Vibes and vamps at annual fashion show 

Mysteries of chakra will be revealed

WHAT : Farfalla Hair and Fashion Show

WHERE : AlpenRock

WHEN : June 18 th , doors open at 7:30 p.m.

What does fashion have to do with chakras? Come find out at the third annual Farfalla Hair and Fashion Fundraiser.

"Chakras are the energy centres of the body. That’s the easiest way to describe it until the actual show. We want the night to be a little bit educational too," explains Farfalla owner Emanuela Bertoia-Laverty.

Unlike past shows, this year will include more choreography on the stage. Bertoia-Laverty enlisted the talents of local choreographer Karen Arnold to help express the emotions associated with the chakra points of the body.

"It didn’t quite work to have just clothes and hair. We needed a little different twist to help tie the theme together," Bertoia-Laverty says.

A large team of community volunteers will be on hand again this year, from the models, to Farfalla stylists, to local businesses. Bertoia-Laverty was pleased that so many models could put in the time for this year’s show. A solid commitment was required due to the rehearsals needed for the detailed movement on stage.

The same shops from last year will be featured on the runway: McCoo’s and McCoo’s 2, Blue Balls Boutique, Amos and Andie’s, Fibre Options and Lotus Art Supply.

"Every year I stick with the same local sponsors and try to stay away from corporate companies," says Bertoia-Laverty. Two new businesses did join the line-up this year, Basic Intimates from Squamish and Seventh Season Apparel, a small business run by a group of Whistler women out of their home.

"They’re starting to make a name for themselves. They do a lot of active wear. It’s nice to help expose them," adds Bertoia-Laverty.

Local DJ’s too are volunteering their time and talents. DJ Chris Viner will set the mood during the pre-show activities, which include a silent auction and tarot card readings. DJ Kori K will kick out the tunes to create the chakra environment on the runway.

The Farfalla crew are hoping to exceed the $4,500 raised last year for children living with HIV/AIDS.

Doors at the AlpenRock open at 7:30 p.m.. Admission is a minimum $20 donation. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at the AlpenRock or Farfalla Hair and Body Spa. Each ticket is also entered into a grand door prize draw for two Indie tickets. Showtime is 9 p.m.


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