New York Cities boldest and brightest women descended into Brooklyn this last weekend to attend the 2nd annual Other Festival. The 2 day event, sponsored by City Point, worked to bring together female influencers, entrepreneurs, musicians and everyone in between to mingle and network with likeminded badasses. Additional partners included Belvedere Vodka, to keep the drinks flowing, Lenny Letter, Glam4Good, Berlin Cameron, and Daily Front Row.
The highlight of the weekend was hands down the amazing lineup of speakers, workshops, and masterclasses. Topics ranged from financial advice and marketing to channeling confidence and wellness tips. Speakers who got the crowd going included Stacy London and her talk on the “Psychology of Fashion”. Cheers erupted from the audience when she hopped on stage and immediately gave an announcement about the Harvey Weinstein scandal and that what a woman wears never excuses sexual assault. Another amazing speaker was Norma Kamali who gave wonderful advice on brand innovation.
Another aim of the festival was to empower women in the Brooklyn community. The “Other Shops” was a mini marketplace where attendees could shop between sessions and buy anything from handbags and shoes to skincare products made by local vendors. Our favorites were Karite, makers of smooth Shea butter products; Voz, an artisanal fashion brand with roots in Chile; and GG Maull with gorgeous handbags made from Italian leather.
The environment of this weekend was so inviting and there wasn’t a woman there who didn’t leave armed with the info to conquer her obstacles. The Other Festival was exactly what the women of NYC needed and we’re sure they will continue to do more inspiring work in the future.
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