The Hamptons Launch Party for Eleven by Venus Williams

We are So EXCITED to share today’s feature.  As you may know, Adria and I had the pleasure of designing graphics for tennis super star Venus William’s new tennis clothing line, Eleven by Venus Williams!  The first launch party was in Miami and we shared that back in May.

Just a week ago Adria and I traveled to the Hamptons to attend Venus’ launch party at the Southampton home of Rita Schrager.  Harrison & Shriftman produced the beautiful event.  Working with principal Lara Shriftman is always a pleasure!

We are thrilled to share the photos from the star studded event!

Rita’s house was featured in Elle Decor last year and we were so excited to see it in person.  What a gorgeous estate!

Adria and I got a few fun shots with Venus Williams.  We were decked out in her new line, Eleven by Venus Williams.  Be sure to check it out online.  The shirt and stretchy capris were so soft and comfortable.  I adore how there is a little handwritten graphic on the bottom inside of the shirt, too, from Venus.

The cutie himself, Lucas Bacardi Shriftman, practiced with Venus at the beginning of the party.  She is so inspiring!

The beautiful gardens led down to a private tennis court where everyone socialized and enjoyed passed appetizers and cocktails.

Venus hit balls with some of the guests.  She is so graceful and makes every shot look effortless!

 

Venus Williams poses with author Gigi Levange Grazer.

 

Star Jones attended the event and posed with Venus Williams on the garden’s tennis court.

 

Rita Schrager’s beautiful daughters attended. (Sophia Schrager, Venus Williams, Ava Schrager) along with Luca Blechman and Lucas Bacardi Shriftman.

 

Shane Talbott (of Talbott Teas!), Venus Williams and Steve Nakisher.

 

Venus Williams with Christopher Burch! (More on Chris later.  We are obsessed with his new company, C. Wonder!)

 

Micheal Michelle, Russell Simmons and Venus Williams. (Yes, that is right. Russell Simmons!)

 

Micheal Michelle’s son, J. Brandon, looked so cute and preppy!

Martha Stewart Weddings’ own Darcy Miller and daughter along with Venus and Dylan Lauren!  Darcy was SO sweet.  She snapped a picture of Adria and I and posted it on her twitter!  What an amazing and inspiring lady!

 

Monika Chiang. I love her shoes.

Cristina Greeven Cuomo, Venus Williams and Gigi Howard.

Lyn Andrea Price (Venus’ sister), Star Jones and Venus Williams.

Dylan Lauren of Dylan’s Candy Bar sporting an adorable look and holding a Wilson tennis racquet.  (Could she be any cuter!?)

 

Chet Lott with Venus Williams and Chet’s son.  Do you see sweet little Harold Regionald Williams (Venus’ dog) in the background? Cutie pie!

 

Davide Tomassoni.

Georgia Harrison, Elizabeth Harrison and Venus Williams.

Jamee Gregory and Venus Williams.

 

Kelli Delaney (of KD Hamptons!) with friends.

The Lott Family.

Venus Williams and Dylan Lauren.

Richard Johnson and Venus Williams.

Mark Ein and Venus Williams.

 

Jessica White.

Author Gigi Grazer attended (isn’t she so gorgeous!?) and was dressed in Eleven by Venus Williams.  See our post later next week from her book launch party for “The After Wife” that we attended during our time in the Hamptons.

It was a HOT day but so enjoyable to be around so many amazing and inspiring people.

We designed printable graphics for the event including the invitation, party flags for the appetizers, mini cupcake toppers, water bottle wraps, tray liners and more!

We had the honor of meeting Venus’ personal chef, Lauren Von Der Pool, while she was preparing the food for the event.  Venus is on a vegan diet so the appetizers served were all vegan and I can honestly say they were delicious!  I could be vegan if I had Chef Lauren Von Der Pool on my side!

Look at the melon “cake” she created! SO genius!

Amazing smoothies by Jamba Juice!  The Berry UpBEET (a favorite of Venus Wiliams), was served to the guests. I can see why it is her favorite! So fresh tasting and not too sweet!

 

We loved learning about Makeup For Ever at the event.  They provided court-side makeup touch-ups and provided gift-pouches to all of the guests as they parted.  I am now obsessed!

What an amazing experience to meet and talk with Venus Williams and all of her friends!  I have to let my high school tennis coach know about this! ;-)

Be sure to check out Venus’ new line, Eleven by Venus Williams.  Whether you play tennis, golf or just enjoy a good workout, she has something for everyone.  I adore her fun, bold patterns and prints!

More to come from our Hamptons trip!

*****

A special thanks to Kelli Delaney of KDHamptons for some of the photography.

 

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2 Responses to “The Hamptons Launch Party for Eleven by Venus Williams”
  1. Jean Ruff says:

    Beautiful photos, amazing food and my personal favorite Grey Goose!!! So glad you could be a part of this.

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