A Touch of Class

It’s not hard to understand local fashion maven Brandi Shigley’s love affair with the landmark Grant-Humphreys Mansion, a picture-perfect epitome of the word “elegant” — at least as it was conceived of during history’s Belle Époque. The sweeping, thirty-room Quality Hill Beaux Arts mansion first provided the backdrop for Shigley’s seasonal Fashion Denver local designer markets last spring. The fit proved so ideal that she’s bringing the whole show — vendors of clothing and accessories, a live fashion show, mini-manicures, music, prize drawings and yummy eats and drinks from Mr. Lucky’s, Slim’s Sandwich Cart and the Funky Brewster — back for Enchantment, featuring new designers and a new partner agency, nxt/MODEL, as the fashion show producer.

Shigley is also trying out a tarot reader this time, both to enhance the Grant-Humphreys’s reputation for harboring spooks and to make better use of the sprawling space. “Last time, people didn’t realize they could go and explore the whole mansion,” she notes. “This is a way to get them to spread out and really appreciate its beauty.”

Rock the mansion, at 770 Pennsylvania Street, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; a $5 admission fee at the door helps benefit school field-trip programs at the Grant-Humphreys Mansion and the Byers-Evans House Museum. Visit www.fashiondenver.com or call 720-974-2200.
Sun., July 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2010

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