In the words of Carol Williams, WCPO News Anchor, “style is a state of mind.” One of the many things we learned at the very first Leading with Style Event in Cincinnati, Ohio. The event was held at Below Zero Lounge, a chic, loft-style lounge in downtown Cincinnati. The following sponsors helped make the event a huge success: Diamond Sponsor- Fifth Third Bank; VIP Sponsor – Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP; Ruby Sponsor – Reminger Co., L.P.A., Law firm sponsors- Mac Murray Petersen & Schuster LLP and Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; OWBA Premier Sponsor – Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, PLL.
The event was attended by professionals in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. From head to toe, the vendors gave the perfect opportunity for each of us to make a transformation and learn about the latest fashion trends in make-up, hair styles and clothing in the professional world. Lancôme make-up artists performed complete makeovers with a special “Sex & The City” theme. Each attendee had the opportunity to transform in to any one of the fabulous main characters of the popular series. The artists took the time to explain each phase of the makeover from proper skin care to fabulous eye makeup.
Jim Broft Salon taught us quick ways to transform our look using a flat iron. Nora Fink, fashion expert, demonstrated the fashion necessities for the working woman, to include: the basic black dress, the trench coat, dress pants, the classic shirt, the “any occasion top,” the skirt, the day dress and the jacket. She gave specific current trends in business fashion, to include the new style in skirt length to hit just below the knee. As she pointed out, this settles any question any of us women business professionals may have regarding “what is too short.” Vendors supplied any added touch we desired, from handbags to perfume.
During the VIP reception, we had the pleasure of WCPO News Anchor, Carol Williams. She pointed out that all of us women business professionals have two things in common: we are expected to look good and be good communicators. When forming our business wardrobe, she gave great advice in that we should all strive to choose clothing that will look professional and not distract from our message. Another important pointer we could all take away from the night. She left us with a simple quote, “Style is knowing who you are and what you want to say.”
As the attendees left for the night one by one, a common theme was shared by us all: A new look, a new appreciation of ourselves, and some great inspiration for our professional look and wardrobe.
By: Carrie Masters, Reminger Co., L.P.A.