Models strike a pose for the photographers during the fashion show night at the Stone’s Pub on March 31.

Models strike a pose for the photographers during the fashion show night at the Stone’s Pub on March 31.

Fashion forward

It was a star-studded night in the Fort, featuring Michael Jackson, Adele and Etta James.

It was a star-studded night in the Fort, featuring Michael Jackson, Adele and Etta James.

Not literally, of course, but their music was performed, channelling in a little heartache and a little bit of Thriller thanks to the talent of Seth and Shara and Carly Gilchrist.

The entire evening, coordinated by the stunning Mistress of Ceremonies Mel Chesnutt, was a fun way to put on a fashion show to showcase some of the styles soon to be available at a new store in the works for Fort St. James.

The volunteer models for the night did a phenomenal job of entertaining the crowd, adding some playful theatre to the event.

The night began on schedule at 9 p.m., and was action-packed until after midnight, with catwalk shows being alternated with musical performances.

“It was a really good prequel,” said Shevaun Findlay, after the event.

Seth and Shara are the lead vocals and lead guitar respectively of Mamaguroove, a northern B.C. group of varied musical stylings and influence.

The two were in the Fort doing their own simplified duet show, doing both covers and their own songs.

Seth’s incredible guitar skills coupled with Shara’s amazing presence and beautiful voice are made all the more powerful by the fabulous chemistry between the two – who happen to be a husband and wife duo as well.

The pair also started the highly successful Robson Valley Music Festival which take place each year on their property in Dunster, B.C. the weekend before Music on the Mountain Festival (MoM).

Seth and Shara performed at last year’s MoM with Mamaguroove and will be returning again this August.

Carly Gilchrist performed some vocals, most she self-accompanied with keyboard. The newcomer to the Fort was debuting her talent to the community she now calls home and she now works here for the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resources.

She performed some covers and did a cover version of Adele’s Someone Like You as well as an a cappella Etta James tribute and some of her very own work.

Fine Line Studios should be opening in April limited edition cultural apparel, tattoos and body piercings. The project is a joint venture by Shevaun Findlay, who does tattoo art and Tiffany O’Hara. Bear Findlay will also be offering the piercing services. The store will be located next to Spirit Square in what was the Java Jolt.