Community Collaboration with Sincerely, Tommy
Sincerely, Tommy Store Owner Kai Avent-deLeon chats with girls outside of her shop

Sincerely, Tommy Store Owner Kai Avent-deLeon chats with girls outside of her Brooklyn shop.

Sincerely, Tommy, a Brooklyn based lifestyle concept store hosted a pop-up Sisterhood Field Day for young girls in the community on Saturday, September 19th. The store focuses on womenswear and lifestyle brands from emerging talents in fashion and art, and hopes to inspire, lead and encourage girls to express themselves in whichever ways make them happy and follow their passions. Girls in attendance were able to choose from on-trend apparel and accessory donations, have their nails done at a nail art station, and help select items to create their own individual look for a fashion show.

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Some of the girls showing off their styles on the runway.

The YWCA of Brooklyn was happy to participate in this positive community gathering, and selected girls specifically who’s interests and career goals are geared towards fashion, art, and media to attend this event. Collaborating with local businesses is one of the ways that the YWCA of Brooklyn is able to continue its journey to inspire and give back to the community. Special guest speakers Creative Director and designer Mariza Scotch, Fashion Editor Celia Smith and Creative Consultant Rahji Jacques lead a conversation with the girls to provide mentorship and uplifting words of encouragement based on expertise in their respective fields. It was clear that the girls thoroughly enjoyed this inspirational day and left feeling empowered to accomplish their own individual dreams.

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Sincerely, Tommy offers a monthly event series to engage with the community. Details can be found at sincerelytommy.com.

Posted on 09/21/2015