On Thursday night I met up with one of my favorite fashionistas, Ayesha, and attended Marie Claire and Ann Taylor's event "Own The Room." The event was held at Ann Taylor on Michigan Avenue and attended by crowds of well-dressed and friendly women.
A panelist of three women talked about being a woman in the workplace and how to elevate our careers and included Lea Goldman of Marie Claire, Madison Shoop of Marie Claire, and Farnoosh Torabi, novelist and author. Lea discussed 10 key tips for making a great impression in the workplace, each of which were important. Farnoosh talked about her new book "When She Makes More," and the struggle women face when they bring in a steeper income than their husbands. Her books comes out May 1st and each of us in attendance will be receiving a complimentary copy! Madison presented 5 looks she put together using pieces from Ann Taylor. She emphasized layering to create a more unique and polished look.
Once the panel was over, makeup artists from Trish McEvoy did complimentary makeovers and a professional photographer was on hand taking professional head shots for everyone. I really enjoyed the event and the focus on empowering ourselves as women starting with dressing well and with propriety. All throughout the event appetizers, desserts and drinks flowed endlessly and between browsing Ayesha and myself chatted with other attendees.