Students took part in a Yoga Pants Party event at Wayside to show off their favorite skin-tight apparel on Saturday night.
CMU PINK, a group on campus that promotes Victoria’s Secret, promoted the event. The group, which came to be this semester, has two representatives on campus, as well as many volunteers who provide support for the company through events and free handouts.
“Basically, the event offered raffles for the new collection and the rest of Wayside was still open to the public,” Plainwell senior Kaitlyn Horton, a Victoria’s Secret intern and one of the CMU PINK representatives, said.
The doors at Wayside opened at 10 p.m. for the Yoga Pants Party, which was only held in the VIP section of the bar.
“We’re a new RSO,” said Annie Mackenzie, a senior from Plymouth and a member of Her Campus. “We’re nationally sponsored with PINK, too, and we want to help promote it on campus.”
The event at Wayside was co-sponsored by Her Campus, which is also nationally sponsored by Victoria’s Secret. The event featured a door drawing where participants put their name and number into a fishbowl and were entered for the chance to win an outfit from the Street Sport collection.
Megan Bayham, a senior from Ypsilanti and a volunteer for the Street Team, said there were a lot of freebees at the event and numerous chances to win PINK products.
“We have the fishbowl, where you enter your name and number to have the chance to win a PINK outfit,” Bayham said. “But we also have the PINK wall, where whoever takes the most creative picture can also be entered to win.”
Other freebies also included foam fingers and drink coozies, as well as possible prizes for whoever had the most “PINKed-out” outfit.
As a volunteer, Bayham said she works to promote different events on campus and meets with the campus representatives to talk about them, as well as wearing PINK to promote the product.
“I think it’s going really well,” Maggie Mackenzie, a sophomore from Grand Rapids said. “I liked all the free samples, and I think it’s a really good partnership between CMU PINK and Her Campus.”
Horton said other events coming this fall for PINK include a fashion blogger event, a mystery campus box, a bra and panty party and a fashion show viewing party.