I was particularly pleased that the introduction of Spice was not a protracted one. After a speech by band spokeswoman Anya Elias, who informed all present that Carnival was dictated by women, she reiterated that Spice was the "best recipe for Carnival" , with a focus on "fresh faces,concepts and innovative ideas" and that their goal was "making Carnival better!".Soon it was time to view the costumes:
The name of Spice's debutante presentation is "The Missing Ingredient..." with the launch scheduled to take place some time in mid- July.
After having seen the costumes up close and from every possible angle I have to say that I do like Ocean Salt a lot, especially the massive headpiece as I am partial to large headpieces. I also like the use of the jeweled detail on the bra, belt and headpiece instead of appliqués; you really have to see this one in person to appreciate the use of stones as embellishments.
The super sexy plunge bra for Brown Sugar, designed by Sandra Hordatt, is very sexy and different from the usual bras that I have seen for costumes, the only thing is that style is not suited for all cup sizes. I like Brown Sugar's headpiece and the model assured me that it was very comfortable to wear, even with the asymmetrical detail on the forehead. The entire costume is very well decorated, look closely at the seed beads on the bra, but something about the belt reminds me of TRIBE's "Machu Pichu" of 2005.
The media launch last night brought out the usual crop of photographers and media representatives as well as well known designers and persons from TRIBE, Island People and Kaotic:
Anyway, it was a nice night, very low key affair that was not a long drawn out event; timing was just right, even though the whole "spicy chef" concept was lost on most of the guests present. The costumes were on point and the star of the show, I was impressed! Looking forward to all that Spice has to offer and to see how well they can survive what is shaping up to be a VERY good Carnival 2009 for masqueraders offering LOTS more choices to spice up the selection...
Contact information for Spice:
Raeann (868) 685-1766
Nicholas (868)367 0774