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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Destination Crop Over Costumes!!!

Triniscene has the first photos of costumes from Baje International's 2007 Crop Over presentation "Lost Tribe":

The costumes are available through Triniscene's Destination Crop Over package which is now open for booking. These costumes cannot be booked anywhere but at Triniscene at the moment.

You can also reserve your party package, airfare and hotel which has now been upgraded from Time Out at the Gap to Sea Breeze Hotel (nice hotel on a nice beach!).

These costumes look cute, for some reason I am liking Isle de Caribe with the simple headpiece, the costume to me is just perfect for one day of revelry in Barbados . I cannot understand why a costume called Deep Blue looks purple in the photos, it is a tad too scanty with the too few beads and the headpiece looks a bit like Fan Coral from TRIBE's "What Lies Beneath". My only criticism is that I am not liking the design of the bras with the double straps. Other than that I cannot wait to see the rest of the costumes when Baje International launches their website on June 1st.

Wiki me!!!

I often check my referrals to see how visitors find this blog; most of you probably have it bookmarked or know the web adress so it shows as "unknown" on my sitemeter. Most times I do see referral links from other websites such as a search engine like google (it even shows what search criteria led you to this blog), email links and even links from other bloggers who have me as a link on their blog. Well imagine my surprise when I saw a link from wikipedia and followed to trail to discover that Trinidad Carnival Diary is listed as a link under the Wikipedia entry on Trinidad and Tobago Carnival.

Now Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia that is written by volunteers and links can be added by anyone so I don't feel too special but I just think it is quite cool that someone thought to link my blog! Thanks who ever you are for the little "big up".

Ms Universe Costume Competition

Since Trinidad and Tobago has no delegate at the Ms Universe pageant this year (drama with the pageant organizers putting their foot down about lack of sponsorship by Government) I have to admit the whole build up to the pageant holds no interest to me whatsoever. This is a huge departure for me as I am an avid Ms Universe fan, always following the press leading up to the event on websites such as Global Beauties and in fact I went to the Ms Universe pageant in 1999 the year it was held in Trinidad.

Apart from evening gown one of the fun categories for me is National Costume, especially since when it came to our delegates of the past Harts provided the National Costume (recent times have seen this change) which were always elaborate Carnival costumes which to me is quite apt seeing as it is "National" costume and what could be more fitting than an ode to our national festival Carnival!

Remember this winning costume worn by Wendy Fitzwilliam in 1998 which was perfect for her in every way:

Or this one worn by Amanda Jardine:

Heidi Rostant wore this costume in Greece:

And Nicole Dyer's wining costume the year the pageant was held here:

So it was somewhat bittersweet to view photos from the costume competition of Ms Universe 2007 which was held yesterday as Trinidad and Tobago had no fabulous costume on show yet I still wanted to see the costumes! Of the photos that I did peruse some were nostalgic to what Trinidad and Tobago usually represents while others failed (what happened to Antigua and Barbuda?) Of all the costumes this one is my favourite as I am getting a Myths and Magic vibe from Ms Brazil's costume, check out them wings!:




Antigua and Barbuda


St. Lucia


For the full gallery of National Costume photos you can visit Global Beauties or the Ms Universe official website.

Good news though, we will be represented at the Ms World pageant by Valene Maharaj (last seen modelling a Fireman costume). Here is wishing her luck in that pageant, pity there will be no costume competition, however! Ah well, there is always 2008 to look forward to.

photo source:
Global Beauties
Trini Pulse
Harts Carnival
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