The Fringe Fashion

Flapper / Fringing Spring/Summer 2009 Fashion Trend

I’m sorry but if it’s one trend that I would LOVE  to see disappear is the fringe trend. Can we say HIDEOUS?!!!!

World reknowned designers such as Alexander McQueen, Jil Sander and Alberta Ferretti have used the fringe in their Spring/Summer 2009 lines.

Popular fashion site fashionising.com has reported on how you should wear it. Stating, “It depends largely upon the style and themeing of the piece. A pair of long, toned legs work wonders for a short fringed skirt; those lacking need to be a tad more cautious. The appeal of fringing also owes alot to the way it moves, so pay careful attention to buying quality fabrics that shimmy and shine and don’t clump unattractively together.” However, in my opinion, no matter how one tries to pull off this burgeoning trend, it can’t be done.

Rachel Bilson street style, fringed dress and LouboutinsRachel Bilson street style, fringed dress and Louboutins

WAIT!!! I stand corrected, NOT!!!!

Movie star Rachel Bilson was caught wearing a shredded-like creation. I’m not sure if it was a western inspired theme or if it’s just a poncho gone wrong, but this type of style just isn’t working people. Why can’t you all see it? Loving the Christian Louboutin pumps though Rachel. At least you’ve got taste in shoes.

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There are even fringed accesories, for example the  Cleobella Kyler Fringe Bag (first left) and the Melie Bianco Double Fringe Hobo (second), Sam Edelman Ursula Boots and the purple Fringe Pumps (which actually do not look that bad).

Now go out my fashion subjects and make the wise decision.

Buy and defile, or be fashionable and buy some Grecian fashions(below)  instead 🙂

Grecian Goddess dress trend

Caribbean Fashion Awards 2009

CFA Awards Ceremony

The 2nd annual Caribbean Fashion Awards was held at the Barbados Hilton Hotel on Saturday, April 11th 2009. Founder and producer of the Caribbean Fashion Awards, and President of Unique Productions Worldwide (a Barbados-based fashion event production company), Rodney Powers, made sure that everything was running smoothly and went according to plan. The pre-show cocktail party started with a cultural display of the popular Land ship group and the playing of steel pans and drums.

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The lovely Ria Borman opened the award ceremony with a dynamic performance, singing the official song of the Caribbean Fashion Awards.

alex r by you.

Hosts, international model Bobby Roache and correspondent for BBC radio Alex Jordan, made way for international Barbadian top model Leah Marville and local model Dwayne White to present the first award, Best Female Runway Model which went to Jamaican supermodel Jaunel McKenzie.

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One of the most memorable moments at the awards ceremony, was when make-up artist Miyako Johnson won Best Make-Up Artist. Johnson was so overwhelmed and filled with joy, she started to cry. After giving a riveting and emotional speech, she left the stage hopping and skipping with glee.

Miss St. Kitts & Nevis WORLD 2009
Miss St. Kitts & Nevis WORLD 2009
Candi Nicholls
Candi Nicholls
Mary M. Rose and guest
Mary M. Rose and guest
Local model, Liane Clarke (left) and mum, Senior Business Development Manager for the Caribbean and Latin America at the Barbados Tourism Authority
Local model, Liane Clarke (left) and mum, Senior Business Development Manager for the Caribbean and Latin America at the Barbados Tourism Authority

Special appearances were made by 2009 Miss St. Kitts & Nevis WORLD Venetta Zakers, SHE Magazine publisher Mae Wayne, former model Candi Nicholls, Mary Rose, the Quality Service Officer of  Barbados Conference Services with guest Detlef Ferhmann, local model Liane Clarke and mum Linda Christian-Clarke, the Senior Business Development Manager for the Caribbean and Latin America.

All awardees were as follows:

Best Male Runway ModelOraine Barrett

Best Photo Models- Luck Rebeiro (Male)  Gaye McDonald (Female)

Best Fashion Photographer- Calvin French

Best Hairstylist- Craig Carter

Best Make-Up Artist- Miyako Johnson

Best Female Fashion Designer- Claudia Pegus

Best Male Fashion Designer- Mill House

Best Fashion Magazine Cover- SHE Caribbean

Best Fashion TV Programme/ Fashion Show or Fashion Week-
Barbados Amateur Model Search

Best Fashion Show or Fashion Week attended-
Islands Of the World Fashion Week

Upcoming Designer Award- Toni Thorne

Country Designer Awards

Barbados-Pauline Bellamy
St Vincent-Kimya Glawslow

St Lucia-Kummba Designs

Trinidad & Tobago-Claudia Pegus

Special Awards for Industry Achievments

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Sara Colins (model)

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Pat Braithwaite (fashion designer)

Industry Achievement
BIDC Barbados

Rihanna IS IN Barbados!!!!!

Following a night out with friends in NYC the previous evening, Barbados-born international pop star Rihanna as returned home for a much needed rest. She was spotted at at Barbados Grantley Adams International Airport, today(April 3, 2009)!!!!!

Keep your head high girl. If you happen to be reading this, remember, BARBADOS still loves you.  🙂