Mandarin FishCarnival Nationz launched their Reef presentation tonight at Kool Haus to an anxiously awaiting crowd at 2 am.
First off, Holy Headpieces Batman! Very impressive height on most - Flasher Wrasse, Sea Horse, and Sea Urchin being the huge stand outs. Important to note is none of the models needed to hold their headpiece in place, they all stayed securely on.
I really like the entire look of Mandarin Fish backline and frontline versions, as well as Coral Fish, which is just on fire! Favourite headpiece is Flasher Wrasse, both back and frontlines. Pearl Queen of Gems reminds me of soft adorable Cottonelle kittens wearing rhinestones. Like Angel Fish's beautiful monokini.
There's a strong band uniformity to the designs, with jewellery, waistbands held together by ribbon, and body jewels. It wasn't about backpacks for CNz this year, but massive, well designed headpieces, sexified wire bras and a couple tiny jewelled waistbands barely covering bikini bottoms. Strong showing, all colour combinations are gorgeous, making it a difficult decision I suspect for their masqueraders.
Pearl Queen of Gems