Goldyn: A Retrospective

Holy mother of projects!  When I set out to create a retrospective on all of the creative endeavors we’ve done here at Goldyn over the last 11 years, it sent me down a wormhole of  memories… So many faces that would become good friends (and even husbands-to-be), so many funny stories, happy memories, stressful memories, and everything in between.

Needless to say, THERE IS A LOT (read: this is not a short post).  I lost count a long time ago of the number of events and fashion shows we’ve even done.  I couldn’t capture it all here, but these are the highlights, organized between our store events, lookbooks, fashion shows, and window/art installations.  Roughly, ideally, in chronological order (ish).

And of course, I am eternally grateful to all of our collaborators over the years… people like Courtney Parker, Jon Hartman and Brianna Corn of Wunder Werkz, Liz Henderson, Kristen Sink, Sara Ford, James Holden, Sam Deitch, Jeff Walker, Mike Walters, Christy Kruzick, Mario Zoots, Katy Zimmerman, Tara and Katie at Impromptu Company, Jillian Fitzmaurice, Shayla Preeshl, Jennifer Iverson, Caitlin at Black Cube, Jenny Strasburg and Mary Spicer, Aly from Ironwood, Sydney and Cornelia from Sacred Thistle, Knomia Monika, Jane Jordan Gravely, Esme Patterson, Kyra Weinkle, Kerry Larkin, my one-time business partner Melissa, and so many others who I’m failing to name here.  Likewise, it goes without saying that OUR AMAZING STAFF deserves all the thanks in the world for making the magic happen, both out front and behind the scenes.  Thank you all.  I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane as much as I have 🙂

THE PARTIES (A FEW OF THEM)

It wouldn’t have been Goldyn without the good times….

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Goldyn’s grand opening pop-up party at Riverfront Park in 2007, DJ’d by men-about-town James Cromwell Holden and Shannon Kelly

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An early Goldyn warehouse/showroom party at Taxi, circa 2008 or 2009, in the space we shared with artist Susan Wick

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Houses (the band) playing our warehouse/showroom party

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Goldyn’s brick-and-mortar opening party in 2011.  Photos courtesy of Sara Ford.

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Goldyn’s opening party, DJ’d by none other than James Holden and (my now husband-to-be) James Yardley, aka Double Shadow

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Tom DeLong and band jam out during Goldyn’s opening party

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The Goldyn Sessions Present: South of France

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An early Pamela Love trunk show <3.  Photos by Sara Ford.

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The Goldyn Sessions Present: In the Whale.  Photos by Sara Ford.

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In the Whale rocking hard

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An early Goldyn soiree (let’s be honest, I have no idea what this was, but it looks fun).  Photos by Sara Ford.

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Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato trunk show

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Dia de los Muertos in the mortuary.  Photo by Sara Ford.

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Dram tasting.  Photo by Sara Ford.

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Tyler Snow, DJing something or other 😉

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Trunk show for charity

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The Goldyn Sessions Present: Esme Patterson.  Photos by Kristen Hatgi Sink.

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Esme Patterson in-store concert

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In Your Dreams, dreamed up by the amazingly talented Impromptu Company

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The Goldyn Sessions Present: Hearts in Space.  Photos by Sara Ford.

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Hearts in Space

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Crowns, a Kristen Hatgi Sink collaboration opening party

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Tarot readings at Ironwood’s pop up shop

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Sacred circle and ancestral blessing

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Gemma and Ahmad lead a sound ceremony

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Happy 8th birthday Goldyn!

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Matthew Brown, aka DJ Fancy Matthew, DJing some party or other, circa 2015

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Rory Lula, giving intuitive readings

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10 years!  Stay Gold(yn) 10th Anniversary Party, 2017.  Photos by Sara Ford.

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Oko Tygra performs at Goldyn’s 10th anniversary party

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The amazing Werkout Palace performance art group

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Justa made us a wedding cake

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The Sirius Sisters Present a Full Moon Gathering, aka Goldyn’s goodbye party

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Esme’s performance art

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Miss Knomia’s performance art

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Bluebook performs

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Full moon over Goldyn.  Photo by Kristen Hatgi Sink.

 

LOOKBOOKS AND ART COLLABORATIONS 

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Fall 2007 featuring our favorite Goldyn Girl, Christy Kruzick, shot by James Holden at his home

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Spring 2008, shot by James Holden at the Denver Botanic Gardens

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PreFall 2008 featuring Christy Kruzick (we couldn’t get enough), shot by Jeff Walker

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Fall 2008, shot by Jeff Walker at The Breakfast King

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Fall 2009, featuring Marina Contro shot by Samantha Deitch at Goldyn’s Taxi warehouse

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Spring 2010, shot by Sara Ford at the home of Bobby Reginelli

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Fall 2010, featuring Madison shot by Sara Ford at Red Rocks Park

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Spring 2011, featuring Christy Kruzick shot by Sara Ford at the home of Shawn Hecox

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Fall 2011, shot by Sara Ford at the home of artist Susan Wick and Micky Zeppelin

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Spring 2012, featuring Bonnie Gregory shot by Sara Ford at the Museum of Nature and Science

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Fall 2012, featuring Cassie Stevens shot by Sara Ford

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Spring 2013 shot by Sara Ford at the home of Barbara Monroe

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Fall 2013 “Crowns” wet plate lookbook by Kristen Hatgi Sink

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Fall 2014 stop motion video lookbook shot by Kristen Hatgi Sink

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Stills from the Fall 2014 stop motion video lookbook

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Spring – Fall 2015 “I Am” Series lookbook, shot by Sara Ford

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Spring 2016 collage project lookbook by Mario Zoots

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FASHION SHOWS (MOST OF THEM)

In questionably chronological order….

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Goldyn grand opening runway show, Riverfront Park, 2007

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Early Goldyn fashion show, circa 2008 or 2009

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Goldyn’s runway show at Taxi, circa 2009

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Goldyn at Denver Fashion Weekend, perhaps 2010 or 2011.  Photos by Kari Geha.

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Goldyn brick-and-mortar opening party and runway show at Linger, 2011

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Goldyn at Denver Fashion Weekend 2012.  Photos courtesy of 303 Magazine.

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Matthew Morris Salon and Skincare fashion show, circa 2012

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American Crew runway show, circa 2012

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The Parlour’s Adorn runway show, circa 2012.  Photos by Sara Ford.

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Goldie & Bob grand opening fashion show, circa 2012

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One of many Four Seasons Denver fashion luncheons, DJ’d by Fancy Matthew

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Photo by Rachel Gomez

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Goldyn x Denver Art Museum Aftershock fashion show, circa 2017

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One of many Volunteers of America Service With Style fashion luncheons, circa 2017

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WINDOW/ART INSTALLATIONS

Side note: sadly a Dropbox folder full of our oldest window installation photos disappeared, so below are photos of what we could gather…. Enjoy!

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Window by Whitney Weis, 2011

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Window by Kristen Hatgi Sink, circa 2012

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Window by Whitney Weis in collaboration with One of 99 after school program children, circa 2012

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Window by Kristen Hatgi Sink, circa 2013

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Window by Whitney Weis, circa 2012 or 2013

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Ironwood pop-up shop

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Window by Impromptu Company

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Black Cube Nomadic Museum x Goldyn present Desiree Holman art installation

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Window by Jillian Fitzmaurice

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Window by Shayla Preeshl

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Photo courtesy of Shayla Preeshl

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Window by Impromptu Company

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Window by Frances Prema

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Window by Whitney Weis

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Window by Jon Hartman and Liz Henderson

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Window by Mario Zoots, circa 2016

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Window by Katy Zimmerman

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Window by Kristen Hatgi Sink

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Ironwood pop-up shop, round 2

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Sacred Thistle pop-up shop, 1st edition 2016

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Sacred Thistle pop-up shop, 2nd edition 2017

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Art installation in conjunction with Tarra by Knomia Monika, Kerry Larkin, Kyra Weinkle and Jane Jordan Gravely

THANK YOU ❤

 

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