria, and Illusions of Georgetown to raise money for a great cause and I’m so honored that I was asked to be part of it. Suited for Change is a nonprofit organization that helps women gain financial independence through career coaching, resume workshops, proving professional clothing, and more, and the show sold out so we were able to raise quite a bit for them! The vendors that sponsored the show were absolutely amazing and I can’t say enough wonderful things about them.
Illusions of Georgetown did all of the models’ hair and makeup and they did a fabulous job. I loved my fancy updo! I’d never had my makeup professionally done before so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but it was definitely fun to try out a completely different look than I’m used to. While I don’t dye my hair (I’m ashamed to admit I use John Frieda lightening spray in lieu of highlights) I’ve seen the salon work wonders with color treatments and they do some amazing blowouts! I’d highly recommend checking them out for your next cut and color or style.
Lili The First and Signature Dresses provided the looks for the show and they styled an awesome array of looks for all shapes and sizes. My outfit was from Lili and it was actually a top and skirt with 3 different necklaces layered! The boutique specializes in super unique, European-inspired pieces and I’d suggest making a trip there if you want an outfit that no one else in the District will have. Signature is obviously a formal dress shop and would 100% be my go-to destination if I ever had a need for gowns!
Via Umbria graciously provided the venue for the show and I can’t wait to go back and drink wine on their rooftop patio. The restaurant features a wide variety of Italian-inspire fare and features wines, cheeses, and more in its marketplace.
It was so much fun to get to meet and work with so many empowering women for a great cause and I’m super thankful to everyone who came out for the event! Shout out to Mama Collie and my dad for making the trip to see me pretend to be a model ❤