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dreamer / doer

Fashion Denver’s 13th Anniversary Celebration and fashion market

Anniversary Fashion Market
Saturday, June 17th 2017
2875 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205

11am-7pm Fashion Market
7:30pm-11pm After Party

Application link clickity click here

Wow!! It’s crazy how life comes full circle. Since the inception of Fashion Denver in 2004, I have been doing our most of our fashion markets in our “RINO” district, which back then, didn’t have a name. It was more or less a deserted strip with an occasional warehouse  or venue scattered in between.  Back then, I had my fashion markets at Andenken Gallery, The Walnut Foundry, The Block Building, and… Flying Dog Brewery!

In 2006, I partnered with Flying Dog Brewery to do our fashion market in the brewery. Our fashion show runway was lined by a wall of kegs and we even had our fashion show staging area in the freezer (yes… it was cold!) That was when I first met Chris Rippe, who was working with Flying Dog.

Flash forward to this week when I met up with my amazingly talented friend Phelyx Hopkins, mentalist and magician, to see the space that he’s hosting a variety of fun shows and to reunite with Chris and experiencing his new space! Chris has a beautiful warehouse space inside of C Squared Ciders and his restaurant Rackhouse Pub where we decided that it would pretty much be the perfect place to host our 13th anniversary for Fashion Denver!

Fashion Denver's 13th Anniversary

It feels so great to get back into the roots of the neighborhood, connecting with people who were such an integral part of Fashion Denver back in the day, and have new inspiration for our fashion markets! I’m so excited to hold this market in this space and to celebrate 13 years!!

If you are a designer and are interested in being part of our market, follow this link!

Stay tuned for more exciting details as our event unfolds!!!

xoxo

DESIGNER Q&A for kids!

For the little fashionistas! 

Mona Lucero, Denver designer, is inviting students who are enthusiastic about fashion to come to her studio on  Friday, March 24th from 2 – 4:00 pm, for a Q & A session. Mona will do a short presentation of what she does and then open it up to questions. Always wanted to ask a real designer what it takes to be a part of the fashion industry? Here’s your chance.  

Where: Studios on Blake in Rino District

What: Open to students between 12 to 18 years old.

Since space is limited, please RSVP to mona@monalucero.com

Mona Lucero

Denver Fashion Event To Benefit Moms in Need

 Denver Fashion Event To Benefit Moms in Need

World’s largest meetup organization for mom’s hosts Colorado Fashion Show Fundraiser

World’s largest meetup organization for moms, MOPS International, joins forces with Evereve, a celebrated contemporary retail brand that specializes in styling moms to host the Darling! Fashion Show, taking place in Denver at Mile High Station on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

“Evereve is so excited for our third year of partnership with Darling!” says Liz Sinnott, Evereve Regional Director. “Both of our organizations believe that moms can change the world. This one evening inspires so many moms to embrace their power and beauty!”

Attendees will be the first to preview Evereve’s Spring 2017 line. Improv comedy group, Theater off the Cuff will entertain and food will be prepared by Footers Catering. Proceeds from the fashion event will go directly to support teen moms, military moms, and other moms-in need.

“Focusing on inner beauty and celebrating the tremendous journey of motherhood, Darling! is a can’t miss night out.” Comments Kristen Hallinan, MOPS Director of Development. “Cheering on moms as they model fashionable clothes selected with moms in mind, taking photos in a vintage VW Shutterbus, enjoying the delicious food, and seeing the reveal of the third annual high fashion dress that’s made entirely of The MOPS Magazine are just some of the highlights of this growing event.”

Visit mops.org/darling to purchase tickets and learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

 About MOPS: MOPS connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS moms come from every corner of the US and more than 38 other countries around the world. They span every socioeconomic, marital status, origin of mothering, race, faith background, age and lifestyle spectrum rooted in the belief that we mother best when we mother together.

Contact: Moria Cox at mcox@MOPS.org or call 303-733-5353 for more information

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🚀 👾 Intergalactic Planetary ’90s Party 🚀 👾

Daybreaker DENVER presents
🚀 👾  Intergalactic Planetary ’90s Party 🚀 👾
Wednesday March 22nd
Yoga 6 – 7am / Dance Party 7 – 8:45am
Space Gallery — 400 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204

Featuring J|Adore + Brandi Shigley of Fashion Denver
Free coffee, healthy juices + breakfast bites
GET TICKETS HERE — Tix movin’ fast like rockets. 🚀
Use 
FashionDenverLove for 15% off your ticket!

Summer and Rachel, brains behind Daybreaker Denver / Boulder
Summer and Rachel, brains behind Daybreaker Denver / Boulder

Since the inception of Daybreaker here in Denver and Boulder, I have been obsessed with this morning monthly ritual of getting my day started through dance and yoga. I fell in love with  this event and the two women who run it (Summer and Rachel) and have become part of the Daybreaker family greeting people with hugs. It’s pretty much the most rewarding tasks ever given!

I have watched the sunrise while dancing alongside amazing beautiful people, dressed in some kind of fun getup (every Daybreaker has a theme!) Then…. I’m at work by 9:30am and my day continues to float on this magical level that seems to carry on for the rest of the week!

Brandi Shigley & Sam Shredder dance
Sam and I dance the morning away at Daybreaker Boulder. Photo by Romeo Fernandez

Flash forward to March 22nd!!

What an absolute HONOR it is to be asked to emcee the next Daybreaker with one of my soul sista, entrepreneur, yogi and DJ friends Jenny aka J|Adore! Together we will be bringing the morning feels on March 22nd at Space Gallery. More details for this exciting morning are underway!

Here we meet with the Denver | Boulder brains behind Daybreaker to plot out the morning mischief of love:

 

Here are the details for the next Daybreaker Denver from Summer and Rachel…

Denver, we are back & ready for lift off!
The stars have aligned and it’s time to take back your morning once again. Daybreaker is back and about to explode with INTERGALACTIC PLANETARY ’90s PARTY!

Wednesday, March 22nd we’ll be taking over the Space Gallery– the perfect setting for this intergalactic reunion… just you, us and the glorious era known as the 90’s. We’ll stretch. We’ll dance. Together we’ll produce more love and positive vibes than a giant, exploding star. So pull out your brightest colors, strap on your moon boots, and get ready to dance your way into the ’90s dimension. Hold on tight, friends…

RSVP on Facebook, then slide into the Denver + Boulder Facebook Group for early invites & morning hacks, and to find your local Daybreaker fam. 

See you on the dance floor! 💕

With Love & Mischief,
// Summer + Rachel


About Daybreaker

DAYBREAKER is an early morning dance movement in 16 cities around the world and growing. We start with a one hour yoga + fitness experience and then dance with reckless abandon for two hours before work. You never know where our next location will be and what surprises are in store. We don’t need alcohol. We don’t need to pretend to be someone else. We come as we are to sweat, dance and connect with ourselves and each other. See you on the dance floor. 

Daybreaker Denver at The Church. Photo Romeo Fernandez
Daybreaker Denver at The Church. Photo Romeo Fernandez

Fashion Camp April 1st for children age 5-11

Fashion Camp Spring Edition
Saturday, April 1st 2017
Green Spaces
2590 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205

Early Bird Special $75.00 (registration is at the bottom)
Goes up to $95.00 March 20th

Fashion Denver’s fashion camps are designed to unleash the creativity for kids interested in the fashion world. With special guests from the Colorado fashion community to hands on activities in designing accessories and an outfit, our campers end the day with a walk down the runway in their design that they created.

This one day camp includes the following:

Kindness coordination activity: We have a special guest come in and do a “getting to know you activity” as an icebreaker for the campers to get to make new friends, share goals and fears, and most importantly, understand that fashion, beauty and style is from within and that each of them are beautiful human beings.

Fashion sketching / brainstorming / drawing: Whether we work with a fashion sketch professional, or provide a blank template to begin their creative process on what the camper will design, we work with them to create a vision for what they want to design and create.

Fashion Denver's fashion camp

Krista Shiner is going to take the campers on an artistic journey sharing her adventures as an artist. Each camper will take the piece of art that they create and add it to the dress that they make. http://www.kristashiner.com/

Design and create: This is where the campers really have fun as they dive into learning the design process. Typically our campers are between the ages of 5-11 so we do not get into the nitty gritty of sewing but work to recycle / repurpose and an old piece of clothing or create a brand new dresss / shirt with a blank t-shirt. It is so much fun to see what our campers create with the same materials!

Zach Burke and Owen Wilson will lead the campers on an activity to make a handbag while Jeremy Williard leads the campers on a deconstruction / reconstruction project taking an old t-shirt and turning it into something new.

Model coaching: We bring in a professional model who works with our campers on how to walk with confidence down the runway and how to pose in front of the camera. We believe that models should be all shapes and sizes and that truly that beauty is captivated in the uniqueness of all of our campers. Maya McDowell, model, Fashion Denver intern, yoga instructor and writer will be taking the campers on a journey of self expression, sharing confidence and individuality.  The campers will do a journaling activity (journals provided) and they will use that exercise to move forward in posing for the camera and on the runway.

Hair & makeup: Our campers get pampered when we partner up with salons across the city who bring their creativity and experience to fashion camp. Each of our campers get their hair and makeup done with their creativity and input given to our stylists. In the past we’ve worked with Glamour Bar, 3 Little Birds Salon and Flaunt Salon, and independent stylists.

Debut on the runway:  At the end of fashion camp, we roll out our red carpet and campers get to show off their designs that they’ve been working on. It is so much fun to see their creativity and heart on the runway!

Fashion Camp is a day to remember! With new friendships being formed, creativity exploding through fashion, and confidence coming out as each hour goes by, it truly is a joy to witness. We strongly encourage parents to stay for the fun and participate!

We are so grateful for the volunteers who help to make fashion camp possible! Thank you to Meredith Harris (our photographer), Jeremy Williard (in-house designer), Molli and Kelly for being our adult volunteers overseeing the creativity, and to all of the amazing designers, stylists, models that have been involved over the past few years. We are so grateful!!

REGISTER HERE


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Paper Fashion Show Judge: Brandi Shigley

“It’s that time of year again, when designers from Denver
and beyond come to showcase their wonderful
paper designs on the runway!

This year marks the 13th Annual ADCD Paper Fashion
Show™, an event that features ingenious design teams
from diverse industries and backgrounds to showcase
unique fashions created solely from paper.

Brandi Shigley’s Interview with the Art Directors Club of Denver as she judges her 3rd Paper Fashion Show.  Click here for details… 

Brandi Shigley, judge of the 2017 ADCD Paper Fashion Show
Brandi Shigley, judge of the 2017 ADCD Paper Fashion Show. Photo Nathan Leech-Proffer

1) Why do you want to be a part of this year’s Paper Fashion show?

I was a judge at the Paper Fashion Show back in 2007 at the Oriental Theater and again in 2014. Every year it gets better and better and I look forward to see how this year will top off the past few years!

2) How do you think your opinion as a judge will be beneficial?

I hope that I am able to have an eye open for creativity and innovation. As somebody who started out my handbag career in 3rd grade making paper purses, I have a passion for paper and seeing how it is utilized.

3) This show is all about the arts, tell me how you relate/contribute to the arts?

Fashion is an art form and our body is our canvas. I like to think that what I choose to wear daily is my contribution to the expression of creative and artistic expression.



Brandi is the founder of Fashion Denver and VP of marketing for Bradley Allen, a company that designs dress apparel for the athletic male body. Her passion is turning dreamers into doers and serving the community in whatever way can to continue to spread hope and love. Shigley can be found rollerskating, making music, and doing random acts of harmless shenanigans.

When Shigley was in 3rd grade, she was obsessed with making paper purses. This is her original paper purse driver’s license and credit card. 
Brandi Shigley's original paper purse driver's license.
Fashion Denver was established in 2004 as a way to connect our local designers, boutiques, and stylists to fashion lovers in Colorado. Through the production of our seasonal fashion markets, fashion events, fashion camps, and business development, our passion continues to grow as we see more and more designers and boutiques shining in Denver.
www.brandishigley.com
@Bshigley

Sue Miller Day of Caring Photos

The Sue Miller Day of Caring event and fashion show was absolutely exquisite! With a beautiful silent auction featuring everything from trips to sports memorabilia, to a delicious dinner, to the presentation of the fashion show featuring breast cancer survivors, there was so much for the eyes to see and the heart to grow. The first part of the fashion show featured fashions from Macy’s and the 2nd half featured fashions from Denver’s own Brooks Luby. All photos by Nathan Leach-Proffer

Sue Miller Day of Caring Gala

ADCD Paper Fashion Show: April 6th

“It’s that time of year again, when designers from Denver
and beyond come to showcase their wonderful
paper designs on the runway!

This year marks the 13th Annual ADCD Paper Fashion
Show™, an event that features ingenious design teams
from diverse industries and backgrounds to showcase
unique fashions created solely from paper.

This event opens on April 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., located
at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in the
Seawell Grand Ballroom. Admission to ADCD’s Paper
Fashion Show™ starts as low as $30 for general admission
standing tickets and as high as $135 for Ultimate
VIP tickets (front row seating, backstage access, champagne
pre-party, after-party, etc.). Early Bird tickets are
available now for General Admission and VIP seating
tickets and they are selling fast!

From http://askmissa.com/ 2014 show
From http://askmissa.com/ 2014 show

Come and experience the magic of haute couture in paper wonderland by purchasing your tickets at:
https://www.adcd.com/paper-fashion-show/pfs-tickets/

USE PFS17FD PROMO DISCOUNT CODE

ADCD’s Paper Fashion Show™ is the largest in the nation.
Since 2004, when the Paper Fashion Show™ was
incepted, ADCD has donated over $40,000 from the
event proceeds to support Downtown Aurora Visual
Arts (DAVA), a local community organization providing
art education programs in a positive environment for
at-risk urban youth ages 3 to 17. www.davarts.org

On the grand runway, a panel of judges will vote on
the category winners who will receive individual recognition,
along with trophies made of paper. This event
is a great opportunity, not only to support the future
artists of our community, but also to network with
local creatives.

Some of this year’s sponsors include Veritiv, Republic
National Distributing Company, Frost, Dynamite Laser
Beam, nxt | MODEL, Rita B. Salon, Neenah Paper,
Mohawk Paper, International Paper, Colorado Hemp
Company, D&K Printing, Ink Lounge, Colorado Maker
Hub, Fentress Architects, the Alliance Française de
Denver, Li’l Skirts, La Bulle Designs and more.

Paper Fashion Show
About the Art Directors Club of Denver (ADCD)
Founded in 1955, ADCD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,
which mission is to elevate the local creative
community through education, workshops, informative
events and annual design competitions. ADCD’s main
focus is to empower the next generation of creative
professionals. For more information, please e-mail:
info@adcd.com

Fashion Denver photos from Artopia 2017

What an amazing evening of fashion at the Westword Artopia Whiteout fashion show! I had a blast emceeing this event and sharing the stage with our amazing fashion designers.

Here is our slideshow of Nathan Leech-Proffer’s photos of the evening…

Fashion Denver Photos from ArtopiaDen 2017

Designers included:

D’Lola Couture
Equillibrium
Mona Lucero
Gino Velardi
Elyse Rainbolt
AnnaFesta
Blackberry Maverick
Denver Bespoke
Jiberish

Models from Wilhelmina Denver

Style Team Matthew Morris Salon & Well Beauty

Producers: Jenny Baker-Strasburg & Mary Spicer and team

Photos by Nathan Leach-Proffer