Westword WHITEOUT Fashion Show Review & Pictures


On Thursday, February 7th, Westword threw a fashion show and art party at the McNichols Civic Center Building presented by Art of Winter in partnership with Artopia. I was very impressed by the atmosphere and the event itself. It was very warm, inviting and diverse. Everywhere you looked, there was something to be seen, do, or consume. Dim lighting, gleaming white accents and a room filled with laughter, camera flashes, and conversation, all contributed to the event’s ambiance.  The food and drinks were delicious, fresh, different, and might I add, free. Beautiful people, interactive activities and great music were all ingredients that made for a great celebration.

These were a few of my favorite looks that appeared on the runway. Great designs by, but not limited to Goldyn, True Love Shoes and Common Era.

Goldyn is a wonderful boutique located right next door to the trendy, LoHi eatery, Linger. Everything from her window displays, to each and every clothing item in Vanessa Barkuss’ store is done with class, effort and beauty. Once an online business, this store has flourished into your one stop shop to women’s and now men’s, leading designer fashion. Goldyn became one of my favorite clothing and accessory locations in Denver, or anywhere for that matter, since the minute I stepped it’s doors.

Common Era was first opened in 1999, eight short years after owner Debra Mazur found success in two previous clothing stores. Born in Boulder, CO, this fabulous boutique gives a name to Colorado fashion. Colorful, unique and perfectly blended merchandise has brought success to Debra’s company and the clothing lends itself to personalization.

True Love Shoes is a vegan store on Denver’s fashion dwelling Broadway. Ranging from buckled flats, to lace-up wedges and pumps, Sarah Ray knows how to stock her shelves right. All under $42 each and every Denver fashionista is sure to find their perfect shoe.

A special thanks to the other designers and stores who contributed their wonderful work and time:

Brandi Shigley, Equillibrium, akomplice, D’Lola Couture and the Colorado State University’s Department of Design and Merchandising. Everyone did a fantastic job in creating a wonderful night of art, music, food, and fashion.

Food and cocktails were provided by iFish, Denver Pizza (which is my second favorite pizza in Denver, right after Sexy Pizza) El Camino, and The Shoppe, Drambuie, and Caricature Wines. Music and Entertainment by Option4 and Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

Until next time,


Enjoy the pics shot by FCF Blogger Lonza D.!

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