Esther Lee Leach’s Favorite Things

Esther Lee Leach, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of the online magazine Cherry Creek Fashion (, shares her must-haves
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Portrait by Amanda Lee Tromp

1. BOUTIQUE I love shopping the Cherry Creek North retail district. There are so many great boutiques in the neighborhood that it’s hard to choose a favorite. But for secondhand or vintage clothing, Kouture Consignment has the best selection by far. 300 Josephine St., #120, Denver,

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2. COLORADO ARTISTS Michael Gadlin and Ashley Joon are both so incredibly talented with very strong visions and individual style. I call Michael the Lenny Kravitz of the Denver art world. He’s super cool and a champion for other artists. Ashley Joon’s flowers can be seen all over Denver. Her paintings make me happy—they are an explosion of color, shape, and light. Michael Gadlin;

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3. WATCH Tissot PR 100 Sport Gent Chronograph: I have been wearing my Tissot PR 100 every day for years, after buying it when I lived in London. It’s from the men’s line, because I love big heavy watches—they always look cool with any outfit. $475,

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4. SUNGLASSES My favorite pair is from the Australian luxury brand, Oroton. My husband’s parents live in Australia, so I visit the boutique in Sydney whenever we are down under. The frames are incredibly stylish, and I am usually the only one in Denver wearing them. I also own a few of their beautiful leather bags, which I use on heavy rotation. Riley Sunglasses, $229,

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5. T-SHIRT Rag & Bone makes the best tees. They are the softest fabric with a great tailored fit. I wear the Slub Vee in black on a regular basis. The other great thing about these t-shirts is that you can throw them in the wash over and over again, and the fabric and fit stay the same. $90, Rag & Bone, Aspen,

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6. BEAUTY PRODUCT Sephora Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick in Always Red. I love a red lip! It’s my version of a daytime nude lip. I have tested a lot of red lipstick brands, and Sephora makes the best. I go through many tubes of the Always Red shade, but it lasts all day and doesn’t dry out your lips. $15, Sephora, Denver,


7. CLOTHING DESIGNER Tomboi by C.R. Lee is a diffusion line from Denver-based designer Crystal Lee. I live in her jogger sets in my downtime. They are so cozy but very cool and fashionable. I could add some nude pumps and go out to dinner! For dressy occasions, I am obsessed with everything Haider Ackermann creates. I wear a lot of his black pieces; his pencil skirt with a full zip is extraordinary.,

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