Megan Kaltenbach // Where is she now?
Stephanie Rowe | Fashion Denver
October 10, 2013—Fashion Denver first worked with Megan Kaltenbach back in June when we sponsored her trunk show at the Forest Room 5.
I sadly wasn’t a part of the Fashion Denver team back in June, but was lucky enough to meet Megan Kaltenbach for a meeting last week to see where the talented jewelry designer is now – months after her successful trunk show.
I wanted to meet Megan for multiple reasons. One reason being that her jewelry is AMAZING. Second reason being that, like me, she was a student-athlete in college striving towards a future in fashion.
If you don’t know about Megan Kaltenbach, trust me: you want to.
Fashion Q&A: Jewelry Designer Megan Kaltenbach
Georgia Alexia Benjou | 5280
September 11, 2013—When putting together this month’s style page, I was looking for items that had just the right dose of cool-girl attitude fit for fall music festivals. Local jewelry designer Megan Kaltenbach—and her tribal necklace—hit all the right notes.
Her made-by-hand pieces deftly fuse Southwestern spirit with rock ‘n’ roll attitude. I recently chatted with Kaltenbach about how she got into jewelry making, her materials of choice, and her inspirations.
Maroma Beach Wedding from Bride & Joy + Planner 1 Events
Dawn | Style Me PrettySeptember 4, 2013—I love Summer in Vegas. A lot. But when the heat (and random humidity) get to be a bit much, I long for the crisp, cool ocean breeze like it’s no one’s business. Lucky for me (and you), this Maroma Beach affair is hitting all of those toes-in-the-sand, drink in hand sweet spots with a colorful celebration planned to absolute perfection by Planner 1 Events.It’s beach chic pretty meets one seriously fun party and you can see it all captured by Bride & Joy right here in the full gallery.
From the Bride… “For my wedding I wanted a big party, and I wanted it to last multiple days so we decided destination was the way to go! We travel down to Mexico a lot, so it only made sense to have the wedding down there. We were so lucky to be able to have the wedding at the gorgeous Maroma Hotel & Spa. The place is magical: the most beautiful beach, private, best service, amazing food, and wonderful people. I cannot say enough good things about this place and I think you can see how beautiful it is from the pics (but it is even prettier in person).
I wanted everyone to feel apart of the wedding so we wanted it to be small, 95 guests! It was the perfect amount, my husband and I went out of state for college and we both still have friends from Kindergarten, so we had a large wedding party, which we loved! I modeled in NYC after college so I was lucky to fly in a friend who is a photographer, Kim Nicholais of Bride & Joy. She did an amazing job of capturing moments– I didn’t want a lot of staged pictures. The night of our wedding we had a full moon which lit up the sand, it was gorgeous! The day was clear and sunny, we couldn’t have had a better day!”
Local designer Megan Kaltenbach launches her new jewelry line at Forest Room 5 Sunday
Bree Davis | Denver Westword Blogs
June 7, 2013—Local athlete-turned-model-turned-jewelry-designer Megan Kaltenbach brings a lot of love to the work she creates. For MKaltenbach, her handpicked line of necklaces, bracelets and earrings, the craftswoman makes sure each piece of agate, turquoise, onyx and amber is to her standards. “It’s a long process, because I’m very picky; all of my materials are handpicked,” says Kaltenbach. “It’s an intense process, but I am really pleased with the product. That’s what I want my customers to know — they’re getting the piece that is the real materials; it’s not fake.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Versatile designer Megan Kaltenbach to release new line
Denver, CO | June 5th, 2013 – Colorado designer Megan Kaltenbach is proud to release her new jewelry line on Sunday, June 9th at Forest Room 5 (2532 15th St. Denver, CO 80211). The public is welcome to come enjoy Forest Room 5’s outdoor patio, grab a drink with friends, and check out beautiful and unique designs from Megan’s jewelry company, MKaltenbach. This summer affair will take place from 2-6 PM.
In April 2011, Megan launched her jewelry company, MKaltenbach. Her jewelry is inspired by her home state of Colorado and passion for the outdoors, and features agate, amber, turquoise, and other natural stones. Megan selects, designs, and hand makes each of her beautiful statement pieces. MKaltenbach jewelry has been described as earthy and Western, and Megan’s love for her home state is reflected in each piece of her jewelry.
Megan was born in Seattle and moved to Centennial, CO when she was four years old. Growing up Meg was a two-sport athlete, competing in soccer and track. Early on it was clear that she was a natural runner, in just her freshman year of high school Megan won a state championship in both cross-country and track, and by the time she graduated from Smoky Hill she had collected 14 State Titles. Her success in track and cross country led to an induction into the Colorado Women’s Sports Hall of Fame and a scholarship to the University of North Carolina, where she was a 2-time NCAA champion.
After graduating, Megan moved to New York to pursue a career in modeling. While working with high profile clients such as Cosmopolitan, Acne and Marlies Dekkers, she became drawn to the design aspect of the fashion world and started experimenting with creating handmade jewelry as a hobby. Eventually Megan decided to design and create her own jewelry full time, and MKaltenbach was born. Incorporating her passion for design and knowledge of fashion with her Colorado roots, Meg has created a unique look, combining high style with Western chic.
“After being so focused on athletics it is great to focus my energy in a new, creative way.”
To meet Meg and check out her brand new line, as well as enjoy a glorious summer evening, stop by Forest Room 5 on June 9th from 2-6 PM.
For more information, visit http://mkaltenbach.com/ or contact Megan Kaltenbach at
Meet Five Designers Showing At Frost
December 13, 2012
Bree Davis | Denver Westword Blogs
Over the past eight years, Frost: Fashion Denver’s Holiday Market has established itself as more than a gathering place for local vendors: It’s also it’s a hot spot for designers looking to connect with stylish buyers. In fact, the marketplace — going down this Sunday, December 16, at the Grant-Humphreys Mansion in Denver — has proved so popular that it’s been expanded this year to include 31 designers.
Westword caught up with five of the independent creators to find out what they’ll be bringing to this weekend’s bazaar.
Presenting simple but bold jewelry is what MKaltenbach does best, and designer/brand owner Megan Kaltenbach brings a wealth of experience to the pieces she creates…
Holiday Fashion Swap Makes Repeat Performance
November 5th, 2012
NBC 9 News | Denver, CO
A Swap Meet For Fashionistas
October 26, 2012
Aimee Heckel | Boulder Daily Camera
From a frugal fashion perspective, it’s wise to have at least one friend who is your size and has significantly better fashion taste than you do. Extra bonus if that friend is giving. And fickle. Because the gold blazer she bought yesterday and has gotten bored with might very well work its way into your closet.
It’s called the circle of style, folks. Embrace it. It’s a fact of life, like wrinkles, death, poodles’ superiority to all other creatures and Instagram crashes right when your boss is hula hooping in the newsroom. (I could have used the blackmail.)
I’m not saying I seek out friends who are my size so I can snag their cast-offs, but I am saying it’s more convenient to shop my friends’ closets than to embark on any other pathway of consumerism…