ISSUE NO. 8
Fashion. Style. Beauty. Community.
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FROM US t wo you In January, we celebrated TWO incredibly dynamic years with the people that have been there from the beginning, YOU. THANK YOU for continuing to show up for us.
THANK YOU FOR CELEBRATING, SUPPORTING, AND BEING A PART OF A COMMUNITY WITH NO BOUNDARIES. In a time marked with division around every corner, we see more and more that you are a city and a community that is built on inclusivity, togetherness, and kindness. Our city is home to many groups who believe in building longer tables with a seat for everyone. We are delighted to share a few of these groups with you, creating a future that reflects the ideals of our present. In our eighth issue, our chic Community Blog Contributors share their street style to help you fashionably transition your look, including a closet clean out that results in the wardrobe you’ve been waiting for. The new year is time to shake it up and try something new. If your resolution includes getting fit, check out our picks for flattering workout wear and accessories that will help you look good and feel even better. Or recharge your beauty routine with products that easily integrate into your current practice. Find your inner glow and shake off winter with makeup selections that flatter any face. Denver, you’ll always be where our heart is. This city is where we continue to see businesses thrive through struggle. The community here is vibrant and we’re really right around the winter corner from the best part of the year to celebrate in new ways. You will always have a spot at our table.
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STAFF HE AT HE R O KI MOT O Ma s t e r C h ie f @h e a t h e ro k imo t o
K ELS EY B I GELOW Cre a t o r o f O p p o r t u n it e s @ke lse yb ig e lo w
A S HL E E E S T EB AN A d v e r t i s i n g Ma ve n @a s h l e e . e s te b a n
K Y LI E F I TTS Co n t e n t Co n n o isse u r @kyl ie f it t s
KAT E KI L L O R AN S o c i a l M e d i a Ma st e r @ ms k a t e l o u ise
GI NA MARTI NEZ- STR ANS K Y Co mmu n it y Blo g Co mmissio n e r @g in a mms
CONTRIBUTORS PENN BELDOCK @tft.denver
SAM FOGGIO @emeraldsofthed
SAMANTHA BREWERS @sj_breww
JORDAN JACKSON @denvershewrote
DUSTYN DEERMAN @dustdee
AARON RODRIGUEZ @blankcanvasfashion
MARIA FERMIN @beautytipsbyml
NICOLE TOLEDO @nicoletoledomakeupartistry
PHOTOGRAPHERS NOAH BERG @walnutstreetphotography
KAYLA FELDMAN @kaylafeldmanphotography
ALISON EMERICK @alison.emerick
GINA KHRESTSOV @galerisaphotog
KYLIE FITTS @kyliefitts
K.T. LANGLEY @kt_langley
STYLISTS CHELSEA NORDSTROM @chelseaonthedaily
DENVER STYLE MAGAZINE
ISSUE NO. 8
YOU CAN SIT WITH US
Motivating style to help you reach your fitness goals.
Open armed community groups with a seat waiting for you.
An in-depth look at the mobile boutiques with no place to park.
THE RESOURCE GUIDE Coloradoâ€™s most comprehensive list of fashion, style and beauty brands, boutiques, style professionals, and fashion influencers.
FIND THE FASHION TRUCKS
ROYAL JEWELS, 5 ZIP IT REAL GOOD, 23
28TH + WALNUT ST., 25 DOWNTOWN DENVER, 11
JENNY BAKER-STRASBURG, 4 STITCH BOUTIQUE, 30 MATTHEW SHAW, 43
CLOSET CLEAN OUT, 13 ILLUMINATE YOU, 3 RESTORE YOUR ROUTINE, 29 TEEN FASHION TAKEOVER, 31 DENIM DICTIONARY, 33
DENVER STYLE MAGAZINE
Photos by Gina (Galina) Khrestsov GaleRisa Photography @galerisaphotog
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AMBER VAN COURT @amberbutbetter
LYNN KOVES @unlimitedyoga
CHRISTIAN TAYLOR @balanceyogaandnutrition
DENVER STYLE MAGAZINEâ€™S
Community Blog Contributors SHARE THEIR
street style. TAURA DEACON @golden_warrior
CARA MCINTIRE @neverskipbrunch
MARIA FERMIN @beautytipsbyml
ILLUMINATE Written by: Nicole Toledo, @nicoletoledomakeupartistry Photos by: Kylie Fitts @kyliefitts
RADIANCE IS IN!
Welcome a fresh take on customizable products that enlighten and brighten from Makeup Artist, Nicole Toledo.
Think you can’t wear a facial oil because your skin is oily? Surprisingly not true. Using concentrated oils naturally balance oil production resulting in clear, hydrated skin. No matter your skin type, oil is Winter’s remedy to dry chapped skin. Use sparingly and massage into skin. Try a balancing oil that equalizes your skin’s PH or combat acne with Rose Blossom infused oil that naturally fights bacteria. Mullein & Sparrow Body Oil in “Rose Blossom” or “Lavender Blossom” $18, Suki Balancing Facial Oil $32.95, AILLEA Beauty
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Flawless Foundation GET RID OF THE DULL PRODUCTS THAT AREN’T WORKING FOR YOU AND CHOOSE MAKEUP THAT ENHANCES YOUR GLOW.
Shine at any age! If you’re concerned with a shimmery shadow caking in your crease, start with neutral matte eyeshadow and layer a shimmer shadow for a subtle shine. Or, add depth to your eyes and create textural contrast by wearing a shimmer liner. Make your own long-lasting eyeliner by using a wet angled brush with a shimmery powder across your lash line for a dazzling look. Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Eyeliner in “Carnevale” $14, Vert Beauty Bodyography Cream Shadow in “Gleam,” “Glimmer,” and “Glitz” $20 ea., Ella Bliss Beauty Bar
The secret to smooth lipstick ready lips starts with a scrub. Get rid of winter dryness by scrubbing off dead skin cells uncovering kissable lips that are ready for a flawless application. For just a hint of color, dab a stain on your lips and rub in with your fingers for that ‘I just sipped wine’ look. Or, start with a matte lipstick and layer a lip gloss over for luscious lips. Bodyography Electric lip Slide in Lip Sink, Pulp Friction + Berry’d Alive $20 ea., Ella Bliss Beauty Bar Ritual de Fille Forbidden Lipstick in Fortune Teller, Night Wanderer + Love in Madness $23 ea., Vert Beauty Henne Organics Rose Diamonds Lip Exfoliator $24, AILLEA Beauty
Leave heavy contouring and orange-y bronzers in 2016 where they belong and use what nature gave you to achieve a flawless finish with just a little water. Dust dry powder all over for a sheer look, or wet a sponge and generously apply powder for a full coverage application. Cream blush sticks lend a bit more of a forgiving texture allowing you to build depth for a fool proof flush of color. Bodyography Every Finish Powder $30, Ella Bliss Beauty Bar Jane Iredale Cream Blush in “Charisma” or “Chemistry” $28, Vert Beauty
I worked for local boutiques and designers to prepare myself for a move to NYC after college, in addition to working as a sales associate I had an innate talent for visual merchandising. After moving to New York and enduring a grueling job search, I finally landed a marketing position with Liz Claiborne,” she explains. During that time, Liz Claiborne’s portfolio boasted brands including DKNY Jeans, Lucky Brand and Kenneth Cole. Baker-Strasburg was quickly promoted within the special events sphere. The event program at Liz Claiborne was funded through merchandising credits accrued in the magazines they advertised in. Her role? Baker-Strasburg successfully executed Co-branded events with the big-wigs of the editorial fashion world such as Glamour, InStyle, Vogue, Real Simple, Marie Claire and Elle all over the US. Those professional lessons garnered her with the experience and knowledge to fulfill another dream of planting her roots back in Colorado. Since landing at home and developing JBS Consulting – a la Mode, the company has flourished with opportunity to work for clients such as Volunteers of America, Denver Westword, MyWedding. com, Poshvoice, Wilhelmina Denver and the Women’s Development Association. Baker-Strasburg attributes most of her success to people. In fact, people helping other people is what she believes contributes highly to the growth of Denver’s fashion scene, and its continuing prosperity.
“THERE’S A SYNERGY BETWEEN DESIGNERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, STYLISTS, MODELS AND ARTISTS THAT’S LENDING TO CREATIVE EXPANSION. BY WORKING TOGETHER, WE CAN GROW THE INDUSTRY AND CREATE MORE OPPORTUNITY.” A collaborate effort is definitely something all of can strive for within our mecca of style innovators.
MEET THE RUNWAY MAVEN
JENNY BAKER-STRASBURG Written by Jordan Jackson Photo by Lynzi Judish
View Jenny Baker-Strasburg’s portfolio of work online at www.jbsalamode.com
From a Colorado kid upbringing, to a crash course in the New York City fashion scene, and right back to the Mile High City in the height of its cultural renaissance, Jenny Baker-Strasburg has deep-rooted knowledge in the evolution of Denver’s runway and style scene. JBS Consulting – a la Mode was created in 2007 after Baker-Strasburg discovered a need for highly skilled event production, concept building and sponsorship development. The brand now works closely with clients to develop and execute the perfect strategy to obtain attention, build brand awareness, raise funds and produce successful events. In addition to event planning and production, this Runway Maven also provides fashion show choreography and acts as a casting agent for several clients. Meaning, if you’ve joined a high profile charity function or sat down to view one of the city’s many fashion shows within the recent decade, more than likely JBS has played a role in bringing the production to fruition. Baker-Strasburg shines in everything she does due to her hard work ethic, something that was apparent, even at a very young age.
“I began my career in Denver fashion in high school.
Looking to catch some JBS Consulting – a la Mode’s work? Get out those planners, party people, and don’t miss these 2017 events including: Westword Artopia Whiteout taking place on February 25th, 2017, at City Hall featuring nine incredibly talented local designers. This is an event Baker-Strasburg as produced for five years and is certainly not to be missed. Best of all, in addition to the fashion show, guests can explore themed spaces imagined by Artopia curator Jolt, in dedication to some of Denver’s most iconic streets – Larimer, Santa Fe, Federal and Colfax. Sign us up! Also, on March 9th Baker-Strasburg is producing a fashion show in conjunction with the rotation of the Shock Wave exhibit at the Denver Art Museum featuring local boutique, Goldyn. She exclaims that is a spectacular occasion and recommends it to any Denver fashion-follower. Her final big event (at least that she can share) is Urban Nights, taking place later in 2017 on August 5th. JBS Consulting – a la Mode is ecstatic to be working on this event benefiting Colorado’s at risk youth. But who doesn’t love giving back in collaboration with great style and appeal? With a full agenda and great shows in the works, we are excited to continue keeping up with Denver’s very own Runway Maven.
DENVER STYLE TREND REPORT
ROSE QUARTZ NECKLACE Glamour Bar
Photography & Styling by Kylie Fitts
SLIP DRESSES Common Era, $50
DEEP-V ROMPER Fabâ€™rik Denver, $78
CLUTCH Intrigue Boutique, $89
AMETHYST NECKLACE Midnight Rambler Boutique, $52
UPDA TE WARD YOUR ROBE WITH STYLI SH
Finds fit for Royalty!
LUCKY BOMBER Midnight Rambler Boutique, $218
SUNGLASSES Common Era, $12
MIDI DRESS Common Era, $48
BRALETTE Common Era, $12
VELVET NECK TIE Midnight Rambler Boutique, $40
OR WEAR AS A
SIDE SLIT SKIRT Common Era, $40
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STY L E D Stick with your 2017 fitness goals and inspire style while you sweat with local looks and accessories that motivate. P H O T O G R A P H Y: A L I S O N E M E R I C K P H O T O G R A P H Y S T Y L E D B Y: C H E L S E A N O R D S T R O M ,
WATER BOTTLE Wish Gifts, $28
HAT Wish Gifts, $35
YOGA TOWEL Wish Gifts, $85
@ C H E L S E A O N T H E D A I LY
EARLY MORNING W O R K O U T
JOURNAL Inspyre Boutique, $17.95 SUNGLASSES Inspyre Boutique, $12 BEANIE Inspyre Boutique, $28 TANK Inspyre Boutique, $36 TOKYO MILK LIP ELIXIR Inspyre Boutique, $7 SNEAKERS DVSN West, $130 CAPRI LEGGINGS, Inspyre Boutique, $38 WATER BOTTLE, Wish Gifts, $34 BRALETTE Inspyre Boutique, $12 REVERSIBLE BAG, Inspyre Boutique, $62 CLUTCH, Inspyre Boutique, $34 BRACELETS Wish Gifts, $20 each
JUNEAU JOGGERS DVSN West, $75 TEE DVSN West, $35 DVSN West HAT OLIVE SNEAKERS DVSN West, $90 WATER BOTTLE Wish Gifts, $28 DAD BOD SOAP Wish Gifts, $9 ORBIT KEY FINDER Wish Gifts, $32
FIT FELLA FOR THE
SUEDE HAT Inspyre Boutique, $28 CROPPED SWEATSHIRT Peach & Pepper Apparel, $78 BRALETTE Inspyre Boutique, $12 CLUTCH Inspyre Boutique, $34 LACE UP LEGGINGS Peach & Pepper Apparel, $88
A D R E N A L I N E FOR THE ENTHUSIAST
LEGGINGS GAIAM, $52 BRALETTE GAIAM, $34 SNEAKERS, DVSN West, $90 TEE GAIAM, $34 WATER BOTTLE, Wish Gifts, $34 COOKIE CUTTERS, Wish Gifts, $12 MAT MIST, Wish Gifts, $28 JOURNAL Inspyre Boutique, $18
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DENVER STYLE SHOPCATION
DENVER Written by DSM Staff Photos by Kayla Feldman
Keep it close to home and rediscover Denver’s downtown, rest your head in the heart of chic shopping spots, experience places that pamper and satisfy your richest tastes.
THE OXFORD HOTEL
Drink. Eat. Shop. HALCYON, A HOTEL IN CHERRY CREEK
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245 N. Columbine St. //
Check into your home away from home at the Halcyon Cherry Creek and get ready to adventure your way through Denver and beyond. The welcoming Kitchen Counter which also serves as the Check-In desk and concierge, provides a home base to plan your day, grab a morning latte or early evening Chef curated hors d’oeuvres. When you’re not perusing the shops of Cherry Creek, take full advantage of the complimentary Gear Garage with access to e-bikes, skateboards, board games, personalized hotel Vespa, and vintage camera to capture your adventures. After long days exploring, rest and retreat to your room with a custom Halcyon Rum cocktail. This independently owned hotel works to curate and customize a special experience for each guest, by providing amenities that comfort and indulge.
ALSO CHECK OUT SYRUP
THE CHERRY CRICKET
A LINE BOUTIQUE
LIVE LOVE LASH
Live Lavishly THE FOUR SEASONS DENVER 1111 14th St. //
Looking to feel like a celebrity for a night or two? Check in to the Four Seasons Denver. Luxury and pampering are the name of the game at this skyscraper, which has the distinction of being the fourth tallest building downtown. Your A-List weekend starts with a spacious room featuring views of the beloved Rocky Mountains. Head to the 3rd floor for a dip anytime of the year in the outdoor heated pool or get glam for a night out or memorable occasion at the spa and salon. When you’re ready to grab a bite, the EDGE Restaurant features succulent steaks and seafood. End your meal with a decadent dessert like the Lemon Meringue.
ALSO CHECK OUT SAM’S NO. 3
GOORIN BROS. HAT SHOP
LEELA EUROPEAN CAFE
Get Up & Go THE CRAWFORD HOTEL
1701 Wynkoop St. //
THE FOUR SEASONS DENVER
HALCYON, A HOTEL IN CHERRY CREEK
HALCYON, A HOTEL IN CHERRY CREEK
Rest & Retreat THE OXFORD HOTEL
1600 17th St. //
The crown jewel of Union Station’s 2014 renovation is the Crawford Hotel. Only have a few hours? The Grand Lobby is the perfect place to people watch. Original sconces and renovated grand arches featuring columbines keep the romance of the golden age of train travel alive. The hotel serves as the perfect launch point for any Denver adventure with transportation options literally feet outside your doorstep. While there, shop locally from Tattered Cover and 5 Green Boxes. Great bites abound for breakfast, lunch and dinner from Snooze, Mercantile and Stoic + Genuine. Terminal Bar is a favorite locals hotspot to grab a drink but the lesser known Cooper Lounge, which sat empty on the second level for over 100 years, serves an extensive list of gourmet cocktails.
The first hotel built in Denver features nightly bourbon tastings in the lobby, the only remaining wood burning fireplace in all of downtown, and local feathered lobby resident, Sherman, the canary. Check out original historic touches like hallways that are extra wide to allow two ladies in hoop skirts to pass without touching and a lobby painting that paid off a bar tab. If you need to unwind, the spa a few doors down features a Signature Almond Joy Experience with local line Sanitas, complete with candy bar snack at the end. Take a breather at the lobby adjacent Cruise Room bar, which also has the distinction of being Denver’s oldest bar, opening one day after Prohibition. Sip a martini and take in the art deco decor modeled after the Queen Mary.
ALSO CHECK OUT
ALSO CHECK OUT
PUBLIC SCHOOL 303
SOUS LE LIT
ZOE MA MA
ARMITAGE & MCMILLAN
PATTERNS & POPS
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
DOUBLE DAUGHTER’S SALOTTO
SUMMIT MUSIC HALL
WAZEE SUPER CLUB
HOWL AT THE MOON
BLAKE STREET VAULT
HABIT, DOUGHNUT DISPENSARY
THE FOUR SEASONS DENVER
THE CRAWFORD HOTEL THE CRAWFORD HOTEL
y l l EDIT a e R YOUR CLOSET Written by Marissa Jacobs @createspaceorganizing Photos by Kylie Fitts @kyliefitts
EVER HAVE THE FEELING LOOKING AT YOUR CLOSET, WHICH IS ENTIRELY OF CLOTHES, AND YET, YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE TO WEAR? IT COULD BE TIME FOR A CLOSET EDIT
The more you can get rid of, the better. Be realistic with yourself, and try to determine if you will actually wear the items as you review them. If you haven’t worn something in the last two seasons, then it’s time to go. The only exception to this rule is special occasion items like formal dresses, swimsuits, a black blazer for interviews, and things that might be worth hanging onto for those very particular wardrobe needs. Day-to-day items, however, should be exactly that.
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Join Denver Style Magazine’s Community Blog Contributor, Marissa Jacobs for an easy to follow guide on how to get rid of what’s not working to achieve a closet that just makes sense.
Now that you have edited your wardrobe to only contain your favorite items, go ahead and start putting things back in your closet! Arrange your clothes so that you can really see everything that you have in there. Taking the time to edit your closet will make getting dressed not only faster, but more fun! With a more curated closet, dressing like your stylish self will be a breeze.
Photos by Ashley Kidder @AshleyKidderPortraits
CL O S E T C L E AN OUT
TRASH Anything that is worn out, stained, and nobody else could really use
DONATE Items that someone else could use, but are not new enough or in current style enough to consign
each item in your closet and check each item for condition. Divide items into the following categories:
CONSIGN Anything that is still in great shape, but is just not your style anymore
CLEAN & REPAIR Items that you want to keep, but that need to be washed, dry cleaned, tailored, or repaired
KEEP Your favorite things that are in great shape and are ready to wear. These items make you feel great!
D E- ACCESSO R I ZE Don’t forget to review your accessories, including your jewelry, shoes, makeup, hair clips, purses, and wallets! These items take up just as much space as your clothing! Get rid of shoes that are just too uncomfortable to wear, tattered handbags, sunglasses that don’t fit your face shape, or jewelry that you always fidget with. ONLY KEEP THINGS THAT YOU LOVE AND THAT ADD TO YOUR OUTFIT.
GROUPIES Group items by category (pants, dresses, jackets, etc,.) and then get really detailed.
UNIFORM Having uniform hangers is a really inexpensive and simple way to de-clutter and enhance the look of your closet.
what you’re ready to put back into your closet and create a stylish solution to the age old question of ‘What do I wear?’
WEIGHT IT OUT Hang heaviest items toward the back, and the lightest items towards the front, so they don’t get lost.
Face items the same way and arrange items from light to dark to easily coordinate outfits.
A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING If you need some extra storage, consider decorative hooks, baskets, bins, or over-the-door shoe hangers to make sure every item has a designated home and to hide odd shaped items like tights, purses, and accessories.
D ENVER STY L E CO MMUN I TY B L O G This article originally appeared on the DenverStyleMagazine.com Community Blog. To be a contributor and share your work, email our blog manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
YOU CAN SIT WITH US P H O T O G R A P H Y: K Y L I E F I T T S
W R I T T E N B Y: S A M A N T H A F O G G I O
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S H O T O N L O C AT I O N AT T H E G R O W H A U S
Inclusivity is the new black. these individuals are bringing the masses together to Show us how being all in is better than being a part of the few. THE GROWHAUS “Healthy food is a right, not a privilege.” www.thegrowhaus.org || @thegrowhaus
The GrowHaus, a nonprofit indoor farm, marketplace and educational center in Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood was founded by Adam Brock, Ashara Ekundayo, Coby Gould, Kendra Sandoval, and Paul Tamburello. Each from different walks of life but connected by the love of growth, to educate, and the need for change. These philanthropists have built a new culture of living when it comes to the foods we eat and the idea of what good nutrition is. Their vision is for all communities to have the means to nourish themselves, by creating community-driven, neighborhood-based food system by serving as a hub for food distribution, production, education, and economic development. Based in an historic 20,000 square-foot greenhouse, which has been renovated to grow produce, distribute food, and teach about healthy living, The GrowHaus encourages people from all different background and facets of life to come learn how to take their health into their own hands by providing fresh and healthy food at a low price to local residents and the greater Denver community.
Standing L to R: Maria Constaneda Arroyo - Community Outreach Assistant; Merrill Schmidt - Community Outreach Intern; Ines Landa Cosecahndo Salud Support; Alicia Perez - Resident Promotora Seated L to R: Guadalupe Rodriguez - Promotora; Tracy Pineda - Community Food Access Coordinator; Laura Molina - Market Attendant/Promotora
CULTUREHAUS Cultivating the next generation of art patrons www.culturehaus.org || @culturehaus
CultureHaus, Denver Art Museum’s young philanthropist group, who inspires and cultivates the next generation of arts patrons is also making a impression that “all for one” is better than the social norm that has surrounded the arts in particular. This premier young professional group is serving as a beacon for those who value creativity, culture, and philanthropy by providing unparalleled access to arts and culture at the Denver Art Museum and around the city. CultureHaus truly understands that inclusivity is important especially when it comes to our youth, and by introducing them to the arts is essential for making a well-rounded mind. Annie Geimer, Signature Event Coordinator, Noah Geisel, Out & About Co-Chair, Lindsay Smith Gustave, Membership Co-Chair, Bryant Palmer, PR Co-Chair, Katrina VanMarter, Membership Co-Chair, Callie Wentling, Recorder
CREATIVEMORNINGS A Breakfast Lecture Series for the Creative Community www.creativemornings.com/cities/den || @cmdenver
CreativeMornings started by brain child, Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss), originally was a community event in New York that was accessible to the creative minds, starving artists and those who just needed a boost to be great. The theme was simple – Free breakfast and a talk one Friday of each month. What started as a desire has manifested into a multi city organization with tons of chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals. From design legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme. CreativeMornings started from its humble beginnings, remains free thanks to the support of sponsors.
The best part is that anyone can attend. Just register beforehand to reserve your spot. “A creative life requires bravery and action, honesty and hard work” and that is the motto that CreativeMornings stands by. This community has started a new order where support and encouragement is celebrate because “everyone is creative”. David Momper - Director of Hugs and Kisses Anh Phan - Experience Stylist Jim Darling - Lead Photographer Amy Fisk - Outreach & Speaker Coordinator
FUCKUP NIGHTS Stories of Failure
www.fuckupnights.com/denver || @funightsdenver Fuckup Nights, also known as “The Failure Institute”, launched in 2014 off the backs of those who’ve failed before us. Face it, being an up and coming entrepreneur in this economic landscape is tough. You don’t know where to start, how to get from point A to point B, how to maneuver business policies and procedures or when you have a set back know how to get up, brush it off and keep moving. These and other key business failures are the principles this global movement was built on. The founders wanted to help individuals like us be better informed decisions makers. At Fuckup night they have changed the stigma of how to be successful with the most unlikely resources by facilitating meet events in cities all over the world were anyone and everyone can discuss their business flop, flubs and woes.
Lauren Butts, Denver Founder
DENVER STYLE TREND REPORT
REAL GOOD Photography & Styling by Kylie Fitts,
The fabric fastener makes an appearance as a stylish addition to sweaters, pants, boots, and accessories. BURGUNDY JEANS Intrigue Boutique, $75
ZIPPER CLUTCH Intrigue Boutique
BLACK DENIM Intrigue Boutique, $68
ZIPPER VEST Common Era
MOTO JACKET Intrigue Boutique, $70
BOOTIES Common Era, $142
SNAKESKIN CLUTCH Midnight Rambler Boutique, $92
VELVET BOMBER Fab’rik, $68
ZIPPER SLEEVE SWEATER Fab’rik, $58
SHOULDER BAG Common Era, $36
MEET ME ON THE CORNER OF
28TH AVE. & WALNUT ST. Written by Dustyn Deerman @dustdee
Photos by Katie Langley @kt_langley
Located just north of downtown Denver, the RiNo Art District a former industrial hub, has undergone a massive transformation over the last decade evolving into a tight-knit community, the area is now full of thriving local businesses, creatives, and innovators.
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Welcome to the River North Art District (better known as RiNo), one of the city’s most hip and up-and-coming neighborhoods. It’s the area you head to when you want to engage with street style, designers, art galleries, illustrators, painters, media artists, photographers, and everyone else in between. RiNo offers the opportunity to discover something unlike you’ve ever seen, while presenting classics you can never go wrong with; local breweries, eateries, and cafe offer comfortable atmospheres for friends and creatives to gather, while bars offer live music and space to enjoy a fun night out. As the River North Art District only continues to grow and flourish, we as a city can only look forward to more exciting things to come, see, and experience in the area.
TO P O D ES I G N S
OUR MUTUAL FRIEND
SHOP HERE K I T AN D AC E
F I C E GAL L E RY
Opening in November of 2013, this is Topo Designs’ flagship store. The location is part of a unique development that has been constructed completely from reclaimed shipping containers, giving it an environmentally friendly footprint. The flagship store carries the full line of Topo Designs products as well as great outdoor products from top brands like Opinel, Kammok, Danner, Snow Peak, Zeal Optics, Smith Optics, Juniper Ridge, Ursa, Major, Chums, and MSR.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Kit and Ace appeared on the Denver scene in June of 2015. As they opened, they brought with them their trademarked Qemir fabric (pronounced kuh-MEER), a blend of natural and synthetic fibers (mostly viscose, cotton and elastane). It’s the ultimate meeting point of luxury and performance; cashmere without the high-maintenance up keep.
With the original store in Salt Lake City, Fice Gallery quickly became one of the nation’s finest sneaker and clothing boutiques after opening in 2008. The Gallery’s newest spot in RiNo, offers top tier brands like Nike, Jordan, Vans, Born X Raised, Black Scale and 10 Deep. With deep roots in art, music, and contemporary styles, Fice truly stands out among other boutiques.
SH EA BOUTIQUE
SHEA’s selection of women’s clothing is the perfect range of on-trend boho fashions, , and sophisticated streetwear. The has a very Scandinavian feel with its simplistic interior design. Whether you’re shopping for your next night out or brunch with the girls Shea is a one-stop-shop.
Outdoor influences are a big component of what is found inside the walls of Jiberish. Carrying high-quality and high-integrity garments and accessories, Jiberish features exclusively their own products and items they’ve collaborated with top brands on. Each product is made from their own custom patterns via cut and sew construction.
Digitique is a boutique that offers solutions for all things technology. Originally founded in Telluride as a one-man consulting firm (then known as the HUB) in 2005, Digitiqe eventually found itself in the heart of RiNo. Now with three locations across Colorado, it is a premier brand with top-of-the-line products and services for locals and tourists alike.
2500 Larimer St. @topodesignsflagship
2605 Larimer St. @shopshea
2621 Larimer St. @kitandace
2650 Walnut St. @jiberish
2654 Walnut St. @fice_gallery
2652 Walnut St. @digitiqe
FICE GALLERY TOPO DESIGNS
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DENVER CENTRAL MARKET 2669 Larimer St. @dencentralmkt
In a beautifully restored building, the Denver Central Market truly has it all. You could spend an entire day in this food emporium. Grab a hit of caffeine at Crema Bodega, pick up your favorite cuts of meat and cheese at Culture or at the Local Butcher, shop for produce at Green Seed and snag a loaf from Izzio Artisan Bakery. Have a sweet tooth? Head to High Point Creamery and Temper Chocolate and Confections. Wrap up the whole trip with a tasty cocktail or local brew at Curio. If you want an entire dining experience, you have options! SK Provisions and Vero Italian offer delicious delights.
OUR MUTUAL FRIEND BREWERY 2810 Larimer St. @omfbrewing
OMF is an award-winning brewery and taproom offering some of the best beer you can have in Denver in an incredibly inviting atmosphere. wOMF believes in the power of neighborly acts and taking care of one another within the local community. They’re proud to be a hub in RiNo where locals and tourists alike can meet together and enjoy a quality pint. During the summer be sure to enjoy their outdoor patio. It’s pet-friendly too for you dog parents out there.
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MATTHEW MORRIS SALON & SKINCARE 2644 Walnut St. @mmsalondenver
A Colorado native, Matthew began his career as a makeup artist and as demand grew for his work, he made the transition into hair styling. Now with two locations, Matthew Morris is one of the top salons in the city, with some of the best hair and skin professionals in the industry.
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RESTORE YOUR ROUTINE Remedy winter skin woes and revive your routine with simple steps that clean, moisturize, target, and repair.
Written by: Maria Fermin, @beautytipsbyml Photo by: Kylie Fitts @kyliefitts TAKING GOOD CARE OF YOUR SKIN DURING WINTER REGARDLESS OF YOUR SKIN TYPE HAS NEVER BEEN ANY EASIER.
Indulge yourself with these amazing natural products and get ready to uncover smooth, glowing (and of course healthy) skin. keep it clean
Pamper your skin in the shower with a double-duty formula that can be used as a cleanser or as a facial mask. The flower based powder promotes is silky soft and promotes a healthy glow. Create a paste by adding a little water to a quarter amount of scrub and gently massage into skin.
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Exfoliating Face Scrub $18, Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary
defined lines Formulated with shea butter, a lip therapy hydrates, softens the lips, helps maintain moisture and stimulates collagen production to reduce the appearance of lip lines. Perfect for dry lips.
Peptide Lip Therapy $23, I Heart Skin Boutique Facials and Skin care
Serums are special because of the concentration of ingredients they contain. Fight weathered skin and dry spots with a potion that packs a punch of moisture and promotes healthy skin. Use two times a day to revive your skin.
Know for its calming properties, ease into a relaxed state and moisturize your body with a soothing balancing body cream. Keep out of direct sunlight and apply a small amount to the desired area.
Precious Face Serum $25.95, Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary
Lush Lavender Body Cream $15, Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary
all-over glow Wake up your senses with aromatherapy. Hydrate and boost skin radiance. Whether using it for massage or a bath oil, enjoy all the natural properties or use a little as a light perfume.
Oil Divine $42, Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary
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Moisturize your skin with this hydrating toner that soothes and normalizes skin tissues while improving cellular functions and reducing discomfort and irritations. To use: After cleansing, spray on a cotton ball or directly to face, neck and chest.
Cucumber Hydration Toner, $20, I Heart Skin Boutique Facials and Skin care
MEET THE BOUTIQUE OWNERS
Written by Jordan Jackson @denvershewrote Photo by: Kylie Fitts @kyliefitts Shop STITCH BOUTIQUE’s Locations: 4500 W 38th Ave. 2636 E 3rd Ave. www.stitchboutique.net @stitchboutiquedenver
Amy Larson once said, “Perfect timing is turning limitations into new, creative possibilities.” The sentiment couldn’t be truer for the beautiful, vivacious and innovative forces, Nicole English and Maureen Patterson, behind Stitch Boutique. Brought together by a mutual friend, English and Patterson say that the reality of their dream can be primarily attributed to timing. Instantly connected through a love of fashion and a vision of opening a boutique, English, a former wedding planner, and Patterson, previously a liquor distributor, began to pursue their passion over six years ago. Hard work and long hours led up to “stitching” together this concept. After months of building a business plan and trying to find a location, timing played yet another role and the pair stumbled upon a Highlands storefront on 38th and Tennyson that was simply not to be missed. In their own words, “The location was perfect so we decided to go forward with making our dreams come true. Everything sort of fell into place, so we knew that we were on the right track.” Now that’s a design mantra to live by; it’s no surprise their impact on the Denver fashion scene has only seen continued growth. With the opening of the second shop, Stitch is even more equipped to dress a wide range of local women, leaving a subtle mark on the way Colorado females dress.
“We love to see people wearing clothes from our shop! WE LOVE BEING ABLE TO TRANSFORM WOMEN AND MAKE THEM FEEL GOOD IN THEIR OWN SKIN. THROUGH FASHION WE ARE ABLE TO DO THAT. IT REALLY MAKES US HAPPY TO KNOW WE HAVE AN IMPACT ON DENVER FASHION IN GENERAL.”
In parallel to their fashion involvement is the rapid pace of which Denver’s style scene is moving. These two insiders definitely have noticed the growth and are excited for the shift reaching local consumers. One major change they note? The movement towards boutique shopping, and the urge more and more ladies have to compile oneof-a-kind pieces for their closets. “Denver is gaining more style. Even in the last three years we have seen a difference in the way people are dressing.” Their hope is even more growth within the Mile High City and eventually putting Denver on the fashion map as an equivalent to cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, and even New York. Though they know this will take time, they’re fully on board with pushing our city to get there. With a spark and admiration for quality clothing, the heartbeats behind this brand have the tools to accomplish so much more. In sum, the sky’s the limit for Stitch Boutique. As the city grows, so does their customer reach and brand recognition. That path continues to lead the partnership down a very successful stretch. Since day one the co-founders have put the customers first, joking that they have become somewhat of personal shoppers for a number of their loyal patrons. Stitch is the perfect combination of quality, honesty, and an evolving experience. “We are constantly learning new things each day,” they say, “we take full pride in having our customers come in and trusting us to dress them.” Haven’t stopped by their stores? Here’s the Stitch style, if we were to sum up an outfit: neutral tones and soft printed pieces. The perfection in contrast of these colors is hard to put into words, but it’s the easiest formula for a put-together look. Stitch is about simple yet quintessential style, patterns and cuts to push the best of fashion forward.
T E E N FASH I O N TAKE
Written by Penn Beldock @tft.denver Photos by Gina Khrestsov GaleRisa Photography @galerisaphotog
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THAT ARE PERFECT FOR T E E N M E E T U P S B I G A N D S M A L L .
Being a teenager can be pretty stressful. The to-do list can be pretty overwhelming: homework, sports, music lessons, part-time job, speech and debate, and whatever else myself and all my friends are trying to juggle. So going out becomes really important in order to stay sane and give yourself a chance to let loose (and buy a new outfit). However, going out as a teenager can also be rather complicated. Things like skiing or going to a concert can get pricey. Oftentimes I find myself at the mall with my girlfriends, but you can only do such much shopping on a high school budget. Check out these budget friendly meetup spots that are snap worthy! Don’t just sit at home. With some friends, and a little imagination, I was able to come up with some really fun suggestions for going out and not breaking the bank.
PUNCHBOWL SOCIAL, 65 BROADWAY BUDGET:$25 for bowling, shoes, +mocktail HAVE HANDY: An extra pair of socks.
CONVERGE OVER WEATHERVANE CAFE, 1725 E 17TH AVE BUDGET:$10 for coffee and a pastry HAVE HANDY: Mints to keep your breath fresh.
For a more active day with a few more friends, HEAD TO PUNCHBOWL SOCIAL. This place is not only fun for a group, it’s a great way to get a good arm workout without hitting the gym. Since bowling shoes never go out of style, I decided to take the opportunity to play up a sporty look. A retro body suit paired with jeggings and a graphic jacket match bowling shoes perfectly strike ready. If you aren’t a champion bowler like myself, opt for the bumpers until you’re ready to up your game.
IT OUT VOICEBOX KARAOKE LOUNGE, 2601 WALNUT ST. BUDGET:$45 for 2 hours of singing + snack HAVE HANDY: A battery back-up to keep your phone charged and snap ready.
New to the Denver entertainment scene is VOICEBox, a Karaoke Lounge. Whether you’re ready to belt it out or just have a good time, each rentable soundproof private booth gives you access to thousands of songs for you to sing as loud as you want with plenty of room for backup singers. A microphone was the perfect accessory to my Pop-Star plaid look that made it easy to dance in. Voicebox offers a menu that does not disappoint which makes this entertainment stop a memorable one with a phone full of pictures and snaps to remind us of silly times.
WEATHERVANE CAFÉ is my go-to place when I need some quality one-on-one time with my girlfriends. This café is the perfect cozy place to drink lattes, do homework or talk about boys. And, if you’re talkative like me, your coffee might turn into lunch! Just because you are having coffee, doesn’t mean you go meet your friends in your pajamas! I suggest a comfy, yet cute outfit that doesn’t wrinkle while you are hanging out with your friends. Joggers are perfect for coffee. They are draw-string waisted, with plenty of pockets and very soft. Paired with a brushed cotton turtleneck and a bomber jacket, you are ready to do some serious hanging out. BOMBER, $44, USA BODY SUIT, $44, JEGGINGS, $45 Pink’s Denver
TURTLENECK, $26, BOMBER, $58 Common Era JOGGERS, Pink’s Denver $45
PLAID DRESS, $48, WALLET, $23, NECKLACE, Starlet $26, CUFF BRACELET, $22 Common Era
WHERE TO WEAR
DENIM D I C T I O N A R Y With the ability to be dressed up or dressed down, here’s a men’s guide to wearing fashion’s most versatile fabric.
TRENDS COME AND GO BUT A GOOD PAIR OF JEANS WILL ALWAYS BE FASHIONABLE. WHETHER YOU LIKE A
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OR NEED SOMETHING BOARD ROOM READY, FINDING THE FIT THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU IS KEY.
Written by Aaron Rodriguez @blankcanvasfashion Photos by Noah Berg @walnutstreetphotography Modeled by Kid Astronaut @kidastronavt
SLIM F I T
A slim fit is for the guy who still wants to look stylish but desires something more flexible. Tapered at the hems and with room in the thighs, you’ll get the most use out of a slim fit because it’s adaptable to wear virtually anywhere you want to go.
Choose a longer length so you can roll those hems up; it works great for Spring with either sneakers or dress shoes.
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WEAR TO Benny Gold Raw Denim, Spruce Men’s, $100
RIPPED Golden Denim $120, Abstract Denver
The skinny isn’t going anywhere . And, contrary to what you might believe, YOU can pull it off. Don’t be afraid to go up a size for a more comfortable fit. Find something that stretches. Be warned, some skinnies stretch and some don’t. Distressed jeans are ultimately casual and edgy. Be prepared to stand out, in a good way.
If major distress isn’t your thing or if you’d like to save an older pair of jeans, you can Do-It-Yourself! Start with a few rips on the things or simply distress the knees. Keep in mind, even the most torn up jeans can be dressed up with a blazer.
WEAR TO AN ART OPENING THE CLUB
EASY& RELAXED A classic fit is the name of the game here. This style offers plenty of room without looking too baggy. Great for wearing with bigger boots or for a business casual look. Choosing a dark wash is great because it gives the illusion of being a slimmer fit and also allows for more variety.
Wearing a fitted shirt or fitted tee works best for looking clean cut with a relaxed jean. A loose shirt will have the opposite effect.
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WEAR TO Golden Denim $120, Abstract Denver
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FIND THE FASHION TRUCKS Written by Samantha Brewers Photos by Ashley Kidder
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MOBILE ENTREPRENEURS FACE AN ONGOING STRUGGLE OF DOING BUSINESS ON THE STREETS OF DENVER.
Describe the city of Denver in a few words. Innovative. Progressive. Ground breaking. Grab a pen and paper, and the list of synonyms to sum up Denver’s inventive atmosphere could go on for miles. But, what happens when you stomp out the flame that fuels this ongoing string of development in a city thriving with new ideas by the day? You’ll have a wall of unhappy entrepreneurs protecting that flame with every ounce of heart that filled their business ventures in the first place. The arrival of fashion trucks to downtown Denver may have seemingly happened overnight, but not to the business owners who put their time, money and countless hours of creative thought into their dreams on wheels. What started with a few trucks on various corners downtown, soon evolved into a steadily growing fleet of mobile boutiques. Behind these mobile boutiques, is also a fleet of unyielding female entrepreneurs who are fighting to keep their dreams alive. Lindsey Trees of The Street Boutique was among the first to bring this trend to Denver in 2014. Dreaming of opening her own fashion boutique, but still wanting time to spend with the family, the benefits of this new concept were too obvious to pass up. Hours of operation? Wherever, whenever. Of course, following the common courtesy for fashion trucks to keep their distance from traditional brick and mortar establishments.
According to Trees, it was all smooth sailing until the summer of 2016. By this time, fashion trucks were even able to reserve their spots, and bag meters downtown. “You actually knew ahead of time where you’d be parking. It was fabulous,” said Trees.
“You actually knew ahead of time where you’d be parking. It was fabulous!”
Right after a day of record sales for The Street Boutique, a rude awakening was in order. This came in the form of a “You know you’re not supposed to be here – we will have you towed or ticketed,” said Trees, recalling one of the numerous days she was forced to pack up shop. Her frustrations reflect many other truck owners whose primary business was made in the downtown area, including Adrienne Scott-Trask of Electric Dream Boutique, one of the newest trucks to the scene. Opening in June of 2016, her entry into the market was anything but smooth. The easy days of reserving a meter were short lived for Scott-Trask, quickly transitioning into the days of hit-or-miss parking endeavors, which consisted of hours of circling blocks only to be kicked to the curb.
“We were thrown every excuse in the book as to why we weren’t allowed to be there. Even that we were too loud, although none of us made a noise. Then, they seemed to come up with the excuse that they’ve all stuck to...that we’re unsafe. That it is unsafe for people to step off the sidewalk and walk half way into a parking spot to walk up stairs into our trucks,” said Scott-Trask. In contradiction to this concern, Trees states a valid point. “We’re always parked at crosswalks, so people aren’t necessarily stepping off the curb just to come to our trucks, they’re also crossing the street.” After months of phone calls and emails, responses have been vague and limited. According to Anna Klausmeyer of Love Free Movement, this isn’t a situation fashion trucks can take lightly. Receiving the same concerns regarding the safety hazard of pedestrians stepping off the curb before entering her boutique, she has been doing everything in her power to push a regulation in order. “We reached out to the American Mobile Retail Association who provided us with resources and legislation for cities that have accomplished mobile boutique permits. With that, we reached out to the Business Development Division, Wastewater Management Division, Community Planning and Development Department and city councilman,” said Klausmeyer.
After witnessing a lack of progression, and varying cooperation with downtown city workers, fashion trucks still fly under the radar when possible. “There is a lack of communication between just about everyone on this issue. I don’t think anyone really knows what’s going on!” said Klausmeyer.
“We can figure out regulating marijuana but regulating fashion trucks seems to be rocket science.” What is understood, is that fashion trucks are more than willing to work with the city to push some regulations in order. Of course, they would prefer a business model that would be successful for everyone. “Every single fashion truck owner in this city is willing to work with whoever we need to work with to create a permit, to regulate us and make us ‘safe,’ but we’re having a hard time getting to the right people, and working at a pace that isn’t slower than a snail,” said Scott-Trask. In a city defined by progression, these dedicated entrepreneurs will continue to push forward to the day they are accepted and balance is restored. Denver is constantly molding and reshaping around new ideas. This being said, we hope to see our mobile friends roaming the streets for years to come.
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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 to many markets all around Colorado. Come Shop the truck to experience the Evey K experience!
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!
ELECTRIC DREAM BOUTIQUE @electricdreamboutique
Electric Dream Boutique is Denvers 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 @electricdreamboutique as we pop up all around town!
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MATTHEW SHAW Written by Dustyn Deerman
Photo by Katie Langley
Drinks, a few questions, and insight with the people who make an impact in our community. Matthew Shaw is the Program Director of ReCreative Denver, owner of Artzer Shaw Creative Woodworks and Co-Owner of WilloughbyShaw HiFi. This busy guy found a bit of time to brunch in between his many projects to sit down and answer a few questions pressing questions about work, dog dreams, and humanity. DSM: If you went on a music/talent show, what’s the one song you would sing? MS: “You Send Me” by Sam Cooke DSM: If you were on an island and could bring only three things, what would you bring? MS: 1. My hatchet 2. A nice pair of sunglasses 3. Hammock (Cody, his dog, only barely didn’t make the list) DSM: If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you? MS: Ryan Gosling ;) DSM: What is your favorite thing about humanity? MS: No matter how dire things look, there’s always people who are acting positively and with hope for a better tomorrow (and future). DSM: What do you think dogs dream about? MS: Well, I’m pretty sure my dog, Cody, dreams about me. I’m also convinced he dreams about chasing things. DSM: If money wasn’t an object, what would you enjoy doing? MS: Actually, I do get to do what I love for work. I make furniture, and when I’m not concerned about money I get to enjoy being creative and making what I want to make in my shop. DSM: What is the funniest thing that’s happened to you recently? MS: It was actually New Year’s Day and I had gone out for brunch with two of my friends. We were definitely in a haze after a night of boozing and partying, on our way home, we decided to play a game where we would take a band name and replace the words in the name with synonyms. For example, instead of Blue Oyster Cult one of us came up with “Navy Clam Group”. It went on for some time. We were in quite a haze, but that’s the hardest I’ve laughed in a long time. DSM: How long does it take you to give up on scrolling through your Facebook feed? MS: Oh, like one minute. Probably not even that, more like 30 seconds. DSM: What’s the most amount of money you’ve drunkenly spent at a drive-thru? MS: Ha, well, this one time a friend and I heard a story about Andrew W.K. spending $1000 at Taco Bell. So, in that moment we decided to go and see what $30 could get us. It was too much, way too much food. DSM: If you could trade places with anyone, from the past or present, who would it be and why? MS: I would trade places with my drummer, Chris, when he’s on the drums. I would love to know what it feels like to play the way he does. DSM: Tell us about ReCreative Denver. MS: ReCreative Denver is a non-profit with a retail store that sells donated and recycled arts and crafts supplies to fund classes in a community space. We have art classes, maker space, and soon we’ll have a music studio. DSM: Why is an organization like this needed in Denver? MS: It promotes community. In the Arts District things can be competitive sometimes among all of the artists and the galleries but something like this helps foster a real feeling of togetherness. It also promotes education and creativity for people of all ages. DSM: What makes you excited to be a part of ReCreative? MS: Being able to offer a service to the community and offering a place for people to support their creativity and to learn. ReCreative is a blank canvas, we can take it in any direction we want, and that’s also exciting.
Find Matthew at ReCreative Denver, www.recreativedenver.org, @recreativedenver and at Artzer Shaw Creative Woodworks, www.artzershaw.com, @artzershaw
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