On the eco fashion style map 0
When it comes to catwalk events we can be proud of in this city, attention must be paid to Myriam Laroche. The woman knows how to throw a tight fashion week.
As the president of Eco Fashion Week, Laroche has managed to put Vancouver on the sustainable style map in just under two years. And the proof is in her opening parties - first class all the way.
Her recent EFW fall/winter 2012 soiree, for example, was a who's who of local fashionistas.
The evening started out with a wine reception at Robson Square, where DJs Matthew Brown and Colin Hargreaves were spinning some pretty sweet beats.
Then after some mingling, it was time to kick off the runway festivities with a vintage fashion show presented by Value Village. Here, we had eco-stylists Sarah La Greca, Deanna Palkowski and Laroche herself curate a truly beautiful catwalk extravaganza, using nothing but previously loved garb. And let me tell ya, secondhand clothing never looked so sexy.
Prominent members of the Chinatown community packed Caffe Brixton (212 E. Georgia St.) last week for the "Heart of Chinatown" event, a grassroots awards ceremony presented by Panther Constructors Ltd. to honour people making a difference in Vancouver's historic hood.
There were five nominees in total, but only one lucky winner: Harvest Community Foods owner, Mike Leung, who donated his $2,000 cash prize to the Union Gospel Mission. Suffice to say, the room was full of community pride and good food.
Street Food Feast
The food truck outside District 319 just kept pumping out tray after tray of insanely tasty Pan-Asian delights at the Roaming Dragon celebration.
So why such a bountiful feast? Well, the awarding-winning street food company has a lot to celebrate these days - most notably a new catering component as well as a new kick-ass chef: Tina Fineza.
I think it's safe to say no one left this party hungry.