First Annual March for Absurdity brings weirdness to the streets

march1.JPG
All photos by Byron Graham
The First Annual March for Absurdity
Denver's First Annual March for Absurdity convened at RTD's Market Street Station on Sunday afternoon. Whimsical accoutrements abounded at this small but dedicated gathering of weirdos, united in a defiantly pointless exercise for the sake of spectacle. But oh, what a spectacle.

While the costumes were all decidedly bizarre, the real show was on the baffled faces of passersby as they tried to figure out just what the hell was going on. Westword briefly spoke to March organizer Esther Hz (pictured above with a bunny head on) and took a several photos of what amounted to a pretty weird afternoon.

See also: People of Anomalycon 2014

More »

A lot to love on the February fashion calendar

monaluceroheart.jpg
Lucas Powell
Fashions by Mona Lucero
Love is in the air in February -- especially when it comes to fashion. A highlight of the month will be a Goodwill fashion show hosted by Tim Gunn and Mondo Guerro, who'll also be hosting a weekly Under the Gunn watching party. Here's some of what's in store for February.

See also: Calling local designers: Fashion Design Center Denver hosts its soft grand opening tonight


More »

Lindsay Maynard on the write stuff and 303's Denver Fashion Weekend

Categories: Beauty, Fashion

LindsayMMphoto.jpg
Olivia Lewis
Lindsay Maynard of 303 magazine
With Denver Fashion Weekend 013 just two days away, we spoke with Lindsay Maynard, editor-in-chief/fashion editor of 303, to get the scoop on this weekend's events and her thoughts on the local fashion scene.

See also: Meanswear Monday: Ulysses Gonzalez


More »

Charlie Price producing style for 303's Denver Fashion Weekend

CharliePrice002.jpg
Producer Charlie Price-303 DFW
One of Denver's most anticipated fashion events, 303's Denver Fashion Weekend hits City Hall on November 9 and 10. One of the creative forces behind 303's Denver Fashion Week is Charlie Price, the show's producer and former reality star of Shear Genius. We caught up with Price to find out what to expect on Saturday night.

See also: Cherry Creek North Struts its Stuff


More »

Tata Harper brings her toxic-free cosmetics and philosophy to Denver

Categories: Beauty

Tata006.JPG
Debbie Martin and Tata Harper
Tata Harper's father was diagnosed with cancer in 2005. During her meetings with doctors, Harper was asked to list all of the different things her father came in contact with on a daily basis. She gathered vitamins, food, lotions and anything else she could think of -- and in doing so, realized that her father was immersed in a toxic environment that she'd never before given a second thought.

That realization was the inspiration behind for Tata Harper Cosmetics. On Saturday, October 12, Harper came to Denver to teach a master class at Neiman Marcus.

See also:Earth, Wind & Hair Fashion Show

More »

Five top fashion events for the first week of October

Jutice.jpg
Jim Wills
With bikinis packed away and the smell of sunscreen a distant memory, it is time to focus on fall fashion and all it has to offer. October is a great month for fashion events: From fundraisers to a great designer sale, there's something for every shopper.

See also: Forever Darling Fashion Show, Fashion Denver Holiday Market


More »

Base Coat Modern Nail Salon X Gallery focuses on a chemical-free experience

BaseCoat1.jpg
The latest venture of Tran Wills, Base Coat Modern Nail Salon X Gallery will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday, September 14, when the combination nail salon/art gallery joins the lineup on Tennyson Street in the Berkeley neighborhood. Wills, whose name has become synonymous with style and small-business savvy in Colorado, owns the place with her mother, Sally Le.

"She's been in the nail business for a while," Wills explains. "I have aunts and uncles and cousins who own nail salons -- it's pretty typical in Vietnamese culture. I've just always been in this world, and my mom was sick of working for other people. I wanted to help her open a nail salon, but I wanted to do it 100 percent differently than the normal nail salon."

See also: Tran and Josh Wills help visitors find the "other" Denver at the Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast

More »

Artist Estee Fox is in search of a pretty vagina


uglyvagina-art.JPG
Estee Fox's original piece hanging with other student work at Auraria.
Talk about art on the cutting-edge! On Friday, February 1, the show Estee Fox: fox tales ft. 7 and marbles -- an eclectic mix of videos, paintings and live music -- will open at Edge Gallery, complete with a screening and discussion of Fox's performance piece "How to: A Pretty Vagina." As the artist explains: "For my performance, I cut off a piece of my vagina. This is not about being sick, but of being well in the world. While I was candidly citing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the global sense, I am more specifically drawing attention to the aesthetic genital mutilation in the U.S. This procedure is more commonly know as labia-plasty. It arose with the invention of the designer vagina."

See also:

- Circumcision: Colorado to stop Medicaid coverage of snipping newborn boys' foreskins

- Residue Denver: Artists act out at Edge Gallery
- Susanne Mitchell documents African culture at Edge

More »

Mustaches: They're gross, they scratch my face, and the Civil War is over

BabeCity1.jpg
Never caught with a mustache: Nick Valensi and Humphrey Bogart, A.K.A. total babes.
Editor's note: Mustaches are derigeur on uncles, cops and closing pitchers, but they've also become a fixture on the upper lips of the young and the hip. In fact, it's hard to imagine a time since the Civil War when razors were so ignored. But the look can be polarizing, and Westword contributors Samantha Alviani and Bree Davies each represent the opposite ends of that spectrum. See Alviani's take in "Mustaches: they are exciting and they celebrate a classic ode to manhood,"; here's Davies's:

Instead of burying my position on facial hair between paragraphs full of my manifested obsession with a bygone era of male style and the notion that I'm almost always attracted to the only clean-shaven gay man in a room, I'll just say it: I fucking hate mustaches. I hate them. I hate them almost as much as I hate beards, and I only hate beards more because they have a higher volume of unnecessary facial hair on a normally attractive dude.

See also:
- Winning Movember, week 4: On the sexuality of the mustache
- What's in your bag? Fake mustache, tickets and more!
- James Holmes hearing: Mustache, outburst, no decision on unsealing files


More »

Mustaches: They're exciting, and they celebrate a classic ode to manhood

tom selleck stache.jpg
Check out this glorious mustache.
Editor's note: Mustaches are de rigueur on uncles, cops and closing pitchers, but they've also become a fixture on the upper lips of the young and the hip. In fact, it's hard to imagine a time since the Civil War when razors were so ignored. But the look can be polarizing, and Westword contributors Samantha Alviani and Bree Davies each represent the opposite ends of that spectrum. See Davies's take in "Mustaches: They're gross, they scratch my face, and the Civil War is over"; here's Alviani's:

My love and appreciation of the mustache began at a young age, when I came across a picture of my dad taken in the early '70s. The photo was probably shot somewhere in New England, and Dad was leaning casually against the post of a wooden fence, decked out in bell-bottoms and a classic -- yet slightly unkempt -- handlebar mustache. A different incarnation of that mustache would show up a decade later when he was working in politics; groomed and polished, it had an air of seriousness, but was no less exuberant.

See also:
- Movember in Denver
- The ten most glorious and iconic mustaches of all time
- Gentlemen, keep your mustaches: An open letter to the Durango Police Department


More »

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

Loading...