Nicole DeBoom on Skirt Sports, Fitness and How Fashion Can Enhance Athletic Performance

Categories: Fashion, Sports

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Photos courtesy of Skirt Sports
Looking fashionable while working out in comfort can be a challenge; some women want to break a sweat without resorting to sweatpants. That's why the Boulder-based sportswear clothing brand Skirt Sports was born. Founder Nicole DeBoom, a swimmer in the 1988 Olympic Trials, was a professional triathlete from 1999 to 2005; she's competed in over 100 triathlon events, including six Ironman competitions, and was named the 2004 Ironman Wisconsin Champion. And now she's applying that same competitive attitude to actionwear; Skirt Sports pioneered the running skirt and remains one of the only women's sports apparel brands with a full line of products including leggings, sports bras, tanks, running skirts and accessories. The company also sponsors clinics to help women to achieve their running goals.

We recently chatted with DeBoom, founder/CEO of Skirt Sports, to find out how being a triathlete influenced her clothing line and how she's changing her community.

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Street Boutique Fashion Truck Spreads Style Around Denver

Categories: Fashion

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Photo by Jesse Pixler
Lindsey Trees with her rolling boutique.
Lindsey Trees was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota, where she grew up an only child with strong Midwestern values. "I moved to Denver in 2003, and it instantly became home. The 60 degree, sunny days we have in the dead of winter hooked me," she remembers. But she didn't love her job, and Trees fantasized about starting the Street Boutique Fashion Truck while working in the corporate world for years. "I really wanted to find something I was passionate about, that could also give me the flexibility to spend more time with my young children. I stumbled upon the concept of a fashion truck back in the spring of 2014. I mentioned it to my husband, and four months later the Street Boutique was born," says Trees, who talks more about how she got the business rolling in the following interview.

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Musician Dylan Lenz in the Menswear Street-Style Spotlight

Categories: Fashion

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All photos by Mauricio O. Rocha
Fashion is a business, but true street-style is an art. Street-style puts fashion back in the hands of the people, who can pull from looks around the world to express their own unique perspective. This week we spotted local musician, Dylan Lenz, on the streets of Capitol Hill...

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The Five Best Womenswear Boutiques in Denver

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For women, the shopping options in Denver can seem overwhelming -- but that's a good thing. Who doesn't like to look in their closet and see choices? From Cherry Creek to LoHi to RiNo to South Broadway, this city is one walk-in closet filled with big stores and charming little shops. We've looked at them all, and rounded up our five favorite places for women to shop for fashion -- and simultaneously stimulate the local economy.

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The Ten Best Men's Street-Style Looks in Denver in 2014

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All photos by Mauricio O. Rocha
One gentleman on our list is a jewelry designer.
We found many fashionable men on the streets of Denver in 2014, on their way to work, school or a bar. Keep reading to see our ten best men's street-style looks from the past year.

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The Seven Best Fashion Events in Denver in January

Categories: Events, Fashion

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Out with the old and in with the new -- clothes, at least. The new year signals new fashion, and we've rounded up the seven best fashion events of the first month of 2015, evertyhing from pop-up trunk shows to fashion-industry meet-ups.

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The Ten Best Women's Street-Style Looks in Denver in 2014

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All photos by Mauricio O. Rocha
In 2014 the women of Denver pulled out all the stops with their street style. We spotted these fashionistas on campus, at shows and events, on their way to work, even waiting for Lady Gaga. Feast your eyes on the ten best womenswear looks of the past twelve months.

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Tsigereda Gugia Debuts Her Designs at Dress to Impress Fashion Show Saturday

Categories: Events, Fashion

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Tsigereda Gugia has been designing since she was a seven-year-old girl in Ethiopia. She moved to the United States for college, and now will showcase her latest designs on Saturday, December 20 at Gazelle Model's Dress to Impress fashion show and clothing sale at the Cherry Creek Hilton Garden Inn, hosted by Abyssinians Familys and La Rue Fashion Parade.

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Prud Collective Launches Ethical Fashion With a Fashion Show and Pop-Up Shop on Thursday

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All photos by Amfo Connolly
African tradition meets Colorado style on Thursday, December 18 at Beacons Community Creative Space, where Prud Collective will host an Ethical Fashion launch of its new spring 2015 line with a pop-up shop, cocktails and a fashion show. Prud founder Dacia McPherson's love of American, Japanese and Scandinavian styles are clear in the collection, as are the artistic influences of her design team.

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Five Best Menswear Boutiques in Denver

Categories: Fashion, Shopping

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Menswear is often reduced to an afterthought or side note in many department stores. But fortunately for fashionable men in the Mile High City, there are definite exceptions to that rule here. Keep reading for our top five menswear boutiques in metro Denver.

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