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Saturday, April 30, 2016

IslandVybz Mas GENÈSE band launch

New band IslandVybz Mas launched GENÈSE "a new beginning" at the Warehouse.
I was really looking forward to this launch, and that it was held in my neck of the woods is a very welcome change. Flipo started off the presentation at 1:15 with a few tunes. Then the costumes, and wow, they did not disappoint! From the first section to the last, Island Vybes came strong!
Preedy performed at the finale. 
 
Eve

  

😍 Love all in this section, especially how the bustier is designed. This is something you can definitely wear after. Feminine yet naughty, very done well.

 Unfortunately this is where my battery died which really sucks because the remaining costumes in this section were gorgeous. 😭



 


 

 The light shimmery fringe in these costumes is perfect for mas, I like the softness it creates. 👏
 

  Serenity

 

This high impact one piece with those gold chains is a favourite, and hello headpiece! - a very Vegas-y showgirl vibe.😘

   

 Fruits of Desire

 


Fallen Angel


 

 Bliss




Paradise




Check the way the gold chain dances on their arms. I like seeing that kind of thing in mas. 
Very pretty one piece.


 Illuminate


 

Daryl has gone and done it, introduced the shibue* to Toronto mas! 🔥We knew it was coming people. Although it's with a cape here, because you have to ease the public into it. This costume just oozes sensuality. Yet paired with the cape, rhinestoned top, which is gorgeous, & dripping beads, it give the illusion of a monokini. So the overall look isn't a shocking naked one. Looking at it as a whole, he didn't blast Rio! at us, it's not what some may consider vulgar. Certainly worn by Ranae, it's simply stunning. What do you think?
(*Edited again: Ok, so it is a shibue, not a C thong. LOL! I thought for mas, it would be a C thong, which is designed differently for durability and doesn't have an adhesive like a thin shibue. So now we know!)

 
 


A beauty of a monokini and glamorous full body stocking bring the wow factor over the top in this section.

 
 



Sunlime ~Inagural~ band launch 2016 Tribes before Columbus

 
 Tonight, I saw another new band whose costumes didn't look anything like the work of a beginner. That is because these folks have been making mas and bringing out sections for years. These were some really pretty costumes, and they have a sizeble following already.


I wouldn't lie, I felt a bit of pressure at this launch because it's usually two of us taking pictures and I can rely on Karabana to get a shot if I miss it. 


I appreciated marching the models back out in an orderly fashion for a second go around. It gave me the chance to get some shots of earlier sections that were really blurry (while trying to figure out what camera settings I should use.)
































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