Introducing Aly Two Eagles ( yes… coolest name ever! ) The owner of Denver based store, Ironwood. I had the opportunity to visit the store not too long ago and wanted to buy everything. Literally, everything. The girl sure does now how to curate and style products! It’s a special place.

Some words from her:
“I was born and raised in Denver. Two years ago my boyfriend and I decided to open a little retail space in a moment of creative desperation. I was ready to stop waiting tables and he and I both wanted to make our lives bigger, if that makes any sense. So we decided to create a space where we could support ourselves by selling things we love, and also have a place where we could host various community events, from art openings to live music. So far, we have been so lucky and the space is working. At this point, two years in, he and I are both starting to feel like it is time for the space to “grow up” a little bit. Move from adolescence into adulthood, if you will. We are planning some major interior design moves, as well as searching for new products. We also both are very interested in exploring designing some of our own products, from ceramics to lighting.”

…and now her favorite piece & why:
“My favorite piece is the polka dot dress. It is completely falling apart and literally held together with safety pins (like almost everything i own) but it is so comfortable and I always get loads of complements on it.”


COMMENTS ( 14 )
TAGS : Fashion, Fashion Feature, Lovely Lady

14 Comments

July 3rd 2013

If this is the result of creative desperation, then sign me up!

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July 3rd 2013

what a beauty! and her space is to die for
xx

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July 3rd 2013

I love this! What a perfect job.

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July 3rd 2013

Oh boy, this is cool!! Gonna have to add miss Aly to my list of dream Style Story features for when I take “Our Style Stories” to the road! (www.ourstylestories.com)

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July 4th 2013

This is by far one of the most inspiring profiles you’ve done, I just love it! And yes, if that’s what creative desperation gets you, maybe I just need to get a bit more desperate?

http://www.nomadicd.com

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I like my house (and creative spaces) not so crowded, but this place really is amazing.
Talk about creativity and originality, uh? :)

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July 7th 2013

i was there a few weeks ago and wanted to buy everything too! the terrariums are divine! can’t wait to drag my husband here and say, “please it’s almost our anniversary!”

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July 8th 2013

Such a gorgeous shop! I really love the polka dot dress. So french!

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July 8th 2013

this is by far my favorite shopping spot in denver. from minerals to prints, i always find so many gems.

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July 9th 2013

I love your ‘lovely lady’ project and think that this is a particularly great profile. you have left me feeling very inspired! I’ve hit a creative stumbling block but after reading a selection of these profiles and finding out more about these magnificently creative women, I now feel that I can get back on track. Thank you so much- you’re ace!

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July 12th 2013

This section is my fav!

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favorite shop + shopkeep in denver (maybe in the country?)

i miss aly + ironwood quite a lot.

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August 3rd 2013

Hey Emma,
I think that this is by far one of the most inspiring profiles you’ve done, I just love it! And yes, if that’s what creative desperation gets you, maybe I just need to get a bit more desperate ;)
Best regards, Brunner Nathan

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December 26th 2013

I love Ally and Ironwood! I keep saying when I’m a billionaire, I’m paying her to decorate all of my house. So perfect.

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