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Monday, June 25, 2007

David Beckham to squash Caribana?

Caribana in the news:

Beckham will be making his debut here on August 5, and there was concern it was competition for Caribana.

http://www.thestar.com/article/224997

I don't feel it will detract from Caribana, which is a day later.

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Hot Shots newspaper
Saldenah and Carnival Nationz band launch photos


Saldenah costumes

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Win a Trip to Carnival 2008


Ok Folks, You can win a Trip to Trinidad for carnival inclunding everything listed below.

The Sun and 1919 are also giving away 4 secondary prizes of pairs of costumes to play mas for Caribana in Saldenahs Band.

This was a full page advertisement in one of our daily newspapers. Caribana and Carnival profile is making daily strides in Toronto. Big thanks to Angostura, the Sun and Louis Saldenah.

PRIZE INFORMATION:

Grand Prize: - Travel to Trinidad and a side trip to Tobago - Hotel accommodation, double occupancy, for six nights in Trinidad and for one night in Tobago (including full buffet breakfast) - A tour of the Angostura Rum Distillery oLunch with a senior Rum Blender and a Senior Executive of Angostura Limited. - Gift pack of some of the islands’ goodies. - A tour of Angostura’s Butterfly Museum (largest of its kind in the world) - Tickets to two major Carnival shows - A visit to Maracas Beach, Trinidad. - A day trip to selected places of interest in Trinidad. - Ground transportation from airport to hotel and to organized Angostura events. - $6,000 Trinidad & Tobago dollars to spend as they wish. 4 Secondary Prizes: Four weekly prizes will be drawn, each consisting of a pair of Caribana costumes - one male and one female – in the Paradisio section of Louis Saldenah’s 2007 presentation of “Rain Forest.”

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

~1000!!!~


WOW, 1,000 visitors to this l'il Caribana blog in 1 month!!!!!!!! BIG Thanks to all the bloggers out there saying hey & leaving comments, & those coming to check out what's going on for Caribana 2007!
Special Big Up to the visitors from India, Spain, Brazil, US, & Trinidad... are you coming for Caribana?, tell me what's up!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Viva Las Vegas

Visited Jamaal Maglorie & Toronto Revellers' mas camp to see their Viva Las Vegas Caribana costumes. The room displaying the costumes is small and narrow and entirely black. I find displaying the costumes on black mannequins really makes them pop. Jamaal was there to say hi and asked us if we needed any help.
This is Toronto Revellers second year and they went from #15 in 2006 to the number 3 spot on the road, very impressive.
Their website http://www.torontorevellers.com/ is not up yet.


Showtime

My favourite costume. The vibrant blue really stands out... soft feathers, shimmery ocean coins... I could love wearing this.




Stardust

Show Me the Money
The very trendy multi strand seedbead necklace can be worn after Caribana, very nice. The jewels on the bra are a simple, yet pretty touch. Very fine beading hanging down off the waist band.



Casino Royale



Fan Dancers

Sin City SOLD OUT
Wedding Blitz SOLD OUT

For the fellas


and the kiddies



Several bands continue to improve on quality and pay closer attention to detail each year, resulting in stunning costumes. When you know you would love to wear a few costumes from a few bands, the designs are improving, making your decision more difficult!
From seeing the detail in these simply sexy costumes, I'd say Toronto Revellers is a contender for Band of the Year.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Petit Monde


We checked out Errol Achue Mas Toronto's costumes Petit Monde (It's a Small World). The mas camp is in a bright massive space with many of their years & years of costume photos on display. Errol greeted us hello and asked if he could offer any assistance. I found the seven sections to be made up of lovely colour mixes with cute, fun designs, & I especially like to see the representation of India.


Errol Achue secured the top spot, #1 on the road. All costumes are $125, and the band will take part in Hamilton Carnival August 11.
Their website http://www.mastoronto.com/ is coming soon.


Touch of India

























































Gem of Persia















European Glitz





































Caribbean Spice  -
Spirit Dancers











































Tropical Rain forest






















African Horizons

Sunday, June 10, 2007

CrAzInEsS!!!!



I want to see some Craziness!!!!!!

And he did! What to say about Machel Montano's performance? Crazy! Machel fans were certainly treated big time with his 90 minute performance as part of Carnivalissima on Sunday. The criminal, wining criminal ;-) brought the place into a frenzy with many of his hits...










Trini-in-Toronto representing.

It sure felt like all West Indians in the GTA were at Harbourfront Center yesterday.




Trini-in-TO, me, Buublenut

Patrice Roberts


Giving the people what they want, his final song, Jumbie.


Guy jumpin on roof


More Machel! Encore...

wining criminal crim i nim i niminal



no bacchanal, bacc a nac a naccanal





Until next time Machel...

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Shoes! ShOeS! SHOES!

I may not be a FL ho, but I'm a Shoe ho, I can admit it. (;-) LOL Christina, who this post is also for, you've been mentioning shoes a lot, plus BIG thanks for contributing, & of course Ryan too!!) I've never counted my shoes, but the collection is easily way over 100. So looking for a pair of sneakers that will match perfectly with my Caribana costume has always been a pleasurable past time. The last few years much more stylish sexy sneaks have been produced, making the search easier. Local cheapie shoe shops have real cute colourful designs, the ideal mas shoe.

Since this is my obsession, I searched for the best shoe to match some costumes & picked the best of the lot. Warning, they are very matchy matchy ;-):


Bought these

Taken w my cell cam.


Ok, the colour didn't come out so good in this shot... these shoes are quite a vibrant fuchsia, just like the costume, not pink.













































































































































































































































































































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