Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Attention Fans of Fashion and Hair Reality TV

I would so go to this if I lived anywhere near Colorado.


CCO presents the bold and edgy fall collection of fashion design genius Mondo Guerra of Lifetime TV’s Project Runway with styling and fantasy hair from master hairstylist Charlie Price of Bravo TV’s Shear Genius. Models from Donna Baldwin Talent will unveil the innovative creations.

Event patrons can challenge their inner diva by strutting their own most sinful creations and entering the 7 Deadly Sins Fashion Competition judged by Mondo and Charlie. Contest prizes include a personalized item from Mondo’s collection, haircut and style from Charlie Price, a membership to Museo de las Americas, tickets to CCO and more.

Those who don a sinful costume to this devilishly fabulous event will be entered into a drawing for one of Mondo’s hot and hip T-shirts from

Gluttonous pleasures include decadent desserts from Brian Cook of Cook with Cook and sip on 7 Deadly Zins and Seven Heavenly Chards from Michael David Winery of Lodi, CA.

Tickets are $45. Special Young Professional (ages 21-45) tickets are only $35. The first 50 people to buy tickets will be entered into a drawing for the newly published book Lust: Part 1 of the Rising Deadly Sins by local author Brian Thompson.

WHERE: Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO (

WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 7-9:30 pm

WHY: To increase awareness of opera among Colorado’s Young Professionals (YP), CCO is collaborating with other innovative arts organizations to create a slew of sinfully fun events this spring and summer. Along with Mucho Mondo, other events include Untitled at the Denver Art Museum, Mixed Tastes at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Comedy Night at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, Ignite Boulder and SinFest, a progressive experience of The Seven Deadly Sins in Central City this summer. *Visit for more info or to sign up for YP e-blasts.

CCO’s innovative programs and initiatives for YP are made possible by support from the following partners and sponsors: Mondo Guerra ( and, Charlie Price (, Museo de las Americas (, Donna Baldwin Talent (, Michael David Winery (, vitaminwater (, Mark Sink Photography (, Brian Cook of Cook with Cook (, 5280 Magazine ( and local author Brian Thompson of Lust: Part I of the Rising Deadly Sins (

Denver designer Mondo Guerra endeared himself to an international audience during his time on Lifetime’s Project Runway – Season 8. His innovative style and bold designs have captured the imagination of the fashion world, while his courageous story has inspired global support surrounding his HIV/AIDS advocacy.

Mondo began his incredible journey in the fashion industry as a teenager, constructing a pair of green, faux-fur pants as his first garment. But the self-taught artist quickly moved beyond his humble beginnings. As his eclectic career developed, he secured positions such as a milliner’s apprentice, then a designer for a NYC junior wear company, and eventually a costume designer.

As a Project Runway Season 8 designer, Mondo delivered an impressive performance. His creations consistently placed him in top 3 ranking and he claimed victory for three consecutive challenges in the season. He received praise for his impeccable construction & styling, masterful mix of prints, and fearless use of color. He earned a runner-up finish for the season after one of the most heated and controversial judges’ deliberations in the show’s history.

Mondo currently resides in Denver with his partner Ben Duchaine. He continues to create collections for fashion week in many major US cities in addition to traveling for HIV/AIDS advocacy and developing his own brand.

Check out Mondo’s latest at and

Charlie Price, renowned Master Hairstylist, made a memorable appearance on Bravo TV’s hit television series “Shear Genius 2”, airing in over 22 countries and has teamed many times with Bravo TV’s “Project Runway” Mondo Guerra and other well-known designers to bring high fashion to the runways.

Charlie spent the last twenty years perfecting his craft of hairdressing. His love of high fashion led him to Milan and New York where he studied under runway masters Eugene Soulieman, Serge Normant and Guido. While on these teams he worked backstage at Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera in New York and Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and miu miu in Milan. Charlie's presence in the professional beauty industry has often seen him on the stages of hairshows around the globe garnering him awards such as International Hairstylist of the Year by the Canadian Mirror Awards, International Stylist of the Year in 2007 and North American Hairstylist of the Year in 2002 and 2008.

Price is now Editorial Director at Antoine du Chez at The Spa at Cherry Creek in Denver, Colorado where he lives with his family and boyfriend Salvador.

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