Fashion Notes: End-of-Summer Parties

August 2012

As the last unofficial month of the summer season gets underway, Denver’s fashionistas intend to go out in style with plenty of parties. Here’s a roundup of August’s major shindigs:

One of the most anticipated events of every summer season is the Riverfront Park Fashion Show. Come rain or shine, on Saturday, August 11, Denverites will be treated to a fashion show hosted by Garbarini (showing Halston Heritage and Tracy Reese) and Mariel (showing Alberto Makali), along with food and cocktails from Coohills, Fogo de ChãoZengo, and the soon-to-open Al Lado, plus dessert from Happy Cakes Bakeshop. The evening’s proceeds benefit the Denver Health Foundation.

For more details or to purchase tickets, visit denverhealthfoundation.org.

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Join local Project Runway alum Fallene Wells on August 24 as she unveils her new Fall Friperie capsule collection (pictured above). Inspired by 1930s newsboy looks, the line is vintage-inspired but easily mixes with today’s wardrobe staples, making it functional for modern-day girls. Items will be available for (a limited-run) order or purchase at the event, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Mile High Red Cross.

Tickets are $35 and available at fallene.net.

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One of the leading lingerie boutiques in Denver—indeed, in the entire country—SOL is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month. On August 29, guests can meet co-owners and sisters Cindy Johnson (the expert fitter) and Jeanie Peterson (the business brain) while sipping champagne, indulging in desserts, and taking advantage of in-store promotions. The evening will benefit the Morgan Adams Foundation, which raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer.

Image courtesy of Julianne Brasher


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