What She Said Women Empowerment Event

In honor of Women’s History Month, Modern Day Wife (MDW) produced the What She Said Event in collaboration with the W Hotel Hollywood and L.A. STYLE Magazine on March 24th, 2022. The concept of #WhatSheSaid stands behind celebrating the powerful women who live in our communities. The event created a platform for women-owned brands, business leaders, influencers and more to learn from each other, connect, build community and share their experiences.

To kick off the MDW event, sponsors and influencers joined together for a fabulous Vanity Fair photo opp. Decor fun with Sierra Blooms, Blooming events co, Paper Gardens, Susie HalaHala’s Flowers & Events, Alpha Lit and Yaneth Events were at the forefront of the What She Said event and its exceptional instagrammable moments.

Hosted on the wet deck, the VIP Pre Party, featured a pre-toast sponsored by Chambord and Korbel featuring the Chambord Royale Cocktail the official What She Said Cocktail — swag bags, a book signing with Gloria Mayfield Banks, De Soi tasting and an exclusive photo opp. The MDW pop-up experience took part of the main event as guests shopped from women-owned brands with over 20 pop-ups available.

Guests later enjoyed fireside chats by Irina Sardaryan, Regional Manager for Rogers Benefit Group with over 20 years of experience and Gloria Mayfield Banks, author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker, celebrated for being the number one elite executive national sales director for Mary Kay in the world. These fireside chats were an opener for two panels that featured female entrepreneurs taking their respective industries by storm. The business power panel moderated by the publisher of L.A. STYLE Magazine Tricia Love Vargas, included, Chelsea Glauber, Tiffany Asamoah, Andrea Marcellus, Ann Marie Ahern and Angel Collins, Johanna Hernandez, Annie Graham, Diana Nguyen and Jasmine Washington. After a powerful conversation through the business power panel, the What She Said panel moderated by American television personality Julie Chen Moonves, included celebrities such as, Sharna Burgess, Cynthia Bailey, Gloria Mayfield Banks, Allegra Edwards, Heidy Cortez and Teddi Mellencamp.

To close off the What She Said event, MDW hosted a show stopping fashion show where select brands showcased their lines. From athleisure wear to luxe night on the town looks, the fashion show featured Esther Valentina, Ever & Ivy, Jane Israel, Ali8ned Apparel and Madison Savile.

About Modern Day Wife:

Dynamic duo Meagan Ayres and Meghan Fialkoff prove how women can have the whole package on all fronts, at home and in the office.They are the founders of Modern Day Wife (MDW), a platform that teaches women how to maximize their lives by “becoming executives of their career and home.” Through MDW they provide support and guidance for women who are aspiring to do it all. It is a community designed to help women at any stage of life–to connect, build resources and enjoy life.

MDW was born of the co-founders’ desire to help other women transform themselves into “modern day heroines.” They provide advice on how women can maintain their career and personal life intact; especially their family, relationships and social life. The platform offers members exclusive access to “The Vault” which unlocks invitations to events, a powerful collaborative social network and digital resources.

Vanity Fair Photo Opp

Line-up of Brands Featured at The Modern Day Wife Pop-Up Experience

Zhanelica Beauty

$30 || “Bella” Eyeshadow Palette 

12-color eye shadow palette pigmented, vegan, and cruelty-free made with love and no cruelty! Formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, and gluten.

Nsombii Athleisure

$95 Pants $50 Sports Bra || Ashiakle Goddess Yoga Set

Gorgeous, classic black and white can be worn year round. Premium quality, compression fit. Flat, high waistband for stomach support. Slenderizing, ultra soft and comfortable. Antimicrobial, smooth flatlock seaming, quick drying, moisture wicking, odor resisting, breathable with four way stretch.  

Hidden phone/key/card pocket in waistband. Great for any workout.  Athleisure at it’s finest.


$275 || Large Board

The Large board comes in a high-quality wooden square Lazy Susan tray that you’re gonna love and reuse. Its 17×17-inch diameter is filled with a variety of cheeses, cold cuts, fresh berries, dried fruits, and nuts among other seasonal items. It’s designed for 13-15 people. 

Trillion Candle

$48 || Signature 28

A rose damascena fragrance that can elicit positive memories and is a morning mood enhancer. The dominant floral theme is supported by an elegant woody accord highlighted by agarwood and sandalwood that is very pleasing. 

Anna Marti Cosmetics

$64.95 || La Péche Bundle with Bag

Anna Marti Cosmetics developed a line through her expertise that is vibrant and rich in color while maintaining high performance and maximum coverage. The color for La Pèche is inspired by the natural warm pinkish-orange colors of the peach fruit. AMC velvet-matte lipsticks deliver an attractive glowing color that’s comfortable and non-drying. 

I Love Juellez

$55 || Juellez Stone Choker

Beautiful Gemstone Handmade Chokers with 4mm Rounds + Goldfilled Accents (ask about Stainless Steel or Sterling Silver option) 


$205 || Blue Allium Textured Bikini Set

A true blue flower is a rare beauty, and so is this vivid, eye-catching suit. Blue Allium is a sophisticated high waist bottom or bikini cut. In a brilliant textured light blue terry-like fabric.

The Forward Female

$19/Monthly ||  Accountability Club Membership 30-days free

The Accountability Club is an encouraging virtual space for female entrepreneurs to consistently connect and empower one another in their business goals. Our mission is to give aspiring entrepreneurs the guidance, support, and necessary resources to feel empowered to make big changes in their lives and businesses.

Madison Savile

$595 || Shawl Collared Boyfriend Blazer in Tan Plaid

Longer hemline than our Classic Blazer, looser fit, but with the right amount of tailoring, our Boyfriend Blazer is the most versatile blazer . Pair it with jeans, shorts, a dress, yoga pants, our Boyfriend Blazer will elevate any outfit. Roll up the cuffs or scrunch up the sleeves and show off the slit design detail. The words Unstoppable & Fierce line the inside of our blazers to remind you that you are Unstoppable & Fierce!

Ever & Ivy

$395 || Absolutely Tantalizing

Power comes from within, and the boldness of this piece shows your power. Expertly crafted to feel cool and silky against your skin, this luscious choker is designed to be worn as a statement, needing no additions. Its classic grace is balanced by intensity to form an undeniable presence. Just like yours. The push clasp can be worn as a feature in the front or hidden in the back for ultimate flexibility.


$2,250 || Earl Bar Cart

Solid wood constructed barcart with hand cut joinery, tempered glass panels and fine metal accents. This cart is shown in walnut with clear glass and sold brass accents.

Via Orefici Jewelry

$2,000 || Contrasto R5

The difference in luminosity, texture and finishes defines the contemporary contrasto collection: geometric inspired designs create exciting contrasts between the knurled and polished gold where customization with gemstones and brilliant-cut diamonds will add preciousness.

Kandy Creations

$10 || Galaxy Nerd Candy Apple

Everyone should enjoy a handcrafted, sweet and filled with love treat from our certified gourmet Chef TweetyB. Each treat is uniquely made to satisfy each customers’ desirable sweet tooth. We also have our authentic treats from chef’s private original recipes available daily for shipping.

Hey Babe Modular Fine Jewelry

$349 || Black Agate and Turquoise Family Ring 

Black Agate & Turquoise a pair of Earth stones, strong and stable ground that will give you the right amount of confidence. These stones call for consistency and constancy. They will also eliminate lingering doubts and bring mental balance. They are also known to strengthen your physical endurance and overall health.


$39.99 || Reusable Tampon Applicator

Periods are not the problem. However, period products do cause a range of problematic environmental waste. 

Join this sisterhood by switching your disposable applicator to the Every Cycle reusable FDA cleared tampon applicator, the first with a storage compartment, and help eliminate 10,000+ plastic applicators of waste per person. Subscribe to our organic tampons that pair perfectly with the reusable tampon applicator.

Bella Boxed Candles

$22 Cotton Wick/$25 Woodwick || Coconut Milk + Lavender 

A beautiful and enticing blend of lavender with silky French vanilla infused with rich coconut milk and hints of musk. 

Mrs. A Swim

From $69 || Belize Capsule

Tie up knot bikini top with contrast 3 stripe elastic straps for that extra support and style. Wear it ‘backwards’ for a completely different bandeau look at the front and tie back. Matches well with any of the essential or Belize bottoms.

Luxe Femme Care

90 minute teeth whitening service  $150 Travel Fee $45 anywhere in LA county

Written by: Marianna Reyes
Vanity Fair Photo Opp Images by Centeno Portraits
Featured images by W Hollywood


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