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My adventure at Ella Bliss Beauty Bar

Last month I emceed Daybreaker Denver, an amazing morning dance party extravaganza. I thought, if I’m going to do this, I want to go the whole 9 yards, get my nails done and do something fun with my hair! I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try out Ella Bliss Beauty Bar on South Broadway, a place that I’ve driven by several times and finally got the chance to get pampered by their amazing crew.

When I first arrived, I was greeted by the friendly staff, offering me a drink and whatever I might need to make my stay comfortable. Besides being a beauty bar, they also have a BAR BAR… so you can cozy on up with a glass of wine, a cocktail, or something non-alcoholic, like tea or coffee while you have one of their many services done.

Ella Bliss crew on S. Broadway
Ella Bliss crew on S. Broadway

 

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CALL OUT FOR DESIGNERS :: Fashion Denver’s 13th Anniversary Bonanza: June 16th

FASHION DENVER’S 13TH ANNIVERSARY BONANZA
Friday, June 16th 2017
2875 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205
Bierstadt Lager & C Squared Cider Beer Hall

4pm-11pm
Cost to participate is $125.00
Application at the bottom

Designers, boutiques and style creators! It is with open arms and excitement that I invite you to be part of our very special summer fashion market celebrating 13 years of Fashion Denver! Taking place Friday, June 16th at 2875 Blake Street atBierstadt Lager & C Squared Cider Beer Hall, we are celebrate being in this beautiful neighborhood of RiNo before it was called RiNo. We’re even partnering up with the RiNo Art’s District! If you are in the fashion business; designers, boutiques, beauty services or products, you are invited to come pop up and be a part of this fashion bonanza and fashion shows!

Fashion Denver history in the RiNo:
It was 13 years ago that we held the very first fashion market ever, on 26th and Market at Andenken Gallery. A year later, we moved the markets to 30th and Walnut to The Walnut Foundry, then over to Flying Dog Brewery at 24th and Blake, back up the road to the Block building, then owned by Andenken Gallery’s Hyland Mathers and TAXI. Now, he we are 13 years later holding our fashion market just 2 blocks from our HQ! Oh Denver, how we LOVE YOU!!

Watch a video we made in 2006 for our fashion market at Flying Dog Brewery. This footage is from our Walnut Foundry fashion market.

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Ella Bliss opens up third Denver location

Ella Bliss Beauty Bar is opening its third Denver location in Highlands Ranch and celebrating with a Grand Opening Weekend 

3624 East Highlands Ranch Parkway
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
720.446.5588
Thursday, April 27-Sunday, April 30, 2017
Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Friday and Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Ella Bliss Beauty Bar was founded by two Colorado sisters Kelly Huelsing and Brooke Vanhavermaat on the simple concept of providing high-quality services at affordable prices and without having to run around to five different spas or salons to find the best massage, manicure, pedicure, blowout, facial, makeup, etc. They paired these services with great drinks, top talent, fun technology features and affordable membership options — all under one roof.

Nails ·  Blowouts  ·  Massage  ·  Makeup  ·  Facials  ·  Lash & Brow  ·  Waxing  ·  Little Miss Menu  ·  Drinks

  • Guests can book appointments online now
  • $10 off Upgrade with any Signature service
  • Free Beverage for first-time customers
  • $35 Signature Services through May 31
  • 50-min Massage / Signature Facial / Mani/Pedi Combo / Signature Blowout / Signature Make Up Application

Sign up for a new membership by May 31 and receive:

Urban Nights Denver: August 5th

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

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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Clementine’s Salon Unveils New Location in Stanley Marketplace

CONTACT:
Ashley Dennison
PRIM Communications
Ashley@primcommunications.com
303-552-7460

Clementine’s Salon Unveils New Location in Stanley Marketplace

Elegant and eclectic salon includes unique offerings for bridal parties, including full-time wedding coordinator and private event space.

Clementine’s Salon, a nationally-recognized salon offering expert hair, makeup and skincare services, today unveiled their new 3,200 square-foot location in Aurora’s Stanley Marketplace, at 2501 Dallas Street on the second level (Suite 269). The new salon was built and customized with bridal parties in mind, and features a private suite with three styling chairs and additional seating for friends, family and guests. An expert wedding coordinator is available full-time to schedule and manage onsite or offsite styling. 

 “We’re absolutely thrilled to announce the opening of our second location. Over the last five years, we’ve grown tremendously and this exciting expansion is the next step on our journey,” said co-founder Dani Everson. “We’ve developed a great reputation for our wedding and bridal styling, so I’m particularly excited to offer a unique space and expert services specially tailored to wedding parties.” 

Clementine’s original location was founded in 2011 by husband and wife Dani and John Everson in Denver’s Lower Highland (LoHi) neighborhood, on the corner of 33rd Avenue and Tejon Street. Named by ELLE Magazine as one of the top 100 hair salons in the country in 2012 and 2015, Clementine’s is known for its focus on continuous education for all stylists and staff. Founders Dani and John Everson regularly send their stylists to Bumble and Bumble University in New York and styling classes in Los Angeles, to provide customers with expert and on-trend services. Dani Everson also hosts onsite classes every six weeks to review new products, teach updo tutorials and showcase new styling techniques. 

“It’s impossible to provide exceptional hair and makeup styling without staying on top of the latest trends and techniques,” said Dani Everson. “Rigorous and ongoing training and education is how our stylists stay ahead of the curve, and keep our customers happy.”

 The new location in Stanley Marketplace is distinguished by its modern and inviting atmosphere. The thoughtful décor features a polished concrete floor and pops of pastel teal and orange. Wood finishes add a rustic touch to the space, while bohemian touches create a hip, eclectic vibe. 

In addition to its design, the new Clementine’s is differentiated by an expanded list of services that goes far beyond those of a typical salon – particularly in the realm of skincare. Clementine’s offers a 30 or 60-minute custom facial, expert chemical peels, full waxing services, and lash or brow tinting. The salon is also the only Denver-based provider of keratin lash lifts – a treatment widely praised by beauty experts for darkening and lifting lashes without adding false strands. And in addition to traditional haircuts, coloring and styling services, Clementine’s also offers balayage – hand-painted highlights for a softer and more diffused look. 

Stanley Marketplace, a 23-acre industrial space converted into a community-focused marketplace, began offering some services in December 2016. The marketplace features more than 50 independently-owned Colorado businesses – including eateries, shops, gyms, workspaces, breweries, event spaces and more. For wedding and bridal parties, Stanley Marketplace is a one-stop shop – offering an onsite florist, wine store and numerous restaurants – making it possible to arrange catering, order flowers, purchase spirits and complete hair styling in one convenient location. 

In addition to wedding and bridal party styling, the private event space at Clementine’s Stanley Marketplace location is also available for continuing education classes, traveling stylists, photo shoots, pre-event prepping, team-building events and private parties. The suite accommodates 10 to 15 people. 

To celebrate the launch, Clementine’s hosted a grand opening celebration at the new location on April 8, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. This event was free and open to the public, and featured a DJ, braid bar, a nail technician from Base Coat Nail Salon, wine from The Infinite Monkey Theorem and hors d’oeuvres. The first 50 guests will receive a gift bag including items from Clementine’s product lines and gifts from other businesses at Stanley Marketplace. A raffle for free services will also be offered, including a free color/cut, a HydraFacial, items from Velvet Wolf, Sterre Denver, True Holistic Boutique, and more. Attendees can RSVP for the grand opening celebration on Facebook here

For more information about Clementine’s Salon’s locations, stylists and services, please visit clementinesdenver.com. To discuss your wedding or bridal party bookings, please email weddings@clementinesdenver.com 

About Clementine’s Salon

Founded in 2011 by Dani and John Everson, Clementine’s is a Denver-based salon offering expert hairstyling, hair care, makeup and skincare services. For haircare, Clementine’s is exclusively a Bumble and Bumble salon. Becca, Sara Happ, Sanitas, SkinCeuticals, Naturopathica products are used for makeup, skin care and lip care. Named among the top 100 hair salons in the nation (ELLE Magazine, 2012 and 2015), Clementine’s has two Colorado locations. Learn more at clementinesdenver.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

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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🚀 👾 Intergalactic Planetary ’90s Party 🚀 👾

Daybreaker DENVER presents
🚀 👾  Intergalactic Planetary ’90s Party 🚀 👾
Wednesday March 22nd
Yoga 6 – 7am / Dance Party 7 – 8:45am
Space Gallery — 400 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204

Featuring J|Adore + Brandi Shigley of Fashion Denver
Free coffee, healthy juices + breakfast bites
GET TICKETS HERE — Tix movin’ fast like rockets. 🚀
Use 
FashionDenverLove for 15% off your ticket!

Summer and Rachel, brains behind Daybreaker Denver / Boulder
Summer and Rachel, brains behind Daybreaker Denver / Boulder

Since the inception of Daybreaker here in Denver and Boulder, I have been obsessed with this morning monthly ritual of getting my day started through dance and yoga. I fell in love with  this event and the two women who run it (Summer and Rachel) and have become part of the Daybreaker family greeting people with hugs. It’s pretty much the most rewarding tasks ever given!

I have watched the sunrise while dancing alongside amazing beautiful people, dressed in some kind of fun getup (every Daybreaker has a theme!) Then…. I’m at work by 9:30am and my day continues to float on this magical level that seems to carry on for the rest of the week!

Brandi Shigley & Sam Shredder dance
Sam and I dance the morning away at Daybreaker Boulder. Photo by Romeo Fernandez

Flash forward to March 22nd!!

What an absolute HONOR it is to be asked to emcee the next Daybreaker with one of my soul sista, entrepreneur, yogi and DJ friends Jenny aka J|Adore! Together we will be bringing the morning feels on March 22nd at Space Gallery. More details for this exciting morning are underway!

Here we meet with the Denver | Boulder brains behind Daybreaker to plot out the morning mischief of love:

 

Here are the details for the next Daybreaker Denver from Summer and Rachel…

Denver, we are back & ready for lift off!
The stars have aligned and it’s time to take back your morning once again. Daybreaker is back and about to explode with INTERGALACTIC PLANETARY ’90s PARTY!

Wednesday, March 22nd we’ll be taking over the Space Gallery– the perfect setting for this intergalactic reunion… just you, us and the glorious era known as the 90’s. We’ll stretch. We’ll dance. Together we’ll produce more love and positive vibes than a giant, exploding star. So pull out your brightest colors, strap on your moon boots, and get ready to dance your way into the ’90s dimension. Hold on tight, friends…

RSVP on Facebook, then slide into the Denver + Boulder Facebook Group for early invites & morning hacks, and to find your local Daybreaker fam. 

See you on the dance floor! 💕

With Love & Mischief,
// Summer + Rachel


About Daybreaker

DAYBREAKER is an early morning dance movement in 16 cities around the world and growing. We start with a one hour yoga + fitness experience and then dance with reckless abandon for two hours before work. You never know where our next location will be and what surprises are in store. We don’t need alcohol. We don’t need to pretend to be someone else. We come as we are to sweat, dance and connect with ourselves and each other. See you on the dance floor. 

Daybreaker Denver at The Church. Photo Romeo Fernandez
Daybreaker Denver at The Church. Photo Romeo Fernandez

Fashion Camp April 1st for children age 5-11

Fashion Camp Spring Edition
Saturday, April 1st 2017
Green Spaces
2590 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205

Early Bird Special $75.00 (registration is at the bottom)
Goes up to $95.00 March 20th

Fashion Denver’s fashion camps are designed to unleash the creativity for kids interested in the fashion world. With special guests from the Colorado fashion community to hands on activities in designing accessories and an outfit, our campers end the day with a walk down the runway in their design that they created.

This one day camp includes the following:

Kindness coordination activity: We have a special guest come in and do a “getting to know you activity” as an icebreaker for the campers to get to make new friends, share goals and fears, and most importantly, understand that fashion, beauty and style is from within and that each of them are beautiful human beings.

Fashion sketching / brainstorming / drawing: Whether we work with a fashion sketch professional, or provide a blank template to begin their creative process on what the camper will design, we work with them to create a vision for what they want to design and create.

Fashion Denver's fashion camp

Krista Shiner is going to take the campers on an artistic journey sharing her adventures as an artist. Each camper will take the piece of art that they create and add it to the dress that they make. http://www.kristashiner.com/

Design and create: This is where the campers really have fun as they dive into learning the design process. Typically our campers are between the ages of 5-11 so we do not get into the nitty gritty of sewing but work to recycle / repurpose and an old piece of clothing or create a brand new dresss / shirt with a blank t-shirt. It is so much fun to see what our campers create with the same materials!

Zach Burke and Owen Wilson will lead the campers on an activity to make a handbag while Jeremy Williard leads the campers on a deconstruction / reconstruction project taking an old t-shirt and turning it into something new.

Model coaching: We bring in a professional model who works with our campers on how to walk with confidence down the runway and how to pose in front of the camera. We believe that models should be all shapes and sizes and that truly that beauty is captivated in the uniqueness of all of our campers. Maya McDowell, model, Fashion Denver intern, yoga instructor and writer will be taking the campers on a journey of self expression, sharing confidence and individuality.  The campers will do a journaling activity (journals provided) and they will use that exercise to move forward in posing for the camera and on the runway.

Hair & makeup: Our campers get pampered when we partner up with salons across the city who bring their creativity and experience to fashion camp. Each of our campers get their hair and makeup done with their creativity and input given to our stylists. In the past we’ve worked with Glamour Bar, 3 Little Birds Salon and Flaunt Salon, and independent stylists.

Debut on the runway:  At the end of fashion camp, we roll out our red carpet and campers get to show off their designs that they’ve been working on. It is so much fun to see their creativity and heart on the runway!

Fashion Camp is a day to remember! With new friendships being formed, creativity exploding through fashion, and confidence coming out as each hour goes by, it truly is a joy to witness. We strongly encourage parents to stay for the fun and participate!

We are so grateful for the volunteers who help to make fashion camp possible! Thank you to Meredith Harris (our photographer), Jeremy Williard (in-house designer), Molli and Kelly for being our adult volunteers overseeing the creativity, and to all of the amazing designers, stylists, models that have been involved over the past few years. We are so grateful!!

REGISTER HERE


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