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Fashion Denver turns 13! Come and celebrate at our Fashion Bonanza!

Fashion Denver 13th Anniversary Bonanza
Friday, June 16th 4pm-10pm
2875 Blake Street (Bierstadt Lager & C Squared Cider Beer Hall)
Free and Open to the public!

Fashion Denver celebrates 13 years this June 16th with a fashion market bonanza! Throwing back to the wild wild west, the Bonanza celebrates its history in the RiNo district and the several designers that have contributed to Fashion Denver over the years. The bonanza will feature local designers to shop through, 2 fashion shows (7pm and 9:30pm) and will also benefit the Denver Rescue Mission with a hygiene supply drive.

Fashion Denver turns 13!
Fashion Denver turns 13!  Featured designers Michelle Hale and Katy Bell fashions in this photo. Photo by Nathan Leach-Proffer.

The Fashion Denver Bonanza will feature local designers and their collection of jewelry, handbags, and belts to apparel to custom couture for men and women. With prices ranging from $5.00 to $300.00 there is something for everybody!

<CLICK HERE TO READ OUR INTERVIEWS WITH FEATURED DESIGNERS>

Fashion Denver
Raven on the left wears Jeremy Willard, Haley wears Rachel Marie Hurst. Photo by Nathan Leach-Proffer

“There are so many things coming back full circle,” says founder Brandi Shigley. “We’ve done our fashion markets all over this neighborhood over the course of 13 years  and seen this neighborhood go through extreme changes. I’m really excited to do our summer market with Chris Rippe, owner of The Rackhouse. We partnered together 10 years ago when we did the market at Flying Dog Brewery!”

Fashion Denver is partnering up with the RiNo Arts District, Flaunt Salon and the Mayor’s Office for this celebration of fashion, Denver, and all the beautiful things Denver has to offer!

Fashion Denver celebrates 13 years! Photo by Nathan Leach-Proffer
Photo by Nathan Leach-Proffer
Fashion Denver celebrates 13 years! Haley wears Instructions Designs Couture. Photo by Nathan Leach-Proffer
Fashion Denver celebrates 13 years! Haley wears Instructions Designs Couture. Photo by Nathan Leach-Proffer

Featured Designers:

Born Ugli
Designs by M
Forever Stranger
Hope Couture Bridal
Instructions Designs Couture aka IDC
Jeremy Willard
katybelle
Lady Jane
NUR
Prickly Hearts
Rachel Marie Hurst
Radwear
Resouled brand
Scoop Nemeth
Spruced Designs, LLC
Thalken
The Mechanic’s Wife
Topping Designs LLC

History of Fashion Denver Markets
2004-2005 Andenken Gallery at 21st and Market
2005-2006 The Walnut Foundry at 30th and Walnut
2006 Flying Dog Brewery at 24th and Blake
2007 Cervantes at 27th and Welton
2008 Empire Theater at 29th and Larimer
2009 Taxi at 35th and Ringsby
2009-2010 City Hall at 11th and Broadway
2011-2015 The Grant-Humphreys mansion on 8th and Pearl
2014 Space Gallery
2015 The Byers-Evans house museum
2015 Illegal Pete’s on S. Broadway
2015 Green Spaces on 26th and Walnut
2016 The Breakers
2016 Green Spaces on 26th and Walnut

Colorado Fitness Expo

Call out for designers and fashion fitness companies
Colorado State Fitness Expo
July 8th and 9th 2017
The Colorado Convention Center

Fashion Denver and Bradley Allen Apparel are excited to announce that we are partnering up with Jeff Wheeler Productions and The Colorado State Fitness Expo to create an experience that fuses fashion and fitness all in once place. Our focus will be to provide the opportunity for businesses to showcase their products and services on one central stage throughout the expo, giving brands further recognition and opening up opportunities for exposure to the fitness audience.

The Colorado State Fitness Expo will be the largest health and fitness expo to ever hit Colorado. Meet celebrities from all avenues of health and fitness. Highlights include Ninja Warrior, Pro MMA, Pro Boxing, Slackline, Parkour, Model Search, NPC Bodybuilding State Championships, Dance, Strongman, Powerlifting and much much more! Jeff Wheeler Productions anticipates 50K+ attendees at this exciting event!

From a business-to-business perspective, The Colorado State Fitness Expo wants to help you get in front of retailers and ahead of your competition by providing a venue that not only encourages relationship building, but helps create it for you. This is an opportunity for you to showcase your skills, product and your portfolio to buyers, distributors, and marketers of like-brands. Whether you want to get your brand in front of real players, or preview new product to potential customers, the Colorado State Fitness Expo wants to help!

Whether it’s participating in a group fashion show, having your own fashion show, or even doing a company demo, we want to make sure that you reach this amazing audience in a fun and effective way!

Bradley Allen Apparel
Bradley Allen Apparel at the Red Ball fashion show

 

Sizzlin’ 7 with Duane Topping

We first met Duane Topping last year when he participated in our summer fashion market and since then, we have watched his fashion career skyrocket! He’s been busy gracing many runways both local and nationally and we can’t wait to see what’s next from this combat veteran who is pursuing one of his dreams!

What was your first memory of fashion inspiration that you can remember? 

That memory really wasn’t that long ago.  My love for fashion didn’t show its head until later in life.  I do remember reading everything fashion I could get my hands on while I was deployed in 2003.  I had big dreams of becoming fashion editor and I built a collection of garments I liked and ones I didn’t taking note of why.  I still do that today.   The difference now is I get to make my own fashion.

Duane Topping
Duane Topping at 303 Magazine’s Denver Fashion Weekend Spring 2017. Photo: Nicole Marcelli

What motivated you to start your own fashion business? 

 After deciding to learn to sew, I thought it would be great to attend some runways.  My first experience was Denver Fashion Week.  It was that show that sparked the fire for fashion I have today.  Almost immediately after, I created my first line.  I still have the flyer from that runway, one day I’ll frame it as a memento to where I began. 

Topping Designs by Duane Topping. Photo by Nathan Leach-Proffer. Model Haley.
Topping Designs by Duane Topping. Photo by Nathan Leach-Proffer. Model Haley. Makeup by Atomic Sean.

Tell us one of your fashion icons or designer influences?

I have three big influences for my fashion.  Each for a different reason.  Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel for the way it which she broke tradition as a fashion designer and pushed back against the standard as a woman.  I think that her strength to rise from humble beginnings to the power house we know is very inspirational.  For my own techniques in design I look to Emanuel Ungaro.  He developed his technique from some old-school couturiers, and I have found that is a perfect match for the way I think artistically.  Last is Ralph Lauren, his business ideals and the arc of his label is a trajectory that I hope to achieve, even what he is doing today has certainly sparked some ideas for the future of Topping Designs.

What inspires your designs? 

Many individual things have inspired me, my wife, my children, my own life experiences.  But I think foundational it is simply the femininity, diversity, and power I see every day that truly fuels my passion.  In every woman, there is elegance and I try to match that with my fabrics and silhouettes.  I often look to the past at key moments in history and attempt to put a contemporary spin back into those looks.   

What are your thoughts about the fashion industry here in Denver? 

 The industry has grown over the years and it will take all of us to maintain that momentum.  I know I have broken the mold as far as designers go, I often use nontraditional models in my runways and photo shoots.  I have been known to do crazy things, like stopping 16th Street Mall.  My goal is to expose he Denver Fashion Industry to more people outside the regular circles.  I think that will benefit all of us in the end. 

Duane Topping with Topping Designs
Duane Topping with Topping Designs and his beautiful models. Photo: Nicole Marcelli

What is one of your favorite pieces that you have ever designed and why? 

I still love the first romper I ever made.  It took me months to put it together and it was the best shot from my first photo shoot.  I still get a bit teary eyes when I see the pictures.  It represents a huge leap of faith and it was the first step on my path into fashion as a designer.  That to me is a very significant piece.

3 Things if stranded on an island? 

Wife, Pipe, Tobacco! Easy.

<Read our past interview with Duane>

Sizzlin’ 6 with Serana Rose

Serana Rose. Photo by BrinnyD

We are so excited to have this talented artist, designer and performer at our Fashion Denver Anniversary Bonanza! Serana Rose is  such a colorful and unique individual and to see her personality shine in the designs she makes will surely add a splash of color to our event!

What was your first memory of fashion inspiration that you can remember?

My infatuation with unique fashion began during childhood.  I grew up on a angora goat farm where my mother taught me to sew, spin, weave, and card fibers.   These skills were useful in toy making as a kid, but when I got older I found a way to apply these skills to what I really love…making awesome clothes and accessories!

When I was about 10, I started obsessing over models flaunting gorgeous costumes in high fashion magazines.   I went to my first fashion show as a preteen.  Seeing these extraordinary handmade costumes and confident women sparkling on the runway changed the way I looked at wearing clothes. I saw this as a great form of self-expression and discovered that through fashion I can transform myself into all sorts of magic.

My mother supported this new found love.  She and I would look through designer catalogs for inspiration and create impressive looks for me to wear to school.  Stores in my small town did not carry anything close to the items I was wearing to school, thus spawned the monstrosity of Born Ugli Fashion.

Serana Rose at Fashion Denver's bonanza!
Serana Rose at Fashion Denver’s bonanza!

What motivated you to start your own fashion business?

Nothing makes me happier than an over-the-top fashion look.  My college major was Fashion Design, however I pursued a career in performance art.  I toured 7 years with the daredevil act called Show Devils.  While dangerous chainsaw stunts are great for grabbing an audience’s attention, a good corset will keep them watching. Sewing on the road kept me busy and happy.  I have tailored many costumes for performers and still sell Born Ugli fashion items at my shows.  You can catch my current sideshow act, Scissor Sweethearts, at the Denver County Fair this year.

Tell us one of your fashion icons or designer influences?

David Bowie will forever be the fashion icon I love most.  He has inspired me greatly with his androgynous fashion and his ability to transcend so many decades with a brilliant style matched with great jams.

I really like people with iconic fashion accessories.  It makes them memorable.  When you think Alice Cooper, you think of his snake.  Flavor Flave’s hilarious clock necklace collection, Michael Jackson’s white rhinestone glove, and Hello Kitty’s iconic bow….

…I am aware that they are all men except one is a cartoon character.  As far as female influences, I would have to say RuPaul is a very beautiful woman and has me hooked on runway looks… 

Born Ugli Photo by Sean Hartgrove
Born Ugli Photo by Sean Hartgrove

What inspires your designs?

Since I have led a freakishly charmed life of cheating death and wearing fabulous clothes, I have gathered much inspiration from characters I have met along the way.  I like to make clothes with as much personality as the person wearing them without overpowering… I think crazy loud styles should come off in a natural, organic way.  I love using flowers, natural fibers, recycled denim, lace, upholstery fabric, bridal rhinestones, dyes and pearls. 

My goal is to embody the classic simplicity of 1930’s burlesque, the free spirit and wild mannerisms of the 1960’s, the campy horror and glamour of the 80’s, the nonchalant attitude of the 90’s, and terror-able spelling-error slang of the 2000’s.  Yah dig?  Born Ugli?  Doughp. 

What are your thoughts about the fashion industry here in Denver?

I am not sure about the fashion industry here…  I may have only slightly tapped into it. 

I have lived here a short time and mostly submerged myself in the tattoo, horror and freak show genres.   I have noticed people dress fairly conservatively and enjoy marijuana related fashion items, which I can’t argue with.  Denver seems to love creative types and has embraced my art with a smile.  I think I will stay forever.

What is one of your favorite pieces that you have ever designed and why?

One of my favorite pieces to design was the tails suit jacket I made for the Illustrated Penguin.  He is a natural born wonder without arms.  He is 4’3”…the exact height of an emperor penguin.  Made with black shiny ornate satin to represent a shiny penguin, and specially tailored for a unique person.  I loved the challenge of unusual measurements and the fact i didn’t have to worry about making sleeves.

Art by Serana Rose
Art by Serana Rose

3 Things if stranded on an island?

All I would need is (besides a boat to get the hell out of there) is a great stash of green tea, my itunes playlists, and a pep squad of cute boys to keep my spirits up.

Sizzlin’Summer questions with Brian “Scoop” Nemeth

Brian "Scoop" Nemeth in his signature Broncos blazer sporting his Colorado spirit.
Brian “Scoop” Nemeth in his signature Broncos blazer sporting his Colorado spirit.

It was about late 2011 when Brian “Scoop” Nemeth came into Fashion Denver’s boutique sharing his idea and drawings for his line of swimsuits that he wanted to create.  I’ve seen him work relentlessly on his dream and it has been amazing to see it come to fruition. We are honored to feature Scoop at our fashion bonanza on June 16th!

Besides being an innovative designer, Brian has raised awareness about people living with autism and aspergers and he does it through taking action in his passions.

“Even though I have asperger’s/autism, it has not limited my ability to be a productive citizen and contributing member of society,” says Brian.

He’s got a GoFundMe campaign running to raise money to continue his dream in fashion. Check it out here…

What was your first memory of fashion inspiration that you can remember?

Dress code back in high school, which inspired me to think of a way to balance between (a) following the dress code and making females comfortable and (b) enjoy what I love seeing on a woman

When I was in my sophomore and junior year of high school, I took a swim class, which was a requirement for graduation. A few female classmates wanted to wear bikinis, and we male classmates wanted to see them in two-pieces. But again, with the dress code, our swim teacher suggested either one-pieces or long t-shirts. Then, when I looked at summer swimwear issues, I saw one-pieces with belly cutouts. I thought that would be awesome for females in swim class. The only thing I would add is the speedo racerback in the back of the suit. That’s just what I did with the ONEderkini.

Brian "Scoop" Nemeth designs the ONEderkini
Brian “Scoop” Nemeth designs the ONEderkini

What motivated you to start your own fashion business?

As a transfer student at Metro State College of Denver, I need a backup plan in case broadcast journalism doesn’t come to pass after graduation. But that’s not the only reason for starting a fashion business

One motivation is offering a less-degrading alternative to the garments that show cleavage, buttocks, under the hood.

I designed garments like primetime newscasts, consumer stories and morning traffic reports…save her time and money. Suppose if a female banker wants to go clubbing after work. How it saves her time is that she won’t have to go home, and change from business suit to clubbing clothes. She can beat the traffic in a blazer, lowrider dress pants with a crop top.

But the big motivation…offer an alternative to what the media thinks looks great on a woman…counteracting the media’s portrayal of beauty. Not all women are built like tall skinny supermodels, nor are women comfortable wearing in-your-face scantily clad attire

Tell us one of your fashion icons or designer influences?

Chuck Hagel, former Secretary of Defense

https://www.buzzfeed.com/hayesbrown/farewell-chuck-hagel-fashion-icon?utm_term=.xvZ9JeBkx#.qcqK9EeYl

Brian
Brian “Scoop” Nemeth’s fashion icon Chuck Hagel

As you can see, Hagel’s way of dressing was more outside-the-box, like I am.

What inspires your designs?

Brian "Scoop" Nemeth's ONEderkini. Photo by Nathan Leach-Proffer. Models Maya and Haley.
Brian “Scoop” Nemeth’s ONEderkini. Photo by Nathan Leach-Proffer. Models Maya and Haley.

For one thing, women are not all built like tall skinny supermodels. I’ve grown to like women showing some skin, no matter what body type, breast size and body height. I’ve got to cater my designs to their bodies.

I’ve got to keep children in mind. First off, children should be learning in school (even overseas), not working in a sweatshop. That’s why I want to make assembly local here in Denver. Secondly, children are impressed by what they see in the media, and parents don’t want their children exposed to anything scantily clad at a young age.

Looking for a way to save time and money. Suppose she is a banker wanting to hang with friends after work. Imagine she is at a phone booth changing from one outfit (business clothes) to the next outfit (clubbing clothes), and she is ready to rock-n-roll like Supergirl.

Saving time and money with one outfit, thinking about children, and catering to her figure…those are what inspires my line. That, and being able to give the female customer what she wants, instead of what’s thrown at her by the media (magazines) through my clothing surveys.

What are your thoughts about the fashion industry here in Denver?

New York, LA, Paris and Milan had their moment to shine fashion-wise. Now, it’s Denver’s turn, seeing that work and play cross paths everyday.

What is one of your favorite pieces that you have ever designed and why?

The ONEderkini, which is a one-piece center cutout swimsuit and leotard. Several reasons why it’s my favorite. One reason, like I said, the dress code for high school swim class. Second reason, a woman might want to show off her belly ring; not all one-pieces offer that feature, nor would a woman be comfortable in a two-piece. Third reason is saving her time going from gym to pool. That’s because the ONEdekrini works like a leotard, competitive swimsuit, workout shorts, workout tanks…all-in-one. While I use swimwear fabric on the outside, I use wickaway fabric for lining. When she wears the ONEderkini lifting weights at the gym, the wickaway lining blocks out sweat and eliminates odors. When she wears the same suit form gym to pool, wickaway also withstands chlorine, and all she has to do is rinse off the sweat in locker room showers.

3 Things if stranded on an island?

  • Supply of food and drinks
  • Big tent and sleeping bags
  • flares to signal a plane or boat

Sizzlin’ 7 questions with Jeremy Willard

I have known Jeremy Willard for a couple of years now and he continues to inspire me with not only his eye for style and design quality, but with his colorful creativity that graces everything that he touches! I’m honored to have Jeremy at our fashion bonanza and it is so exciting to see him flourish in his fashion company! Big things are in store for this designer!  

Jeremy Willard photo by Robin's Photography
Jeremy Willard photo by Robin’s Photography

What was your first memory of fashion inspiration that you can remember? 

My sister’s Madonna concert VHS from around 1990. I was 4, so I don’t know if I was old enough to be “inspired” by it, but there was definitely a lot shiny stuff to look at and made an impression on me. I also remember TLC wearing condoms all over themselves and thinking they were lollipops, haha.

Jeremy Willard photo by Robin's Photography
Jeremy Willard photo by Robin’s Photography

 What motivated you to start your own fashion business? 

Quitting my job last year forced me to take my work more seriously and try to make money. Mostly necessity.

Tell us one of your fashion icons or designer influences?

#1 is Jeremy Scott (who is also the current man behind Moschino), Thom Brown, Sibling London (RIP?), to name a few.

What inspires your designs? 

Fabric is huge inspiration. If I can’t find fabric I like, I manipulate the fabric I have and hopefully it turns out cool. 

What are your thoughts about the fashion industry here in Denver? 

The more I participate, the happier I am.

Jeremy Willard photo by Robin's Photography
Jeremy Willard at 303 Magazine’s Denver Fashion Weekend. Photo by Robin’s Photography

 

Jeremy Willard photo by Robin's Photography
Jeremy Willard photo by David Rossa

What is one of your favorite pieces that you have ever designed and why? 

This bleached denim bondage jumpsuit from my show this year at DFW. I sold it to someone mildly famous, and that gave me a huge boost of confidence.

What are your goals for your business?

I don’t have any specific goals, but I’d like to be traveling to the biggest fashion capitols of the world doing my thing. I never want to be famous or a household name, but I’d like to be a familiar name within the industry.

3 Things if stranded on an island? 

My partner Sean, a TV with a hacked Amazon Fire Stick (which includes electricity, Internet, youtube, etc), and drugs (which includes alcohol and cigs).

Sizzlin’ 7 Questions with featured bonanza designer Kristin Radakovits

Radwear by 

Kristin Rad and Brandi Shigley at Rumpus in the Park
Kristin and I at Rumpus in the Park

We are thrilled to have Kristin Radakovits and her beautiful leather designs at our 13th Anniversary fashion bonanza! I met Kristin at Rumpus in the Park at City Park where she had a booth set up with her amazing designs. She was one of the most colorful people at this already colorful event! She has been recovering from a pretty major ankle surgery and is finally ready to get back to to life at full speed! We are honored to have Kristin in our market!

Kristin Radakovits Radwear

What was your first memory of fashion inspiration that you can remember? 

Designer Kristin Radakovits of Radwear
Designer Kristin Radakovits of Radwear

When I was a little kid I used to watch the show Punky Brewster about the young girl who was abandoned by her parents and later adopted.  She was unconventional and definitely her own person when it came to style.  She wore bright primary colors, her hair in pigtails and often wore different colored socks with only one leg rolled up tied with funky bandanas and wore lots of layers of clothes.  I remember loving how she came up with her own original style at the early age of 8, the same age I was, and I too wanted to be “Punky” or “Funky” in my own style.

What motivated you to start your own fashion business? 

I have always loved music and art festivals while wearing interesting accessories to add to the self expression found there.  I started noticing however that I couldn’t find a shop at a festival that had the kind of items I liked to wear, including the pocket belts I had started making to help me carry my things. While wearing these belts many people began asking me to make them and these belts soon evolved into detailed custom leather pieces to help people enjoy a festival and everyday life with style as well as the freedom of open hands.  

Beautiful leatherwork by designer Kristin Radakovits of Radwear
Beautiful leatherwork by designer Kristin Radakovits of Radwear

Tell us one of your fashion icons or designer influences?

One of my designer influences is a woman by the name of Kelsey Fairey out of British Columbia.  I met her in my early 20s before I had learned to sew and she was selling her hats and burlesque style clothes at a Colorado Festival.  I put on a tuxedo tail coat made by her out of scrap material, an old doily and antique buttons. I immediately bought it, as well as a matching twisty wizard hat despite the fact that I had to use my rent money.  I loved her way of using recycled clothing to make something uniquely new and decided to learn to sew that day.  

What inspires your designs? 

My designs are inspired by functionality yet I try to put the “fun” in functionality.  This fun and inspiration is often found while shopping for treasure in the aisles of a thrift store.  It is there I find inspirational leathers or belt closure designs and think of ways to add stones, accessories, rivets and vintage buckles to make each belt as original and one of the kind as the person who wears it.

Beautiful leatherwork by designer Kristin Radakovits of Radwear
Beautiful leatherwork by designer Kristin Radakovits of Radwear

What are your thoughts about the fashion industry here in Denver? 

Since Denver is growing everyday by people moving here from all walks of life the fashion industry here is becoming an open minded melting pot that has a future capable of staying versatile and ever changing.  

What is one of your favorite pieces that you have ever designed and why? 

Our model Jesse wears this beautiful side pouch by designer Kristin Radakovits of Radwear. Photo by Nathan Leach-Proffer. Paired with romper by Katy Belle
Our model Jesse wears this beautiful side pouch by designer Kristin Radakovits of Radwear. Photo by Nathan Leach-Proffer. Paired with romper by Katy Belle

One of my favorite pieces I have ever designed is a handmade black and white striped coat in which I attached a red leather heart with a zipper on it’s sleeve.  In this heart I keep “food for thought,” such as poems or fortunes that inspire your heart and mind.  I love to wear it because it is functional yet a great conversation starter when I ask, “Would you like a poem out of the heart on my sleeve?” 

3 Things if stranded on an island? 

  1. One of my Radwear Pocket Belts so I could carry and tie on stuff while using my hands to build. 
  2. A roll of very long rainbow twine.
  3. A long and sharp needle to sew leaves and bark together.

Find Kristin at http://www.radwear.com/ and come by her booth on June 16th! 

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/

Nani Nalu Swimwear Boutique opens in Boulder

NANI NALU SWIMWEAR BOUTIQUE
COMING TO PEARL STREET MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
BOULDER, CO

Nani Nalu, a curated swim and resort wear boutique is making its debut on Pearl Street this Memorial Day Weekend. The store will be located at the west end of Pearl Street at 1048 Pearl Street, Suite #117, Boulder, CO, 80302.

Unique to the swimwear world, Nani Nalu staffs dedicated swim fit experts who are trained in fitting, styling and body positivity coaching, in order to help women find flattering swimwear for every body type. Appointments are available Monday-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Groups of five or more may schedule a private party free of charge.

Based out of Minnesota, the 2,600 square foot Pearl Street boutique will mark the third store for the Nani Nalu brand with locations in Kansas City, MO, and Edina, MN. In addition to bringing a unique in-store opportunity to the often stressful swimsuit shopping experience, the store will carry a variety of suit styles, accessories, cover-ups, dresses and more.

Nani Nalu enlisted veteran team member Katie Brandt, who previously worked at Nani Nalu’s store in Minnesota before moving to Boulder with her husband in 2015, to spearhead the new location. Brandt understands the emotional process women go through while trying to find the perfect suit and believes her team of trained consultants will help alleviate the stress women feel while shopping.

“I have seen plenty of women walk out of other swimsuit stores feeling defeated and hopeless, but our mission at Nani Nalu is to meet the customer wherever they are at and find something they are comfortable in and makes them looks great,” Brandt said of the opening. “We saw a void in the Boulder market for a thoughtful and fun swimsuit store and could not be more thrilled to add this experience to the retail scene on Pearl Street.”

ABOUT NANI NALU BEACHWEAR BOUTIQUE
Nani Nalu Beachwear Boutique has locations in Edina, MN, Kansas City, MO, and Boulder, CO. Nani Nalu offers a wide range of fashionable swimwear ranging from A-cup to G-cup and sizes 0-18. High-end quality products backed by superior customer care makes Nani Nalu a premiere swimwear shopping destination.

Walk-ins at Nani Nalu are welcome, but customers are encouraged to make a one-on-one appointment with a trained swimfit expert in advance for the optimal shopping experience. During the appointment, a Nani Nalu consultant works with the customer individually to select options from a curated collection of fashionable swimwear.

Nani Nalu is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Appointments, which typically last around 90 minutes, are available beginning May 27 and can be made online at www.naninaluswim.com.

The 3rd Annual African Fashion Show: June 25th

African Fashion Show

The 3rd Annual African Fashion Show
June 25 2017
5:00 PM -9:00PM
The Double Tree By Hilton
4040 Quebec St., Denver, CO 80216.

The 2nd Annual African Fashion Show
The 2nd Annual African Fashion Show

This is an inspiring and unique fashion show! Featuring fashions from all different parts of Africa, we truly get a glimpse into the beautiful colors, fabrics, and designs of Africa! I’m honored to emcee this fashion show again!

Following the success of last year’s event, another high profile fashion show will take place  Nine African designers will be showcasing their designs on the runway. In addition; some designers will have vendors’ tables full of crafts, jewelry and outfits ready for sale.