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Women in Conversation – Fashion and Beauty as a Business

900 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
Tuesday, Nov. 06, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Women in Conversation – Fashion and Beauty as a Business
Cost: Free for Insider Members - $10 for Non-Members

In our continued support of women entreprenuers, this month’s Women in Conversation discussion will focus on successful Boston-area business owners in the beauty and fashion industries.  The guest speakers will include five women from both the beauty and fashion industries.

Our attendees will hear their stories and partake in a Q+A moderated by Dr. Caroline Daniels, Entrepreneurship Faculty, Director of Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative (FEI), Babson College

Cynthia Tsang – Founder of Lash L’Amour
Patrice Vinci – Founder of Patrice Vinci Salon
Krysta Lewis – Founder of Aisling Organic Cosmetics
Gina deWolfe – Founder of deWolfe Leather Goods
Meghan Doyle – Founder of Tallulah & Poppy

Event will be held in a beautiful room overlooking the city and food will be provided by Towne Stove & Spirits.  Cash Bar.

Attendees can enter our raffle to win:

1-Hour Style Unfoldid:  Selection of 25 handpicked pieces shopped and brought to you, to try on and receive professional advice from your Unfoldid Stylist.  Keep and buy only what you love-they take away the rest! $199 Value. www.unfoldid.com

$150 Gift Card to Ecrustyle.com


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Patrice Vinci, Founder of Patrice Vinci Salon

Since opening her eponymous salon in 2008, Patrice Vinci has surrounded herself with an experienced team of accomplished stylists. Awards and accolades from the likes of Elle and Allure line the walls of her Newbury Street space.

Patrice received extensive color training from Wella, Redken, and L’Oreal. While in Los Angeles, she learned the art of balayage from some of the industry’s top celebrity artists and many local and national celebrities, politicians, and socialites call upon her for personal appearances and important events.

Patrice’s playful personality and laid-back demeanor endear her to a devoted clientele, while her ongoing awards continue to bring in new faces. She credits much of her success to a love of the arts and the talented people that surround her. Patrice Vinci Salon celebrates its 10-year Anniversary in November.

Gina deWolfe, Founder of deWolfe Leathers

Gina deWolfe is a contemporary leathersmith and designer based in Boston, MA. After she discovered her grandfather’s collection of leathersmith tools she became fascinated with the craft. What began as a creative outlet has organically evolved into a brand and brick-and-mortar retail shop on Newbury Street, with a focus on simple and sleek leather goods that are hand-built to last. With a holistic approach to design, deWolfe carefully considers each leather hide and utilizes its subtle imperfections as a reminder of its organic origins. Each piece a contemporary classic, her designs are made to weather a lifetime of adventure in the modern world.

Krysta Lewis, Founder of Aisling Organic Cosmetics

Aisling Organic Cosmetics is a revolutionary line of high-performance and organic makeup. It was started after founder, Krysta Lewis, had been sick for years and discovered the culprit was her makeup. Not being able to find products on the market that were truly pure and long-lasting led to the concept. Since it launched in 2016, Aisling has grown to over 70+ locations nationwide and Krysta has been named Young Entrepreneur of the Year and one of the “Most Influential Entrepreneurs of 2018” by Entrepreneur magazine. www.aislingorganics.com.

Meghan Doyle, Founder of
Tallulah & Poppy

Meghan Doyle’s aspirations of being a fashion designer and having her own clothing line started at a young age. Growing up, Meghan was constantly sketching designs, taking sewing lessons, and deconstructing and reconstructing garments.

Meghan’s passion soon began her pursuit, graduating with a business degree from Roger Williams University in 2009, and in 2013 she graduated from the School of Fashion Design in Boston.

Upon graduation, Meghan worked as a technical designer at Appleseed’s, a women’s apparel brand. In the fall of 2013, she participated in Boston Fashion Week, launching her first capsule collection. Meghan went on to work in product development at TJX Companies. She also worked as a freelance designer for several local clothing start-ups.

Committed to furthering her design education, Meghan enrolled in the Continuing Education program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, focusing on digital fashion design courses. After years of education and industry experience, Meghan realized her dream of developing and launching a women’s clothing brand, Tallulah & Poppy.

Cynthia Tsang, Founder of  Lash L’Amour



Cynthia Tsang

Cynthia Tsang opened her first Lash L’Amour spa in Newton in 2010. The eyelash extension destination has since grown into an award-winning beauty empire with two additional locations (Back Bay and Wellesley), 20 staff members, and a training center in South Boston.

Tsang grew up in an entrepreneurial family that owned restaurants and nail salons. She inherited a solid work ethic and has worked since the age of 15 when her family moved to Central Massachusetts from Vietnam.

Tsang’s focus wasn’t always on eye enhancement, though. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts in finance and economics in 2002 and took a job as a marketing analyst. This experience has come in handy as a business owner, something Tsang always knew she wanted to be.

Tsang decided to pivot into the spa service industry and saw that lashes were all the rage in NYC and California, She thought they could be a hit in Boston, too. Tsang earned her aesthetics license and studied under beauty expert Daniel Dinh to learn his multiple-layer technique at Longmi Lashes in Beverly Hills.  The rest is history..as they say.


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