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L O V E Exchange: a February fashion market extravaganza

CALL OUT FOR DESIGNERS: 
LOVE EXCHANGE: Our February fashion market

Friday, February 9th 2018 {4pm-10pm}
2875 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205

Cost to participate $125.00

Calling all designers, creators, and lovers of loving their craft! Fashion Denver is hosting our February fashion market Friday, February 9th down in the RiNo district at 2875 Blake Street! You are invited to participate in this shopping extravaganza, just in time for our community to find the loves in their life a little token of their affection. Not only will you be sharing your love and passion for what you do, you will be inspiring others to go for their passion as YOU are an example of doing what you love! We will all be spreading love and making our city a brighter place!

Your participation will get you the following:
1)  10×10 space to pop up and create a mini shop
2) Inclusion on all PR and marketing materials
3) Interview on our website with links to your page and social media
4) Opportunity to showcase your designs in our fashion show
5) You keep all sales made and are responsible for tax collected

Please fill out the application and we will respond within 48 hours to let you know if you have been accepted into the market! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call 303-842-7298.

 

Luxe 303 Fashion Show

December 8, 2017 – Miami flavor hit the heart of Denver on Friday night with the Luxe303 fashion show at Nativ Hotel. With cuban food, tasty drinks, hot music, and trendy clothing, this was not an event to miss.

All photos courtesy of Sydney Scarola

One of the first few outfits to walk out struck the crowd with a flavor they couldn’t resist cheering for. The owner and creator of this line, Dani, stepped out on stage to model her own design. A light electric blue lace jumpsuit took center stage. Paired with a small belt to cinch the waist, this combination was nothing short of flattering. Extra fabric flowed off the sides of the legs to give it that va-va-voom. The high neckline and snug fit offered a sexy look while still keeping it sophisticated. 

The menswear was classy and proper, it impressed me to say the least. Perfectly tailored suits seamlessly flowed down the runway. The structure was perfect and created an elegance. This gorgeous deep blue blazer with a dainty pattern on it mixed the right amount of proper and casual together. It fit the model like a dream and accentuated the shoulders, arms, and midsection just right. “Male model off duty” was the perfect way to describe this look. The light outerwear coat was simple and understated, perfect to pair with any look. The marbled buttons gave it some detailing and when paired with the multi-toned scarf, the model was ready to take NYC by storm.

Up next, a unique style strutted down the stage giving Denver something it has never seen. A jumpsuit with a mesh underlaying formed to the body while long fringe hung off in tiers. The long thin straps offered a low back, showing the perfect amount of skin. Fringe was the star of the show and it danced beautifully as the model glided down runway. 

Casual men’s streetwear took off with a twist. The Miami flavor had taken over with this look. A black long sleeve button up was complete with some color blocking near the beginning of the sleeves. When paired with it’s reverse, a white jean with distressed knees and black paint like strokes nearing the bottom, this look screamed night out in Miami. These slick pieces were universal and could be styled a multitude of ways.   

Between the next three suit looks, my jaw was on the floor. Not only did these look INCREDIBLE on the models, the construction of them was something not often seen in Denver. The color coordination was powerful and the tailoring made the men look smooth and stylish. Between the blues, reds, and blacks, these men looked nothing short of dapper and complicated. This is the “I-effortlessly-pickup-ladies-everywhere-I-go” look.

This next piece was a show stopper. Between the color blocked sequins and bright colors, this dress was turning heads. Short and flirty, it elongated the models legs. It was the perfect dress to rock at the club on a warm, summer night. The plunging neckline complimented by the change in color to black and gold was sexy and classy at the same time.

One of my favorite women’s pieces of the night was a ravishing two piece set. Embroidered lace and gorgeous ivory and fleshy tones complimented the feminine, sophisticated look. The scalloped detailing on the pants and sleeves added another womanly touch. This set would be perfect for a summer brunch with girlfriends or a night out.  

Classic and tasteful – what better way to describe a dress like this one? Although all of the trendy pieces were to die for, sometimes it’s good to see that original, classic black dress. With its long length, fitted form, and high neckline, this dress screamed ball gown to me. With the added flare of the almost hip high slit and lace detailing down the sides of the slit, this piece still offered a little bit of Miami. 

One of my favorite ending pieces was a dazzling metallic gown. The brown-gold color was unique and the sparkle that the dress emanated left the model looking radiant. Another almost hip high slit was charming and added an enchanting component to the dress. All together, this dress was a dashing success.

Between the classic items and the more trendy pieces, Miami definitely left its mark on Denver. Luxe303 is going to continue with its success, leaving a little bit of Miami spice everywhere it goes.

-Sydney

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.

Jackalope Denver

Jackalope Denver Returns!

Highlighting Over 150 Trendsetting Vendors From The Handmade Community.

December 9th & 10th, 2017
Fair Hours: 10am – 5pm
 McNichols Building, Denver

The Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair announces the return of its fall fair, with over 150 curated booths to fill Downtown Denver’s McNichols Building.  This free and family friendly event takes place from 10am to 5pm both Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th.  Jackalope offers attendees a perfect place to find a unique holiday gift for everyone on the shopping list, as well as a place to participate in DIY crafting workshops.

In addition to the 150+ indie artisans that will be selling their wares, there will also be 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. There will be activities for all ages available throughout the weekend.

Join Jackalope Arts on December 9th & 10th at the McNichols Building for a unique, curated shopping experience featuring the top trendsetting makers & designers of local goods.

Red Ball wrap up

November 19, 2017 – Red, the color of the night. All different hues swept down the runway on Sunday evening. Put on by Denver Colorado AIDS Project and Howard Dental Services at the EXDO Event Center in Downtown Denver, this was an event of the year. Exquisite and innovative local designers, hairstylists, and makeup artists helped transform the event into a sparkling success.

All photos taken courtesy of Christen Weaver of Weaver Photography.

The show opened in a unique way, bringing student designers from the RMCAD (Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design) to the stage to show off their individual creations.They proudly glided down the stage with their models showcasing their hard work in what seemed like a moment of pure happiness.

Bringing on the start of local designers, Zeljka Sladovic’s designs hit the runway. In what seemed like a bridal affair, ivories, golds, and champagnes took over. The gowns were gorgeously draped and structured to fit the model’s bodies perfectly. My favorite piece from this collection was an elegant peach colored, loosely fit gown with a gold beaded halter top strap. The color was exquisite and a bold choice but looked dashing under the lights as it danced across the stage. The head pieces complimented the gowns perfectly to create the ultimate princess effect courtesy of Fleur Salon. 

Continue reading Red Ball wrap up

Denver Fashion Weekend Night 2

November 11, 2017 – 303 Magazine’s Denver Fashion Weekend was among us. From luxurious fur coats to carefully constructed designer loafers, each person’s individual style carried such a unique presence. This is what fashion is all about, the ability to express one’s self through clothing. As a rookie, I couldn’t wipe the beaming smile off my face. This was everything I expected it to be… and more. Truth is, fashion is my passion and I was truly in my element. This was where I was meant to be. National designers and brands featured their work on the runway Saturday night, curated by the amazing boutique Garbarini (located in Cherry Creek North). From Paris to Australia, each designer’s unique brand stood out in a multitude of ways.

All photos taken by Christen Weaver of Weaver Photography.

Byron Lars out of New York took the stage first. I have to say, he started the show off with a bang. Metallic beaded pants and skirts flashed under the light to be paired with simple, contemporary styled black tops.

The two piece blazer co-ord was structured so well and sat beautifully on the body, not to mention the elegant similar toned pattern subtly printed on the set. Bryon’s designs were the perfect blend of timeless business woman and trendy standout lady.

Milly took over for the next set and opened up with a gorgeous snug patterned dress that blended two toned floral patterns with a hot pink palette. Following that outfit came one of my favorites of the night: the florescent pink turtleneck tucked into black high waisted trousers. The fit of this outfit was flattering and elegant, the pants cinched the waist at the perfect point and gave a beautiful shape to the model.

Continue reading Denver Fashion Weekend Night 2

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