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The 3rd Annual African Fashion Show: June 25th

African Fashion Show

The 3rd Annual African Fashion Show
June 25 2017
5:00 PM -9:00PM
The Double Tree By Hilton
4040 Quebec St., Denver, CO 80216.

The 2nd Annual African Fashion Show
The 2nd Annual African Fashion Show

This is an inspiring and unique fashion show! Featuring fashions from all different parts of Africa, we truly get a glimpse into the beautiful colors, fabrics, and designs of Africa! I’m honored to emcee this fashion show again!

Following the success of last year’s event, another high profile fashion show will take place  Nine African designers will be showcasing their designs on the runway. In addition; some designers will have vendors’ tables full of crafts, jewelry and outfits ready for sale. 

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The Joseph Family Foundation and Tempus Jets Present
Urban Nights Denver
Bank of America Runway to Shine with Nicholas K and Salt-N-Pepa

Denver, CO (April 3, 2017) – The fifth annual Urban Nights Denver prepares to celebrate its fifth year at Mile High Station on Saturday, August 5th. The city’s largest outdoor urban fashion show and fundraiser will benefit at-risk youth with the theme: Threads of Promise.

Donna Crafton Montgomery serves as this year’s Gala Chair and is supported by co-chairs Jill Landman Alfond, Matthew Keeney and Matthew Morris.

“On any given night in Denver, more than 900 youth are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless,” said Donna Crafton Montgomery, 2017 Urban Nights Chair. “This year, we are thrilled to add new beneficiaries that expand our reach into this vulnerable population providing a wide range of services that these kids need to obtain self-sufficiency and a safe life off the streets.”

This year’s charity partners include Urban Peak, The Danny Dietz Foundation and La Academia at The Denver Inner City Parish. All with the shared vision of providing critical services to the at-risk youth that each organization serves.

This year’s fashion show, designed and produced by Jenny Baker-Strasburg and Tobie Orr, will feature works from the Art Institute of Colorado and Suit Supply. The fashion show will be anchored by NYFW darling, Nicholas K, “Built from Scratch” Fall/Winter 2017.

In addition to delivering another fashion spectacle, this year’s event will feature 90s rap and fashion icons, Salt-N-Pepa!

The event will be held at Mile High Station — under the canopy of the Colfax Avenue viaduct —with The VIP party commencing at 6:00 pm, general admission opens at 7:00 pm and the program begins at 7:30 pm. Salt-N-Pepa hit the stage at 9. The show will be followed by an after-party until midnight.

About Urban Nights Denver

Founded by the Joseph Family Foundation in 2013, Urban Nights is Colorado’s largest outdoor fashion show, dubbed a Runway for a Reason. 100% of event proceeds support the selected beneficiaries.

Sponsors include: The Joseph Family Foundation, Tempus Jets, Bank of America, Jeep, Oakwood Homes, Mile High Home Pro, CBS4, AEG Presents, Integer, Look Listen, 211 Photography, 5280, and Matthew Morris Skincare & Salon.

Tickets are now on sale at www.urbannightsdenver.org.

Thread of Promise:

From far away, they might just blend into the crowd.
Maybe they have a home to go to, albeit broken.
Maybe they have a school to attend, albeit unsafe.
They might even have a few dollars stashed away for a rainy day
(If only they could keep them).
But take a closer look and you’ll see
They’re just hanging on by a thread.

But it’s that thread that connects us all.
This year, not one, but three, organizations have come together.
Intertwined to advance the basic needs of Colorado’s at-risk youth, beyond survival.

Urban Nights unique fashion spectacle
Works to create a new fabric.
One that connects, supports, lifts-up
And redirects the lives of at-risk youth.
One of which each of us forms a part, as individuals and as a group.
Building a stronger future: Stronger fabric. Stronger lives.

Give them just one thread of confidence.
One thread of a helping hand.
One thread of a new life.
So, they can see their threads of promise.

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ADCD Paper Fashion Show: April 6th

“It’s that time of year again, when designers from Denver
and beyond come to showcase their wonderful
paper designs on the runway!

This year marks the 13th Annual ADCD Paper Fashion
Show™, an event that features ingenious design teams
from diverse industries and backgrounds to showcase
unique fashions created solely from paper.

This event opens on April 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., located
at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in the
Seawell Grand Ballroom. Admission to ADCD’s Paper
Fashion Show™ starts as low as $30 for general admission
standing tickets and as high as $135 for Ultimate
VIP tickets (front row seating, backstage access, champagne
pre-party, after-party, etc.). Early Bird tickets are
available now for General Admission and VIP seating
tickets and they are selling fast!

From http://askmissa.com/ 2014 show
From http://askmissa.com/ 2014 show

Come and experience the magic of haute couture in paper wonderland by purchasing your tickets at:
https://www.adcd.com/paper-fashion-show/pfs-tickets/

USE PFS17FD PROMO DISCOUNT CODE

ADCD’s Paper Fashion Show™ is the largest in the nation.
Since 2004, when the Paper Fashion Show™ was
incepted, ADCD has donated over $40,000 from the
event proceeds to support Downtown Aurora Visual
Arts (DAVA), a local community organization providing
art education programs in a positive environment for
at-risk urban youth ages 3 to 17. www.davarts.org

On the grand runway, a panel of judges will vote on
the category winners who will receive individual recognition,
along with trophies made of paper. This event
is a great opportunity, not only to support the future
artists of our community, but also to network with
local creatives.

Some of this year’s sponsors include Veritiv, Republic
National Distributing Company, Frost, Dynamite Laser
Beam, nxt | MODEL, Rita B. Salon, Neenah Paper,
Mohawk Paper, International Paper, Colorado Hemp
Company, D&K Printing, Ink Lounge, Colorado Maker
Hub, Fentress Architects, the Alliance Française de
Denver, Li’l Skirts, La Bulle Designs and more.

Paper Fashion Show
About the Art Directors Club of Denver (ADCD)
Founded in 1955, ADCD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,
which mission is to elevate the local creative
community through education, workshops, informative
events and annual design competitions. ADCD’s main
focus is to empower the next generation of creative
professionals. For more information, please e-mail:
info@adcd.com

DFW Spring

This past Thursday I had a chance to attend 303 Magazine’s Denver Fashion Weekend where I was absolutely blown away by the styles that graced the runway, the gorgeous models that wore the styles so beautifully, and the stunning job on hair and makeup. Ever year seems to get better and better (although every event is pretty darn amazing!).

Night 1 consisted of the following designers:  Femme Fatale Intimates / Gabriela Martinez / Lady Jane / Darlene RitzQi Zhou / Duane Topping / Margaret Sanzo / Jeremy Willard / Royal Outerwear / Steve Sells / Night By Charlie Price / 21 Reasons Why by Madeline Stuart

I took a few photos the first part of the show and then decided it would be fun to do Facebook Live for the rest of the show capturing the show for those who couldn’t make it. WELL!!! FB took down my live feed because the music wasn’t couldn’t be recorded live. I was so sad as I didn’t snap any photos of this beautiful show!

Here are some of the photos I did capture though!

Mona and Andrea Li
Jeremy Willard
Jeremy Willard and his models. Jeremy is 2nd from the right
Gabriela Martinez
Gabriela Martinez
Femme Fatale Intimates
Femme Fatale Intimates

Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design Recap

 

source: highsnobiety

What the brand Comme des Garcons means to you, can mean something completely different to me; that is the beauty of the world that Rei Kawakubo has created. Japanese fashion is like poetry. No matter how old a piece of poetry is, the intimacy and the feelings evoked from the imagery is subjective to the reader, and lasts forever. This holds true to the way that different consumers and admirers interpret collections presented by designers such as Comme des Garcons, Yohji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake. Sometimes, a collection will fly over someone’s head. They assume that the collection is irrelevant, because they have yet to understand or experience the meaning behind the collection. For others, the collections presented may click with their psyche in a way that will changes their lives forever.

The world put proportions and aesthetic in a box. When designers such as Rei and Yohji appeared, they changed the way people looked at proportions. In the 80’s, they introduced new silhouettes that are still profound today. The well curated, vintage outfits presented years ago, at Shock Wave are historical looks that innovated the fashion world and continue to challenge the modern world.

 

source: nickknight.com

To me, the looks presented that I admired were the ones that transformed and influenced menswear from the same designers. It showed me that womenswear and menswear can transcend beyond gender and when mixed, something beautiful is born. Yohji Yamamoto used menswear as his main influence for his womenswear(Femme) collections and created something so sensual and refined. There were noire inspired looks, punk inspired looks, menswear inspired looks, traditional Japanese silhouettes, womenswear and looks that could only come from the imagination of Rei, Yohji and Issey Miyake. These designers can take different influences from cultures all over the world and make it unique to their style of clothing, as if they were a part of that culture their entire lives. It is truly incredible what these designers have done for the fashion community. This exhibition pays homage to them, and thanks them for introducing designs that have transformed the way womenswear and menswear are tailored and worn.
I encourage everyone in Colorado to visit this exhibit. What you take away from the exhibit will differ from my experience, and the person next to you. Your perceptions can only come from the intimacy that Japanese fashion brings out individually.

Denver Fashion Event To Benefit Moms in Need

 Denver Fashion Event To Benefit Moms in Need

World’s largest meetup organization for mom’s hosts Colorado Fashion Show Fundraiser

World’s largest meetup organization for moms, MOPS International, joins forces with Evereve, a celebrated contemporary retail brand that specializes in styling moms to host the Darling! Fashion Show, taking place in Denver at Mile High Station on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

“Evereve is so excited for our third year of partnership with Darling!” says Liz Sinnott, Evereve Regional Director. “Both of our organizations believe that moms can change the world. This one evening inspires so many moms to embrace their power and beauty!”

Attendees will be the first to preview Evereve’s Spring 2017 line. Improv comedy group, Theater off the Cuff will entertain and food will be prepared by Footers Catering. Proceeds from the fashion event will go directly to support teen moms, military moms, and other moms-in need.

“Focusing on inner beauty and celebrating the tremendous journey of motherhood, Darling! is a can’t miss night out.” Comments Kristen Hallinan, MOPS Director of Development. “Cheering on moms as they model fashionable clothes selected with moms in mind, taking photos in a vintage VW Shutterbus, enjoying the delicious food, and seeing the reveal of the third annual high fashion dress that’s made entirely of The MOPS Magazine are just some of the highlights of this growing event.”

Visit mops.org/darling to purchase tickets and learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

 About MOPS: MOPS connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS moms come from every corner of the US and more than 38 other countries around the world. They span every socioeconomic, marital status, origin of mothering, race, faith background, age and lifestyle spectrum rooted in the belief that we mother best when we mother together.

Contact: Moria Cox at mcox@MOPS.org or call 303-733-5353 for more information

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Sue Miller Day of Caring Photos

The Sue Miller Day of Caring event and fashion show was absolutely exquisite! With a beautiful silent auction featuring everything from trips to sports memorabilia, to a delicious dinner, to the presentation of the fashion show featuring breast cancer survivors, there was so much for the eyes to see and the heart to grow. The first part of the fashion show featured fashions from Macy’s and the 2nd half featured fashions from Denver’s own Brooks Luby. All photos by Nathan Leach-Proffer

Sue Miller Day of Caring Gala

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!!!

Scout & Molly

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.

Scout & Molly
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