Category Archives: Holiday Market

Jackalope Fair

December 9th/10th, 2017 – Handmade and local was all the rage this past weekend at the Jackalope Market held at the McNichols Building in Downtown Denver. Sponsored by The Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies, Denver Public Library, Hello Fresh, Willow, LowBrow, Studio Colfax, and Yelp, this was a fun, family event to attend.

All photos courtesy of Sydney Scarola

From the moment you walk in, you’re faced with an extremely tough decision: what do I want to buy? Because this fair hosted over 150 vendors, each stand was unique and Colorado proud. I loved these hand drawn maps and pictures.Thalken jewelry was my favorite jewelry stand at the event. Their dainty, delicate pieces were elegant yet sharp at the same time. For me, I am in love with small necklaces as I think they do a lot by being little. They can add to a look or tie together clothing pieces by breaking them up (contradictory statement, I know). Based out of Lousivilletheir pieces would be the perfect gift for a loved one.

Sweet Caroline Confections added a completely unique and satisfying touch to the world of lollipops. These sparkle lollipops were gorgeously crafted and could work as the perfect stocking stuffer for any person, any age! I was so impressed by the rare spin these seemingly simple treats took. They even offered a slew of flavors, from Champagne to Nutella, these lollipops not only looked gorgeous, they tasted even better!

The Sleep Over Stick was a huge hit for my family and I. Knowing what skin junkies we are, it was hard to walk right past so we had to stop. We were impressed to learn the idea behind it – a simple but genius one. The package comes with two sticks that are meant to be used on the go. From the gym bag to a sleepover, the cleansing stick will help you stay fresh while the hydrating stick restores the necessary moisture back into your skin. Sold in stores like Anthropologie, this is a necessity for all skin lovers!

Who knew that cookies could be such a beautiful art form? Sweet Treats by Melissa showed me an art I had never seen before. These cookies were stunning, and I mean STUNNING. It was true art in an edible form, what more is there to love? All handcrafted by the talented Melissa, these sweet treats are almost too exquisite to eat.

The Jackalope Fair was quite the event. Between all of the talented vendors and unique ideas, my family and I had a wonderful afternoon. I know all of these companies will be successful with their extraordinary ideas.

-Sydney

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.

December 8th: Frost Fashion Market {shopping & beauty}

Save the date! Thursday, December 8th 2016 from 6:00pm-9:00pm, Fashion Denver and Beautycounter team up with Matthew Morris Salon and Jaded Beauty for FROST, an evening full of shopping and beauty to raise money for Colorado non-profit Warren Village. Frost takes place at Green Spaces, a sustainable co-working space located in the heart of the RINO district at 2590 Walnut Street. This event is free and open to the public.

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Shoppers are invited to get some holiday shopping done and with a plethora of local Colorado fashion businesses, there will be gifts for everyone on their holiday wish list.  Shoppers are also invited for a beauty makeover as Matthew Morris Salon and Skincare and Jaded Beauty, transform shoppers with holiday hair and makeup styles. Once transformed, they will be whisked over to one of our photographers, either Meredith Harris Photography or Everything in Focus for a portrait shot. 100% of proceeds from this beauty session ($35.00) will be donated to Warren Village.

Warren Village exists so low income, single parent families can achieve sustainable personal and economic self-sufficiency.

Beautycounter’s mission is to get safe products in the hands of everyone. Beautycounter is a disruptive beauty brand dedicated to radical change in an unregulated industry. Their mission is to create access to safe and high performing products. One should never have to sacrifice safety in the name of beauty. 

Music and holiday treats will fill the space with merriment.

FEATURED:

Darlene C. Ritz
Eisentraut Jewelry
ENZEN
Equillibrium
GreenLeaf
Horndribbles
katybelle
Park Hill Designs
Rachel Marie Hurst
Rainsford
Scout and Molly’s Boutique
SugarLove LLC
The Urban Angels
TheLuxeDen
Topping Designs LLC
Victa Designs

 

DESIGNER-A-DAY: Kim Tinnell

TODAY’S FEATURED DESIGNER-A-DAY
FOR THE FASHION DENVER HOLIDAY MARKET

Name: Kim Tinnell

Business: Perfect Tin

When were you first inspired to design? I got my undergraduate degree in studio art with a focus on mixed media. I really enjoyed taking everyday objects and turning them into art. One day I was perusing a vintage shop and came across an old 1950s tin Band Aid container with a woman on it and I thought, “That would be an awesome bracelet.”

What will you be showing at Fashion Denver’s Holiday Market? I will be showing my upcycled, one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. All my pieces are hand cut from vintage tins. I have earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.

If you had to pick one piece from your collection that most represents your personality, which would it be?  I made a bracelet out of a vintage Curad tin (circa 1950). It is playful, yet refined. The bracelet reminds me of the Pop Art period, when a lot of artists used imagery from advertising. This is one of my favorite movements in Art History.

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Why should people come see you at the Fashion Denver Holiday Market on December 15th? It seems like everyone has or knows someone who has a vintage tin (or an entire collection of vintage tins). They are pieces of nostalgia. I have taken these familiar objects and repurposed them into something you can wear. As such an environmentally conscious city,  I think the people of Denver appreciate the recycling and upcycling aspect of this work.

From your collection, what would be the perfect holiday gift? I just completed a series of earrings made from plaid tins, which are perfect for the holidays and the winter season. They make great gifts and are all priced under $30.

 Learn more about Fashion Denver’s Holiday Market here!

“SPA”-A-DAY: Kai Med Spa

TODAY’S FEATURED SPA OF THE DAY
FOR THE FASHION DENVER HOLIDAY MARKET

Business: Kai Med Spa

When were you first inspired to open Kai Med Spa? Ted Lin is the owner of Kai Med Spa. His inspiration came through working in his general practice of medicine. He worked with a patient who was ailing for months. She was not responding to any of his physical treatment suggestion and she talked a great deal about a mark on her face at each appointment. Dr. Lin did not ignore the comments about the mole, but he was not listening in a way that he could understand the sort of image problems it was causing. Finally after months, he agreed to remove the spot. An unbelievable transformation occurred afterward. Her entire demeanor changed. Her physical health improved drastically and her self esteem and self image increased. It was then that he realized that sometimes there are things about ourselves that can hinder growth on the inside. It inspired him to listen closer to his patients but to also pursue the business of a medical spa. The connection between paying attention to what is going on with the outside of your body can absolutely affect the health of the inside as well.

What will you be showing at Fashion Denver’s Holiday Market? We will be featuring our product line Eminence Organics and giving out samples, gift certificates, and discounts for our services.

Why should people come see you at the Fashion Denver Holiday Market on December 15th? We are a med spa with a luxury feel that focuses on educating and informing our customers the importance of maintaining healthy skin. Our products are incredible and all natural. They have a dramatic effect and are great gift ideas/stocking stuffers for anyone–men or women!

From your collection, what would be the perfect holiday gift?  Combination of a facial with a product. We will have the esthetician at the event to educate people on the best product for their skin!

Learn more about Fashion Denver’s Holiday Market here!

Fashion Denver’s Holiday Market!

You are cordially invited to Fashion Denver’s Holiday Market at the Mansion!

Sunday, December 15th from 10am-6pm
The Grant-Humphreys mansion
770 Pennsylvania Street
Denver, CO 80203

Free & Open to the public

Fashion Denver Holiday MarketOn Sunday, December 15th, Fashion Denver will host its infamous fashion holiday market at the elegant and awe-inspiring Grant-Humphreys Mansion! Imagine the beautiful Denver winter weather and you, in a mansion full of local fashion and gorgeous garland draped down the main stairwell and stockings hung on the old fireplace with care. Besides experiencing the history of the beautiful mansion, the Fashion Denver holiday market provides the perfect occasion to get unique and one-of-a-kind gifts that are sure to impress all of the fashionistas in your life.

Throughout the course of the day there will be three fashion shows (noon, 3:00pm, & 5:00pm)  featuring the designers under the Grant-Humphrey roof. Johnny Morehouse, Fashion Denver friend, will be reenacting past history at the perceivably haunted mansion and lively musical performances from Jessa Raskin and Zoe Zucker will take place in the downstairs theater where there will be even more fashions for sale. Make your way to the upstairs of the mansion and Fredda Laurel will be doing Tarot readings! From top to bottom, this beautiful mansion will be full of fun!

With so much local fashion, beauty and entertainment, the place to get some holiday cheer while supporting local business is at the Fashion Denver Holiday Market.

Featured Designers

50 Dresses
Abby Sparks Designs
Amanda Jett
Ataraxis Apparel
B Fresh LLC
Baddie Babkins Boutique
Bohemi
CHRISARA
Cumi Bags
Designs by m
Fashion House of Rae Marie
iklektik Jewelry
Indy Ink
Inga Creations
Jaxy Blue
Kai Med Spa
Kellybeth Designs
Kimono Dragons
Kurious Koncepts
La Muerte Apparel
Ladybird Poppy
MKaltenbach
Native Clutter
Necessary Vintage
Perfect Tin
RAW ARTISTS
Red Camper
St.a.b. designs
The Seventh Guilt
Tour de Fashion, CO
Vagabond
Wildflower Moon
 Infernal Contraptions