Bleeding Hearts at Fashion Denver

Oh how we love local music, local talent, and most of all, bringing these 2 things together!  Katie Wells of GiddyUp and her “Bleeding Hearts” tees have inspired a fun project that we’re teaming up with John Common on.  We are pairing 6 local Denver designers with 6 song titles on John’s latest album creating a t-shirt collaboration.  Each designer will design a graphic to match the song title! We’re so excited to see what they come up with. These limited edition tees will tour with John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light as well as be available at Fashion Denver.

We love having Katie Well’s creativity flow out of our boutique!  John Common fell in love with his tee and wore it for the 303 Magazine shoot along with other Fashion Denver fashions.

John Common and the Blinding Flashes of Light in 303 Magazine
John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light in 303 Magazine, styled by Fashion Denver

Here are our current selection of GiddyUp “Bleeding Heart” tees:

"Bleeding Heart" tees by Katie Wells of GiddyUp!

Stop by Fashion Denver to check out the latest collection of GiddyUp, pick up a 303 Magazine, and see what our local designers have to offer!

2 New Designers added to the showroom today!

Today’s look of the day features a must have dress designed by  Terra Jo of Havea Lolo . This is the perfect summer traveling dress! It doesn’t wrinkle, you could pair it with flip flops or heels and be ready for beach or club! We love this dress paired with our new jewelry designer Drina .

Today's look of the day features Have a Lolo and Junky Funk
Jewelry by Funky Junk

A close up of the today’s look of the day jewelry! Funky Junk designed by Drina , a necklace created with performance bicycle tubes and a recycled vinyl record dog tag!! We love the resourceful creativity!

Fashion Denver's new designer Havea Lolo featuring dresses, tops, and soon.. swimsuits!
Junky Funk Jewelry Display at Fashion Denver

Heading to Alaska

Hello!! Well, I’m going from a rainy week in Colorado to ALASKA and I leave tomorrow! Let me tell you, it’s been a fun challenge to figure out what I should pack! I can definitely eliminate the bright pink pumps, the feather headdress, and mini skirts! I’ve opted for lots of leggings with fun tees and sweaters and of course, super cute mud boots. I could wear plain ol’ boring mudboots, but why when I can wear fun bright floral mudboots!

I also always geek out about what to pack in my airplane bag. Which books should I bring, which little handbag should I bring, which wallets would be the best for traveling.

I’ve settled on bringing:

-The Richest Dad in Babylon

– Even Cow Girl’s Get the Blues

– A brand new blank journal for my Alaska adventures

– A sarong that can be used as an airplane blanket, scarf or blanket to sit on on the beach

– My headlamp

Alaskan flight attendants
Alaskan flight attendants

I’m getting so excited! 24 hours from now, I’ll be on a plane to Anchorage! And I feel so good to know that Fashion Denver will be watched by my business mentor Kathy Bacon, founder of Dress for Success. Although she is no longer with Dress for Success, she continues to mentor me, inspire me, and be with my on the journey of Fashion Denver.

If you stop by, you’ll love talking to Kathy!

I may be posting from time to time from Alaska, reporting on style that I see (hmmm… I wonder if that exists), and what not to pack on your trip to Alaska.  Stay tuned!

Maybe I’ll come home with a pair of these…

Alaska Fashion
Alaska fashion

Photos from our spring fashion market

Here are 2 sets of photos from our spring fashion market that took place May 15th at the Grant-Humphreys mansion.

Click here to see the set is by John Bosley! We love working with him! He’s got a great attitude and is super fun to work with. He’s been working with Fashion Denver for over a year.

Spring Fashion Market featuring Gabriela Designs. Modeled by Tina B.

This next set is by Art Heffron! He’s new to the Fashion Denver crew and we loved having him at our fashion market.

A view from the stairs of the Fashion Denver spring fashion market

We’re excited for our next market which we’re anticipating to be in September!  Stay tuned…

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

Supporting Colorado designers since 2004 through production of fashion markets, fashion shows, and business development

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