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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Spice is this you?

So leaked photos of Red Unlimited's "Reflections of Rio" hit the internet ahead of their St Lucia Carnival 2009 launch last night .

The unedited shots showed a costume that looks VERY much like Spice's sea salt with a wire bra and admittedly different headpiece:

And here is the section "Costa El Silver" poster as seen on Red's website:

The costume surely fits Red's theme and it is a nice version of Spice' s Sea Salt, however last year Red also showed a costume from Trinidad Carnival 2008 at their launch, "D Mang from Ronnie and Caro. Consequently that costume was replaced after both Sweet 7 and I wrote about it.

I am still awaiting official confirmation from Spice as to if this costume is an unauthorized copy since some people seem to think that the costume is a Sea Salt rip off.

However I have been VERY reliably informed that the designer of the sections for Red did indeed get the costumes that did not sell as well as materials from SPICE!


Toronto Revellers Band Launch

Once again Karabana is working hard as she has your first look at Toronto Revellers "Brazil .. Bacchanal in Rio" presentation for Caribana 2009, check out the band launch pics on her blog here.

And yes Kara, one cannot help but notice the feathered arm pieces on that fuchsia pink costume, this is the third Caribana band to copy a costume element from Trinidad Carnival 2009.

And while I no doubt understand that inspiration comes from many places, I would still point out the similarity in design in any band, even one in Trinidad. As I said before, imitation is probably the sincerest form of flattery and in 2009 the designers from TRIBE should be overly flattered!

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