The Powder Room series


The Powder Room series

  • Hosted by YWC Productions, Level 2 outside David Jones. View Map

Westfield Kotara and YWC Productions are proud to announce the launch of this winter’s chicest pop-up lounge, The Powder Room. The perfect space to explore and express empowerment through fashion, beauty and lifestyle. The Powder Room pop-up will host a series of exclusive events with inspiring guest speakers throughout the month of July.

Join host Emily Sarks from YWC Productions at our Thursday night panels to be inspired by some of Newcastle’s most influential women in the industry. There will even be a cheeky cocktail night, because, why not?

You’ll be able to mingle with other guests, eat delicious nibbles and sip of yummy refreshments in a beautifully styled space. Each guest will receive a goodie bag, tickets into the lucky door prizes and the chance to ask each panellist questions throughout the night.

Come in from the cold this winter and make sure to book your ticket now.

Schedule night one and two:

  • Arrive any time from 5:30pm
  • 6:30pm: Take a seat with your refreshments and nibbles as the panellists take the stage
  • 6:30pm - 8pm: Hear from from each of the panellists
  • 8pm - 9pm: Mingle with the panellists and guests
  • Guests are welcome to leave any time from 8pm

Tickets are $20 per person to each night OR book a 'Powder Package' where you get tickets to all three nights for the price of two **limited packages available. Book here.

We are proudly supporting Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation with 100% of ticket sales going to the charity. Find out more about HBCF here

Night one: Thursday 4 July - sold out

Night one will feature a Powder Panel with talks from Stylist Kate Kohler, Personal Trainer Nerida Bint and Life Coach Ruby Marsh to explore empowerment through fashion and lifestyle . Our guest speakers will discuss personal experiences with empowerment and how they help people on a daily basis to find their inner king and queen.

  • Kate will talk us through the process of personal branding and how to become your most confident self.
  • Ruby will take us through goal setting for a more productive work, life balance.
  • Nerida will share her story and benefits of exercise for a healthy life and mind.

Night two: Thursday 11 July - sold out

Night two will feature a Powder Panel with guest speakers Make-up Artist Stevi Hopkins, Beauty Advisor Bonnie Lee Mooney and Skincare Founder Kylie Myatt to explore empowerment through beauty & lifestyle. Each of the guest speakers on the Beauty Powder Panel come from different areas of an extensive beauty industry and help people to recognise their inner queen; from skin care to presenting yourself for the day ahead.

Stevi, Bonnie and Kylie will talk to us about their experiences with empowerment, share tips on applying a simple face of make-up and demonstrate a skin care routine. Together these women strive to inspire our community through beauty and can’t wait to share their insights with you.

Night three: Thursday 18 July

Night three of The Powder Room series brings us a cocktail tasting by the team from local bar and restaurant Ginger Megs. Logan Bendeich and Kaori Hughes will be shaking and twirling into our class with a demonstration and tasting of 5 of their classic cocktails. Each guest will be given a signature Ginger Megs cocktail on arrival and the chance to taste each cocktail from the demonstration. Learn about the spirits, bar life and have a bit of fun on our final night of the series. This night is the perfect excuse to bring your friends (or make some new ones) on a Thursday night.

About our speakers

Night one:

Kate Kohler:
Kate Kohler is one of the most innovate stylists in the industry, working to capture the true personality of her clients. Kate’s keen eye for style and knack for turning a vision into reality has earned her a shining reputation. Inspiring? We think so.

  • Find out more about personal styling with Kate here.
  • Follow Kate on Instagram here.

Nerida Bint:
If you’ve ever heard of the gym Lissome, the name Nerida Bint might ring a bell. As owner and founder of Australia’s biggest all-female gym, Nerida understands the ins-and-outs of female empowerment on a deep level. By empowering women physically and giving them a space to feel empowered, Nerida is creating a new community of strong, beautiful females every day.

  • Find out more about Lissome here.
  • Follow Nerida on Instagram here.

Ruby Marsh:
After years of working to help some of Australia’s wealthiest people create their dream homes, Ruby Marsh began to question what “success” really meant. Despite her creative role, she felt drained of inspiration and knew it was time to make a change. Making a career pivot that most women would fear, Ruby changed her course to become a guide for other women. Now operating her solo business, Ruby works with high-achieving women to reinvent themselves within their careers, so they can feel visible and find meaning in their work.

  • Find out more about Ruby Marsh here.

Night two:

Stevi Hopkins:
Undeniably one of Newcastle's favourite makeup artists, Stevi Hopkins makes women feel like queens on a daily basis. Inspired by her surroundings and everyday life, Stevi’s talent is undeniable. Meet Stevi and hear her advice on running a business and following your passion.

  • Find out more about Stevi's services here.
  • Follow Stevi on Instagram here.

Kylie Myatt:
Using all-natural ingredients, Kylie Myatt helps women feel good in their skin every day with her skincare line, Savant Apothecary. Helping women care for themselves and not be afraid of aging, Kylie empowers women to feel beautiful inside and out.

  • Find out more about Savant Apothecery here.

Bonnie Lee Mooney:
Newcastle-based Bonnie Lee Mooney took her desire to create and turned it into a dream career. A beauty advisor with a passion for inspiring women through beauty, Bonnie’s fresh style and desire to share her journey have brought her to where she is today. And though her craft is inspiring in its own right, her business acumen is equally as impressive.

  • Find out more about Bonnie's services here.
  • Follow Bonnie on Instagram here.

Find out more about YWC Productions here.