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Durga Entertainment Awards Filmmaker Grant

Sep 24, 2015   //   by Shayna D   //   Blog  //  No Comments

We were thrilled to join our friends from Durga Entertainment as they presented the second annual Durga Entertainment Filmmaker Grant to writer/director Olivia Newman during the opening reception of IFP Film Week.  The award, presented in conjunction with IFP (Independent Film Project), supports independent filmmakers who are balancing their careers with parenthood.  We are honored to continue working with partners who support female creatives.

Read more in The Hollywood Reporter: Olivia Newman Awarded Durga Filmmaker Grant



(L to R) Shayna (The Diva Lounge), Alannah Rafferty (Durga), Kishori Rajan (Durga), Olivia Newman (grant recipient), Joana Vicente (IFP), Sean McManus (IFP), Ritu Singh-Pande (Founder, Durga)

 Photo Credit: Kelsey C. Doyle

NYC: After Work with Zac Posen

Dec 20, 2014   //   by Shayna D   //   Events, New York City  //  No Comments

Renowned fashion designer (and Project Runway judge) Zac Posen joined us at Soho House in New York for the latest session in the After Work speaker series.  Posen sat down with celebrated fashion journalist Alina Cho to discuss his rise to the top of the fashion industry.  Immediately following the conversation, guests enjoyed champagne and Johnnie Walker cocktails as they mingled on the venue’s rooftop.



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Zac Posen and Alina Cho discuss his path in the fashion industry


Guests crowded into the audience at Soho House to hear this live conversation





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Dee Poku (Founder, WIE Network) joins Zac and Alina for a post-event photo


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The mandatory post event elevator selfie with Carolina Alduey and Asha Paul!


NYC: WIE Symposium 2014

Sep 26, 2014   //   by Shayna D   //   Events, New York City  //  No Comments

The Diva Lounge was honored to support the WIE Organization in the production and planning of their 2014 Annual Symposium.  The full day conference took place at the Dolce Vita Showroom in NYC and brought together some of the nation’s leaders in finance, fashion, publishing, music for intimate discussions on leadership and industry trends.

Guest speakers included Jane Hertzmark Hudis (Estee Lauder Inc Global Brand President), Amma Asante (Film Director, “Belle”), Ken Parks (Managing Director, Spotify), Trudie Styler (activist and film producer), Amy Odell (Editor,, Zosia Mamet (Actress, HBO’s “Girls”), Brad Burnham (Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures), Juliet De Baubigny (Senior Partner, Kleiner Perkins), Jane Dulski (Founder,, Audrey Choi (CEO, Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing).

Watch a few of the on-stage conversations below:

Topic: Choose Your Own Boss

Ninon Marapachi – Head of Hedge Fund Origination & Product Management, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Meryl Poster – Head of Television, Weinstein Company
Moderator – Susan Ochs, Senior Fellow, Aspen Institute

Choose Your Boss

Topic: Power Dynamics

John Demsey, Group President, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc
Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Global Brand President, Estee Lauder
Moderator – Alina Cho

Power Dynamics


Topic: The Life of a Serial Entrepreneur

Featuring Alexandra Wilkis Wilson                                                                                                                                    Moderator – Rachel Sklar


NYC: After Work with Shelly Lazarus

Jun 12, 2014   //   by Shayna D   //   Events, New York City  //  No Comments

The Diva Lounge partnered with the WIE Organization and Soho House for “After Work by WIE,” a speaker series featuring prominent women across a myriad of industries.  The inaugural event took place at Soho House New York, where 60 of the city’s female leaders in media, marketing and advertising gathered for a champagne reception and a live one-on-one discussion with Shelly Lazarus (Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy & Mather)

The Library at Soho House was buzzing with energy as Shelly shared countless bits of wisdom and hilarious stories from her 30+ years in the advertising industry.

Watch the full discussion here:


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Shelly shares stories and insight from her career in advertising with Dee Poku (Founder, WIE)

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Guests had the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A session

Guest speaker Shelly Lazarus and Shayna

Guest speaker Shelly Lazarus and Shayna

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Guests were encouraged to share their favorite quotes via social media


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Shelly chats with WIE’s Founder Dee Poku


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Boozy Peaches n’ Cream Popsicles with Alibi Whiskey

May 27, 2014   //   by Shayna D   //   Blog, Diva Lifestyle  //  No Comments

The good folks over at Alibi Whiskey recently gifted us with a bottle of their premium American bourbon and while we love a good Old Fashioned or Whiskey Sour, we wanted to find a creative new way to utilize this delicious new spirit.  Pinterest to the rescue!  Online we found several recipes for “boozy” popsicles and settled on a delicious non-dairy one that called for fresh peaches and coconut milk (two of our summer-time favorites).  We gave the menu our own spin and ended up with a tasty and refreshing (adults-only) summer treat to share with our friends!

Alibi Whiskey


INVITE: Cancer Birthday Brunch (June 29, NYC)

Jun 23, 2013   //   by Shayna D   //   Blog, Invites  //  No Comments


Please join us for a special brunch celebration to toast CANCER Birthdays!

Take advantage of a Smirnoff OPEN BAR (don’t forget to try out their brand new Sorbet flavors!) , a delicious brunch menu at a special discounted price (available ALL day) AND complimentary cocktails for all of you fellow Moon Children.



See you on Saturday!