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ET&T’s Crop Over Review O
k ET&T readers, we made our usual annual trip over to the other land of flying fish, for what is now known as the hottest “summer party” in the region, if not the world! That’s right…. I’m referring to Barbados’s Crop Over festival! Six weeks of non-stop partying, which always climaxes on the first Monday of August, with one of the sexiest street parades. This year, like years gone by, was packed vibes and action. Not even Tropical Storm Ernesto could stop this jam. Even though the island was put on storm watch from as early as Emancipation Day, which made many event promoters uneasy - as the weather threatened the cancellation of their events - many of them opted to either switch venues to indoor facilities or reschedule to other dates further into the weekend. One such event that switched to an indoor location at the last minute was the Pico-de-Crop Calypso Finals. An event which is usually hosted at the world famous Kensington Oval, the National Cultural Foundation opted to host the show at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium after consistent hours of rainfall. 2012 saw the crowning of veteran calypsonian Red Plastic Bag, which made it his 10th Calypso title. Calypso finals ended just in time for patrons to meet their respective Foreday Morning (j’ouvert) Bands. We had the pleasure of being a part of the Silver Chippers experience, as they offered the sexiest costumes for the ladies to get dirty in. With paint, mud and alcohol flowing from Bridgetown to Spring Garden, Silver Chippers offered the perfect elements to get
one hyped and ready for the big parade on Monday. Saturday night saw the absence of the annual 10 to 10 Insomnia Fete, however, it made way for the emergence of 10 till When, hosted by the promoters of the weekly Scrawl Up lime. Those in attendance saw performances from Party/Soca Monarch winner Mikey and the band Soka Kartel, Edwin Yearwood and Krosfyah, Lil Rick aka Mr. Crop Over and several of the season’s heavy hitters. By Sunday, costume collection was winding down, and many were getting ready for the last major events for the season….Cohoblopot and Frazzled. Frazzled, unfortunately was one of those events that was rescheduled due to the weather. However, many ticket holders welcomed the event on that day, as it opened up other party options. Held at the Copacabana beach club, which is now turning out to be one of the hottest venues in Barbados, promoters Bash Brothaz put on a spectacular party featuring The Soca Twins and other local DJs. Local, regional and international celebrities such as former BET 106 & park host AJ and our very own Devon Mathews, could be seen scattered amongst the crowd drinking and partying with the official Frazzled cups which change colour upon contact with cold drinks. Back at the Kensington Oval, Cohoblopot featured Barbadian international recording act, Shontelle, who performed her hits such as Impossible and T-Shirt. After 3 outfit changes, she made way for headline act of the night Lil Rick. Grand Kadooment saw masqueraders
Silver chippers bandleader Suje Vronique & costume designer Lauren Austin making their way to respective meeting points from as early as 6:30am. Popular band Fantasy Barbados Carnival band promised a premium experience on the road that was exactly what they delivered. With DJs from all across the region, including our very own Speedy and DeGannes, revellers Jumped, jones, rolled and ‘wuk’ up to every song that played and even featured
performances on the truck from Lil Rick. Star cricketer Dwayne Bravo was even seen ‘tiefing’ wines from the ladies who caused chaos in their wirebras. Crop Over seems to be well on point with offering a grand party experience for those of us who might be suffering Carnival tabancas. As the slogan states , it’s “More Than A Festival…. Sweet Fuh Days.” www.etntweekly.com • AUGUST, 2012 • ET&T 1
Local News Joel Bayley and Colin Regis
erspective Events is a newly founded events management company with its sight on creating diversity in the events industry of Trinidad and Tobago. Although specializing in corporate events, Perspective Events would like to add new ideas and concepts to current event types, creating twists on rallies, tournaments charity and similar events. One of its directors, Colin Regis has made his mark in the décor industry. He
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Different Slant on the Industry may be young but his experience far surpasses some of the industry’s stalwarts. A secondary school dropout, Regis became embroiled into street activity in Belmont and Gonzales, but later found his talent in music as one of the founding members of SURGE. Still following the arts he later found his true passion in interior decorating. Under the tutelage of Christopher Littrean his skill blossomed into the arsenal that it is now. His portfolio now boasts of work for Island People, Velvet Concepts, Nestle, bMobile, Blink and many other corporate entities. With his ability to transform any regular area into scenes complete from imagination, there is no doubt that he will steer Perspective Events into the right direction. The rest of his team includes Joel Bayley and Dwight Stephenson who bring experience from various night club and fete committees. The company’s first event will be InsideOUT, an attempt to marry indoor and outdoor events. A portal was needed to display Perspective Event’s decorative skills; hence they chose to showcase these talents in the form of a classy
outdoor event with an indoor feel. This plan will be accomplished through carefully executed décor ensuring that patrons will be engulfed in a mixture of infrastructure and hospitality, similar to that of a night club. The venue will be completely transformed via scaffolding and truss structures, water features and Marque
tents, all of which will be enhanced into decorative props using fabric, LED displays, projectors and collages. The highlight of the decor will be an 8’ diameter spiral led chandelier complimented with four smaller versions surrounding it. Patrons will be served, VIP style with complimentary cocktails.
GRIPPING EMANCIPATION CELEBRATIONS FOR HERITAGE FESTIVAL FINALE A fter a month-long cultural fiesta, woven in the rich tapestry of the traditions of Tobago, the Tobago House of Assembly’s - Heritage Festival came to a fitting climax with a day of celebrations on the auspicious commemoration of Emancipation Day today, August 01, 2012. In a startling reminder of the past that has crafted their future – Tobagonians honoured the ancestors with various activities throughout the day and also celebrated the hope and prolific legacy that they left behind. There was an impressive turnout as expected for the Emancipation Walk which commenced at 11:00 am from the Fortune Chinese Restaurant to the Pigeon Point Heritage Park. While the Walk was a symbolic reminder of the heart-breaking years of toiling our ancestors endured at the hands of their enslavers, it is also a testimony to their resilient spirit to survive beyond the struggle. An Exhibition and Cultural Showcase followed the Walk. Displays of dance, drama and song, infused no doubt with the enthusiasm and vigour associated with the symbolism of the occasion, were a delight to onlookers. Relics and artifacts will were also on show – slices of a life of yesteryear that reflect the imagination, resourcefulness and
creativity of our forefathers. ‘Freedom’ reigned in the grand finale to the day and the Festival, with a free concert which began at approximately 5:00 p.m. at the Pigeon Point Heritage Park. This event seemed to further invoke a sense of pride
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and passion in Tobagonians. When stalwart performers Black Stalin and Brother Resistance took to the stage, their thought-provoking lyrics do doubt deepened everyone’s appreciation for all things local. It goes without saying that the power-
ful, soulful and inspirational renditions of Ella Andall and her band left the audience with renewed pride in their heritage – that gets more beautiful every day. What a way to bring the curtain down on yet another successful Heritage Festival.
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Chutney’s Biggest Star May Not Be Who You Think It Is
regory ‘Simply E’ Prescott is a pivotal figure in the chutney arena. He paid his dues and he has garnered the respect of the biggest names in the industry. He does not mince words, but he has earned the right to speak as boldly as he does. He worked his way to becoming arguably the best DJ and producer on the local chutney scene in the eleven years since he infiltrated that particular platform. He even shared hosting duties for the International Chutney Soca Monarch. Yet, Simply E is no typical chutney personality. He is predominantly AfroTrinidadian with Venezuelan roots. Before his chutney fame, Prescott was ubiquitous in the urban circuit as a core member of Rhythm Nation with radio stints on Caribbean Tempo. He commenced his chutney-based career as a production guy on Masala 101. “Back then I was just doing ads and Program Director Nicole Gyan heard my voice and offered me a job on air.” said Prescott. He never let her down and his flair and creativity helped to build the station. Though Masala was close to his heart, he made the decision to take up an offer at Sangeet 106FM in 2008 and he never left. He juggles that with his recurring role on Vibe CT 105’s Retro Thursday. Over the last three years he has been credited with single-handedly changing
Faye Ann, Simply E and Bunji
the sound of the TBC network due to his penchant for pushing the envelope. He has proven that he has the ability to
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make or break artistes. In fact, the popularity of Kenneth Salick’s ‘Radica’ can be attributed to him as he believed in the
song and continued to push it when others had not yet seen its potential. The 40 year old father of three boys has had his share of ‘fight down’ from his peers who believe his race and position in the chutney sphere do not add up. However, his talents speak for themselves and he is often praised for his mastery of pronunciation of East Indian words and names (something he does better than most on chutney frequencies). He honed his skills by immersing himself into the culture. He was house DJ at Screamers and Space La Nouba back in the day. He studied the artform and perfected it. His reasons for taking that route were explained simply “I will never leave chutney because it is ours. This is Trinidad and Tobago culture and I am passionate about culture.” he posited. Gregory’s passion has led him to being one of chutney’s harshest critics. He thinks there are some people who have the ability to do much more, but are not pushing themselves. “Big Rich is my very good friend, but when it comes to music we are enemies. I think he is very mediocre.” Big Rich has become one of the biggest names in chutney over the years largely in part to his role as a radio DJ as well. Simply E made it clear that he was not hating on Rich’s success. “People will always have their talent, but you will just be an idiot hating at the end of the day” he said. However, he finds that Rich was settling. Prescott was never one to settle. He believes his ability to think outside the box, to mix genres and keep abreast of everything going on is what makes him special. He is also very down to earth and open. He openly stated that the problem with chutney artistes is that most of them depend on Bollywood for material. They lack identity and originality. Apart from being a versatile disc jockey, Simply E is an accomplished producer. He worked with a plethora of artistes including Hitman, Devika Ram, Maha Productions, Melobugz and Lyndon Andrews. He also did the official dance remix for K.I’s “Single.” In addition to that, he still offers ad creation, jingles and voiceover services under his Algreg imprint he co-founded with his girlfriend. The next goal for the charismatic all-rounder is to infiltrate the European market. He already has a broad fan base and he intends to go up the islands soon starting with Guyana. He believes it is time the rest of the world gets familiar with his work. Right now he is also working on completing his state-of-the-art home studio and working with the crème de la crème of the industry.
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Rbeamstudios Ready For Expansion
s underdog Lalonde Gordon proved in the London Olympics, the ‘next big thing’ is never too far away. We just have to keep our eyes open and be receptive to recognize the talent in our midst. The perfect example of this is Akino ‘Godrealm’ Williams, founder of Rbeamstudios. He has done a lot to impact the local videography and advertising landscape, yet he has pretty much gone under the radar while his work remains hailed. His aforementioned catalog of work includes a host of music videos and features such as “Rollin' Inna Sunny" by nebula868 and “In Your Eyes” by Erphaan Alves to his most recent production "Go Hard” by Sovereignty. His corporate work includes the ADDY Gold Award Ad "When it pours you Reign “for White Oak. Williams took time to list some of his other clients while unabashedly pointing out a favourite. “I’ve also done work for 3Canal, Kes, Collis Duranty and Rizon to name a few. However, my favorite without a doubt is Sovereignty…Sorry Stef, but you’re second ok chunks” Overall, there is a little of everything to be found in his portfolio. In addition to several personal ventures he works extensively with Beach House Entertainment. He continues to grow in this environment under the tutelage of Walt Lovelace and Curtis Popplewell. He admits that his basic workday may not entail much, but
when projects arrive he puts his all into them. He recently finished putting together the opening billboards for CNC3’s new cooking programme currently in the works. Before that I was doing stuff for the International Surf Festival that we (Beach House Entertainment) covered. These days are spent building his Rbeamstudios brand. He is in meetings with a couple artistes who are appreciative of the quality of his work and are interested In working with him. His mind is also set on expansion. “I’m allotting some of my energies to the relatively new side of my business, the rbeamstudios +1 covergirls. Its an agency that you can refer to to obtain girls for promotions, music videos, AD’s etcetera.” He said. He is currently focusing on his agency’s catalog. “It’s all about organizing photo shoots for the girls; making sure everything is done right because I’m crazy about uplifting my standard every single time my hand touches something. I just can’t help that.” At only 26 years of age, he is no doubt a stickler for perfection and he is not shy about giving credit to those who helped him understand and hone his art. Akino believes his pre and post-production methods – particularly shot selection and coloring – are what makes him stand out. “I have to thank Walt Lovelace and Curtis Popplewell. They showed me how to do it, what to
look for, what pieces require extensive or just basic coloring. I was able to improve so much because of these guys. I owe them a lot.” Oddly enough, Godrealm does not have a ‘dream client.’ Instead, he focuses on what he can do with what he has access to. In other words, it’s not about what his client can bring to the table, but what he can do for his client. Unless of course his client has limitless finances… “Anyone that could finance my imagination for features / music videos are most appreciated, lol” he quips. While he laughs, it is obvious that his talent is being stifled to some extent in Trinidad. “There’s so much I could do; so much I’d like to do, but the industry here doesn’t accommodate it. And I just wish that one day, it wouldn’t be that way anymore.” It is a tough ask in a place where entertainment is merely a job for many, but surely not an industry. Mr. Williams say his main goal is to continue to stay relevant in Trinidad and Tobago’s fickle climate. He showers praises on those who aim to make our local efforts in his field worthy of international recognition. He also took time to thank his hardworking team Rene Durity, Maria Legall, Wesley Niles and Walt Lovelace & Curtis Popplewell for believing in him and helping him tremendously. When asked what else he wanted readers to know he resisted any long talk. Instead he aims to
let his talents speak for themselves. All that was offered was a simple exclamation. “Rbeamstudios baby!”
WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS, UNITY FLOWS SEVEN-A-SIDE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT TO REDUCE CRIME AND VIOLENCE AMONG YOUTH C
rime prevention and violence reduction through community football and entertainment; that’s the name of the game, as the Citizen Security Programme (CSP), a Ministry of National Security initiative, gets ready to host its Second Annual Inter-Community Football Competition. Teams will be vying for $36,000 in cash prizes, trophies, medals, and undisputed community football bragging rights for the next 12 months. The seven-a-side tournament will run for two days, from September 1 to September 2, 2012. It will be held, at the Larry Gomes Stadium, in Arima. It will feature 24 teams, all from ‘high-needs’ communities, being served by the Citizen Security Programme. There will be 19 male teams and five female teams. Each community will be allowed to register 11 players per team with seven players, including a goal
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keeper, playing at any given time. Individual trophies will be awarded in the following categories: lead goal scorer (golden boot), best goal keeper (golden gloves) and most valuable player (MVP). The tournament is part of a whole package of crime prevention, violence and risk reduction programmes offered by CSP in 22 communities across the country. The objective of the programme is crime and violence reduction, a reduction in criminal recidivism, and behaviour change through sport and recreation. The power of sport to break down barriers that divide makes this tournament an ideal and requisite intervention in its promotion of measurable solutions to crime and violence such as conflict resolution and peace building within communities through sports. In keeping with the 2012 theme “When the whistle blows, UNITY
flows,” CSP’s intention is to use this tournament to bring together community youth who may otherwise be involved in conflict to compete through sport without violence or turmoil. Fun for the entire community is the game plan as organisers promise sports and entertainment; music from disc jockeys, live commentary from sports personality James Saunders, a well stocked non-alcoholic bar and a festive food court. Participation is expected to high. Registration for the event is free. Forms are available from CSP’s Community Action Officers (CAOs) who can be contacted at 63a Mucurapo Road, St. James, between the hours of 8 – 5pm, Monday- Friday, or by emailing ccurrency@mns. gov.tt or find us on Facebook at Citizen Security Programme (CSP) Trinidad. Registration deadline is August 27th, 2012.
the number one song and video. The "Jump" video has collectively acquired over 1 million views on YouTube and is also climbing the international charts. The dynamic duo (RDX) has always managed to keep their fans and music lovers breathless with their high tempo music and energy filled entertainment. They exploded on the scene with mega hit "Bend Over", then instantly followed with more hits such as "Dance", "Everybody Dance", "Daggering" and summer party anthem "Summer Slap Weh.”
Tarrus Riley To Release Mecoustic Next Month Internationally acclaimed Reggae superstar, Tarrus Riley continues his strong run in 2012 as he’s set to release the physical version of his latest album next month. Mecoustic, a semi-acoustic compilation of Riley’s greatest hits to date, will be available in stores this September The 15-track set was initially unveiled via iTunes this past April as it was slowly unveiled within select markets.
Red Plastic Bag takes Crop Over
RDX "Jump" Becomes The Group's 6th Chart Topping Single JUMP has become RDX's 6th chart topping single and is now according to several of Jamaica's entertainment charts,
Red Plastic Bag (RPB) was once more announced winner of the 2012 Pic-O-DeCrop in St Michael, Barbados. It is the 51-year-old's 10th title in the competition since making his debut 30 years ago. Before churning out the lyrics to his song, Thank You Calypso, RPB (whose real name is Stedson Wiltshire) took the audience down memory lane by showing footage of his three decades performing in Barbados' annual Crop Over. The second half of the show saw him deliver an amusing rendition of Royal Visit in which he encourages Queen Elizabeth II to visit Barbados and experience the country's negative and positive attributes. RPB won a KIA Cerato Sedan, a Samsung Tablet courtesy of LIME and $10,500 cash (Barbadian) among other prizes. Courtesy Jamaica Observer
Mecoustic features several of Tarrus Riley’s classics such as She’s Royal and Pick up the Pieces; singles that featured on the singer’s debut album, Parables in 2006. Prominent saxophonist, Dean Fraser, who produced Parables, collaborated with Riley on Mecoustic.
WORLD News would have made a record like Ray of Light," he reportedly added, "and stayed away from the dance stuff and just been a great pop singer and make great pop records, which she does brilliantly."
Pamela Anderson: 'I've Sworn Off Men' for Dancing with the Stars When Pamela Anderson competed on Dancing with the Stars in 2010, the bomshell was eliminated in the seventh
Elton John Reignites Feud With Madonna Elton John has once again fired up his ongoing feud with the controversy-courting pop star, slamming her for her on and offstage antics. During an interview with Australian TV show “Sunday Night”, John bristled at the mere mention of Madonna's name, saying, "She's such a nightmare. Her career's over." He didn't stop there, later ranting that "she looks like a f--king fairground stripper." "If Madonna had any common sense she 8 ET&T • AUGUST, 2012 • www.etntweekly.com
week of the competition. But now that she's been invited back to compete on season 15's all-star edition, she says she'll approach things a little differently. For starters, Anderson, 45, says she's only got room for one person on her dance card – her pro partner. "I've sworn off men until November," Anderson says of her self-imposed, season-long celibacy.
Sharon Osbourne Quits America's Got Talent, Claims NBC Fired Son Jack As rumored for several weeks, the 59-yearold star is quitting America's Got Talent
after serving as judge on the NBC series for seven seasons, she tells the New York Post. And simple fatigue isn't the reason for her departure, either. Instead, Sharon charges that NBC fired her son Jack from new reality series Stars Earn Stripes following his multiple sclerosis diagnosis earlier this summer. "I just can't be fake," Osbourne told the Post, explaining that she fought bitterly with NBC executives. "It's discrimination, and it was badly handled." She claims the network fired Jack, 26, via email two days before production was set to begin on the show, which tasks celebs (like Dean Cain and Nick Lachey) to undergo military training exercises.
Name: Age: 27 Height: 5’11 This model also has an enterprising career in retail for one of country’s biggest companies. At 28, he hardly dons his model hat anymore, but he does have the ability to turn on his swag switch at any moment once needed.
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Andy has been captured by the experienced lenses of William Agiton and Marlon Rouse among others and he walked several runways in his busier days. He made it into the pages of Abstract magazine on more than one occasion and remembered most for playing his part in photo spread featuring the BC Boys. Mr. Simon is an avid ‘gymaholic’. His
healthy lifestyle transcends way beyond just exercise. He considers smoking to be a cardinal sin. He does enjoy large quantities of buss-up-shut when he gets the chance though; it is his favouritee food. He does admit to being currently taken. However, he advises any women who want a place in his heart to “treat me good and that’s it… I’m a simple guy.”
could be watching television or listening to a particular type of music and the inspiration will hit me. ET&T: What is your greatest achievement to date? PNV: Definitely working on the Mr. T&T World pageant and dressing Machel for Island People’s Outrageous magazine. I styled all the guys for the pageant and Machel loved how I styled him for the magazine. ET&T: What would be the ultimate achievement/moment for you? PNV: No doubt accepting world wide acclaim in the form of an award for fashion. ET&T: What would you like your legacy to be? PNV: When I die, I would want it to be said that I was the ultimate fashion guru. I want people to say that I always had an answer for any style question. I want to be known as ‘The Godfather of Fashion’. ET&T: What are some of the more common issues or problems you face in your line of work? PNV: Getting stuff done on time is a major issue. It’s hard to keep a schedule you can stick to in this field.
t 21 years of age, a lot of young men would still be on a path to self exploration – either entering a new career path our looking for educational enrichment at a tertiary level. However, Diego Martin native Anderson Pierre seems to have definitely found his lane (with consummate aplomb). The former model is one of the most sought-after stylists locally and he admits that he has never received formative training in his field. He developed an affinity for fashion during his modeling days in Europe and learned from the best (he was Peter Elias’ assistant for several years). Now, Pierre, founder of P. Noire Vou – which he runs with Jhone-Rae Collymore – is ready to reveal the face behind the fashion choices of your favourite celebrities. Continue reading to get a glimpse into this future fashion icon’s work.
ET&T: Do you think T&T is a naturally image conscious society? PNV: Just a couple years ago I’d have to say we were not. Now, a lot more people are going all out to make an impression. I am really proud of the celebrities and the general citizenry for stepping up their style game.
ET&T: Who have you styled before? PNV: With Peter I was able to work with pretty much everyone… Machel, Bunji, Cassie and even Shivnarine Chanderpaul. I also styled K. Rich, the Karma frontline, Shurwayne, Kimba, Shal, T.C., Terri Lyons, Umi Marcano, Darryl Braxton and the list goes on.
ET&T: What services do you offer to your clients? PNV: My team and I offer a range of ET&T: Which of your clients services. I work closely with a team of do you enjoy working with the professionals who specialize in various most? fields. We work on personal image PNV: K. Rich is a joy to work with because consultancy and we offer packages with he came from a totally different background physical training to sculpt the body. We and he is always so receptive to my ideas. train people for pageants from walking He was this rock, semi-gothic dude and to makeup application to speech. We now he is all colour and really encompasses host and produce exclusive fashion shows the soca vibe. He is always very helpful and as well. We audit wardrobes for clients not afraid to ask questions. and source clothing items for them at a reasonable price. We actually teach people ET&T: Is there anyone who was a how to shop. I even help boutiques and real pain to work with? stores maximize their potential by dressing PNV: Yes. Darryl Braxton sent one of mannequins and assisting with the store his artistes for an image makeover to décor. We also source models for use in facilitate a video shoot. A tomboyish artiste named Anohka. She was fighting ads, promotions and more. 12 ET&T • AUGUST, 2012 • www.etntweekly.com
against everything we tried to do with her. In the end, we were able to finish the transformation and Darryl was thrilled. Even she had to admit that we did a god job in the end. ET&T: Which designers inspire you? PNV: Banana Republic for casual and relaxing; Lacoste is the epitome of ‘less is more’; Gucci is for flamboyance and for a classy look I’d choose Tom Ford. ET&T: Do any local designers impress you? PNV: Honestly, I’m not a fan of local designers at all. I like Anya because she won, but even then her clothing was not new to us. We expected the floral print and flowing fabric. Sometimes I use local designs… Sandra Hordatt, Peter Elias and Meiling. ET&T: What influences the way you choose to style a client? PNV: Anything really… a location, a word or a colour. It can be nature. I
ET&T: As artistes, Destra and FayeAnn have always pushed the boundaries of style and fashion. Who do you think wins the style battle? PNV: I would love to work with both of them. I think FayeAnn definitely has the edge in terms of style. She is always on point and has that killer body that was made for looking fashionable. On another note, I think I like Destra’s musical catalogue a little more, so it evens out. (Laughs) ET&T: What is your dream appointment (Local or international)? PNV: Rihanna… She has the edginess I like and she is versatile enough to wear any type of clothing and look good. ET&T: How far do you plan to take what you are currently doing? PNV: One thing is for sure, I will never leave the fashion industry. Style is a constant that will never go away. It will only evolve and get bigger. I plan on branching out into stores where I can offer the same services on a wider scale. Then, I plan on growing regionally and internationally as well.
Getting your makeup kit started W ell look at you all grown with your push up bra, taking that bold leap into makeup land. Even though most of us have been messing around with mom’s makeup from way too early there is the other group of us who’ve never given it a single thought – busy outdoors playing pitch and beating up on boys. Whichever journey has brought you to this door of makeup, we say welcome and be warned. Why? Because cosmetics and this business of beauty is a multi-million a year industry, they make that money off of you honey. Talk to friends about quality buys. Your kit will consist of all the basics you need for a quick makeup job. Foundation - This is the beginning of every make-up regime. It evens out skin tones and adds color and smoothness. Stop by any cosmetics counter and ask for help finding your shade or if you're a DIY person, swipe a few colors across your jaw line, and whichever is barely visible is your best bet. Concealer - For touch-ups of discoloration or blemishes the liquid concealer
Eye shadows - you don’t need the massive array with 201 colors. A 6 piece set with your choice of shades is quite sufficient. Apply them dry for light day coverage. For dramatic, deeper colors (best for evening wear and excellent staying power) run water over the applicator and apply the make-up wet. Mascara separates lashes. And know that mascara thickens over time as it's exposed to air which leads to clumps, so toss it out or switch brands.
make-up goes on light and blends well. The pen-style applicator tubes are nifty but don't contain very much so they can get a bit pricey to keep up with. Pressed powder - Several brands now have multi-hued powders that mimic the skin's natural combination tones. Skin looks more radiant and natural, rather than flat and uniformly bland. It's a loose powder that comes from mixing several different shades of make-up powder pearls to give a flawless, richly toned finish to any complexion.
Eyebrow pencil - eyes are sensitive so prodding them to slather makeup on is probably not the best idea ever. Always use a soft pencil that glides on without any pressure or tugging. Blush - blush should make you look like you're blushing, not like you're wearing blush… So if you do blush… one that looks as natural as possible is what you want to get. Lip gloss-. Gloss works well for day and evening looks. Try for rich glosses that
won't dry out lips. Don't be afraid to get a little sparkle in the pink shade, but keep the tones neutral, also consider a ‘nude lipstick’ A Good Brush Set - because with the right brush for the job, you can perform makeup miracles. Your kit can contain as little as six products or a bit more but try not to move your entire bedroom dresser of products into your purse, even though the sheer size our purses these days might very well make the feat possible.
Fitness and Water fitness D
rinking water is important if you're trying to lose weight, some studies have shown that thirst and hunger sensations are triggered together. If there is a slight dehydration the thirst mechanism may be mistaken for hunger and one may eat when the body is actually craving fluid. As most food contains some water, if one doesn't drink much they may be subconsciously driven to eat more to gain the necessary water supply however, you also gain the undesired effects of increased calorie consumption which leads to added weight gain. To stop this problem drink a glass of water every time you feel prompted to eat something. It is also recommended that you drink a glass of water right before eating a meal. There are many products available today that are created to give the body an extra boost of energy. They have added sugar and fats and they also contain very little water. The changing trend of having food that last for longer periods, has led to the need for food with less water content. Foods with high water content tend to spoil much faster think about milk, yogurt, eggs, fruits and vegetables. They spoil much faster than canned foods which have high sodium content and less water. For the average person experts suggest getting at least 64 ounces of water daily or eight 8 ounce glasses. If you are on a diet to lose weight it is more important
to consume more and keep drinking water throughout the day. A good guide for daily intake is to drink 1 ounce of water for every 2 pounds of body weight. Therefore a two hundred pound person should be drinking around one hundred ounces of water in order to gain the benefits of increased energy and metabolism. If the person is exercising as part of a weight loss program a bit more water should be included to account for water loss from sweating. Drinking water before, during and after exercise will keep energy levels high and help recovery after training. Besides health benefits water also has great benefits for your skin. Water acts as a natural remedy which puts you on your way towards achieving beautiful rich glowing skin. Water benefits the skin by acting as a body purifier, by removing toxins and waste from the body. With all the health, fitness and beauty benefits of water if you are not a lover of water you should try some today. Yes I know some may say that it is plain old water so they don’t like it you can add a burst of flavor to your taste buds by drinking flavored water. www.etntweekly.com • AUGUST, 2012 • ET&T 13
NAME: Ani Saliasi AGE: 26 HEIGHT: 6’ WEIGHT: 195 lbs CAREER: I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. Currently I work as an EMT in NYC. I also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Political Science. BRIEFS OR BOXER: I prefer briefs, I look better in them. FAVOURITE SCENT: Cool Water Cologne has been one of my favorite for years. Brut/Old Spice are my favorite deodorants. FAVOURITE THING: I am not one for caring about possessions but my favorite thing is my book collection FAVOURITE GIRL: My favorite girl is smart, has a sense of humor, pretty, athletic and caring. YOU WERE YOU HEARTBROKEN: Yes I have been heartbroken and it’s not a
good feeling. YOUR HERO: Growing up I never had any heroes, now I idolize people who have achieved great things throughout history, Alexander the Great being one of them. FAVOURITE FOOD: One of my favorite foods is Sushi. THE WAY TO YOUR HEART IS: The way to my heart is through love, support, and compassion. YOU’D NEVER DO: I always stood by the notion that you have to try everything at least once, as long as you are not harming anyone else in the process. WHAT ABOUT PETS: I love animals, I have owned many pets in my life. Currently I have two dogs (a Pomeranian and a Chihuahua) and one cat (Persian). THE ONE THING HE WANTS TO DO BEFORE HE DIES:There are so many things I want to do before I die, however most importantly I want to leave a lega-
cy behind. I want to accomplish something great. I haven’t figured out what it is yet. FAVOURITE ARTIST: One of my favorite artists (painter) is Salvador Dali. My favourite actor is Al Pacino. My favourite singer is Michael Jackson. My favourite rappers is Tupac and my favourite authors is Dostoevsky. FAVOURITE MUSIC: I like all types of music but personal preference is Hip-Hop. FAVOURITE PLACE FOR A MEAL: I take pleasure in cooking and eating in, but if I had to eat out I prefer restaurants by the water. ULTIMATE DATE: The ultimate date would be a Hot-Air Balloon Ride, followed by a picnic. THE FREAKIEST THING HE HAS EVER DONE: This one I’ll keep to myself. WHERE’S HIS WEAK SPOT: My weak spot is my neck, it gets me every time. photos by David Vance
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SWIMSUIT TRENDS FASHION
FOR THIS YEAR B
lazing, hot, sweltering, scorching, dehydrating…are just a few words that can be used to describe the suns rage each and every day. Record breaking temperatures and little to no rainfall to beat the heat has compounded the problem; not to mention water conservation has become the order of the day during the green revolution. However, we still have to find ways to beat the heat. So for this hot period, let’s hit the beach in style. Hats, shades, cooler, eats and drinks all in check, but what about the swimwear? Swimwear has taken on a whole new look. This year they include bright and lively colors, with emphasis on one - shoul-
der, cut - away pieces, sheer fabrics and a large amount of jewerly. With the fashion conscious culture these days everyone is jumping in and choosing their pick. You are invited to choose from the wide range available. Here are some of the most popular options available this season.
• One - shoulder swimsuits. This type of swimwear is especially popular. A one - shoulder bikini or monokini will make you look original and elegant. • Cut - away pieces. Cut pieces in various shapes and sizes will make your swimsuit playful and sexy. It is suggested that you choose a swimsuit that
combines several different styles. For example, this year it is also fashionable to wear swimwear that contains the motifs of both one - shoulder and cut - out pieces at the same time. • Bright colors. Choose bright and vivid colors in bikinis or monokinis. One or more bright colors can dominate. Red, pink, violet, yellow, blue or emerald - all these colors will look splendid this season! • This year it is also important to know the variations for wearing your swimsuit. When you do not plan to swim in the sea, put a sheer fabric dress or tunic on with your swimsuit. This mag-
nificient combination will maximize your skin coverage and make you look really fashionable! • Famous fashion designers also suggest you wear massive jewelry with swimsuits. Other stylish details include the wearing of sunglasses, handbags, panama hats or belts. Moreover, do not be afraid to make a statement with your own style. Thus, let your imagination flow and pick the most lovely and fashionable items for you. With them you will look modern and stylish. We hope that these swimsuit trends will be helpful to you when choosing the most suitable and fashionable swimsuit this year. So get up out of that hot house and explore the beauty of our country’s beautiful beaches in style.
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he Emancipation holiday spawned a host of events which were not in any way related to T the actual holiday. However, patrons at those events would no doubt agree that they felt Zero 2 liberated on the dance floors as they partied the day away. The first edition of Zero made a
big splash and part two of the event was as grand as they come. Hot guys and girls converged for this boat ride event to remember. ET&T couldn’t miss this and for those of you that did, here are some photos. Check our facebook page for more.
Pushing the limits of style
Sorry Bitts and Pixel, but the suit is the star of the pic
A daring dress option
I’ll have whatever you’re having
Two friends pose
Waist was indeed thrown
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The celebrity shuffle
Who say shots?
A sassy pose
A petite bubbler
Swagger on point
Colour blocking is in
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She had a ball
events Yuma Vibe Presents “Imagine”
n July 7th 2012, O Havard Sports Club was transformed into
‘Bantonville’ to facilitate Red 96.7FM’s highly touted I Am Banton event. Loyal listeners came out to support the theme party which celebrated the best in throwback music and vibes. Patrons came in character as their Banton of choice and they were treated to performances by General Grant among others. Check out some of the pics.
Style savvy chicks
They look feisty
Young and upwardly mobile
Bravo borrowed Liberace’s pants
Mr. IP and Mr. Cheap Seats
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A frontline piece
We know she’s a model, but nice bod anyway
A model struts her stuff
Happy Yuma supporters
Ooh la la
This photo made our day
A well put-together crew
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Tribe 2013 Band Launch
as band Tribe was the first of the mega bands to premiere their 2013 Carnival offerings. Their selection is entitled Butterflies Beasts Bacchanal and M the patrons seemed appreciative of what was shown to them on the night.
There were some minor incidents at the event (including one where patrons were invited to crowd the stage leading to some injuries due to an apparent stage malfunction), but by and large everything went smoothly in terms of the presentation of actual costumes. Here are some of the sights.
Having a lime within the lime
Lots of feathers formed this design
Satisfaction for any sweet tooth
Three reasons to look out for this band on the road
Hot Tribe ladies
Promotional girls seem to be getting hotter each day
Top ten luckiest guys alive
They definitely look pleased
They seem comfortable
Proud to be down with Tribe
This couple enjoyed the proceedings
The many moods and faces of Tribe
Star-studded swag www.etntweekly.com â€˘ AUGUST, 2012 â€˘ ET&T 23
Four lovely ladies pose
A beautiful butterfly
Getting their grind on 24 ET&T • AUGUST, 2012 • www.etntweekly.com
A casual couple
Making a boy’s lime out of the event
A near mirror image of Nikki
They enjoyed the drinks
Lil Bitts @ Woodford Café
harismatic, young soca star Shivonne Liesl-Anne C Churche a.k.a. Lil Bitts’ evolution as an artiste has taken her into the realm of hosting (she currently hosts
two popular Woodford Café late evening events). However, she put down her hosting cap and recaptured her role as singer/entertainer when she headlined a show of her own at Woodford Café recently. At the show on July 25th, Churche closed after a cast of determined, new artistes produced creditable efforts. Some of her soca peers came out to support her efforts and they could be seen cheering on from the crowd. Here is some of what you missed in our Events Extra.
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No Resignations Here P
lenty people in high profile positions tend to run away when the going gets tough. We at FP are committed to our duties and will not opt for severance pay over saving the day. Our commissioner and deputy are steadfast and we are with them all the way. It is this dedication which has enabled us to capture criminals like these.
It one thing to be retro and it is another thing to be gothic. But when you mix them you cause problems, especially if you do not mix them in the right amounts. This man is wearing clothing he obviously had a long time ago and that he did not buy as retro items. He is also sporting a jeri-curl which solidifies my claim that he is stuck in the seventies. Not to mention the fact that he chose black has all the years of dirt showing up on his jeans.
Nice pose, but bad clothes. The last time I saw someone wear curtains with such reckless abandon was when Julie Andrews sewed the children’s clothes in the Sound of Music. Her black lace stockings are made to look unflattering with her dress. With an outfit like that it’s no wonder she could not find the right accessory to accompany it (she has a red hand bag tucked under her arm).
C News anchor Desha Rambhajan at a recent band launch
Bunji, Avo, Ian Pantin, Prezze, Lady Hype, Jahmoun and Lee-Ann Forbes team up at Zero
Serala looks sexy at Tribe’s band launch www.etntweekly.com • AUGUST, 2012 • ET&T 27
Name: Ryan Bailey Age: 23 (April 13th, 1989) Profession: Athlete Claim to Fame: Former gang member Bailey has been stabbed three times, kicked out of school and spent time living out of
school due to attention deficit disorder. He joined a gang (at the expense of a brutal hazing) at a very young age and often got into legal trouble. However, after being stabbed multiple times and dropping out of school he changed his life around and focused on the one thing he was good at – sports. At 6 feet 4 inches, Bailey, who has run 9.88 in the 100, is in the mold of the 6-5 Bolt, who defied the conventional wisdom that height is a disadvantage for sprint-
a car with his mother. Yet, the enigmatic athlete has overcome the odds to become not only a stellar world-class sprinter, but a role model and sex symbol. As a child growing up in Portland, Oregon, Bailey encountered problems in
New Trailers To Savor T here is always considerable excitement whenever a bunch of megastars combine for one film. This is the case for two new films whose trailers have just been released. One takes the form of a fairly dark mob film while the other is a semi-romantic comedy. Look out for these two new trailers.
Killing Them Softly In this flick Brad Pitt stars as Jackie Cogan, a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that went down during a mob-protected poker game. The Andrew Dominik helmed movie features a plethora of big stars including James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Sam Shepard and Richard Jenkins. The Big Wedding With an all-star cast led by Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, with Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams, "The Big Wedding" is an uproarious romantic comedy about a charmingly modern family trying to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full blown family fiasco. To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin (De Niro and Keaton) are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son's wedding after his ultra conservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to fly halfway across the world to attend. With all of the wedding guests looking on, the Griffins are hilariously forced to confront their past, present and future - and hopefully avoid killing each other in the process. 28 ET&T • AUGUST, 2012 • www.etntweekly.com
ers. He qualified for the 2012 London Olympics and fared creditably against the world’s best (he placed fifth in the finals with a personal best time). The Nike signed sprinter has potential to be marketing gold due to his remarkable good looks and calm disposition. Not to mention his turnaround success story will surely make for an epic book or movie in years to come. Look out for this phenomenal athlete in the coming years.
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