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Vetrina Fashion Gold Digger Fashion Show and Chef Meets Grape at rocky Mountaineer

Sep 23, 2007

By Catherine "Cat" Barr

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As sad as I am to see summer come to an end, I'm just as excited to see what new looks are in store for fall/winter. Early indications say that shimmering metallics are hot - and if Italian couture is your style, then you'll want to run to Rachel Kapsalis and her Vetrina boutique on Georgia where, last week, she unveiled the latest in heavy metals. The "Gold Digger", two-night, invitation only, fashion show gave VIPs a chance to view the private collection and shop early. Meanwhile, fans of B.C. food and wine gathered at the Rocky Mountaineer Station for the third annual Chef Meets Grape fun and foodie night out. Twelve restaurant chefs paired their fair with winning wines and good times to entice guests. Wild BC seafood was the theme and winning the People's Choice and Judges Choice was the dream. This year's honours went to

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The Joe Fortes / Goldfish gals were busy dipping and sipping at Chef Meets Grape. From left: Stephanie Jagger, Colette Lynch, Katie Parkinson and Nessa van Bergen.
Lumiere restaurant's Jay Ocol, left, Misty Oakes and James Taylor carry on the Rob Feenie tradition at Chef Meets Grape.
Jim Bagan, of Township 7 Vineyards, proves that little Langley has what it takes to compete with the big boys.
Whitefish Beverage girls Michelle Tipper, left, and Olga Mancini show off their new Therapy wines called Pink Freud and Freudian Sip at Chef Meets Grape.
Wearing a gorgeous green-with-envy gown at Vetrina is real estate dynamo Alexis Palkowski.
Franco Nigro and Rachel Kapsalis are partners in life and fashion. Their Quorum and Vetrina salons cater to Vancouver's very best-dressed.
Honey Mustard fashion PR gal Sarah Murray, right, and friend Torri Eaden get great seats for the Vetrina show.
Celebrating her birthday in style, Natasha Doman, left, and mom Sherry enjoy a girl's night out at Vetrina.
Wearing one-of-a-kind gowns in silver and gold are John Casablanca models Crystal Hendricks, left, and Britta Bentz at Vetrina.
There are stunning styles for both women and men at Vetrina/Quorum as models Lauren Reynolds and Cata Simian walk the catwalk.
You may recognize model Serinda Swan, right, as one of the latest Guess girls. Seen here with Danica at Vetrina, the girls get a preview of what's new for fall.
Luda Meyerss, left, daughter Sheron, and Tatiana Getter get a little sister shopping done at Vetrina.



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