Category Archives: Fashion Events around town

Fashion Denver photos from Artopia 2017

What an amazing evening of fashion at the Westword Artopia Whiteout fashion show! I had a blast emceeing this event and sharing the stage with our amazing fashion designers.

Here is our slideshow of Nathan Leech-Proffer’s photos of the evening…

Fashion Denver Photos from ArtopiaDen 2017

Designers included:

D’Lola Couture
Equillibrium
Mona Lucero
Gino Velardi
Elyse Rainbolt
AnnaFesta
Blackberry Maverick
Denver Bespoke
Jiberish

Models from Wilhelmina Denver

Style Team Matthew Morris Salon & Well Beauty

Producers: Jenny Baker-Strasburg & Mary Spicer and team

Photos by Nathan Leach-Proffer

Scout & Molly’s FLASH SALE THIS FRIDAY

There are pretty exciting sales happening at Cherry Creek North’s Scout & Molly’s Boutique this Friday! The earlier you get there, the more you save! This is one of the biggest sales that they have ever had and with the variety of style that they carry, you are sure to find that one piece that you LOVE!!!

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I stopped by there on Monday to take a look at the latest fall and winter fashions and really fell in love with everything that they had. Pieces were classic, well made and offered something for the conservative to the funky fashionista.

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Scout & Molly’s offer a plethora of “feel goods” clothing, perfect for Colorado weather.
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Beautiful artwork showing the art of getting ready in the morning.
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Scout & Molly’s local section

 

 

DFW Fall 2016

img_2001-3romeofernandez_dfwDENVER, COLORADO – On Nov. 10, Colorado’s largest fashion show will return for the fall season. The bi-annual event will once again highlight the best in fashion, design and beauty with three nights of incredible style on Nov. 10, 12 and 13 at City Hall Amphitheater, 1144 Broadway, Denver, Colorado. With 17 fashion designers and brands and 21 salons participating, 303 Magazine’s Denver Fashion Week(end) presented by Schomp Automotive is going to be bigger and better than ever.

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“DFW sets the standard for fashion shows in Denver. From local designers, to the best boutiques, salons. and national brands, you will see it all here!” said Denver Fashion Week(end) producer Charlie Price

As a member of the media, we would like to extend an invitation for you and a photographer to attend either Saturday, Nov. 12 for our local and national fashion or on Sunday, Nov. 13 for the 10 Year Anniversary of the legendary Hair Show featuring over 20 salons. Spots for Thursday, Nov. 10 are also available.

Doors are at 7 p.m. where there will be pop-up shops and complimentary bites from restaurants including Postino, Sugarmill Desserts, Rolling Pin Bakeshop on Thursday and Little Man Ice Cream, Adrift, Bonanno Concepts and the soon-to-debut LOW Country Kitchen in LoHi on Saturday and Sunday. The show will start approximately at 9 p.m. each night but we suggest you arrive by 8 p.m. to secure your spot. For questions about tickets, general info or to setup an interview please contact Brittany@303magazine.com; For questions about photography please contact Kyle.Cooper@303magazine.com. The official hashtag of Denver Fashion Week(end) is #303DFW.

Featured designers include:

Mona Lucero, Gino Velardi, Kotomi Yoshida, Frances Roces, Maggie Burns, Night by Charlie Price, Rachel Marie Hurst, Steve Sells, Anthony H, Tyne Hall, Femme Fatale Intimates, Velvet Wolf, Margaret Sanzo, Scout & Molly, Fab’rik, Georgine and John Paul Ataker NYC.

Featured salons include:

Charlie Price, Antoine Du Chez, The Parlour, Mode, Swank, The Look, Beauty Underground, Goldie and Bob, Artemis & Birch, KTB Hair & Funk Styling, Ansley Meredith, Marlene Romero, Javier Jaimes, Chad & Co, Stephan Lauren, James Mucker, Halo Salon, Bri Bird, Rita B, Beto’s Salon and Blow Dry Lounge.

Hallows Fashion Show Brings out the Ghouls, hosted by Johnson & Wales University’s Catwalk Club

WHEN:
October 28, 2016
7-8 p.m. Main Event
8-10 p.m. VIP After Party

WHERE:
The dark and beautiful Montclair Civic Center
6820 E. 12th Ave.
Denver, CO 80220

 WHAT:
Johnson & Wales University’s Fashion Merchandising program and the Catwalk fashion student club hosts The Hallows, a fall fashion show debuting local boutiques on October 28. The student-only produced fashion show features fall/winter looks from Inpsyre BoutiqueCommon ThreadsBeckon Organic Yoga Clothing and Lawrence and Larimer

A portion of the event proceeds and silent auction benefit Clothes to Kids Denver, a nonprofit organization that provides free clothing to preschool-12th grade student from low-income or in-crises families.

TICKETS:
Purchase tickets at: bit.ly/2dyboR0
General admission tickets are $3 before the show, $5 at the door. 

VIP tickets are $15 before the show, $20 at the door and includes front row seating, swag bag and entrance to the after party. After party features a silent auction, raffle, signature mocktails and heavy hor d’oeuvres. 

Instagram handle: @JWUDenverCatwalk

Couture for Confidence adds teen designer event

Couture for Confidence adds teen designer event

Bella BoutiqueBella Boutique, a Denver based non-profit that provides free prom gowns to teens in financial need is hosting Couture for Confidence on Saturday October 8th, 2016.  This event is a fundraising fashion show that features “ugly” prom dresses that are refashioned by Denver area designers.  These updated designs are featured in a fashion show and auctioned off during our live auction. 

Bella Boutique is excited to add a Teen Designer Competition to this year’s Couture for Confidence fundraising fashion show.  Teen designers will create designs from “ugly” prom gowns.  The teen designers will meet with our judges for an interview about how they created their designers.  The judges including Denver fashion industry professionals that will view the gown on a model as well as off the model to view the construction of the design.  During the event, these designs will be auctioned off during our silent auction.  The winners of the competition will be chosen both from judge’s scores and how the design is bid on in our silent auction.  A winner will be announced at the end of the night.  Come out and support Denver’s future designers. 

The event will take place on Saturday 10/8/2016 from 6:00-10:00 at 1055 Auraria Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204 in the basement suite.  Tickets can be purchased at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/bella-boutique-11243824655

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For Interviews or question about the event, please contact Tia Hunsperger at 206-571-0332 or tia@belladenver.org

Noir Fashion Show: September 28th

 

D’LOLA COUTURE LAUNCHES Noir FASHION SHOW TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE COLORADO MELANOMA FOUNDATION

D’Lola Couture will launch a fashion show benefiting the Colorado Melanoma Foundation titled “Noir” on Wednesday, September 28th at Baldoria on The Water in Lakewood, CO from 7pm-9:30pm.

Noir is an intimate couture fashion show highlighting local bridal designer Deedee Vicory of D’Lola Couture. Deedee will showcase day, evening and bridal wear. Very special guest, Gino Velardi, will also premier his evening wear line. Both designers are in the theme of black for this event which supports the Colorado Melanoma Foundation.

While many types of cancer are being caught earlier and treated, melanoma numbers have continued to rise sharply over the last 30 years. Please join us in our fight against this deadly disease. By raising awareness we can change the statistics.

Proceeds from this event will go to the Colorado Melanoma Foundation who will award a melanoma research grant in honor of D’Lola designer Deedee Vicory’s late husband, Justin Vicory, who succumbed to his battle with melanoma at the young age of 35 on September 29, 2014.

Dress to the nines for wine, runway, shopping and to support the cause. This event features emcee Brandi Shigley of Fashion Denver and music by DJ Rockstar Aaron. Hair and makeup will be provided by Henry’s Salon and Ted Medina. The event is open to all ages.

Ticket prices range from $20 – $350 and are available at

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ABOUT D’LOLA COUTURE
Designer Deedee Vicory launched D’Lola Couture in 2010. At her launch she closed out a large fashion festival named “Fashion Fest 2010” with the debut of her first twelve wedding gown designs and the opening of her flagship boutique in Historic Olde Town Arvada. Since 2010 she has appeared on numerous local television shows and plays an integral part in multiple large scale fashion shows.

D’Lola Couture wedding gowns are truly vintage inspired with a kiss of contemporary flair. Deedee Vicory loves looks of old. The deep ivory colors. The modest, elegant, but sexy look of gowns from the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940’s. Working with wedding gowns since 1993, Deedee Vicory truly understands the way a wedding dress should fit on the body of every woman to make them feel like a rock-star on the very biggest day of their lives. For more information visit – www.dlolacouture.com.

Contact: Jenny Baker-Strasburg D’Lola Couture Special Events 303-625-3833 jennyleebaker@gmail.com

Fierce in the City 2

Fierce in the City 2
Viewhouse
7101 South Clinton Street
Centennial, CO

Fashion and Live Music Return to the Runway in
Denver at Fierce in the City 2

Denver, CO – The second Fierce in the City event, featuring live music performances interactively with fashion runway shows, creating a uniquely fierce experience, will be held on Sunday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. at VIEWHOUSE Centennial on 7101 South Clinton Street and will benefit GIRLS, INC.  It is being produced by Denver-based Fashion Designer, Salwa Owens, who will be showing her new Fall/Winter Ready-to-Wear and Evening Wear collections at the event. Guest designers invited to have their own unique runway shows include jewelry designer Andrea Li, Zofia Wosinska of ÉSTAINE, and leather and fur designer Andreas Tsagas.  The event will be emceed by Kristin Battenfield, Denver philanthropist, CEO and founder of KBat Communications.

Musical performers will include Vincent Powell, Season 13 top 20 finalist from American Idol 2013; Season 11 American Idol finalist Devan Blake Jones; Denver violinist Mia Herlinger; pop artist Dorian Phaero and choreographer and dancer Karen Carlson.

Firece in the cityDoors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the full VIEWHOUSE food and beverage menu will be available to guests, music will begin, and a pop-up boutique brought to you by Owens will open. The fashion show will feature five runway segments along with performances from the four featured artists and will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.  After the fashion show, guests will be able to meet the featured designers and musical talent, as well as take photos with them. Vincent Powell will have autographed CDs for sale, and Devan Blake Jones will give autographed posters. Music, shopping, and mingling over food and beverages will continue until 10 p.m.

Tickets are $45 for VIP reserved front-row seats which include a swag bag, and $35 for general admission non-reserved seats. Rows other than front row will sit first-come, first-served. Guests can receive $4 off per general admission ticket by purchasing a four-pack of tickets.  Early bird tickets will be available through September 10 for $5 off. Complimentary valet parking will be available.  Tickets are available at http://FierceTickets.CO.

ABOUT THE TALENT:

Salwa Owens was 5280 Magazine’s Editor’s Choice for Top of Town 2016 Top Fashion Designer.  A philanthropist in her local community, Owens aligns her fashion business to give back to many local nonprofits through events and fashion campaigns. Owens is a board member of the Denver Chapter of Fashion Group International. Since forming her business, SNO couture, LLC., Owens has launched a ready-to-wear line produced in Los Angeles and an evening gown line 100% handmade in India, produced highly reputable events in Denver, and is editor of a lifestyle blog, The SO Edit. Her items can be purchased at select boutiques, as well as through her website, www.SalwaOwens.com.   

In an effort to stay true to her mission statement and empower women through the joy of fashion, Owens will feature real women on the runway for her ready-to-wear segment.

Andrea Li:  Andrea Li is an artist who creates wearable sculpture. She will be showing her Minimalism Jewelry Collection which will be available for purchase at Goldyn boutique in Lo-Hi.

ÉSTAINE: ÉSTAINE is a Colorado-based company that designs luxury fashion inspired by the hauntingly beautiful shapes, colors and patterns of dyes used in medical diagnosis.   ÉSTAINE fights the war on cancer by revenue sharing with its nonprofit partners (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Breastcancer.org, Men For the Cure, and Colorado Melanoma Foundation) and by sparking conversations that can lead to early detection.  Founder Zofia Wosinska is a PhD cancer researcher and her husband and co-founder, Jeremy Picker, is a proud cancer survivor.

Andreas Tsagas: For over three decades, Grecian-born designer Andreas Tsagas has been creating handmade one-of-a-kind furs and leathers. He will be showing his new 2017 Collection, made in Denver.

Kristin Battenfield:  Kristin Battenfield is well-known in Denver for her commitment and experience in the community.   She was the President of the Board of Directors for Komen Colorado and has volunteered for numerous entities in her 19 years in Denver.  She owns her own marketing consulting firm, KBat Communications.

Girls Inc.:  The mission of Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (GIMD) is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. GIMD delivers gender-specific programs to over 2,200 girls each year from across the Denver metro area. These programs equip girls ages 6 to 18 to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults. For more information, please visit www.girlsincdenver.org.

Vincent Powell: Top 20 American Idol finalist Vincent Powell will sing songs from his new album, as well as some popular covers.  Powell is a gospel and jazz singer who grew up in Austin, Texas.  He has sung backup for many artists including Whitney Houston.  He is a praise leader and teacher, the CEO of an annual fashion event in Houston called “Dress Houston,” and has released a CD called, “A Classic Christmas.”

Devan Blake Jones: California-born, Colorado-raised Devan Blake Jones is a two-time American Idol Finalist.  Devan has sold out shows at Lannie’s Clocktower, has sung the national anthem for the Denver Nuggets and opened for artists like Alice Russell and Ty Dolla $ign.  His new Pop/Soul album is set for release in November.

Dorian Phaero:  Dorian Phaero is a multi-discipline artist known for his diverse creative mediums.  In late 2009, he established his own private record label, MFA, and has recorded albums entitled ARTificialSEXDRUNK and Dollhouse which are available on iTunes. 

Karen Carlson: Dancing back-up for Dorian will be Karen Carlson, performer, choreographer and group fitness instructor specializing in dance fitness incorporating strength and weights.

Mia Herlinger: Mia Herlinger is a violinist from Denver who has performed at many events with clients such as J CREW, Salwa Owens and Denver Style Magazine, and with her school orchestra on Colorado Public Radio and in Vienna, Austria. Mia recently played two concerts at Carnegie Hall with the Denver Young Artists Orchestra and is currently studying at the Denver School of the Arts.

PRESS:

The first Fierce in the City event in November 2014 had over 200 guests including well-respected press in the audience and received rave reviews, among them The Denver Post and Fashion Affair Magazine.

“Some fashion events in this city can feel uninspired and disorganized; where questions about the collections are left unanswered, and pieces never make it off the runway. Other times, designers and producers nail it.  At ‘Fierce in the City,’ a handy, 32 year-old Owens took the hammer and hit the nail on the head.”  ~ Francie Swidler, The Denver Post.

“Sunday evening, Eric and I attended the ‘Fierce In The City’ production orchestrated by Salwa Nahhas Owens at Space Gallery. I must admit, it was by far one of the most professional, distinctive and entertaining fashion events I’ve ever been to in Denver.  Kudos to her team, the performers, including Vincent Powell (and others) as well as her elegant and sophisticated S/S2015 Collection, ‘Salwa Owens.’  I look forward to seeing what else she has in store.”   ~ Teresa Lipsey, Editor-in-Chief, Fashion Affair Magazine.

For the latest Fierce in the City 2 event information, please join the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1790008801275784/.

For sponsorship opportunities, please e-mail Salwa Owens at SO@SALWAOWENS.COM.  To request interviews or press passes, please contact Dana DeRoin at SOEventsPress@gmail.com.

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Gary Lee Days Pin Up Fashion Show

Gary Lee Days Pin Up Fashion Show!
September 17th 3pm
176 S. Broadway

Music, fashion and fun featuring amazing designers and a fun weekend of celebration!

Join the community for a 2 day of celebrating everything Gary Lee loved! Kicking off the event on Friday September 16th at 8pm we have Pretty Mouth and the Trade-Ins! Saturday we begin the festivities with the surf rock sounds of the Royal Aces, followed by a pin up fashion show put on by Equillibrium, and a pompadour and pin up hair contest with competing salons. After that we have the ridiculous shenanigans of the band Gravity Tapes. Around 6pm there will be a live auction (as well as a silent auction that runs through the day) with some very rare Gary Lee creations all benefiting Max Fund. Everyone knows how Gary loved his dog Clarence, who will also make an appearance. And closing, the have a DOUBLE HEADLINER with Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene and the Nuns of Brixton.

This will be an annual event, so don’t miss the FIRST EVER Gary Lee Days!

 

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GRAND OPENING of Scout & Molly’s of Cherry Creek

Scout & Molly’s of Cherry Creek
September 10, 2016 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
2445 E. 3rd Avenue, Suite 2
Denver, CO

-Dozens of designer brands and a personal stylist all at one convenient location-

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Scout & Molly’s opens up in Cherry Creek North! Fashion lovers, be sure to check out this new boutique and celebrate their grand opening September 10th!  Festivities include discounts, sips, and hors d’oeuvres. 20% off EVERYTHING in the store! First 100 people receive gift bag with purchase.

Shoppers, you can also support Dress for Success Denver! Bring in a gently used purse or handbag and receive an additional 5% off Banx Designs jewelry.

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We are excited to see what this new boutique will carry and we got word that they will be supporting our local fashion community carrying some of Denver’s fabulous clothing and accessory designers!

Learn more!

Cherry Creek North, Colorado August 2016 – Retailer Scout & Molly’s recently opened its doors to the women of Cherry Creek North. The 1200 square foot boutique will offer upscale designer women’s clothing and original chic designs including Australian designers Shilla the Label and Wish, as well as LAMade, Cupcakes and Cashmere, Susana Monaco, Trina Turk and many more. A special grand opening event with sales, champagne and door prizes will be held on Saturday September 10th  from 10am-7pm.

“We want people to take advantage of our free help. We offer a styling program, delivery, and closet makeovers for store credit. In addition, there is free parking behind the store!” say owners, Rebecca Heckman and Nesa Opp.

More than just a boutique, Scout & Molly’s Cherry Creek North is committed to community service and looks forward to supporting local not for profit organizations. The grand opening event will host a handbag drive to benefit Dress for Success. For every handbag donation, the customer will receive an extra 5% off a piece of jewelry. This is on top of the 20% discount offer that will be available on all items on Grand Opening day.

In the weeks to come, please keep an eye out for more details by following Scout & Molly’s on Facebook and Instagram to be the first to be awarded their opening discounts.

The Cherry Creek North store located at 2445 E. 3rd Av. Unit #2 Denver, Colorado is one of many opening across the country over the next few months.

To schedule an interview or for more information, please contact Dana Swinney dswinney@thecrushagency.com or 518-694-1204

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ABOUT SCOUT & MOLLY’S

Scout & Molly’s, based in Raleigh, NC, launched in 2002 and was the dream of entrepreneur and Founder, Lisa Kornstein. Scout & Molly’s is where today’s transcending woman goes to find that special little something that’ll fit just right. Our boutiques are merchandised with a simple rule in mind: “No style fits all,” which is why maintaining individuality while dressed in the latest trends, is a necessity for all of our customers. Our locations are home to your favorite designers and unique finds that are sure to produce both confidence and compliments. Be sure to follow our location on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on new styles, seasonal announcements, specials, deals and outfit ideas. For additional information visit http://cherrycreek.scoutandmollys.com.

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