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Sahar Paz Book Reading

“Be the shero of your story.”

Just a reminder that the Sahar Paz book reading is in 3 days! Sahar Paz will be reading out of her book, “Find Your Voice: The Life You Crave is a Conversation Away” on April 25th from3pm-5pm at the Fashion Denver Headquarters. The book reading will be free and open to the public.

In “Find Your Voice” Sahar shares the stories that not only took her voice, but brought back her voice. The book also serves as  a guide for you to peel back your layers to listen and understand your inner voice. Finding your voice is not a one size fits all remedy. Sahar will share how she found the right remedy, a perfect and realistic way of living.

Follow the Facebook link below and RSVP to the event. If you RSVP, you will be entered into a raffle where you will be eligible to win a “I am the shero of this story” journal and tank top as well as one free 45 minute coaching session.

To read more about Sahar and her book visit her website at http://saharpaz.com and to RSVP to the Facebook invite follow this link https://www.facebook.com/events/629443910490375/

Hope to see you all there!

Denver Boutique Tour

Last Thursday Brandi and I were out and about running errands. While we were out,  we got the chance to visit both Class Act Collective boutique and Whorl shop, to pick up items for our spring market photo-shoot. It was a lot of fun meeting both of the owners and getting to see the different collection of boutiques Denver provides.

At Class Act Collective we were greeted with a warm welcome by Alexis, the owner. She gave us a tour of her space image2and welcomed us in with open arms. She carries an eclectic variety of merchandise. It ranges from black leather leggings to elegant lacy dresses. She has fun jewelry and accessories suc h as hats and purses. She also carries menswear which is hip and spunky. Even the outside of her boutique screams exciting. Alexis herself has a very loud image1and electrifying personality and it shows in her boutique. Brandi even got to walk away with a super cute baby blue Chanel style patch purse. We had a lot of fun looking around Class Act Collective, if you are looking for the perfect outfit at an affordable price, Class Act is definitely the place to go!

After Class Act, we stopped by Whorl shop in Highlands. image3The minute we stepped in the store we were welcomed by Michael, the director of operations and Megan, the owner. Whorl has a very sophisticated feel to the boutique, as well as a cozy feeling. Whorl carries a variety of clothing that is all fashion forward image4and unique. You can find basic items as well as items you can wear for a formal event. The merchandise Whorl carries is very sleek and suave, even their sweatshirts are classy. They carry brands from local designers as well as a collection of other names and brands. It is definitely a one of a kind destination, where any women would love to shop in.

To learn more about Class Act Collective, you can visit their website at http://www.classactcollective.com/ and go visit Alexis at the boutique!

To learn more about Whorl shop, you can visit their website at http://www.whorlshop.com/ and visit Megan and Michael at the shop!

Support local shops around Denver! You’ll never know what you’re going to find!

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Spring Fashion Market Designers: Class Act Collective

We are thrilled to announce another retailer that will be apart of our Spring Market, Class Act Collective!

Alexis Bennett apart of Class Act Collective is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver. She received a BA in communication and a minor in legal studies. A string of unfortunate events have steered her life into a whole new direction. Up until 2009, she was a professional athlete, ranking top fifteen in the world of big mountain skiing. She was then hit by a drunk driver and had to have a hip surgery, which took away her career a professional skier.

Shortly after her accident and subsequent surgery, her father was killed in a gold mining explosion. As the fourth generation gold miner from Colorado, her father taught me the importance of hard work and perseverance. He truly loved what he did. If Alexis could speak to him today, she doesn’t think he would have any regrets. He was an inspiration to her and always encouraged her to follow her dreams.

As the fifth generation in Colorado, she has always had a dream to open her own boutique. She decided there was no better time than now! 10460241_827918323905556_8489028884908779716_nShe is now officially the owner of Class Act Collective! It is an intimate boutique that carries a unique variety of apparel and accessories for men and women, new and vintage, from near and far. It’s an urban boutique that is fun, funky, and eclectic and truly has something for everyone. The boutique supports local artists and designers and will continue to support the community. The boutique carries many Colorado based companies including Alexis’ designs.

A part of Alexis’s vision was to create an outdoor community gathering place where she can hold events. It is also a place where friends, family, strangers, and people of all walks of life can come together to shop, socialize, listen to music, support local entrepreneurs, and be merry!

Alexis feels we have lost human-to-human interaction due to the internet and she created a place where all are welcome to enjoy a good conversation, share stories, play dress up and smile.

“Keep Colfax Classy at Class Act Collective!”

If you would like to learn more about Class Act Collective you can visit their website at http://www.classactcollective.com/

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Spring Fashion Market Designers: Whorl Shop

We are thrilled to announce another retailer that will be apart of our Spring Market: Whorl Shop!

Whorl, formally known as Stritch was founded in 2014 by Denver native Megan Timlin, the company is made up of three fashion industry professionals. Their love for style, networking and client relations offers an innovative yet inviting fashion brand unlike anything the community has seen before.

At Whorl, they strive to help women embrace who they are and their style without compromise. lsThey also bring together a diverse selection of aesthetics in the fashion industry. From Denver to LA, New York and Paris, their fashion professionals have worked meticulously and in depth throughout the industry developing skills which allows Whorl to showcase refined, curated brands. Whorl is not just a place to shop, but offers an array of services such as a mobile store front, styling services, showroom services and private events.

Together, they strive to create a one-of-a-kind destination for their clients. Their mission is to provide quality products, connecting good people to great things! Whorl is a type of fingerprint, it represents the mark we leave on our customers, but more importantly the mark they leave on the store.

If you want to learn more about Whorl, you can visit their website at www.whorlshop.com!

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THE HAUS OF VON LEECHE & SULLIVAN PRESENTS U.N.I.T.Y.

THE HAUS OF VON LEECHE & SULLIVAN PRESENTS U.N.I.T.Y.

Saturday, April 25th 6pm-9pm                                                                             Mix Hookah Lounge 3124 S Parker Rd                                                                   Ticket Information 

www.vonleecheandsullivan.com or https://www.facebook.com/events/787622047960078/

Denver, CO – A collaborative Fashion Showcase featuring art, performance and community.

The Haus of Von Leeche & Sullivan is an art and design company created to inspire artists and give them a home to express themselves.

U.N.I.T.Y. is a collaborative effort between T.KEONÁ and Michael Sullivan. Inspired by Queen Latifah, Janelle Monét and Ancient Egyptian goddesses, they came together to create this collection, making it impossible to miss their love of design and their drive for success.

Fashion is one thing ‘The Haus’ will always celebrate and showcase, but there will also be local music including Denver’s own Su Charles (they are so honored and humbled to have her be a part of this amazing event), fine art, vendors to suit the needs of the interests and demographics, and charity. The Haus will be supporting ‘Hey Denver’ with this show to give their hears and support to the LGBT community.

Last years’ collection ‘Grafiki’, as well as a preview of ‘U.N.I.T.Y.’ will be shown at Blush and Blu on April 24th. The official U.N.I.T.Y. collection will be fully premiered the next night at Mix Hookah Lounge on April 25th, 2015. Doors will open at 6pm. Hosting the show is Denver’s own, Brandi Shigley. Producer, Director & Founder of Fashion Denver (We are honored to have her represent us on such a huge level). Jervay Jknow Vanderhorst will also be hosting! He has promoted for the BET Honors, Latin Billboards, NFL Honors, Soul Train Awards and so many other incredible events. They are so humbled by his presence and his support.

The Haus is putting on this event to promote local artists and to inspire everyone around us to live and follow their own hearts and passions. They strive to bring creativity to the community and we know that our events will only get bigger and better from here. This is only because of our community though, and they hope that we can see all of you on this night of art, experience and joy.

 

                                                                         

 

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Spring Fashion Market Designers: CAPRA

We are excited to announce another designer that will be apart of our Spring Market, CAPRA, formally known as Waking Lotus.

CAPRA came into an existence in 2012 with a a passion to
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They are committed to create responsible products. Individual artisans handcraft their products using traditional methods. The traditional method, the original green (no harsh chemicals, 10644982_1062389697110944_6196850264023710372_ndyes, etc.) method has helped them appreciate true craftsmanship. They also integrate the original green method to sustain their business. With constant power cuts and limited resources, they have tailored and mastered traditional weaving and printing methods. They use recycled papers and fabrics for their packaging, which reflects noble craftsmanship. Use of plastics is minimal to none.

When you purchase their products, you are supporting individual artisans and their families. Encouraging employment to the marginalized community and Fair Trade are the core values that they hold dear.

To learn more about CAPRA, you can visit their website at http://capranepal.com/. They recently launched their website and are offering 30% off the entire store till May 31st, the promo code is CASHMERE30!

 

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Spring Fashion Market Designers: MKaltenbach

We’re excited to announce another designer that will be featured in the Spring Fashion Market, Megan Kaltenbach with MKaltenbach!

Megan started designing jewelry during her free time while she was a full-time model living in the photo-2-1-copy-300x224Financial District in Lower Manhattan. While working in front of the camera and at many showrooms in MYC, she became very interested in the fashion scene and started following and keeping up with the new trends. In May of 2010, she started making necklaces to fulfill her love for fashion.

She soon started wearing her designs around NYC and on fashion shoots, getting feedback from the rest of the New York fashion scene. After receiving requests for more of her necklaces, and fulfilling a few custom requests, Meg realized the passion she had for designing and creating jewelry.

Megan’s pieces are 100% original, providing the highest level of craftsmanship and fashion to her customers. She hand picks each stone and chain used to ensure every product sold is up to her standards. Each agate stone is examine for layers of colors, rings and/or crystals to ensure the highest quality. Every piece in the catalogue is selected, designed, and hand made by Megan.

She chose MKaltenbach for the name of her company to keep the legacy of her last name alive. Megan and her sister Katelyn are the last generation in the family who will carry the surname Kaltenbach, and she wanted to honor her father’s family by continuing the use of it for her company.

To learn more about MKaltenbach, visit her website: http://mkaltenbach.com/ and come visit her and purchase her jewelry at our Spring Fashion Market!

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Spring Fashion Market Designers: LoHi Bags

We are excited to announce another designer apart of the Spring Market, LoHi Bags! LoHi bags are handmade for the modern girl. They are designed and are made locally in Denver, CO.

LoHi Bags was established in 2009 in the Lower Highlands neighborhood of Denver, a diverse urban community, right near downtown. Products are made with as much up-cycled or repurposed material as possible. This includes leather jackets, belts, upholstery scraps, vintage zippers, belt buckles, etc. We’re a big fan of sourcing materials from local thrift shops that support social good, such as Arc and Goodwill. Ralph’s Power Sewing in Jefferson Park is our favorite neighborhood supply shop. The leather we use is stylish and weathered, but that is the beauty of it. Each bag has a history.

The aesthetic is very simple and functional design, mixing neutral fabric with little pops of color, like a bright green zipper, colorful lining or hot pink stripe. The bags are made one-by-one without the use of patterns, so the design and construction process is pretty organic. They have an urban/bohemian vibe that fit the neighborhood, and they are one of a kind.

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To learn more about LoHi you can visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/lohibags and come to the spring market to see their bags in person and maybe purchase one (or two) of them!

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Spring Fashion Market Designers: Regal Rowe

As we prepare for the Spring Fashion Market, we will be introducing every designer or business that will be featured at the market! Just like we did for the Eco-Disaster Fashion Show, each week leading up to the market, we will give you a little taste of each designer or business. We are excited to announce the first designer, Sinath Jerome part of Regal Rowe.

Throughout Sinath’s life, she has been immersed in the design and construction of fashion apparel and accessories. From her earliest childhood memories of growing up in Cambodia, she has been intoxicated with the possibilities of molding color, texture and structure into the real-life product of her imagination. Now, under her brand, Regal Rowe, her passion is now vocation.

For Sinath, fashion design is the pinnacle of artistic expression, improved only by the close personal connection to the person wearing the finished creation. She is enamored with the design process as it is born through a vision through her mind’s eye, which she brings to life through her sketch process. This begins the steps of refinement of the garment as she tests the flow and styling on a drawn canvas. Once she has created a range of sketches, she breathes excitement into the design by selecting the perfect fabrics and embellishments. Draping solidifies the refinement and purifies the design for production. When she looks at a woman’s body, she sees a canvas longing for the hand of Michelangelo shaped through the eye of Gianni Versace.

She designs classy, elegant and timeless style products with an emphasis on female sensuality and elegance for high-fashion and ready-to-wear, while striving for constant technical innovation and stylistic originality in the pursuit of beautiful handmade garments and accessories.

To view more of Sinath’s designs, visit her Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RegalRowe. Come to the Spring Market to meet Sinath and see her alluring designs in person and purchase them!

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Eco-Disaster Fashion Show

There was a great turnout at the Eco-Disaster Fashion Show last week! Thank you to everybody who came to the show. A huge shoutout to our designers, speakers, models, hair/makeup stylists that braved the snow to be apart of our show! Also a huge thank you to Warm Cookies of the Revolution for collaborating with us to bring this thought-provoking show to life.

Here are just a few pictures from the show:

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IMG_5701                              Brandi in her Eco-Disaster Fashion Attire

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                        Some of the designs featured in the show                                   (Starting top right, clockwise:  Julia Rhoden, Simone Ruckman, Deb Henriksen, Richard Smith)

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Thank you again to everyone who came out to support us!

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