The end of May was spent working long into the nights creating new clothing for my shoot with 303 Magazine, so naturally, my time spent online was limited. In true Melissa fashion though, the days after have been just as busy. I have enrolled in a business class, been placing Etsy orders, and have begun creation of my 2010 Signature Line to be released August 15th. I have also been planning several photo shoots to build up my portfolio. Here is a bit of an update of what I had/have going on this week:
May 31st- 303 Shoot featuring local designers. I posed with my model Christy, makeup artist Katelyn Simkins, and 3rd Avenue Salon stylist Vered in a super snazzy office space. Watch out for the July issue to see the spread! We looked super fancy.
June 2nd- Ice cream themed photo shoot with photographer Ashton Ray Hansen, makeup artist Katelyn Simkins, and models Carleen and Megan featuring two pieces from my Spring 2009 collection.
June 12th- Beads For Life Fashion Show
Runway for Life, an evening of African fashion, music and entertainment set for June 12, is the latest in a series of fundraisers benefiting Bead for Life. The organization offers impoverished Ugandan women a chance to receive health care, housing and education with profits from the sale of jewelry they make from recycled paper. In recent years, more than 200 Bead for Life parties have been hosted in Denver-area homes and offices; this party is a chance to meet, mingle and raise money in a bigger setting. Doors open 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.; music to follow. Cluster Studios, 3881 Steele St.; Tickets are $15 ($20 at the door); or $25 for VIPs; call 303-554-5901. Beadforlife.org
June 12th- DAVA
Outdoor Fashion Show organized by Brandi Shigley from Fashion Denver
Friday June 12th at 7pm, featuring 7 local fashion designers during the East End Arts District Summer Artwalk (www.eastendartsdistrict.org)
Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)
1405 Florence St
Aurora CO 80010
Mon-Fri: 11:00 am-5:00 pm or by appointment
June 13th- Art Opening at The Fabric Lab
City Folk Art by Zshanna Kristoff 7-10 PM