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Sophia Ernst received her yoga certification directly after high school. After graduating from University in Chicago, and some travel abroad, she returned to live and work in Denver. Sophia has in interest in all things cultural and Denver is full of places to discover the arts. Sophia enjoys exploring the world by car, bike and on foot with her friends and family, her sister and her adorable and fearless dog.

Recap: Denver’s First Fashion’s Night Out

Cherry Creek pulled out all the stops for Denver’s first Fashion’s Night Out, benefiting the Goodwill. Denver is quickly putting itself on the fashion map. What a night September 6 turned out to be!

Annette Dorsett and Kristen Blessman managers at Deja Blue

Annette Dorsett and Kristen Blessman managers at Deja Blue (Photo Credit: Sophia Ernst)

Fashion enthusiasts were welcomed at the main fashion tent in Fillmore Plaza where the runway show was to be held later that night. For the walking-shopping portion of the night each person who attended was given a map of the participating shops. You could have a professional picture taken by 303 Magazine before setting out on your shopping adventure.

The retailers of Cherry Creek North fully supported Fashion’s Night Out with sales, promotions and refreshments. I stopped by stores such as: Eccentricity, the Blue Jeans Bar, Mariel, Garbarini and Eileen Fisher which featured drawings, live entertainment and special Fashion’s Night Out deals. At Young Colors, the boutique of a Colorado children’s clothing designer, they had a complimentary photo shoot for the little ones to help celebrate the store’s 15th anniversary. Deja Blue, the Goodwill’s upscale boutique, was celebrating the night with their own special theme: Something Blue. Once inside the store, shoppers were provided with blueberry champagne, blue cupcakes and amazing fashion deals.

After attempting to find as many shopping treasures as possible it was time for me to hotfoot it back to the main fashion tent for the VIP treatment. This included an open bar promoting Little Black Dress Vodka, a cup-cake tower provided by Cuppy Cakes of Cherry Creek and hors d’oeuvres of sushi and other lovely foods. If you had not purchased a ticket for this sold-out show, no worries. The runway show was outside, separated by a fence, but open to all for viewing. All those that attended were dressed to impress. Fashion shows are definitely not just for the models, as fashionable Denverites were out to strut their stuff as well. Judging by the crowd, color is definitely in, so mix, match and worry not. For a little extra Denver flare, throw in a good pair of cowboy boots.

Mariel and Marks-Lloyds Furs

Mariel and Marks-Lloyds Furs (Photo Credit: Sophia Ernst)

The main event of the night began with Little Me’s children’s fashion show. Clothes and shoes were provided by Little Feet and featured Paul & Joe, Nicole Miller and Eliane et Lena. The kids stole the show right from the start and boldly owned the catwalk as the crowd cheered them on.

SOL…Store of Lingerie started off the second portion of the show. Oster Jewelers glistened among the fashions of Alicia the Boutique, Garbarini, Lawrence Covell, Eccentricity, Mariel and Marks-Lloyds Furs and, finally, Felice Bridal. Each portion had its own lights and music. Eccentricity featured a white on black light show and Garbarini got everyone pumped up with bright neon lights and club floor beats. All the models stomped out their walks and captured our attention with their fierce looks and ability to highlight the clothes so well. Planet Laboratories and Ron Lopez are among some of those that provided hair and make-up.

The retailers of Cherry Creek North provided VIP “swag baggs” with hundred’s of dollars worth of savings and some special gifts inside. I still haven’t gotten around to using everything.

Denver’s best dressed and fashion conscious turned out in droves for this event. With warm weather, fine food and fashion Denver showed us that it knows how to do Fashion’s Night Out with true style.

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