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New Fashion Denver Intern

KellieMy name is Kellie Mortimer and I am going to be the new Fashion Denver Intern for the Spring of 2014.  I am a Southern California native who moved to Denver four years ago. I am currently a senior at the University of Denver, majoring in Marketing. I studied abroad in Paris, France last fall, where I studied fashion and French. I am hoping to pursue a career in the fashion industry when I graduate in June. I spend my free time skiing, traveling and of course, shopping.

I want to learn all about the fashion industry while interning for Fashion Denver. I am hoping to learn about the local fashion industry here in Denver and use my marketing skills in the fashion world.

Our Fashion Denver Summer Team!

Well! Summer is here at Fashion Denver and we’ve got so many exciting strategies, events, and fun coming up! I wanted to introduce you to the summer team!

Fashion Denver Summer Team


Tory Rust, originally from a small town in North Dakota, has joined Fashion Denver as the Photography and PR Intern. When she is not writing about herself in third person she can be found photographing fashion shoots, coordinating with other creatives, networking, photographing fashion shows and going to school at the University of Denver. Tory specializes in editorial and commercial photographic work and believes that creativity and motivation are the key to a fulfilling life. She is really excited to be part of the Fashion Denver team this summer!


Brandi Shigley is me. I started Fashion Denver in 2004 after returning from the west coast on wild adventure with my handbag business, b.shigley designs. When I returned, I knew that my passion was to take all of the lessons I’ve learned along and help other designers build their business. I spend my time working with designers and other entrepreneurs and helping dreamers become doers. I also make music with my band b.sue, love rollerskating, and love spending time with my beau and our 3 legged dog Olive.


Jessica Goellner is a Junior at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.  She is majoring in Fashion Merchandising with a minor in Marketing.  Jessica was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and is hoping to come back after graduation and pursue her dream of becoming a fashion stylist and image consultant.  Her passions include fashion, music and rock climbing.


Welcome to the Fashion Denver team, Maya!

Welcome to the Fashion Denver team Maya! Today was Maya’s first day as Fashion Denver blogger and assistant! Besides loving fashion, Maya is also a research assistant at the Children’s Hospital. Maya will be writing about the events that we produce and take part in as well as meeting new designers and attending fashion events. We are thrilled to have her on the team!

Maya joins the Fashion Denver team!

Emily Bormann, welcome to the team!

We are thrilled to bring Emily Bormann on board with Fashion Denver! Emily is our public relations intern, Fashion Denver blogger and will also be assisting with fashion event production, as well as sharing her fashion tips! Welcome to the team!

At a young age, Emily knew she wanted to be involved in the fashion industry. Playing with paper dolls and Barbies quickly turned into filling her school notebooks with all sorts of fashion sketches. As the time for college applications approached, Emily knew only one true love, fashion design.

Colorado State University furthered her passion, where she studied Apparel Design and Production. She became involved in: assisting in the production of fashion shows, learning to create and sew garments, illustrating new design ideas, designing unique and innovative textiles, and finally creating her own line for her senior capstone.

Her college experience came to an end following an internship working at Zac Posen in New York, however Emily knew this was actually the beginning of her career in fashion. After spending a year working with a local custom clothing company, she had the opportunity to showcase a design for Westword’s Atropia Fashion Show. Now, Emily finds herself furthering her fashion career as a public relations intern for Brandi and seeks to one day become a designer.

Belldini Colorado Sweepstake Winner Details!

A follow up to our post about a lucky winner effected by the Colorado Fires. Read first post here.

Belldini Colorado Sweepstake Winner Details:

September 7, 2012 will prove to be a big day for Colorado mom Genevive (Genny) Johnson and her friend Jennifer Ronhovde! Genevive and Jennifer who were both diagnosed with blood cancer are the winners of a sweepstake hosted by Los Angeles based women’s apparel line Belldini and will be receiving brand new fall wardrobes. Belldini had originally planned to reward one mom with the wardrobe, but after a heartwarming request they decided that both Genny and Jennifer would each get their very own wardrobes.

Genny, a single mom of 2 suffered from two forms of blood cancer, the only cure to which was a stem cell transplant. While going through her suffering, Genny realized that the awareness regarding stem cell transplant was extremely low. She drew strength from her situation and helped develop a non-profit geared toward conducting college bone marrow donor drives. During the course of her treatment, Genny befriended Jennifer, a 26 year old who found out about her condition 3 days prior to her wedding day. Jennifer underwent her own transplant, but has relapsed several times and continues to be in treatment. Belldini faced a tough decision to select the winner from the pool of deserving candidates. However, after reading the inspiring entry submitted by Genny’s mother, who also made the request for the wardrobe to be shared by Jennifer, Belldini concluded that both women would be winners of the grand prize!

Model Opportunity

This came across our inbox and we wanted to share with you! We’ve worked very closely on several projects with photographer Kelly Shroads and she is amazing. If you are looking to get some portfolio shots, this is an amazing opportunity!!

Call for Models

Seeking 2 Female Models Ages 18 – 30, diverse range of skin tones. Flexible with age range.

Purpose of the Shoot: Portfolio photographs for Angela Alonzo Makeup Artistry and Arcatus Jewelry. Photos to be featured on websites of both businesses.

Shoot Location: TBA – Metro Denver Area/Outdoors
Shoot Date: Monday, July 16th, 2012
Shoot Time: 4-8 PM
Shoot Details: Models will be shot from the bare shoulders and collarbone up for close collarbone/shoulder/face shots. No wardrobe or hair requirements. Hair can be pulled back. Makeup to be provided by Angela and the shoot features two to three looks per model.
Shoot will also feature a variety of bright neon lips and colors complimenting a new line of bold, metallic jewelry pieces designed by Arcatus Jewelry.

Compensation: Professional portfolio quality modeling photos

Photographer: Kelly Shroads of Kelly Shroads Photography

Please send your modeling photos via email to Angela for review. If chosen, you will be contacted by phone and scheduled for an in-person meeting prior to the shoot.

Thank you for your interest!



Model Opportunity with Cleo Ortiz!

A note from our amazing designer friend Cleo Ortiz!

ME Boutique celebrates the city of NEW FASHION.

We have great venues all around Denver and we are now collaborating with Knip-12 to create another evening of fashion.

ME Boutique has been a leader in the fashion and modeling industry for over 20 years and has grown into one of the largest free-lance agencies for models in Denver.

You are encouraged to participate and collaborate with ME Boutique for this open casting of models for our next great fashion event on July 28th.

If you thrive on the runway or for the chance of being seen by elite agencies, fashion magazine critics, model talent scouts, or to collaborate with other top models, the opportunity of casting yourself to expand your modeling capabilities into many areas of media, marketing and special events is here!

We request that you reply with an email at or contact Cleo at 303/832-1079 between 9am and 1pm to set an appointment to visit us and discuss the event details. Our top priority is to secure major fashion campaigns, endorsements, marketing opportunities to help esablish you as a freelance, freeagent with elite agencies.

Anyone interested in modeling for our upcoming runway fashion event please contact Cleo as we are preparing for our next event set for this month.

    • Saturday, July 28, 2012,
    • Double Tree Hotel Stapleton Plaza
    • Located at 3201 Quebec Street, Denver, CO.
    • The event is sponsored by “Knip-12.” a local non-profit charity group.


Our friends at Creative to Bless are looking for an intern!

This is from designer, entrepreneur, and friend of Fashion Denver, Summer Jackson… Please contact her directly if you are interested!

Creative to Bless, LLC ( ) is active in advancing the creative Denver community through monthly event platforms that feature music, fashion and local art. As we progress, I am discovering that I myself cannot fulfill all event needs. It is now time for me to raise up another individual to help fulfill event/fashion show/photo shoot coordination and production needs. This opportunity to gain hands on creative experience within the design and non-profit realm, will aid in advancing creative resumes. I’d like to open this opportunity to your creative network for my new Internship Position. Please read below and help me to get the word out on this.


·         Fulfill event/fashion show/photo shoot coordination and production needs

·         Market events through social media sites and submit press releases to local media

·         Cast models, designers and artists for events

·         Attend “First Friday” art walk events to help source future event artist features

·         Utilize own personal creative talent (artist, fashion designer, musician….) to help enrich events


·         Position is open now until March, 2013 (our famed 5th annual March of the Zombies event takes place March 9th at the Gothic Theatre )


·         Age 21+ (to attend events held at 21+ venues), please communicate if under 21

·         Has a creative foundation and goals to advance creativity through event involvement

·         Has social media marketing experience

·         Is easy to get along with, has reliable transportation and responds to email daily

Next Step:

·         Send a short bio about your personal creative background and goals. Please also communicate how you can best aid Creative to Bless. Send to Summer Jackson at , by 6/14, questions are welcomed.

I am also seeking models for my model call 6/15/12 9-10:30pm at Benders Tavern ( Interested models may contact me as well. The model call is for a calendar shoot held 7/28/12.