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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Glorified Underwear?

Someone sent me this article, a mini review by Adele Rose which says a lot in three paragraphs. I think this is a very interesting observation, as I too have the same issue with the under decorated bras:

Anyone who's ever shopped at Victoria's Secret knows: a good bra and panty can sometimes cost more than your monthly grocery bill ... and apparently TRIBE has translated that logic into their 2010 offering, "The Secret of Silk" (translation - there are some VS bra sets with more detail and additions than some of these costumes!)

At what point exactly does a costume stop being glorified underwear and translate into creative expression? In my opinion, it starts somewhere with sufficient crotch coverage and moves into intricate bra work.
And, it is not so much as the bras needing to be blinged out on every single costume, when it is decorated properly it can create the same effect of looking complete and finished. It is the fact that sticking a few stones on a bra is simply not expressing much creativity especially if the rest of the costume is very skimpy.

The other issue I have is how four rows of beads or a smattering of stones is going to look on a bigger bra, if the bra is a A cup it may not look sparse however when you go up in cup sizes the less decoration on the bra the more glaring it is that the bra has been shortchanged in the decoration department. It is simply no longer acceptable for me to settle for a bra that looks unfinished. Those days are long gone when I first played in Barbarossa and my costume was $400.00TT! Add an extra zero to that figure on today's prices and some more decoration please!

For more of what Adele Rose had to say click HERE.

Shoekeepers Carnival 2010 Collection

Shoekeepers have revealed their Carnival 2010 Picadilly Boot collection and I am really liking the heeled wedge which is a new option, in addition to their previous styles:

The cost of Shoekeepers Picadilly Boots is $400.00 TTD and they are available in the following USA sizes 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 7.5, 8.5, 9, & 10.

You can check out the boots and place orders at the following locaitons:

SHOEKEEPERS (623-1177)
Shop#26 Excellent City Centre
#60 Independence Sq. P.O.S.

SHOEKEEPERS (653-7792)
Shop#10 A&S Mall
#96 High Street, San Fernando

If anyone wore Shoekeepers Picadilly Boots for Carnival please leave a review/comment, thanks!

Réveiller: The Secret of Silk Showcase

NEW YORK (July 2009) – The Carnival Band TRIBE, one of the premier carnival band organizations in Trinidad & Tobago, has partnered with New York's ShorBlu Events, in association with OHPsalms and Back 2 Basics Entertainment, to showcase its 2010 carnival concept The Secret of Silk in New York City. The event is called Réveiller. The Secret of Silk Showcase is a historic occasion as it marks the first time the ever-innovative TRIBE will introduce its “ultimate carnival experience” in New York City.

TRIBE has always appreciated the long standing support of carnival revelers from across the United States, and New York is no exception. Réveiller: The Secret of Silk Showcase promises to provide attendees with the same energy, excitement and pre-carnival anticipation that has been a hallmark of the TRIBE band launch experience since its inception. The event takes place from 3 to 10pm on Sunday, August 9th 2009 at M2 Ultra Lounge, 530 W 28th Street in Manhattan. Formerly known as Mansion, this extraordinary club is a fitting venue to réveille—French for 'awaken'—the 2010 carnival spirit. Though most of the details of this showcase are being tightly guarded, producers have revealed plans for a star-studded line-up that includes the presentation of TRIBE's The Secret of Silk carnival costumes beginning at 6pm, guest performances throughout, complimentary Caribbean hors d'oeuvres, and an ultra-exclusive party.

The New York team producing Réveiller: The Secret of Silk Showcase is ShorBlu Events, OHPsalms, and Back 2 Basics Entertainment. Led by the young trailblazing entertainment group ShorBlu Events, this production team is renown for superior social events in the Tri-state area. ShorBlu Events is also the promotions force behind Caribbean parties like Sutra, Risque and the popular weekly Vice Afterwork Thursdays. OHPsalms has transformed the professional social landscape with exclusive parties at Sequoia on the South Street Seaport, Saturdays at Canal Room, the Obama Inauguration celebration at Bobby Van's restaurant in Washington, D.C., and the groundbreaking Howard Homecoming event Masquerade which stands as the largest alumni gathering in the history of the university. Back 2 Basics Entertainment is New York's premier Caribbean DJ, who has a well-earned reputation as the ultimate party rocker with sold out events like Shine in New York, Washington, D.C., Toronto, and Miami, among hundreds of others.

Réveiller: The Secret of Silk Showcase finally brings a taste of TRIBE's ultimate carnival experience to New York City. Awaken the carnival spirit at this historic event on Sunday, August 9th 2009 at M2 Ultra Lounge.
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