When September Ends

It’s confession time, for those who are close to me, have read my Face Behind It All page or have been following my blog, know that I’m relatively new to the fashion scene. That been said, I’m not to be taken lightly as I have a very strong passion and drive when it comes to fashion. Quite frankly with all the hype and pictures being shared around social media about the various major cities’ Fashion Night Out and New York Fashion Week, I have left over excited with anticipation for our very own BB Fashion Week 2012 scheduled for October 25th – 28th, here in Barbados. Unfortunately I never had the opportunity to attend any of the previous BB Fashion Weeks, as I was away at university. For that, the song “Wake Me Up When September Ends” come to mind as we are just shy of a month before the show, I so can’t want for the month to be over (sorry all my September borns). Like many who have spent the whole year waiting for this time to come, I thought of being swept up in all the fashion by all the designers and fashionista(o)s alike is overwhelming.

The BB fashion Week casting call for the designers has been made already and now it was time for the model casting call which was held on Saturday and Sunday at the ultra-modern Lanterns Mall, Hastings Main Road, Christ Church over the past weekend. I dropped by on the Sunday to get a look at the models and it was a buzz of activity in the air with models practising their walk, chatting and auditioning. The requirements were like most typical model castings, looking for models both male and female of the height 5-9 and up but I observed some fierce 5-7/ 5-8 who I think made the cut. Much to my surprise, there were even some who were scouted right on the spot, however they were very strict selecting only ladies size 0-4.

The persons who were given the challenge to select the models were Rodney PowersHugh Williams and Carolyn Giles. Also on hand to assist was make-up artist Kimberley Smith of Personal Touch, who would be working under Unique Productions Worldwide Ltd during the BB Fashion Week. Being present at the model casting was a new experience and from watching many model reality shows I know sometimes model casting can be difficult and the comments can be harsh; but I nice to see that those who were not selected were told why they weren’t and the areas they need to improve on.

So, as I continue to  visualising my outfits for the days of BB Fashion Week and try to contain my excitement, I leave with a few pictures from the second day of model casting of some of the model hopefuls.

two young ladies scouted at the mall.

I have the dates marked out on my calendar and I hope you to have noted them as well.

For all my international readers, you won’t be left out, I will keep up-dated.

The Best of 2013 Resort Collections

  There have been a great buzz in the air about the 2013 resort collections with a high expectancy of the level of fashion hence, making it the number one topic on the lips of every fashionista. Many of the collections have been getting loads of attention and creating quite a stir within the fashion world. There have been an array of bold colours, prints, feminine silhouettes, demure looks and menswear inspiration, catering for both those who will be in the tropics and for those in winter wonderland.

 Alberta Ferretti

With such a wide diversity of style offered by the designers, there is without a doubt an appeal for everyone and  that the designers have left us with our tongues wagging. Those of you new to the fashion scene would may wonder what’s the real need of resort collections. Well my friend, it’s the number 1 fashion saver between the fall and spring seasons providing fashionable clothes  during October to February.

  Alexander Wang

Even though I was looking forward to a high level of fashion, I must admit that I was still bowled over by the designs. Such, as to actually pick one designer out of the lot as the best is like me being able to tell you the tally of all the sand on earth, simply impossible. So, I decide to show highlights of some of the best.

 

BCBG

 Bottega Veneta 

Burberry 

Calvin Klein

Carolina Herrera

Cut 25

Derek Lam

Diane Von Furstenberg

DKNY

Donna Karan

Emilio Pucci

Emporio Armani

Erdem

Etro

Givenchy

Gucci

J Mendel

Jason Wu

Just Cavalli

Marchesa

Marios Schwab

Michael Kors

Narciso Rodriguez

Ohne Titel

Organc

Oscar de la Renta

 

Phillip Lim

Prabal Gurung

Pringle of Scotland

Rachel Zoe 

Rag Bone

Roksanda Illincic

Sonia Rykiel

Temperley London

The Row

Valentino

Zac Posen

Zero Maria Cornejo