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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

My boots...2k9!!!

My fabulous friend Fed Exed the boots I bought online at Ami Club Wear to my hotel yesterday (nix any shipping costs to Trinidad) and here they have are after I clipped all the extra stuff off the boots last night:

They are very comfy, fit the calves snugly and are just under the knee, not mid calf, which I like. I am going to spray paint it with FABRIC SPRAY PAINT in copper so it will look like these boots that cbee did this year:

The boots are faux suede so hence the reason I am using FABRIC SPRAY PAINT and not the regular kind.

Some new boots I like at Ami Club Wear:

Fab for Natural Mystic

LOVE the low platform wedge on these,
but I would remove the fringe.

Who went Pulse 8?

Monday morning bright and early there I was scouring the net looking for photos of Pulse 8's launch to no avail. Unfortunately I could not attend "Hot,Hot,Hot" the band launch as I was out of the country, but I was expecting to see some other Carnival blogger reporting live!

Anyway, I did get some photos of the launch emailed to me from blogger Rene:

Sexy Samba

Hot Ice

Hot Tamale


Bush Fire


Explosive Ember

Flamin Sambuca



Caliente's backpack reminds me of the section I loved to much for Carnival 2007, Fireman!! Hopefully their website goes up so we can get a better look at the costumes! I reserve my judgment on how HOT is "Hot, Hot, Hot" until then, but you are free to comment! Are Pulse 8's costumes smoking?

A little note on Bra Sizes..

Got this email from someone who says they are in the "costume making business":

I am a regular reader of your blogs and I see the issue of bras comes up ever so often. I am involved in the costume making business and to my knowledge, the real problem with sizing for the larger size breasts is probably unknown to the masquerader and those who choose to direct their grouses towards discrimination etc.

The real problem arose where during the past few years, bandleaders and section leaders have chosen to import their costumes from India, China and more recently Brazil. The problem arises when these costumes are ordered, they are done so in specific sizes - X-small, Small. Medium, Large, X-large and sometimes 2XL, which is rare.

Being a mas person I prefer to produce my costumes as opposed to importing, as I feel I am better off satisfying the masquerader's needs. I purchase my bath-suits locally in sizes commonly used in daily wear-eg: 32B, 34B&C, 36B&C etc. etc and decorate them according to my designs and colours, so this eliminates the problem of sizing which is the point of discussion.

Tribe had the problem and it was solved, now new band Spice has the problem, obviously because they lacked the experience of the bra sizing, so the above should give you an insight of what's happening with Spice.

Rest assured the problem would recur again and again as new bands emerge, so be prepared. I hope the above didn't bore you and if you had any prior knowledge of the above, I am sorry to have taken up your valuable time.

Interesting read and though I suspected that the reasoning was the fact that costumes are being produced outside of Trinidad and Tobago it is good to hear it confirmed. I would also hazard to guess that because the costumes are not being made locally hence the reason for the deadline to submit figures/orders to the producer.

The thing is that some bands do give you a nice, sexy bra that is obviously imported and the larger sizes of the same section are the spandex bras which are made in Trinidad, obviously they cater to the larger sizes by having the bras made here.

As for the Spice bra issue, the whole subject has been derailed; now I am reading the young lady wanted to register in Paprika FRONTLINE! This is now an urban legend as I do not recall ever saying it was FRONTLINE... I mean come on even I would agree that a cage/sexy/wire bra must have a size limit to as the style is not appropriate or accommodating to larger cup sizes. Paprika does offer a regular bra option for the backline.

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