“New You” with Tafiq Akhir, Dress For Success WDC & Bobbi Brown

"New You" with Tafiq Akhir, Dress For Success WDC & Bobbi Brown

Sip With Socialites September Cocktail Hour

On Wednesday, September 4th the ladies of Sip With Socialites raised funds for Dress for Success Washington D.C. and met Celebrity Fitness Trainer Tafiq Akhir at Georgetown‘s exclusive L2 Lounge.

Tafiq Akhir answered fitness questions, while promoting his new win his new TXT Workout DVD.

Makeup Touch-ups were provided by Bobbi Brown artist and owner of Shape Up Your Makeup, Aleah Rae Dorsey.

Elaine Espinola from Stella & Dot donating 10% of her commission back to Dress for Success Washington DC.

Event Chair:

Victoria Gaither

Host Committee:

Ashley Boalch
Michele Hudson
Cindy Kemper
Erin Lyons
Cami Mazard
Jana Sedlakova
Rachel Wang Pang
Tahera Zamanzada

Raffle Items:

– Two TXT Workout DVDs
Donated by Tafiq Akhir
– A Bobbi Brown Cosmetic Gift Set
Donated by Bobbi Brown Artist and Owner of Shape Up Your Makeup, Aleah Rae Dorsey
– A Stella & Dot Gift Certificate
Donated by Elaine Espinola
GNC Live Well Gift Bags
Donated by Victoria Gaither
Live Nation Concert Tickets
Donated by: Paul T. Pitcher II of Merrill Corporation
Butterfly Mixtures Mixology Party
Up to five (5) people valued of $250
Donated by Michele Hudson of Butterfly Mixtures
– 30 Minute Life Coaching Session
Donated by Jana Sedlakova of You Successful You
– A Spray Tan Session
Donated by Cindy Kemper of Skinny Tan
– An Herbal Wrap
Donated by Rachel Grante of Arthur Christine Salon
– A Blow Out
Donated by the Creative Director of Arthur Christine Dusan Grante


Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Tafiq Akhir
You Successful You by Jana Sedlakova
Paul Pitcher II of Merrill Corporation
Arthur Christine
Butterfly Mixtures

About Dress for Success Washington D.C.:
The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

About Tafiq Akhir:
Tafiq Akhir puts his health, fitness and nutrition expertise to good use every single day. It’s not unusual to spot celebrities like Rashida Jones, George Kotsiopoulos, Sharon Leal and ESPN sportscaster Terry Ganon amongst the devoted students that pack his sold out classes. Clients and students will tell you Tafiq easily combines his roots in fitness, martial arts and dance with other unique disciplines that keeps their workouts fun, fresh and exciting. More importantly, his approach yields results that they can see in their clothes, and makes them feel stronger and more energetic.

About Victoria Gaither:
Victoria is a native Washingtonian. She is a TV news anchor/reporter and a multimedia program host. She started her broadcasting career as an intern for Ted Koppel. She landed her first full-time job as a writer/producer in Baltimore at WMAR TV. It was at WMDT news that she produced and hosted ‘Good Things Delmarva’ a public affairs show that she really looked forward to taping every two weeks.
Good Things Delmarva’ gave Victoria the idea to do a show with positive news. Last year, I decided to act on it and I created ‘At Home with Victoria’ a show that focuses on women’s issues, the work of non profit organizations and community stories.”
She is also active with the American News Women’s Organization of DC and The National Press Club in Washington DC.

About Sip With Socialites:
We are ladies who hosts monthly events to raise awareness and funds for our pet charities and causes, while raising a glass.
Founded in 2011, Sip With Socialites online is the best friend to fabulous young professionals. We feature national movers and shakers, influencers, and headline makers.

L2 Lounge
3315 Cady’s Alley NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 965-2001

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