Thursday evening, Charlottesville Wine & Country joined a packed house at Old Metropolitan Hall in Downtown Charlottesville to see the latest spring trends at Verdigris Clothier’s celebration of fashion, women and the boutique’s grand re-opening.

Owner, Mazi Ochayon, (seen below at right with Elizabeth Irvin, Executive Director of the Women’s Initiative at left) hosted a fabulous fashion show featuring their chic Joseph Ribkoff and Stone Rose lines while guests enjoyed sparkling wine and music. Joseph Ribkoff’s spring collection featured beautiful bright floral patterns and black statement dresses and tops, while Stone Rose showcased dapper pastel and patterned shirts. The event benefited the Women’s Initiative, a local nonprofit that works to empower women by providing them with effective counseling, social support and education.

Following the fashion show, guests were invited to visit the stunningly refurbished Verdigris boutique next door, browse spring lines and enjoy hors d’oeuvres from local Brasserie Saison, C & O Restaurant and Hamilton’s at First Main. Guests mingled while discussing their favorite trends from the evening and trying on new looks for the season.

The event showcased the spirit of Charlottesville, bringing together professionals and community members in support of a local business and a wonderful cause. You can visit Verdigris at their elegant Downtown boutique or online to find spring pieces and be sure to check our CHO•ho Style section this spring for more of the latest fashion trends and must-haves.



Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in Virginia Wine Country. Wine & Country Life, a semi-annual life & style magazine, and Wine & Country Weddings, an annual art book celebrating elegant Virginia weddings, are complemented by the Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA—a beautiful lifestyle boutique that brings the pages of the magazines to life. The Shop features over 40 Virginia artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire to locally made foods and award-winning Virginia wines and craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country covers the grape-growing foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains from Lynchburg to Leesburg, including points in between like Charlottesville and Middleburg. Ivy Life & Style Media also creates other projects, including, a collection of local resources including a popular calendar of events, family services guides and features on education, health and family day trips for parents and teachers in Charlottesville, as well as the a guide to resources for Charlottesville tourists and newcomers.

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