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What do you get when Nike Chicago takes over a high rise on the West Side? A WOMAN'S DREAM.
Last week, we hipped you to Nike's 8-week Air Society initiative and introduced you to a bomb Chi-town influencer and her morning mantras. Today, we're giving you a look inside the Chicago space we took over last week to provide an inside look at the sanctuary hundreds of Chi-town ladies experienced as the Air Society took flight.
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In addition to workouts hosted by Lauren Ash of Black Girl in Om , the space also featured a kitchen full of healthy eats and live nutrition chats courtesy of Dawn Jackson Blatner, author of The Flexitarian Diet and one of Chicago's top dieticians. The living area set the cozy stage for girl power panel chats featuring Air Society founding members including iPhone photo genius Swopes and fashion blogger Hayet Rida.
Downstairs, ladies had the option to partake in mini manicures provided by Gigi Giggles and Spifster and henna provided by Chicago's very own Kendra Williams of Crescent Moon Henna. A custom table setting curated by Chicago-based creative agency Bangtel doubled as an additional meeting space, allowing attendees to get face-to-face with female business owners like Jenna Blazevich, creater of Vichcraft - a company that specializes in hand craft processes, tactile mediums, and digital design. Jenna's brand also provided a patchwork station where attendees could create their own personalized Nike Air Society tote bag.
Last, but certainly not least, Nike provided a style closet that I, to be honest, would love to replicate in my own home. Ladies could readily purchase Nike apparel and the latest in Air sneakers AND shop style racks curated by local Chicago boutiques. The kicker here? All of these businesses are owned and operated by women. See the complete list of vendors below.
Nike Air Society Chi - Vendors List
Get a look inside the home of #AirSocietyChi for a tour of the digs that housed great fun, fellowship, and tons of SneakHER style in the video up top and, if you're in Chicago, be sure to check out the Air Society Chi website in order to keep up with events they'll be hosting throughout the summer.