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ISSUE NO. 11

@ DENVERSTYLEMAGAZINE

DENVERSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM

FASHION. STYLE. BEAUTY. COMMUNITY.


Your go to place for Gorgeous Gowns & Diva Dresses There is something to be said about feeling your best when being well dressed. SoigneĂŠ is the place where women come to achieve that desired outcome. Whether it be for a memorable event such as prom, wedding, bat mitzvah or an important marker from anniversary party to a birthday with loved ones; we're prepared to turn the ordinary into extraordinary. SoigneĂŠ has what you're looking for no matter the occasion.

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HERE’S WHAT’S UP WITH US GOOD BYE 2017!

In the four issues this year, we’ve crisscrossed the state to shop local everywhere from downtown Denver to Durango to Summit County. We’ve featured movers and shakers who are shaping retail and creating spaces to promote collaboration and community. We’ve explored the business of bloggers and influencers, why the fashion trucks have disappeared from downtown Denver streets, and how direct sales companies create their networks. However, our proudest moments have included helping local brands thrive, providing local style inspiration to readers near and far, sponsoring and hosting events, and meeting people that stop to tell us about the new boutique they’ve discovered through Denver Style Magazine. Since 2014, Denver Style Magazine has continued to grow our product features through inclusive options that are accessible, fun, and stylish for every human whether local, visiting, or just browsing. You can now shop a little easier with ‘Buyer Bubbles’ throughout our pages.

Buyer s Bubble

GENDER NEUTRAL

GREAT GIFT IDEA

CONDOM COUTURE IGNITE THE RUNWAY FASHION SHOW PHOTO BY KEN HOWARD @K3IMAGES

BUDGET FRIENDLY

With slippery streets and finicky freezes layering up without bulking up is key and we have multiple ways to wear a scarf and add on stylish staples for the fellas to prepare for colder days ahead. You’ll also find gifts in every hue for the holidays, ways to pamper others and yourself, stay cozy at home, and stylishly survive the hustle and bustle of the season. Thank you for a fabulously dynamic year and most of all, we wish you happiness, peace, and a stylish beginning of 2018. Heather Okimoto + Kelsey Bigelow

ISSUE NO. 11 ABOUT US For a full list of distribution sites, please visit www.denverstylemagazine.com. Denver Style Magazine is operated locally by Denver Style Magazine, LLC, an independently Woman Co-Owned and operated publication located in Denver, CO. Although some parts of this publication may be reproduced and reprinted, we require that prior permission be obtained in writing.

FALL MIX + MINGLE AT APRICOT LANE BOUTIQUE CENTENNIAL PHOTO BY KRISTIINA CRAVEN @KRISTIINACRAVEN

We do not endorse the views expressed in the articles and advertisements, nor are we responsible for the products and services advertised. We welcome your ideas and feedback and work diligently to produce a publication that can be enjoyed by all! Promote + Contact: ads.denverstylemagazine.com Info: info@denverstylemagazine.com Ads: ads@denverstylemagazine.com Editor: eic@denverstylemagazine.com We are located in The Studio at 4950 Washington St. Suite 200 Denver, CO 80216 OOPSIES!

DRESS FOR SUCCESS OPEN DOORS PROJECT FASHION SHOW PHOTO BY KEN HOWARD @K3IMAGES

We incorrectly listed Edgar Page’s Instagram on our staff page. His correct Instagram is @edgarlpage. We used the incorrectly edited photo on ‘Lash Out.’


5 WAYS TO WEAR

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HYGGE AT HOME

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PLAYING WITH MY DOG IN THE SNOW!

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WINTER ACTIVITY?

CONTRIBUTORS AMBER VAN COURT

MARIA FERMIN

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@BEAUTYTIPSBYML

JORDAN JACKSON

TIFFANY CANDELERIA

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KRISTIINA CRAVEN

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JAE ALLYCE

NOAH BERG

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GINA KHRESTOV

@KT_LANGLEY

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MAKING PEPPERMINT BARK WHILE SIPPING ON HOT CHOCOLATE AND WATCHING “THE HOLIDAY.”

What’s your

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@DENVERSHEWROTE

BAKING WITH THE KIDS + EATING PICNIC STYLE BY THE FIREPLACE!

We asked our contributors

SHELBY MURRY

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MODELS CHASE WATKINS

LAURA PETERSON

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JORDAN WRIGHT

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LOGAN RANHOFER

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SHAYLA PREESHL

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@SHAYLA_PREESHL

ENJOYING THE BEAUTY OF THE SNOW AND SNOWBOARDING DOWN OUR BEAUTIFUL ROCKY MOUNTAINS.


BRONCO’S GAME DAY STYLE STRAIGHT FROM THE STADIUM PHOTOS BY: GINA (GALINA) KHRESTSOV, GALERISA PHOTOGRAPHY, @galerisaphotog PHOTOGRAPHED ON LOCATION AT SPORTS AUTHORITY FIELD AT MILE HIGH

Kelsey Bliss @kbliss3

Alex Bliss @alexbliss_

Amber Bliss @bliss_amber

STREET

Angel Grand

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Eric Neuhaus

Donna Trujillo @mountaingirlvail Malissa Sim @msim0531 Nicole Corimer @nickisawthis


Robert Garner @rescuerobbronco

Dave Davis

Catherine Highland @cathighland

Ken Castaneda, Bruce Dorrough Clayton Spears @broncoken

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Jose Calvo @calvo_widit Michelle Long

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Melissa Gomez @mells_bells18


Beyond Cool

Accessories complete your look and a stylish hat is an easy way to top it off. Throw it on and tilt it back for an unperfect look.

The Substitute

Substitute your everyday jacket with a thick flannel so the chill of the evening doesn’t slow you down.

The Run Out

Adding a hoodie to the equation is a separation of style and fashion. The perfect (stylish) look to run out to the grocery store as the temperature declines.

Playful Business

Joggers and a (solid) button up plays well together by mixing two seperate lifestyle pieces.

LAY ER UP

FOUR WAYS TO WEATHER FINICKY WEATHER

PHOTOGRAPHED BY: BRIEN HOLLOWELL @brienhollowell WRITTEN AND STYLED BY MEN’S CONTRIBUTOR: JOHN CHAPMAN IV @johnchapmanthefourth MODELED BY: MARTIN DOSS

On Martin: Grey Joggers, $55, Flannel Button Down, $64; Spruce Men’s Boutique. White Button Down, $60, Hoodie, $45; Lawrence & Larimer. Hat, $120; Goorin Bros Denver.

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FIVE SCA

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FUNCT IONAL, FASHIO NABLE , BUT MOST IMPOR TANTLY, FLEXIB LE ENOUG H FOR SPORT S OUTDO OR AND IN.

PHOTOGRAPHED BY: JANESSA VALENTINE @janessavalentinephotography HAIR BY: ANNA EMBREY, Ruth and James Salon @ruthandjamessalon MAKEUP BY: NICOLE RAMIREZ, Beauty with Nicole @beautywithnicoler MODELED BY: LOGAN RANHOFER @loganranhofer LAUREN MULLINS @laurenandrews.co // SHIELA DEFOREST @milehighfashions SYDNEY HULSE @alwaysoverdressedsyd // CHASE WATKINS @chaseme_ SHOT ON LOCATION AT ACE EAT • SERVE @ace_eat_serve

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BUDGET FRIENDLY

AS AN

On Sydney: Scarf, $24 ; Spruce Men’s Boutique. Leather Pants, Black Blouse, $88, Tobacco Suede Booties, $168; billie boutique. Suiting Jacket, $135; Lady Jones. Dangle Gold Earrings, $55; Rustic Thread

AS A On Logan: Scarf Wrap Star, $32 ; Midnight Rambler. Black Cable Knit Sweater, $55, Silver Hazel Ray Earrings; Intrigue Boutique. Skinny Jeans, $188, Stone Stud Loafers, $185; Lady Jones.

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AS A GENDER NEUTRAL

On Sheila: Plaid Scarf, $24; Spruce Men’s Boutique. Denim Romper Dress, $40, Earrings, $18; Intrigue Boutique. Ruffle Sleeve Dress, $79; billie boutique.

AS A On Lauren: Oversized Scarf, $30, Exotic Velvet Booties, $80; Intrigue Boutique. Black Skirt, $138, Jewel Neck Tee, $72, Swing Coat, $382; Anna Festa. Hoop Earrings, $32; Rustic Thread.

AS AN GREAT GIFT IDEA

On Chase: Plaid Scarf, $24, Sweater, $89, Beanie, $24, Skinny Jeans $60; Spruce Men’s Boutique.


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masked

M U LT I

WRITTEN BY SKINCARE CONTRIBUTOR: MARIA FERMIN @beautytipsbyml PHOTOGRAPHED BY: JENNA SPARKS @jenna.sparks.photography

masking routine complexion.

UPDATE YOUR WITH FACE MASKS (& A DIY MASK RECIPE) TO PERFECT YOUR Face masks are a very important step in the skincare routine, especially because they can target a specific need or skin concerns. Sheet masks, mix your own face masks and DIY face masks are a game changer for the skin and one of the biggest beauty trends this year.

masked H Y D R AT I O N

If you have dry, dehydrated skin, this product is for you! Its antioxidant-rich, conditioning ingredients will help restore skin’s appearance and elasticity, improving your overall skin health. Directions: Apply a smooth, even layer to skin after cleansing and toning. Leave on for 10 minutes and then remove with a soft, damp cloth or allow to absorb for added hydration.

Refining Mask, $44, Restorative Mask, $56; Glo Skin Beauty.

GENDER NEUTRAL

N AT U R E MADE

mask

This mask blends together exfoliating agents and fragrances found in nature. Directions: Apply mask to face in a circular motion, leave on for 20 minutes and then rinse off with cool water.

OY-L Exfoliating Manuka Mask, $60; Aillea Beauty. BUDGET FRIENDLY

mask

MIX YOUR OWN

Clay is a natural ingredient that draws out impurities and toxins with its naturally absorptive abilities. This gently cleansing and soothing exfoliating mask it’s perfect for irritated, dry and blemishprone skin.

Clay Mask (GOLD), $24; Fig & Yarrow

Directions: You can add your favorite liquid to a small amount of clay powder; like raw honey, pure aloe, floral water, cold-pressed juice, tea, or whatever you desire to create your unique mask. Apply to skin and allow to set until dry; then rinse off with warm water.

TA R G E T &

troubleshoot

This mask was specially formulated with active ingredients to target the most troublesome blemishes and oily areas. The formula draws out excess oil and impurities from the skin, unclogs pores and helps prevent future blockage. Maria is using:Therapeutic Calm + Purify Mask, $32, Oxygen Revitalizing Mask, $36; Peak10 Skincare.

Directions: Apply to clean skin avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 15-20 minutes or until dry. Then remove with a damp cloth.

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Ingredients: ½ cup uncooked ¼ cup of water GREAT oatmeal 1 tablespoon pure GIFT ½ cup milk honey IDEA Directions: Mix all the ingredients in a small saucepan and • cook over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes. Let it cool and apply all over face and neck, relax for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.

DIY

oatmeal-honey FA C E M A S K


Game Day Gear PHOTOGRAPHED BY: JAE ALLYCE @jae_allyce STYLED BY: DELPHINE GENNISSON @delphine.style

BUDGET FRIENDLY

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Cropped Sweater, $48; Velvet Wolf Boutique. White Sleeveless Top, $70, Denim Culottes, $80; Velvet Clutch, $52, Booties, $55, Sunglasses, $14, Whale Bottle Opener, $10; Intrigue Boutique. Portable Razor, $14; GlamourBar. Nail Polish, $12; Pink’s Denver. Candle, $14; Rooted Boutique.


GENDER NEUTRAL

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

SHOW YOUR HOME TEAM PRIDE WITH WINNING LOOKS THAT ARE PERFECT FOR GAME DAYS ANYWHERE.

Authentic Replica Bronco’s Jersey $150, Sneakers $120; DVSN West. Pom Pom $12, Panties $24; Pink’s Denver. Body Butter $26; Glow For A Cause. Hot Hot Hot Matches $10; Patterns & Pops. Girls’ Broncos Tee $30; Little Wolf Boutique. Dish Party Stud Earrings $85; Lady Jones. Plaid Scarf $25; Electric Dream Boutique. Handcream $18; GlamourBar. Large Tote $98; Rooted Boutique.


MEET ME ON THE CORNER of 1 5T H & P L AT T E S T. PHOTOGRAPHED BY: KATIE LANGLEY, KT LANGLEY PHOTOGRAPHY @kt_langley WRITTEN BY: AMBER VAN COURT @amberbutbetter

PATTERNS & POPS

BRIDER

ARMITAGE & MCMILLAN

A NOOK FULL OF UNIQUE SMALL BUSINESS GEMS WITH BIG STYLE, PERSONALITY AND FLAVOR. SALON DENVER

COMMON ERA

Nestled between LoDo and LoHi and just Northwest of Confluence Park sits the South Platte Shopping District. They’ve got options to wake you up in the morning with coffee, tea, and doughnuts. Then there’s great daytime shops for delicious seasonal lunches, ice cream, yoga, clothes shopping, and more! And finally, the fun doesn’t stop at dusk; there are restaurants, bars, and breweries to quench your thirst, whatever that may be.

DENVER BEER CO.

HABIT DOUGHNUT

SOUS LE LIT

This is a place you’ll want to spend some time at. The neighborhood is a great mix of old and new; the Big Chief Bottling Co. building dominates the West side of Platte St. filled with a range of shops. Across the road there are newer buildings bustling with apartments and businesses. And of course, it’s Denver, so there’s new construction happening too. Don’t let that stop you though, the businesses are open and worth checking out on this vibrant corner.

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SCRIBBLES

COMMON ERA

This stationery and invitation boutique offers cards, stationery, paper goods, and a bridal suite for picking out the perfect wedding invitations. The greeting cards are especially worth checking out, there’s one for every occasion.

This clothing boutique is full of modern, on-trend clothing and accessories with traditional and plus-sizes available together on the rack, so everyone can shop together. They also offer styling services; need an outfit for that interview, date, whatever? They can help.

2368 15th Street

PATTERNS & POPS 1620 Platte Street

COMMON ERA

CARBON CAFE & BAR

Want a store that’s accessible anywhere? This is your place; a mobile boutique fashion truck turned brick-and-mortar store with online and Instagram shopping. The owners want women to find lively and fun clothing anywhere.

ARMITAGE & MCMILLAN

1550 Platte Street

A men’s boutique with clothing, shoes and accessories fit for a day in the mountains and a night in the city (or vice versa). With corners of the store dedicated to glasses (just bring in your prescription) and local home goods, they’re helping with all kinds of style needs.

SUSHI SASA 2401 15th Street

ARMITAGE & MCMILLAN

SCRIBBLES

With 13 years under their belt, this restaurant continues to offer high-quality seafood, traditional sushi, and Japanese cuisine. The serene restaurant offers table dining or seating at the sushi bar for lunch and dinner.

THE INSIDE SCOOP 1535 15th Street

20 homemade flavors of ice cream daily from toffee to honey-lavender. With soups and paninis this shop is good for all types of weather and tastes. This is one of two locations (the other is in Littleton).

THE INSIDE SCOOP

BRIDER

1644 Platte Street

THE HOUSE OF COMMONS SALON DENVER

A rotisserie focused on seasonal fare by the team that brought you ACORN and OAK. Quality made-from-scratch food that will make you forget it’s a casual restaurant. Along with delicious eats, they offer coffee and a bar with a Happy Hour 3-6pm every day.

HABIT DOUGHNUTS + CARBON CAFE & BAR 2368 15th Street

Flavor and attitude, and good times flow between these sister shops. Habit has some amazing award-winning doughnuts with whiskey pairings (you heard it!). Carbon is a funky café with a great cup of coffee and in the afternoons they turn to Carbon After Dark, a bar with an array of drinks and beers.

PATTERNS & POPS

BRIDER

1453 Platte Street

SOUS LE LIT

1620 Platte Street

In French “Sous le lit” means you never know what misplaced treasure you’ll find under your bed. And this store is full of treasures. You can search through the racks or ask for style advice. The owner’s passion for fun in fashion and fair wages make this a great stop.

SALON DENVER 1744 Platte Street

With a 25 year history in Denver, this salon keeps up with the latest trends and strives to offer an amazing customer experience by treating you like family. Stop on by for your hair and nail needs.

THE HOUSE OF COMMONS 2401 15th Street

Owner, Jessica, wanted to create a peaceful space with a taste of her English home. This tea house does just that with décor that’s an ode to England. Stop by for afternoon tea or just some tasty teas, baked goods, and sandwiches.

JUST BE KITCHEN 2364 15th Street

New kid on the block, Just BE is killing it with a mission to help you achieve your best by fueling your body with their tasty eats. It’s so easy to eat healthy with their fresh food served fast, that won’t leave you wanting.

DENVER BEER CO. 1695 Platte Street

Innovative and old-world-style beer meet fresh ingredients for delicious ales and lagers at this microbrewery. They’re focused on the Denver community, this is a place where you can have a drink, support a cause, and get involved.

Check Out These Hot Spots: KINDNESS YOGA 1539 Platte Street

GALVANIZE DENVER 1644 Platte Street

SAVORY SPICE SHOP 1537 Platte Street


GIVE LUXURIOUS

gifts

TO: YOSELF FROM: YOSELF HAVE MORE FUN FOR

a bit longer

GENDER NEUTRAL

A complete set of all natural luxurious body care from head to ahhhhhh. Relaxation Gift Set, $42.75; Spinster Sisters Co.

RELAX AND

unwind

Keep your locks looking better than basic with a specialized formula to keep your tresses on track. UNITE Blonda Gift Set, $55; GlamourBar.

Grab & Go

BEAUTY GIFT SETS

G R EAT GIFT IDEA

PHOTOGRAPHED BY: JAE ALLYCE @jae_allyce STYLED BY: DELPHINE GENNISSON @delphine.style

Act surprised when you receive this manicure kit with everything you need to #TreatYoSelf including herbal tea, mug, and natrual nail care basics. Treat Yourself Nail Kit, $100; Base Coat Nail Salon. Shipping Extra.

HAVE IT

all

SEND YOURSELF

a treat

BUDGET FR I E N D LY

Get everything you need to create a flawless look anytime of day in an easy to carry all natural beauty palette. RMS Signature Set in Pop, $44; Aillea Pure Trusted Beauty.

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A classic kit with a timeless scent for adventures near and far. Essential Travel Body Care Set, $49; Perch Denver.

LIVE LIFE

lavish


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otherhood is busy. With six kids at five schools, we’re running all over town for sports, clubs, friends, and commitments. During the winter months though, we intentionally slow it all down with the purpose of reconnecting as a family.

What I didn’t realize is we were engaging in the Danish lifestyle of hygge (hoo-ga). Have you heard of it?

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Hygge isessentially the art of building sanctuary while inviting closeness and paying attention to what makes us feel open-hearted and alive. It’s creating connection and warmth while celebrating the every day. It’s slowing down and enjoying one another. Colorado winters are the perfect time to infuse this concept into our homes. Slipping on luxuriously thick wraps over silken or velvety chemise and pants that feel as if heaven breathed the fibers into place. Our kids snuggling into oversized sweaters and cozy pajamas, our spouse coming home from work and sliding into indulgent-feeling leisurewear. I’m not saying break-the-bank and buy a whole new wardrobe for


Hygge Home at

WRITTEN BY: TERESA SWANSTROM ANDERSON @teresaswanstromanderson PHOTOGRAPHED BY: KRISTIINA CRAVEN @kristiinacraven HAIR AND MAKEUP BY: KAT THOMAS @katprostudio HOME STYLED BY: KATIE FRUCHTMAN, PRETTY LIFE DESIGNS @prettylifedesigns GREENERY BY: SOMETHING STYLED EVENTS @somethingstyledco

The Anderson Family is wearing lounging around home. What I am encouraging though is investing in a few Ezekiel: Jogger Pants, $60; MAM Couture. Holy Shirt, $38; DVSN West. items that feel so good on, your brain immediately recognizes it’s time to toss Elsabet: Ayla PJ Set, $39.50; Nest. aside the busyness of life. Things which when donning, you can’t help but Teresa: Pajama Set, $130; Sol Lingerie. want to curl up by the fireplace and read a book to your kids or pull out a Anton: “Smart Kid” Tee, $29; Nest. Imani: Ceder Brown PJ Set, $42; Nest. puzzle or board game. As a mom, our days feel long…but we all know the reality is the years are far Ben: Striped Tee, $50, Camo Shorts, $65; DVSN West. Laith: “Taco Life” Tee, $29, Pocket Pants, $32; Nest. too short. Let’s not get so wrapped up in activity and hustling that we forget Abreham: Sage Tee, $40; DVSN West. Joggers, $60; MAM Couture. to breathe and exhale and hunker down. Because it’s these little moments built upon each other that will be remembered and friendship within family GREAT BUDGET is formed. 1 6 NGEEUNTDREARL GIFT FR I E N D LY IDEA


PHOTOGRAPHED BY: NOAH BERG, NOAH BERG PHOTOGRAPHY @noahbergphotography WRITTEN BY: TIFFANY CANDELERIA @AutumnArcher55 HAIR AND MAKEUP BY: SADIE ROSE @sadierose.stylist, THE STORY BRICK @thestorybrick

MEET THE: BLOGGER / PAINTER / CREATIVE

LAURA KRUDENER AMONG THE C O L O R S

Multitalented artist Laura Krudener fell in love with Denver’s RiNo Art District long before it became the thriving, hip scene it is today. Since then, her paintings have received national recognition, appearing on the cover of NYC Cottages & Garden’s magazine and in homes and workplaces throughout New York and Colorado. Krudener’s largest painting to date, “Forever Colliding” was acquired by the City of Denver for their permanent collection at the Colorado Convention Center. In addition to painting, Krudener now runs a blog and a newly opened gallery/event space, which was featured in the 2016 September issue of Elle magazine, and has received recognition in Westword’s 100 Colorado Creatives. Krudener grew up in a very small town in rural North Carolina, where from an early age she loved making things. “When I was in Girl Scouts, I actually took home the Instructor’s Book of Badges and spent my entire summer completing every art and craft project at home. By the end of summer, I had earned enough badges to cover both sides of my sash.” The idea for the name Among the Colors came when Krudener was considering a script tattoo to represent what the creative process meant to her. “The words come from one of my favorite poets Rainer Marie Rilke, ‘Painting takes place among the colors. One has to leave them alone completely, so that they can settle the matter

among themselves.’ This quote speaks to the freedom that comes from the creative process, the surrender that happens when we are completely in the zone. This freedom of expression is what inspires me to make things - art, food, even they way I get dressed in the morning. This creative freedom is what Among the Colors is all about.” Krudener’s blog features weekly original content focusing on art, fashion and wellness. “With my background in art and fashion, I wanted a platform to discuss my passion in these areas as well as my affection for cooking seasonal gluten free recipes, my love for the wellness communities, and my travel adventures.” She is very selective about who and what she features in her blog. Her love for fashion led her to work in textile design and trend forecasting for over ten years before starting her blog. “I have always loved following designers and brands’ stories and trends. Textiles and trends tell a story, they have a history. I feel what we wear gives us an opportunity to be part of that story 1 7 and in turn,

express our own narrative.” Krudener describes her style as Contemporary Bohemian explaining, “It is both a style and a mindset of following your own artistic expression of living life. Contemporary Bohemian is the attitude of the modern creative who puts their own personal expression on whatever they do.” When Krudener enrolled for undergraduate college at Appalachian State University, she had an extensive portfolio of acrylic paintings and drawings and chose to double major in Painting and Dance, two things she started at the age of three. “Those first two years of school I lived in the art studios at night and took every class I could get my hands on that had to do with drawing and painting and spent the rest of my time dancing and choreographing.” The following year Krudener took her passion to the next level and moved across the country to attend San Francisco Art Institute’s BFA program for painting at the age of 19. After completion, she started her Master’s Program in Painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. “The program I took was three years and by the end I was painting in a style very similar to how I work still today.” During her schooling, Krudener also spent time living in Boulder, CO with her boyfriend (now husband) and would show her art anywhere and everywhere. It wasn’t until she finished her Master’s in 2009 that she got her first real gallery show with Space Gallery in Denver. She then gained representation by Plus Gallery and fell in love with the creative energy of RiNo, which led her to get a studio at TAXI in 2011. Four years later, Krudener was able to quit her office design job of over 10 years and pursue her creative work full time. “Having worked with designers and brands all over the country and various design teams, I was really eager to become my own creative director and be the one calling all the shots.” Krudener built up her blog and continued to work hard at pursuing her passions to the point where she was able to open her very own art gallery. ATC DEN opened exactly two years after she started her blog, which Krudener says was a complete coincidence, “I was going to plan a blog anniversary party, but instead was fortunate enough to have my gallery space ready to open right at that two-year mark. The grand opening party was one of the most monumental days of my life, we were overwhelmed with support from our friends and the community at large!” ATC DEN will operate as a mixed-use creative space for art exhibits, workshops, photo and video shoots, as well as private event rental. Krudener explains, “It is the brick and mortar expression of my blog Among the Colors; a creative space that is a contemporary art gallery for featuring local and national artists, both emerging and established.” With a curatorial focus around the relationship between art and wellness, these exhibitions will also feature a different interactive community event each month related to the artwork being showcased. “Starting my own business as a blogger and now as a gallery owner of ATC DEN, in addition to my fine art career has been the biggest adventure of my life. Art has taken me everywhere, from a small town in North Carolina across the country to California, and landed me in the middle of Denver’s growing art community in RiNo.” Krudener invites everyone to visit her blog and her gallery to partake in the passion and thoughtfulness she has imbued them with, with the hope to enrich and inspire the art of everyday life.

“It is really important to me that Among the Colors be 100% authentic to what I love and believe in. I have worked hard to find and collaborate with brands, people, and products that I want to support and uplift.”

ATC DEN is located at 3420 Larimer St. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday 12pm-5pm. Sign up for their newsletter to stay in the loop on all upcoming events and exhibitions at www.atcden.com


GENDER NEUTRAL

Red Sunglasses, $195, Texture Paste, $22; Armitage & McMillan. Red Wallet, $42; Hailee Grace. Ruffle Sweater, $80, Earrings; Intrigue Boutique. Sugar Handcream $18, Portable Shaver, $14.99; GlamourBar. Gift Set, $46.25; Spinster Sisters. Teal Nike Windbreaker, $100; DVSN West. Cutout Yoga Pants, $72; Velvet Wolf.

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OPULENT COMFORT COMES IN EVERY

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GREAT GIFT IDEA

Vintage Silk Kimono, $425; Goldyn. Glasses, $10, Silk Hat, $18; Pink’s Denver. Candle, $12; Rooted Boutique. Scarf, $18; Patterns & Pops. Velvet Booties, $55; Intrigue Boutique.

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Sunglasses, $225; Moxie. Cropped Coral Sweater, $48; Velvet Wolf. Denim Jacket, $64; Intrigue Boutique. Bronco Tee, $30; Little Wolf. Grey Cashmere Sweater, $298; Perch Denver. Sneakers, $100; DVSN West.

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trends Beanie, $70; Armitage & McMillan. Rust Denim, $94; Rooted Boutique. Fox Sweatshirt, $35, Necklace, $36; Intrigue Boutique. Candle, $38; Moxie. Orange Blouse, $195; Perch Denver. Wrap Bracelet, $60; Hailee Grace.v

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colors

BUDGET FRIENDLY

Romper, $40; Electric Dream Boutique. Bicycle Onsie, $28; Little Wolf Boutique. Blouse, $345 , Cropped Mustard Sweater, $355; Moxie. Clutch, $155; Cofi Leathers. Suki Skincare, $19.95; Aillea. Grey Tank, $22; Rooted Boutique. Velvet Lace Tank, $33; Pink’s Denver.

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Hunter’s Moto Jacket, $86; Velvet Wolf. Boutique. Emerald Blouse, $198; Perch Denver. Denim, $98, Card Holder, $26; Intrigue Boutique. Wrap Bracelet, $60; Hailee Grace. Portable Shaver, $14.99; GlamourBar. Texture Paste, $22; Armitage & McMillan. Earrings, $20; Rooted Boutique.

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GENDER NEUTRAL

Elway Tee, $40, Bronco Hat, $28; DVSN West. Drink Beer & Watch Football Tee, $36, Scallop Sweater, $63; Pink’s Denver. Colorado Hat; Zephyr. Bobble Earrings, $220, Clarity Crossbody Bag, $68, Clutch, $54; Perch Denver. Denver Vintage Sweater, $50; Patterns & Pops. Leggings, $24; Intrigue Boutique. Embroidered Wrap, $59; Rooted Boutique.

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colors

Purple Beanie, $18, Deer Print, $25, Intrigue Boutique. Sugar Lavender + Sugar Kiss Handcream,$18; GlamourBar. Nike Bomber, $100; DVSN West. Bralette, Wrap Bracelet, $60; Hailee Grace. Spa Gift Set, $42.75; Spinster Sisters. Bath Bomb, $10; Rooted Boutique. Mom & Baby Elephant Onesie, $28; Little Wolf. Clutch; CoFi Leeathers.

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SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

DENVER’S MOBILE FASHION BOUTIQUES

EVEYK BOUTIQUE

PATTERNS AND POPS

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!

Our fashion truck brings all the girls to the yard… if you know what we mean. Follow us on instagram @patternsandpops.

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

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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Every building on Main Street is original to the very beginnings of our mining town that was founded in 1881. Restaurants like the Huckleberry are in the same buildings that sat along dirt roads in 1915! You’ll love knowing that you’re walking on the same worn, beautiful floorboards as the founding miners, shop owners, and restaurateurs like the Colacci family who opened the Blue Parrot in 1919 which is just now getting its very first rebirth and will become a new Verde eatery and Tilt arcade.

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Welcome to Louisville, the Darling of all Colorado suburbs, nestled perfectly between Denver and Boulder and consistently ranked high on best places to live lists. Where every shop and eatery is locally owned and operated and if everybody doesn’t know your name, they soon will. We have small town charm and big hearts. Come, bring the family, and stay a while, it’ll be good for your soul!


Start your day at Bittersweet where the coffee beans are roasted in-house and the neighbors love to sit and work or chat for hours on end. Locally-crafted coffee in hand, start your walk in Louisville by heading a few short steps to Little Horse Books & Vintage, one of the most eclectic and wonderful shops you will ever find yourself in. Browse vintage records, check out antique typewriters, and wonder at the menagerie of curated pieces that line every shelf of the space. You might find a comic book that takes you back to your teen years or a relic that reminds you of a great grandparent. If you don’t find a treasure, you will at least treasure the memory. Next is the Singing Cook where you will discover every delightfully naughty dishtowel ever made, along with gourmet cookware and gifts for everyone on your list - aspiring chef or not. Cookie cutters in any shape you could dream of, luxury rolling pins, upscale coffee pots; you name it, The Singing Cook has it. By now you’ll be ready to try some local eats, so head down Main Street to Moxie and sample one of their many creative flavors of Kouign Amann (pronounced “queen a-mahn”) - if this unique pastry is a mystery to you, I beg you to solve it, possibly with several flavors. Paired with one of their barista’s incredible espressos or teas, you will find yourself transported to a cozy heaven that smells of fresh baked bread, chocolate, and the general goodwill that pours out of the hearts of everyone who works the dough at Moxie. You’re definitely going to be feeling full after some Moxie love, so roll yourself down Pine Street a short way to Front Street to visit Old Friends. Here you’ll find fabulous Colorado souvenirs, many Louisville specific, along with unique cards and gifts. The grand Steinbaugh Pavilion is next for ice skating and free horsedrawn carriage rides (yes - free!). Hot chocolate and snacks are sold at the pavilion and festive music is always playing.

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On Jill: Chan Luu Maxi Dress, $364, Dolce Vita Suede Boot, $198, Stella Hobo Bag, $360; Eleanor & Hobbs.


When you and the kids have had their fill of skating, chocolate, and marshmallows, head to Eleanor & Hobbs for some mom and dad time. The best clothes shopping in Louisville is here… his and hers, with gummy bears and toys for the kids while you shop! You will both definitely find a special piece or two to take home, plus gifts for the fashionable friends and family in your life. The best clothing and denim lines can be found at Eleanor & Hobbs On Adam: Faherty Button along with the most wonderful staff of stylists. If you arrive feeling not quite Down, $148, Mauritus wonderful, you will definitely leave feeling absolutely fabulous! Leather Jacket, $298, If there are little ones with you, race to Pitter Patter next, where every Citizens of Humanity Denim, $248; incredible toy, blankie, and adorable outfit is on trend. This shop does not Eleanor & Hobbs. disappoint with its colorful displays and best selection of baby and toddler fashions. From fun teething necklaces and hair clips to the cutest headbands and coolest toddler purses, they have kid accessories to die for. The thoughtful shop owners have also made sure there is a family friendly bathroom available with a clean changing table for frazzled parents to take care of business in a peaceful setting. Even older children will find something to beg for in this treasure trove - think lip gloss, bouncy balls, bracelets, robot blocks. You’ll want to say no but you’ll end up saying yes because everything is so well made and fun. After spoiling the babes in your life, stop into My Saving Grace to peruse the Little Horse Books + Vintage • most wonderfully curated collection of women’s shoes. With a focus on detailed The Singing Cook and well made booties, loafers, and brogues, you will find a pair of shoes that • no one else will have and everyone else will want. Shoe envy is definitely going to follow you if you purchase a pair of leathery goodness from this boutique! Old Friends Whether you’ve got some beautiful new shoes or not, hop across the street to • By Chance for hilarious greeting cards, beautiful handmade jewelry and local Eleanor & Hobbs art. This shop might look small from the street, but you’ll step in and realize • what a colorful gallery it truly is! By Chance Louisville has many incredible restaurants but I’m recommending Lulu’s for • their incredible barbeque. Definitely try their Sampler Platter and Sweet Potato Pitter Patter Cheese Tots paired with a Texas Slush. For dessert, you can order a dessert from Bittersweet in case you didn’t when you got your fresh coffee at the start of your day along with a scoop of local Sweet Cow ice cream (the original Sweet Cow is here in Louisville!). Don’t hesitate to plan your day in Louisville, we can’t wait to meet you.

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Bittersweet Cafe + Confections • Moxie Bread Co. • Lulu’s BBQ • Tilt Pinball • Outdoor Ice Skating at Steinbaugh Pavillion


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PHOTOGRAPHED BY: BRIEN HOLLOWELL @brienhollowell STYLED BY: SHAYLA PREESHL @shayla_preeshl // JOHN CHAPMAN IV @johnchapmanthefourth HAIR AND MAKEUP BY: PAULINE CASTRO @plcmobilebeauty & SARAH GARCIA GALVAN @she_loves_hair_ // ALEXI ROSADO @looksbyalexi at CLEMENTINE’S SALON @clementines_salon MODELED BY: GEORGE NELSON @georgesaintthomas // CHELSEA NORDSTROM @chelseaonthedaily LAURA PETERSON @lauraelizzzzabeth // LEANELL WOODS // JORDAN WRIGHT @jordan_isiah18 SHOT ON LOCATION AT WHEAT RIDGE LANES 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Courtesy of DAVID TALLEY 1970 Ford Torino Courtesy of TONY JAIME

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On Chelsea: “Evil Knievel” Tee, $25; Erico Motorsports. Sunglasses, $36; Goldmine Vintage. Red Skirt, $25; Common Threads. Letterman Jacket, $198; MAM Couture. “Downey Ash” Fur Sneakers; Cougar.

On Leanell: Pleated Leather Skirt, $28; Common Threads. Racer Back Tank, $12; Apricot Lane Centennial. Lil Fresh Sam Denim Jacket, $150, Choker Necklace, $35; MAM Couture.

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On Laura: “Varsity Jacket, $125, Green Bralet, $40, White Mesh Bodysuit, $28, Denim Jeans, $225; MAM Couture. Yellow Chick Purse, $28.95; Goldmine Vintage.


On Jordan: Vintage Cardigan, $75; Goldmine Vintage. Denim, $69.50; Erico Motorsports. T-Shirt, $30; Lawrence + Larimer.

On George: Dream, $69.50; Erico Motorsports. Vintage Sweater, $175; Goldmine Vintage. Beanie, $26; Abstract Denver.

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BLACK fri yay TEEN FASHION TAKEOVER

WRITTEN BY TEEN CONTRIBUTOR: PENN BELDOCK @tft.denver PHOTOGRAPHED BY: MEREDITH HARRIS @meredithphotographsyou HAIR AND MAKEUP BY: PAULINE CASTRO @plcmobilebeauty

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR

marathon

SHOPPING DAYS

GREAT GIFT IDEA

BUDGET FRIENDLY

Sunnies, $15; Black Leather Purse, $289; Midnight Rambler. Brunch Money Coin Purse, $10.75, Beyonce Key Ring, $7.99; Wordshop. My Soul Nail Polish $20; Base Coat Nail Salon. Mackenna Nail Polish, $17; Aillea Beauty.

The minute your turkey dinner has settled, don’t waste any time in your quest for the best Black Friday deals in Denver. Your marathon holiday shopping should begin with a solid plan of attack. Let’s make the most of your Black Friday (or any day) shopping with a roadmap for success. Begin with finding a friend with your same enthusiasm and stamina to take on the day. It’s always more fun to shop with a friend. Next, leave the house in a comfy, stylish outfit that says you mean business . Also, let’s be practical, and cute, and wear shoes that can withstand all the miles you are gonna log. Here’s a few more essential stops to make your holiday shopping more of an event rather than a task.

STOP FOR A STYLISH BREAK

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On Penn: Black/White Ruffle Sweater, $80; Intrigue Boutique. Black Distressed Denim, $64; Stitch Boutique. Adorn Stacked Arch Necklace, $36; Common Era. Presto Pink Nikes, $130; DVSN West. Black Nail Polish, $20; Base Coat Nail Salon.


Give Back GIFTS THAT

PHOTOGRAPHED BY: SHELBY MURRY @shelbymurryphotography

GENDER NEUTRAL

GREAT GIFT IDEA

BUDGET FRIENDLY

VISIT FORTHSUPPLY.COM TO PURCHASE AND GIVE BACK @FORTHSUPPLY

PURCHASE AND GIVE BACK AT HOPE TANK @HOPETANK • • • • • • • • • •

Coaster Quotes Book, $14, Supports Art Street. Wooden Colorado Postcard, $15, Supports Art Street. Mile High Workshop Pine Beetle Coasters, $25, Supports Those Facing Barriers to Work. “Know Thyself ” Book, $12.95, Supports Youth On Record. “Giving a Shit is Hot” Sticker, $2.50, “#Give a Shit” Sticker, $2.50, “Show Up or Shut Up” Sticker, $2.50 Supports the #HopeSlinger Movement. Canned Goods Earrings, $36, Donates a Can of Food with Every Purchase. Monster to Love Stuffed Animal, $25, Donates a Stuffed Animal with Every Purchase. Real Dill Pickles, $15, Supports Girls Inc. Mile High Workshop Cutting Board, $32, Supports Those Facing Barriers to Work. “Mountain Appreciation” Patch, $6, “Take a Hike” Patch, $6; Supports the Wild Animal Sanctuary .

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Forth Supply Hat, $36, Black Tee, $32; Supports The Home Front Cares.

SUBSCRIBE AND GIVE BACK AT BOOTAYBAG.COM @BOOTAYBAG Bootay Bag Membership, $12/month; Supports Melanoma Research Foundation.

OTHER LOCAL RETAILERS THAT GIVE BACK WITH YOUR PURCHASE

‘Strong Women, Strong World’ Print, $14, “Nevertheless” Tote Bag, $19; Supports Planned Parenthood through Craft Boner. Mini Body Butter Trio, $28; Supports 7 different causes through Glow for a Cause.


GENDER NEUTRAL

MYSTICAL OFFERINGS for friends and spirits NEAR AND FAR

GREAT GIFT IDEA

CosmicLover GIFTS FOR THE

PHOTOGRAPHED BY: SHELBY MURRY @shelbymurryphotography

PHOTOGRAPHED ON LOCATION AT RITUAL CRAFT @ritualcraft

Pink Crystal, $250, Black Cat, $24, White Sage, $5/each, Abalone Shell, $14, Blue Aura Quartz, $64, Stardust Candle, $28, White Crystal, $38, Mortar + Pestle, $18, Skull, NFS, “Monthly Manifestation” Journal, $20, White Turkey Feathers, $0.75/each; Ritual Craft. Dali Cookbook, $60, Glass Ball, $45, Brass Holder, $60, “The New Herbal” Book, $30, “Wabi-Sabi for Artists” Book, $16; Sacred Thistle. Animal Spirit Guidebook, $20; Goldyn. The Fountain Tarot Card Deck, $40, Purple Sunglasses; Midnight Rambler.

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BEHIND THE

boutiques BAKER

WRITTEN BY JORDAN JACKSON @denvershewrote

Buzzing through the core of Denver’ historic Baker community, South Broadway is one of the city’s biggest access ways. Along the one-way street is a peppering of dining establishments, hipster coffee shops, and eclectic businesses of all kinds. The true heartbeat of the neighborhood, however, is a force of females making the avenue home to their brick and mortar establishments. From freshly minted gifts shops to colt classic storefronts, Denver Style Magazine caught up with a few of girl bosses revving up the South Broadway boutique scene.

Problem solver and do-gooder, Erika Righter started Hope Tank through a passionate lens. “I was a social worker and I wanted people in the community to feel connected to the problems we were addressing while feeling like they could make a difference, even if they didn’t have lots of money,” she states. This notion and inspiration began Hope Tank, a gift store which partners with people who have a commitment to giving back. Every item sold at Hope Tank goes to support a different cause. Its mission at the core is to inspire real change.

ERIKA RIGHTER

Hope Tank comes with a clan. Whether that is all of their incredible nonprofit partners, the other business owners on the strip, or the diverse customer base that shop the street - there is true sense of positivity radiating from the retailer. And how could there not be? Shopping this small business is a direct correlation to the betterment of our communities. It’s no surprise that Righter’s advise to other aspiring female entrepreneurs is simply to be kind, generous, and authentic. She’s also a strong believer in introducing yourself to everyone and finding out why they love what they do. Best of all, “Don’t worry about what you should be doing, and just do the damn thing!” Keep your eyes peeled for even more love and light to come from Hope Tank. They are soon launching an ecommerce site before Christmas and are currently cooking up some crazy-fun small business collaborations.

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HOPE TANK 64 Broadway


CINDY GAMEL

MIXED UP GIFTS 70 S. Broadway

There’s no denying that the Denver circle of creative, good architects has significantly grown within the past decade. It’s become a staple for markets and boutiques to feature everything local and lovey. Cindy Gamel, owner of new comer, Mixed Up Gifts opened the location after realizing she could begin a business that would combine her passion for music and art, and also support other small businesses, artists, and makers. So what is it about this particular space that makes it so uniquely special? Mixed Up provides creative, contemporary, and often quirky alternatives to the outdated gift basket concept. “When people in my shop audibly react to my products - it means I hit that nail on the head and made someone’s day,” Jennings says. Though currently wearing title has ‘new kid on the block’, Gamel already feels right at home in her mecca of strong and original businesswomen. “Everyone seems super supportive and generous.” A theme that rings true for just about everyone that calls South Broadway home. That, and the sentiment describing small boutique ownership, “It’s certainly tough, but you can do it. Just follow your gut instincts, and make sure you have a reliable support network in place.” Mixed Up Gifts might just be your new source for distinctive and irreplaceable pieces. Make your way into the shop and tell Jennings hi. The sky’s the limit. Her future aspirations include hosting art shows on specific themes. Her first will probably require the use of cassette tapes – don’t miss out on over-the-top imaginative fun. Self-proclaimed ‘crazy plant lady’ and local innovator Lynn Flanagan-Till wanted to create a shop based on telling the story behind plants. Rosehouse by definition is a space for living apothecary. “My “aha” moment was a couple of years ago, while looking for live plants to use in the opening night workshop for “The Power of Poison” exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. I found that the garden centers and nurseries had lists of what plants were poisonous to cats and dogs and provided basic plant care guides, but didn’t have information about the historical or medicinal uses of the plants,” she recalls.

LYNN ROSE FLANAGAN- HOUSE TILL 14 S. Broadway

Thus began a unique and useful concept. Rosehouse certainly fills a gap that otherwise would have left knowledge unknown. Building this leaves Flanagan-Till just about as content as they come. After all, she literally brought her dream shop to life. She boasts that amazing plants and lovely people surround her days. This in-itself makes it a must-see. She, like so many others, only has praise for her peers and the avenue they call home. As she recites, “I grew up on South Broadway shopping for vintage clothes, books, records and going to shows, so it’s kind of cool that Rosehouse is now a little part of the street’s lineage. I most appreciate how supportive and helpful other shop owners and their employees have been, as a new store there is a rough learning curve that has been eased by the South Broadway community.” Looking to find your own little slice of boutique ownership bliss? Flanagan-Till says to go for it. “Start before you think you are ready, don’t be afraid to be yourself and bring something new to the table.” If horticulture is your jam, this space is for you. Rosehouse hopes to become the ‘plant nerd hub of Denver’. They recently started rolling out community classes and soon, the conception of new product lines will begin.

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FANCY TIGER JAIME CRAFTS JENNINGS 59 Broadway

If you build it, they will come. A sentiment that rang true for local crafter Jaime Jennings who repeatedly noticed a hole in the market for unique artisan supplies. As she explains, “I was crafting a lot on my own and there wasn’t anywhere in town that carried the new, modern supplies I was craving. Once I had the idea of opening a craft supply shop, I couldn’t let it go.” And thankfully she didn’t. Fancy Tiger Crafts has become a staple among the South Broadway stroll. For eleven years, the shop has given new life to local creatives. On that same token, Fancy Tiger Crafts has been the heartbeat behind for fostering relationships and spearheading a new wave of jobs. “I’ve gotten to hire some of the most inspiring people. One my greatest joys is seeing what our community makes on a daily basis.” While the stretch of shops has evolved, Jennings motto stays true: Believe in yourself and welcome collaboration. She notes that the best part of the community isn’t just its wonderful location, but the opportunity to host events and work along side other fervent business owners. She is continually inspired by the progress that has taken place since first signing a lease in 2006. If you thought Fancy Tiger Crafts had already hit its stride, watch out. Jennings is taking it to another level with two books being published this year. Her most recent focus has revolved around building the brand on a national level with an original line of patterns, and now books. The journey is far from over. When opportunity presents itself, don’t stray away. This holds true for SEWN, owner, Kirsten Coplans, who originally started the brand in a partnership. In Coplans own words, “I met my original business partner Jil Cappuccio when she had her small shop on Ogden Street and we both were sewing our clothing lines. We figured we were better together than we were doing our own things separately, so we started SEWN.”

KRISTEN COPLANS

Since its commencement, Cappucio has moved back to the Bay Area. This shift placed Coplan solely behind the store with even greater prospect for growth. There are over twentyfive local artists who sell their goods in the South Broadway shop (Cappucio’s handmade clothing included) and more local talent being added to its roster routinely. “This allows SEWN to really present something new during each shopping experience,” Coplans describes. SEWN isn’t the only bullet point on Coplans resume; she owns two other boutiques. However, there is something decisively special about SEWN’s setting. “The supportive community. The area is known for its independently owned businesses, so people shop here because of this. I have met some wonderful, hard working shop owners who care about the neighborhood and go out of their way to be compassionate,” she raves. With experience and an optimistic outlook on the future, there’s no doubt SEWN will continue to thrive. Colpans advice to hopeful business owners is to always follow your heart, doing what you love will sustain your business vision and reward you a hundred times over.

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SEWN 18 S. Broadway


EVA GEMME

Eva Gemme is a vintage lover to say the least. Her love affair for all things eclectic and antique brought her to the idea of Thrift Space, a collection of fresh local art, decor, furniture, clothing, books and so much more at affordable prices. As Gemme recounts, “I just wanted to share my finds with the world.”

THRIFT SPACE 15 E. 4th Ave.

Displaying these treasures for customers has certainly paid off. The establishment is glowing with success. However, it’s the tiny moments within the boutique that really make Gemme’s heart flourish. “Seeing how happy our customers are when they find that something special. Or watching someone in the shop reminisce over things their grandmother once had. Those are my biggest rewards.” Thrift Space has found an extra cozy home and welcome more and more ambitious conceptualist to join in the fun. While the community does already offer a great variety, Gemme is excited by how many new spaces are filling in and expanding the street’s shopping lengths. In her opinion, if you have a dream, you can make it come true. Doors open all the time, we just need to pay close attention. Stay on the look out for more shopping opportunities to arise from Thrift Space. They are looking to expand online soon, making it easier than ever to purchase your sought after vintage goods.

WOMEN

OWNED

RELEVANT GOODS 250 N Broadway

boutiques BAKER

LOWBROW 38 Broadway

DOUBLE DUTCH HAIR SALON 114 S Broadway

HERBAN UNDERGROUND 70 Broadway #50

TRUE LOVE SHOES 42 N. Broadway

SWAY HAIR SALON 55 E 1st Ave

SWEET ACTION ICE CREAM 52 Broadway

SOL TRIBE TATTOO 56 Broadway

MOVE STUDIOS 40 S Broadway #201

YOGA OF THE MIND 8 E 1st Ave #103

BOSS VINTAGE 10 S Broadway

QUALITY PAWS 46 Broadway

BUFFALO EXCHANGE 51 Broadway

SUGAR BAKESHOP 277 Broadway

STARLET 26 Broadway NOOCH 10 E Ellsworth Ave

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THE RESOURCE GUIDE Denver’s most comprehensive list of fashion, style, beauty brands, boutiques, style professionals, and fashion influencers.

BOUTIQUES BERKELEY LADY JONES 4016 Tennyson St. www.ladyjonesdenver.com @ladyjonesdenver $$ ♀

BONNIE BRAE PINK’S 745 S University Bldv. www.pinksdenver.com @pinksdenver $♀

BOULDER COMMON THREADS 2707 Spruce St. www.shopcommonthreads.com @shopcommonthreads $$ ♀

CHERRY CREEK KAITLYN COLLECTIVE DSM Exclusive Discount: 15% Off With Mention 3035 E 3rd Ave www.kaitlyncollective.com @kaitlyncollective $$♀ KAIT SWEAT DSM Exclusive Discount: 15% Off With Mention 250 Columbine St. Suite 145 www.kaitsweat.com @kaitsweat $♀ STITCH BOUTIQUE DSM Exclusive Discount: 20% Off With Mention 2636 E 3rd Ave. www.stitchboutique.net @stitchboutiquedenver $♀

CITY PARK LAWRENCE + LARIMER 3229 E. Colfax Ave. www.lawrenceandlarimer.com @lawrenceandlarimer $$ ♀ ♂

GREENWOOD VILLAGE MOXIE 5936 S Holly St www.moxieinstyle.com @moxiedenver $$$ ♀

HIGHLANDS BILLIE DSM Exclusive Discount: $10 Off With Mention 4162 Tennyson St. www.shopbillie.com @shopbillie $♀ INTRIGUE BOUTIQUE 2436 W. 44th Ave. www.shopintrigueboutique.com @shopintrigueboutique $♀ STITCH BOUTIQUE DSM Exclusive Discount: 20% Off With Mention 4500 W. 38th Ave. Suite 100 www.stitchboutique.net @stitchboutiquedenver $♀

LITTLETON ROOTED BOUTIQUE 2490 West Main St www.rootedboutique.com @rootedboutique $$ ♀ ♂ v SOIGNEE 2565 W. Main St. www.dressedbysoignee.com @soigneeattire ♀

LODO FRINJE 1408 Larimer St #101 www.frinjefashion.com @shopfrinje $$ ♀ PATTERNS & POPS DSM Exclusive Discount: 10% Off With Mention 1620 Platte St. Suite F www.patternsandpops.com @patternsandpops $♀

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MOBILE DENVER STREET BOUTIQUE www.denverstreetboutique.com @denverstreetboutique $♀ ELECTRIC DREAM BOUTIQUE www.electricdreamboutique.com @electricdreamboutique $♀ EVEY K FASHIONLINER www.eveyk.com @eveykboutique $$ ♀ PATTERNS & POPS DSM Exclusive Discount: 10% Off With Mention www.patternsandpops.com @patternsandpops $♀

PLATT PARK COMMON THREADS 1575 S. Pearl St. www.shopcommonthreads.com @shopcommonthreads $$ ♀

RINO ERICO MOTORSPORTS 2855 Walnut St. www.ericomotorsports.com @ericomotorsports $$$♀♂ YES PLEASE 3851 Steele St. www.yespleasedenver.com @yespleasedenver $♀♂

SOUTHGLENN APRICOT LANE BOUTIQUE 2154 E Commons Ave. Suite 321 www.centennial.shopalb.com @apricotlanecentennial $♀


THE RESOURCE GUIDE DESIGNERS ANNA FESTA Curvy Clothing Designer www.annafesta.com @annafesta $$♀

EQUILLIBRIUM Clothing Designer www.equillibrium.com @equillibrium $♀♂

HYPO FOOTWEAR Shoe Designer www.hypocompany.com @hypo_co $$♀♂

MARIE MARGOT COUTURE Couture Bridal Designer www.mariemargot.com @mariemargotcouture

FESTA SPORTS Clothing Designer www.festasports.com @festasports $$♀

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES JAE ALLYCE PHOTOGRAPHY Photographer www.jaeallycephotography.com @jae_allyce

AND TWO WERE TAMED Photographer www.andtwoweretamed.com @andtwoweretamed

NOAH BERG Photographer www.noahbergphotography.com @noahbergphotography

KRISTIINA CRAVEN PHOTOGRAPHY Photographer www.kristiinacraven.com @kristiinacraven

CAITLIN FENTON Stylist @thepursuitofhightops

GALERISA PHOTOGRAPHY Photographer www.galerisablog.com @galerisaphotog

DELPHINE GENNISSON Stylist www.delphinegennisson.com @delphine.style KATIE LANGLEY Photographer www.ktlangleyphotography.com @kt_langley PLC MOBILE STUDIO Hair Stylist / Makeup Artist www.plcmobilebeauty.com @plcmobilebeauty

MEREDITH HARRIS PHOTOGRAPHY Photographer www.mereditharrisphoto.com @meredithphotographsyou SHELBY MURRY PHOTOGRAPHY Photographer facebook.com/shelbymurryphotography @shelbymurryphotography PRETTY LIFE DESIGNS Stylist www.prettylifedesigns.com @prettylifedesigns

SHAYLA PREESHL Stylist @shayla_preeshl

SOMETHING STYLED Event Planner www.somethingstyledevents.com @somethingstyledco

KAT THOMAS Hair Stylist @katprostudio

JANESSA VALENTINE PHOTOGRAPHY Photographer www.janessavalentinephotography.com @janessavalentinephotography

$ $$ $$$

BRIEN HOLLOWELL Photographer www.brienhollowell.com @brienhollowell NEVER SKIP BRUNCH Photographer www.neverskipbrunch.com @neverskipbrunch BEAUTY WITH NICOLE RAMIREZ Makeup Artist www.beautywithnicoleramirez.com @beautywithnicoler JENNA SPARKS PHOTOGRAPHY Photographer www.jennasparksphotography.com @jenna.sparks.photography

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Styles for Women

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THE RESOURCE GUIDE BEAUTY & WELLNESS BRECKENRIDGE

HIGHLANDS

PARK HILL

PEAK 10 SKIN Pure.Clean.Effective www.peak10skin.com @peak10skin

BASE COAT NAIL SALON 3244 Navajo St. www.basecoatnailsalon.com @basecoatnailsalon $

RUTH & JAMES SALON 5218 E. Colfax Ave www.ruthandjamessalon.com @ruthandjamessalon

CAPITOL HILL

CLEMENTINE’S SALON AND SKINCARE 2099 W. 33rd Ave. www.clementinesdenver.com @clementines_salon

STAPLETON

GLAMOUR BAR Denver’s Premier Beauty Bar DSM Exclusive Discount: 15% Off With Mention 955 Lincoln St. Unit E www.glamourbardenver.com @glamourbardenver ♀

THE STORYBRICK 3215 Osage St. www.thestorybrick.com @thestorybrick

BASE COAT NAIL SALON 3244 Navajo St. www.basecoatnailsalon.com @basecoatnailsalon $ CLEMENTINE’S SALON AND SKINCARE 2501 Dallas St. www.clementinesdenver.com @clementines_salon

BLOGGERS AMBER BUT BETTER www.amberbutbetter.com @amberbutbetter

BEAUTY TIPS BY ML www.btips365.com @beautytipsbyml

TERESA SWANSTROM ANDERSON www.teresaswanstromanderson.com @teresaswanstromanderson

DENVER SHE WROTE www.denvershewrote.com @denvershewrote

JOHN CHAPMAN THE FOURTH www.johnchapmanthefourth.com @johnchapmanthefourth

TEEN FASHION TAKEOVER www.teenfashiontakeover.com @tft.denver

LEGEND Hair Services

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Spa Treatments

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Jill + Amanda INTRIGUE BOUTIQUE DRINKS WITH DENVER STYLE

PHOTOGRAPHED BY: NOAH BERG @noahbergphotography // WRITTEN BY: KELSEY BIGELOW @kelseybigelow PHOTOGRAPHED ON LOCATION AT THE PIG AND THE SPROUT @pigandsprout

Intrigue Boutique owners Amanda Larrimer and Jill Newton first met and become friends at a small college in Ohio. When Amanda moved to Denver after college, Jill visited and then quickly followed.

The two discovered they worked well together, enjoyed creating together, and loved cultivating style in each other and others. The resulting brainchild was Intrigue Boutique’s first location in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Denver, which opened in November 2015. The shop features limited quantities of unique, affordable, and elevated basics that fit into the on-the-go wardrobe needs of the Denver woman. The ladies were kind enough to join us for happy hour at The Pig and the Sprout behind Union Station for a drink to share what’s next.

DSM: What was the first thing you had to drink this morning? A: Coffee, with a little bit of cream. J: Same. DSM: What underwater creature do you identify with the most? A: Dolphin.

DSM: What makes you giggle? J: I feel like I’m not allowed to say. A: I know... J: On the day to day? I guess

watching Amanda bounce around the store. I just shake my head at her a lot.

Mermaid. You did not specify real or unreal! J:

DSM: Where do you go to unwind? A:Ooh. Yoga J: Home. Just home. Away from everyone. DSM: What is the secret profession you’ve always wanted to try? A: Interior Designer. J: A stylist so I’m guess I’m kinda doing it. Or when I was real little, it was, like, a veterinarian. DSM: What’s your hype song when you approach the baseball plate? A: Salt-N-Pepa “Shoop” J: Oh! “Big Poppa” by The Notorious B.I.G. “I love it when you call me big

poppa..” Only because of “Hardball.”

A: My dogs. When they fall down, it’s funny. They kinda are clumsy, they trip coming in and out of the back door, fall on the wood floors. DSM: What do you wish Denver had more of? A: Public pools! J: What? We have pools. They’re clean... A: I just feel there’s not that many though. J: Stay weird, Denver, and never change.

DSM: If you were starting all over again, what advice would you give yourself? J: We waited so long to start… I don’t know.

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A: Be patient with yourself. J: Yeah, be patient with the curveballs that comes with it. Not in knowing your partner but in how you’re going to react as an individual. DSM: What was the last random act of kindness that you received? A: That I received? J: Amanda picked me up today! Oh, you said random. A: Someone probably let me in traffic. J: Someone bought me a ticket to go into the bar last Friday! A: People are nice in Denver. DSM: What are you looking forward to the most in 2018? J; Oh that’s an easy one. A: We have a big one... J: We’re opening up a second store! A: It’s

like our space but bigger. Intrigue 2.0!

Shop from Intrigue Boutique at 2436 W 44th Ave in Sunnyside or at 7220 W Alaska Drive in Belmar. shopintrigueboutique.com @shopintrigueboutique

Jill wears jean jacket, $65 and body suit $35 and is drinking a ‘Wild Boar’ $12. Amanda wears ruffle top $60 and is drinking a ‘High Desert Cooler’ $13. All items are naturally from Intrigue Boutique.


EMPOWERING WOMEN TO LOOK GOOD AND FEEL GOOD

2436 W 44th Ave in Denver's Sunnyside Neighborhood shopintrigueboutique.com


Denver Style Magazine Issue No. 11  

Denver's fashion, style, and beauty resource featuring local entrepreneurs, designers, boutiques, influencers, and stylists.