By Carol McCracken (Post # 305)
Standing still as a statute on wooden boxes in heels and ignoring people gawking at you, can’t be easy to do. Yet models Tia Capozza and Aleka Greeley did it with ease yesterday as they modeled two of the gowns used to promote the upcoming Harvest on the Harbor. The two young women spent about 2 hours in the warm sunshine at one corner of the Farmers’ Market yesterday – motionless!
Tia was wearing a sponsor gown showcasing local restaurants and Down East magazine. While Aleka’s gown displayed the rust colored brochure being used this year to advertise the entire food gala which starts a week from today at Ocean Gateway. There will be a total of 13 gowns in all. Food and beverage themes will include the sea, coffee, pasta, beer, etc.
Designer Meredith Alex lives on the Hill and recently opened up a studio at 275 Commercial Street called Madgirl World. That’s where she has been collecting the material that go into making the gowns and then assembling them.
The event kicks off with a Grand Tasting on the Harbor on Thursday, October 22 at the Ocen Gateway Pier for $50. The food and wine festival concludes with “Harvest Uncorked”! at The Landing at Pine Point on Saturday, October 24th. For more information and to purchase tickets for the Harvest on the Harbor, please visit HarborOntheHarbor.com or call (207) 772-4994.