Define U Live Wrap Up

Lifestyle designer Valenica Wallace-Griffin in dress designed by Kenya Kersey.
Lifestyle designer Valenica Wallace-Griffin in dress designed by Kenya Kersey.

How do you get women of all ages and races together at an event?  You tell them it is time to unleash unapologetically!  Valencia Griffin-Wallace, Lifestyle Designer also known as The Southern Belle of BOLD, presented her annual Define You event the weekend of December 2nd in Gonzales, La.

Define U, is a movement about empowerment, education, and entertainment as methods of teaching women strategies in life, money, and business.

The weekend kicked off with a red-carpet VIP night with the mission that everyone should feel like a VIP.  It was set up for an intimate meet/greet/socializing event with the speakers.  The speakers included: Precious Brown, LaDonna Bracy, Lexi Jones, and Titi Ladette-Cleveland. Every professional hired understood the mission of the event and exceeded expectations. Those professionals included: Decorator Zenovia Griffin, MUA Christin Sibley, Photographer Duane Jones, Caterer Lorraine Bradley, and designer Kenya Kersey.

VIP night even included a door greeter to welcome attendees in.  The night ended with a unique take on the popular Mannequin Challenge and special gifts including a break down bottle.  Inside the specially coated bottle was a personal message from Valencia that is to be used if the attendees were ready to give up on their dreams.

Day 2 was all about education as the conference sessions included Define Your Life (Valencia Griffin-Wallace and Titi Ladette-Cleveland), Define Your Money (LaDonna Bracy and Lexi Jones), and Define Your Business (Precious Brown and Tameka Garrett).  With shopping breaks, a donut bar, and games that included “Penny Year Memories”, the day went by fast.

Attendees became part of the Define U Live family by sharing their event photos and takeaways using the event official hashtag #DYL2016.

Photography by Duane Jones.

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