Photo by Chad Chisholm

Cherry, a premier luxury nightspot that opened in Cherry Creek North in Dec. 2011, is hosting regular fashion shows to spotlight local retailers. The first fashion show, which took place on Feb. 1 – just in time for Valentine’s Day – featured fur coats from A. Tsagas Furs, lingerie from Le Soutien and jewelry from Gnat Jewelers. Tasha Valenti from The Blowdry Lounge styled the voluminous hair, and makeup artist Kelsey Zabawa created the beauty look for the show. “When the owner, Michael J. Olsen (aka M.O.), opened Cherry, he wanted it to be a premier destination in Denver,” says Dahlia Weinstein, director of special events, public relations and marketing at Cherry. “Since we are located in this retail Mecca of Cherry Creek North, we wanted to showcase some of the surrounding upscale retailers.”

Sure, it was a little awkward for me to be at a lingerie fashion show, being a straight single girl and all, but I definitely got some great ideas for new items to include in my lingerie drawer. Some of the trends in lingerie that I spotted are on par with overall fashion trends for 2012. For example, pops of color were all the rage with red, turquoise, pink, green and yellow being the standout colors. Of course, black is always in vogue, and the front-tie bustier with garter belt and hose was a lovely “outfit.”

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As far as materials go, embellished European lace could be found on almost every ensemble. This also is on trend with other ready-to-wear fashions for 2012. The matching bra and panty sets included bikini-style panties as well as boy shorts, while other styles included camisoles, bustiers and baby doll dresses. As any girl knows, the only problem with any of this attire is keeping it on for any real length of time.

Nearly 150 people were in attendance at Cherry’s inaugural show. The nightclub plans to host many more fashion shows (highlighting fashion from other local retailers in Cherry Creek North) all throughout the summer. Once the patio opens, Cherry will be able to accommodate nearly 350 people who can all get a good look at the models from either the patio, the bar area, the dance floor or the VIP area. Be sure to check Cherry’s Web site regularly for information on upcoming shows.

For more on fashion, be sure to attend 303 Magazine’s Spring/Summer Runway Presentation at Denver Fashion Weekend March 1 – 4 at EXDO Event Center. As an added bonus, the first person to correctly answer this week’s trivia question will win a free pair of tickets to DFW Nights 1 and 2:

What will sprinkle the crowd during the ladies hair show, taking place on Night 1 of DFW?

Photo by Chad Chisholm

Misty Milioto is affectionately known as Denver’s Fashion Gal. She covers haute trends and local designers in the Mile High City, all while keeping a close and critical eye on national trends that are currently rocking the runways and the major glossy magazines. Stay tuned for all the best in fashion that Denver has to offer.

 

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