Fashion Night Out – Enlighten Studio

Yes, I have been MIA… I’ll explain in another post. In this post I’ll be sharing my review & experience at the Fashion Night Out event at Enlighten Studio for the Matrix Glossy event which was held Thursday, September 6th, 5pm-8:30PM in Old Town Scottsdale (AZ).

I have been invited to other locations and stores during this fun celebration of fashion in the past. And have enjoyed each of the events for their own unique reasons, but THIS event was particularly fun. Was it the location, event coordinator, guest list, gifts, or services… Well, all of the above.  Yvonne, the Enlighten Studio owner and master stylist/colorist really put a lot of thought and effort into planning the event from the decor and food to the gifts and services available for guest. It was not a huge event if you were to compare it to what the local mall was doing but it held it’s own in so many ways.

Guests could participate in a couple different ways: pre-purchase a ticket for two different packages which included color and styling, makeup lesson/makeover (from me), and a swag bag or just attend and enjoy the festivities get some pointers and meet some great women. There was a very special and fun bonus… Lauren from Destination Arizona was on location filming the before and afters & interviewing guests. She’s a fun fashionista.

Here’s some of the setup behind the scenes before guests arrived.ImageMy set up. I just pulled the most popular color of the season to show.ImageThe custom cupcakes.ImageThe decor and swag bags.

When guests started to arrive the energy was up with great music from a live DJ, yummy nibbles from Lesley’s Creative Cakes Flower and Catering, beautiful jewelry display from Becky Kessing from Parklane Jewelry, and of course the fantastic hair and makeup services.  I have never been so busy during one of these events as this one. There was someone in my chair the entire time and beyond the official end to the event. Everyone was having so much fun they were just hanging out and networking afterward.

Here are a few photos I was able to take in-between some my sessions. I really didn’t have much time and I of course would only remember after the fact. If you pop on to Facebook here Enlighten Studios they had a few people posting through the evening.

ImageThis guest wanted a “very natural, going to bed look”… so that is what I gave her.

ImageBecky after her touch up. Love the red lips… 🙂ImageGiving Tracy a smokey eye and bold lips.ImageOne of the models, even helped her pick her dress as she had several fun pieces to chose from.

So, in a nut shell, I had a ton of fun working with all the guests and Enlighten Studios stylists. I would do it again.

Here’s me.


What did  you do for Fashion Night Out?

Fashion – January Switch & Ditch Event

I have a brain full of ideas.  Some I am able to execute and some, not so much. It’s exciting to make something work like Switch & Ditch. JackieStyle Image Consulting sponsors this event at least twice a year with a couple other amazing women. (More often if enough clients request it.)

In a nut shell. Clients bring 10 or more items they would like to ditch and switch them with other items that have been ditched. There’s a little more to it but I think you’ve got the gist. It is a great way to get those unwanted items out of the closet so someone else can use them. Plus, at the end of the event all the pieces left are donated.  WIN- WIN- WIN. So important.

Here is how it went this time…

Always serve goodies. These are sooo good.

JackieStyle Cupcakes

Getting set up. Many guest came at the same time so lots to get on the racks.

Hosting with these fantastic ladies.

Jennie wearing the cardigan she found at Switch & Ditch

Angela - Checking things out.

Filling the racks.

Accessories… before the handbags arrived.

The FABULOUS guests!

As I see these ladies wear their finds I will do an update on this post.