Denver Designer Brooks LTD

July 24th, 2017

Two years ago I began collaborating with the talented and accomplished Denver designer Brooks Luby of Brooks Ltd HERE. Over the years it has been an honor to model for her photo shoots, a piece featuring her mother-of-the bride couture in Novelty Bride Magazine and her recent pop-up shop. Over this period of time we have become friends and have spent hours talking about fashion, aging with passion and the unfolding adventures of our lives.  I have found that developing new friendships at the age of 74 to be a life enhancing pleasure.

Brooks Ltd was founded in 1976, the dream of the sole designer and visionary, D. Brooks, a Colorado native. Educated at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Brooks draws inspiration from the world around her. As a professional fashion designer or couturier, her awareness of advances in fabric technology as well as changes in fashion influences and lifestyle keep her a step ahead. The newest trends are woven into her ever-changing collection.

An independent boutique owner since 1974, Brooks also sold her clothing designs nationally to Saks Fifth Avenue and others. In 1976 she pioneered a salon trend by opening a designer boutique within Neusteter’s, a long-time high-end Denver department store. From 1979 through 2001, savvy women frequented her Cherry Creek North boutique, a Mecca for the well dressed and in-the-know. Since 2002, clients make their appointments individually in Brooks private atelier in LoDo…From the website of Brooks Ltd

For today”s post I’m wearing one of my favorite pieces created for the Novelty Bride Magazine feature of Brooks’ work.  This navy tunic has a silk satin organza skirt with horsehair trim.  The bodice is a combination of lace, tulle and organza.  The swingy skirt can layer over slim pants, jeans or dressed up over a slender skirt.

I chose to wear this piece of wearable art over slim black pants. I love the combination of navy and black, and for many years have enjoyed this pairing of dark neutrals. I accessorized with a vintage navy hat with ribbon bow and rhinestone jewelry, all discovered at estate sales.  The black pointy toe heels were purchased at a consignment shop years ago.

Photos By Daniel

I look forward to continuing this magical collaboration with Brooks, as we explore the world of style and creativity into the future. Our common interests and values provide fertile ground for new growth.

Linking up with Catherine’s #iwillwearwhatilike HERE at Not Dressed As Lamb and Patti’s Visible Monday HERE at Not Dead Yet Style.





34 Responses to “Denver Designer Brooks LTD”

  1. Beth M.

    You look beautiful!

  2. Lynn holland

    You really are the most elegant and stunning woman around. You have my complete admiration

  3. Eileen Charles Hyatt

    Your blog and photos are always a bright spot in my day!

  4. Patti

    Gorgeous collaboration between you and this designer, Judith. This look is so perfect for you with your elegant nature shining through. Does “Novelty Bride” indicate any life changes you’d like to share with us?? xox


  5. Anonymous

    Hi Judith,

    A long time reader but infrequent commenter, have to say this creation is absolutely stunning. Love the navy and black with sparkles. Wonderful!

  6. Mary

    Hi Judith,

    A long time reader, have to say this creation is absolutely stunning. Love the navy and black with sparkles. Wonderful!

  7. Liz

    Judith – You and Brooks Luby are a fabulous stylish team! I love the tunic and you look amazing in it with your always stylish accessories. Truly an inspiration

  8. Monique

    You’re the perfect model for this outfit. Gorgeous!

  9. Ann

    Judith you look fantastic, you set such a wonderful example for people of our age!

  10. Suzanne

    Looking stunning as usual Judith.


  11. Tiffany Arey

    Fabulous look! I love the tunic over the slim pants. Great color, too!

  12. elizaduckie

    I’m speechless. Wow.

  13. Danette A. Stuckey

    So very chic!!

  14. Elke E Kuhn

    Gorgeous and Stunning in every way!

  15. Gail

    I always look out for your blog updates, your pictures are always so beautiful and such an inspiration! Gail

  16. Jill James

    Judith, you look simply stunning in this glorious creation. Your vintage navy hat is just the perfect finishing touch.

  17. merle

    love the structure of the hat, dark colors look handsome!

  18. Vix

    That is such a fabulous ensemble, Judith. I can’t imagine a better model. xxx

  19. Kylie

    Hat looks great on you. You are such a model. Looking really great

  20. Geneva White

    Dear Judith;

    As always, you look simply marvelous!! I love the fact that you make 74 look absolutely desirable…

  21. Leah

    Beautiful! Lovely! Stunning! And I am so impressed that you can walk in those shoes!

  22. No Fear of Fashion

    Again drop dead gorgeous. No wonder you are a model now.

  23. Elizabeth g. Arthur

    This outfit screams out stunning! I love the way you wear the pants under this gorgeous dress and the hat…a most fabulous look. Daniel’s photos are beautiful – he’s caught the breeze, adding so much more movement to the outfit and your naturally beautiful self sets it all off, Judith. xx

  24. Ruth Connor

    Adore that hat

  25. Linda Cassidy

    you are stunning. Don’t forget to come link up on A Labour of Fashion. Would love to have you join us

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  27. SilverEdit

    Dresses with pants– I have always loved this look!

  28. Debra Turner

    A classic ensemble with flare. We should always have fun with fashion, and I would love to touch the lovely fabric! Looks comfortable too.

  29. cynthia pastor

    What great photos … love the pairing of Navy with Black … and the dress over pant is so very Parisian … you have the perfect figure and long legs to pull it off so elegantly ! So enjoyed the story of your friend and fashion collaborator … how cool that you can contunue to grow and expand your blog by meeting such inspiring and talented artists … and what a career … living in a beach town where the haute couture consists of board shorts and flip flops … your blog is a life line … a joy to know the style obsessed tribe is out there creating and thriving in the sartorial universe. Never stop please …Big LOVE XOX

  30. Shelley

    Another brilliant collaboration Judith! You are so elegant and wear clothes so well that any designer would be happy to have you wear their creations. I love the shape of that hat.

  31. Chris Klein-Goss

    You are always inspiring…. and you always appear
    like a Vision…. Thank You for Sharing your journey with us.

  32. Rachel

    Such an elegant look! You look stunning!

  33. Jessica

    Dark blue gown is insanly hot. Like the sheer neckline and long sleeves. The way you style it is great.

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