Mandarin Oriental Miami Hotel Style Collective Podcast Launch Party May 2017

Style Collective at Yaku by La Mar at the Mandarin Oriental Miami Hotel. All photos courtesy Taylor McGhee  (Follow Taylor McGhee Photography HERE on Instagram)

Style Collective at Yaku by La Mar at the Mandarin Oriental Miami Hotel.

All photos courtesy Taylor McGhee  (Follow Taylor McGhee Photography HERE on Instagram)

Last Tuesday, May 9th, I attended my first Style Collective meetup with several of my SC sisters in Miami, Florida to celebrate Annie Spano's Becoming Fearless podcast launch. The Style Collective Podcast Launch Party was hosted at Yaku by La Mar at the gorgeous Mandarin Oriental Miami Hotel.

Jessie Undorfer, my SC Miami sister, organized the event and greeted us with fantastic swag bags full of goodies from local stores including tanning products by Miami Gorgeous Beauty, a "Mermaid" bangle bracelet by Emporium, a cute, pink coin purse from Louise & Eleanor, braided headband from Justbraydz, delicious macaroons from Janette and Co, and a feature in MIAMI Magazine.

We gathered at sunset for delicious cocktails and bites along the water and enjoyed a presentation by Chanel with a little history on Gabrielle Chanel, product, and some of the new products being launched by Chanel in the upcoming months. They were also kind enough to treat us all with a goodie bag containing some of their best and most popular products. Thanks, Chanel!

After some great conversation and a lot of laughs, my sisters and I gathered around to listen to Annie Spano's first Becoming Fearless podcast. Annie discusses the challenges she faced in a previous job with a workplace bully and how she decided to leave and face the unknown to be true to her "authentic self."

Visit HERE to listen to Annie Spano's BECOMING FEARLESS podcast.

Visit HERE to listen to Annie Spano's BECOMING FEARLESS podcast.

Little did she know at the time that her decisions would positively affect thousands of other women looking to support and empower each other. Her decisions would give birth to Style Collective, an organization for women to support and empower each other. Thanks Annie for a terrific podcast launch, an amazing evening with my SC sisters, setting the RIGHT example, and giving us our Style Collective home! - Jill xoxo

A special thank you to Annie Spano, our FEARLESS leader, Jessie Undorfer for organizing such an amazing event, Taylor McGhee for the fantastic photos, and to all of our sponsors for making our fabulous event possible: Yaku by La Mar at The Manadarin Oriental Miami, Chanel, Miami Gorgeous Beauty, Emporium Louise & Eleanor, Justbraydz, Janette and Co, and MIAMI Magazine.