‘I think if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one.’ - Calamity Jane
Well, we made it! Being a sponsor for the Lady Project Summit was a fantastic experience, we met so many incredible women (and men) throughout this process, and we're so proud to be members of the PVD Lady Project. When we started doing research for the styling of the Lady Project Summit we found the Calamity Jane quote and thought it perfectly summarized the Lady Project. The amazing group of women that descended upon Providence last weekend were all there to support, inspire, share and learn from each other. It is a funny thing to feel the energy in the room, see all the smiling faces, and watch women who have just met, chat and light up at the possibilities they see in each other. We think each and every woman that came to the Summit is a legend in her own way. Seriously, if you still don’t know about the Lady Project - read up: http://www.ladyproject.org/
We were unable to attend the workshops and keynotes (we were too busy making magic happen in the after party room) but from what we heard from the attendees, all of the events throughout the day did not disappoint. One of our ticket contest winners even called it “Life Changing”, well done Lady Project!
Now for the Dancin’ and Drinkin’ ...
When we signed on to be sponsors of the Lady Project Summit After Party we were faced with an old, oddly shaped, yellow room and the only requirement that was asked of us by Lady Project Co-Founder and CEO, Sierra Barter, was that we “WOW” her guests.
After a few short weeks of planning, designing, creating and collaborating with other sponsors we feel like we did our jobs! We wanted to have a fun, futuristic nod to the Aztec trend - we incorporated the shapes and patterns seen frequently in Aztec artwork and used shiny, metallic materials to bring it into the future. Then of course there was pink, lots and lots of pink.
We would not have been able to pull this off if it weren’t for the help of our other sponsors:
New England Country Rentals provided all of the furniture, they were incredible from start to finish. We are pretty sure that every woman there wanted to take the couch home!
WaterFire Providence provided lighting to give us our pink room and they and Providence Improv Guild provided us with enough pipe and drape to hide the old yellow walls.
BlueFlash Photography was there with their BlueCube photobooth; they were so great to work with and let us create our own custom backdrop for the event. The attendant, Andrew (the only male within a 100 foot radius), just went with the flow and was so friendly and helpful.
DJ La Rochelle was so much fun to chat with. Her music filled the room with a great vibe to get everyone into the party mode. Our feet can't wait to make moves to her music again.
This was the first time we had the pleasure of seeing Chifferobe perform. We didn't know about them before this event. When they performed on our dancefloor some exciting vintage style numbers, it made us want to throw on a fringe dress and do the Charleston. If you have a chance to see them, don't miss it, they were a blast to watch.
Duck and Bunny came with some amazing sweets, we must have wolfed down at least 5 mini cupcakes as soon as they came out. So delicious. The pastry chef, Brandy and her assistant, Heather, were also fun to chat with and super professional.
Milestone Wines kicked the After Party into high gear, their rep Sarah was an absolutely lovely woman and she had a few different options of red and white wines to offer, each one was delicious - we know, because we tried them all!
Whole Foods supplied savory treats, a huge assortment of cheeses and other breads and crackers. To which one of the lovely Chifferobe ladies said "this is the best cheese selection I've ever seen!" We agree, cheese plus ladies equals one big win!
An enormous thanks to all of the other people who helped along the way:
Sierra Barter, Lady Project Co-Founder and CEO & her Beau Steve Mclellan
Julie Sygiel, Lady Project Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Piya Sarawgi, Lady Project Communications and PR Manager
Jen Brister, Lady Project Editor in Chief and Owner of Brister Photo
Kelly Ucen, Chief Executive Officer, New England Country Rentals
Allison Pangakis, Event Coordinator, New England Country Rentals
Colin and Tim, the super friendly and professional delivery and set up staff of New England Country Rentals
Paul Kochanek, Director of Events and Operations, WaterFire Providence
Brittanny Taylor, Brittanny Taylor Photography
All of the Lady Project Volunteers and their ring leader Amy Elsbecker
Southside Cultural Center
Trinity Brew House
Last, but not least: Our men for helping with the install, the day of set up, for driving the U-Haul and for making us dinner for the past month!
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Until next time...