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Internship Opportunity at Fashion Denver

Fashion Denver InternshipsWe are currently seeking a late fall / early spring intern! This position is for school credit / experience.

Application at the bottom of this page.

Marketing, public relations, and social media:

The internship will focus on Fashion Denver events as well as working with other fashion businesses around the community.

From writing press releases to event planning production, to small business marketing campaigns and social media strategy, this internship will leave the student with tons of small business experience as well as connections in the fashion and creativity industry in Denver.

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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.

Amy Meyer Smith, Marketing Director of Infiniti of Denver, has been named Urban Peak’s 2017 Urban Legend. Each year, the organization honors an Urban Legend to recognize his/her philanthropic work in the community. Meyer Smith is a former Urban Peak board member and past chair of Urban Nights.

“I am proud to honor Amy Meyer Smith this year,” said Gala Chair Donna Crafton Montgomery. “She is a tireless advocate, working on issues that affect our youth. Infiniti of Denver is a staunch supporter of Urban Peak, and our program frequently relies on Amy to share ideas and communicate our mission.”

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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First Friday and a fun designer opportunity!

Fashion Denver friends! Oh how we love this variety show, produced by our wonderful friend Professor Phelyx! This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to do a pop up with your art / fashion / creations! Not to mention that the entertainment is pretty dang amazing…

Check it out…

WonderLust, a Show for Dreamers
Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 9:00 PM
C Squared Ciders, Bierstadt Lager, Rackhouse
2875 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205

The event is accessible via the
free RiNo Arts District shuttle service.

$15 Pre-sale, $20 at the door Tickets can be purchased
online:

21+ with I.D.

The purpose of presenting WonderLust is to feature the high-end variety artists alongside artists of other disciplines in an experimentally immersive way. The audience will be surrounded by a few performance areas which will offer everyone in attendance an opportu nity to be very close to a national act who will perform in a cohesive variety show. The performances, displays and demonstrations will include many surprises! These will be hand-selected artists who may be Showgirls, Dancers, Jugglers, Magicians, Comedians, Musicians, Painters, Sculptors, Engineers, Multimedia Artists, and undefined artistic disciplines that will certainly inspire wonder!

About WonderLust

WonderLust is a project founded by two professional performers who are also both visual artists. Recognizing a need for representation of performance art in the First Friday RiNo District Art Walk, a collaborative agreement for a warehouse-sized space was negotiated with Bierstadt and C-Squared Ciders2875 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205 We also enjoy support from Fashion Denver!

Contact: Professor Phelyx
Email: phelyx@phelyx.com
Web/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WonderLustShow/

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 and The Mayor’s Office of Denver! 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!

Partners:

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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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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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:

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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