Title: Craft couture rocks CARIFESTA
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 Material Information
Title: Craft couture rocks CARIFESTA
Physical Description: Newspaper clipping
Language: English
Creator: Seales, Iana
Publisher: Stabroek News, The Scene, Saturday, 30 August 2008, page 7C
Publication Date: 2008
 Subjects
Subject: Caribbean
Exhibitions
Fashion
Guyana
Natasha
Barbados
Nine One
Jewellery
Gaskin & Jackson
Hair
Kevin's Reflections
 Notes
Abstract: Article reports on the CARIFESTA Hair & Accessories show held on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 at the Sophia Exhibition site.
Funding: Digitized with funding from the Digital Library of the Caribbean grant awarded by TICFIA.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00100688
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA X 2008

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I ITHE SCENE:


Gorgeous bags, hats, jewellery and hot, edgy hairstyles were
promised and they were delivered at the Carifesta's Hair and
Accessory Show on Wednesday night at the Sophia exhibition site.
From short, sexy haircuts coloured without any bleach to bob
cuts and sassy braid styles, the show rocked. Just about
every moment was exciting, though a few
times there was not that much to cheer
about.
It was like one patron said, "These bags looked just like
the ones I have home only thing they are covered with
plastic".
But there was a fresh, new eye-catching collection of
locally made bags from Linden-based designer,..
Natasha. Her bags were mostly denim and floral prints:
She incorporated plastics into the denim and played
around with flowers and frills. There was one bag,
which she designed from a pair of jeans.
There was a buzz at the fashion village that
Natasha's collection was not local but MC Kofi
Branch repeated it enough times to dispel the F
doubts.
SThe show dubbed, 'Craft Couture' flowed
from handbags to hats and Trinidad and
Tbago put on a stunning display
called, 'Melting Pot'. The hats,
mostly African-inspired, had
matching little clutch purses and
ranged from the ordinary African"
hats to -the elaborate. There was
even a little Rastafariantouch to the
collection.
Nine One designs out of
Barbados had what was perhaps the
most interesting and gorgeous col-
lection ofjewellery which included
pieces made from bamboo, wood, precious metals, shells and
beads.
There were huge earrings, bangles and necklaces in various
shapes and sizes. There were a few metallic looking pieces in
the collection mostly hoops and chains.
The silver collection from local jewellers Gaskin
and Jackson also made a statement. The pieces
were classic with a few edgy designs.
Kevin John of Kevin's Reflections
opened the hair show with a fabu-
lous short, Mohawk cut in a red
wine colour. This was followed
by a model sporting streaks of
various colours in her hair, mostly
red with a few blonde strands.
Kevin, as he is popularly known,
emphasized that he used no bleach for
the colours.
But the hit for Kevin came when a
male model emerged sporting the
Carifesta X logo on his head coloured a
bright gold.
A few other local hair salons
had one featured hair style
which was well received by
the sizeable audience but it
was the braids that turned out
to be pretty hot and exciting. ..


The styles were detailed and -.
flashy.
By the time the show was
ready to wrap up the audi-
ence had received a fill of "..-
accessories and hair styles .,,. .
and some hot body suits the


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