By David F. Rooney
Last Wednesday’s Cornucopia Fashion Show was a marvellous event and certainly deserves to be repeated in the years to come.
Featuring clothing modelled by local young men and women as well as a silent auction, great music and superb food the Fashion Show drew a crowd of about 70 people. Chamber Events Coordinator Any Flexman had high hopes for the Fashion Show and we hopes she regards it as a success —
The Current certainly does.
She said about $600 was officially raised for breast cancer research and approximately 70 people attended the event, which was part of the new Revelstoke Cornucopia Festival intended to help support improved tourism during the autumn shoulder season.
“For a first annual event I’m pleased with how Cornucopia went and have so many ideas and plans to improve upon a good first kick of the can,” Amy told
Here’s your catwalk-side view of the event:
Revelstoke’s first Fashion Show in recent years drew a crowd of mostly women, but also a handful of men who ascended by gondola to the mid-mountain lodge at Revelstoke Mountain Resort after 5 pm sppetizers at Rockford’s Wok|Bar|Grill. Everyone received a complimentary glass of champagne when they arrived. After that drinks were available at the bar or from Mount Begbie Breweries Tracy Edwards. David F. Rooney photo Tracy was serving up the breweries newest creation, the Darkside of the Stoke. David F. Rooney photo Here’s a closeup of the label — And, yes, your eyes aren’t deceiving you! — it’s a coffee-based stout! By all accounts it’s delicious. David F. Rooney photo The show was very well-attended by people who appreciate fine clothing. David F. Rooney photo Amy Flexman (left) talks with Eve North and Scott Duke. The young couple were the joint MCs for the fashion part of the evening . David F. Rooney photo Backstage Jess Leahey of Escape Within curls Cabin model Zoe Purvis’ locks prior to her walk moment on the catwalk. David F. Rooney photo The Cabin’s Dani Eastick captures that surprised-but-happy model look down pat. David F. Rooney photo Chamber of Commerce Event Coordinator Amy Flexman takes to the catwalk to officially open the show. Except for a few minor glitches the fashion show proceeded flawlessly. David F. Rooney photo Liz Rorstad, with a baby son James on board, models some of the fashionable North Face sports wear available at Free Spirit Sports — the shop she and her husband Elmer operate on First Street West. David F. Rooney photo Lane models a North Face insulated jacket and North Face snowdrift bibbed pants from Free Spirit Sports. David F. Rooney photo Ah! What’s a fashion show without the paparazzi? David F. Rooney photo
Skookum models Ashley and Megan has high-fives for making it down the catwalk in their modelling debut. David F. Rooney photo Ashley, Tennille and Megan are all active young women; their sportswear and gear suit their lifestyles perfectly. David F. Rooney photo Ryan and Allie have some fun flashing the crowd with their clothes from Eagle Pass. David F. Rooney photo The fashions worn by the models — who were all Revelstoke young people, by the way — are all carried by local retailers. The participating firms were Style Trend Clothiers, Free Spirit Sports, The Cabin, Skookum, Eagle Pass Heliskiing, Wearabouts, Gar-nish and Beyond Gifts. David F. Rooney photo Ashley and Tennille looked pretty good in these skiing and boarding duds from Skookum. David F. Rooney photo Jane models Fair Trade bamboo flared pants with a bamboo camisole, blue faux leather jacket, with a gorgeous silk scarf and a blue wrist wallet. David F. Rooney photo Charles looks pretty comfortable in Wool Rich chunky knit sweater with a Patagonia flannel shirt and Horny Toad cords with Patagonia Boaris shows, all available from Wearabouts on MacKenzie Avenue. David F. Rooney photo Aside from the models being too quick to turn around and march back once they’d reached the end of the catwalk and the lack of a spotlight and a coherent list of who was modelling what for whom the show was very good and deserves to be repeated. David F. Rooney photo The actual modelling was just part of the show at RMR David F. Rooney photo After the modelling there was a superb meal crafted by chefs at Rockford wok | bar | grill. They whipped up an excellent and very tasty chanterelle mushroom bisque, followed by three salads — lemon Dijon harvest, golden beet and heirloom tomato. The main course consisted of Rosemary fingerling potatoes, grilled autumn vegetables, braise short ribs (God! Those were good!) and herb-roasted chicken. For dessert there as fresh huckleberry pie and peach cobbler. Everyone present, including Megan Shandro, really enjoyed the food and many people went back for seconds and even thirds, especially for the ribs. David F. Rooney photo There was lots of music, too. Here’s JP Maurice. David F. Rooney photo There was also a silent auction. In this image, Amy Flexman describes this painting by local artist Cecilia Lea, held for the audience’s view by JP Maurice. David F. Rooney The main musical entertainment was provided by the ever-popular duo, Broken Down Suitcase. David F. Rooney On the way back down from the mid-mountain lodge you might have been lucky to glimpse our city glowing like a gold and silver sheet along the Columbia River. David F. Rooney