Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

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.

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.

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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Denver Design Week July 15th-21st

Denver Design Week

After a successful first year in 2016, Denver Design Week (DDW) is back July 15-21, 2017. DDW celebrates the region’s best architecture, interiors, brands, and technology with 30 thought-provoking events over the course of seven days in the Denver metro area. From intimate panel discussions with local experts to large keynote presentations by international design leaders to guided tours and interactive workshops, DDW showcases why Denver is a hotbed of design innovation. With dozens of Denver’s top creative minds leading sessions, DDW builds an understanding of the vital role design plays in our lives and increases public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design.

Many programs are crafted for Colorado’s creative community, but every design professional, student, and enthusiast is invited to participate. Tickets are on sale now at denverdesignweek.com. Daytime sessions are just $10; evening sessions and keynotes are $12 and the Launch Party is $15. Select evening events include bites and drinks. Monday and Wednesday daytime sessions take place at CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning, 1250 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202.

This is the initial schedule. We’ll be announcing more talks and tours soon.

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Colorado Fitness Expo

Call out for designers and fashion fitness companies
Colorado State Fitness Expo
July 8th and 9th 2017
The Colorado Convention Center

Fashion Denver and Bradley Allen Apparel are excited to announce that we are partnering up with Jeff Wheeler Productions and The Colorado State Fitness Expo to create an experience that fuses fashion and fitness all in once place. Our focus will be to provide the opportunity for businesses to showcase their products and services on one central stage throughout the expo, giving brands further recognition and opening up opportunities for exposure to the fitness audience.

The Colorado State Fitness Expo will be the largest health and fitness expo to ever hit Colorado. Meet celebrities from all avenues of health and fitness. Highlights include Ninja Warrior, Pro MMA, Pro Boxing, Slackline, Parkour, Model Search, NPC Bodybuilding State Championships, Dance, Strongman, Powerlifting and much much more! Jeff Wheeler Productions anticipates 50K+ attendees at this exciting event!

From a business-to-business perspective, The Colorado State Fitness Expo wants to help you get in front of retailers and ahead of your competition by providing a venue that not only encourages relationship building, but helps create it for you. This is an opportunity for you to showcase your skills, product and your portfolio to buyers, distributors, and marketers of like-brands. Whether you want to get your brand in front of real players, or preview new product to potential customers, the Colorado State Fitness Expo wants to help!

Whether it’s participating in a group fashion show, having your own fashion show, or even doing a company demo, we want to make sure that you reach this amazing audience in a fun and effective way!

Bradley Allen Apparel
Bradley Allen Apparel at the Red Ball fashion show

 

The Urban Angels 3rd Annual Dress Drive: Circle of Love

Sunday, June 25th 2017
Noon-3pm
Studio Salon
1135 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
To benefit Love a ChildHope House

We are thrilled  to present “Circle of Love” our 3rd annual dress drive with the Urban Angels to be held at Studio Salon in downtown Denver. The purpose of this dress drive is to not only provide hope, love and joy to little girls around the world in impoverished circumstances, but to provide fun and colorful dresses for girls to play and grow in. Financial gifts donated will be shared between Love a Child and The Hope House of Colorado and will provide food for families in need providing hope for a better future.

For most of these little girls, this is the only new dress that they’ve ever had.

“Hope and love are infused into these dresses and we will never know the full impact of the gift that’s been given,” says Mary Martinez of the Urban Angels.

Circle of LovePeggy Kastning and Mary Martinez, brains behind the Urban Angels, have been serving the homeless community around Denver and spreading positivity and light. After seeing a program about the needs in Haiti, they both wanted to get involved.  A major realization occurred. They could both help by making dresses for girls in Haiti, and continue to help families locally.

“It’s exciting to know that each one of us can make a difference in the world. With our love of sewing and our hearts for humanity, we can combine these two passions and help those less fortunate.” says Peggy Kastning of the Urban Angels.

Money raised will help to create homes for families in Haiti that have lost everything.

The Urban Angels are two gals on a mission to do good, transform lives, and create happiness in the world. Through their annual dress drives and adventures to Haiti, they want to spread sunshine where they can and make this world a better place.

This event is free and open to the public. Your donations help to complete this circle of love. A food truck will be on hand to fill our bellies.
For more information visit www.theurbanangels.com

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Denver County Fair: Call out for vendors!

We’ve had the honor to be part of the Denver County Fair since it’s inception summer of 2011! And here it is, still going strong! Applications are now open for vendors and that includes YOU style makers! With super affordable pricing, it’s easy to say YES to this summer fun staple!! >> Click here for vendor sign up! <<

Vendor information for the Denver County Fair
Vendor information for the Denver County Fair

I’ll be emceeing the stages and as per the norm, rollerskating around!