Ignite the Runway on Saturday, October 7th

Condom Couture: Ignite the Runway
10/07/2017
6:30pm-11pm

This will be a grand time!

Ignite the Runway is a runway show featuring condom-inspired fashions created by local designers and community members, Condom Couture brings people together with a healthy dose of curiosity, creativity, and passion for fashion while raising critical funds for the mission of Women’s Health.

 

September 27th: Banned Books Week: Teen Fashion Show

Banned Books Week: Teen Fashion Show
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Belmar Library
Location:
Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80226

Teens are walking the runway dressed in original creations and designs inspired by banned books. Their designs feature challenged, banned literature, and fandoms, as teens celebrate “Our Right to Read” with the runway show and banned book readings. Enjoy the photo booth, giveaways and participate in Q & A with our teen designers! Banned Books Week is an American Library Association sponsored event.

Suitable for: Teens, ages 11 -18

Location:
Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80226

Outlets at Castle Rock To Celebrate More Than A Decade of Guilt-Free Shopping With 12th Annual Shopping Extravaganza

Shoppers can enjoy exclusive savings at luxury fashion brands, live entertainment, catered lunch, dessert bar and the chance at over $80,000 in prizes – all while raising money for more than 15 deserving local charities

DENVER (September 11th, 2017) – Tickets are on sale now for one of the biggest and best shopping days of the year – Outlets at Castle Rock’s 12th Annual Shopping Extravaganza. On Saturday, September 16 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Colorado’s official ‘2016 Best Outlet Shopping’ center will welcome more than 2,500 expected attendees for a day of food, music, the chance at more than $80,000 in prize drawings and shopping for a good cause.

“Shopping Extravaganza is not only a wonderful day of exclusive discounts, it’s a fun and practical way to support your favorite local charity,” said Andrea Nyquist, Marketing Director. “The event is a win-win-win – our participating organizations are able to spread awareness and raise money for their various projects, the stores love to see people coming through the doors and our shoppers get to enjoy the event and take advantage of amazing deals! It’s a win-win-win!”

$20 of each $30 ticket sold goes directly to the purchaser’s charity of choice and this year’s event is on track to raise more than $35,000 for the more than 15 participating organizations. Participating non-profit organizations include Special Olympics Colorado, Castle Rock Chamber Foundation, Denver Rescue Mission, Douglas Elbert Task Force, Healing Warriors Program and more. Each ticket includes access to all event activities along with three complimentary prize drawing tickets for the chance at over $80,000 in gift cards and prizes from Outlets at Castle Rock’s top brand-name stores. Tickets to the 12th Annual Shopping Extravaganza are available now through Eventbrite here.

In addition to supporting local charities, event attendees unlock exclusive deals on top of Outlets at Castle Rock’s daily savings of 30-70% off retail prices. Throughout the event, shoppers can enjoy:

  • Exclusive discounts at dozens of top brand name stores!
  • Catered Lunch, Beverages & Dessert Bar
  • Live musical entertainment
  • And more!

Tickets will be available for purchase online until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15. A limited number of cash-only tickets will be available for day-of purchase, along with additional prize drawing tickets.

Outlets at Castle Rock is conveniently located between the Denver Metro Area and Colorado Springs region at I-25 and Exit 184 in Castle Rock, Colorado. For more information please visit www.outletsatcastlerock.com. To join the Outlets at Castle Rock community, please follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/OutletsatCastleRock, Instagram @outletsatcastlerock, Twitter @Shop_CR_Outlets or Snapchat @OutletsCR and search #CastleRockIt.

Fashion show at the Colorado Tatoo Convention

We are so excited for the fashion shows happening at the Colorado Tattoo Convention on September 30th and October 1st ! The line up of local designers is incredible as is the team that is producing the show, TL Professional Services and Cool Livin’. I’m also very excited to emcee the 2nd night of the fashion show!

Purchase your tickets here:
Colorado Tattoo Convention

The Alliance Francaise de Denver’s 120th Anniversary Gala!

City of Denver and Colorado celebrate French culture, history and language to raise funds for Scholarships and Building Improvements

Saturday, September 9th 2017
The Denver Art Museum
6pm VIP
7pm General Admission
Tickets available at this link on the bottom of the page

The Alliance Française de Denver will celebrate its 120th Anniversary Gala in a couple weeks at the Denver Art Museum beginning at 6:00pm for VIPs and 7:00pm for general admission. The gala will benefit the scholarship fund and building improvements, which allows for more people to learn French, to participate in cultural events and to become a member of this great community.

Guest of Honor and Director of Regional Affairs at City and County of Denver, Anthony Graves says, “French language and culture have been wonderful gifts that have enriched my life and career. I am honored to keynote the 120th Anniversary Gala for L’Alliance Française de Denver and look forward to celebrating its future success.”

Jeffrey Richards, the Honorary Consul of France says, “The 120th anniversary of the founding of the Alliance Française de Denver is a significant milestone in the rich, cultural history of the State of Colorado. We encourage everyone who has participated in that history and who has an interest in French, and French-American culture to join us at the Gala to celebrate this grand landmark event.”

The evening will begin with a VIP Reception at 6:00pm with champagne, hors d’oeuvres, a live performance by A La Prima String Quartet and a silent auction. The reception will be followed by a French themed three course dinner provided by Chef, Kevin Taylor, owner of Palettes Contemporary Cuisine.

The Alliance Française is proud to invite Guest of Honor and fellow Francophone, Anthony Graves, as the keynote speaker. In addition to Anthony, there will be Honorary Chairpersons: Governor John Hickenlooper, former Honorary Consul of France, Frieda Sanidas and present Honorary Consul of France, Jeffrey Richards. The emcee for the evening will be Brandi Shigley, Founder of Fashion Denver.

During the evening, there will be a ballet performance by the Thomas Dance Project, French theater by Alliance and Co., and a late night dance party with French DJ Titi Nice. The ticket price for VIPs is $180 and for General Admission $150. The after party will be $35 after 9:00pm. For more information, please visit the event page to purchase tickets or to become a sponsor. 

*Please contact Bethany Dickinson at marketmanager@afdenver.org for questions, official event poster and visual components.

About the Alliance Française de Denver and its 120th Anniversary

The Alliance Française is a world-wide non-profit, cultural and educational center founded in Paris in 1882. With a network of over 800 chapters in 136 countries, the Alliance Française has 107 locations in the United States alone, serving 500,000 students. The Denver center, called the Alliance Française de Denver, was founded in 1897, making it one of the oldest non-profit organizations in the Denver Metro area. Molly Brown, a titanic survivor was one of its founding members.

Internship Opportunity at Fashion Denver

Fashion Denver InternshipsWe are currently seeking a late fall / early spring intern! This position is for school credit / experience.

Application at the bottom of this page.

Marketing, public relations, and social media:

The internship will focus on Fashion Denver events as well as working with other fashion businesses around the community.

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.

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MUA and Model Call Out

Fashion photoshoot
August 19th, 2017 6pm
Califorinia Closet showcase store in Cherry Creek
2950 E 2nd Ave
Denver, CO 80206

Denver-based online fashion start-up Daily Impressions introducing  Prompt Flare Designs is bringing their brand of unique designer headpieces and couture accessories to the masses with the launch of their online store. The new shop, which can be found at http://dailyimpressionsl.com/, will host an ever-changing array of the one-of-a-kind artful musings of Chief Artist and Designer, Denise Dailey.

After having her designs featured everywhere from theatre productions in Los Angeles, hip-hop videos, celebrity-hosted fashion showcases, to New York Fashion Week and Atlanta beauty pageants, Dailey is excited to get her creations in front of a broadening audience of fashionistas. A Denver native, Dailey is looking forward to being a part of the growth of the art and fashion industries in the Mile-High City.
To celebrate the launch of her online store front, Daily Impressions L   Prompt Flare Designs is introducing a new fashion-forward belt and headband accessories line with a spectacular collaboration with local MUA,Photographers and an amazing fashion designer for a  modeled photo shoot and PR event at the Califorinia Closet showcase store in Cherry Creek  2950 E 2nd Ave, Denver, CO 80206 August 19th 6pm.
Thank you, any questions or concerns please contact the artist Denise Dailey 720-226-3521
denisedailey57@gmail.com

Lash Boulevard Unveils New Location in the Denver Highlands Neighborhood

Lash Boulevard Unveils New Location in the Denver Highlands Neighborhood

Highly customizable spa offers lash and brow services, waxing, spray tanning and specialty skin treatments performed by certified estheticians.

Lash Boulevard, home to Colorado’s most sought-after lash specialists and estheticians, is coming to 1204 W. 38th Avenue in the Denver’s Highlands neighborhood. With a grand opening scheduled for September 7th, the spa was built with customization in mind and provides lash extensions, lash lifts, chemical peels, facials, oxygen treatments, spray tanning, waxing and a revolutionary acne treatment program.

Lash Boulevard photo by Fernanda Rite

“We’re absolutely thrilled to expand into the Denver Highlands. Over the past four years, our skincare services and lash extension programs have seen tremendous popularity, and this exciting expansion is the next step in our journey,” said owner Karen Martiz. “We’ve developed a great reputation for our state-of-the-art approach to skincare and improvements to the lash extension industry, so we’re particularly excited to bring these services to such a dynamic part of Denver.”

Karen Martiz
Karen Martiz Photo by Fernanda Rite

Certified by the board of education as a lash extension instructor, Lash Boulevard’s owner Karen Martiz has taught many of Colorado’s lash technicians through her in-person and on-line training program. Martiz is known as one of Colorado’s most experienced and knowledgeable lash experts, and has created her own product line to improve the lash extension application process. Her Westminster spa, Skin Cleaners has received tremendous praise for their lash extension application process and customized approach to skincare.

“We understand that every person’s skin is different and we customize our approach based upon each client’s unique skin tone, texture and tolerance,” explained Martiz. “We continually educate ourselves on the best products and practices in the industry to ensure we’re providing proven treatments that show noticeable improvements for each client.”

In addition to basic lash and skin services, Lash Boulevard is differentiated by an expanded list of treatments that go far beyond that of a typical spa – particularly in the realm of skincare. Lash Boulevard offers a glow on the go light chemical peel that doesn’t produce lasting redness, dermaplaning and microdermabrasion among others. The spa is also one of the only Denver-based providers of the Face Reality acne treatment program – a program widely praised by dermatologists for taking every aspect of the client’s lifestyle into account to design a customized treatment program. Lash Boulevard also offers microblading – the art of creating realistic looking eyebrow hairs using a permanent makeup technique.

Lash Boulevard Photo by Fernanda Rite
Lash Boulevard Photo by Fernanda Rite

Lash Boulevard’s new location is available for continuing education classes for lash technicians, bridal party packages and private parties. Beauty packages can be customized to fit each group’s needs.

For more information about Lash Boulevard’s services, treatments and philosophy, please visit lashblvd.com.

About Lash Boulevard

Founded in 2013 by Karen Martiz, Lash Boulevard is a Colorado-based spa offering expert eyelash, eyebrow, skincare, waxing, and continuing education services. For skincare, Lash Boulevard sells the Image and Face Reality retail lines. The Lash Boulevard product line is used for lash extension training and sold for professional use. Board certified as an industry educator, Lash Boulevard has two Colorado locations. Learn more at lashblvd.com, Facebook.com/lashblvd andInstagram.com/lash_blvd.

 

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Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair returns to Denver July 29th & 30th

Highlighting Over 150 Trendsetting Artisans From The Handmade Community.

July 29th & 30th, 2017
Fair Hours: 10am – 5pm
McNichols Building, Downtown Denver
www.jackalopeartfair.com

The Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair announces the return of its summer fair, with over 150 curated booths to fill Downtown Denver’s McNichols Building.  This free and family friendly event returns to Denver from 10am to 5pm both Saturday, July 29th & Sunday, July 30th.  Jackalope offers attendees a perfect place to find a unique gift, grab a bite from a local food truck, and participate in DIY crafting workshops.   

In addition to the 150+ indie artisans that will be selling their wares, there will also be a live music on the front lawn of McNichols, as well as a full schedule of art focused workshops for attendees to take a dip into the DIY crafting world.  Artisans will be hosting creative workshops, allowing attendees to get a better idea of the craftsmanship that goes into the one-of-a-kind handmade goods and products found at the fair.  Workshops range from free to $35 and include all supplies to take home DIY creations.  There will be activities for all ages available throughout the weekend.

New to 2017, Jackalope will also be partnering with ArtReach and accepting donations to promote their programs and services.  “One of our main goals as an artisan fair was to create a free and open environment for anyone to be able to attend and learn more about handmade artistry and supporting small businesses.  ArtReach is similar in their mission and even takes it a step further,” Melissa Shipley, co-founder of Jackalope Arts.  ArtReach enhances lives within the community by providing access to arts and cultural experiences for people of all ages who would not otherwise have the opportunity.  The organization exists to ensure people who struggle with physical, mental, behavioral, or severe economic challenges have an opportunity to experience arts and culture.

Join Jackalope Arts on July 29th & 30th at Downtown Denver’s McNichols Building for a unique, curated shopping experience featuring the top trendsetting makers & designers of local goods.

Urban Nights Denver: August 5th

The Joseph Family Foundation and Tempus Jets Present
Urban Nights Denver
Bank of America Runway to Shine with Nicholas K and Salt-N-Pepa

The fifth annual Urban Nights Denver prepares to celebrate its fifth year at Mile High Station on Saturday, August 5th. The city’s largest outdoor urban fashion show and fundraiser will benefit at-risk youth with the theme: Threads of Promise.

Donna Crafton Montgomery serves as this year’s Gala Chair and is supported by co-chairs Jill Landman Alfond, Matthew Keeney and Matthew Morris.

“On any given night in Denver, more than 900 youth are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless,” said Donna Crafton Montgomery, 2017 Urban Nights Chair. “This year, we are thrilled to add new beneficiaries that expand our reach into this vulnerable population providing a wide range of services that these kids need to obtain self-sufficiency and a safe life off the streets.”

This year’s charity partners include Urban Peak, The Danny Dietz Foundation and La Academia at The Denver Inner City Parish. All with the shared vision of providing critical services to the at-risk youth that each organization serves.

This year’s fashion show, designed and produced by Jenny Baker-Strasburg and Tobie Orr, will feature works from the Art Institute of Colorado and Suit Supply. The fashion show will be anchored by NYFW darling, Nicholas K, “Built from Scratch” Fall/Winter 2017.

In addition to delivering another fashion spectacle, this year’s event will feature 90s rap and fashion icons, Salt-N-Pepa!

The event will be held at Mile High Station — under the canopy of the Colfax Avenue viaduct —with The VIP party commencing at 6:00 pm, general admission opens at 7:00 pm and the program begins at 7:30 pm. Salt-N-Pepa hit the stage at 9. The show will be followed by an after-party until midnight.

Amy Meyer Smith, Marketing Director of Infiniti of Denver, has been named Urban Peak’s 2017 Urban Legend. Each year, the organization honors an Urban Legend to recognize his/her philanthropic work in the community. Meyer Smith is a former Urban Peak board member and past chair of Urban Nights.

“I am proud to honor Amy Meyer Smith this year,” said Gala Chair Donna Crafton Montgomery. “She is a tireless advocate, working on issues that affect our youth. Infiniti of Denver is a staunch supporter of Urban Peak, and our program frequently relies on Amy to share ideas and communicate our mission.”

About Urban Nights Denver

Founded by the Joseph Family Foundation in 2013, Urban Nights is Colorado’s largest outdoor fashion show, dubbed a Runway for a Reason. 100% of event proceeds support the selected beneficiaries.

Sponsors include: The Joseph Family Foundation, Tempus Jets, Bank of America, Jeep, Oakwood Homes, Mile High Home Pro, CBS4, AEG Presents, Integer, Look Listen, 211 Photography, 5280, and Matthew Morris Skincare & Salon.

Tickets are now on sale at www.urbannightsdenver.org.

Thread of Promise:

From far away, they might just blend into the crowd.
Maybe they have a home to go to, albeit broken.
Maybe they have a school to attend, albeit unsafe.
They might even have a few dollars stashed away for a rainy day
(If only they could keep them).
But take a closer look and you’ll see
They’re just hanging on by a thread.

But it’s that thread that connects us all.
This year, not one, but three, organizations have come together.
Intertwined to advance the basic needs of Colorado’s at-risk youth, beyond survival.

Urban Nights unique fashion spectacle
Works to create a new fabric.
One that connects, supports, lifts-up
And redirects the lives of at-risk youth.
One of which each of us forms a part, as individuals and as a group.
Building a stronger future: Stronger fabric. Stronger lives.

Give them just one thread of confidence.
One thread of a helping hand.
One thread of a new life.
So, they can see their threads of promise.

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