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85 Broads Beijing Progressive Dinner: Women in fashion speak at former royal residence


 3 hours & 30 minutes

85 Broads Beijing Progressive Dinner: Women in fashion speak at former royal residence

Making strides in style: Women in fashion

It’s spring and as the seasons change, so must the world of fashion. We invite you to experience the whims and stories of our fabulous women in fashion. Inspiring us for the evening…

Joanna Riley Weidenmiller — From decorated athlete to the F.B.I then marketing extraordinaire to professional model in China. Joanna blazes her way through life, finding adventure and expressing herself stylistically all the while. Featured on LadyBrilleMag, Ms. Weidenmiller is CMO and partner of, a network of high-level fashion professionals using the latest web 2.0 and mobile technology to market their brands. Her focus and mission is to increase exposure, revenues and monetization for the leading brands as they go global.

Lu Liu — Leaving home at 16 to explore the world, she gained her unique perspective growing up between an artistic family in China and a boarding school in the Leysin, Switzerland. Since fashion had always been an interest she went to Paris, France, and studied to become a fashion designer. After two years there, she went to New York, and graduated from Parsons School of Design in May 2006 with a Gold Thimble Award. She has dressed P Diddy, Rihanna, and graced the cover of Vogue magazine numerous times. Ms. Liu is one of the first Chinese fashion designers to open her own store with a ready-to-wear collection.

Elisabeth Koch — Always having been a head-wear fanatic, Elisabeth started her own vintage Collection Privée as a teenager. This led her to attend the renowned Wombourne School of Millinery in the UK. After graduation, she set up Elisabeth Koch Millinery in order to realise the hats in her sketchbooks. Ms. Koch has been featured in top fashion magus from Harper’s Bazaar to Vogue and her flair has dressed the British princess to be, Kate Middleton.

92 Nanchizi
Located on the east bank of the Forbidden Palace, this courtyard was once home to Duoergun Regent 400 years ago. Today this royal residence is a hidden gem used for private dining and exclusive events. 85 Broads Beijing Chapter members and guests will enjoy a night of inspiring style and dine next to a 500-year old Beijing city wall, upon which the courtyard was built. Please join us for this unique night in fashion and history.

92 Nanchizi, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
+86 138 0104 2177 南池子大街92号(由普渡寺前巷入)

6:30 pm – Registration
7:00 pm – Opening Remarks & Speaker Introduction
7:30 pm – Dinner served
Please purchase your seats in advance using the following before April 25th:
200RMB / 85 Broads members
285RMB / Non-members

D-SATA by CuR : DimSum of all things Asian
OPEN Saturday from 1 – 9 p.m. daily.
Boutique: A116 Nali Patio, #81 Sanlitun North Road
北京 朝阳区 三里屯北街81号 那里花园 1层 A116
P: +86 139 1091 2105

CC Sweets
Open noon – 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday
6 Central Park Tower 11 # 109, Chaowai Dajie, Chanoyang district.
P: +86 139 0116 8097

85 Broads Members $31 (200RMB)
Non-Members $44 (285RMB)
Payments made to before April 25, 2011

Purchase at the door
250RMB / 85 Broads members
335RMB / Non-members

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