Galentine's Night: Table for 5?
With women's history month approaching, designer, Larissa Muehleder hosted 5 of her best go-getter friends in New York City to share a special Galentine Dinner at The Chick Inn in celebration of their excellent achievements! -Because who better to give you flowers than your girls? The dress code for this Wednesday night was pink of course and more specifically Muehleder EVERYTHING. All 5 guests shopped their looks from our sweet collection of pink & red looks ffrom The Love Shop. Food was served, looks were served and laughs were had! Read below to get the deets on the hottest looks and even hotter guests of the night.
Esmeralda Baez | @ES__XO
"Oh stop, you'll make me blush!" Meet Esmeralda Baez, seen below in our Kimoko Top and Vinyl leggings, both in a size Medium and shade Blush. She paired the outfit with a snazzy pair of Gucci Gem Encrusted sneakers for a chic, streetwear look.
SHOP HER LOOK:
CATCH UP VINYL LEGGINGS $225.000
KIMIKO WRAP SWEATSHIRT $198.00
Esmeralda or Esme, as her friends like to call her, is the founder of Elite Vision Media, a very popular public relations agency that manages a range of career paths based in New York City. True to her Dominican roots, her company represents people of all nationalities within their chosen industry. When asked what matters most to her, she replied,
"I would say consistency, but also understanding the importance of building relationships and adding value to others."
Baez is a successful entrepreneur, best-selling author, and businesswoman with specializations in artist management, marketing and more. Her book Reset & Reboot is a best seller on amazon and is all about regaining mindfulness and staying focused on what's most important. When she's not hosting women empowerment panels she's partnering with Unicef to make the world a better place for children in underprivileged countries. There's no wonder how her fierce and confident personality shines through her work and style!
KIANA BROOKS | @KIANABROOKS_
Meet Kiana Brooks, shown rocking our Mila Dress in the Fuchsia shade and in a size Medium. She completed the look with a pair of sleek, black suede open-toed platform heels and a black leather jacket. Need a stylish handbag as a finishing touch to your outfit? Find out why she's your girl!
"IF I COULD TELL MY YOUNGER SELF ANYTHING, IT WOULD BE THAT OBSTACLES WILL ARISE WHERE YOU LEAST EXPECT THEM BUT NEVER LET THEM DETER YOU FROM PAVING YOUR OWN PATH TO SUCCESS."
SHOP HER LOOK: THE MILA DRESS $298.00
Kiana is the buyer of handbags at Chanel. Originally from Atlanta, GA, Brooks moved to New York City with the determination to pursue her passion for fashion and submerge herself deeper into the industry. Being an outgoing extrovert, she launched her career into fashion through networking, fashion internships, and a strong work ethic. Featured in the March 2022 issue of Essence, Kiana expresses how she is set on turning her dreams to a reality and now you can catch her at any given evening hosting events at the exclusive Soho House where she leads a proactive community of Black fashion insiders to connect and grow.
SHOP: THE CATCH ME FLARE TOP $198.00
Styled in a Blush colored Catch Me Top, size Medium Alexis arrived at dinner straight from New York Fashion Week. She completed the look with slim black suede pants and a pair of pastel pink mules. Alexis is a fashion connoisseur and commerce writer for Vogue Magazine. Prior to her coveted role at Vogue, she wrote articles for Essence, InStyle, SELF and has interviewed some of the most famous and influential women including Rihanna and Kim Kardashian!
Need the latest updates on fashion trends, how to spruce up your closet or just want to know what's going on in the fashion world? Keep up with Alexis on her blog page for Vogue, where she posts daily articles on balancing a healthy lifestyle, styling tips, and more!
SHOP: THE OUT & ABOUT ASYMMETRICAL DRESS $298.00
In doing so, she has worked with many clients to create complex visuals and make their visions come to life! Saheedat worked with Google as a lead content strategist in order to promote the launch of the company’s then-newest phone, the Team Pixel 6. She was able to build a new community for the company while advocating for young, black and talented individuals! She has also launched a self-owned business (BlackInfluencerMarketing), a platform for determined millennials to express their talent and passion for what they enjoy doing the most.
I'm sure you're familiar but here's a refresher on our fab founder. Meet Larissa Muehleder, our CEO is stopping the show in the Pink/Red color lock Made You Look Dress in a size Small. She rocked this look with a pair of red satin ankle-strapped kitten heels. Fun Fact: Larissa is not only the founder but she also designs every single item herself from scratch. “I need to be a part of the design process because one sketch can turn into tthree new ideas as the design develops. Rarely is the dress the same as the original vision. It always evolves as I design it with my team and that’s the best part; letting the design come to you.” She says.
Larissa began her career by designing custom prom dresses, bridal dresses, and gowns for special occasions and has only expanded from there. With features in magazines including Vogue, SELF, Essence, Cosmopolitan, and celebrity sightings including Issa Rae, Angela Simmons, Letitia Wright, and Normani, Muehleder has become a brand to take notice of. The designer herself was highlighted in CFDA's issue in May of 2022, where she discusses the wins and losses that brought her to where she is today and how she plans to continue turning her dreams into a reality. When asked what keeps her motivated, she replied.
"As far as motivation, my clients keep me motivated. I listen to them via comments and product reviews and focus on what they want because they're the ones spending their money, so they call the shots."
Larissa plans to take the fashion label to a global scale within the next two years to reach her goal of making the brand more accessible to women everywhere.
"AS MUCH AS WE LOOK TO THE PAST TO GUIDE OUR FUTURE WE MUST ALSO CELEBRATE OUR JOURNEY AND THE DOORS WE ARE OPENING FOR WOMEN LIKE US TO COME THROUGH. I WANTED TO HAVE THIS DINNER TO RECOGNIZE MY FRIENDS AND HOW FAR THEY HAVE COME. WE ARE CREATING HER-STORY EVERYDAY!" - LARISSA MUEHLEDER