The Digital Sisterhood Month’s Fierce Living in Fashion Tweetup was held on December 13, 2011, at Violet Boutique in Adams Morgan, a neighborhood located in Washington, DC. The #DSMonth Tweetup was well attended by beauty, fashion, lifestyle, and travel bloggers, entrepreneurs, and PR professionals. It gave them an opportunity to network, to receive information about breast cancer awareness, to participate in 10 giveaway contests, to shop for holiday gifts, and to learn “fierce living” fashion tips and receive individual style consultations from Monica Barnett, a stylist/owner of Blueprint for Style, fashion writer, and style blogger. The attendees snacked on delicious hors d’ouevres and sipped wine provided by Violet Boutique. They also participated in 10 giveaway contests sponsored by Shootie Girl and Everywhere. Click here to see more event photos.
About the Event Sponsors:
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Everywhere, and Shootie Girl, co-sponsored the Tweetup. Susan G. Komen for the Cure provided breast cancer fact sheets, information packets, pins, medallions, postcards, and breast exam guides. Shootie Girl, a family business that creates unique t-shirts that spark conversation, provided a gift certificate for one custom-designed Twitter handle t-shirt. Everywhere, a woman-owned marketing and communications agency that represents Macy’s and Fairwinds Trading which includes the Heart of Haiti campaign, provided nine jewelry giveaways and five hostess gifts.
About the Event Organizers:
The Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) is a self-care, self-discovery, and social justice movement that honors women in social media. Ananda Leeke, a lawyer turned innerpreneur, artist, author, coach, and yoga teacher, established DSN, #DigitalSisterhood Wednesdays on Twitter, and Digital Sisterhood Month to give women in social media an opportunity to celebrate their connections, conversations, communities, collaborative partnerships, and commerce.
The Eiland Group was established by PR professional Xina Eiland, an authoritative figure on multicultural marketing and health care communications. In the social media world, she serves as the publicist for BeBlogalicious.com, the organizers of the Blogalicious Weekend, an annual conference that celebrates divesity in the blogasphere. She also speaks about the connections between social media and public relations at conferences.
Violet Boutique is a style sanctuary created by Julie Egermayer that offers an incredible array of fashions and accessories. Julie and her staff make fashion fun. They encourage women to experiment and try new looks, and to be their best selves.