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).

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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

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

$65.00
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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.

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


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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!

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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.

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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 

Noir Fashion Show: September 28th

 

D’LOLA COUTURE LAUNCHES Noir FASHION SHOW TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE COLORADO MELANOMA FOUNDATION

D’Lola Couture will launch a fashion show benefiting the Colorado Melanoma Foundation titled “Noir” on Wednesday, September 28th at Baldoria on The Water in Lakewood, CO from 7pm-9:30pm.

Noir is an intimate couture fashion show highlighting local bridal designer Deedee Vicory of D’Lola Couture. Deedee will showcase day, evening and bridal wear. Very special guest, Gino Velardi, will also premier his evening wear line. Both designers are in the theme of black for this event which supports the Colorado Melanoma Foundation.

While many types of cancer are being caught earlier and treated, melanoma numbers have continued to rise sharply over the last 30 years. Please join us in our fight against this deadly disease. By raising awareness we can change the statistics.

Proceeds from this event will go to the Colorado Melanoma Foundation who will award a melanoma research grant in honor of D’Lola designer Deedee Vicory’s late husband, Justin Vicory, who succumbed to his battle with melanoma at the young age of 35 on September 29, 2014.

Dress to the nines for wine, runway, shopping and to support the cause. This event features emcee Brandi Shigley of Fashion Denver and music by DJ Rockstar Aaron. Hair and makeup will be provided by Henry’s Salon and Ted Medina. The event is open to all ages.

Ticket prices range from $20 – $350 and are available at

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ABOUT D’LOLA COUTURE
Designer Deedee Vicory launched D’Lola Couture in 2010. At her launch she closed out a large fashion festival named “Fashion Fest 2010” with the debut of her first twelve wedding gown designs and the opening of her flagship boutique in Historic Olde Town Arvada. Since 2010 she has appeared on numerous local television shows and plays an integral part in multiple large scale fashion shows.

D’Lola Couture wedding gowns are truly vintage inspired with a kiss of contemporary flair. Deedee Vicory loves looks of old. The deep ivory colors. The modest, elegant, but sexy look of gowns from the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940’s. Working with wedding gowns since 1993, Deedee Vicory truly understands the way a wedding dress should fit on the body of every woman to make them feel like a rock-star on the very biggest day of their lives. For more information visit – www.dlolacouture.com.

Contact: Jenny Baker-Strasburg D’Lola Couture Special Events 303-625-3833 jennyleebaker@gmail.com

Special screening of The Dressmaker THIS WEDNESDAY!

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Special screening of The Dressmaker
Wednesday, September 21st 7:10pm
Landmark Greenwood Village
5415 Landmark Place

The Dressmaker

You and a guest are invited to a special advance screening of THE DRESSMAKER on 9/21. Visit http://broadgreenscreenings.com/DressyDen for your chance to download complimentary passes for 2! (While supplies last. Passes do not guarantee admission as theater is overbooked. ARRIVE EARLY!) #TheDressmaker in theaters 9/23

THE DRESSMAKER

Release: September 23, 2016 (Theatrical)

Cast: Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook, Judy Davis, Caroline Goodall
Rating: R
Runtime: 118 minutes

Website: www.Facebook.com/TheDressmakerMovie
#TheDressmaker

A glamorous, worldly dressmaker returns to her small Australian hometown to seek the truth behind her notorious reputation. This dark and quirky comedy stars Academy Award winner KATE WINSLET as Tilly Dunnage, who cares for her eccentric mother (Academy Award nominee JUDY DAVIS), schemes with the local sergeant (HUGO WEAVING) who has secrets of his own, and falls for local farmer Teddy (LIAM HEMSWORTH). As she starts to unravel her scandalous past, she transforms the town’s women with her exquisite creations. Armed with only her sewing machine and haute couture style, Tilly shows she is a force to be reckoned with and that revenge never goes out of style.

Fierce in the City 2

Fierce in the City 2
Viewhouse
7101 South Clinton Street
Centennial, CO

Fashion and Live Music Return to the Runway in
Denver at Fierce in the City 2

Denver, CO – The second Fierce in the City event, featuring live music performances interactively with fashion runway shows, creating a uniquely fierce experience, will be held on Sunday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. at VIEWHOUSE Centennial on 7101 South Clinton Street and will benefit GIRLS, INC.  It is being produced by Denver-based Fashion Designer, Salwa Owens, who will be showing her new Fall/Winter Ready-to-Wear and Evening Wear collections at the event. Guest designers invited to have their own unique runway shows include jewelry designer Andrea Li, Zofia Wosinska of ÉSTAINE, and leather and fur designer Andreas Tsagas.  The event will be emceed by Kristin Battenfield, Denver philanthropist, CEO and founder of KBat Communications.

Musical performers will include 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.

Firece in the cityDoors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the full VIEWHOUSE food and beverage menu will be available to guests, music will begin, and a pop-up boutique brought to you by Owens will open. The fashion show will feature five runway segments along with performances from the four featured artists and will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.  After the fashion show, guests will be able to meet the featured designers and musical talent, as well as take photos with them. Vincent Powell will have autographed CDs for sale, and Devan Blake Jones will give autographed posters. Music, shopping, and mingling over food and beverages will continue until 10 p.m.

Tickets are $45 for VIP reserved front-row seats which include a swag bag, and $35 for general admission non-reserved seats. Rows other than front row will sit first-come, first-served. Guests can receive $4 off per general admission ticket by purchasing a four-pack of tickets.  Early bird tickets will be available through September 10 for $5 off. Complimentary valet parking will be available.  Tickets are available at http://FierceTickets.CO.

ABOUT THE TALENT:

Salwa Owens was 5280 Magazine’s Editor’s Choice for Top of Town 2016 Top Fashion Designer.  A philanthropist in her local community, Owens aligns her fashion business to give back to many local nonprofits through events and fashion campaigns. Owens is a board member of the Denver Chapter of Fashion Group International. Since forming her business, SNO couture, LLC., Owens has launched a ready-to-wear line produced in Los Angeles and an evening gown line 100% handmade in India, produced highly reputable events in Denver, and is editor of a lifestyle blog, The SO Edit. Her items can be purchased at select boutiques, as well as through her website, www.SalwaOwens.com.   

In an effort to stay true to her mission statement and empower women through the joy of fashion, Owens will feature real women on the runway for her ready-to-wear segment.

Andrea Li:  Andrea Li is an artist who creates wearable sculpture. She will be showing her Minimalism Jewelry Collection which will be available for purchase at Goldyn boutique in Lo-Hi.

ÉSTAINE: ÉSTAINE is a Colorado-based company that designs luxury fashion inspired by the hauntingly beautiful shapes, colors and patterns of dyes used in medical diagnosis.   ÉSTAINE fights the war on cancer by revenue sharing with its nonprofit partners (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Breastcancer.org, Men For the Cure, and Colorado Melanoma Foundation) and by sparking conversations that can lead to early detection.  Founder Zofia Wosinska is a PhD cancer researcher and her husband and co-founder, Jeremy Picker, is a proud cancer survivor.

Andreas Tsagas: For over three decades, Grecian-born designer Andreas Tsagas has been creating handmade one-of-a-kind furs and leathers. He will be showing his new 2017 Collection, made in Denver.

Kristin Battenfield:  Kristin Battenfield is well-known in Denver for her commitment and experience in the community.   She was the President of the Board of Directors for Komen Colorado and has volunteered for numerous entities in her 19 years in Denver.  She owns her own marketing consulting firm, KBat Communications.

Girls Inc.:  The mission of Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (GIMD) is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. GIMD delivers gender-specific programs to over 2,200 girls each year from across the Denver metro area. These programs equip girls ages 6 to 18 to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults. For more information, please visit www.girlsincdenver.org.

Vincent Powell: Top 20 American Idol finalist Vincent Powell will sing songs from his new album, as well as some popular covers.  Powell is a gospel and jazz singer who grew up in Austin, Texas.  He has sung backup for many artists including Whitney Houston.  He is a praise leader and teacher, the CEO of an annual fashion event in Houston called “Dress Houston,” and has released a CD called, “A Classic Christmas.”

Devan Blake Jones: California-born, Colorado-raised Devan Blake Jones is a two-time American Idol Finalist.  Devan has sold out shows at Lannie’s Clocktower, has sung the national anthem for the Denver Nuggets and opened for artists like Alice Russell and Ty Dolla $ign.  His new Pop/Soul album is set for release in November.

Dorian Phaero:  Dorian Phaero is a multi-discipline artist known for his diverse creative mediums.  In late 2009, he established his own private record label, MFA, and has recorded albums entitled ARTificialSEXDRUNK and Dollhouse which are available on iTunes. 

Karen Carlson: Dancing back-up for Dorian will be Karen Carlson, performer, choreographer and group fitness instructor specializing in dance fitness incorporating strength and weights.

Mia Herlinger: Mia Herlinger is a violinist from Denver who has performed at many events with clients such as J CREW, Salwa Owens and Denver Style Magazine, and with her school orchestra on Colorado Public Radio and in Vienna, Austria. Mia recently played two concerts at Carnegie Hall with the Denver Young Artists Orchestra and is currently studying at the Denver School of the Arts.

PRESS:

The first Fierce in the City event in November 2014 had over 200 guests including well-respected press in the audience and received rave reviews, among them The Denver Post and Fashion Affair Magazine.

“Some fashion events in this city can feel uninspired and disorganized; where questions about the collections are left unanswered, and pieces never make it off the runway. Other times, designers and producers nail it.  At ‘Fierce in the City,’ a handy, 32 year-old Owens took the hammer and hit the nail on the head.”  ~ Francie Swidler, The Denver Post.

“Sunday evening, Eric and I attended the ‘Fierce In The City’ production orchestrated by Salwa Nahhas Owens at Space Gallery. I must admit, it was by far one of the most professional, distinctive and entertaining fashion events I’ve ever been to in Denver.  Kudos to her team, the performers, including Vincent Powell (and others) as well as her elegant and sophisticated S/S2015 Collection, ‘Salwa Owens.’  I look forward to seeing what else she has in store.”   ~ Teresa Lipsey, Editor-in-Chief, Fashion Affair Magazine.

For the latest Fierce in the City 2 event information, please join the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1790008801275784/.

For sponsorship opportunities, please e-mail Salwa Owens at SO@SALWAOWENS.COM.  To request interviews or press passes, please contact Dana DeRoin at SOEventsPress@gmail.com.

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Gary Lee Days Pin Up Fashion Show

Gary Lee Days Pin Up Fashion Show!
September 17th 3pm
176 S. Broadway

Music, fashion and fun featuring amazing designers and a fun weekend of celebration!

Join the community for a 2 day of celebrating everything Gary Lee loved! Kicking off the event on Friday September 16th at 8pm we have Pretty Mouth and the Trade-Ins! Saturday we begin the festivities with the surf rock sounds of the Royal Aces, followed by a pin up fashion show put on by Equillibrium, and a pompadour and pin up hair contest with competing salons. After that we have the ridiculous shenanigans of the band Gravity Tapes. Around 6pm there will be a live auction (as well as a silent auction that runs through the day) with some very rare Gary Lee creations all benefiting Max Fund. Everyone knows how Gary loved his dog Clarence, who will also make an appearance. And closing, the have a DOUBLE HEADLINER with Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene and the Nuns of Brixton.

This will be an annual event, so don’t miss the FIRST EVER Gary Lee Days!

 

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GRAND OPENING of Scout & Molly’s of Cherry Creek

Scout & Molly’s of Cherry Creek
September 10, 2016 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
2445 E. 3rd Avenue, Suite 2
Denver, CO

-Dozens of designer brands and a personal stylist all at one convenient location-

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Scout & Molly’s opens up in Cherry Creek North! Fashion lovers, be sure to check out this new boutique and celebrate their grand opening September 10th!  Festivities include discounts, sips, and hors d’oeuvres. 20% off EVERYTHING in the store! First 100 people receive gift bag with purchase.

Shoppers, you can also support Dress for Success Denver! Bring in a gently used purse or handbag and receive an additional 5% off Banx Designs jewelry.

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We are excited to see what this new boutique will carry and we got word that they will be supporting our local fashion community carrying some of Denver’s fabulous clothing and accessory designers!

Learn more!

Cherry Creek North, Colorado August 2016 – Retailer Scout & Molly’s recently opened its doors to the women of Cherry Creek North. The 1200 square foot boutique will offer upscale designer women’s clothing and original chic designs including Australian designers Shilla the Label and Wish, as well as LAMade, Cupcakes and Cashmere, Susana Monaco, Trina Turk and many more. A special grand opening event with sales, champagne and door prizes will be held on Saturday September 10th  from 10am-7pm.

“We want people to take advantage of our free help. We offer a styling program, delivery, and closet makeovers for store credit. In addition, there is free parking behind the store!” say owners, Rebecca Heckman and Nesa Opp.

More than just a boutique, Scout & Molly’s Cherry Creek North is committed to community service and looks forward to supporting local not for profit organizations. The grand opening event will host a handbag drive to benefit Dress for Success. For every handbag donation, the customer will receive an extra 5% off a piece of jewelry. This is on top of the 20% discount offer that will be available on all items on Grand Opening day.

In the weeks to come, please keep an eye out for more details by following Scout & Molly’s on Facebook and Instagram to be the first to be awarded their opening discounts.

The Cherry Creek North store located at 2445 E. 3rd Av. Unit #2 Denver, Colorado is one of many opening across the country over the next few months.

To schedule an interview or for more information, please contact Dana Swinney dswinney@thecrushagency.com or 518-694-1204

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ABOUT SCOUT & MOLLY’S

Scout & Molly’s, based in Raleigh, NC, launched in 2002 and was the dream of entrepreneur and Founder, Lisa Kornstein. Scout & Molly’s is where today’s transcending woman goes to find that special little something that’ll fit just right. Our boutiques are merchandised with a simple rule in mind: “No style fits all,” which is why maintaining individuality while dressed in the latest trends, is a necessity for all of our customers. Our locations are home to your favorite designers and unique finds that are sure to produce both confidence and compliments. Be sure to follow our location on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on new styles, seasonal announcements, specials, deals and outfit ideas. For additional information visit http://cherrycreek.scoutandmollys.com.

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GreenLeaf to Host Farm-Raiser Benefit Concert for Nonprofit Youth Leadership Program

Our Fashion Denver headquarters is located in an amazing warehouse full of entrepreneurs, one of them being GreenLeaf! They are doing amazing things and we are thrilled to celebrate with them! Mark your calendars for September 17th….

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Local band Pink Hawks to perform at this family-friendly fundraising event celebrating the successes of GreenLeaf’s crew of powerful youth leaders who have spent the year building a new farm at the Smiley Campus

GreenLeaf, a Denver nonprofit, is excited to celebrate their recent move to the Park Hill neighborhood with the 2016 Farm-Raiser Benefit Concert featuring world dance band Pink Hawks. This family-friendly fundraising event will be held on Saturday, September 17th, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at The Art Garage at 6100 East 23rd Avenue, Denver, CO 80207. Proceeds will go to support GreenLeaf’s year-round youth leadership development, urban farming, and food justice programming. Early-bird tickets start at just $15 and can be purchased by visiting www.greenleafdenver.org.

Press photos 3In addition to live music and dancing, the Farm-Raiser event will feature an exciting silent auction, youth-led games and tours of GreenLeaf’s new farm at the Smiley Campus two blocks away, a delicious potluck-style dinner with food and drinks from local restaurants and breweries, and opportunities to purchase fresh produce from the farm and get involved with GreenLeaf’s award-winning programming.

Press photos 4The celebration will be focused on successes over the past year since GreenLeaf was forced to close their long-time farm home downtown and relocate operations. Thanks to a new partnership with Denver Public Schools, the GreenLeaf youth have built a brand new quarter-acre farm on the historic Smiley Campus in North Park Hill. GreenLeaf youth crew members work together to plan and manage the farm, including a weekly farm stand and small Community Supported Agriculture program, which help offset the cost of running the farm.

To donate goods or services for the 2016 Farm-Raiser Benefit Concert, and to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cody Meinhardt at cody@greenleafdenver.org.

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