Glitter, tulle, and polka dots have never looked as good as they do on local blogger Alena Gidenko. Alena runs Moda Prints, a blog that dares you to forget modesty and layer as much faux fur, stripes and bold colors as possible. Inspired by the playfulness of Carrie Bradshaw and the classic old-time beauty of our growing city, her ensembles prove that life truly is a party that should be celebrated with endless amounts of all things sparkly and sweet.
Read her interview below to get to know the woman behind the style and see how she defines what it means to be fashionable in the Mile High.
Tell us about your blog, Moda Prints.
Modaprints.com is… Oh, so Carrie Bradshaw inspired. I love bright colors and a ton of mixed prints. My blog is all about showing you how easy it is to think outside the box and wear something different and still look fabulous. From tulle skirts to styling your converses.
Where are your top three favorite (or unique) places to shop in Denver?
My most favorite place to shop in Denver is A-Line boutique. They have so many amazing pieces and sizes from 0-12. For an affordable route I go with Stitch Boutique. All of their prints and colors make me so happy. I also absolutely love thrifting and Rags Consignment in Boulder is one of my favorites. I love me some affordable name brands for a great price.
What’s your favorite clothing item or accessory right now?
My favorite item this winter is my faux fur throw. It goes with absolutely every piece I wear and its so warm. I feel like it brings out my fun colorful outfits in a really cozy way.
Define Denver’s Style in three words.
Cozy, Hip and Colorful.
Where do you get inspiration from in the city?
I absolutely love Union Station it reminds me so much of New York. I also get inspired by the area around The Source located in north Denver from the beautiful wall art to stunning bright colors. It totally screams Modaprints.
What’s the next trend to hit Denver?
I am hoping tons of prints and patterns
Denver Fashion Weekend is coming up. What are you planning on wearing?
I haven’t thought of what I will wear but definitely something that will catch everyones eyes. I’m still planning out the details. I will definitely be posting photos on my blog of my outfit.
What are your thoughts on the growing Denver Fashion scene?
I am so excited to see the fashion scene in Denver coming to life. From chic style to comfy looks. I feel like we have so many styles in Denver and it’s looking pretty amazing comparing to when I first started blogging over two years ago.