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Kitty Newlin is a festival fairy at the Westword Music Showcase

On Saturday, the Westword Music Showcase transformed the Golden Triangle into a block party -- make that blocks party. In the fashion-forward crowd that filled the streets, we spotted a woman with a pair of iridescent wings that raised her style above the rest. Keep reading to learn more about Denver native Kitty Newlin, who inspires her look and where she shops.

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Name: Kitty Newlin.

Spotted at: 11th Avenue and Acoma Street during the Westword Music Showcase.

Profession: I'm a program development manager for New Day, which works with adults with developmental disabilities. We help clients find independence in their daily lives in any creative way we can.

2014 summer anthem: "Help Me Lose My Mind" by Disclosure. It's such a tasty track.

Favorite film: At the moment, Grand Budapest Hotel. If you haven't seen it, make time to immediately.

Style inspirations/icons: The Jenner sisters, Kendall and Kylie, are killing it right now. I love Stacy Dash's style, Rihanna and FKA Twigs as well. I really love seeing multi-ethnic women show the unique cross-cultural experience we have. I also love dressing after comic-book characters. My favorite of all time is Death from the Sandman series, by Neil Gaiman.

Favorite color: Turquoise.

Favorite accessory: I wear face paint on the regular. I also love body jewelry, especially my septum nose ring.

Style mantra: Dress as you would in a dream.

Shops at: Any thrift shop or garage sale, Buffalo Exchange and online boutiques. "I made this headband with flowers I bought at Hobby Lobby," she says.

As a local trendsetter, Newlin proves that all you need to enjoy yourself at a music festival are your friends and a unique fashion perspective.


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Mauricio Octavio Rocha graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in English writing and a minor in cinema studies; He has been writing about fashion and style for Westword since 2012. Rocha also writes songs for his music and art project, VULGAR FEVER.
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