Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

Byers-Evans House Theatre Company presents “An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe”

We are so excited to pass along the information for this spooky tale of adventure for our friends over at the Byers-Evans House Museum.  In case you don’t know, we hold our fashion markets at the Grant-Humphreys mansion and that mansion is in partnership with Byers-Evans. As much as we can, we raise money for the educational programs at these respective houses, to keep history alive and to keep children interested in our own history.

And, now without further ado……

Byers-Evans House Theatre Company
An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe

Directed by Dell Domnik
Starring: Mike Holzer, Nic Nassuet, Brandon Palmer, Amy Ratliff, Catrina Trammell, Wade Wood and Keith Wright
Tickets are $16 and $14 for groups of six or more, seniors, and military.

Byers-Evans House Theatre Company presents “An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe”

Edgar Allan Poe at the Byers-Evans

DENVER— The long-anticipated homecoming of An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe, presented by the Byers-Evans House Theatre Company returns to the Byers-Evans House, located at 1310 Bannock Street in Denver, October 14th with shows through November 5th. There will be a special Halloween performance on October 31st.

There is no better way to spend Halloween than with a scary story, and Edgar Allan Poe is the original master of the genre. Due to tremendous audience demand, this reader’s theatre favorite returns to the beautiful Byers-Evans House. With performances of Poe’s famous classics including The Raven, The Masque of the Red Death, The Tell-Tale Heart and many others, An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe is sure to embody the Halloween spirit.

The show takes place in the library of the historic Byers-Evans House Museum, amid the Evans family’s furnishings. The room serves as the stage and creates the atmosphere appropriate to the historic nature of the readings. The museum has always supported local theatre by serving as a venue for various small companies. All ticket proceeds help support museum programs, operations and education.

October 14th, 15th at 7:30 P.M., October 16th at 2:30 P.M., October 20th, 21st and 22nd at 7:30 P.M, October 23rd at 2:30 P.M., October 28th, 29th at 7:30 P.M.,
Special Halloween performance October 31st at 7:30 P.M., November 4th, 5th at 7:30 P.M.

Byers-Evans House Museum

Open daily, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Closed Sundays.

Guided house tours 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Admission charged.
For further information, visit or call 303-620-4933.

The Byers-Evans House Museum, 1310 Bannock Street, Denver, 13th Avenue Entrance
Reservation line: 303-620-4933 for tickets and information.

Halloween at Fashion Denver

It’s no secret that we LOVE to celebrate Halloween pretty much the entire month of October and we’re gearing up for the fun season with a few items at Fashion Denver that will get you ready!

Designer Katie Wells of GiddyUp, just dropped off about a dozen costumes for adults and children.  Her whimsical designs are sure to make your costume stick out from the rest! Be a Killer Bee, or The Girl that got Shot Out of a Cannon, or a pirate princess! Stop in and see the rest of the costumes before they sell out.

Not quite into the costume thing but don’t want to go out completely normal? Try a WINGBANDIT! These cute headbands with wings come in a variety of colors and if you want, you can even get your logo or your name on them!

Wing Bandits at Fashion Denver!

AND! Speaking of Halloween, our First Friday coming up in a couple days is all about the Halloween fun! Join us at Fashion Denver on First Friday as we scare it up this “Hallows Eve”!! We’re throwing down with the ghosts on October 7th in the showroom, where we’ll be having fun with the phantoms and goblins and getting in touch with the Halloween spirit!!

Come enjoy the festivities as we…..

1) Connect with our childlike spirit and bob for apples!! Plunge into a vat of water and go for the biggest one in hopes of winning the best prize!!

2) Vogue in true Fashion Denver style during our fashion costume contest!! Walk down the runway and pose your best costume. Guests will be voting on the best one and the champion will get a chance to take home some treats of their own.

3) Enjoy an instore accoustic performance by Coles Whalen!

4) With all these treats around we have to keep you healthy and what better way to do that than…ZUMBA!! Get some exercise and find your new addiction with an exciting class held right here in our showroom by instructor and assistant intern Megan Timlin.

It all takes place Friday, October 7th from 6-9pm! This event is free and open to the public!

Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes

You and a guest are invited to cut loose at a free advance screening of FOOTLOOSE on Tuesday, October 11th at 7pm at the UA Colorado Center! Visit and enter RSVP code: FADENPBX1 to download your complimentary passes! (Limit 2 passes per person, while supplies last. Passes do not guarantee admission. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis. ARRIVE EARLY.)

Fashion Denver goes 80’s with a So Whimsy top, GiddyUp skirt, Jennifer Lane feather earring, and vintage cowboy boots.

Artwork by Max Kauffman

Last night I went to an art show curated by my friend Melissa and I was so excited to run into an old acquaintance and artist Max Kauffman. Something about his artwork is so delicate and meaningful. I love the recurring theme of the cassette tape in most of his pieces and love the color schemes that he uses. We’re hoping to have an artshow featuring Max’s work in November! I would also love to see his designs on tees and tote bags! We’re new fans here at Fashion Denver!

The artwork of Max Kauffman

To see Max’s artwork along with some other fantastic artists, check out Black Book Gallery for the show Art Capsule! 555 Santa Fe Dr.

Our lucky winner!

One of my fabulous business mentors, Kathy Bacon, founder of Dress For Success Denver, has graciously donated 2 VIP tickets to Forever Darling IV. Fashion Denver had a contest on Facebook where one would write a haiku and take a picture in a roaring 20’s outfit.

Here is our lucky winner! Singer / songwriter Coles Whalen!

The ROARING 20’s! a Tri – Haiku
By Coles Whalen
Feathers, fringe, and pearls
Slouchy satin swathing girls
The ROARING 20’s!
Homburg hat and cane
Coat tails to impress a dame
The ROARING 20’s!
What I wouldn’t do
For my chance to dress into
The ROARING 20’s!

Colorado Fashion Week Announces Location and Dates

Colorado Fashion Week Announces Location and Dates

Denver, CO, September 4, 2011: Colorado Fashion Week has officially announced the dates and locations for Colorado’s premier week of fashion. CFW announced the inaugural event dates as September 27th, through October 2nd. The event takes place in the lobby of The Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre, at The Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1245 Champa St., Denver, CO 80204. Following the fall fashion week and biannual fashion calendar, the organization is planning on a spring show in April/May. The event is organized and produced by The JTA Group,  amultidisciplinary talent, development, management agency and production company.

Colorado Fashion Week is a premier fashion industry and public event, dedicated to building an economically sustainable and highly respected fashion industry in Colorado. CFW gives designers a voice and serves as a launching pad for their business; it continuously works to establish critical business growth initiatives for its designers by mentoring, training and partnering with key industry entities like fashion buyers, showrooms, magazines, fashion stylists, editors and more.

The schedule of events includes The Business of Fahsion workshops during the day with an official opening ceremony and reception on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 at 7:00 pm. Following the opening show will be, The CFW 2011 Master’s Of Hair and Beauty Runway Show, featuring creations from CFW’s partnering beauticians and salons. Looks for the hair show will be inspired by the late British fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

In addition to the nightly fashion shows (doors opening at 6:00 pm), several VIP after parties are scheduled for each night. Rounding out the event on Sunday, October 2nd will be a free buyer’s market and pop up stores at Redline Art Gallery (2350 Arapahoe Street, Denver, CO).

“Our goal is to help position Colorado as an emerging fashion capital of the Rocky Mountain West region, by mentoring, presenting and promoting some of the best promising fashion talent the industry will experience in the next few coming years”, said Justice Kwesi Kwarteng, Colorado Fashion Week’s founder and executive creative director. Justice has assembled a diverse and talented team of fashion industry professionals, who are well respected in their respective areas of expertise, to help organize and execute the event.

The team includes:
:: Lakeysha Green | Fashion Stylist & Founder, BeautyBodyStyle, LLC | Denver, CO
:: Crystal Gardner | Crystal L Gardner Marketing | Denver, CO
:: Andrea Tucker | Owner, Studio: A Collective of Stylists, Denver, CO
:: Erroll Perkins | NARS Master Makeup Artist | Nieman Marcus Cherry Creek | Denver, CO
:: Michael Sasser Photo & Video Productions | Denver, CO
:: Mario Masitti Studios | Denver, CO |
:: Harper Mance | Owner, Zoe’s |
:: Stacey Vogel | CFW Associate Event’s Coordinator
:: Abigail Campbell | CFW Sponsorship Coordinator
:: Davon William | CFW Director of Sound & Lighting
:: Tai Anderson | CFW Model Coordinator
:: Rebecca Braun | Administrative Director
In-kind Sponsors, Strategic Partners and Supporters of CFW 2011 include:
:: Top Shelf Vodka | Denver, CO |
:: Fashion Denver | Denver, CO |
:: Boulder B Cycle | Boulder, CO
:: A Does of Vitamin F |
:: Cheribundi | |
:: Boulder Green Streets | Boulder, CO |
:: Common Era Boutiques | Denver + Boulder |
:: DenVhere Magazine |
CFW 2011 Corporate, Business and Community Sponsors:
:: Studio | a Collective of Stylists | Denver, CO
:: HOT 107.1 FM |
:: Zoe’s | Denver, CO
:: El Salon | Denver, CO
:: Berenices | Denver, CO
:: Rebelle by Tootsies | Denver, CO
:: Blondies | Denver, CO
:: 3 Little Birds | Denver, CO
:: Charlie Price | Denver, CO
:: Redline Art Gallery | Denver, CO
:: d&a Entertainment | Denver, CO
CFW Thanks:
:: The City and County of Denver’s Arts and Venues Division
:: The Denver Theatre District | Denver, CO |
The list of designers committed to showing at the Inaugural Colorado Fashion Week are:

:: D’Lola Couture by Deedee Vicory
:: Marie Margot Bridal Couture by Maggie Burns
:: Johanna Christine by Johanna Alwin
:: Barrera by Juan Andres Jimenez
:: Gino Velardi

For more information regarding the event, sponsorship opportunities, or tickets contact CFW
at: or visit their official blogs: ,
Connect via Social Media: and on Twitter: @ColoradoFashion
Tickets can be purchased here: (Tickets are limited in supply)

Red Drinks Denver featuring 3 stylists

Fashion Denver is proud to be a sponsor of Red Drinks!

This months Red Drinks Denver= Style Sessions

Denver Red DrinksA panel discussion-
Highlighting 3 very talented local stylists (fashion/apparel stylists)!
Come find out who these ladies are, and what exactly a fashion stylist does, and get some insight into new trends… they are the experts!

Natalia Fairbault-
Tina Gill-

Red Drinks Denver: Style Industry Networking Night is here to encourage and foster networking and relationships within our style/fashion communities. For fashion designers, photographers, make up artists, hair stylists, model agencies, fabric retailers, local boutiques, stylists, models, etc… If you in the industry you should know others!
Partners- Fashion Group International- Double Daughters Salotto- See Eyewear-and YOU- Awesome local creatives and red drink drinkers!


We Hope to see you!
Red Drink & Happy Hour specials and passed pizza bites!

Textile Arts Flea Market!

Saturday August 27 10AM-4PM
at TACTILE Textile Arts Center
1955 South Quince Street, Denver, CO 80231

BUY (cash or check only), SELL, or TRADE


Free to the Public.

Textile Arts Flea Market!

Fashion Denver partners up with Anythink Wright Farms for Sparkopolis

Sparkopolis at Anythink Wright Farms

Sept. 24, 2011
6-10 pm
Anythink Wright Farms
5877 E. 120th Ave.
Thornton, CO 80602

Spark Seekers $75
Spark Seekers in Motion $60 (ticket+shuttle)
Idea Connoisseurs (ages 35 and under) $50

Fashion Denver teams up with Anythink Wright Farms Library for Sparkopolis!

On Sept. 24, when Anythink Wright Farms is transformed into Sparkopolis, Fashion Denver will be there to add a new creative flair to the event.

Brandi Shigley, owner and founder of Fashion Denver, will emcee for the evening. Designers Tricia Hoke and Francis Roces, who represent the amazing design talent here in Colorado, join her for a night of creative fun. Hoke, named a 2011 Westword Mastermind, will draw whimsical fashion sketches of what people are wearing that evening. Roces, a designer regularly featured at the Fashion Denver boutique, will create a piece of fashion/art in which guests at the event will contribute by selecting swatches of fabric and other accouterments to add to the piece.

These interactive design experiences perfectly complement the food, music, art and fun that is Sparkopolis.


Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact Mahala Evans at


Please consider making an additional gift to support the Rangeview Library Friends Foundation and Anythink’sNature Explore gardens. Your support can bring these innovative outdoor classrooms to our community libraries.