DVF celebrates International Women's Day...Everything you need to know about day 2 of our events.
March 8th, 2018
9:30am: “Owning Your Narrative: Female Authors and Essayists on The Importance of Telling Your Own Story”
Today officially marks International Women’s Day, and we could think of no better way to begin the day than with the prolific writers who sat as panelists in our first event. Moderated by political commentator Sally Kohn, the panel featured Sloane Crosley, Anjali Kumar, Cleo Wade, Tiffany Dufu, and Akilah Hughes—all exceptional authors in their own right, but each with a distinct story to tell and different styles of expressing them.
10:15am: “Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges with Amy Cuddy”
Our second talk of the morning was by social psychologist Amy Cuddy on her specialty: the power of body language. In addition to giving the audience practical advice—sleep with your limbs expanded in every direction, for instance, to avoid anxiety dreams—Amy also shared some fascinating findings on body language. When someone’s lying, she said, they’ll “get the words right, and the facial expressions will be pretty convincing, but the rest of the body completely falls apart.” The reason? Body language is the only aspect of communication that we’re not urgently conscious of—and when it doesn’t match the emotions being communicated, it will give us away.
Afterwards, guests enjoyed a spot of mid-day shopping and experienced the customization stations, and even some VR-ing; set up in our Meatpacking store until Sunday are two sets of Windows Mixed Reality headsets that transport you to one of two places: our Spring 18 runway show, or all the way to El Salvador to see how the artisans employed by Sequence create their unique products.