Merry Market at the Mansion: Sunday, December 7th!

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Merry Market at the Mansion
Sunday, December 7th 10am-5pm
Grant-Humphreys mansion
770 Pennsylvania
Free and Open to the public

We are busy at work preparing for our annual holiday fashion market!  This holiday market marks 10 years since the inception of Fashion Denver and will feature 25 local Colorado fashion businesses in a shopping environment, 3 themed fashion shows, music, and jewelry making downstairs.

While the upper level of the mansion is full of shopping, the lower level of the mansion will be action packed with music and activities. Attendees will see exclusive musical performances from members of Paper Bird and from Fashion Denver founder Brandi Shigley. Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design will host “Make and Take” workshop creating a jewel collar accessory and Lowbrow will have a gigantic coloring sheet for all to enjoy, all in the beautiful downstairs of this 1902 mansion.

Fashion Denver’s holiday market has become a decade long tradition of incorporating fashion fun into the Denver community with a holiday twist.

“To see how far our fashion industry has grown over the past 10 years is so exciting! It is an honor to be a part of it all. Denver has grown in many ways, the fashion industry and local businesses are striving in our community,” says Brandi Shigley.

A big thank you to Mallory Sherwood Engelstad for the wonderfully fun artwork! Check out her work at http://www.pocopost.com/

Merry Market sponsors

FEATURED BUSINESSES
Alternate Decision Clothing
Bad Cat Mittens
Dose Apparel
Elle Muse 1961
Fashion House of Rae Marie
Gino Velardi
Heather and Hide
I GET DOWN Clothing & Apparel
Indyink
Katybelle
La Chiva
Lowbrow
Marie-Margot Couture
Meraki Moon
MKaltenbach
Pocopost (our featured artist who designed our merry market!)
Purelux Boutique
Salwa Owens
Shae Designs
shop billie
Spirit Pervades Matter
Stritch
Style Driven

Help-Portrait with Warren Village, Studio Salon and Dave Sands

We are so excited to partner up with Warren Village, Studio Salon and Dave Sands for the December 6th Help-Portrait! Help-Portrait is a global movement of photographers, hairstylists, and makeup artists using their time, tools, and expertise to give back to those in need.

We have selected Warren Village to be the organization that we work with and with our neighbors a half block away at Studio Salon, what a perfect opportunity to put to use the talent that is right on our own block of Bannock Street!

Warren Village exists so low income, single parent families can achieve
sustainable personal & economic self-sufficiency.

“As a salon owner I understand the importance of beauty and as a woman I understand the need to feel beautiful.  For my staff and I, the greatest gift we can give this holiday season is the gift of beauty.  If we can ignite a spark within these women, boosting their confidence and self esteem, than we are giving the greatest gift we possibly can,” says Andrea Tucker owner of Studio Salon.

Dave Sands“Giving someone a reason to smile is a wonderful gift!”, says Dave Sands, Denver photographer.

Dave Sands came to us with the idea to be part of the December 6th global movement and it was a no brainer! That is what Fashion Denver is all about, giving creative people a platform to shine, and with such a wonderful cause, we couldn’t be more thrilled!

Some of the women that will be receiving the makeover will be models in our holiday fashion market the following day!

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Stay tuned to see how the day turned out!

 

 

Find our Red Ball and win tickets to Red Ball!

Somewhere, out on the streets of Denver, rollin’ around in one of Denver’s amazing style boutiques is our Red Ball! Find this Red Ball, snap a picture, and hashtag #RedBallDenver. The first person to do so will win a set of tickets to Red Ball!

#RedBallDenver and win 2 tickets to this amazing fashion show!
#RedBallDenver and win 2 tickets to this amazing fashion show!
Stritch

Grand opening of STRITCH

Denver is going to be welcoming a new boutique, Stritch. The shop will focus on highlighting local designers, as well as global brands. The celebration will begin on Friday, Nov. 21 at 3326 Tejon St. in LoHi. Although the store will be open all day, starting at 5 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m., the event will have a red carpet, champagne, raffle, and more.

Stritch“I am so excited to open a store and contribute to the growing Denver fashion community,” said Megan Timlin, founder and owner of Stritch.

This is no ordinary retail opening. Stritch is a fashion experience. Their sales staff is trained on every brand we sell, providing customers with extensive product knowledge and customized suggestions. Not only do they carry local designers, but the store has curated a selection of brands from L.A., New York, London and Copenhagen.

“I think to a lot of customers this diversity will have a particular appeal,” said Timlin. “In addition, we are so excited to be a part of the growth of the LoHi area, as our boutique is positioned in a really fantastic location.”

Part of the inspiration for this boutique is Timlin’s love of the local Denver fashion scene. For this reason she has sought out local designers. Stritch is thrilled to have Salwa Owens‘ and Megan Kaltenbach’s designs in the boutique.

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“We are so excited and honored to have MKaltenbach Jewelry represented in Stritch in its fabulous Lo-Hi Denver location,” Kaltenbach commented on the recent decision to have Stritch carry her jewelry. “Working with the fashion-savvy Strtich team has already been such a blast and we cannot wait for its doors to open on November 21!”

“I am thrilled for the grand opening of Stritch and to see some of my designs hanging on it’s racks! I have loved working with Megan and appreciate the fact that she has a clear idea of who her client is already. As a designer, that is the kind of buyer I want to work with, and the kind of boutique I believe will do well,” Owens said regarding her experience of working with Timlin.

The fully renovated space features an inviting 1,500 square-foot space that includes rustic elements that compliment the custom design work by Jodie Roth Cooper throughout the store. Taking it a step further, the Stritch team has created a mobile boutique, Stritch on the Run. Timlin was determined to find a bus that captures the essence of the shop and could go anywhere in the city.

Stritch is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information about Stritch, please visit www.stritch.co, call 720.468.3250, or visit their location in LoHi. Follow the Stritch On The Run journey at #stritchontherun.

Street Boutique

Denver Street Boutique Parks at Fashion Denver!

We are  so excited to have The Denver Street Boutique at the Fashion Denver headquarters on a much warmer day when it’s not 0 degrees out!! Stay tuned for dates!

Lindsey TreesRead our interview with Lindsey Trees, brains behind this stylish mobile fashion boutique!

What inspired you to create Denver Street Boutique and how long have you been around?

I love fashion and have ALWAYS wanted my own store. I stumbled upon the concept of a Fashion Truck which made my dream so much more realistic! Bought the truck in May and were live in August – about 90 days in biz at this point.

How would you describe the fashions that you carry?

Stylish, trendy women’s clothing at a moderate price. I am all about trends, but do capture classic styles as well.

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Lindsey’s favorite item

What item of clothing / accessory can you not live without. Please take a picture of it too!

My latest obsession is my sequin-sleeved army jacket. I sought it out at LA market and is now a chilly weather staple :)

What are you doing when you’re not on the truck?

Usually hanging with my kiddos and hubby, but you can likely find me doing yoga, running or drinking wine with friends :) I also LOVE travel, just doesn’t happen enough these days.

What 3 things would you want if stranded on an island?

A cushy lounge chair, vino and a good book.

What are your thoughts on the Denver fashion scene?

It is on the up and up! I feel like Denver is definitely starting to show its true fashionista and I am excited to be joining the community in this exciting time!

What’s in store for the next 6 months?

E commerce – #1 goal is getting The Street Boutique store online…a solid weekly schedule will be in the works too so we are easier to track down.

What is the best way to find you and your fabulous truck on the streets?

Facebook and Instagram. We will have a calendar online in 2015 as well, part of our goal to be more predictable :)

Beyond The Lights FREE screening 11/12

Open your heart and find your voice. You and a guest are invited to a free special advance screening of BEYOND THE LIGHTS on 11/12 in Denver!

To get your complimentary passes visit http://www.relativityscreenings.com/Fashion. (Passes admit up to 2, while supplies last. Passes do not guarantee admission as theater is overbooked. ARRIVE EARLY!) BEYOND THE LIGHTS in theaters 11/14!

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Call out for our Holiday Fashion Market

Fashion Denver’s Holiday Fashion Market
The Grant-Humphreys Mansion
770 Pennsylvania Street
Sunday, December 7th
10-5pm
Set up 8-10

Booth space fees:
$145.00  space only
$155.00 with table

Fashion Denver Holiday This fashion market officially celebrates 10 years of Fashion Denver and we are excited to once again, have this market at the glorious Grant-Humphreys mansion!

Clothing and accessory designers are invited to come and set up a mini shop and share their fashion collections for the holiday gift giving! You keep all sales and we promote this event like crazy and just in time for the holiday season!

The market opens to the public at 10am and runs until 5, with 3 different fashion shows that run through the course of the day.

The benefits for involvement are as follows:

– Extensive PR 6 weeks leading up to the event:

– Postcards distributed throughout the state listing participating designers names

– Link to your website from Fashion Denver’s site. We estimate about 8000 unique hits per month

– Your fashions will be featured in the fashion show!

– You keep 100% of sales. Keep in mind YOU are responsible for sales tax.

– An opportunity for your designs to be featured in our fashion shows with access to our images from the show and event.

Please fill out this application and Fashion Denver will review the application and get back to you to let you know if you have been accepted into the show!

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

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