ISSUE NO. 10
FASHION. STYLE. BEAUTY. COMMUNITY.
EMPOWERING WOMEN TO LOOK GOOD AND FEEL GOOD
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HERE’S WHAT’S UP WITH US OVER THE LAST 10 ISSUES we’ve featured over 600 locally talented photographers, models, entrepreneurs, stylists, and designers, and we’ve included over 1,200 locally available products in over 500 pages of Denver Style Magazine.
The mission to make shopping local simple and accessible is still at the heart of who we are and in this issue we’re including more places for you to shop in neighborhoods that continue to grow. We may be ten issues in, but as Colorado continues to grow and change, so will we. Issue No. 10 is filled with tips for moms on the move, desk top accessories to slay your daydream, and every reason to FALL in love with playful layering, prints, patterns and styling tips from local Stylist, Edgar Page. Find your favorite way to wear a basic black tee or get out the city with a quick trip to a mountain county that caters to everyone’s needs from mountainous adventurer to boutique browser.
DENVER STYLE DAILY: AT BUBU DOWNTOWN
This fall, create an adventure in your own wardrobe with pieces like staple jackets or accessories that make a statement and most of all, have more fall fun than you’ve ever had before! Cheers to TEN more,
Heather Okimoto + Kelsey Bigelow
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OOPSIES! We work really hard to get our information correct and credit all talent, boutiques, designers, and stylists, but sometimes we make some boo-boo’s. Here’s where we went wrong in Issue No. 9: We misprinted the addresses of Jewelius and Intrigue: Jewelius 2405 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211 Intrigue: 2436 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
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STAFF HEATHER OKIMOTO MASTER CHIEF @HEATHEROKIMOTO
KELSEY BIGELOW CREATOR OF OPPORTUNITES @KELSEYBIGELOW
ELAINE KHUU GUARDIAN OF THE GRAPHICS @EL AINEKHUUU
CONTRIBUTORS TERESA SWANSTROM ANDERSON @TERESASWANSTROMANDERSON
JOHN CHAPMAN @JOHNCHAPMANTHEFOURTH
ERICA DWYER @ERICADIANE
MARIA FERMIN @BEAUT Y TIPSBYML
EDGAR PAGE @EDGARLPAGE
VANESSA SAMUEL @VANESSAL ANDLT
PHOTOGRAPHERS NOAH BERG @NOAHBERGPHOTOGR APHY GINA KHRESTOV @GALERIAPHOTOG MICAH MATHIS @ANDTWOWERETAMED MOLLY SEELING @CEDARHOUSEPHOTO
AUTUMN CUTAIA @AUTUMNCUTAIAPHOTO KATIE LANGLEY @KT_L ANGLEY ASHLEIGH MILLER @ASHLEIGHMILLERWEDDINGS
BLAKE JACKSON @JAKE_BL ACKSON ALEX MABREY @ALEXMABREY CARA NEWTON @NEVERSKIPBRUNCH DANIELLE WEBSTER @DANIELLEWEBSTERPHOTOGR APHY
models KEANA BARROW @KEANA_NIKOL CHARLES HAZEL @PAR AKEETNOPAR ACHUTE KAYSE LOVELESS @KAYSELOVELESS
BRITTANY DECKER @BRITTDD JADE HUNTER @YUNGYELLL A A KELLY MAGRATH @KEL_MAGS JAY MODGLIN @JAYMODGLIN
SHANE FRANKLIN @SHEGATAN ELAINE KHUU @EL AINEKHUU BRIDGETTE MODGLIN @BRIGRTTEMODGLIN
STYLISTS ANNJI MANDERSCHEID @HAIRTOSOUL EDGAR PAGE @EDGARLPAGE JESSIE MCPHERSON @JESSIEMCPHERSON_BTC MISSI PARIS @HAIRLOVE_BYMISSI
KAYLA THEMER @KAYL A.THEMER KIM JUNDT @KIMJBEAUT Y LENISE RIVERA @ST YLEDBYLENISEDENVER
PHOTO BY MICAH MATHIS
NICOLE RAMIREZ @BEAUT Y WITHNICOLER NOEL HICKS @NOELLLRENEE RACHAEL WAGGONNER @ACRONYCHOUS SAMANTHA KOCH @SKBEAUT Y
FALL INTO COOLER TEMPS WITH WARM STYLES STRAIGHT FROM THE STREETS OF DENVER.
Cara Newheart @NEVERSKIPBRUNCH
I’m really into split shaft booties this season. They’re great for cankles and help give thicker legs a slimmer look.
Jasmine Hartman @JASMINEHARTMAN I wear heels everyday. I’m always more dressed up than everyone else, but that’s me!
PHOTOS BY: GINA (GALINA) KHRESTSOV, GALERISA PHOTOGRAPHY, @GALERISAPHOTOG PHOTOGRAPHED ON LOCATION AT STANLEY MARKETPLACE, @OHHEYSTANLEY
Natalie Shiver Here in Colorado anything goes and you can be comfortable in anything you wear here. It’s a great balance.
Mary Violet Woosley @MARYVIOLETWOOSLEY
This season I’m incorporating more of a western theme into my wardrobe with metallic earrings, vintage accessories, western prints and shapes.
Prasanthi Kadiyala @PRASANTHI_KADIYALA
My personal style is about balancing both western styles with traditional Indian styles.
Drea Brown @SIMONE_ON_THE_PHONE
I could wear a mini skirt all year long. It looks great in the summer and can be layered in the winter.
Aaron Rodriguez @BLANKCANVASFASHION
Fall is my favorite season and I just love layers and the idea of long layered textures.
Maria Fermin @BEAUTYTPSBYML
Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m wearing my clothes more fitted to show off my shape and love wearing my husbands button down shirts.
BATTINGTON LASHES @BATTINGTONLASHES Industry Professional: Sirine Swed, Owner/ Lash Goddess
FALSIES $24-28 PER PAIR
each pair can be worn up to 25 times.
A smooth flexible cotton band holding 100% handmade silk lashes is applied to your lash line with lash glue. The lightweight falsies blend in with your natural lashes and create a 3D effect.
Lashes are easily removed with gentle cleanser and water. Store in the provided lash case to get the most out of your lashes.
CLEMENTINES SALON @CLEMENTINES_SALON
WRITTEN BY: HEATHER OKIMOTO @HEATHEROKIMOTO PHOTOS BY: CARA NEWHART @NEVERSKIPBRUNCH MODEL: KELLY MAGRATH @KELL_MAGS HAIR & MAKEUP BY: HAIR LOVE BY MISSI
Industry Professional: Seabron Pelc, @NATIVECROWNS/ Certified YUMI™ lash lift technician
FEATURING BATTINGTON LASHES
$150 PER VISIT
Includes tint and lasts 8-12 weeks.
Lashes are gently curved over a curved silicon bumper that is placed over eyelid. Solution is hypo allergenic and Paraben free. One-hour appointment.
Keep lashes dry for 48 hours. No additional maintenance or special upkeep.
LIVE LOVE LASH @LIVELOVELASH Industry Professional: Hannah Frase, @HANNAH_LIVELOVELASH / Xtreme Lashes® Advanced Certified
If your eyes are the windows for others to see into your soul, then consider your lashes the curtains that really make the windows a focal point.
TINTS $30 PER VISIT
Re-tinting recommended every 4-6 weeks.
Vegetable based tint applied to lashes darkening the tips for a freshly applied mascara look. 20-minute appointment.
The longer you can go without wetting the hair the better. Otherwise you can “go about your life easily with darker lashes.”
GLAMOUR BAR @GLAMOURBARDENVER Industry Professional: Ashlee collins, @ASHLEY_MEOW_COLLINS / Lash Extension Technician
We asked four industry professionals to break down lash lifts, tints, extensions, and falsies and learned not all enhancements are equal. Besides cost, take into consideration lifestyle, commitment to maintenance, and sleeping patterns when choosing longer lashes.
EXTENSIONS $200 FULL SET
Refills start at $50. Recommended refills every 2 - 3 weeks depending on lash grow out.
Lashes are individually glued to each lash along lashline. Naps are highly recommended during appointments. 2-hour initial appointment. 1-hour refill.
Clean lashes twice daily. Oil based products not recommended. Avoid sleeping on face which can smoosh lashes.
PHOTOGRAPHED BY: ALEX MABREY @ALEXMABREY HAIR BY: MAUVE SALON @MAUVEDENVER ANNJI MANDERSCHEID @HAIRTOSOUL LENISE RIVERA @STYLEDBYLENISEDENVER MAKEUP BY: NICOLE RAMIREZ @BEAUTYWITHNICOLER MODELS: SHANE FRANKLIN @SHEGATAN ELAINE KHUU @ELAINEKHUU KAYSE LOVELESS @KAYSELOVELESS JADE HUNTER @YUNGYELLAA BRITTANY DECKER, @BRITTDD Photographed at The White Whale Room @CHASETHEWHITEWHALE
FIVE TO THE BASIC BLACK TEE
WORK WEAR Make an impression with sleek details that make black more than just basic. On Kayse: Black Tee $22; Paisley & Park. Necklace; Frinje. Denim Jeans $260; Rebel. Booties $285; Sous Le Lit. Grey Handbag $50; Hailee Grace. Leather Jacket; Stitch Boutique.
COLOR COORDINATE Pair a pastel or dramatic statement skirt with timeless tees that are simple, classic and clean.
On Elaine: Striped Skirt $40, Black Tee $36; Inspyre. Choker $38; Frinje. On Shane: “Breath” Shoe $90; DVSN West. Black Tee; Lawrence & Larimer.
MODERN MONOCHROMATICS Short sleeved, and long, cutouts, crew necks, “V”’s, and sometimes a deep “U’”, are just a few details to look for as you to build your basics wardrobe. Try fabrics that drape, flatter and fit close enough so you can layer under a suit jacket or shift dress.
On Brittany: Suede Tote $134.90; Ruby Jane. Studded Sneakers $160; Melrose & Madison. Denim Dress $176; Kaitlyn Collective. Choker $20; Scout & Molly’s. Black Tee $42; Hailee Grace.
On Jade: Black Pants $545, Yellow Earrings $84; Melrose & Madison. Black Tee $39.90; Ruby Jane. White Blazer $135; Scout & Molly’s. Black Stilettos $36; Inspyre.
During pregnancy, everyone tells you to eat healthy, take your vitamins and exercise; but what about your skincare routine? Taking care of your skin during your nine glorious month is just as important as paying attention to what you’re putting into your body. Choosing skincare that’s affordable and effective doesn’t have to be difficult or inconvenient. Just take a stroll through your local grocery store for locally made products that are affordable, easily accessible, and most importantly, safe for new and experienced moms. WRITTEN BY: MARIA FERMIN. @beautytipsbyml PHOTOGRAPHED BY: ASHLEIGH MILLER, @ashleighmillerweddings Plush Kimono Spa Robe $96; Luxury Spa Robes
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CLEANSE QUICKLY BABY SAFE MOISTURE This is a face cream made for babies so you don’t have to worry about wearing it and cuddling with your baby. Apply all over your face, daily. Weleda Calendula Face Cream $;13.50 Available at Vitamin Cottage
TONE & REFRESH
Gentle cleansing water lifts dirt, oil, and makeup in a single step while hydrating and refreshing all skin types. To use, pump solution onto a cotton pad and gently wipe over face and eyes to remove makeup and impurities. MyChelle Quick Clean Micellar Water $15 Availalable at King Soopers + Alfalfa’s
This mist contains anti-inflammatory botanicals that work well for dry-to-sensitive skin. Mist your face and neck 3-6 times after cleansing. Keep the bottle in your purse so you can use it all day long to refresh your skin and relax your senses.
Pangea French Rosemary with Sweet Orange Facial Toner $32 Available at King Soopers + Alfalfa’s
The oil-free formula with 100% mineral broadspectrum protection (UVA/ UVB) reduces photo-aging and gives your skin an even matte finish. Apply 15 minutes before sun exposure, reapply after swimming or sweating, and at least every 2 hours.
Infused with powerful antioxidants and vitamins E, A and C. This gentle mask is excellent for most skin conditions, like sensitive skin, rosacea, aging skin, blemished and normal skin. Apply after toning and leave for 5-15 minutes, then rinse.
MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint, SPF 50 $22.50 Available at King Soopers + Alfalfa’s
HM Antioxidant Rejuvenation Mask $29.59 Available at Alfalfa’s
Formulated to reduce puffiness, inflammation, fine lines, and wrinkles, this eye awakening cream leaves your skin vibrant and supple. Plus, it provides protection from UV rays. Apply morning and night (you can also use it around the lips where fine lines tend to appear). Pangea Turkish Rose & White Tea Eye Cream $62 Available at King Soopers + Alfalfa’
mom Learn what it takes to stay stylish while keeping up with your kids from Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, and Mom of Six, Teresa Swanstrom Anderson.
JUST BECAUSE WE’RE TRYING TO NOT WEAR YOGA PANTS EVERY DAY DOESN’T MEAN WE CAN’T WEAR CUTE LEGGINGS.
out the door
I’m betting the luxurious feel of these thickly woven tuxedo stripe pants (with vegan leather) will make you forget you ever wanted to wear anything else. They’re cozy for those soon-to-be chilly days and are perfect to pair with a slouchy sweater and those over the knee boots you keep eyeing. I’m a fan of beautiful fabrics but am not a fan of dry cleaning. By placing this delicate top beneath the sweater, we keep it away from the inevitable spit up and sticky fingers while still draping ourselves in something feminine.
BY TERESA SWANSTROM ANDERSON @TERESASWANSTROMANDERSON PHOTOS BY MOLLY SEELING @CEDARHOUSEPHOTO MAKEUP BY SAMANTHA BOWERS KOCH HAIR BY JESSIE MCPHERSON @JESSIEMCPHERSON_BTC
LET’S BE HONEST, MOMS…
we love the idea of dressing comfy. We’re exhausted, have a million things to do and we want easy and convenient. I have six kids…believe me. I get it. But do you sometimes look in the mirror and cringe with the realization that you’re wearing yoga pants again and you don’t even do yoga? (I’m slowly raising my hand here) After holding on to maternity clothes post-pregnancy because they fit better than regular clothes (why doesn’t anyone tell you that you don’t lose that tummy pooch right away?!), I yearned for something that had some femininity and shape. Something that felt like there was more to me than simply being a mom. That being said, it’s really important to fully embrace motherhood. To be the kind of mom that goes down the slide at the park and who gets down on the floor to play dolls or Legos. This is just a little pinprick of the ideas I’d love to share, but let me show you some alternatives so we can save our yoga pants for the gym, and give an outward expression of the cute, fun mom I know we all are.
On Teresa: Pink Slouch Sweater, $98, Black Knee High Boots, $216, Mala Bracelet, $44; June Ruby. Leopard Print Blouse, $58; Pink’s. Stretch Leggints with Leather Detail, $48; True Boutique. Oversized Tote, $75; Sterre.
On Teresa: Tiger Turtleneck, $84, Polka Swing Skirt, $122, Blush Tie Platform Heels, $87; Sterre. Tassle Crossbody Bag, $245, Scarf, $59; June Ruby. Necklace, $42; Lady Jones.
play date THERE ARE DAYS WHEN I JUST WANT TO WEAR A SKIRT. YOU TOO? Because this one is long, we can easily cuddle up and read in a blanket fort and still look put together for lunch when friends come over for a playdate. Remember, if a skirt is loose, wear a more form fitting top. Look for prints that add a pop of fun like this tiger head turtleneck. I adore that it can also be paired with anything from jeans to leggings… because our clothes should be able to be mixedand-matched. And hey, nerdy glasses are always a good idea for those tired eyes!
On Teresa: Red Jumpsuit, $62; Pink’s. Sequin Clutch, $65, Black Strappy Heels, $87; Sterre. Hoop Earrings, $63; June Ruby.
evening engagement Before kids, we may have had hours to prep for dates, but these days we often don’t. That’s ok!
A JUMPSUIT IS THE PERFECT CHOICE FOR THOSE OF US WHO HAVE ONLY MINUTES. There’s nothing even to match (and you can ask him to zip up the back, which you know…is always kinda sexy)! I remember feeling like I’d never wear earrings again because when I did,chubby little fingers would pull on them. But date night is your chance to dust those beauties off and slip them on. Brushing on a little black mascara and a donning a bold lip takes mere seconds.
WRITTEN BY: ERICA DWYER @ERICADIANE HAIR + MAKEUP BY KIM JUNDT @KIMJBEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHED BY: NOAH BERG @NOAHBERGPHOTOGRAPHY
MEET THE COLOR CONNOISSEURS
Meet the innovators bringing us healthy color for healthy hair. Bright hair is one of the biggest and best fashion trends around. But as most of us know, that bright color fades almost instantly. oVertone cofounders Maegan Scarlett and Liora Dudar are finally fixing that! oVertone is a color-depositing conditioner that can maintain a vibrant shade or even add a new color to hair. oVertone began three years ago in Tucson and Los Angeles when Maegan and Liora, who had met through mutual acquaintances, realized that they could work together to finally find a product that will help keep hair healthy and color vibrant at the same time. They began researching methods better than the DIY ones we all hear about, and a month later, oVertone was born. They concocted 18 colors out of
Maegan’s kitchen, ranging from Pastel to Extreme shades. These days, oVertone is a collection pigmented conditioners that can nourish and color hair at the same time. These ladies had a bit of an unexpected path to oVertone. Liora, a self-proclaimed feminist killjoy from New Jersey has worked as a photographer, Liora K, for much of her life. Maegan is from Atlanta and is a seasoned entrepreneur, starting three businesses before starting oVertone. Though they were in different cities with different backgrounds, their shared need for a better product led them to where they are today. Speaking about their collaboration, Maegan says, “She’s been involved in art her whole
life; I’ve been involved in business my whole life. Our two brains came together and here we are.” The products are manufactured in Tucson, with Liora first focusing on client services in Tucson and Maegan first doing marketing from LA, but as Maegan puts it, while in Tucson, “We realized that marketing wasn’t really functioning the way we wanted it to.” Maegan and Liora decided to move to Denver about a year ago, and they are thrilled to join this community. Liora says they love “the community of entrepreneurs who are all sort of driving at the same goals and can all understand each other”, adding that “the creative talent here is ridiculous.” Liora and Maegan are the heart of oVertone, but they have created the brain through their customer care Color Experts. oVertone has worked to train color experts to guide clients through the coloring process and help people understand how color works and what will work best on their hair. Liora says, “We believe that people should be empowered to handle their own color.” Control of our hair color and its wear and tear has been something we have so long given the reigns of to professionals, but these ladies are working to help with that. They compare the importance for control in hair color to control over our nails or makeup. We can get it professionally done, but we have the choice to find quality products and knowledge to do it on our own as well. oVertone really prides themselves on giving us that with our hair color. There are 24 shades to choose from in the current inventory, but the possibilities do not stop there. Shades of conditioner can be combined and layered to create infinite looks. Maegan says, “We want people to experiment with their hair but do it in a way that’s really safe and healthy and fun”. These products are not dyes; they are high-quality conditioners that happen to deposit pigment into the hair.
“We believe that people should be empowered to handle their own color.”
OWNERS LIORA DUDAR @K_LIORA MAEGAN SCARLETT @MAEGANSCARLETT
OVERTONE.CO // @OVERTONECOLOR
LAYER STORE AND
Season staples youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll love and actually wear more than once. PHOTOGRAPHY BY CARA NEWHART @NEVERSKIPBRUNCH MODEL KEANA BARROW @KEANA_NIKOL HAIR + MAKEUP BY MISSI PARIS @HAIRLOVE_BYMISSI
Layer MUST HAVE AND NEED NOW WARDROBE STAPLES
TRY THESE ON Tweed Zipper Jacket $123; June Ruby. • Black Trench $150; Lady Jones. • Leather Patch Sleeve $693; June Ruby. • Classic Denim Jacket $59.50; Erico Motorsports.
Navy & White Striped Blazer $56; Velvet Wolf. • Beaded Denim Jacket $150; Sterre. • Navy Drawstring Jacket $84; TRUE Boutique. • Kimono Trench Puffer $695; Moxie.
Store A PERFECT FIT FOR EVERY BUDGET AND ADVENTURE
PACK IT IN LET’S BEGIN Woven Purse to Backpack $349; Midnight Rambler. • Dark Brown Pony Purse $442; Moxie. • Faith Tote $79; Sherpani. • Patchwork Tote $78; Common Era. • Embroidered Clutch $52; Evey K. • Suede Clutch $32; Common Era. • Black Zipper Backpack $145; Lady Jones. • Camel Backpack $320; TRUE. • Black Leather Cinch Backpack $178; Common Era.
Layer Store AND
FOR THE FELLAS
Slouch Sleeve Bomber $189; MAM Couture. • Denim Jacket $88; Erico Motorsports. • Felt Backpack $62; Hope Tank. • Camo/Stripe Wallets $18/$14; Hope Tank. • Leather Card Wallet $68; Fancy Tiger Clothing. • Rubber Backpack Fancy Tiger Clothing. • Work Jacket $110; Fancy Tiger Clothing. • Slouch Sleeve Bomber $90; MAM Couture.
CLASS OF 2018
CRITTERS Stay ahead of the class with local caps stylish enough for all furry friends and little critters. PHOTOS BY: ASHLEIGH MILLER @ASHLEIGHMILLERWEDDINGS MODEL HEATHER OKIMOTO @HEATHEROKIMOTO
Unique Jones Birch Button Down, $88; Bighorn Apparel.
Rory Storm “Racc Racc City” D Cap, $29.99; I Heart Denver Store. Raccoon Mask, $34; Hope Tank.
Gus Gus “Cindy is my homegirl.” Awesome American Cap, $65; MAM Couture. Mouse Mask, $34; Hope Tank.
Republic Colorado Cap, $28; 32nd West. Unicorn Mask, $34; Hope Tank.
Parker Lee “The puggle is real.” Mountain Cap, $30; Denver Fashion Truck. Pug Mask, $34; Hope Tank
Eunice Stables “Maybe she’s barn with it. Maybe it’s neighbelline.” Snake Skin Hat, $155; MAM Couture Boutique. Horse Mask, $34; Hope Tank.
Charlie Oak “I like big nuts and I can not lie.” #HopeSlinger Cap, $26, Chipmunk Mask, $34; Hope Tank.
Devyn Dogood “What. The. Duck.” Corduroy Mountain Hat, $29.99 ; Aksels. Duck Mask, $34; Hope Tank.
Wendy Wellington “Howl you doin?” Artscape Cap, $30; 32nd West. Wolf Mask, $35; Hope Tank.
WRITTEN AND STYLED BY JOHN CHAPMAN IV, @JOHNCHAPMANTHEFOURTH PHOTOGRAPHED BY AUTUMN CUTAIA, @AUTUMNCUTAIAPHOTO MODEL CHARLES HAZEL, @PARAKEETNOPARACHUTE
A gray sweatshirt with a printed button up provides simple and stylish comfort for dinner and a movie. Champion Grey Sweatshirt $24; Abstract, Lightning Bolt Oxford Button Up $89; Spruce, Khaki Pants $65; DVSN West, White Sneakers $80; Spruce,
A gray sweatshirt can be one of, if not the, most crucial items in a manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wardrobe. The possibilities are endless for this iconic item which can be worn for physical activity or as a professional piece to the office. This is a quick guide of four different ways to sport a true wardrobe necessity.
The absolute perfect item to match with any color as seen with distressed denim and pink sneakers. Grey Sweatshirt $90; MAM Couture, Distressed Denim $110; Abstract, Blush Sneakers $160; DVSN West
The gray sweatshirt allows the capability to bring colors together properly. The pop of color comes from the tie, just enough for the office. Grey Sweatshirt $56, Orange Knotty Tie $45; Spruce. White Oxford $98, Navy Jacket $795; Ratio Clothing, Pants $180; Gentry and the Lady, Shoes $215; Sous Le Lit
Before and after a workout, a gray hoodie is perfect for warming and cooling the upper body. Grey Sweatshirt $55, Beanie $24; Lawrence & Larimer, Joggers $78; MAM Couture, Sneakers $85; DVSN West
E . C O L FA X AV E N U E + JOSEPHINE STREET
MEET ME WRITTEN BY: VANESSA SAMUEL, @VANESSALANDLT
Take a stroll down a short stretch of AMERICA’S LONGEST RUNNING AVENUE and uncover everything you’ve been searching for from LOCAL FINDS TO STYLISH SALONS, sweet and savory eateries from around the globe and music venues that’ll keep your calendar full for the rest of the year.
SIE Film Center
2510 E. Colfax Ave.
The cinema plays many different roles in our society and at the SIE Film Center, they combine entertainment with eductation to display the diversity of film in today’s culture.
Denver Biscuit Co.
3237 E. Colfax Ave.
The Denver Biscuit Co started as a food truck, and then became the Biscuit Bus. The sandwiches are named after the streets that the bus would roll down, with the exception of two sandwiches which are named after the owners dogs The Elmer and The Schooner.
3317 E Colfax Ave.
The Bluebird Theater was originally called the Thompson Theater named after druggist and grocer John Thompson and was a movie house. In 1994, the Bluebird Theater was reopened as a music house with live shows every week!
Twist + Shout Records
2508 E Colfax Ave.
Take a step back in time to find the ultimate collection of vinyl records, cassettes, and gadgets at Twist + Shout Records. This is the ultimate entertainment store for anyone who is keeping it old-school!
ON THE CORNER
E . C O L FA X AV E N U E + JOSEPHINE STREET
PHOTOGRAPHED BY: KATIE LANGLEY @KT_LANGLEY
2920 E Colfax Ave.
File N’ Style has a quaint boutique in the front and a nail salon in the back. The pink decor throughout the salon invites you to enjoy your pampering in style. File N’ Style is also dog friendly!
2418 E Colfax Ave.
Studio Colfax is a boutique owned by women in a family. They carry local and international goods for home and life. Studio Colfax hosts fashion shows in their courtyard and every Second Saturday they feature a new artist.
2526 E Colfax Ave.
The Tattered Cover on Colfax is housed in what used to be an old theater. This Denver bookstore is a staple of Denver and hosts over 500 events every year across its locations, encouraging people to read and inspiring the future leaders of America!
Lawrence + Larimer
3109 E Colfax Ave.
Coloradical has been on East Colfax Ave. for three years and they specialize in mountain and city inspired hats, tees and accessories that fit the active and Colordao proud lifestyle.
3229 E. Colfax Ave.
Lawrence and Larimer contains a simple yet versatile, rebellious All America style for both men and women! They have had 3 years of consistent growth and are now housed in a 500 sq ft brick and mortar location off of Colfax and Adams.
2412 E Colfax Ave.
Bar Max is a cocktail bar inspired by NY and Japan where the owners are from. They have a small healthy bar menu, specialty cocktails for any occasion and a boutique wine and beer lists. This is the perfect place for happy hour! Not to mention happy hour is all day on Monday’s!
CHECK OUT THESE OTHER HOTSPOTS: • Mulberries Cake Shop • Gamma + Graves at Colfax
2504 E Colfax Ave.
Phil Simonson was on a mission to find the perfect truffle when his husband made him a box of chocolates that changed his views on chocolate. Combining art and science, the Chocolate Lab carries the perfect handmade truffles and chocolates from the finest ingredients.
The Bad Kittie Salon
2909 E Colfax Ave.
The Bad Kittie Salon is a full service hair salon for both men and women specializing in hair extensions, make-up and they even have on location styling available!
Love Take some fall inspiration from the trees and shed fashion inhibitions by mixing colors, patterns and prints in a bold way while layering unexpected pieces with style and grace.
WRITTEN AND STYLED BY EDGAR L. PAGE @EDGARLPAGE PHOTOS BY BLAKE JACKSON @JAKE_BLACKSON MODELS JAY MODGLIN @JAYMODGLIN + BRIGETTE MODGLIN @BRIGETTEMODGLIN HAIR BY NOEL HICKS @NOELLLRENEE_HAIR // @ELLEBSALON MAKEUP BY KAYLA THEMER @KAYLA.THEMER // @ELLEBSALON PHOTOGRAPHED AT WASHINGTON PARK + S. PEARL ST. FARMERS MARKET @SOUTHPEARLST •FARMERKS MARKET THRU NOV 19TH•
On Jay: Selvedge Denim $278, Stripe Sock $9.75; Gentry and the Lady. Navy Sneaker $80, Indigo Paisley Button Down $89, Mustard Sweatshirt $56, Woven Belt $30; Spruce. 9Five Sunnies $110; MAM Couture.
Discriminately bold details and accessories can take any look from off the rack to off the hook! Looks that combine the GLAMOUROUS with the BOHEMIAN create visual interest while being fun and flirty. Heads are sure to turn when you mix some of your favorite Fall accouterments like Romantic ruffles, feather earrings, leather/ mixed media jewelry pieces, stripes and bold footwear.
Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be afraid to add a pop of color for contrast. Choose fabrics with different weights so you can easily layer and take your look to the next level. Choose pieces that elevate your style like sleek sneakers, a dress denim, or shirts with miniature prints and patterns. Accessories add casual luxury any man or woman can appreciate.
Style Tip: Consider using a wrap dress in place of a jacket and layer over your favorite button downs. There are literally countless options to craft an individual look for women to choose from, so be empowered as you piece together a look all your own.
Like trees and their leaves, allow your style to shift gradually. Use styling tools at your disposal like layerixng, mixing patterns with prints, choosing different color hues, discriminately accessorize, but most importantly have fun.
Style Tip: Keep your cool with SHADES. A pair of sunglasses should be in everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accessory collection year-round. Although they hide the windows to the soul, they act as a sartorially clever set of drapes for onlookers to focus on!
On Brigette: Feather Earrings $26; Wool Backpack; Midnight Rambler. Necklace $23; Intrigue Boutique. Silver bracelet $185, Amber bracelet $10, Navy Booties; Gentry and the Lady. Ruffled Blouse $78, Belt $ ; June Ruby. Stripe Crop Pant $46, Navy Wrap Dress $62; Pinks.
On Brigette: Sunnies $14 , Jewel Necklace $30; Intrigue Boutique. Bead bracelet $165, Earrings, $145; Gentry and the Lady. Kaya High Waisted Legging $60, Lynn Top $48, Freya Flow Wrap $68; Mika Yoga Wear. Polka Dot Sneaker $80; DVSN West.
Yoga pants for men can be a practical alternative to your go-to sweats or basketball shorts. These lightweight pants offer form and function without being too revealing. An easy addition to your gym bag, they will be perfect after your morning alarm goes off and you have to walk the dog. Men are no exception to pattern play!
On Jay: Sneakers $125; DVSN West. Seba Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pant $88; Mika Yoga Wear. Stripe Shirt $54; Abstract Denver. Primitive Hat $29.99; Spruce. 9Five Sunglasses $110; MAM Couture.
Contrasting printed leggings with a statement shoe will turn the heat up while turning heads. These tights work as a great accent piece under your favorite denim mini skirt with riding boots to take your look from park workout to kid pick-up.
Who says an active lifestyle wear has to be boring basic? Sport athletic inspired fashion and ditch your old sweats for styles as fashionable as they are comfortable.
Style Tips: When wearing fitted bottoms, feel free to play with volume on top. When in doubt, grab a striped tee in any color combination and for an added style boost!
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Our fashion truck brings all the girls to the yard… if you know what we mean. Follow us on instagram @patternsandpops.
Evey K Fashionliner is a chic mobile boutique that carries unique fashions, accessories, and gift items from across the globe. Evey K was a brick and mortar for 12 years in Cherry Creek and Lowry carrying up and coming designers. The Fashionliner is a mini replica of her boutique except it’s on wheels with the ability to share her favorite finds in many markets all around Colorado. Come shop the truck to experience the Evey K experience!
ELECTRIC DREAM BOUTIQUE
DENVER STREET BOUTIQUE
Electric Dream Boutique is Denver’s newest fashion truck! We aim to bring super cute, comfy clothes and accessories at a very affordable price to all those lovely ladies who work hard in the city through the week and play in the mountains on the weekends! Find out where we’re going to be through our Instagram as we pop up all around town!
The Street Boutique is a Fashion Truck selling fashionable, moderately-priced women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories across a variety of styles. Find us all around town from LoDo to RiNo, Wash Park to LoHi, Stapleton to the DTC! Want us to come to you? Schedule a ladies shopping party or lunch time office stop today!
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HEREâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S A FEW LOCAL COLLECTION STARTERS. Picked My Battles Pin $12.50, Unicorn Pin $11.50, Michael Jackson Pin $11.50, Flaming Heart Pin $11.50; Hope Tank. Arts + Cats Button $5 set of 2, Map Button $6 set of 3, Henri + Evelyn Button $6 set of 3, Cat Butt Pin $12; Fancy Tiger. Pearl Denim Jacket $148; Evey K Fashionliner.
Pisitano Bazel Ring $75, Diamond Gemstone Ring; Lady Jones. Moon Ring $7, Triangle Opal Ring $15, BoEm Precious Stone Ring $12; Apricot Lane. Nellie Bar Opal Ring; Sterre. Fuck It Ring $28; Lux & Luca.
Stack your style with minimal metallics, delicate stones, and romantic rings that make a statement.
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Open Flower Lace Ring $92, Vales and Dots Ring $44, Diamond Bar Ring, Ana Eye Ring; Sterre. Stackable Rings $16 each, Amethyst Gem Ring $26, Leaf Ring $7; Apricot Lane. Rose Gold Wrap Ring; Lux & Luca. Hammered Gold Ring $38; Lady Jones.
On Kelly: Black Ruffle Sleeve Sweater $40, Tassel Earrings $12; Apricot Lane.
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Tucked into the mountains off Highway I-70 sits Coloradoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ski country, a destination for tourists, a home for locals, and a quick getaway for city dwellers. Visit for day or schedule a weekend full of activities both on and off the mountain slopes. Jump between mountain towns that cater to both families and adventurers alike.
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Frisco Inn on Galena 106 Galena St. Frisco, CO
Dillon Dam Brewery
100 Little Dam St. Dillon, CO @dillondambrewery
Find yourself a little more relaxed than usual at this quaint Bed and Breakfast that includes daily happy hour with live music, breakfast souffles you wish you had the skills to execute, and an indoor and outdoor jacuzzi that eases in all four seasons. With over 30 years in business, the locally owned and operated inn is the perfect spot to rest your adventurous body after a long day out and about.
From a few humble beers to more than a dozen on tap and a menu that satisfies adventurous appetites with hearty dishes, Dillon Dam Brewery is the perfect spot to enjoy your brew with a view. Keeping brews within Summit and Eagle counties makes this beer a truly local treat.
Butterhorn Bakery + Cafe
320 E. Main St. Frisco, CO Indulge in a dinner that you’ll remember. Rustic, Bagalis’ hand tossed pizzas, homemade country bread, and house made pastas paired with local ingredients are just some of the tasty dishes to try at the locally owned Italian bistro.
125 S. Main Breckenridge, CO @rubyjane.valleygirlboutique From 17 to 70 year olds, the multi-level Valley Girl Boutique offers a wide range of mountain chic wearable layers that are easy to match with accessories that make a statement.
408 Main St. Frisco, CO Breakfast and brunch crowds flock to Butterhorn Bakery and Cafe for fluffy eggs, whole wheat pancakes, buttery biscuits topped with sausage gravy, and coffee that just keeps on comin’. The sometimes short wait is worth your time to try this Main St. staple.
Ruby Jane Boutique
232 S. Main St. Breckenridge, CO @rubyjane.valleygirlboutique Easily find the subtle rustic home good touch you’ve been looking for at Ruby Jane Boutique. The labyrinth of candles, books, vases, trinkets, and gifts for every occasion will keep you interested for more as you peruse your way through the cute Main St. cottage.
505 S. Main St. Suite B4b @lolojuicebreck Sip on something fruity or dig into the only Acai bowl you can get in Breck. The local juicery offers fuel in the form of fruit smoothies, bowls, wraps, salads and soups that fill and healthfully satisfy.
416 E. Main St. Frisco, CO @colisco_wearables
Compromising style for adventure isn’t an option at Colisco boutique. Housed in a former World War II hangar, locally designed yoga pants made out of recycled water bottles and shirts with bug repelling technology are just a couple of smart items you’ll find in this lifestyle boutique for both men and women.
Vintage Sweet & Chic
215 S. Main St. Breckenridge, CO @vintagebohoindielove
Luxurious vintage finds mixed with boho inspired accents transcend you into a wanderlust state in Vintage Sweet & Chic. From well curated vintage furs to locally made Macrame wall art using locally harvested wood from Dillon, this locally owned shop is full of treasures to take home.
Denver to Dillon 70 Miles | 1 hr 20 min
Dillon to Frisco 6 Miles | 15 min
Frisco to Breckenridge 10 Miles | 20 min
Meet the Local Maker
Connie Elder is no stranger to selling or skincare. After selling a skincare line on QVC for more than ten years, she sold the brand and developed Peak10 Skin two years ago in Breckenridge with a mixture of tried, true, and new formulas. Peak10 Skin now has products for treating everything from teenage acne to maturing skin, all perfectly formulated for the dry, arid climate of Colorado. Manufactured in the USA with super concentrated high quality active ingredients that contain no parabens, no added fragrances, and no gluten, a little goes a long way. And since Connie’s worked side by side with the spa owners and estheticians that carry her products, you know you’re getting proven quality products for treatment from spa to home.
PLACES TO FIND PEAK10 SKINCARE Breckenridge Soothe Spa at Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Harmony Health & Wellness Massage & Spa
Frisco Sue Lane Beauty Anew You
124 S. Main St. Breckenridge, CO @arabellabreckenridge
“She is clothed in strength and dignity” is the proverb and mission statement behind the family owned and operated Arabella Boutique on the Main St. of Breckenridge. The stylish boutique offers a chic collection of pieces that fit both mother and daughter tastes while providing an empowering shopping
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Diane Harty Millinery
Cool River Coffee House
Foote’s Rest Sweet Shop
Shoe Inn Boutique
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Stork & Bear
610 Main St. Frisco, CO @storkandbearco Multi-generational shopping is often experienced at the 31 year old children’s boutique that caters to Colorado’s active kids. In addition to a personalized experience and complimentary shoe measuring services, the locally owned shop is host to an annual kid’s bike race benefitting Flight for Life Colorado raising over $30,000 to date.
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The ease of social media selling means direct sales companies, peddling everything from printed leggings that have a cult following to powders, herbs, and oils to cure every woe, are on the rise. But are they a scam or a side-hustlers saving grace?
If there was a job that offered you unimaginable earning potential, the chance to travel the world, flexible hours that you made yourself, and ownership of your own business, all while you were working from home in your pajamas, would you say it’s too good to be true? For millions of direct sellers across the U.S., it’s a daily reality. Direct sales companies offer everything from beauty products and clothing to kitchenware and health insurance services. The business model relies on distributors, who pay a small fee to sign up, to sell directly to customers. Distributors earn money by selling products through old school methods like catalogs and in-person parties where potential customers have the opportunity to sample products, or through more modern approaches like social media or websites, or by recruiting other sellers beneath them and earning commissions off what their recruits sell. A direct sales company and multi-level marketing company are not one and the same. Multi-level marketing companies are usually direct sales companies but with the added caveat that members earn commissions and bonuses based off the number of other sellers they bring in. If they recently seem more prevalent, it’s not imagined. The Direct Selling Association currently represents over 140 U.S. based member companies and there are more than 20 million people involved in direct selling just in the United States. In the U.S. alone, sales volume grew from $29.6 billion to $34.47 billion from 2008 to 2014 and the amount of sellers grew from 15.1 million in the U.S. to 18.2 million in the same time period. The growth for these types of companies is steadily outpacing the growth of more traditional retail sales and, when we consistently see big box stores closing locations and sharing losses, would-be entrepreneurs are
taking notice. Now is the time to jump in. “LimeLight is experiencing hyper growth. I knew that one day, LimeLight will be just as widespread as companies like Mary Kay or Arbonne; a household name. But by that time, I would be at the top,” Sara Duffey, a makeup artist turned Limelight by Alcone representative, says of her decision to take the leap into direct sales nearly a year ago. Nearly 90% of the 2013 DSN Global 100 companies rely on the recruitment model for direct sellers, which allows sellers to earn from their own efforts as well as off those they train and recruit. Sellers are encouraged to recruit members but most say that’s not their focus. “I focus on a mixture of sales and recruiting,” says an anonymous representative for scent brand Scentsy. “You never want to become too focused on one because you want a well-rounded, healthy business.” For Sara Duffey, “When I first started and did not have a team, my focus was a mostly on sales and a little on recruitment. As I have grown, my responsibilities have shifted. Team leadership, coaching and mentorship is a significant part of my time.“ Others sell at events, like local business expos or markets or pop-ups inside other local businesses. For L’Erin Stortz, a rep for wellness brand Isagenix, her sales come for a mixture of sources. “Social Media is about 75% of my business, Health and wellness Expos or Healthy Happy Hour pop-ups at local gyms are about 10%, referrals are about 5%, and our team events and online
earnings are directly based on sales, and therefore, their own effort. Most companies don’t cap earnings, meaning you can make as much as you put into your business. Many have special recognition for sellers who have sold more than $1 million annually or in lifetime sales. Some sellers just really, really like the products they represent. They may have started as customers and been recruited to sales either for the added income or for the perks and discounts that come along with becoming a seller. For Jen Bailey, she chose Rodan + Fields because “my own personal results have been better than I thought was possible. I knew it was a product I could stand behind.” Continued support and education from parent companies is also key for many direct sellers. Instead of going at their communities are the remainder.” business completely alone, they have a company behind Just who’s joining these companies? An overwhelming them ready to offer training materials, marketing help and majority, 74%, of direct sellers in 2014 were women. A inspiration. Most companies offer an online training or whopping 22% were Hispanic. (By comparison, the U.S. resource center with everything from pre-created social population was 18% Hispanic in 2014, according to the U.S. media marketing materials, webinars and courses to online Census Bureau.) These trends show that direct sales does networking opportunities. Top direct selling companies offer offer opportunities for groups who might not otherwise be yearly training conferences or networking conventions for involved in entrepreneurship, as well as opportunities for growth. Millennials are more favorable toward direct selling sellers to learn from top performers, connect with other sellers and learn about new product releases. When asked what her than other generations and 21.4% of sellers are ages 25-34. host business provides, wellness brand Isagenix seller L’Erin With many looking for a side hustle to pay down debt or save for big expenses, direct sales offers the lure of potential Stortz shares “Everything! That’s the genius part. When you start your own company with anything else, you have to income. create your website, marketing, etc.. Isagenix provides you This business model has proven it’s staying power and with everything! All the tools, your own website, your own become increasingly popular for a variety of reasons. The marketing material, merchandise, trainings nightly with top start-up costs associated with the majority of direct sales leaders, everything.” companies are surprisingly low, with most requiring just Many direct sellers feel the support they receive from other a couple hundred dollars to purchase initial inventory, sellers in their companies makes this job stand out from training and marketing materials, and access to support others. Says Sara Duffey, “Each team and it’s leaders do a great from their parent company. Jen Bailey, a Rodan + Fields deal to comprehensively come alongside and mentor their skincare consultant, says “I bought a starter kit for $695. team members. We have a very strong family mentality here. There were opportunities to get started for as little as $45 A true sisterhood. It is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced.” but I wanted more product in order to let friends sample the different options.” Some require no initial investment at The corporate office of Scentsy echos her statement. “This all and allow sellers to take orders without buying inventory business is all about support. We call ourselves a Scentsy family because we’re there to encourage and inspire each other, no themselves. By comparison, other business models can require thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars matter what.” in initial investment. And then there’s the perks of a job well done. Many direct Overhead and operating costs for running a direct sales sales companies offer monetary bonuses for sales targets business can also be lower than other businesses. Since reached. Others offer trips, like fragrance brand Scentsy, which sales are done from home, there’s no need for a brick and plans to take consultants on a seven day Mediterranean cruise mortar retail or office space. The low cost to entry is a low in June 2018. For consultants who earn enough points from cost to operate. Sellers are increasingly using social media sales and other consultants, this trip can be all expenses paid. to market themselves and directly sell products. Profiles are free to set up and use. And with an estimated 2 out of 5 Americans learning about new brands and products from social networking sites and with the rise of influencer marketing and bloggers, social media is ripe for selling. “I conduct my business 95% via social media. Specifically – Facebook,” admits Sara Duffey, who goes ‘live’ on Facebook three times a week to share a tutorial or tips on products. For many, the flexibility offered by being your own boss and scheduling your own work hours means the ability to earn extra money while being able to focus on other responsibilities. Most of the work for direct sales is done at home, at your own pace, and is flexible for those with family responsibilities or who are just looking to supplement other income sources. Flexibility isn’t limited just to working when and where you choose; income potential is flexible. Seller’s
Seller’s earnings are directly based on sales, and therefore, their own effort. Most companies don’t cap earnings, meaning you can make as much as you put into your business.
Recognition like this can be hard to come by from a traditional job. For the many upsides, there’s also a number of downsides. Many direct sellers fight the stigma that they’re involved with pyramid schemes, a type of investment where paying participants recruit more participants and earn money back from the participants that join later, especially when so many companies utilize a multi-level marketing hierarchy. While there is no federal definition of a pyramid scheme, all fifty states do have laws that ban them. The Direct Sellers Association (DSA) requires that members create protections that safeguard both sellers and customers to combat the stigma. Sellers are quick to point out the legitimacy of their companies and encourage customers to do their research before buying from companies and especially before signing up as salespeople. There’s also no guarantee that investments will be recouped, let alone that any profits will be made. Reputable direct sales companies take steps to protect the investments of their sellers and help safeguard their sellers from financial loss. Companies that are part of the Direct Selling Association (DSA) have a strict Code of Ethics with requirements that member companies buy back unused inventory from sellers. However, direct sellers are still operating a business, which means it requires work. “This is not a get rich scheme. You are not going to make $10,000 your first month. If you devote time and effort, you will be successful,” says an anonymous Scentsy rep. L’Erin Stortz was quick to mention Isagenix’s income disclosure statement. “Income level achievements are dependent upon the individual's business skills, personal
ambition, time, commitment, activity and demographic factors and should not be construed as typical or average.” While some sellers create new business centric profiles or pages to sell their products, others rely on existing friends and networks to peddle products. Dozens of memes and viral blog posts have popped up in the last year with creators begging friends not to add them to yet another group or invite them to yet another party. Criticism for the sales strategies of some sellers is picking up as fast as companies’ sales. Sellers acknowledged that some sales reps were over the line when it came to making sales. “I personally had a bad taste in my mouth from previous experiences with pushy salespeople. Thankfully, with Scentsy, I’ve never once felt like I was selling anything,” said an anonymous Scentsy rep. And are people actually making money at this? The quick answer for most is, well, no. At least not enough to live off of exclusively. The majority of sellers (93.9% according to a 2013 survey by DSA) work their businesses part time and rely on other income to make ends meet. According to the DSA, the median income for a direct seller is just $200 a month. Of beauty brand Rodan + Fields’ consultants, just 1% of their more than 286,000 consultants made more than $28,000 annually - and only 56% made anything at all. For wellness brand Isagenix, just 21% of their members earned compensation from sales in 2016. The keys to success within direct sales isn’t unlike what’s necessary for any other business to succeed. Sellers must be consistent with scheduling parties, posting to social media, reaching out to customers for re-orders and recruiting others. Jen Bailey says “You get out of it what you invest in terms of time, training and networking.” Work and effort are key to building a business. “This is work - sometimes hard work. You get back what you put into it,” explains Randy Avila, a representative for clothing brand LuLaRoe. Resoundly, direct sellers would recommend this type of business to others. “I have seen many different personality types succeed at direct sales. The only regret I have is I didn’t start this business sooner,” shares Jen Bailey. “Find yourself a sponsor who is successful in his or her business. By partnering with a successful entrepreneur, the chances of success are much greater!” “It is the business of the 21 st Century! This isn’t just a trend but trailblazing the way for the next generation and creating the strongest legacy in families to pass down from generation to generation,” enthuses L’Erin Stortz. If you’d like to explore becoming a direct seller, the DSA offers a list of reputable companies
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LOCAL BOUTIQUES BAKER ABSTRACT DSM Exclusive Discount: 15% Off With Mention 84 S Broadway www.abstractdenver.com @abstractdenver $♀♂
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HIGHLANDS BILLIE DSM Exclusive Discount: $10 Off With Mention 4162 Tennyson St. www.shopbillie.com @shopbillie $♀ GOLDYN DSM Exclusive Discount: 10% Off With Mention 2040 W 30th Ave. www.shopgoldyn.com @shopgoldyn $$$ ♀ INTRIGUE BOUTIQUE 2436 W. 44th Ave. www.shopintrigueboutique.com @shopintrigueboutique $♀ JEWELIUS 2405 W. 32nd Ave. www.jewelius.com @jeweliusboutique $♀
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RUBY JANE 3616 W. 32nd Ave. www.rubyjane.com @rubyjane.valleygirlboutique $♀ STITCH BOUTIQUE DSM Exclusive Discount: 20% Off With Mention 4500 W. 38th Ave. Suite 100 www.stitchboutique.net @stitchboutiquedenver $♀
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LITTLETON SOIGNEE 2565 W. Main St. www.dressedbysoignee.com @soigneeattire ♀
LODO PATTERNS & POPS 1620 Platte St. Suite F www.patternsandpops.com @patternsandpops $♀
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JUNE RUBY DSM Exclusive Discount: 10% Off With Mention 537 Main St. Grand Junction www.juneruby.com @juneruby $♀
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RUBY JANE 232 S Main St. Breckenridge www.rubyjane.com @rubyjane.valleygirlboutique $♀
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RUBY JANE 734 Lincoln Ave. Steamboat Springs www.rubyjane.com @rubyjane.valleygirlboutique $♀
APRICOT LANE BOUTIQUE 2154 E Commons Ave. Suite 321 www.centennial.shopalb.com @apricotlanecentennial $♀
VALLEYGIRL BOUTIQUE 142 Beaver Creek Pl. Avon www.rubyjane.com @rubyjane.valleygirlboutique $♀
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NOAH BERG Photographer www.noahbergphotography.com @noahbergphotography
BEAUTY WITH NICOLE RAMIREZ Makeup Artist www.beautywithnicoleramirez.com @beautywithnicoler
BLACKSON Photographer www.blackson.co @jake_blackson
CEDAR HOUSE PHOTO Photographer www.cedarhousephoto.com @cedarhousephoto
AUTUMN CUTAIA Photographer www.autumncutaia.com @autumncutaiaphotos
GALERISA PHOTOGRAPHY Photographer www.galerisablog.com @galerisaphotog
HAIR LOVE BY MISSI Hair Stylist @hairlove_bymissi
KIM JUNDT BEAUTY Makeup Artist www.kimjbeauty.com @kimjbeauty
SAMANTHA KOCH BEAUTY Makeup Artist www.samanthakochbeauty.com JESSIE MCPHERSON Hair Stylist @jessiemcpherson_btc
KATIE LANGLEY Photographer www.ktlangleyphotography.com @kt_langley ASHLEIGH MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY Photographer www.ashleighmillerweddings.com @ashleighmillerweddings DANIELLE WEBSTER Photographer www.daniellewebster.com @daniellewebsterphotography
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INTERVIEW BY HEATHER OKIMOTO, @HEATHEROKIMOTO PHOTOS BY: DANIELLE WEBSTER, @DANIELLEWEBSTERPHOTOGRAPHY SHOT ON LOCATION AT POKA LOLA SOCIAL CLUB, @POKALOLASOCIALCLUB
We sat down with the creative couple that has taken Denver and beyond by storm with their brilliant business ideas and stunning design installations, all while raising four kids in the city. Learn a little more about these local lovers and what song would be playing if they were headed up to bat DSM: WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU HAD TO DRINK THIS MORNING?
J: “Coffee.” T: “Lemon Water.”
DSM: WHAT UNDERWATER CREATURE DO YOU IDENTIFY WITH THE MOST?
J: “Seahorse” T: “You would be a Seahorse. I like Octopus’.“
DSM: WHERE DO YOU PERSONALLY GO TO UNWIND? J: “I hop on my motorcycle head off into the mountains or through the city on my motorcycle. It’s like my church.” T: “I’m just happy when I’m not having to run around. So if I sit on the couch and put on a crappy TV show or movie, that’s my happy place.” DSM: WHAT IS THE SECRET PROFESSION YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY? J: “Stand-Up Comedian. It’s always been a dream of mine to go a an open mic night and completely bomb. But you’ve invited a few friends so it’s not completely empty and you have some people cheering.” T: “Actually to do Interior Design. I love doing it but dong it professionally would be amazing. It’s fun doing it for your own businesses but I would like to try doing it for other people.” DSM: WHAT SONG WOULD BE PLAYING IF YOU WERE WALKING UP TO BAT? J: The song that puts me in a good mood is Generique by “Miles Davis. But can you also add to mine I’d be holding whiskey and there’d be a fog machine.” T: “I always love a good Beastie Boys song. But, Soft Shock by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs ” DSM: WHAT MAKES YOU GIGGLE? J: “Honestly. Our kids. They do the silliest shit. They make us giggle but they also make us furious.” T: “Yeah the’yre funny kids.” DSM: WHAT DO YOU WISH DENVER HAD MORE OF? J: “Public Transit. Hands Down. Not more lightrail to get people into the city, but to get people around the neighborhoods.” DSM: IF YOU WERE STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN, WHAT LESSON WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOURSELF? J: “I would encourage myself to learn more about business finances. Not get a degree just more of the basics.” T: “I would trust my gut more and listen to the people that have my best interests for sure.” HEAR MORE ABOUT THIS DYNAMIC DUO AND LISTENTO THE FULL INTERVIEW AT DENVERSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM
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