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Dreamer / Doer / Founder of Fashion Denver

Fashion Camp: January 27th

Fashion Camp for kiddos 5-13!
Saturday, January 27th 2018
9am-4pm
2875 Blake Street
REGISTRATION AT THE BOTTOM

Brandi Shigley leads Fashion Denver's fashion camp
Fashion Camp is seriously one of my most favorite events!!!

Join the Fashion Denver team for Fashion Camp 2018!! 

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.

We have an amazing crew of creative designers leading this fashion camp as Megan Timlin, Duane Topping, Tennisia Littleton, Ruth Peterson, Scott Young, Meredith Harris and the crew from Floyd’s 99 Barbershop bring creativity and fun to the day!

This one day camp includes the following:

Kindness coordination activity: This camp, I’ll be doing a “getting to know you activity” as an icebreaker for the campers get to know eachother, 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.

Colors/ brainstorming / drawing: Artist and interior designer Ruth Peterson along with artist Scott Young, will be leading our campers on a creative exercise playing with color and art. This activity is designed to get the creative juices flowing as they begin their day.

Artist Scott Young at Fashion Denver's fashion camp.
Artist Scott Young will be a guest at fashion camp. You’ve probably seen this piece of art on the roof top of the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Megan Timlin will be at Fashion Denver's fashion campMegan Timlin is going to inspire the campers with hats and will be doing an interactive activity of Styling Hats Through the Ages. She’ll be bringing a trunk of all different kinds of hats and sharing her career in fashion.

Design and create with Duane Topping: The incredibly talented designer Duane Topping will be sharing a little bit about his career in fashion and will lead the campers on an adventure as we deconstruct a t-shirt and see the endless possibilities of transforming this tee into a beautiful and unique fashion piece.

Duane Topping will lead our fashion exercise at fashion camp
Duane Topping will lead our fashion exercise at fashion camp. This moment captured by Robin’s Photography at 303 Magazine’s Denver Fashion Weekend.


Model coaching: 
We bring in the absolutely talented Tennisia Littleton, model and fashion event producer to work 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.

Tennisia Littleton teaches our campers how to walk the runway and feel confident.
Tennisia Littleton teaches our campers how to walk the runway and feel confident.

Hair & makeup: Our campers get pampered when we partner up with Floyd’s 99 Barbershop! Their creative team will be doing hair and makeup with each camper making them runway ready!

Floyd's 99 Barbershop at Fashion Denver's Retrocon fashion show. They'll be joining us for Fashion Camp!
Floyd’s 99 Barbershop at Fashion Denver’s Retrocon fashion show. They’ll be joining us for Fashion Camp!

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!

Meredith Harris is there to capture the red carpet moment!

Meredith Harris captures the red carpet moment
Meredith Harris captures the red carpet moment

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!


Fashion Camp January 27th 2018
Names of camper(s)
Age of camper(s)



Win tickets to a special screening of Phantom Threads

Phantom Thread Special Screening
SIE Film Center
Sunday, January 7th at 6:00PM

Fashion Denver friends!!We are kicking off 2018 in style by partnering with Focus Features and Denver Film Society to help host their Red Carpet Fashion Show advance screening of Paul Thomas Anderson’s PHANTOM THREAD!

Come dressed in your best 1950’s or designer attire to this themed event, and walk the red carpet like a true celebrity! There will be photo ops on the carpet for all attendees, including big time prizes for the best costumes and fun drink specials at the bar.

For your chance to win a pair of reserved seats to the special screening event, please email FocusFeaturesDenver@gmail.com with your full name and birthdate. Please include “PHANTOM FASHION” in the subject line for your entry to be valid.

Entry deadline is Friday, January 5th at 9:00AM MT and winners will be contacted via email. *ONE entry per household and you must be 18 years or older to enter. #PhantomThread

Good luck!!!

Graphic Design and Video Internships Available for Spring 2018

Fashion Denver, alongside Bradley Allen Apparel, are seeking 2 internship positions for the spring / summer semester for both graphic design / visual communications and digital film / video. This internship will provide not only hands on application of learned skills, but really fun opportunities to get involved in the fashion world here in Colorado.

Both internships are flexible with the opportunity to work from our office, located in the heart of the trendy RiNo district. Internships are unpaid for school credit / experience only, however, there are opportunities to grow with our companies!

Fashion Denver celebrates 13 years! Photo by Nathan Leach-Proffer
Photo by Nathan Leach-Proffer right outside our office space at Green Spaces

Graphic design / Visual Communications position

This internship will give the selected student many graphic design projects to work on with our team. From designing social media ad campaigns to marketing materials (postcards, banners, brochures, and more), this position will encourage creativity in the fashion world around the brands that we work with and the events that we produce.

Student MUST have their own laptop with design programs and be ready to work with a team.

Digital Film / Video position

This internship will give the selected student opportunity to create video content within the fashion world. From creating 30 second brand videos, to covering some of the hottest Colorado fashion shows, behind the scenes and access to designers, movers and shakers, this position will be an exciting, fast pace and fun experience!

Video by John McKinley

Video by Lorenzo Vidali

If you are interested in either one of these internships, please fill out this form and we will get back to you to set up an interview! If you have any questions, please let me know!

Contact:
Brandi S. Shigley
303-842-7298

Sydney Scarola joins the Fashion Denver crew

We are super excited to introduce Sydney Scarola to the Fashion Denver team! Without any further ado…. SYDNEY!
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Hello fellow fashion lovers, my name is Sydney and I’m so excited to be apart of the Fashion Denver squad! From a young age I always found myself trying on my mom’s designer shoes, which were five sizes too big for me, playing with her lipsticks, which I definitely couldn’t even line my lips properly, and was always being opinionated on what she wore. Thanks to her heavy influence and extensive fashion knowledge, I became enthralled with the fashion world and all it had to offer.

I’m inspired by the creative field and endless limits, the ability for individual expression, and the energy and ever changing pace. I have a YouTube channel  where I post anything from fashion look books to beauty tips and tricks. This has allowed me an outlet to express myself and share some of my personal style views.

Sydney Scarola and her style inspiration, her mother!

Being apart of the Fashion Denver squad is everything I’ve ever dreamed of. I couldn’t think of anything more fitting for me and it is truly my dream to be apart of this team!

Read Sydney’s blog posts here by clicking this link!
Follow her insta at @sydneyscarola

My friends at Colorado Glasses are excited to help raise the standard on sunglasses! 

What does that mean? Their Bio-Series frames will degrade on their own over time, but, even better, they can be composted (turned into soil). These new shades are paired with their “Unlimited Renewals” program allowing to you send back your old shades in exchange for half off a new pair. They will then take your old glasses and either recycle or compost the parts.

B.Shigley Custom Bags available for the holidays!

Order your Custom Designed B.Shigley handbag or gift certificate for the holiday season! I am coming out of retirement to create unique one-of-a-kind bags for the women in your life (or for YOU!).

There are 2 ways that you can order this gift. 
1) Order a gift certificate that will be either mailed or given to you. This gift certificate will include a design consultation so I can listen to the desires of the handbag heart. Together, with the recipient of the bag, we will create the dream bag.

2) Tell me what you want in a bag and I will create it for you and have it ready by the time the holiday arrives in time to be shipped or delivered to you. There are limits and restrictions though.

b.shigley designs gift certificate

CLICK HERE TO ORDER!


B.Shigley Designs History

Many of you may know, Fashion Denver was inspired and created from my experience as a handbag designer with my company b.shigley designs. As  a young girl, 8 years old to be exact, I was obsessed with making paper purses and I would create paper wallets to go in my paper purse and a paper ID to go into my paper wallet. I’d bounce around at recess calling myself the Paper Purse Police. Little did I know that that little passion would turn into a full on business!

My original paper purse drivers license from 3rd grade and some of my bags I made while living in San Diego.

I launched my business in 1999 and within a year, was selling my handbags in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London and Paris. I ended up moving to San Diego in 2002  and was submersed in the action sports world and fashion world. I’d make trips up to LA and San Fran to participate in fashion markets and really see what the design world was about. In that time, I had the opportunity to design handbags for an opera in Paris. While I was there, I sold my bags in a boutique in Montmartre (3 doors down from where Amelie was filmed).

Brandi Shigley, founder of Fashion Denver and creator of B.Shigley Designs
Designing my first handbag after coming out of retirement for the holiday season.

With that inspiration under my belt, I moved back to Denver after 2.5 years and started Fashion Denver. Here we are in 2017 and my heart is wanting to go back to my roots to make some more handbags, just in time for the holiday season.

A couple of weeks ago, my artist, builder and creative instigator friend Michael Williams, designed me a place to get back to work and design! Since then, I have a cupboard full of fabric, fresh inspiration and ideas, and am ready to design up a creative storm!

Brandi Shigley's design studio, Boulder Colorado

Brandi Shigley's design studio
Design studio created by Michael Williams. Thank you so much for creating me a space to create!

Order your custom designed bag or gift certificate today!

303 Magazine’s Fall DFW 2017

This season 303 Magazine returns to Exdo Event Center (1399 35th St, Denver, Co 80205) November 9th, 11th and 12th.

303 Magazine’s Denver Fashion Week(end) is going to be bigger and better than ever.

“We are delighted to team with old and dear friends as well as stunning new talent this season at DFW — from the metal work of Jesse Mathes, iconic hair brands such as Redken TIGI and L’Oreal, to the legendary Denver boutique Garbarini. There will be something for everyone — everyone who loves  fashion and beauty that is!” said Denver Fashion Week(end) runway producer Charlie Price

DFW by Kyle Cooper
DFW by Kyle Cooper

“As we gear up for DFW’s 10 Year Anniversary in Spring 2018, we’ve customized DFW Fall ’17 and changed the format. The goal is to create a new and more invigorating show. Come see for yourself, “ Mr. Aharonian, Denver Fashion Week(end) producer

Doors are at 7 p.m. where there will be a red carpet and cocktail reception, doors close at 9 p.m. with the show starting at 9:30 p.m.

Featured designers/boutiques for November 9 include:

– Jesse Mathes Metalwork / Denver, Co

– Royal Outerwear / Denver, Co

– Nuorikko / Denver, Co

– Velvet Wolf / Denver, Co

– John Paul Ataker / NYC – Istanbul

Featured designers/boutiques for November 11 include:

Garbarini Presents:
– Byron Lars / New York fashion designer

– Zadig and Voltaire / French fashion designer

– ADD Down / Milano fashion designer

– Smythe / Designed by Canadians Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe

– Trina Turk and Milly / California fashion designer

– Diane Von Furstenberg / New York fashion designer

– Theory / New York fashion designer

– Haute Hippie / New York fashion designer

– Camilla / Australian fashion designer

Featured salons and designers for November 12 include:

– Beauty Underground – Ansley Meredith / Misha Belfer / Tiaja Pierre  / Sara Brentano

– 12 Benefits – James Mucker / Kia Sterling  / Keva S Davis

– L’Oreal Professionnel – Ron Lopez

– Scruples – Katie Renshaw Nielsen

– We Salon – Kim Herman

– Chrystalline – Goldie & Bob / Artemis & Birch / The Look / Georgia Tournai

– Charlie Price

– Redken – Ellen Lawlor / Jill M Leitz

– TIGI – Eric Gomez

– Vanity Dollz – Cha Cha Romero

– Obsidian presents – Hailey Hodapp & Rachel Marie Hurst / Hannah Werling & Duane Topping / Stephan Lauren & Kotomi Yoshida / Bri Bird & Tyne Hall / Alicia McQuilliams & Marie Margot

The SeeNowBuyNow Denver Designer Open House

Saturday, November 4 at 11 AM – 4 PM
Brooks LTD
1616 14th Street

Shopping. Makeup. Jewelry. Wine. All local, all handcrafted.
The SeeNowBuyNow Denver Designer Open House is an evening of fantastic, sophisticated fun showcasing three Denver-based designers. 
Women’s clothing designed and produced by Brooks LTD
Limited edition Brooks LTD original tunics for any and every outfit. Brooks has specialized in custom wear for decades. Here’s your chance to get custom-made quality at a ready-to-wear price.

Makeup by LipBar Custom Cosmetics
Complete your fall look with the Fall 2017 cosmetic collection from this local makeup artist/designer. Try on, get some tips, and wow at your next event with these fabulous colors.

Jewelry by Nikki Nation Jewelry
Modern, yet organic forms. All pieces are handmade using traditional metalsmithing methods. Conflict-free gemstones and recycled materials.

See the handmade products, buy, and take them home that evening. Support local business and look great while doing it!

Hosted by Brooks Luby, owner of Brooks LTD, at her atelier in Lodo. Please RSVP and bring a friend! Receive a special gift with a purchase from Brooks LTD for those that attend.

Wine tasting provided by ONEHOPE Wine. Wine tasting courtesy of Kaz Aylott with viaONEHOPE Wine. ONEHOPE is a Napa Valley Winery inspiring others to do good, with every wine having a built in social impact through partnerships with good causes.

A portion of sales from the event will be donated to the Cancer League of Colorado.

 

Black & Gold – 2017 Lion’s Gala Masquerade

When: Friday, December 8th, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: The Ranch Country Club
11887 Tejon St.
Westminster, Colorado

The Lion Project invites you to be bold for good at it’s 4th Annual Lion’s Gala. Wear your finest black and gold and enjoy special cocktails, gourmet food, live music, awesome drawings, and incredible community. Along with all the fun, we will reveal our four selected non-profit missions for 2018 and help them launch into the next level of growth and impact.

Attire: Formal, Black & Gold, Mask Encouraged


The Lion Project activates businesses and creatives to accelerate the growth of 4 non-profits every year. We do that in two ways:
  1. We pool the resources of businesses and the storytelling capability of of creatives to create a promo video for the non-profit.
  2. We create a large service day for our business partners to come serve that meets tangible needs within the nonprofit so they can serve more or better serve their clients.
The Lion Project is hosting it’s 4th annual gala to celebrate the work it’s done and the vision of what could be in 2018 to continue accelerating the growth of non-profits in Denver.

WACOAL & SUSAN G. KOMEN LAUNCH FALL SEASON OF FIT FOR THE CURE® EVENTS IN THE FIGHT TO END BREAST CANCER

MAKING AN IMPACT: WACOAL & SUSAN G. KOMEN LAUNCH FALL SEASON OF FIT FOR THE CURE® EVENTS IN THE FIGHT TO END BREAST CANCER

Fit for the Cure Denver, CO Events
           Thursday, October 5th – Dillards at South West Plaza
           Friday, October 6th – Dillards at Flatiron Crossing
           Friday, October 6th – Dillards at Park Meadows
           Thursday, October 26th – Macy’s at Park Meadows
           Friday, October 27th – Macy’s at Cherry Creek

–17 years of complimentary bra fittings to help women look good, and do good–

WHAT: Make an impact by joining Wacoal in their mission to help end breast cancer with Fit for the Cure®!  

This Fall, help Wacoal reach the goal of fitting 1 million women for a new bra, and donating over $5 million to Susan G. Komen®, by attending one of over 600 events across North America.

For 17 years, Wacoal has dedicated their efforts to educating more than 820,000 women across 411 cities in the US and Canada about the importance of bra fit, foundation and overall breast health. Through Fit For The Cure, Wacoal and Susan G. Komen® strive to provide the single most effective tool to reduce breast cancer: access to high quality breast cancer care.

Throughout September – November 2017, do something good for yourself, while contributing to a worthy cause.  Receive a complimentary bra fitting at a local Fit for the Cure® event conducted by a Wacoal fit specialist. When you show up and participate in a free bra fitting, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen®, to benefit breast cancer research and community health programs. Wacoal will also donate an additional $2 for every Wacoal bra, shapewear piece or b.tempt’d bra purchased at the event, with a guaranteed aggregate minimum donation of $250,000 to Komen in 2017.

Participants in Fit for the Cure® events are also encouraged to partake in Wacoal’s #IGotFit social media campaign. For every woman who shares a photo with the Wacoal “I Got Fit®” sign on social media, an additional $1 will be donated to Susan G. Komen®.

WHY:          

Health:

Wearing a bra should not be even slightly uncomfortable. Research shows that 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong sized bra.  Women should be professionally fitted for a bra at least once a year to ensure their bra size has not changed as a result of natural fluctuations in their body.

Philanthropy:

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women age 40-59 and accounts for nearly 1 in 3 cancers diagnosed in the U.S.  By taking less than 15 minutes to meet with a Wacoal fit expert, you are helping to contribute to an important cause.

Making an Impact:

Susan G. Komen® is the largest provider of breast health funding, after the US government. Aside from groundbreaking medical research, Komen also provides vital support services directly to women and their families dealing with breast cancer.  These services include family and personal support in the form of child care and meals, interpretation services, transportation to and from treatment and patient navigation services for those considering treatment options. By participating in a Fit for the Cure® event, you are helping to support these women and their families in the fight the battle against breast cancer.

 WHEN:          To find an event near your visit fitforthecure.com

To learn more about Susan G. Komen® or breast health information visit komen.org