Once a year, Lucero struts her stuff (using live models that she jokingly calls her living Barbie dolls) on an in-store catwalk, where she shows off her latest collections in an artsy, downtown style. This years Mona Lucero Fashion Show, which vogues through the shop and right up into the display windows, will feature beautiful models, hair by Tuana Hair Design, makeup by Brows and lots of fun dance music to keep it lively. But the focal point, of course, will be Luceros hip, cross-cultural designs: 50s-shaped circle skirts in brocades and flowery Asian prints; punky styles in a palette of red, black and gray; graceful, understated, side-fastened kimono dresses with modified obi belts and a new, green look for Lucero restyled T-shirts updated with signature fabrics. The combo is both funky and elegant, Lucero says of the latter line, which includes an old Mickey Mouse T-shirt upstyled into a dress and overlaid with black lace.
Catch the show tonight at either 8 or 10 p.m. at the store, 2544 15th Street; admission is free, but be prepared to shop. For more information, call 303-458-0090.
Sat., Dec. 5, 8 & 10 p.m., 2009