Fashion Denver… a way of life…

Fashion Denver is excited to announce its foray into fashion as a way life, not just something to fill your closet. Working with such an exceptional community as Denver has introduced us to several unique and talented designers and creators, who make exciting pieces other than clothing and accessories. To celebrate them and the fashionistas who incorporate their love of fashion into every aspect of their lives, Fashion Denver is going to begin carrying local art, home furnishings and accessories, and even stationery for all your creative thoughts. We support all kinds of fashion, as a lifestyle and not simply what you wear on your back!

Fashion Denver makes it's foray into lifestyle...
Fashion Denver makes it's foray into lifestyle... chair and ottoman by Kaleid, Pillow by EnSuite both Denver designers.

If you are a furniture designer, artist, home accessory designer, stationery designer, contact us! We’d love to set up a time to see your designs and tell you more about the showroom!

Contact Ian Kennedy at ian@fashiondenver.com to set up an appointment!

To my fellow 4 Eyes: A discount for you at SEE

Hello to all of my stylish fellow 4-eyes!  In the past, I’ve found that not all eye shops carry cute frames and as somebody who loves fashion and wants to be stylish with my glasses, I finally found the perfect place to shop for all of my eyeglass needs… SEE!!

Located in Cherry Creek North, this eye boutique, complete with eye doctor, has a HUGE collection of stylish glasses for all different types of personalities.

Fashion Denver Loves SEE
The wide variety of glasses at SEE

I spent about 30 minutes trying on 20 different pair of glasses and finally settled on a pair that suited me! One of the things that is mildly annoying is always changing from regular glasses to sunglasses when I go outside and to remedy this annoyance, I got the transitional lenses and LOVE them!! No more carrying around 2 pairs of glasses. I just step outside and VOILA! My eyeballs are protected from the sun!

The friendly staff at SEE

I’m also a huge fan of great customer service and Angela and Heidi were so much fun to work with. They were patient with me in narrowing down my favorite glasses and were super helpful. Also, my eye doctor was awesome!  All in all, I had such a fun experience at SEE and I just want to shout out to the world how much they rule my blind world.  Thank you for providing me with fun and stylish glasses!!

It's fun to have 4-eyes!

Because we love them so much, we want to share the love!! Swing by Fashion Denver and pick up a $50 SEE.I.P. Card for a discount on your glasses! If you can’t swing by Fashion Denver, just mention this to them to redeem your discount.

For more information visit www.seeeyewear.com or contact Angela or Heidi at 303-200-1095. They’re located at 2800 E. Second Ave. in Cherry Creek North.

Designers @ the Westword Music showcase

DESIGNERS! Want to be part of the Westword music showcase? On the heels of a sold-out event in 2010, this year’s Westword Music Showcase will be bigger and better than ever! On June 18, a crowd of over 12,000 people will take over the Golden Triangle to see 150 local bands and a handful of national headliners (including Chromeo, Yo La Tengo, Del the Funky Homosapien, The Epilogues and more) on 16 stages. Grab a table in the marketplace and showcase your business to the masses!

Email amanda.lindelow@westword.com and mention you’re a friend of Fashion Denver for a discounted rate on a spot in the marketplace. (The market is usually $750.00 but for Fashion Denver friends it’s $500.00).

This will surely be a fantastic event!


Forever Darling Audtions at Fashion Denver this Saturday!

We’re excited to host the auditions for Forever Darling, this Saturday from 10am-3pm

Are you an up and coming clothing designer and would love to show a collection of 12 outfits in front of 300-500 people!  Forever Darling would like to see the best of the best in local Denver fashion so we are having you audition! If your a local designer and would like to participate in the show we will be looking for the following guidelines.

Originality
creativity
technical abilities
fabric choices
quality and durability

Forever Darling is raising the bar for fashion in Denver, so bring 5-6 outfits of your best work and your portfolio (portfolio can include anything from pictures of your designs, sketches, patterns and or fashion show shots)

Fashion Denver’s Spring Market happening THIS SUNDAY!

Yahhoooooooo! The time has finally come! The snow has melted and the sunshine is here and it’s time to officially start celebrating spring as we host our spring fashion market at the Grant-Humphreys mansion!

Free and open to the public, this event will feature 25 Fashion Denver designers, Crafty Ballyhoo designers in the ballroom, and a plethora of fun activities going on on the grounds of the mansion.

Click here for all of the fun details!

Celebrate spring at the Grant-Humphreys mansion

My trip to NARS & a fantastic contest too!

Today I meandered on over to Nordstroms to check out the book launch of “NARS Makeup your mind: Express Yourself” book and met with the Director of Global Artistry, James Boehmer.  Between 11am and 6pm today, they were doing cosmetic consultations and boy were they busy.

My adventure to NARS

Women were lined up in seats with professional NARS makeup artists sharing tips and techniques, all from the new book.  I loved looking through the book featuring women from all makes and models, shapes and sizes, colors and culture.  The neat thing about this book is that it has a translucent page that shows you exactly where to add the makeup. It looked to be really helpful.

As a woman who wears minimal makeup and has such bad vision that when I take my glasses off, I’m sure my makeup is not where it should be when I try to put it on, it was really inspiring to see this book.

I asked James a few questions.

1) What is your favorite thing about a woman’s face?

To sum up his answer, skin.  Skin is an important base to start and if your skin isn’t in good condition, then that makes a difference. In my mind I was happy that I exfoliated last night and put eye creme on this morning.

2) What cosmetic can I wear that would assist me in looking a little bit older (or at least my age)?

His answer in a nutshell was to add a bold color. Red lip color perhaps.  Then I thought about the Infxous Scrubs launch and how my makeup was done and the final touch, a beautiful red lipstain.  It wasn’t too red but definitely a pop of color. Now I want to buy that red lipstain that I wore for the event.

My adventure to NARS

I kept our meeting brief and learned some quick tips. I’ll definitely be picking up that book soon. Until then, I’m grateful to know the amazing makeup artists that can assist me in my time of need 🙂

While at this event, I ran into the fashion editor at 5280 Magazne, Georgia Benjou.

I’m looking forward to looking through this book and learning fun tips and tricks!

For more information visit: http://makeupyourmind.com/#1

Also! Check out the contest that NARS is having!

makeupyourmind.com asks users to recreate any or all of 12 selected looks from the book Makeup Your Mind Express Yourself. After recreating a look, users upload their photos, and compete to for a chance to win a trip to New York Fashion Week with us (flight, hotel, dinner, a makeup consultation at NARS new boutique, and backstage access to select shows).

Be sure to check out the website for all of the details by clicking here! I’m excited to attempt to make myself up 🙂

Fashion Denver’s look of the day and preview to our spring market!

A preview of our spring fashion market
A preview of what will be found at our spring fashion market

Brandi says she likes this rainy weather. I myself am on the fence about it. I miss spring! And speaking of awesome stuff you can do in spring – Were we? We are now! – don’t forget to stop by the Fashion Market at Your Sunday Best this Sunday! Today’s looks of the day are both spring-themed and feature pieces that are going to be in the market for sale and on the runway at the fashion show.

The first look is a dress from Gabriela Designs, a really nice stretchy dress in some great bold colors! I’ve paired it up with a big chunky blue necklace from Stranded Jewelry. I love the colors and the dress is nice and light, great for the warm weather that is headed our way!

The next look of the day is a bright blue beaded skirt from Sparkle Eyes that I’ve paired with a mini-dress from Gabriela Designs. Yeah, it’s not so mini-dress-y right now, but I loved how the warm natural colors matched with the sky-blue so I tucked it in to give it a bit of a waist. Having that little bit of fabric underneath helps give the skirt some body, too!

Remember that these particular designers aren’t featured in our showroom right now(Gabriela is set to join us soon, though!), so if you want these or any of their other creations – and trust me, we’ve got more! – you’ve got to stop by the Market this Sunday at the Grant-Humphreys Mansion!

-Written by Cat

Fashion Denver Loves B-Cycle and we’re having a fun contest!

Make B-cycle a Local Fashion Statement

As part of Fashion Denver’s Spring Market on May 15, Denver B-cycle and Fashion Denver are partnering to kick off photo contest to help “Make B-cycle a Local Fashion Statement.”

Photo Contest Rules:

Contestants are to take a photo of themselves, in a creative and fun way that includes both aDenver B-cycle as well local clothing and accessories. Contestants must then upload their photo to either (or both!) Denver B-cycle or Fashion Denver’s Facebook pages, with clothing details.

Photos must be submitted before midnight, Monday, June 27th. The public will be encouraged to vote on their favorite B-cycle Fashion images.  The top three images with the most votes (aka Facebook “Likes”) by 9AM on June 30 win great prizes from Fashion Denver and Denver B-cycle. Some prizes include a Fashion Denver gift basket, a free annual B-cycle membership, free admittance to “Do what you love. Love what you do” workshop, plus more!

Start taking pictures!  B-cycles will be on hand at Fashion Denver’s Spring Market this Sunday on May 15, so bring your camera and your best Denver digs!

Fashion Group International’s Rising Star 2011

FGI's Rising Star

Dear Colorado Designer,

Fashion Group International of Denver is seeking the best new talent in Colorado to compete in Rising Star 2011.  We want to discover the most exciting new fashion design businesses in the state in nine (9) different categories.  This letter is an invitation to you or someone you know that fulfills the competition criteria, to enter the prestigious Rising Star challenge.

Fashion Group International (FGI) is a forum and a force for promoting the advancement of both new and seasoned professionals in the fashion industry.  FGI is a global non-profit organization established in 1930 with more than 6,000 members throughout the world. FGI, Denver Region was established in 1958 and presently has over 150 members!  Part of our mission statement is to advance professionalism in fashion and its related lifestyle industries, to provide a public forum for issues and the business of fashion and to encourage women and men to seek career opportunities in fashion and related industries.  The Rising Star competition fulfills all of the above stated goals.

The Rising Star Award is a bi-annual signature gala event which honors and showcases emerging design and fashion talent in Colorado. Besides supporting our very own scholarship and community outreach education programs, this year we are delighted to share the money raised from our fundraising efforts with VOA’s Brandon Center, an emergency shelter for women and children seeking refuge from domestic violence and The Gathering Place, Denver’s only daytime drop-in center for women and children experiencing homelessness and poverty.

By applying for this prestigious award, you and your business will gain exposure through the media coverage offered to FGI. The applicants in each design category will be announced and honored at a kickoff event on Friday evening, July 8th to be held at a private estate.

On Saturday evening, October 9th, 2011, FGI and the many Rising Star sponsors and donors will host an amazing runway gala at Red Line Gallery, downtown Denver, featuring category winners culminating in a spectacular awards presentation to the overall Rising Star winner!

To receive an application or more information, please contact Holli Gibson at 720-837-1452 or holli.gibson@lamanblu.com Applications are due by June 20th.

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