ISSUE NO. 9
FASHION. STYLE. BEAUTY. COMMUNITY.
EMPOWERING WOMEN TO LOOK GOOD AND FEEL GOOD
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HERE’S WHAT’S UP WITH US Are you ready for long summer days, late patio nights, and easy styles that are effortless? So are we! We welcomed springs changes with open arms, but we’re definitely ready to cuddle summer in denim and stylish embroidered tees. The pages of Issue No. 9 (yes, NINE! We’re pretty amazed too) are filled with brands, products, new places and people, that inform your family, make you smile, and most importantly remind us of how truly lucky we are to be in Colorado. If you haven’t committed to summer plans, our trip to Durango gives you more than 13 reasons to travel down the Million Dollar Highway into the San Juan Mountains. Stay, shop, and sightsee in this small college town with a sense of the southwest.
DSM STYLING AND PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS WORKSHOP
Stay up late, soak up the sun, and stylishly enjoy your summer. -Team DSM
ISSUE NO. 9 APRIL MIX + MINGLE AT LADY JONES DENVER ABOUT US For a full list of upcoming events and distribution sites, please visit www.denverstylemagazine.com. Denver Style Magazine is operated locally by Denver Style Magazine, LLC, an independently Woman Co-Owned and woman 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. 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! Contact: Subscribe: email@example.com Info: firstname.lastname@example.org Ads: email@example.com Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org We are located in The Studio at 4950 Washington St. Suite 200 Denver, CO 80216 Let’s be friends! @denverstylemagazine
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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. 8: We misprinted the amazing items featured in the Denim Dictionary, so here they are: “Slim Fit Look” Indigo Button Down $148, Blk Oak Dnv, Ezekiel Chopper Denim $69, Ellington Leather Sneakers $110, Rustico Leather Wristband $18, Spruce “Ripped Skinnies” Bomber Jacket $130, Golden Denim $120, Abstract, Eco-Jersey Basic Crew $28, Paratrooper Boot $140, Spruce “Easy & Relaxed” Tweed Galaxy Blazer $269, Selvedge Army Green Pointed Tie $95, Armitage & McMillan, Mystic Forest Button Down $99, Domenicus Black Leather Belt $30, Benny Gold Raw Denim $100, Scotch Wingtip Dress Shoe $88, Spruce
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STAFF HE AT HE R O K I MOT O Ma s t e r Ch ie f @h eat h e ro kim ot o
K ELSEY B I GELOW Cre a t o r o f O p p o r t u n it e s @kel seybig el ow
A S HL E E E STEB AN A d v e r t i s i n g Ma ve n @as h l ee . est eba n
ELAI NE K H UU Gu a rd ia n o f t h e Gr a p h ics @ el a in ekhuuu
CONTRIBUTORS PENN BELDOCK @tft.denver
SAMANTHA BREWERS @sj_breww
JOHN CHAPMAN @johnchapmanthefourth
MARIA FERMIN @beautytipsbyml
JORDAN JACKSON @denvershewrote
AARON RODRIGUEZ @blankcanvasfashion
BRITTANY ROWAN @vodkaandbirthdaycake
VANESSA SAMUEL @vanessalandlt
NICOLE TOLEDO @nicoletoledomakeupartistry
PHOTOGRAPHERS NOAH BERG @noahbergphotography
KELSEY BIGELOW @kelseybigelow
AUTUMN CUTAIA @autumncutaiaphoto
KYLIE FITTS @kyliefitts
KEN HOWARD @k3images
GINA KHRESTOV @galeriaphotog
KATIE LANGLEY @kt_langley
ALEX MABREY @alexmabrey
REGAN ROUSE @seraphimfirephotography
MICHAEL TEAK @michaelteak
DANIELLE WEBSTER @daniellewebsterphotography
LINDSAY CURTIS @theparlour_hair
BRANDON ESPINOZA @glamourbardenver
ELAINE KHUU @elainekhuuu
NICOLE RAMIREZ @beautywithnicoler
VANESSA SAMUEL @vanesslandlt
NELLIE SCHOLES @ellebsalon
KAT THOMAS @katthomasstudio
NICOLE TOLEDO @nicoletoledomakeupartistry
LYNDSAY WILSON @glamourbardenver
Photo by: Kylie Fitts, @kyliefitts
COMMUNITY DENVER STYLE MAGAZINE
Photos by: Gina (Galina) Khrestsov, GaleRisa Photography, @galerisaphtog
ALESJA PTSELNIKOVA @a.pchelka
CHANNING MORRIS @bluemountainbel
KOYA NYANGI @letmeshowyoudifferent
PAUL TASHLYKOV @thepaultash
street style ON THE STREET STYLE FEATURING MORE THAN
ALISSA RUGOVA @arogova
OKSANA BROWN @oksana818 | @starlingmua
KRISTEN CLOUGH @sparklestyleshine
CAMI LOWERY MCCULLOUGH @camilowery
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DSM Beauty Contributor: Nicole Toledo @nicoletoledomakeupartistry Model: Dominique Bargaineer Photos by: Ken Howard @k3images
Whether you’re on an island getaway or just wishing you were, bring the tropics to your life by adding sultry colors in scorching colors. Look for creamy easy to apply pigments that won’t melt off and all-day wear formulas that last long into the summer nights.
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Bangles $10, Wrap Bracelets $28, Romper $64, Leather Fringe Necklace $32, Tassel Necklace $28, Rhinestone Necklace, and Ball Earrings $24 Jewelius Boutique, @jeweliusboutique
WHITE SHIRT EDIT
Photos by: Michael Teak Photography, @michaelteak Written by: Elaine Khuu, @elainekhuuu Hair & Makeup by: Elle b. Salon, @ellebsalon
Next to mom jeans and Chucks, there’s nothing quite more classic than your white shirt. This ubiquitous item is versatile in every sense. It’s an everyday hero that can be worn for running errands during the day, going out for happy hour at night, and every way in between.
Shop the Look: Citizens of Humanity “Agnes Crop White Cuff” $270, John Eshaya “Choker Top” $122, Rebel, @shop_rebel “Big Sky” Necklace $174, Melrose & Madison, @melroseandmadison Rose Mirrored Sunglasses $14, Common Era, @commonera
A collarless button down creates a casual look, add some distressed denim and pink sneakers, and your look is elevated.
Take a crop top from day to night with a patterned blazer and palazzo pants!
Ashley Kim @thekimreview
Chase Warner @chvsewarner Shop Chaseâ€™s Look: Ezra Denim Jeans $169, Clae Bradley Shoes $140, Jamison Button Down $90, DVSN West, @dvsnwest
Shop Ashleyâ€™s Look: Shilla Tailored Stripe Jacket $165, Sous le Lit, @souslelit Seychelles Forward Black Suede Shoes $96, Common Era, @commonera Jesse Kamm Crop Top $240, Necklace $375, Goldyn, @shopgoldyn Patterned Pants $146, Melrose & Madison, @melroseandmadison
Cutouts add a modern take on a classic button down, paired with a step hem skirt.
Christian Taylor @balanceyogaandnutrition Shop Christian’s Look: Button Down $325, Denim Skirt $200, Rebel, @shop_rebel Belt $79, Embrazio, @embrazioleather
Don’t be afraid to show a little shoulder this Summer, add a pop of color and you’re ready to take on the day!
Koya Nyangi @letmeshowyoudifferent Shop Koya’s Look: Hysperia Top in “Salt” $304, Goldyn, @shopgoldyn Georgina Shorts $80, Sous Le Lit, @souslelit Seychelles Shoes $96, Common Era, @commonera
SCREEN YOUR SKIN DSM Skin Care Contributor: Maria Fermin, @beautytipsbyml Photo by: Ken Howard, @k3images
You may think about sun protection only when youâ€™re headed to the pool, for a hike, or a long day outside. Truth is, sun exposure happens every time you step outside whether or not you can see the sun peeking through. It only takes 10 minutes for the sun to penetrate and potentially cause damage, so applying sun protection before you leave the house to walk the dog, take a quick drive with your arm out the window, or head out for your first 14-er of the season is key to staying protected. Protect you and your families face, body, lips, and hair with specialized preventive formulas that easily spray on and are safe for kids or hydrating moisturizers that nourish and guard and against harmful rays.
Screen yourself with these local faves: SPF 29 Sunscreen Spray $18, SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen with Aloe $28, Peak10 Skin @peak10skin SPF30 COOLA Sport Liplux $12, SPF50 IMAGE Daily Moisturizer $38, Glow Facial Bar @glowfacialbar Aveda Sun Care Protective Veil $28, Halcyon Salon & Spa @salonhalcyon_aveda Mermaid Water Bottle $26, Fedora $28, Iâ€™d Rather Be A Mermaid Pouch Hope Tank @hopetank
FOLLOW THESE EASY TIPS FOR STAYING SUN SAFE THIS SUMMER: Avoid highly fragranced lotions or perfumes. It can cause sunburn and attracts bugs.
Wear a hat and sunglasses to shield the thinnest layers of your skin from the sun.
Protect your skin from the inside out by drinking a lot of water to keep skin looking and feeling hydrated.
Purity at its Peak BODY, FACE and SUNSCREEN spa quality products elevating the health & hydration of your skin “BORN IN THE MOUNTAINS”
HYDRATION Pure. Clean. Effective.
*HA — hyaluronic acid, H/L molecules
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MOTORCYCLES THE PERFECT ACCESSORY
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TEES Written by: John Chapman IV, @johnchapmanthefourth Photos by: Kelsey Bigelow, @kelseybigelow
As we approach the warmer months of the year, t-shirts are a strong go-to item for every day, case, and situation. There is a right and wrong way to wear a t-shirt. Wearing a t-shirt to the office or just out and about through the town, you gotta do it the right way. First, buy t-shirts in the correct size. Too large and you’ll look un-even, shorter in height and peculiar. Too small doesn’t hang below the belt line, and suffocates the body, which will make you look uncomfortable. A shirt should be fitted in the bicep area, but still breathable to the body. Accessories will add fresh style and ease. A scarf added to the t-shirt equation adds a cool and confident aspect to an outfit. If you choose to go this route, make sure your scarf or handkerchief is lightweight and not too heavy for the warm weather. Wear it tied neat and casual or tuck it into the neck of the t-shirt so just a portion of the scarf is showing For a Friday at the office look, or just a calm, cool, evening date night, a t-shirt and suit will always be classic. Keep it simple with an accent or two of color pop. Your suit itself has enough detail, therefore, the t-shirt doesn’t need to have a lot of colors, Make sure your suit is as well fitted and tailored, as your t-shirt. Tees from top to bottom:
“Til Style Do Us Part” Tee $35, Lawrence & Larimer, @lawerenceandlarimer Navy Tee $28, Spruce, @sprucemen “Denver or Die” Tee $28, White Tee, $31, Judith & Joe, @judithandjoe “L” Varisty Tee $35, Lawrence & Larimer, @lawrenceandlarimer Grey Tee $28, Spruce, @sprucemen
WELL GROOMED MaN Photos by: Kelsey Bigelow, @kelseybigelow
Weâ€™ve assembled the greatest suds and salves to help you ditch the sweat and stink of a summer well spent. Anti-Wrinkle Cream $20, Wish Gifts, @wishgiftsdenver
Unscented Lip Balm $4.50, Spinster Sisters, @spinstersistersco
Rehab Roller Under Eye Moisturizer $18, Wish Gifts, @wishgiftsdenver
Pit Boss Deodorant $16, Spruce, @sprucemen
Beard Oil $26, Spinster Sisters, @spinstersistersco
Beard Balm $21, Spinster Sisters, @spinstersistersco
Trail Bath Soak $20, Wish Gifts, @wishgiftsdenver
Straight Razor $17, Spruce, @sprucemen
Handsome Chap Beard Kit $34, Wish Gifts, @wishgiftsdenver Shaving Brush $12, Spinster Sisters, @spinstersistersco
Beer Soap $15, Spinster Sisters, @spinstersistersco
Beard and Body Wash $18.99, River North Workshop, @rivernorthworkshop
Supreme Shaving Cream $24, Spruce, @sprucemen
Cool Moisture Body Lotion $28, Spruce, @sprucemen
SPINSTER SISTERS CO MEET THE SKIN SENSATIONALIST – KELLY PERKINS Photos by: Noah Berg Photography, @noahbergphotography Written by: Jordan Jackson, @denvershewrote Hair & Makeup by: Glamour Bar, @glamourbardenver
Sometimes you just have to bring matters into your own hands. At least that’s what Kelly Perkins, Founder and Chief Formulator of Spinster Sisters Co., believes. Crafting soap was never just a hobby, but instead a necessity for overall wellness and a healthier lifestyle. If you’ve attended a festival, shopped at a craft fair or browsed a local boutique, more than likely you’ve spotted the Spinster Sisters Co. brand. It’s the beautifully pressed packaging that houses natural and organic body butters, bath soaks, soaps, salves and more. The line has become infamous in Colorado, and rightly so. In a state of craft-made cravers, this logically created product goes above quality standard. In fact, the entire foundation for the first initial soap began with self-education and research. “I read an article in 1993 about Triclosan, and all the horrible things it is linked to, like heart disease, loss of muscle function, and stunted hormone regulation,” Perkins remarks. For those of you that aren’t up to speed with what Triclosan actually is, it’s a pesticide, in essence, used in approximately 75% of commercially produced soaps, toothpastes, and deodorants. It was because of this discovery that Perkins made the active decision to stop using products containing the ingredient, marking the starting point to a beautiful and wildly successful venture. Perkins began tinkering, creating, testing and gifting her handmade soap. Quickly, she realized she was onto something. Friends and family who had received the product began mentioning their own requests. New soap flavors and an extended line of products where among their wishes. The company grew as organically as the products themselves. Years down the road, Perkin decided to start setting up shop at local farmers markets, gaining absolute traction. After a number of wholesale orders made their way to her inbox, Spinster Sisters Co. was off and running. “It has been a wild ride, but so damn fun. I love what I do, I get to work with a group of amazing women every day, and I get to decide where we want to go from here, and what we want to do. It’s pretty awesome.”
“It has been a wild ride, but so damn fun.”
In Spinster Sisters Co.’s case, the sky’s the limit. Perkins sees an endless amount of growth options, particularly setting her sights on opening even more retail shops in the near future. “I can’t wait to open more storefronts, hopefully in extended areas, introduce more products (stay tuned to social media for updates!), and expand the brand name itself,” she raves. Coming full circle, Perkins always puts an emphasis on dedication to education. Visit Spinster Sisters Co. in person and Perkins herself or a member of the team will be more than happy to discuss cosmetics and importance of how we take care of our bodies. “People, now more than ever, want to know that what they are using on their skin is safe. We are so happy to have a savvy customer base.” A true testament to the fundamental of the brand and a signal as to why it’s become so madly popular. Find Spinster Sisters Co. at one of their three local boutiques and in over 500 locations nationwide or online at spinstersisters.com @spinstersistersco
DENVER STYLE TRENDS TO TRY
MULES+ EMBROIDERY Photos by; Kylie Fitts, @kyliefitts Model: Teresa Swanstrom Anderson, @teresaswanstromanderson Hair & Makeup by; Kat Thomas, @katthomasstudio Styling by; Vanessa Samuel, @vanessalandlt
SWING INTO SUMMER WITH
AND EASY TO WEAR
TO FIT ANY LIFESTYLE.
Shop Teresa’s Look: Embroidered Tee $64, Embroidered Skinny Jeans $112, Relevant Goods @relevantgoods Tassel Kimono $289, Midnight Rambler @midnightramblerboutique Terracotta Mules $138, Goose and the Goat @gooseandgoat
EMBROIDERY Too scared to go big? Slowly introduce big trends into your wardrobe by starting with small accessories.
Embroidered Choker $12 , Midnight Rambler, @midnightramblerboutique Sassy Tassel Earrings $60, Conservatrice, @conservatrice
“Selena” Weekend Bag $258, Midnight Rambler Boutique @midnightramblerboutique
Embroidered Clutch $62, Sterre Boutique, @sterredenver
Shop Teresa’s Look: Embroidery Splatter Sweatshirt $72, Embroidery Splatter Denim $120, Earrings $27, Pink’s Denver, @pinksdenver
“Majorca” Taupe Mule $109, Rustic Thread Boutique, @rusticthread “The Andie” Cuff $86, Conservatrice, @conservatrice
WALK TO WORK
“Look at Me” Black Mule $70, Intrigue Boutique, @intrigueboutique
STEP BACK INTO TIME
Terracotta Mules $138, Goose and the Goat, @gooseandgoat
THE NEW “MOSCOW”
Shop Teresa’s Look: “Clarice” Snakeskin Mules $158, at Lady Jones Denver @ladyjonesdenver
Senior Picture Perfect DSM Teen Contributer: Penn Bedlock, @penn.beldock Photographed by: Regan Rouse, @seraphimfire Hair & Makeup by: Nicole Ramirez, @beautywithnicoler
High School Senior photos only come around once and planning ahead is key to capturing flawless photos that you’ll be proud to show your grandkids. Check out these Senior Styling tips from the soon-to-be-Senior Teen Contributor, Penn Beldock.
RESEARCH Explore what you want and know your goals
Take the time to research Senior Photographers that can capture the type of photos you want. Instagram is a great place to start! Schedule a meeting with your photographer to make sure you’re on the same page and bring examples of poses, locations, and outfits you’ve been thinking about. Share your idea board, so you’ll be able to reference ideas on photo shoot day.
Shop Penn’s Look:
Paisley Patterned Romper $54, Jewel Statement Earrings $18, Hailee Grace, @haileegraceboutique
PHOTO SHOOT DAY
Senior photos are not the time to completely change your look. Instead, opt for hair and makeup the way you’d actually wear it. Save the brunette to blonde for Summer break. Consider a light makeup application from a professional if you’re not quite sure where to begin.
Share your photos on your blog, with friends, family, and don’t forget to choose one for the yearbook!
say cheese: Gather what you need to get what you want
Start a ‘Prop-Box’ of meaningful items you’d like to feature in your photos. It could be an instruments, a piece of sports equipments, art supplies, or even cooking supplies for you culinary aficionados. KISY: keep it simply you! Wear something that really makes you happy and shows off who you really are. You’ll see your genuine self when you KISY.
Show your photographer some love by recommending them to your friends or Juniors that may be starting their research.
Don’t forget ÷÷ ÷÷ ÷÷ ÷÷
Prop Box Outfit Changes (wear something casual to keep clothes picture perfect ready) Touch-Up Supplies (extra hairspray, lip gloss, etc.) Charged Cell Phone (you’ll definitely have time for selfies and stories)
Shop Penn’s Look:
Off the Shoulder Muave Top $80, Hailee Grace, @haileegraceboutique Feaher Choker $20, Rooted, @rootedboutique
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3RD AVE. & DETROIT ST. Written By: Vanessa Samuel, @vanesslandlt Photos By: Kate Langley Photography, @kt_langley
HEAVEN’S NAILS + SPA
MACHETE’S TACOS + TEQUILAS
MAX’S WOMEN’S CLOTHING
SHOP MAX Women’s Clothing 264 Detroit St. @maxclothing
MAX Clothing carries some of the the top of the line fashion designers and moguls. From Victoria Beckham to Celine, you can find the latest and greatest when it comes to style and fashion. VINUE FOOD AND WINE BAR
244 Detroit St @avianocoffee
LIVE LOVE LASH
Cherry Creek Art Gallery
Live Love Lash
The Cherry Creek Art Gallery features Colorado artists that are also nationally known for their work. With paintings and sculptures throughout the gallery, audiences are inspired by the talent. The CCAG also has prints available for consumers.
Live Love Lash gives your eyes a flirtatious pop with their variety of eyelash extensions. With individualized rooms for privacy, you can relax while getting an eye makeover!
830 E 3rd Ave. @cherrycreekartgallery
2717 E 3rd Ave @livelovelash
MAX WOMEN’S CLOTHING
Artisan Center 2757 E 3rd Ave @artisancenter
The Artisan Center carries works from artists all over the world and especially, Colorado. This is the perfect place to get a unique gift for someone and there is something for everyone there! They also have a featured artist of the week!
Aviano has the relaxing combined with productive ambiance that is conducive for work meetings or for meeting up with friends before a day on the town!
257 Fillmore St #101 @dvsnwest
DVSN West has got the latest and greatest when it comes to sneakers and streetwear. Located in the heart of Cherry Creek North, this mens’ boutique collides street style with sophistication.
Machete Tacos + Tequila 2817 E 3rd Ave @machete.tequila.tacos
Cherry Creek Arts Festival July 1 - 3 @cherryarts
The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is a 3 day event that celebrates artistry in different forms. Starting in 1991, hundreds of thousands have attended this event to view the talent of many visual, performing and culinary artists in order to support art education in Colorado.
Heaven Nails + Spa
To get your nails TREATED, Heaven Nails and Spa brings a fabulous combination of LA and NYC vibes to Denver, with their glamorous decor and style, you’ll leave feeling like a celebrity!
Vinue Food and Wine Bar
2717 E 3rd Ave.
HEAVEN NAILS + SPA
Machete is the perfect place to go when you need a little vacation from life, and you do not have to leave Colorado! With their Mexican ambiance, you’ll feel like you’re on the beach in Mexico. Known for their tacos and tequila they are the perfect place to enjoy Taco Tuesday’s!
2817 E 3rd Ave @vinue_food_and_winebar
After a long day or week of work, Vinue is the perfect place to grab a cocktail or glass of wine to start off the weekend! With their elaborate list of appetizers and wines. Grab some friends and get the party started!
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DENVER’S MOBILE FASHION BOUTIQUES
PATTERNS AND POPS
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!
Katie LaSalle, @katie_lasalle
Featured on the Cover: Kyle Clark, @kyleclark9news
Britt Moreno, @brittkmoreno
Photos by: Alex Mabrey Photography, @alexmabrey Written by: Heather Okimoto, @heatherokimoto Hairstyling by: The Parlour Hair, @theparlour_hair Makeup by: Nicole Toledo Makeup Artistry, @nicoletoledomakeupartistry Shot on Location at Backyard on Blake, @backyardonblake
Reporting and delivering the news today can be a delicate duty, but Colorado’s newscasters do it with poise, style, and a lot of time, humor. For CBS4’s Britt Moreno, Channel 9’s Kyle Clark, and Channel 7 Katie LaSalle, being in front of the camera is a daily job where what you wear actually makes a difference. The wardrobe they choose from is their own, and whether the information is encouraging, devastating, uplifting, or just plain boring, choosing the right jacket, dress, or necklace can take some careful thought and can sometimes be memorable. For Kyle Clark, host of Next with Kyle Clark, selecting the right jacket to deliver the devastation of the Aurora Shooting did not come easy. He still remembers the jacket he wore, and that it took months to feel comfortable enough to put it back on. “Clothes can sometimes be a memory of specific moments in news,” says the handsome blue eyed anchor. With over 100 jackets in his collection and the prestigious honor of Buzzfeed’s Top 5 Hottest News Anchors in the World, Kyle Clark makes getting dressed a story of interest. His watch, one of the first wristwatches approved for railroad workers, passed down three generations. (Prior to wristwatches, only pocket watches were approved to keep trains on time) Or, the jacket that ‘started it all’, the same jacket his grandpa wore to his dad’s graduation. “If you can wear stuff with meaning, than why not?” Austin native and newly engaged Britt Moreno made Colorado her home four years ago and she’s not looking back. The Emmy-Award winning reporters spirited compassion is felt through every newscast, and the Wednesday’s Child Foster Care advocate takes being in the spotlight seriously. Britt tackles tough to talk about stories with a polished demeanor and says that she learned from her dad that ‘a smile and good posture will give you confidence’. If the sun’s out, you’ll most likely find local weekend weather anchor, Katie LaSalle enjoying one of Denver’s fabulous patios. With a previous local programming job in Aspen, Katie, is well aware of Colorado’s changing weather and gives us a forecast that’s always bright with her smile. After a short time in Oregon, the recently returned journalist spends her time enjoying the outdoors with an energetic lifestyle full of activities that include hiking, yoga, and even ice skating. Whether you’re watching in the morning, evening, or weekend, Denver’s smart and chic local journalists’ share their personal style stories with us daily.
Kyle Clark, Evening Anchor, 9News and Next with Kyle Clark, @kyleclark9news Kyle Clark doesn’t believe in extraneous clothes to choose from, he generally gets rid of items he doesn’t wear, and takes pride in what he keeps. Including this Vintage Rockmount Hops Shirt, featuring custom embroidery, shotgun sleeves, and smiling pockets. The home-brewer, self-proclaimed beer geek and dad to pup Porter doesn’t take his style too seriously, but will always wear items of interest.
Katie LaSalle, Weather and News Anchor ABC Denver7, @katie_lasalle Katie’s easy going positive approach to weather is mimicked in her free-spirited, down to earth style. The active anchor’s wardrobe includes feminine dresses with simple details to high performance lifestyle wear that takes her to some of Colorado’s most pristine sights. The world-traveled Katie, tends to choose a palette that is bright, cheery, flattering, but most of all, comfortable.
Britt Moreno, Morning Anchor, CBS4, @brittkmoreno Brittâ€™s on and off-air looks include fit and flared frocks that that flawlessly hug her petite frame donned with heels that have a little extra height. The bride-to-beâ€™s favorite accessory is her locally designed engagement ring that sparkles and stuns from across any room and credits her stand-up straight posture to years dancing before sitting at a news desk.
Shop Katie’s Look: Blue Jumpsuit $225, Goldyn, @shopgoldyn Wood + Plastic Necklace $24, White Romper $50, Common Era, @commonera Floral Maxi Dress $64, Leather Jacket $78, Inspyre, @inspyreboutique Earrings, The Mischief Collective, @themischiefcollective
Shop Britt’s Look: Lace Dress $92, Gladys Blue Heels $310, Sous Le Lit, @souslelit Carven Baby Doll Dress $450, Perch Vail @perchvail Engagement Ring, Mark’s Diamonds, @mark_hadleydiamonds
Shop Kyleâ€™s Look: Bamboo Blazer $795, Blue Button Up $149, Ratio Clothing, @ratioclothingdenver Huerfano Tobacco Shoes $250, Sous Le Lit, @souslelit
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ANTLERS ON THE CREEK BED AND BREAKFAST
A DENVER STYLE SHOPCATION
DURANGO Written and Photos by: Kelsey Bigelow, @kelseybigelow
Drive From Denver: 6 Hours, 336 Miles
Less ski town, more history stop, Durango is an unusual mountain town, full of hidden shopping treasures, stellar food and surprising sites. Tucked in the San Juan Mountains lies the small college town of Durango. About 30 minutes from the Colorado / New Mexico state line, Durango shares more in common culturally with the southwest than with other Colorado mountain towns. This area is the site of numerous Native American ruins, petroglyphs and cliff dwellings like Mesa Verde,
home to the Ancestral Puebloans. It’s also home to outdoor adventures like rafting down the Animas River, mountain biking or hiking with trails at every turn. The drive from Denver to Durango will take you along two lane highways over mountain passes and through rural ranch lands.
Stop at the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve for a stretch. If you’re looking for a relaxing dip, we suggest checking out the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs outside of Buena Vista or a stop at Pagosa Springs. You can elect to take the Million Dollar Highway on the San Juan Skyway into town for unimaginable views of the San Juans. Be warned - this
drive has been named one of the “World’s Most Dangerous Drives” by USA Today. Once you arrive in town, stretch your legs along Main St., visit Fort Lewis College for breathtaking views of Durango and it’s surrounding or head up into the canyons and back in time.
SHOP Spaaah Shop & Day Spa:
Antlers on the Creek Bed & Breakfast
934 Main Ave. @spaaahshopanddayspa If you need to unwind from life’s stressors, the Spaaah offers full day treatment packages for just $215. This spa/beauty shop also sells beauty product favorites like Bare Minerals and features the only blowout bar in Durango. Check out their selection of locally made candles and soaps, which smell divine.
801 Main Ave. @silksparrow This boutique carries pieces that are priced for even a college student’s budget. Right next door to Lively Boutique, all items are under $85. The boho styles here are suited for a warm summer’s night spent on a patio or an afternoon party. They also carry an eclectic selection of affordable shoes.
835 Main Ave. @dolce_boutique_durango There’s something here for every member of your girl gang, no matter size, style or budget. Pieces start at just $20 and nothing’s over $100. Recently, Dolce left their home of four years and moved to a larger location directly on Main St. which let them expand their size selection, now offering up to a size 18.
Antlers on the Creek Bed & Breakfast:
999 Lightner Creek Road @antlersdurango This bed and breakfast feels worlds away but is tucked just four miles outside of town. Take it easy outside on the wide open deck next to a roaring fire with a great read or enjoy a glass of complimentary wine during the nightly Happy Hour. Pamper yourself with a pick off the Pillow Menu for a relaxing night’s rest. You’ll be ready for a busy day of sightseeing when you wake with a multi-course, fresh and flavorful breakfast from Chef Kurtis. Make sure you grab a freshly baked cookie or two for the road.
1022 Main Ave. @carverbrewing A Bakery turned brewery, this is the 2nd oldest microbrewery in the state. (They lost out to Hickenlooper because of some misfiled paperwork.) They’re still popular for their breads at breakfast, including a biscuit bread bowl. However, we enjoyed a stop here for dinner. Normal brew pub favorites can be expected but are elevated with fresh ingredients from the Carver Farm. Try one of their famous IPAs; the citrus flavors and light body will convert even the most finicky beer drinker.
18 Town Plaza Located off Main St. in an unassuming shopping center, this 50’s style diner makes everything fresh and from scratch. If you have a sweet tooth, you’re in luck. Their cinnamon rolls and pies will hit the spot. Or cool off after a bike around town with a handmade milk shake. If you’re hungry, a sky high “Oscar’s Fan Club” or burger will satisfy any appetite before you get on the road for your next adventure.
SPAAAH SHOP & DAY SPA
Animas Trading Company:
1015 Main Ave. @animastradingco A local favorite, this affordable gift and clothing shop deals in unique finds for free spirited travelers. Owner Cathy Wakeman travels to Thailand once a year to stock the boutique and you’ll find items here that you won’t find elsewhere. If you can’t make it into the shop, find them on the road this summer at Telluride’s Ride festival or the Palisade Bluegrass festival. TIMBLE HOT SPRINGS
SEE Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad:
479 Main Ave. @dsngrr You’ll need to set aside an entire day to take this winding 45 mile long ride along the Animas River. Originally, this rail line was built to move ore from the mines and transport passengers to steep mining towns like Silverton. Today’s trains are from the 1920s and are maintained in original condition. Choose the open air car option for stunning views of the mountains as you ride.
865 Main Ave. @urbanmarketdurango This one stop shop has a gift for anyone you know from hanging planters to trinkets for a home bar. Head next door and up the stairs of the historic Gardenswartz building for their newly reopened furniture shop and design center.
809 Main Ave. Shop here for chic activewear that fits any outdoor adventure you have planned while you’re in town. Clothing here is affordable and thoughtfully curated. They also offer a free instore yoga class from The Sweaty Buddha every Friday morning, no matter the season.
Trimble Hot Springs: 6475 County Road 203 The first Trimble Hot Springs was built in 1882 and, since that time, has seen many different owners, hotels of varying size on site and celebrity visitors. Currently, the hot springs have an Olympic sized pool perfect for families heated to 82° and a smaller natural water pool that can get up to 104°. Get there early, grab a spot on the lawn and spend the day soaking. LIVELY BOUTIQUE
651 Main Ave. @bluboutiques Here, you’ll find unique upscale boho statement pieces and designer denim. These are pieces made for someone with an adventurous style. If you’re getting a strong urge to run to the beach after your visit, it might be because they have a sister store in Cabo San Lucas.
DINE Nini’s Taqueria:
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Crow’s Closet Beads and Beyond Old Colorado Vintage Eureka Clothing
552 Main Ave. Grab a bite at this gem between your train ride and a stroll down Main St. If you can, choose a spot on the spacious back patio. It’s tucked away and quiet. The real good stuff here is the handmade tacos and salads with a multitude of sauces to choose from. You won’t leave hungry or broke - a small nacho plate can feed three people and a single massive taco is just $3.
Antlers on the Creek Bed & Breakfast
SPRUCE UP YOUR SPACE Photos by: Kelsey Bigelow, @kelseybigelow
Curate an inviting home space and shake things up for summer with these local finds.
A BOSS BABE A neon reminder when you’re burning the midnight oil.
YOUR BRILLIANT BRACELETS
Display your stacks of bright bangles this jewelry holder.
“Hustle” Neon Light $80, Wish Gifts, @wishgiftsdenver
SELFIE SHOW OFFS Frame your memorable moments. Craft Belly Frame $44, Reverie Living, @reverieliving
GOAL GETTERS Inspire yourself to cross off items on your to-do list. Mountains vs. Plains Print $25, River North Workshop, @rivernorthworkshop
Jewelry Holder $20, Reverie Living, @reverieliving
#WINEWEDNESDAY Store your favorite bottles and be prepared for rosé all day. Wine Rack $68, Reverie Living, @reverieliving
STASHING YOUR STUFF
Fruits and veggies shine brilliant and within reach. Silver Fruit Bowl $38, Reverie Living, @reverieliving
RING BLING Stack your favorites on handmade ceramic holders. Ceramic Ring Holders $35, Spinster Sisters,@spinstersistersco
Stow the solo small stuff that doesn’t have anywhere else to go. Keep your book stacks orderly with agate bookends. Small Numbered Bags $14, Conservatrice, @conservatrice
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Bookends $90, Relevent Goods, @releventgoods
CANNED GOODS MEET THE TIN TINKERER – THOMAS ALTHAUS Photos by: Noah Berg Photography, @noahbergphotography Written by: Jordan Jackson, @denvershewrote
When Thomas Althaus created a tenth year anniversary gift for his wife, he never could guessed that a creative life endeavor was just about to unfold. CANNED GOODS is an authentic, industrial lineup of earrings, bracelets, wallet clips, necklaces and beyond, made of simple tin cans. Each design is uniquely handcrafted for a stylish and sophisticated consumer. But back to its conception - CANNED GOODS started following a no-gift policy created by Althaus and his wife in order to save money for travel adventures. In true maker fashion, Althaus researched the occasion’s traditional element and composed a concept. Using tools from the garage and a little bit of imagination, a statement pair earrings with a coordinating bracelet was brought to fruition. The tin can turned en vogue quickly caught speed. His wife adored the present. Her friends took notice as well. Within no time at all, bantering of a new business began between the pair. So how does an average person make the shift to designer, maker and retail start-up entrepreneur? Althaus just so happens to be a small town Illinois native. Growing up in a farming community gave him the opportunity to work with his hands. “I was around different types of equipment growing up. I had the basic knowledge of how to work with metal and tools.” Pair this humble beginning with a fashion forward mother, and you’re left with a uniquely talented skillset. “My older brother took a lot of the workload. I was younger so I was able to hang out with Mom and shop with her in Chicago.” The experience resulted in a one-of-a-kind businessperson, drawn to aesthetically please designs, neatly partnered with the talents to create. While building the company, Althaus notes that there were a number of “AHA” moments. The first being when he pitched the idea to their original retail partner and landed a 100-piece contract. Another moment? When CANNED GOODS did their very first market and successfully honed the company’s story. “Something really clicked during realization that people loved to hear about our beginning. As we do more events, we’ve had a lot of repeat customers, which is the ultimate compliment. We also have customers who have heard about us from friends, and other customers repeating our mission. That feels good.” In addition, Althaus also beams with pride when highlighting moments such as CANNED GOODS first appearance on a red carpet for a major movie premiere. And, of course, the company’s give back program. For each item purchased, CANNED GOODS will donate a can of food to charity. “It’s an incredible feeling to deliver cans of food for our CAN DO GOOD program to organizations that do so much for the community. It’s so special. Each of these experiences give reassurance of our business direction, momentum, and how we CAN DO GOOD together.” The products are available for purchase online or picked up locally at a number of storefront and tradeshows. In particular, you’ll note CANNED GOODS massively impressive staging at Denver events such as Flea. Althaus transforms the space into a different world, noting that this is all a part of his branding strategy. He hopes to evoke a feeling inspired by a raw but refined lifestyle. Even as CANNED GOODS keeps grooving in a great direction, there’s always room for more. The brand is determined to remain hungry for opportunities in design, noting that their spirit will be forever young and courageous. They are currently working on a strategy to make all of their beautiful pieces easily accessible to more shoppers. “We are in an exciting stage of growth, opportunity and challenge. We feel confident about our image, story and product. It’s now time to formulate the best method to broadcast all of those integral elements to the masses. We want to help people feel good, look good, and do good wearing their CANNED GOODS.” Shop Canned Goods online at cannedgoods.net or @cannedgoodsco
Business of Blogging Written by: Samantha Brewers, @sj_breww Photos by: Kylie Fitts, @kyliefitts
WHEN YOU’RE FEELING STUMPED IN THE FASHION DEPARTMENT, WHERE CAN YOU GO TO FIND A DOSE OF INSPIRATION? WHEN YOU’RE STRUGGLING TO GET CREATIVE FOR THAT DINNER PARTY YOU’RE THROWING NEXT WEEK, WHERE CAN YOU FIND A KICK-ASS RECIPE? WHEN YOU FEEL ALONE IN A SEA OF STRANGERS, WHERE CAN YOU FIND A CONNECTION - A FRIEND? 32
The correct answer is blogs. In today’s society, you can find a blog for nearly every topic of interest. Due to the ever-present world of social media, it’s almost hard to not stumble across blogs here and there that spark your interest. A photo catches your eye, you instinctively follow their Instagram account, and there you have it. You’re hooked. A continuous cycle brought on by us, the readers, that allows these passionate individuals an outlet for creativity. Blogs generally consist of a well-thought out website, flawless photographs, up-todate social media, and sometimes, even events. What’s a little less obvious, is the time, money and effort put in by the single human running the entire operation. Through the eye of the lens, it all appears effortless. So, what keeps these bloggers afloat? After surveying and interviewing a sample of local bloggers, it became evident that the business of blogging isn’t cut and dry. For instance, it may appear as if bloggers don’t have day jobs, or other responsibilities weighing on their shoulders. Wrong. Only 25 percent of our surveyed bloggers work on their pages full time, and only 50 percent of these blogs are actually registered businesses.
Time for the real question. If that’s the case, how in the world do bloggers make money? Although the most common answer was paid advertising, we were able to uncovered some other creative methods. Michelle Paige of She’s Not So Basic launched her blog’s website in February 2017, and has already integrated her passion as a stylist as a business tactic. She offers a Skype consultation, and variety of packages ranging from one to four hours of styling assistance. “The beautiful thing with styling, is since so many clothing companies ship for free or have digital stores today, it only makes sense to hire a digital stylist to help pull clothes from outside of your local area,” said Page. Local food and travel blogger, Lauren Grier of Climbing Grier Mountain, has her own set of strategies up her sleeve. With a background in finance and seven years of blogging under her belt, she has established an impressive range of partnership opportunities. “My financial background always screams ‘diversify.’ Beyond just recipe development there are brand ambassadorships, food making videos, sharing on Instagram, ads, etc that make up other portions of the financial pie,” said Grier.
Statistically speaking, every blog falls into its own category. Whether a blogger works full-time or part-time, has 800 Instagram followers or 8,000, makes a living from their site or just enough to grab a cup of coffee, there is one thing they all do have in common. They are all part of the same community. A community of driven creatives who sacrifice their time and energy to connect with you.
“My financial background always screams ‘diversify.’” - Lauren Grier
BEYOND THE BLOG Michelle Paige - She’s Not So Basic @shesnotsobasic Launched in February 2017 10,300+ Instagram Followers “The goal with She’s Not So Basic is to inspire other women to be unapologetically true to themselves. I hope to share with the world the freedom that comes with blocking out the noise and just being yourself.” Michelle Paige, founder of She’s not so basic, always felt a bit off beat. After moving across the country to Colorado, she held on to this feeling, struggling to find a sense of self-acceptance. Instead of falling down, she stood up and decided to embrace who she is. Blogging became her outlet, allowing her to make connections with like-minded women, and express herself through fashion. Since launching her site in February 2017, she has integrated styling services into her blog, and hopes to eventually offer an ecourse. Her long term goal is to transition into a full-time blogger. Who is Michelle Paige now? She’s anything but basic.
Lauren Grier - Climbing Grier Mountain @griermountain Launched in 2010 8,600 Instagram Followers “I am passionate about blogging because it feeds my entrepreneurial and creative spirit.” After seven years of blogging, Lauren Grier was finally able to ditch the 9-5 and transition into blogging full-time (not to mention, she was also writing a manuscript for her first cookbook!). Her previous career in the financial industry was just the foundation she needed to make Climbing Grier Mountain not only a successful blog, but business as well. In addition to working 50+ hours a week on her blog, her family owns and operates two restaurants in Manhattan, Kansas. Her bountiful experience in the food industry, background in finance and driven personality have allowed her to make a living doing what she loves.
IN NUMBERS We polled a group of local bloggers about how they receive their income and you might be a little surprised. See who responded and the full results on our blog. 50 40
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PRINT PLAY Photos by: Autumn Cutaia, @autumncutaiaphoto Written by: Aaron Rodriguez, @blankcanvasfashion Model: John Chapman, @johnchapmanthefourth
Interested in a little pattern, but not sure where to start? Accessories are an easy way to add interest and pull an outfit together. Look for pocket squares that pop, socks with style, and shoes that’ll make people stop for a second look. Shop John’s Look: Publish Pants $95, DVSN West, @dvsnwest “K.Bell.” Socks $14, Shoes $48, True Love Shoes and Accessories, @trueloveshoes
Introduce yourself to prints and patterns that go beyond striped and polka dots in these stylishly smooth local menswear options.
Ready for the next step? Take on prints and tackle patterns with pieces that make more of a statement. Look for pieces that you’ll have fun wearing and are easy to match. Use your favorite things as inspiration for pattern play. Pizza printed shoes and camouflaged hats available in local boutiques make adding pattern to your wardrobe easy as pizza pie. Shop John’s Look: Camo Hat $29.99, Eptm Yellow Shorts $45, Pizza Vans $60, MAM Couture Boutique, @mamcoutureboutique Grey Print Shirt $22, True Love Shoes and Accessories, @trueloveshoes
NEVER LOOK BACK
Mixing prints does not have to be dreadful. Start with a small print that looks similar to a solid from afar. Contrast a small print with a bolder print or larger scaled patterns for a well dressed layered look.
Shop John’s Look: Blackpool Coach Jacket $88, Brown Pants $120, DVSN West, @dvsnwest Blue & White Button Up $38, True Love Shoes and Accessories, @trueloveshoes Belt $95, Sully & Co, @sullyandco
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Photos by: Gina (Galina) Khrestsov, GaleRisa Photography, @galerisaphtog
MANDY ANDERSON @milehighthrifter
LILIA ZAICHKO @lilia_zaichko
CHRISTINA ZAIHKO @christina.zaichko
SHIELA DEFOREST @milehighfashions
LOCAL STREET STYLE MEETS AMERICAâ€™S
COURTNEY ROBERTSON @court.robertson
MARIA FERMIN @beautytipsbyml
AARON RODRIGUEZ @blankcanvasfashion
THE RESOURCE GUIDE
Denver’s most comprehensive list of fashion, style, and beauty brands, boutiques, style professionals,and fashion influencers
CONSERVATRICE 234 Broadway www.conservatrice.com @conservatrice $$ ♀
RUSTIC THREAD 1 Old Town Square #101 www.rusticthread.com @rusticthread $$ ♀
STARLET 26 Broadway www.shopstarlet.com @starletboutiques
GOLDYN 2040 W 30th Ave www.shopgoldyn.com @shopgoldyn $$$ ♀
COMMON THREADS 2707 Spruce St. shopcommonthreads.com @shopcommonthreads $♀
INTRIGUE BOUTIQUE 2405 W 32nd Ave www.shopintrigueboutique.com @shopintrigueboutique $♀
INSPYRE BOUTIQUE Adventurous boutiques in Colorado 1810 30th St. www.inspyreboutique.com @inspyreboutique $ ♀
JEWELIUS 2436 W. 44th Ave. facebook.com/Jewelius @jeweliusboutique $♀
CHERRY CREEK AILLEA BEAUTY pure.trusted.beauty 3000 E 1st Ave #203 www.aillea.com @ailleabeauty $♀ INSPYRE BOUTIQUE Adventurous boutiques in Colorado 171 Detroit St. www.inspyreboutique.com @inspyreboutique $ ♀ STITCH BOUTIQUE Trend Spotting to Trend Setting 2636 E 3rd Ave. www.stitchboutique.net @stitchboutiquedenver $♀
MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 2438 W 44th Ave midnightramblerboutique.com @midnightramblerboutique $$ ♀ PATTERNS AND POPS 1620 Platte St. Ste F
RATIO CLOTHING 2559 16th St. www.ratioclothing.com @ratioclothing $$ ♂ RUBY JANE 3616 W 32nd Ave www.ShopRubyJane.com @rubyjane.valleygirl boutique $$ ♀ RUSTIC THREAD 3716 W 32nd Ave. www.rusticthread.com @rusticthread $$ ♀
STITCH BOUTIQUE Trend Spotting to Trend Setting 4500 W. 38th Ave. #100 www.stitchboutique.net @stitchboutiquedenver $♀ STARLET 3450 W 32nd Ave www.shopstarlet.com @starletboutiques $♀
LARIMER SQUARE AILLEA BEAUTY pure.trusted.beauty 1430 Larimer St. www.aillea.com @ailleabeauty $♀ FRINJE 1408 Larimer St. #101 www.frinjefashion.com @shopfrinje $♀
LITTLETON DETAILS BOUTIQUE 2359 W. Main St. www.detailsboutique.com @detailsboutique $ ♀ INSPYRE BOUTIQUE Adventurous boutiques in Colorado 8501 W Bowles Ave. inspyreboutique.com @inspyreboutique $ ♀
LONETREE INSPYRE BOUTIQUE Adventurous boutiques in Colorado 8441 S. Yosemite St. Suite #1 inspyreboutique.com @inspyreboutique $ ♀
THE RESOURCE GUIDE BOUTIQUES VALLEYGIRL BOUTIQUE 125 S Main St. Breckenridge 142 Beaver Creek Pl. Avon 225 Main St. Edwards www.ShopRubyJane.com @rubyjane.valleygirl boutique $$ ♀
MOBILE DENVER STREET BOUTIQUE denverstreetboutique.com @denverstreetboutique $♀ ELECTRIC DREAM BOUTIQUE www.denverstreet
RINO ERICO MOTORSPORTS Exciting Exotic European 2855 Walnut St.
@ericomotorsports $$ ♀ ♂
FRINJE 172 Gore Creek Dr. Vail 124 Beaver Creek Dr. Avon www.frinjefashion.com @shopfrinje $♀
@electricdreamboutique $♀ EVEY K www.eveyk.com @eveykboutique $♀
INSPYRE BOUTIQUE Adventurous boutiques in Colorado www.inspyreboutique.com @inspyreboutique $♀
MAM COUTURE BOUTIQUE 2369 E Evans Ave www.mamcoutureboutique.com @mamcoutureboutique $♂
PLATT PARK COMMON THREADS 1575 S Pearl Street shopcommonthreads.com @commonthreads consignment $♀
PATTERNS & POPS Sweet treats for your closet! www.patternsandpops.com
@patternsandpops $ ♀
WISH GIFTS 750 S University Blvd www.wishgiftsdenver.com @wishgiftsdenver $♀♂
MOUNTAINS RUBY JANE 232 S Main St. Breckenridge www.ShopRubyJane.com @rubyjane.valleygirl boutique $$ ♀
$ Most Items Under $100 $$ Most Items Under $200 $$$ Most Items Under $300
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THE RESOURCE GUIDE DESIGNERS BLOOM AND PRESS Jewelry Designer www.bloomandpress.com @bloomandpress
LAWRENCE + LARIMER Clothing Designer www.lawrenceandlarimer.com @lawrenceandlarimer
CANNED GOODS Jewelry Designer www.cannedgoods.net @cannedgoodsco
MOUNTAIN MOON TEES Clothing Designer www.mountainmoontees.com @mountainmoontees
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AUTUMN CUTAIA Photographer www.autumncutaia.com @autumncutaiaphotos
GINA KHRESTOV Photographer www.galerisablog.com @galerisaphotog
MICHAEL TEAK Photographer www.michaelteak.com @michaelteak
ALEX MABREY Photographer www.alexmabreyphotography.com @alexmabrey
KEN HOWARD Photographer www.k3images.com @k3images
NICOLE TOLEDO Makeup Artist www.nicoletoledomakeupartistry.com @nicoletoledomakeupartistry
NICOLE RAMIREZ Makeup Artist www.beautywithnicoleramirez.com @beautywithnicoler
KATIE LANGLEY Photographer www.ktlangleyphotography.com @kt_langley
NOAH BERG Photographer www.noahbergphotography.com @noahbergphotography
DANIELLE WEBSTER Photographer www.daniellewebster.com @daniellewebsterphotography
KYLIE FITTS Photographer www.kyliefitts.com @kyliefitts
REGAN ROUSE Photographer www.seraphimfirephotography.com @seraphimfirephotography
BLOGGERS BLANK CANVAS FASHION www.blankcanvasfashion.com @blankcanvasfashion
DENVER SHE WROTE www.denvershewrote.com @denvershewrote
VANESSALAND www.vanessalandlt.com @vanessalandlt
BEAUTY TIPS BY ML www.btips365.com @beautytipsbyml
TEEN FASHION TAKEOVER www.teenfashiontakeover.com @penn.beldock
VODKA AND BIRTHDAY CAKE www.vodkaandbirthdaycake.com @vodkaandbirthdaycake
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THE PARLOUR SALON 1037 Walnut St. theparlour.net @theparlour_hair
THE PARLOUR SALON 309 E. Mountain Ave. theparlour.net @theparlour_hair
RUTH & JAMES SALON 5218 E. Colfax Ave www.ruthandjamessalon.com @ruthandjamessalon
GLAMOUR BAR DSM Exclusive Discount: 20% Off with Mention Denver’s Premier Beauty Bar 955 Lincoln St. Unit E www.glamourbardenver.com @glamourbardenver
THE PARLOUR SALON 3040 Blake St., #141 theparlour.net @theparlour_hair
PEAK 10 SKIN Pure.Clean.Effective www.peak10skin.com @peak10skin
$ THE PARLOUR SALON 218 E. 7th Ave. theparlour.net @theparlour_hair
WASHINGTON PARK THE PARLOUR SALON 365 E. Alameda Ave. theparlour.net @theparlour_hair
HIGHLANDS THE PARLOUR SALON 3630 W. 32nd Ave. theparlour.net @theparlour_hair
EDGEWATER I HEART SKIN DSM Exclusive Discount: “HEARTDSM” Skincare with a little heart. 5451 W 32nd Ave. www.iheartskindenver.com @iheartskindenver
KAT STUDIO Life isn’t perfect but your hair can be. 10139 Bluffmont Ln. @katthomasstudio
THE PARLOUR SALON 1736 Wynkoop St. theparlour.net @theparlour_hair
THE PARLOUR SALON 645 C Flatiron Marketplace Dr. theparlour.net @theparlour_hair
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VANESSA BARCUS Written By: Brittany Rowan, @vodkaandbirthdaycake Photos by: Danielle Webster, @daniellewebsterphotography Shot on Location at Hudson Hill, @hudsonhilldenver
Vanessa Barcus seems more like an artist than a fashion boutique owner, but if you’ve been into her store, Goldyn, you know she is much more than someone who simply sells the season’s latest pieces; she’s a savvy business woman, artist, curator, and supporter of small designers. Goldyn is part gallery, featuring and selling local art, and part boutique, offering quality clothing and jewelry that, as of Fall 2017, will only come from small, independent designers. BR: How would you describe Goldyn’s Style? VB: Investment Casual Pieces BR: Where are your designers from? VB: The vast majority of our designers are out of New York, quite a few out of LA, Seattle, Atlanta; a lot of local designers as well. BR: Do you support strictly domestic designers? VB: I’m weary of the whole “USA only” thing, because there’s beautifully made things that are ethically made outside of the US as well. Several of our designers work with women’s sewing collectives, like Mara Hoffman. [who] changed her production to only be with sustainable, ethical production. I think her line had sort of gotten away from who she is as a person and so she brought it back. That’s why we want to support her. BR: You have a lot of really cool jewelry in your store; where does that all come from? VB: Little known fact, we sell more jewelry than clothing. It can be neck and neck sometimes, but we have so much jewelry and have such a range. BR: How do you choose what you’re buying for future seasons? VB: I’m always paying attention when I’m traveling and when I’m shopping. I read tons of blogs. I get a million emails a day from designers and we work with some of the best showrooms in New York so they send me new lines they are picking up. On my phone is a running list of who I want to look at come next market. BR: How would you describe Denver style? VB: Comfort and versatility are key here. Obviously, Denver is known for being super active, so things here need to be able to transition from being active to evening. What I’ve been pleasantly surprised by is that doesn’t mean that Denver isn’t fashion forward. We can sell stuff right out of the gate that is coming off the runways, as long as it’s casual, comfortable, and versatile. That’s the key. BR: Who inspires you? VB: I don’t watch TV or care about celebrities at all, but there are a few cool girls who I am more interested in…Solange is amazing, Miranda July has really cool style, Jenny Lewis from Nice as Fuck. I love her style. They kind of have a girl gang going on in New York and they’re really cute. Also, Bjork, Tennessee Thomas, Mia Moretti, and Marina Abramovic. BR: What is a typically Denver weekend for you? VB: There are so many events happening in this city now, it’s crazy. I Most weekends I am going to some kind of work related event, whether that’s a fashion show or some friend’s art opening, and then I’m usually going to a concert and then I’m trying to balance that out with some kind of down time like doing yoga or going on a hike, getting into nature. I guess I’m pretty cliché Denver in that way. BR: What has been the most rewarding part of being a business owner? VB: [...]being a part of creating this fashion community in Denver and supporting all these small artists who are just getting started and mentoring them and that’s fulfilling. BR: What do you want people to know about Goldyn? VB: I want people to know that we’re not intimidating. Yes we’re a higher price point, but I welcome everybody to come in and have fun, and we just want people to be able to express themselves and really what we do is help women of all shapes, ages, sizes, and walks of life feel good about themselves and feel they can express who they truly are. We’re not just about everybody trying to fit into one size or clone a supermodel or anything, that’s not what we’re about. Shop Goldyn at 2040 W. 30th Ave. or www.shopgoldyn.com
Read Vanessa’s full interview at www.denverstylemagazine.com/vanessabarcus
Published on May 24, 2017
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