‘Savvy Women’ Host May Happy Hour, Fashion Show

Loudoun’s newest women’s networking group, Savvy Women of Northern Virginia, will hold its first monthly event Wednesday, May 18.

The Jeans Whisperer in downtown Leesburg showcases some of the styles that will be on parade at the May 18 Savvy Women of Northern Virginia fashion show. (Danielle Nadler/Loudoun Now)
The Jeans Whisperer showcases some of the styles that will be on parade at the Savvy Women of Northern Virginia fashion show. (Danielle Nadler/Loudoun Now)

The group was founded by Meryl Greenhill, who noticed when she moved to the area from California that Loudoun County had several groups for women, but none that quite fit what she was looking for.

“Savvy Women of Northern Virginia is for the more mature woman, those in a more mature age group—more savvy women,” she said.

Next week’s happy hour event, held at Belmont Country Club, will feature two dozen vendors. Most are Loudoun-based businesses that will be ready to pamper those in attendance with chair massages, hair blowouts, waxing services and an eyelash bar.

The centerpiece of the evening will be a fashion show with young women showing off the latest styles from local boutique The Jeans Whisperer. Owner Jan Forman plans to showcase items that can be found in her shop in downtown Leesburg, including those in the Bronte Collection, from a West Palm Beach, FL, designer who designs exclusively for The Jeans Whisperer.

(Danielle Nadler/Loudoun Now)
(Danielle Nadler/Loudoun Now)

“Her style is a little bit bohemian with a western flare,” Forman said. “The clothes are very feminine, very original. You won’t see them anywhere else.”

Savvy Women of Northern Virginia’s monthly events are meant to show professional women that networking can be fun and, if done right, can foster genuine friendships. “I want people to learn how to help each other, give each other leads and work together as a family,” she said.

The Savvy Women of Northern Virginia’s happy hour and fashion show event is free and runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane in Ashburn. RSVP at Savvy Women of Northern Virginia’s Facebook page.

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