Posts tagged forever darling


Forever Darling V

Forever Darling V is coming together and in a hurry! I begin planning the show right after Forever Darling IV in September of 2011, which was a huge success! We were able to raise $3000 for Denver Design Incubator and had over 500 people there! 

As much as I wanted a break I decided I needed to quickly start on Forever Darling V but this time go even BIGGER! I thought why not have a sort of Project Runway reunion Forever Darling show. I really missed my friends and I really wanted to show everyone how talented many of them are with out the demands from all the crazy challenges,deadlines and pressure! Many of the designers that are showing at Forever Darling V I got to know extremely well, like how they take their coffee well. These designers may have not made it to the top 3, but I realized by hanging out with them over 18 hrs a day just how extremely talented they were and that I needed to give them a chance to show everyone just how talented they really are, which is where Forever Darling V came about.

 Denver Art Museum

The great thing about all of this is The Denver Art Museum is partnering with Forever Darling V to have an amazing night of fashion.


Most of you might know that The Denver Art Museum will be the only one in the US showing the Yves Saint Laurent exhibit, which is super exciting for Denver! For Forever Darling V all 8 Project Runway Designers will be showing collections of 5 outfits inspired by YSL. The Denver Art Museum is also creating a interactive fashion work room that will showcase a different designer each week until September showing demonstrations. The public can learn how to sew, sketch, learn about textiles and more! I thought what better way to break in that work room by having 5 of the designers from Project Runway finishing their collections live in that work space for everyone to see and ask questions about their inspirations their designs and anything else they want to learn. 

The Designers that Forever Darling V will be featuring are:

Danielle Everine 
Rafael Cox
Julie Tierney 
Becky Ross
Mondo Guerra  
Cecilia Motwani 
Michael Costello 
Fallene Wells 

Forever Darling V is going to be 3 days packed of fun events Here is a general agenda for the show. 

Thursday March 29th all designers fly into Denver, 5 designers will be completing their collections in the work space at The Denver Art Museum 

Friday night: 6-10 Forever Darling V fashion show in the Ponti Hall at The Denver Art Museum

Saturday night: 7-12 Join us to meet and greet with the designers, purchase designs, sketches, merchandise and listen to great music by Bsous and Sauna! 

Tickets for Party $25 will be for sale Feb 1st and can purchase them online at More info to come 

Keep following my Tumblr for more details 

Thanks for reading! 

Fallene Wells 

1 Notes

In the Spotlight…featured designer Haley Mariah Gibbons!

Meet Haley

Haley Mariah: Haley Mariah recognized her calling to Fashion Design at a very young age, designing her first original dress for a classmate’s homecoming gown in 8th grade. Her education comes from a combination of self-taught experience, and her attendeance at Emily Griffith’s Professional Sewing and Tailoring program. Trophyclothing was launched in 2008, selling on and locally in Fancy Tiger. Her unique designs focus on the beauty within the everyday women, complimenting her curves, her personality and giving her the ability to show her one-of-a-kind beauty in a stunning one-of-a-kind.  Haley designs primarily for women in mid 20s early 30s and her price ranges from $85-$200. Her collection for FD4 will consist of Fall pieces and all of her designs are on a custom order basis. Check out more of her designs at Watch her interview with our fashion host Arabella!

Film created by Samuel Schimek and Josh Sapir Redcarpet provided by vitaminwater Location provided by Art Salon

urchase your VIP tickets today at! 

1 Notes

In the Spotlight…featured designer Rae Marie!

Only 10 days left and 10 designers to feature! 

Meet Rae Marie one of our featured designers

Rae Marie: The Fashion House of Rae Marie is flouncy, flirty, sassy, vibrant and exciting! Rae Marie melds together chic, sexy and sophisticated aesthetic with an urban, hip hop sex appeal. Rae is edgy, hard and bold; Marie is vivacious seductive and romantic. Together they create a clothing line that is full of surprises, personality and style. Together the fashion house of Rae Marie is sexy, edgy and chic.  She will be showing a collection of 20′s inspired garments, mainly inspired by Jazz, the rise of feminism and other key elements found in the 20′s for her RTW 2012 Spring line. The line is bold, fun and gives a unique perspective on modern 20′s fashion. All of her designs will be available for order after the show and can be custom ordered as well.

Check out her interview with our fashion host Arabella! 

Purchase your ticket today at! 

3 Notes

In the Spotlight… Michael Dee

Ok I realized, we can’t do a weekly spotlight with all the people helping out in Forever Darling IV it has got to be daily! 

First off I’m super appreciative of everyone helping, I obviously can not do this alone! In the spotlight today I am featuring Michael Dee. 

He has been my graphic designer bending over backwards as a inkind sponsor since May to make all of the marketing material including my T-shirts look super professional and colorful. you might have seen it! The font was all freehand BTW

Super professional and organized, sorry Michael had to show this! 


And check out the sweet logo for the T-Shirts that Deb From Equilibrium/ Super Screen Print will be making. We will be selling them the night of Sept 30th for $15.00.

If your looking for some graphic design work contact Michael at 

Michael Dee

Purchase your Forever Darling IV T-Shirt at


Cool article on GigMasters

Event Spotlight: Forever Darling Fashion Show


The world of fashion is an exciting, fast paced industry full of beautiful models, gorgeous clothes and lavish parties. But it is also a highly competitive community that can be tough to break into.Lucky for aspiring designers, there are people like Fallene Wells in this trendy society that look to help others who are also trying to make the cut in the world of fashion.

Wells is a fashion designer and hair stylist in Denver, Colorado who has been in the industry for ten years. Her career is on the rise and this year she even landed a spot as a contestant on Project Runway Season 9.

She is also the producer and organizer of the Forever Darling Fashion Show, an annual event that showcases her clothing line, as well as fashions from other local designers. Wells describes the Forever Darling show, now in it’s fourth year, as a “fashion event that helps promote local designers, artists, models, hairdressers, and small businesses. In a nutshell it’s an amazing event that supports the creative professional community in Denver.”

The September 30, 2011 show is expected to draw 300-400 attendees. Wells couldn’t be happier with the growth of the show, “I’m very excited for this year, I want to use my experience from Project Runway Season 9 and show the audience what real design is all about. We have eleven eclectic local designers, including myself, showcasing fall collections of ten pieces each.”

The fundraising goal for this year’s show is to raise about $5,000 with the net proceeds from ticket sales. There will also be a silent auction that will benefit the Denver Design Incubator, an organization that helps designers produce a clothing line from sketch to production. “I’m very happy to have Denver Design Incubator as our non-profit. They are a new establishment and I’m so happy we can help raise money to have them expand” says Wells.

Guests will gather at this event for fundraising and fashion and enjoy the evening’s festivities in a fun roaring 20’s theme. Attendees will get to enjoy the musical styling of GigMasters’ 5-Star swing band, After Midnight (Highlands Ranch, Colorado). Professional dancers will also accompany the live rag time jazz music and guests are encouraged to come dressed in roaring 1920’s garb.

What could be better than an awesome themed event, listening to a great GigMasters band and partying for a good cause? To learn more about the Forever Darling Fashion Show or to purchase your tickets please visit:


In the Spotlight… Valerie Williams

Every Week leading up to Forever Darling IV, we will feature a volunteer, sponsor, inkind sponsor and anyone and everyone that has helped make this event possible. 

In the spotlight this week….. our Lead Photographer for the event Valerie Williams. Not only has Valerie volunteered her time as a committee member she has volunteered her time to all 10 designers to shoot a professional headshot! 

Valerie will also be shooting work of all the designers at Forever Darling IV. If you would like some professional pictures I recommend contacting Valerie


2 Notes

We’re almost there!

We are $215 away from our goal with only 8 hours to spare! I am looking at getting the T-shirts made and I’m thinking it would be cute to do a Raglan style T with our new logo! Thinking maybe a heather grey with a darker sleeve

Keep up the great work of promoting this project we have almost reached our goal


We need your help!

We’re at $1025 and $975 away from our goal, if we don’t reach that goal in 30 hours we will not get any of the money that has been donated so far. Please spread the word and donate today, no time to lose! 

This is a wonderful cause for the Denver Fashion Community and the more money we raise up front the more will go towards The Denver Design Incubator. 

Share this link today and help be a part of a wonderful event!

Thank you


1 Notes

What is Denver Design Incubator??

Denver Design Incubator (DDI)is a new non-profit developed to help established designers with the business and marketing skills they need to establish a and produce a line from sketch to production. You can learn more about DDI here

Forever Darling and Denver Design Incubator go hand in hand by helping local designers promote their work in the best possible way. The money raised from ticket sales and the silent auction will benefit The Denver Design Incubator, which is why your donations are so important. 

Please spread the word and send to your friends today to help donate towards a great cause!

Thank you Fallene

1 Notes

We’re in crunchtime!


I spent my morning passing out Kickstarter flyers and chatting with some great businesses including Token Threads in Cherry Creek. We are so close to getting this project funded, and with your help I know we can reach our goal! 

Send this link to your friends and family

I’m so excited about how beautiful the show is going to be this year. I keep visualizing a long runway with a cascading floral arrangement over the VIP Balcony and a live Jazz band playing next to the runway! This is going to be an event everyone attending will remember.

If you haven’t seen the ballroom at the Sherman Events check out this picture from a recent photoshoots I did there it’s going to be a gorgeous backdrop! 

If your looking for an amazing photographer, makeup artist and model here are the credits for the picture.

Valerie Williams Photography

Mary Wolfgang Makeup 

Hair and clothing  Fallene Wells

Model Alyssa Vercler