The Great Hallmark Makeover: HMK!

I have many memories of the Hallmark store in my local at the Aurora Mall. I would save up my allowance to buy a card for my BFF in California or buy cat holiday ornaments for our family tree. Hallmark was always our go-to gift stop. I remember the light fragrant smell of potpouri, and the friendly middle aged women that would greet me and point me in the right direction of what my gift giving sensibilities felt like seeking out.  I could spend hours in there.

Flash forward to 25 years later and the Hallmark store that I remember has transformed into the beautiful HMK! I recently visited the HMK store in Cherry Creek North at 2940 E 2nd Ave. Not knowing what to expect of the new store, I walked in and my jaw dropped and my eyes got big. There was so much to look at and so much of it was fashion related!  HMK Cherry Creek Upon walking into HMK, I was greeted by a friendly employee who immediately offered me a delicious warm cookie. I asked for a tour of the store and she took me to every nook and cranny telling me about the products and customization service offered on almost all of the products in the store. Customization could be done on bags, journals, jewelry, scarves… really, anything that they carried could be customized, and who doesn’t LOVE customized accessories!

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Designer Opportunity: Share your fashion illustrations and get paid

Designers! What an absolutely amazing opportunity to get your fashion sketches and drawings out into the world and get PAID!

Illustrator Stuff

We’ve been working with the brains behind  this business for years! Sew Heidi’s fashion career has evolved from designer (she was one of our very first designers involved with Fashion Denver years ago!), to fashion illustrator instructor, to her latest endeavor Illustrator Stuff.  We have seen her passion come to fruition and now she wants to share her passion with others by providing a platform for them to share their fashion illustrations.

Be a contributor! <<Click this link >>

 

 

 

 

Seeking fall Semester Internship for social media / marketing / blogging

Fashion Denver & our umbrella corporation B.23 Productions are seeking a position with our team for the fall semester. Internships are for school credit and experience only. Application at the bottom of this page.

internMarketing, public relations, and social media:

The internship will focus on Fashion Denver events as well as small business development with B.23 Productions’ clients.

From writing press releases to event planning production, to small business marketing campaigns and social media strategy, this internship will leave the student with tons of small business experience as well as connections in the fashion and creativity industry in Denver.

For the fashion lovers, this internship will get you into fashion events that will be covered on our Fashion Denver blog, give you the opportunity to do some on the street fashion scouting, interviewing local boutiques and designers, and so much more!

Must be proficient in the following: – Google Docs (Can be easily taught) – Facebook / Twitter / Instagram – Great writing skills – Blogging via wordpress – Administrative tasks Because small businesses often cover all bases, there is much room to learn many aspects of small business.

PLEASE NOTE: The selected intern will work from our Fashion Denver / B.23 Productions headquarters located at 1070 Bannock Street and will have their own desk and working area in a creative environment.  The schedule is flexible to fit with the students needs with a mandatory weekly meeting.

If you are interested please contact me at brandi@b23.biz to set up an interview or call 303-842-7298. Please send along your resume as well.

Victoria’s Secret PINK grand opening

This came across our desk and we thought we’d share…..

Victoria’s Secret PINK grand opening
Friday, August 22nd to Sunday, August 24th
Cherry Creek Mall
 3000 E 1st Ave
Denver, CO 80206

Victoria's SecretVictoria’s Secret PINK will be celebrating the grand opening of their first freestanding store in Denver, Colorado this weekend. Celebrate the new PINK store all weekend with a Limited Edition Mini Dog (free with any purchase while supplies last.

Stay connected with all new PINK stores by RSVPing to the Grand Opening at facebook.com/vspink and following VS PINK: @vspink

Victoria’s Secret PINK is a spirited lifestyle brand dedicated to the independent collegiate girl. Sometimes cheeky, always fun and absolutely comfy, the range includes hoodies, tees, tanks, sweats, bras, panties, yoga, accessories, beauty and more, all designed for the girl who lives and loves PINK.

Fashion Denver testimonial

Karen FisherConnecting people is one of the things that Fashion Denver loves to do! I met Karen Fisher and her artwork blew me away. It was an absolute pleasure to not only meet Karen, but to introduce her to the people in our fashion industry!

“I met Brandi at a fashion event in Denver about a year ago. I wanted to get involved with the fashion world in Denver and Brandi was the first person that I reached out to and who took an interest in my fashion-inspired mixed-media artwork. I expressed to her my desire to show my work at Denver fashion events and venues and, well, The Doors Flew Open! 

Brandi is responsible for the connections that I’ve made within the fashion world in Denver and to her I am truly grateful. Whatever your career aspirations, Brandi is the person to help you jumpstart it. She is visionary, encouraging, inspirational and can equip you with the tools that you need to help you with your goals. 

Thank you, Brandi! I’m so glad that I met you!”

~ Karen Fisher, Denver

Job Opportunity: Assistant designer and Production Manager

This came across our desk and we had to share. 2 positions are available at the Cotery! Read all the info below to learn about job opportunities and contact Tricia directly for any questions!

The Cotery

About Us

At the Cotery We’re passionate about helping creatives succeed. Our website offers them a solid support team to do so. We are dedicated to building a system that automates the design, sales, and manufacturing process by focusing on removing barriers like upfront manufacturing costs, large inventory buy-ins, quality assurance and logistics issues. Essentially, we do the hard part so they can focus on the design.   Highly creative artists and designers use The Cotery to help them bypass these barriers, enabling them to offer high quality, trending, moderately priced limited edition apparel directly to their target market via technology.

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Denver Swap Shop

Denver Swap Shop August 21st!

Denver Swap Shop
$25 Shop & Show Admission
Shop from the Swap | $5 Swap Dollars | Tote Bag | Swapped Fashion Show | Up-Style Station | Hair & Makeup Tent | Live Music | & More!

This is going to be such a fun fashion swap shop!! Check out www.DenverSwapShop for all the juicy details!

Swap what you got to get what you want at Denver’s first community fashion event. Trade in your ill fitting, never worn, and gently used items for Swap Dolla’s at one of our Swap Drops throughout the summer. Then, use your Swap Dolla’s for super chic finds from our giant community closet at the August 21st, Denver Swap Shop. Visit a Style Booth, up-cycle a skirt, and pick up outfit ideas from our Swapped Fashion Show. 

What to Swap:
We want your gently worn/unworn: men’s, women’s, petite’s to plus, and everything in between. shirts, skirts, weird thing you bought for that costume party, pants, earrings, shorts, jackets, dresses you have too many selfies in, watches, sunglasses, and items that are 2 sizes too big/small. We also want your shoes, hats, costumes, and fabric!

Right now, we’re not interested in: kids clothes, activewear, swimsuits or undergarments.

Shop
Using your Swap Dollars, you’ll be able to turn those 4 pairs of jeans you weren’t wearing, into a shirt, jacket, and pair of earrings. Or trade in your entire wardrobe that no longer fits, for pieces that flatter your figure from a super fashionable community.

 

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DANDIZETTE MAGAZINE OFFICIAL LAUNCH

DANDIZETTE MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL LAUNCH

DZNew, Interactive Fashion, Culture and Entertainment Website to
Launch at Four Seasons Hotel Denver Benefitting Dumb Friends League

Dandizette Magazine, Denver’s only online, interactive lifestyle community providing carefully curated fashion, entertainment and cultural insight, is pleased to announce the official launch of the interactive website to the general public on August 21, 2014 from the Four Seasons Hotel Denver.

 Co-Founded by Tracy E. Bozarth, Jennifer K. McGlincy and Stephanie E. Richards, Dandizette, which launched BETA testing in February 2014 from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC, will unveil a one-of-a-kind multi-media platform that includes user-generated content in the form of a lookbook and the ability for users to earn points through interactions that are redeemable for services, goods and experiences in Denver.

Managing Editor Stephanie E. Richards explains, “During BETA testing, users had to register just to access our content, and we are so excited that will no longer be the case. Everyone can access our highly curated, cutting-edge and intelligent content without registering. Users have to choose to register if they want to garner points.”

“By commenting on articles, sharing content to social media networks, uploading photos to the lookbook and liking posts, users accumulate points that are redeemable for amazing deals at salons, boutiques, florists, restaurants, and cultural experiences in Denver. The list is growing everyday,” adds Editor-in-Chief Jennifer K. McGlincy.

Dandizette will celebrate the official launch by bringing all aspects of the online publication to life as part of the Four Seasons Hotel Denver summer poolside cocktail series for a cause.

DANDIZETTE LIVE BENEFITTING DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE
Four Seasons Hotel Denver | August 21 from 6:00-9:00PM

FASHION | Pop-up shops by A Line Boutique, Borlino, Esarsi and LipBar.
CULTURE | Performances by Hannah Kahn Dance & Art Gallery by Mirada Fine Art Gallery.

ENTERTAINMENT | Music by Spinphony & Film Presentations by Denver Film Society.

*VIP PreSale $35 (1 cocktail courtesy of Breckenridge Distillery + hors d’oeuvres  + event swag bag) Limited quantity available https://dandizettelive.eventbrite.com

“We have planned an incredible evening that we think speaks to the content quality and high-fashion aesthetic that Dandizette represents. The atmosphere will be an all-encompassing feast for the senses,” states Fashion Director Tracy E. Bozarth.

For more information, please contact: Jennifer McGlincy
303.396.9051 / Jennifer@dandizettemagazine.com

Required Attire presents DESTROY and REBUILD

Required Attire presents DESTROY and REBUILD, an assortment of clothing, installation art, and visual interpretations.

On Thursday, August 21st 2014, Required Attire will be hosting an event to mark the release of their Destroy and Rebuild collection. This will not only include hats, shorts, t-shirts, and hoodies for purchase but will also feature art exhibits to go along with each piece.

Destroy + Rebuild

Come down to Space Gallery on Santa Fe to witness the premiere event and enjoy some complimentary drinks and refreshments. The doors open at 7 pm with the big unveil commencing at 8. Be sure not to miss this one time event that is a unique blend of the fashion and art worlds.

Required Attire was founded in 2008 by three young men who used fashion as an avenue of personal expression. This three-headed conglomerate includes: Reillor Davis, a 26-year-old FIDM graduate, Gabe Gonzalez, a 23-year-old graphic design major, and Emmanuelle Davis, a 23-year-old musician. With each of them operating in their own respective fields it brings an interesting dynamic to their brand. “We want to use Required Attire as the main platform to express each of our own artistic sensibilities whether it’s clothes, music, or even a painting,” says Reillor Davis.

For more information please contact via phone or email listed above and visit their website www.bolcasts.com

Instagram:@requiredattire
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Required-Attire/168658573256614

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