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.
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.
Sunday, June 25th 2017 Noon-3pm Studio Salon
1135 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
To benefit Love a Child & Hope House
We are thrilled to present “Circle of Love” our 3rd annual dress drive with the Urban Angels to be held at Studio Salon in downtown Denver. The purpose of this dress drive is to not only provide hope, love and joy to little girls around the world in impoverished circumstances, but to provide fun and colorful dresses for girls to play and grow in. Financial gifts donated will be shared between Love a Child and The Hope House of Colorado and will provide food for families in need providing hope for a better future.
For most of these little girls, this is the only new dress that they’ve ever had.
“Hope and love are infused into these dresses and we will never know the full impact of the gift that’s been given,” says Mary Martinez of the Urban Angels.
Peggy Kastning and Mary Martinez, brains behind the Urban Angels, have been serving the homeless community around Denver and spreading positivity and light. After seeing a program about the needs in Haiti, they both wanted to get involved. A major realization occurred. They could both help by making dresses for girls in Haiti, and continue to help families locally.
“It’s exciting to know that each one of us can make a difference in the world. With our love of sewing and our hearts for humanity, we can combine these two passions and help those less fortunate.” says Peggy Kastning of the Urban Angels.
The Urban Angels are two gals on a mission to do good, transform lives, and create happiness in the world. Through their annual dress drives and adventures to Haiti, they want to spread sunshine where they can and make this world a better place.
This event is free and open to the public. Your donations help to complete this circle of love. A food truck will be on hand to fill our bellies.
Last summer, I became a little obsessed with the history of the town that I live in (Broomfield, Colorado). As a child, I came to Broomfield often and stayed with my Grandma Shigley. While at Grandma’s, we would bake, sew, play cards, play dice, go to McDonalds and play BINGO with the seniors. My Grandma was such an inspiration to me and I give her a lot of the credit for my interest in fashion as I sat alongside her while she was designing, crocheting, and sewing clothes for a doll that we made that was my “mini me.”
On my journey to learn more about the history of Broomfield, I meandered into the Broomfield Museum Depot, the old train station built in the early 1900’s when Broomfield had only 175 people in it. It has since been moved, literally, picked up and moved completely in tact to it’s new location just a mile from where it sat next to the tracks.
I fell in love with the journey that this once little town has gone through, a journey growing up that I have gone through as I became a young woman with the influence of my Grandma.
I got into a conversation with one of the women who works at the museum and the idea to do a mini fashion camp at the museum was born. The idea was approved and 10 months later, BOOM!
I was gathered with a small group of mom’s and their children, teaching how to reconstruct old t-shirts.
Showing how to do a no-sew technique to make a shirt smaller.
Even museum tour guide Tom got involved!
All in all, it was such a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! Thank you so much for having me and for bringing my passion of Broomfield and my passion for fashion camp together. It was truly a joyful day!
We’ve had the honor to be part of the Denver County Fair since it’s inception summer of 2011! And here it is, still going strong! Applications are now open for vendors and that includes YOU style makers! With super affordable pricing, it’s easy to say YES to this summer fun staple!! >> Click here for vendor sign up! <<
I’ll be emceeing the stages and as per the norm, rollerskating around!
Passes are limited so snatch them while you can! Seats in the theater are first-come, first-serve so PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY! SNATCHED hits theaters everywhere Mother’s Day weekend.
SNATCHED (20th Century Fox)
In Theaters May 12 Genre: Comedy Cast: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Joan Cusack, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes, Christopher Meloni
Synopsis: After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter – in unpredictable, hilarious fashion – is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into.
Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn star in the new comedy adventure SNATCHED, which also features Ike Barinholtz (“Neighbors”), Wanda Sykes (“Bad Moms”) and Joan Cusack (“Working Girl”).
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!
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.
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 Baron 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.