Gill of all Trade

Sip, Swap & Style feat: Wellness Warrior, Gill of all Trades & One Hope Wine

Tailcoat Times had the pleasure of attending a great sip, style and swap party held at Simply Erinns Salon in Cambridge, MA. The theme for this event was the highly celebrated and gone to soon television show Girlfriends. The event concept was broken down into the wardrobe styles of the 4 main characters of the show:

Joan (played by: Traci Ellis Ross) #bossybabe

  • Classic
  • Tailored suits 
  • Fitted dresses 
  • Pumps 

Lynn (Persia White) #artsybabe

  • Boho chic / Edgy
  • Edgy 
  • Graphic T's
  • Flowy blouses
  • Leather leggings
  • Jeans 
  • Flats/Booties 

Maya (Golden Brooks) #workingclassbabe

  • Trendy
  • Staple pieces / mix & match
  • Skirts
  • Blouses 
  • Stilletos 

Toni (Jill Marie Jones) #businessbabe

  • Fashionista 
  • Blazers
  • Pencil skirts 
  • Blouses 
  • Camisoles 
  • Slingbacks 

Each character sheet was accompanied by a small collection of clothes representing the described fashion. The event also had a full clothing rack of style swap options to choose from. All of the swap/donate items were an even exchange which is great for the closet and the wallet.

Fashion, organization, wellness and entrepreneurship carried over into the introductions of all 3 event hosts as well: 


ONEHOPE Wine (Monica Hall-Porter) was the beverage sponsor for this fun filled event. I am sure many of you have seen the ONE HOPE brand advertising and promoting during many popular events in the New England area including A Maven's World brand, The popularity is not just in the fantastic quality of the brand but the generous philanthropic platform ONEHOPE is based on, Sip, savor, and support! ONEHOPE is a California-based social enterprise that sells wine and other products and services to raise awareness and funding for charitable organizations and social causes. ONEHOPE donates half of its profits to charity and each ONEHOPE wine varietal supports a different charitable cause or organization.The company's charitable donations are made through the ONEHOPE Foundation. The Foundation has raised over $1 million for various charities. The company also offers gourmet coffee, gift baskets and wine crates. 


Linda Wellness Warrior (Linda Wells) brought a wealth of knowledge on investing in the best you possible along with some nutritious and delicious items to snack on while perusing the clothing. The wellness warrior slogan; Release Habits, Embrace You really resonated throughout her introduction to the attendees, Often times during style swaps shoppers are hesitant to participate and are often concerned they won't find any items that fit. Lind really did fantastic job of encouraging body acceptance and journeying to wellness one step at a time. The Wellness Warrior's current program is the #90andSumChange. This is a comprehensive wellness program designed to empower participants to release habits that are no longer serving them and to begin the work of finding their inner warrior. The 90-day virtual and in-person small group coaching program has been created and refined with the participants health, happiness and individualized goals in mind. The next session begins April 16th, 2016.


Gill of All trades (Gillian N. Miller) is an Independent Contractor/Virtual Assistant, specializing in social media communications, project management, organization, events and administrative tasks. During her introduction she discussed some of the principals and benefits of Feng shui , encouraging the audience to take control of their life through balance and simplicity. Gillian did a wonderful job engaging with attendees by assisting them in trying on some of the different clothing offered in the swap as well as suggesting a few simple tricks for maximizing closet space and minimizing clutter. 


Stayed tuned for the next sip, swap and style event!