Despite traffic jams from the Parade of Lights, the Denver Yelp models were able to make it to WISH this past Saturday night for the December Elite Event to create their own parade – a parade of fashion!
Eleven yelp-a-rific models gathered in the back rooms hours before the rest of the elite squad to have their hair done by Rachel and Gabriella from Babooshka and their make-up applied by Katelyn Simkins. Then they donned outfits coordinated by Brandi S of Fashion Denver and created by our six lovely designers – Mona Lucero, Francis Roces, Lisa Cook, Margo Cory, Dezi Gallegos, and Kotomi Yoshida. The finishing touch was the jewelry handcrafted by our very own Andee H who owns Looking Glass Beads.
Our models barely had time to breath let alone think about getting dinner so the newly opened Fat Sully’s stepped in and donated a few pies (including one fat-free version!) to give them the energy for all that cat-walking. Then Lovely Confections topped it off by providing mini versions of their delicious cupcakes for dessert in the fitting room.
Out front, the Yelp elites and their guests were able to enjoy heavy handed pours of Rain vodka and Eagle Rare 10 Year Single Barrel bourbon before, during and after the show. We hear that the organic Rain vodka doesn’t give yelpers too much of a headache the morning after. 😉
Thanks to everyone that came out, especially Melody L who came all the way from Dallas to help out, and to all of the lovely yelpers that took turns strutting their stuff on the catwalk showing off the awesome designs. We took a poll and the consensus was you all were beautiful! But, you don’t have to take my word for it. You can see for yourself in the pictures taken by Jay B of Jay Burleson Photography.
I can’t wait to do it all again in 2009. But, until I see you again, SYOY (See You On Yelp)!
Denver Yelp Community Manager