What You Missed: I Heart Fashion at La Rumba

Rant Alert: If you just want to see the pretty pictures, scroll to the bottom where each image links to a slide show of the designer's work.

Normally Cat talks about fashion. Today, Cat has to talk about modeling. On Friday night, June 8, Locality Productions and Fashion Denver put on a great show at La Rumba. The Laylights performed during the show, kicking out some great music for the thirteen different local labels that were represented. Cat saw some old favorites but with new pieces – Equillibrium Clothing, Potential Fashions, The Fabric Lab, Hazell and Grae Clothing – and was introduced to some new faces that she’s really excited to know more about – e for elissa, I heart henry j, sparkwear, Shade, BrainChild, Mademoiselle Modiste and Assemblage Apparel. Plus the hair and makeup by The Parlour and jewelry by Love Las Muertas were excellent. Overall, it was a great night and represented Denver fashion well.

The downside (other than a lot of poorly dressed people who thought they were just showing up for Lipgloss not a fashion show…but still) was the modeling. It’s something that Cat’s been noticing for a while and held her claws, but she can’t any longer. We have many lovely ladies prowling the catwalks, but being beautiful is not enough. Thus, Cat’s quick guide to runway modeling.

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Amy Haimerl