Lafayette 148 NY and United Way of New York City Empower Females at an Exclusive Shopping Event


Jenn Rogien, costume designers of Orange is the New Black and Girls, and Kendall O’Connor, Manager at Lafayette 148 NY, host a spring look fashion presentation


New York, NYUnited Way of New York City’s Women United group enjoyed an exclusive Shop for a Cause event and fashion presentation at Lafayette 148 NY, with special guests Deirdre Quinn, CEO of Lafayette 148, Kendall O’Connor, Manager, Lafayette 148 NY Concept Store, Sheena Wright, President & CEO of United Way of New York City, and Jenn Rogien, costume designer of the hit shows Girls and Orange is the New Black.

More than 50 female leaders from New York City gathered at Lafayette’s showroom in Soho for an inside look at the hottest spring trends—shorts, the new skirt. Along the way they learned how to empower their personal brands, and helped give back to their community.  Women in attendance were personally escorted through the store by Lafayette stylists who assisted in finding the perfect addition to their wardrobe—offering special shopping discounts, with a portion of proceeds going to benefit United Way of New York City.

After personal styling sessions, guests were invited to enjoy a special spring fashion presentation, hosted by Jenn Rogien, costume designer of Orange is the New Black and Girls, and Kendall O’Connor, Manager at Lafayette 148 NY. Showcasing more than 15 new looks for spring, the presentation embraced the styles of a powerful female professional, co-worker, and parent all in one.

Lafayette 148 NY prides themselves on exceptionally designed collections created for the sophisticated, confident women. Versatile to wear in the office, out with friends, or on-the-go, Lafayette’s expert craftsmanship is perfect to empower any woman!

Founded by female entrepreneur Deirdre Quinn, Lafayette encourages their designers to dream as big as they want to, and work to make New York better for as many New Yorkers as possible. It’s with this mindset, that they are proud to partner with United Way of New York City, and their Women United group—a key network of community-driven women dedicated to making a difference in the lives of struggling New Yorkers—as the organization’s fashion sponsor and supporter of women empowerment initiatives.

United Way of New York City fights for the self-sufficiency of every low-income New Yorker by taking on the toughest challenges and creating new solutions to old problem. And in the spirit of creating sustainable solutions, females working or living in New York City are encouraged to join the growing force of Women United.

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