All posts by Alyssa Noguchi

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

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

Piper Cub Joins The Denver Music Scene

It all started in line, waiting for drinks at the Big Wonderful in the Rino district of Denver. While waiting in this exceedingly long line for drinks, one jitterbug, Brandi Shigley, yells out “I hope no one minds if I dance!” While the dancing party of one develops, another jitterbug comes up next to her and joins in, which so happens to be Daniel Morgan. This is the very moment when Brandi and Daniel became instant friends.

Screen shot 2015-05-12 at 4.28.53 PMFrom the moment they met, they instantly began playing music for hours. Both are extremely passionate about playing out to different mixtures of people and both decided they should start a band. This is where Piper Cub developed, through the love of music, dance and people.

The name Piper Cub came from Brandi’s memories of flying with her dad. 6 months ago, Shigley wanted to change her musical name to Piper Cub Gonzales (Gonzales is Shigley’s birth name). When deciding what to name their band, they both agreed that it would be a great time to put Piper Cub into motion.


Both Brandi and Daniel’s vibe and voices are very complimentary to each other. While learning how they’re sounds intertwine, they are also learning more about each other along the way. “It’s fun because I’ve never started a band with someone I don’t really know at all. The adventure of making music together while getting to know one another is really exciting!” states Brandi.

Since Piper Cub is so new, they are still developing their sound. However, they both agree that it feels like indie-folk- pop with beach inspirations.  It is a fun mix of sound that will be unique and comfortable to listen to.

Brandi has been playing music in her own band B.Sue since 2008 and Daniel has played music across the country, most recently in the desert town of Tucson, Arizona.

“Playing in Piper Cub has been an incredibly organic experience, one that is evolving each day into something truly special and representative of who we are as individuals,” says Morgan.

Their first show is on First Friday, June 5th at Bannock Street Garage. They’re putting their setlist together which includes new music and the revision of some of their individual music that they’ve put out from their previous band life. This is a show you don’t want to miss!

Spring Fashion Market Designers: The Haus of Von Leeche & Sullivan

You’re in for a treat today because are announcing another designer that will take part in the market on Sunday! We are thrilled to have The Haus of Von Leeche join us on the Byers-Evans lawn!

The Haus of Von Leeche & Sullivan is a design Haus that produces the artwork of young artists of multiple art mediums.

Founded by the Von Leeche & Sullivan designers, unnamed-1Michael Sullivan and Lindsay Von Leeche, the design Haus features designs and artworks of all it’s artist. This includes clothing design, modeling, photography, graphic design, jewelry design, makeup, styling, music, cinematography, sculpting, and millinery design works. The company is also introducing a holistic entity in the company.

Collectively, The Haus of Von Leeche & Sullivan produces a designer collection of women’s and men’s wear every season that showcases and embodies the Haus as a whole.

If you would like to learn more about the designers and preview some of the designs, visit their website at

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Spring Fashion Market Designers: ZMZ Henna

There is less than a week until Enchantment and we hope you all are ready to be surrounded by sensational talent and good spirits! We are excited to announce that ZMZ Henna will be joining us this Sunday. ZMZ Henna is operated by a 17-year-old-girl, who is exceptionally talented. We love seeing young, fresh talent because they are striving for their dreams at such a young age with no fear.

ZMZ Henna is a niche business 2079808_origwhich captures the ancient art of Henna and brings it into modern society. Henna is brought alive through the beautiful products and traditional designs that ZMZ Henna offers. This South Asian body art has made it across the sea and available for everyone to get a taste of it.

ZMZ Henna is a small home operated business located in Aurora, Colorado. ZMZ Henna started in 2010, and has given over hundreds of henna tattoos at weddings, cultural events, and personal/private events. They have now added their personal collection of products that can be custom made to the buyer’s liking.

2273937_origZMZ Henna was started by Maliha Zavin at the age of 13 and is on its way to becoming a household name. They look forward to the future and hope you all become apart of this wonderful journey with them.

“Thank you for taking the time to looking/purchasing items on ZMZ Henna!  I’m so glad to see this business grow each day and have you be apart of this journey with me. “
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Come stop by the market to visit Maliha and get a gorgeous henna tattoo! Also visit her artwork on her website at

Spring Fashion Market Designers: Beads On The Bus

As we near Enchantment and the sun is starting to shine more (hopefully), we are excited to announce that Beads On The Bus will be joining us for the spring market!

After obtaining a Liberal Arts Degree from CU Denver and working several years in higher education administration, Shannon was promoted to “Director of Drama” at home with her threeunnamed-1 children.  She pursued her jewelry and design passion under the direction of the Denver School of Metal Arts and her accolades include being featured as an artist in the Colorado Craft Calendar, as well as designing award winning pieces for an international online design competition.  She and her husband of 20+ years purchased a ’69 VW Bus shell, and transported it into Denver’s 1st pop-up mobile bead shop.

The Bead Bus travels around town to parties, fairs and markets, and Shannon shares her joy of artistry by helping others design their own pieces.  The Bead Bus brings the tools, supplies and inspiration for its customers.  All they have to bring is the vision and desire to learn and create!

The Bus carries a variety of unique beading supplies, with stock changing daily. Includes beads, findings, stringing supplies, tools, samples, one-of-a-kind items, bulk & vintage button/beads.  Shannon and her staff enjoy upcycling, junking, antiquing & thrifting as ways to ensure the uniqueness of the products they carry.

Shannon aka, wife, mother, beader, crazy dog lady, metalsmith, Meals On Wheels driver, wannabe wanderer and hippie, overachiever and everything that embodies being a “girly girl.” We can’t wait for her and her bus to have fun with us at Enchantment!

If you want to learn more about Beads On The Bus, visit their website at

Ily | Iley Grand Opening Party

ILY | ILEY GRAND OPENING PARTY                                                                      Thursday,  May 14th 2015                                                                                               6:00pm-10:00pm                                                                                                                 2525 15th St. Unit 1C                                                                                                         Denver, CO 80211



SAVE THE DATE!!!!!!!                                                                                                       Denver, CO. On Thursday may 14th, ILY | ILEY, LoHi’s newest women’s boutique, invites you to the in-store Grand Opening Launch Party. Come celebrate with co-owners, Ilyse Mark and Bailey Lemark, and indulge in two levels of shopping, while enjoying cocktails, appetizers, and socializing. Located at 2525 15th St. Unit 1C from 6pm-10pm. Come shop and enjoy 10% off your entire purchase. 

Just a few blocks from The Highland Pedestrian Bridge, LoHi’s newest women’s fashion boutique, Ily | Iley, has opened!!! Co owners and stylists, Ilyse Mark and Bailey Lemark, have perfectly curated a fashion haven and bring a higher standard of boutique shopping. Located directly across from destination bar, Forest room 5, Ily | Iley makes a clear statement of individuality and brings Denver a new, truly unique, shopping experience.

The start to Ily | Iley is truly a story of destiny and fate. The two met briefly at a party in Miami while both were coincidentally living in New York City. However, the hustle and bustle of the city did not allow them the time to nurture a budding friendship. It wasn’t until years later that their friendship truly began here in the mile high city.

“We both had the vision of filling the major void in the fashion market here and we realized there was an opportunity for us to introduce a unique shopping experience to Denver that was not currently offered,” replied Ilyse.

And thus, the two fashion mavens began to build their brand, Ily | Iley, a combination of their names, Ilyse and Bailey.

Where others lack innovation and vision, ILY| ILEY is always looking beyond the expected and ordinary. Refusing to carry over saturated brands, this boutique stands at the top of what’s on-the-verge in contemporary fashion. Two levels of diverse and versatile shopping, you will find a range of today’s cutting edge collections. The girls offer an even more eclectic shopping experience, by also carrying a small inventory of unique, hand picked vintage apparel, accessories, and housewares.

“Fashion is a lifestyle and an attitude expressed through your own unique style. We live and breathe fashion, new and vintage, and incorporate both into each of our wardrobes. We want to offer our customers the opportunity to shop & explore the vast spectrum of choices and possibilities, that the fusion of both vintage and modern apparel have to offer,” express Ilyse & Bailey.

This is the ultimate location for the style savvy female looking for chic wearable designs and options to expression her personal style through fashion.

But it does not stop there!!! They offer another attraction that sets them apart from others. ILY| ILEY is not just a boutique, it is a full service styling team. Both Ilyse and Bailey have a resume in personal shopping and styling, and offer their talents and discerning eye to enhance one’s individual style. With their services, they find creative and insightful uses for garments and accessories for you to make the most out of your wardrobe.

“We believe the possibilities are endless when you know how to dress for your body type and learn how to expand your entire wardrobe by styling single pieces into so many different outfits. As style consultants we can help, and we cater to your own personal style and lifestyle,” says Ilyse and Bailey.

The list of exclusive styling services offered are closet clean-out & organization, personal shopping and styling (in house or in store), and travel packing. “You will be happily surprised by what you can wear and would have never thought to try on.” (For more information about their services, visit their website @ )

ILY| ILEY is located at 2525 15th St. Unit 1C Denver, CO 80211. They are open Tuesday- Saturday 11:30 am-7:30 pm, Sunday 12 pm-6 pm, & Closed on Monday (or my appointment only).

GRAND OPEING LAUNCH PARTY: Thurs. May 14th, 6pm-10pm @ ILY| ILEY

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Ily | Iley

Last Tuesday we got the chance to visit Ily | Iley boutique and IMG_6218I fell head over heels in love. Not only was the space incredible, but all of the merchandise they carry is unique and unlike the rest of the boutiques in Denver. They are also located in one of the best neighborhoods in Denver, Highlands. You open the door to the store, and it feels like you just stepped into a boutique in Soho, NYC, you suddenly forget that you’re in Colorado. They carry a variety of merchandise that ranges from new to vintage. Their merchandise also ranges in terms of clothing to house wear items. They feature small artists and designers in their shop, as well as well-known designers such as Jonathan Adler.

Store owners Bailey Lemak and Ilyse Mark were briefly introducedIMG_6231 to one another at a party in Miami and immediately hit it off. They both had unique and outgoing styles, and personalities to boot. Unfortunately, the hustle and bustle of NYC, where they were both residing, did not allow them the time to nurture a budding friendship. However, several years later, they were reunited in the young and upcoming city of Denver. Both with passion for fashion, all things vintage, and the idea of an all around fabulous life style,           Ily | Iley was born.

Both owners were tired of the bohemian style boutiques they were seeing pop up all over Denver. They found a niche in the market IMG_6226and decided to pounce on it. They love mixing the old with the new, which is why they carry vintage items as well as the in-style, brand name items.They aren’t your typical boutique, they mix the west coast with the east coast and bring you original, Denver style. The store is classy yet eclectic, it’s bold and lively. You can tell how much hard work and passion went into the process of opening the store. So much of their personality and style translates into the store, and that’s why they are loving what they’re doing.

Ily | Iley is also not just a boutique, it is a full service styling team. Both owners have a resume in personal shopping and styling. They offer their own talent and unique ability to dress someone based on an individual’s personal style. They find creative and insightful uses for garments and accessories for you to make the most out of your wardrobe. They are a one stop shop, for all your needs.

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So stop in Ily | Iley boutique soon and tell them that Fashion Denver sent you! You can also visit their website at This is a fashion experience you don’t want to miss!



Spring Market Designers: Marie-Margo Couture

With the market about two weeks away, we are thrilled to announce that Marie-Margo Couture will be one of the designers featured at Enchantment! Don’t forget the market will take place on May 17th from 10am-5pm at the Byers-Evans House Museum.

“I want to help make that special day unforgettable,” says 11154803_827222014019506_9218347943152089160_oColorado native Maggie Burns, founder and head designer of Marie-Margot Couture. Maggie has been creating exceptional couture gowns for weddings and special occasions all of her adult life. Couture is her passion. She focuses on high-end “heirloom” dresses, whether they are destined for the altar or the red carpet. Maggie is especially at home with the exquisite fabrics – laces, silks, and satins – that are essential to the first-class wedding gown. In her words, “I listen to what the fabric is telling me.” A master draper, Maggie designs gowns for “the woman who values elegance and individuality.”

Well known in the Colorado community, where she shows her work at fashion shows, charitable events and in her studio. She designs exclusive bridal and special occasion couture. It is not unusual for her to dress an entire wedding party, including the bride, her bridesmaids, her mother and even the flower girl.

Maggie is also branching out into a more extensive range of special occasion dresses, from the most formal gowns – recently her designs were seen on the red carpet at the Academy Awards – to cocktail dresses and garden party looks. In addition, Maggie is producing a line of fine lingerie under the Marie-Margot Couture name.

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To learn more about Marie-Margot Couture and to preview her designs, visit her website at

Spring Fashion Market Designers: Ultrakini

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time to feature another designer that will be apart of Enchantment! Today we are featuring Ultrakini®, and we are absolutely thrilled to have them be apart of the market!

Ultrakini® founder and creator, Summer Sawyer, realized that her relationship with swimwear had changed during a family reunion at the beach when wearing a bikini around family members she hadn’t seen in years, made her feel self-conscious. A mother of three, Summer spent the afternoon frustrated wishing she had worn her other swimsuit, a more modest tankini, which was packed away in her suitcase at the condo. Summer began to wonder why she needed to bring two swimsuits for every vacation and decided she would need to find a more versatile swimwear solution. Searching for this perfect swimsuit yielded no results. Purchasing multiple swimwear garments that ultimately did not solve her problem was the only option available. Realizing that this is an issue for other women, Summer was inspired to create the Ultrakini®. 

The Ultrakini® is a new one-of-a-kind versatile swimsuit that converts from a bikini-style bathing suit into a tankini-style bathing suit instantly, using hidden waterproof magnets The Ultrakini® is truly an all-in-one solution to the problem of purchasing multiple swimsuits, cover-ups or bulky layering swim garments for the various swimsuit occasions in a woman’s life. The Ultrakini® allows a woman to decide instantly if she wants to wear a tankini or a bikini, depending on her comfort level in the moment. When worn as a tankini, the removable midriff cover-up magnetically attaches to the bikini top, forming a seamless tankini-style look. When worn in the bikini fashion, the removable midriff cover-up ties around a woman’s waist as a stylish bottom cover-up.

Summer is very proud of the Ultrakini® swimsuit, knowing that when she and other women wear her invention they will feel confident, comfortable, and stylish. Wearing the versatile Ultrakini® swimsuit gives women the option to change styles instantly and therefore they will never have to experience the frustration of wearing the wrong swimsuit again!

Their website is coming soon! This gives you a chance to stop by Enchantment and actually preview the designs and this amazing invention in person!