Paying homage to the late great Marie Antoinette’s alleged words “Let Them Eat Cake” fashion designer Cierra Jaye’ of Thrilla Seven hosted a women’s networking winter tea party. The motive was simply to empower and that she did along with 100 other young women on Saturday, January 17th.
“I want to get to know each and every one of you,” said Cierra.
Inspiration, tears, smiles, laughs and testimonies filled the room that chilly afternoon. Held in North Philly’s Glam Studio, the event consisted of hot tea varieties, light bites and pastries including yummy macaroons provided by Posh Pop Bakeshop. The decorum was fresh and dainty with accents of white and gold throughout. A vintage feel was present with record players, bubble gum machines and antique mirrors. Inspirational quotes from many phenomenal women including Oprah, were placed at each table over cupcakes to spark conversation. Chatter was inevitable.
As each young woman got to know her neighbor, the room became louder with love. Guest speakers Tawana Coleman of Speak Free Communications and Danielle Tyson of PrimaDonna Consulting shared their knowledge, struggles and gains in hopes of encouraging all in attendance to continue to follow their dreams. Their candid stories ignited women in the audience to stand and speak of their businesses, aspirations, struggles with entrepreneurship and offer advice. They spoke. They motivated. They pulled at heart strings. They conquered. A sense of urgency was felt upon leaving the event, an urgency to fulfill.
Networking can initially be fearful, but in the hands of the right people, it is none other than powerful. Women are indeed beautiful creatures.
To peruse some of Cierra Jaye’s designs visit www.thrillaseven.com. Check out some of the pictures from this fabulous tea party!