After the Party!
As the sun set on the evening of September 1st, Cafeina Wynwood Lounge in Downtown Miami was just getting hot. The most fabulous women from all over South Florida joined InterviewHer for their first Ultimate Girls Night Out extravaganza. Once you entered Cafeina’s double doors you were greeted by the ladies of InterviewHer for registration and asked to sign-in to the new social network designed just for women, enabling them to connect with companies, find jobs, discounts and more!
After getting “connected” the VIP ladies received their goodie bags which consisted of exclusive gifts by MODE Cosmetics, BE Platinum, EcoAdepts, Cookies by Shar, Mary Kay, Dollymoo, Zico water, Pop Chips, Bhoom Shanti, Ring Finger Studio, iStylie, and even freshwater pearl earrings by Fashionista on Wheels and Swarovski Crystal & feather bracelets by Mar Y Soul Jewelry!
Jenny Ortiz, the founder and owner of InterviewHer.com, came up with the idea for the website with women in mind. She wanted to create a galaxy of everything women. From the latest beauty products, boutiques, and inventive businesses, her goal was to empower women everywhere. Her hard work and dedication has been highlighted through the website’s growth over the past year and a half. Jenny was shown on Channel 6’s morning show: Live Miami the day before the event helping to advertise the remarkable event. Daily Candy also included Interviewher.com’s Ultimate Girls Night Out event in their Weekend Guide.
Although the main room was open to the public, the back room and upstairs areas were where the magic happened. As party-goers sipped on cocktails and swayed to the hottest music, InterviewHer’s guests were treated to an exclusive room in the back of the lounge offering exclusive discounts from 40 to 85% off on the trendiest jewelry and clothing.
The vendors were strategically designated in a spot where they didn’t feel they had to compete with one other, giving everyone a chance to showcase their items happily. Upon entering the room, tables were lined up against the all white walls. All the walls were canvased with marvelous pieces of artwork, while red and black balloons scattered about the room.
The main sponsors were projected onto a large wall including the anti-poverty organization, FINCA.org, to which InterviewHer donated part of the event proceeds. This organization provides financial services to the world’s lowest-income entrepreneurs so they can create jobs, build assets and improve their standard of living.
On the left, Miss Fanatic was selling their sexy collegiate apparel at 40% off. Next was Jewels By Dunn, which offered 40% off their fashionable accessories. To the right was Dance Tech Studios offering FREE dance classes to all the ladies. Fox House was next, they started with a rack full of fashionable clothes, and ended up with only a few pieces by the end of the night.
The owner, Marysol Inzerillo, won the Ultimate Girls Night Out Miami Summer 2011 Fan Favorite Award. This award went to the vendor with the most fans who physically attended the event.
Aimee Pena, who covered a woman head to toe with the InterviewHer logo and rhinestones galore, did fantastic body art.
What’s an event without something going wrong? The microphone wasn’t working to announce the giveaway winners, BUT we still managed to pull through. By 9:15, we announced the winners who received various items from different companies: Oshi Mat gave away two mats; LaMour Jewelry gave away three necklaces – all over $100.00; Mary Kay; Patty Nash Photography gifted someone with a photo package of over $600.00 value; ME! Bath gave away two gifts; Candace Skye Swimwear gave away two gift certificates valued at $115.00; and Moody Skincare gave away a luxurious spa package. The winners were: Maria Cruz, Kristy Gonzalez-Miro, Isy Izquiedro, Mari Martin, Nicole Guilbery, Candyce Hummer, Vero Georgie, Barbara Alonso, Marcella Murillo Lolla, Kristina Toth, Andrea Ocampi, and Natalie Beaton.
Written by: Blair Cassuto
Edited by: Bridgette Larcada
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