For almost 100 years, women have come to rely on the support and lift they have received from one of their favorite iconic brands, Vanity Fair. In their continuing efforts to inspire and celebrate women, Vanity Fair has come out of the bedroom and onto the streets with social good partnerships like Dress for Success and the LiftTOUR, along with uplifting initiatives like Women Who Do, which I am proud to be a part of.
“We are an inspiration to one another.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind
As an entrepreneurial woman trying to stand out in a sea of competitors, it can sometimes be easy to get lost in the stress and daily fight of owning your own business. Although I have a competitive nature, I’ve always believed in helping my fellow bloggers rather than seeing them as a threat. I whole heartedly believe that by helping others, we help ourselves. So when I had the opportunity to join Vanity Fair’s Women Who Do program, I grabbed it. What woman doesn’t crave support, inspiration and encouragement from other women?
Last week Vanity Fair brought all 25 women in the program to New York City for an in depth look at the brand and what we can expect during our partnership. After checking in to one of my new favorite hotels, The Refinery, we headed over to ABC Kitchen for dinner.With a heartfelt welcome from JoAnna Beddingfield, Vice President of Brand Management for Vanity Fair Brands, we all dove into some amazing eats, great conversation with old friends and created the beginnings of friendships with new.
Bright and early the next morning we rolled up our sleeves (over breakfast and coffee, of course) and discussed everything from what makes a bra comfortable to how to check to see if you’re wearing the right size. Did you know 80% of women are likely wearing the wrong size bra? Here are a few more key bits of knowledge that I found especially useful:
- An easy way to check fit is the Two Finger Test – two fingers should fit under the strap and back
- A properly fitting bra should have no gapping at the front center between the band and your chest
- Try to rotate in new bras 2-3 times a year and wash bras after each use. Luckily, both of these are easy to do with Vanity Fair’s price point and quality!
As a special treat, we were taken to Macy’s in Herald Square to be fitted for a Vanity Fair bra of our choosing! I opted for the Beauty Back Strapless, quite honestly the best fitting strapless bra I’ve ever tried on. Although the included straps allow you to wear the bra 4 different ways, I’m really loving how its a comfortable, all day fit without the straps, and also without any of the tell-tale ridging or sagging.
After a quick lunch at Stella 34, we learned more about Vanity Fair’s partnership with Dress for Success. Briefly, it’s an incredible program that helps support and give confidence to women in need who are looking for employment, but really it deserves a post all to itself, so stay tuned for more information and how you can get involved!
I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Vanity Fair. I received product samples to facilitate my review and compensation to thank me for my participation.