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All right, so where were we? Yes, right...so after Friday’s events, I knew that Saturday would have plenty in store and I was not mistaken. I started the afternoon off with a trunk show. The designers from the Emerge fashion show the night before gathered in the penthouse suite to provide an intimate showing of the pieces in their respective collections.

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At the close of the showing, the event organizers and designers gathered towards the front of the room to formally introduce themselves, provide guests with a bit of background and describe the impact this weekend has had on them.

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Following the trunk show we were led downstairs to a meeting room for a workshop entitled “Living your Life’s Purpose”. The speaker, author Brenda Hill discussed her own personal triumphs and professional successes and also led a discussion that focused on being “pregnant with a vision”, an abridged version of the title of one of her latest books, “Pregnant With a Vision of Life’s Purpose”. This session was definitely empowering and certainly one of my most favorite activities of the weekend. What’s not to love women who are out to help empower other women?

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Later that evening we returned to the penthouse for one last hurrah. Bravo’s Bevy Smith made an appearance while the DJ spun some feel good tunes. Guests in celebratory moods danced and sipped on champagne.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t in attendance for the brunch on Sunday morning but I did catch a glimpse of the set up and it was absolutely beautiful. I’m sure all of those in attendance had a fabulous time. If you’re interested in Fashion and female empowerment, this is without a doubt an event you’ll want to check out when it rolls around again this time next year.

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So Miami Fashion week was this past week and I had the opportunity to participate in some of the weekend’s activities.  Specifically, I partook in a weekend conference entitled Meet Me In Miami. The conference, presented by Jones Magazine and Jambalaya Media Group featured a series of events including the Emerge Fashion show, empowerment workshops, spa treatments, brunches and a slue of other parties and gatherings.

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Jambalaya Media Group, which specializes in African American and Caribbean geared marketing, also crafted this event with a similar demographic in mind. Speakers and participants like Cynthia Baily of Bravo’s Real Housewives Atlanta, Bevy Smith of Bravo’s Fashion Queens, Author Sarah Jakes (daughter of TD. Jakes) and more met in Miami to host events and lead workshops designed to inspire and motivate the driven African American woman.

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Though my commitment to my day job prevented me from being able to fully take advantage of all of the weeks activities, which officially began on Thursday, I was able to dive in starting Friday evening.  On Friday Cynthia Bailey held a session entitled “Walking in Confidence”.  I wish I could have made this one but it was held at 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm and as you probably can assume I was still 9-to-5ing. Later in the day Cynthia hosted the Emerge fashion show at the convention center. The event showcased some up and coming designers highlighting collections from GSaints Swimwear, Renée Fredrique, Allusions by A. Lekay and the Wilbourn Sisters. I didn't get great shots of the show due to some technical difficulties but I did get a second look at some of the lovely fashions at the truck show party (Part 2 will appear in tomorrow’s post).

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Post show, a meet and greet reception with Cynthia Bailey was held in a penthouse suite at the W hotel, ground zero for the Jones Magazine/ Jambalaya Media group events.  The small reception sparkled with an elegant ambiance and a few words from Cynthia would conclude the nights events certainly a great way to end the evening.

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I have to say I truly enjoyed myself.  Glad to be a part of an event that’s based on such a great premise and also beautifully executed. Stay tuned for part two. Come back tomorrow, as I’ll be posting my coverage of Saturday’s events.

Thanks for reading & remember to keep making power moves ladies.