Hallows Fashion Show Brings out the Ghouls, hosted by Johnson & Wales University’s Catwalk Club

October 28, 2016
7-8 p.m. Main Event
8-10 p.m. VIP After Party

The dark and beautiful Montclair Civic Center
6820 E. 12th Ave.
Denver, CO 80220

Johnson & Wales University’s Fashion Merchandising program and the Catwalk fashion student club hosts The Hallows, a fall fashion show debuting local boutiques on October 28. The student-only produced fashion show features fall/winter looks from Inpsyre BoutiqueCommon ThreadsBeckon Organic Yoga Clothing and Lawrence and Larimer

A portion of the event proceeds and silent auction benefit Clothes to Kids Denver, a nonprofit organization that provides free clothing to preschool-12th grade student from low-income or in-crises families.

Purchase tickets at: bit.ly/2dyboR0
General admission tickets are $3 before the show, $5 at the door. 

VIP tickets are $15 before the show, $20 at the door and includes front row seating, swag bag and entrance to the after party. After party features a silent auction, raffle, signature mocktails and heavy hor d’oeuvres. 

Instagram handle: @JWUDenverCatwalk

8th Paranormal Palace Denver Charity Halloween Event

8th Paranormal Palace Denver Charity Halloween Event
Saturday, 10/29/16
9:00 PM
McNichols Civic Center Building
144 West Colfax
Denver, CO 80202
Tickets here: Use “FashionDenver” for a discount

halloween-party-2016-denver-paranormal-palace-kevin-larson-presents5Just announced: Jason from “Friday the 13th” and Alex Vincent from “Child’s Play 1 & 2” will be judging the costume contest | DJ FutureFunk | Rowdy Shadehouse live band | UFC Superstar Brandon Thatch | Brandi Shigley Announcer | Sammy T live performance | Performers defy reality and gravity, world class slack line.

Denver Halloween commences  as you enter through the mouth of a 25’ skull and explore a cursed mausoleum ablaze with lights and crawling with the living dead.  Strongmen showcasing feats of strength, the Hall of Insane Clowns, the Damned City, a hanging crow’s cage, giant LED-lit swings, pyromaniac contortionists dangling from the rafters, purple lightning, a bodiless table, ghosts, illusions, shenanigans and whatever your imagination conjures into being.

From the funny, the crazy, the crafty, the scantily clad, the horrific…the guests’   movie-level costumes are entertainment in their own right for this Halloween in Denver.

halloween-party-2016-denver-paranormal-palace-kevin-larson-presents1Last year, the Little Green Plastic Army Men ousted Sesame Street’s Big Bird. Before that, Lieutenant Dan with the help of Forrest Gump taught Iron Man that he was a “Marvel shrimp.”  With $2000 on the line, who will go to battle this year?

Monster beats from Top 40 mash-ups to hip-hop 80’s and terrifying grooves that pound the Palace walls.

Liberating libations flow from the darkest realms and for VIPs, titillations from top shelf spirits and fermented crimson grapes fresh from the harvest abound.


Private entry, bar, bathrooms! An exclusive island sanctuary – at arm’s length from the hoard of damned souls.

Sweets, treats, smell my feets, you will find some good things to eats.


  • ALCOHOL INCLUDED in all ticket purchases
  • GA – $79
  • VIP – $129
  • Table Reservations – $99
  • Couch Pit – $299

Party with a Purpose as we celebrate V2 Education Foundation

www.ParanormalPalace.org by KevinLarsonPresents

Workshop: Fashion Sketching

WORKSHOP: Fashion Sketching 101
Taught by Elle Powell
Wednesday, October 12th 6:30-9:30
Green Spaces
2590 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205

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After Elle Powell did such an amazing job at our fashion camp, we knew pretty quickly that we wanted to have her back to teach an adult fashion sketching class!

The following will be covered in this 3 hour workshop…

  • Figure drawing of men and women, including hands, feet, face, and hair
  • Different fashion poses
  • Portraying different fabrics and silhouettes (drapery, pleats, knits, furs, satins, mesh, etc.)
  • Shading using color or graphite

Materials to use (start with basic paper, pencil and eraser, then adding pen/colored pencil/watercolor). Digital options can also be taught.

Fashion Sketching

Join us for this fun and informative workshop that will get you on your way to drawing out your fashion ideas!


The World is our Runway! Let’s walk it together!

Join us October 14th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm for an evening walk as we turn our sidewalks into our runway! Wear what makes you feel like you are a shining star on the runway and let’s start walking! Whether its a full outfit, stylin’ shoes, or the perfect hat. Feel welcome to to join us and have fun.

VOTE on your favorite designer from the Art Institute

Earlier this summer, I got to be a judge for a very special fashion competition hosted by the ArtScene by Denver8TV. 3 fashion students from the Art Institute showcased their couture dresses and now… it’s up to YOU to vote!! Poll closes October 25th!

Watch the runway shows and learn more about each designer… then cast your vote!

Couture for Confidence adds teen designer event

Couture for Confidence adds teen designer event

Bella BoutiqueBella Boutique, a Denver based non-profit that provides free prom gowns to teens in financial need is hosting Couture for Confidence on Saturday October 8th, 2016.  This event is a fundraising fashion show that features “ugly” prom dresses that are refashioned by Denver area designers.  These updated designs are featured in a fashion show and auctioned off during our live auction. 

Bella Boutique is excited to add a Teen Designer Competition to this year’s Couture for Confidence fundraising fashion show.  Teen designers will create designs from “ugly” prom gowns.  The teen designers will meet with our judges for an interview about how they created their designers.  The judges including Denver fashion industry professionals that will view the gown on a model as well as off the model to view the construction of the design.  During the event, these designs will be auctioned off during our silent auction.  The winners of the competition will be chosen both from judge’s scores and how the design is bid on in our silent auction.  A winner will be announced at the end of the night.  Come out and support Denver’s future designers. 

The event will take place on Saturday 10/8/2016 from 6:00-10:00 at 1055 Auraria Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204 in the basement suite.  Tickets can be purchased at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/bella-boutique-11243824655


For Interviews or question about the event, please contact Tia Hunsperger at 206-571-0332 or tia@belladenver.org

Fierce in the City 2 Wrap Up

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Atomic Sean does makeup for Dorian Phaero’s dancer Karen

Last night I attended Fierce in the City 2, produced by designer and producer Salwa Owens. This highly anticipated show brought together live music and fashion on an October outdoor Sunday evening.

When I arrived, designers, models and stylists were grouped together in the hustle an bustle of hair and makeup, practicing walks, and getting fitted for the fashions that were heading down the runway. The energy behind the scenes was exciting! I saw many familiar faces from our fashion industry and met many new faces!


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I’m wearing Salwa Owens jacket and shorts with my friend Jeremy Williard who wore his own design

While the hustle and bustle of the preparation for the show was happening, I hung out with my friend Dorian Phaero and Jeremy Williard in a quiet room. Jeremy designed Dorian’s outfit for his performance, bringing in that 90’s fresh feel.

Jeremy Williard and Dorian Phaero
Jeremy Williard and Dorian Phaero, Denver creatives.

7:30, the show began! It’s always lovely when a show starts right on time! One of the things that I loved about this show was the combination of live musical performances paired with a segment of the fashion show. It was a really entertaining element that flowed seamlessly during the show.

Musical performers included Vincent Powell, Season 13 top 20 finalist from American Idol 2013; Season 11 American Idol finalist Devan Blake Jones; Denver violinist Mia Herlinger; pop artist Dorian Phaero and choreographer and dancer Karen Carlson and Suzanne Simone.

Part 1: Andrea Li’s jewelry. Models dressed in white with beautiful pieces designed by Andrea Li. Each piece of jewelry was jaw dropping creating a sense of elegance and romance with each model that walked down the runway.

#AndreaLi at #FierceInTheCity2

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Part 2: Zofia Wosinska of ÉSTAINE. ÉSTAINE designs unique, luxurious accessories and apparel inspired by the hauntingly beautiful shapes, colors and patterns of the dyes used in diagnosis. Models wore black with pops of color from the beautiful accessories of ÉSTAINE. 

ÉSTAINE at #FierceInTheCity2

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Next up was leather and fur designer Andreas Tsagas. This segment added a sizzle of sexy! I fell in love with a few pieces that came down the runway, including the hooded purple sassy number. 

#AndreasTsagas at #FierceInTheCity2

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Next up Salwa Owens dressed amazing fierce women in our community, not models, real women that are bold and strong and doin’ their thang! It was so much fun to see these women walking the runway. Salwa’s ready-to-wear clothing line is perfect for the woman on the go. From business to out on the town to the gym, Salwa covers all the basis!

From last night’s show.. #SalwaOwens #FierceInTheCity2 showcasing amazing women in our community!

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We took a little intermission, just long enough to get warmed up and get a beverage and it was back to the grand finale of the show…. Salwa’s evening gown collection, fit for a queen! 

The #GrandFinale of #FierceInTheCity2 featuring #SalwaOwens jaw dropping dresses and gowns, fit for a queen!

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This show was absolutely fantastic! Sticking with the theme of “Fierce” it was absolutely on point with the fierceness that came out in the show… all coming from the brains of Salwa Owens who took her fierce passion for fashion and brought together an amazing group of designers, stylists, and entertainers for a night to remember!

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I love this image of Salwa right after the show ended, in her element of success shining, all the while being a loving mother of 3, a designer, a producer, and totally FIERCE!

Clementine’s Salon supporting Breast Cancer Research

Clementine'sClementine’s Salon (ranked by Elle magazine as one of the top two salons in Colorado) is offering a special promotion to contribute funds to breast cancer research. For ALL  Sara Happ products purchased during the month of October, Clementine’s will donate $5 to Susan G. Komen Colorado. 

Bumble & Bumble will also donate $5 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation for every Pret-a-powder sold (Clementine’s is a Bumble & Bumble exclusive salon).


Side note: I met Dani Everson (owner along with her husband) years ago through the fashion scene here in Denver and just fell in love with her bubbly energy and calming spirit. She’s a ray of sunshine in our city and it is so awesome to see her and her Clementine’s team thrive!

Clementine’s is located at 2009 W 33rd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

2016 Great American Beard & Moustache Championship

Great American Moustache

Beards and mustaches everywhere! It seems that so many of our Colorado men have a sexy stache or beard and now these facial haired men (and women) will have the opportunity to congregate and compete with one another at the 2016 Great American Beard And Moustache Championship!

I’m hosted the beard and mustache competition earlier this summer at the Denver County Fair. Joe Mills, the tall one right behind me, is one of Fashion Denver’s besties!

Ready or Not, Hair They Come! Competitors From Across the Continent Converge in Denver for the 2016 Great American Beard and Moustache Championship Sponsored by Remington Beard Boss

The North American Competitive Beard and Moustache Alliance, working with corporate sponsor Remington Beard Boss, presents the 2016 Great American Beard and Moustache Championship at the Summit Music Hall in Denver, Colorado, USA on September 24th.

Great American Beard FestivalDenver, CO — From the Pacific to the Atlantic, from Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Mexico, facial hair has become commonplace today, with seemingly every demographic adopting beards and moustaches. While this may be a new fashion statement for some, everyday beard and “stache” growers have been competing for decades to see who can win bragging-rights and titles for the best facial hair. The North American Competitive Beard and Moustache Alliance (NACBMA, or more simply, “The Alliance”) was formed back in 2011 to help bring together facial hair clubs from around the hemisphere and promote grassroots charity beard and moustache competitions. The Alliance upholds the traditions of the World Beard and Moustache Association and has been working for five years to develop the ultimate in championships. Now, with their corporate partner, Remington Beard Boss, and other sponsors, they are ready to put on the 2016 Great American Beard and Moustache Championship!

Current NACBMA President and GABMC judge Chad Roberts puts it this way, “Between our 42 member clubs, we’ve hosted hundreds of charity facial hair competitions. We’ve learned what to do, what to avoid, and how to have a fun time while helping others. We’re glad that the Championship gives everyone a great reason to travel to Colorado and experience Denver and the natural wonders that abound throughout the state.”

The Championship will be held at the Summit Music Hall in Denver on the 24th of September, and is being hosted by the Boulder Facial Hair Club and the Rocky Mountain Beard and Moustache Club. The Alliance was looking for the best of the best when it comes to facial hair and has brought on a team of qualified, high profile judges:
● Aarne Bielefeldt (California) from IFC TV’s “Whisker Wars”
● Bryan Nelson (Texas), VP of the World Beard and Moustache Association (WBMA)
● Chad Roberts (Virginia), NACBMA President
● Lacey St. George (Colorado) of Lace Face Glass, and experienced facial hair judge
● Paul Roof (South Carolina), Commander of the Holy City Beard & Moustache Society
● Tommie Roe (Washington), Past WBMA Judge
● Warren Lille (Manitoba), Barber/Stylist, from Beard Team Canada

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT http://www.greatamericanbmc.org/competition

Live. Love. Lash!!!

Live Love LashAs some of you may know, I’ve been experiencing what it’s like to have eyelash extensions! After having contacts for over 30 years and finally getting contacts, it has been such a fun adventure to be able to play up my eyes. Not to mention that it’s become a way for me to really relax and just be quiet for an extended amount of time.

A couple of months ago, I met the beautiful and fabulous Riann Decker, instructor and manager at Live Love Lash in Cherry Creek North. From the moment that she did my first set of lashes, I fell in love. Not with just the eyelash extensions but with the conversation, relaxation, energy, and the way I feel when I leave.

Where did you grow up? 

Denton, Texas.

What made you decide  to move to Colorado ? 

Originally I was asked to help out at Live Love Lash during the busy holiday season this past year. I fell in love with the studio, the girls working there, and the state, that I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.   

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HikingWhat are 3 of your favorite things about living in Colorado? 

Hard to narrow it down to just 3:

1. The weather (y’all actually have seasons here!)

2. Seeing the mountains daily (I have the best view from my apartment)

3. The endless amount of activities to choose from.   

What do you do for self care, to lift yourself up and rejuvenate? 

I like to sit in a quiet room, snuggled up to my dogs and reflect on the things I am grateful for, everything I have accomplished and the wonderful people I have in my life. I work out 3 days a week at Tease Pole Studio and take as many bubble baths as I can.


To learn more about Riann, keep up with her Instagram! Book your appointment and use  “FashionDenver” as your promo code for a little discount off your services!

Live Love Lash
2717 E 3rd Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 388-5274 

Supporting Colorado designers since 2004 through production of fashion markets, fashion shows, and business development

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