May continues to spring forward with fashion-forward events, including markets, boutique openings and a knitting class, and this weekend is particularly full of fashion. Here are ten more events guaranteed to keep you in style, in chronological order.
10) ILY| ILEY Grand Opening Party
6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, May 14
ILY| ILEY Boutique
2525 15th Street, Unit 1C
ILY| ILEY, a new boutique for womenswear in LoHi, is having its launch party tonight, when you can shop (20 percent off all purchases) while enjoying cocktails and appetizers. Co-owners and stylists Ilyse Mark and Bailey Lemak have curated a fashion haven with not just new fashion, but hand-picked vintage items, accessories and even housewares: "We both had the vision of filling the major void in the fashion market here and we realized there was an opportunity for us to introduce a unique shopping experience to Denver that was not currently offered,” they explain. Both have a background in personal shopping and styling; click here for more information about the new boutique and its exclusive styling services.
9) Goldyn Fashion Luncheon
12 p.m. Friday, May 15
1111 14th Street
The EDGE Fashion Series is partnering with Goldyn, the womenswear boutique in Highland, for a fashion luncheon titled The Art of Being Light, which will feature Goldyn's Spring 2015 collections.Call 303-389-3050 for reservations; find more information here.
8) Spanish Happy Hour: Low Riders, Classic Cars & Fabulous Clothing
5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 15
Museo de las Americas
861 Santa Fe Drrive
The Chicano exhibit at Museo de las Americas closes May 29; tonight you can stop by the Mueso for drinks, conversation and culture, including clothing by El Suavecito and gear cars by Classic Car Club. Spanish Happy Hour is free for members and $5 for the public; RSVP to email@example.com. Click here for details.
7) Denver Sneaker Fest 4
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 16
3801 Quebec Street
This event is designed to give the stylish masses an opportunity to buy, sell and trade exclusive street-wear and sneakers. Admission is $10; for more information, click here.
6) Fashion Denver's Enchantment Spring Fashion Market
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 17
1310 Bannock Street
Fashion Denver invites you to a day of shopping, croquet and enjoying the history of Denver at Enchantment, a spring fashion market. This shopping extravaganza will feature a small selection of local designers and boutiques at the historic Byers-Evans house built in 1883. “We have lots of new, up-and-coming businesses in this market as well as some veteran Fashion Denver designers. I really appreciate the diversity at this spring market,” says Brandi Shigley, founder of Fashion Denver. “I’ve been in love with the Byers-Evans house for several years, and with it being just two blocks from the Fashion Denver headquarters, I thought it would be the perfect place to highlight our local fashion and a little bit of history in Denver." Enchantment will showcase everything from couture and runway designs to elegant bridal dresses, up-cycled handbags, jewelry, scarves, a multifunctional swimsuit design and on-the-spot henna design; there's even musical entertainment and refreshments, along with a Volkswagen bus where guests can make jewelry. Three fashion shows will grace the sidewalks at noon, 2 and 4 p.m., with hair and makeup by Lauren Zwicky and Jim Sterner and the Academy of Cosmetology Arts. The featured fashion businesses: Broccoliandcrystals, CAPRA, Catwalk Clawz, Class Act Collective, LoHi Bags, Marie-Margot Couture, MKaltenbach, Regal Rowe, The Haus of Von Leeche & Sullivan, Threads Art Studio, Ultrakini, WarriorStatus, Whorl, Beads on the Bus and ZMZ Henna. Admission is free; click here for more details.
5) Madame Defarge's Knitting Salon
5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 18
Denver Public Library
10 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Every Monday evening the Fresh City Lounge is open at the Central Library, for everyone from newbies who'd like to learn how to knit or crochet to experts who simply enjoy the company of other craftspeople. Instruction is available for up to six beginners; Janny Potter will be on hand to assist all levels. Admission is free; click here for more details.
4) Adidas Tent Sale
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 22 to Monday, May 25
Adidas Factory Outlet
5050 Factory Shops Boulevard Suite 310, Castle Rock
Just in time for summer workouts. Adidas is holding a giant tent sale. Get more information here.
3) Denver Style Magazine Mix and Mingle Blogger Event
6 to 9 p.m Wednesday, May 27
Inspyre Boutique Park Meadows
8441 South Yosemite Street, Suite #1, Lone Tree
Denver Style Magazine is seeking Denver bloggers and anyone else interested in fashion for its monthly meeting where you can not only network, but browse through Inspyre's stylish and affordable pieces. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot.
2) Taxi Pool Party
5 p.m to 8 p.m. Friday, May 29
3457 Ringsby Court
Swimsuit season is almost here, and so are TAXI's pool parties. The kickoff will feature a live DJ set by Weird Touch, free beer and cocktails from The Proper Pour and RiNo Yacht Club. Admission is $10, and the event is sponsored by The Source, Rhino Yacht Club, The Proper Pour, Wunder Werkz and Weird Touch. For more information, click here.
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1) Sweet Macaroons Launch Party
6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 29
3326 Tejon Street
The womenswear experts at Whorl are hosting Sweet Macaroons, a new bakery, at this launch party that will also feature Ashley Prince from The Voice performing, vintage photo-booth snapshots, champagne, and bites from Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe and Sweet Macaroons, of course. Click here for more information on Whorl Shop.