CALL OUT FOR DESIGNERS: Fashion Denver Summer Market!

Fashion Denver Sizzles
A Fashion Denver Mini Fashion Market
Illegal Pete’s
270 South Broadway
Saturday, September 5th 2015
3pm-9pm

Fashion Denver and Illegal Pete's

We are so excited to partner up with Illegal Pete’s on South Broadway to bring a mini fashion market featuring 12 Colorado designers and fashion businesses to this hip and fun community full of burritos, beverages, and lots of summer fun!

We’ll feature 2 fashion shows at 5pm and 7pm on the bocci court at Illegal Pete’s! This is going to be so much fun!!

If you aren’t familiar with Illegal Pete’s, visit their website. Besides being a fun restaurant and bar they really do an amazing job of supporting the arts and music community.. and now FASHION!

Fill out the application and get in on the fun. SPACE IS LIMITED!

Boost Your Bridal Business for Hair & Makeup Artists

Pretty Bride Shop Workshop
Hosted by Nicole Ramirez  / Shop Owner
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Denver, CO

Register and use promo code FashionDenver2015 for 15% off your admission!

I’m really excited to be able to share some tips and techniques about getting your beauty business out there! Read further for more information on this great workshop!

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Are you looking for creative ways to get the word out about your gift to make brides radiant and beautiful WITHOUT breaking the bank? Do you want to position yourself with authentic branding and promotions? Maybe you want to expand on your makeup kit by adding green beauty products to your kit but you don’t know where to begin. Or perhaps, you are thinking about offering airbrush but you want to play with an actual airbrush machine and learn some tips before you invest.

Say no more, we want to help you out! Join us for a day of networking, expanding, creativity and community. we have prepared a two part makeup workshop that will be sure to help you boost your bridal business.

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What’s sew special about Fashion Camp?

FASHION CAMP!
Saturday, July 25th
Green Spaces 26th and Walnut
10-3pm
Register here: 

I remember a time in my life, when Barbies were my all time favorite toy. Any store I went to, I’d look for the toy isle searching for the new addition to my Barbie family. There was one thing that made the decision of who would stay and who would be purchased: their outfits. Suddenly, it hit me, Barbies clothes could be made by staples, glue, and old clothes I was too big to fit.barbie

From this moment on, my creative spark began to flow inspiring me to design my own pieces of clothing and jewelry. My experience, has taught me creative expression starts at a very young age.

Kids now a days, I feel, aren’t given opportunities to put their minds to work through physical exercises. With this age of constantly growing technology, kids are focused more on things built in devices instead of progressing in the world around them.  Ages 7 to 11 is a very pivotal time in a child’s life. They begin to experiment with the idea of what their future will hold, create dreams of a life expanded outside of reality, take on new adventures like making friends and understanding what their interest are.

Fashion camp is a perfect place to bring your 7 to 11 year old to have a hands- on- day of creative expression. Boys AND girls welcome, Fashion camp is designed completely around the children’s interest of what looks best to them. A judgement free zone, Fashion camp will be a jam packed day full of designing outfits for your favorite doll, styling their friends in clothes donated from  a local children consignment shop, creating their own paper bag/ purse, and manage a photo shoot of their partner of which they have dressed themselves. glaseess_thumb

Who could say no to a  rich five hour learning experience. Get your kids out into the world and let them encounter the world they want to create.

Habitat at the Denver Art Museum

Untitled: Habitat

Denver Art Museum
Hamilton Building, level 3
Friday, June 25th 2015 7pm-9:30pm
Designer challenge display of bags 7:oo-9:00
Designer discussion 7:30-8:00

Admission is free with DAM Membership or $10.00 for non-members

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Join Fashion Denver and the Denver Art Museum at Untitled as we present Habitat, a designer challenge! Inspired by the The Art of Bark Cloth  exhibit at the DAM, designers have been asked to design what “habitat” means to them and with full creative freedom, each designer will express this on canvas. With this artwork on canvas, designers will then make a handbag with the canvas. Friday night, all of the designers will be at the barkcloth exhibit with their bags on display and a designer discussion will take place at 7:30 where guests can learn about what inspired the design of each bag, designer’s habitat, and more!

Featured designers:
Deb Henriksen | Equilibrium
Olivia McLean | ViVi
Sunrose Ironshell | Warrior Status
Sarah Secrist | LoHi Bags
Brandi Shigley | b.shigley designs

Also! We’ll be holding a #DamWhat’sInMyBag contest where guests can instagram the contents of their bag along with the hashtag. We’ll pick a winner at 9:30 in the main atrium of the DAM and whoever has the most interesting assortment of items in their bag will win a fun little surprise!

We hope to see you there!

Dress Drive a Success!

We had an amazing Sunday this past Sunday as we raised money and shared our Colorado talent at our Sunshine Daydream Dress Drive.

Over 150+ dresses were made and will be shipped out to Haiti (through the non-profit organization Love A Child)  and the Philippines (my orphanage that I stayed at as a baby, the RSCC in Quezon City). We were also able to raise over $1500 for Love A Child! $1500 will go so far in Haiti!

Thank you designers, Studio Salon, the Urban Angels for partnering up on this event with us! 20150614_090043

 

Here we are rolling 150+ dresses down to Studio Salon for our Dress Drive!

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Andrea, owner of Studio Salon and her fiance, made a donation to this surfer dress designed by Deb Henriksen of Equilibrium! This dress is going to the Philippines!

Designer, Elizabeth Adair helped us set up and she also designed this adorable dress that’s going to Haiti!

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We had such a fun morning! Thank you again!! xoxoxoxo

Well hello spring!

Hello there from the Fashion Denver World HQ here in the Golden Triangle of Denver, Colorado! It’s been a busy past few months!

My orphanage, the RSCC in Quezon City
My orphanage, the RSCC in Quezon City

My trip to the Philippines was truly a life changing adventure. Visiting my orphanage from which I came from had such a lasting impact on me and to be able to connect my world here with Fashion Denver and to my world in the Philippines is such a blessing.  The Sunshine Daydream event is the start of connecting these 2 important aspects of my life! Make a dress, donate a dress, and add a splash of color to a child’s life with your creativity! To learn more about the dress drive, click here!


 

10634079_10205439348131431_3626750693180227068_oWe said a teary “See ya later” to our fabulous intern Alyssa who spent the spring with us from Colorado State University. Alyssa graduated last week and is off to set sail in the world! We know she will go far. We love you Alyssa! Thank you for spending the spring with us!


 

As the summer months unfold before our very eyes, endless possibilities of fun events come to mind. We are in the works of planning a Fashion Denver field day! Yep, you heard it right.. good ol’ fashioned field day! Complete with the 50-yard dash, 3 legged race, egg in the spoon race, and so much more! Date and location are being tossed around right now!  Instead of doing a summer market, we’re thinking of doing mini markets set at different locations around Denver and maybe even one right here in front of our HQ!

Please come on back to our website as these events unfold!

 

 

Sunshine Daydreams

DRESS DRIVE: Call out for designers, artists & crafters!

After visiting my orphanage in the Philippines last month, my heart has a new purpose and it is to share with those in need as much as I possibly can! I met a wonderful bunch of children at my orphanage and was overjoyed by the wonderful staff and their kindness.

My orphanage, the RSCC in Quezon City
My orphanage, the RSCC in Quezon City. Photo by Derek Reinhardt

As I incorporate this life changing trip into my life here in Denver, I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to give back to my roots AND incorporate Fashion Denver than to partner up with the Urban Angels and Studio Salon for a dress drive! I am so grateful to the Urban Angels for letting me team up with them on this project to give back to the orphanage in which I came from! THANK YOU!

Here’s how it works!

directions1) Make a dress: Click here for directions!

2) Drop off dress to Fashion Denver with your name in it. (we’ll provide the sew in label) Dresses are due June 12th!

3) Dress will be sold at our event June 14th  at Studio Salon with a suggested donation of at least $20.00. The money from the dresses will go to Haiti for food to feed those in need through the non-profit organization Love A Child and the dresses will be divided up to go to children in both Haiti and my orphanage, the RSCC in Quezon City, Philippines!

We would LOVE to have your creativity in making this drive a success! We’ll feature all of the donors and their dresses right here on our Fashion Denver page!

My Urban Angels
My Urban Angels

The Urban Angels are two women Peggy and Mary, whom I met 5 years ago when I ran our Fashion Denver retail boutique. They would stop in and support the business and our local designers. I began to see that they would happen to pop in when I needed some inspiration, hope, and encouragement. They were my angels! Peggy and Mary have done so much in our community working with the homeless and have done so much globally as well! Their focus as of lately is working with the homeless, communities in Nepal, and feeding and bringing joy to Haiti!

 

Spring Fashion Market Designers: Catwalk Clawz

As we are nearing closer and closer to Enchantment, we are bringing you more designers that will join us on the Byers-Evans front law on Sunday! We are pleased to announce that Catwalk Clawz will be among the many designers joining us for Enchantment!

Everyone loves shoes! The right shoes make us look good and feel better about ourselves. But, if we don’t walk with confidence in them 1429734607because their slippery soles make us unsure, then all is lost.

That’s how Catwalk Clawz came into play. Catwalk Clawz add traction to the soles of your pretty shoes for more stability on any surface, so you can walk easier and not worry about embarrassing moments of slipping and possibly falling.

Catwalk Clawz are also cut into an adorable design to add style to the bottom of your shoes and prevent the soles from wearing out too quickly. Never sacrifice style again searching for shoes with tread. Buy the shoes you love and add your Catwalk Clawz! Own YOUR catwalk!

To learn more about the company, visit their website at http://www.catwalkclawz.com/index.html.

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Spring Fashion Market Designers: Broccoliandcrystals

We are thrilled to announce that Broccoliandcrystals will be apart of Enchantment this Sunday! They are a one-of-a-kind company that gives back to the community while creating adorable designs.

The brand Broccoliandcrystals is a vegan clothing line by Aura Lavender, specifically designed for color therapy. Parts of the profits made from the company are donated to charities. Described in one word, “vegan” is the essence of the brand. The materials they use are vegan yarns like cotton, or organic bamboo cotton blends, and fabrics like cotton, linen, and peace silk.

Aura Lavender has been designing since 2011. Aura felt a calling to share her passion for color therapy and its health benefits for the mind, body, and soul. She believes conscious color therapy brings results. She is mostly a self-taught fashion designer. Ever since her mother taught her how to hand sew at the age of 5, she has studied sewing in grade school and through a workshop along the way. Lena, one of her sister-in-laws taught her how to knit and crochet at age 8. However, her greatest teachers were YouTube and books.

unnamedWhat shaped her experience as an artist was her love for making doll clothes as a child. When in high school, she decided to design on a larger scale. In 2013, she became a pescetarian and gradually shifted to a more vegan lifestyle. She discovered color therapy around the same time and began to incorporate veganism and color therapy into her designs.

Her clothing offers the visitor an opportunity to consciously do color therapy in their own lives, which therefore leads to desired results in their mindful, emotional, spiritual, physical lives. The right color makes us look young and reawakens our vitality. Color therapy can enrich our everyday living experience.

If you would like to learn more about the company and would like to preview their designs, visit their website at http://www.broccoliandcrystals.com/.

Volunteers for Fashion Denver’s spring market

Want to connect with our local fashion community while having a fun time in the yard of the gorgeous Byers-Evans house museum? Volunteer at our spring fashion market happening this Sunday!
Fill out the following form and be part of our team!

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