Summer shines on as the smoke from the fireworks clears. There are plenty of fashion shows, along with sidewalk sales, parties and openings, to keep your July full of style, glamour and sunshine. Here are the ten best fashion events in Denver this month, in chronological order.
Brilliant Earth Showroom Opening
Friday, July 7, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
100 Fillmore Street, Suite 200
Brilliant Earth, a fine-jewelry expert since 2005, will house collections of handcrafted diamond engagement and wedding rings, along with estate pieces, in its new showroom in Cherry Creek. Brilliant Earth uses responsibly sourced jewelry as a tool for social change in developing countries; click here for more information or to schedule an appointment at this new spot.
Warby Parker Opening
Saturday, July 8, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1949 Pearl Street, Boulder
Warby Parker was founded by four friends in 2010 with a goal of offering designer eyewear at low prices while paving the way for other socially conscious businesses. For every pair of glasses or sunglasses purchased, a pair is given to someone in need through the company's Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. But Warby Parker also believes in looking good: The new brick-and-mortar shop in Boulder is decorated like a classic library with walnut shelving, colorful books and a reference desk. Find more info here.
Safe Sex and Fashion
Thursday, July 13, 5.30 to 9 p.m.
Nod and Rose
901 Pearl Street, Boulder
This style-and-fashion event, complete with jewels and sex toys, will benefit Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. Toys from Vibrant, a body-safe sex-toy company that believes everyone has the right to personal pleasure, a healthy sex life and empowerment, will be available for inspection and purchase. Jeweler Belle Voir will also be on hand; Beth Van De Water uses silver, gold and precious stones to create small works of art. Ten percent of each sale will go to PPRM; click here for more information.
Summer of Style
Saturday, July 15, 1 to 3 p.m.
Cherry Creek Shopping Center
3000 East First Avenue
Spend the day relaxing and being pampered at Cherry Creek’s Summer of Style event. Attendees can register for a chance to win exciting giveaways and relax with complimentary spa treatments, hair styling, mini-makeovers and skin consultations. Guests can also enjoy gourmet bites and refreshing summer drinks as they experience some retail therapy in the Grand Court. Click here for more information.
Fairytale Couture Fashion & Trunk Show
Sunday, July 16, 7 to 10 p.m.
23155 East Heritage Parkway, Aurora
Parasite Eve Designs is presenting this event, which will transport guests to a magical land of fairytale-based couture by designer Eve Jenkins, including a new line of children's couture. Denver's best stylists will display their amazing skills on the whimsical runway, and you'll have the chance to buy some of the incredible designs. Click here for more information.
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Peachy Sidewalk Sale
Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1400 Larimer Street
The Peachy Sidewalk Sale is one of the best sidewalk sales of the year and includes a free, fresh Colorado peach for shoppers while supplies last. Larimer Square boutiques will offer their biggest discounts of the season, and shoppers can expect discounts of up to 75% off at some stores. Participating shops include: AILLEA, Blue Ruby, Blush, Cry Baby Ranch, Dog Savvy Boutique & Spa, Eve, FRINJE, Goorin Bros, Gusterman, Silversmiths, Hailee Grace, John Atencio, John Fluevog Shoes, Moda Man, Mountain Khakis, Scarpaletto, Timbuk2, and Victoriana Antique & Fine Jewelry. Click here for more information.
Glamour Fatale: Battle of the Salons Denver
Sunday, July 23, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
The Church Nightclub
1160 Lincoln Street
This is one style battle you do not want to miss: Salons in Denver County will battle it out on the runway for a chance to represent the city of Denver at the U.S. Finals in Las Vegas in a contest to become America's top salon. The fashion show is ages 21 and up, and a trendy dress code will be enforced. Those who make it past round one will advance to the semi-finals on Sunday, July 30, at 6:30 p.m., also at the Church. Click here for more information.
Friday, July 28, 6 p.m. to midnight
400 Santa Fe Drive
This event celebrates the subculture of steampunk, including the fashion, art and music. Some of Colorado’s best artists, clothing and jewelry designers, models, stylists and performers will explore a modern take on classic steampunk fashions and images. The fashion show will feature over sixty models and rotate from decade to decade and even century to century. The steampunk aesthetic is rooted in the Victorian era, but is not defined or confined by the trappings of its times. It is a suspended dimension that allows the individual to have fun with it and make it their own. Click here to purchase tickets and for more information
Rock Your Runway Model Search
Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Outlets at Castle Rock
5050 Factory Shops Boulevard, Castle Rock
Did you ever want to be on TV? Head to the Outlets at Castle Rock for a chance to audition and be cast for television. Individuals who register and audition may be cast to appear in TV segments in Denver, Colorado Springs, Vail and Wyoming. Click here for registration and more information.
Highlands Square Summer Sidewalk Sale
Friday, July 28, through Sunday, July 30, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
32nd Avenue and Lowell Boulevard
This mid-summer sale is a great opportunity to spruce up your wardrobe and help stimulate the local economy. Eleven vendors will offer up to 70 percent off clothing and accessories, among other deals. Customers can enjoy free refreshments provided by the participating retailers all weekend long, along with a variety of styles and fantastic discounts. Click here for more information.
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