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Local Shurwayne Steps Up News His Game For His Fans NEW VIDEOS AND MORE IN STORE FOR FOLLOWERS OF YOU


hurwayne Winchester seems to be the perfect ambassadorial candidate not just for soca, but Trinidad and Tobago music overall. His resounding passion for his art and an uncanny appreciation for people in general cannot be overlooked. In fact, Winchester is making it hard for people not to notice his efforts as he is arguably the most active local artiste in social media in the post C2K13 period. His most recent video for the UIM produced “My Music” has been well received and will surely continue to get rotation as it grows. In an exclusive interview with ET&T, Shurwayne divulged that the video’s success was due to the great team he had behind him. “I had a simple idea and I went to the team (Hans Romany, Gabriel Nagee and Klysha Best) who took my idea, added some elements and produced a wonderful video” he said. Assistant Director of the video Klysha Best said that she equally enjoyed the experience of helping to create the treatment and bring the video to life. “He had the idea of walking and singing with the use of a green screen, but we thought we could make it more exciting. So we had him walk the streets of Port of Spain. He started at St. James and ended up on Fredrick Street and Independence Square and interacting with people.” Best said Shurwayne was apprehensive when filming began, but he soon get into it as he was taken away by the music – which is exactly what they wanted the video to suggest. “He has the vibe of someone lost in the music like he is singing in the shower and it is fitting because he did not write the lyrics to that song; he recorded it freestyle off the vibe of the production” Best added. Winchester’s latest track does not fit the Soca mold. In fact, this and Body Calling before it are both crossover tracks that seem genre-less and that is just how Shurwayne likes it. “I was never a soca artiste when I started. People said my voice and melodies were not that of traditional soca. I never wanted to

Shurwayne Winchester

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conform to any genre either. Put me on a reggae, dancehall, R&B riddim… it doesn’t matter. I’ll produce music. At the end of the day, our artform is in our DNA so you will always pick up some dialect or themes that are local” posits Shurwayne. In terms of what direction he’ll be taking next, Shurwayne reveals that he has a multitude of projects in store. “We not stopping.” he says. “I am always in the studio because if I have an idea I don’t get out

I’ll feel trapped. I have to get it out of me or I feel it is blocking another great idea. So I am always laying down new material.” Plus, Winchester has a lot more ways of staying interactive with fans and keeping relevant. His performances and studio sessions have been recorded and will soon be posted on his website and his youtube channel www. In

fact, he revealed reality TV type clips of him and the band YOU will also be posted to give fans an inside look at what goes on before the finished product. As a bonus, he will post the lyrics of his songs to help people to sing along – a measure that will surely keep him ahead of the curve. He believes staying close to his fan base via social media is crucial. It is also a means of keeping artistes grounded as they can become lost in celebrity. “We (entertainers) take for granted who we are. Even I took it for granted, but I am reminded when I go to certain places to perform what my role is and who I am. When I go to school tours and children’s shows especially… people are waiting in the blazing hot son with pen and paper to get an autograph and you realize what you mean to them.” he intimated. Shurwayne went on to say that the fans are more important than he is because without them he would have no avenue to exhibit his talents. He acknowledges that fans do look up to him and he is grateful to God that his online presence on facebook has afforded him the chance to help those who may be going through difficult times. “Sometimes I interact with fans and I realize that I just ended up being the one person who helped them after they sought help from their peers and parents. This makes what I do more fulfilling” added the passionate bard. Carnival may be over, but Shurwayne promises there will be lots more in store for 2013. Until his next chess move, Winchester continues to shower love and thanks to the fan base he derives his motivation from. He hopes to continue to work on the relationship with you and YOU. •

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Cazak Frock & Suspenders For TFW 2013

ay has been dubbed “Fashion Month” in Trinidad and Tobago and Tobago Fashion Weekend (TFW) May 17-19 2013 will go a long way to making this a worthy moniker. TFW comes on the heels of the T&T Fashion Coda which was held on April 25th at the height of the Tobago Jazz Experience. The heightened activity in the fashion sector in Tobago this year has placed the sister isle as the unofficial fashion capital of the republic for the moment. That is something the executive at Designers United Stores will be extremely proud about. They are the people who are spearheading TFW. They officially launched their event at La Cantina Restaurant on Victoria Avenue, Port of Spain, Trinidad in mid April and now they are moving forward as they hope to put on a great show for the many fashion enthusiasts in this celebra-

Designer Anthony Redding flanked by (from left) Marisa Albert, Athaliah Samuel, Avionne Mark Mary Esdelle.

tion of regional talent. At the launch, the specially invited guests got a glimpse of some designs from a host of talented designers who will be contributing to the event. Zadd & Eastman, Dexter Jennings, Heather Jones, Claudia Pegus, Daww Creations, Shaun Griffith-Perez, Wadada Movement, The Caribbean Academy of Fashion and Design/

UTT, Yesa Designs and Khrystal Fashions all offered previews amid performances by Collin Duranty, Akilah Riley and Ziggy Ranking. The TFW facebook page has been abuzz with updates on the designers and models for the upcoming showcase themed “Cazak, Frock & Suspenders.” A representative from TFW shared the meaning behind the theme. “If you’ve

followed the progression of TFW, you will see that we tried to zone in on our culture. Cazak is the enclosure at the front of one’s pants. Suspenders are a fixture in men’s clothing and the frock is an embellished dressed. We are using terms native to us to reflect the island.” ET&T was also promised that this year will see some changes as the Tobago Fashion Weekend has expended in its third year. “We have increased our designer appeal and we have more regional and international designers this year. New York based Romero Bryan will be there. We also have designers coming in from the Netherlands and as far as New Delhi” said the rep. The overall profile of the event is bigger. To deal with all the attention, a special toll free call centre has been developed to entertain questions about the event. The 211 initiative is a welcome networking model for upcoming events that plan to go worldwide.

Kaj Designs Prepares For The International Launch Of Its Latest Resort Collection, “Tribu Sauvage” Tobago’s Premier Fashion House Poised To Grow Its Export Potential


ince the 2010 launch of Kaj Designs’ resort line, Tobago’s premier fashion house has worked steadfastly to position itself as a global leader in Caribbean fashion. Led by the dynamic partnership of President/Creative Director, Kevin Ayoung-Julien, and CEO/Director, Liza Miller, this year the brand is focused on growing its export potential and generating international sales. The brand’s objective to capture international markets began with the strategic introduction of its more conservative and lighter feeling Kaj Resort line in June 2010. With a clear objective to establish the Kaj brand in international markets, the label launched its premiere resort collection, Shore Culture, at the 2010 Caribbean Fashionweek (CFW) in Kingston, Jamaica. In June 2011, Kaj marked an historic 2

milestone with its launch in the French Caribbean with the placement of the Kaj Resort line at Guadeloupe’s exclusive Caribbean boutique, KOD. This move established KOD as the first and sole retailer of the Kaj brand in the region. In February 2012, Kaj received one of its highest honours as it was selected to represent the Caribbean in an initiative of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) entitled Caribbean Collections. This initiative sought to create opportunities for access to European markets via participation in the inaugural International Fashion Showcase at London Fashion Week (LFW) Autumn/Winter (A/W) 2012. In the label’s LFW debut, Shore Culture was favoured as it featured at an exhibition held at The Charing Cross Hotel while select pieces featured at a private

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showing at the Corinthia Hotel. The Shore Culture collection made its final appearance on the runway at the Ocean Style FashionShowcase during the 2012 Audi Celebrity Golf Invitational in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The brand closed 2012 with the stellar achievement of copping the Tobago House of Assembly’s (THA’s) Business Development Unit’s (BDU’s) Most Promising Entrepreneur award at Tobago’s 2012 Business Awards in October. The unique synergy between Ayoung-Julien’s ingenious creativity and Miller’s crisp entrepreneurial and marketing proficiency, specifically in the field of the creative industries, has poised Kaj Designs to become the leader in Caribbean fashion internationally. The brand recently gained memberships in the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce and

the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) while registering with the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) with a view to strengthening export readiness, deepening corporate networks and ensuring impeccable standards in garment construction. As Kaj Designs looks to the future with the impending launch of the new Kaj Resort 13/14 collection, Tribu Sauvage, the young CEO shared, “I have taken an holistic approach in managing and marketing the Kaj brand which began with developing a sound business plan. It has taken several years of consistent research and planning to get us to this point. Fashion is not just about creating beautiful clothing. To ensure success, there must be a real strategy that informs all aspects of one’s operations.”

Local News Written by Nicole Fisher

JC Management and Tres Belle Launch A World of Possibilities


odern day fashionista’s, your dream has become a reality. JC Management recently launched their new modeling agency ‘Tres Belle” last Thursday at the Coco Lounge on Ariapita Avenue. Mr. Jelan Cumberbatch is the mastermind behind this operation; his competent crew is in hot pursuit of recruiting future Mona Lisa’s right here in sweet Trinbago. Jelan has stated "I will work and dedicate my life in entertainment to ensure our culture is preserved and treated and respected by all." His self servicing demeanor radiates throughout his efforts, confidently quoting “I am not driven by money, but rather the heartfelt desire to play a pivotal role in creating and sustaining our local entertainment industry.” Tres Belle’s main objective is to train models, obtain test shoots, compile stunning layout portfolios and designs and produce dazzling

Some of the ladies at the launch

signature vogue comp cards. Tres Belle’ promises professional representation at it very best. Actually it seems creating an image is no feat for this young budding entrepreneur; his eyes are forever fixed on cultivating fabulous ‘wow’ moments. The Tres Belle launch also doubled as a platform for launching Cumberbatch’s JC Management Company Ltd. Jelan is also an entertainment manager and

promoter and this new company is his home base. Among JC Management’s attractive range of clients are Rizon; David "Millbeatz" Millien , Olantunji Yearwood, Hans Des Vignes, Crystal Ivy London, Knycky Cordner, Mazel The Soundmaster, Triniboi Joocie, Mark Hardy, Jovaan James, Dee Dee, 5 Miles to Midnight, Ghost Writers Music, Esoul and Marley Palmer. Trini Jacobs is also a new addition to the fold.

Jelan Cumberbatch

Many of the artistes were available at the launch which got off to a late start but soon picked up. No doubt, JC management will aim to capitalize on a stellar start to 2013 and move on to bigger things in the future. With everything from models, to vocalists and DJ’s at their disposal, the label seems to have a firm grip on the entertainment reigns.

The Hideout To Turn Into A Gamers Paradise


arious companies are always on the lookout for innovative ways of marketing and promotion of their brands. Sometimes, companies achieve this with the added bonus of doing something fun and exciting their customers can actually benefit from. Well-known urban apparel boutique the Hideout has been aligned with some of the hottest celebrities and events in entertainment from early on – a practice which seems to be working for them. Now, the Long Circular based store has garnered the interest of their customers by leaning on the popularity of virtual reality game FIFA 13 as they host a tournament at the store. The tournament takes place on Sunday 5th May from 12pm till a winner is decided. This marketing tool seems to be a popular one. It is the second time the Hideout is embarking on such a project with the 4

first being a resounding success. Store and event representative Sebastian Gibert shared that the tournament was conceptualized as a way to promote the store but turned out to be bigger than he

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expected. “The first tournament we hosted had about 60 participants. This one should be even bigger” said Gibert. “There are videos of the first event on our facebook

page which can give you an idea of the vibe” he added. This time around the tournament will be played on three strategically placed screens throughout the venue. The prize money is also nothing to shrug at. The first prize is $3000 worth of cash and store items for playing the game you love. The second place finalist earns $1000 in store credit. Most of all, they will have the benefit of bragging rights. The rules are simple. You play until you lose. Once you lose, you are knocked out. The two players with the longest winning streaks meet in the final. If you miss a match, your will be considered forfeited. Registration is $100 per participant. The store owners have tapped into an undying, ever-growing part of the entertainment landscape. With Champions League fever in the air, they seem to be doing it at just the right time.

regional news

Sign', 'Gyal A bubble' as well as a deadly collaboration with Darrio tilled 'Siddung.'

Buju Banton back in court on June 26

Konshens & Dancehall Duo RDX Team Up On New Single "Ser Libre" Recording artiste Konshens and Dancehall leading duo RDX have partnered on a hot new hit bound single by fusing their unique artistry. Both parties have collaborated to deliver what they promise will be another chart topping single titled "Ser Libre" meaning "Be free".

RDX who has been busy blazing charts across the world with hit singles such as 'JUMP', 'BROADOUT' and 'KOTCH' among others, have recently returned from a month long European tour with additional stops being made within the Caribbean and North America. Konshens rose to the spotlight after the void left by the incarceration of dancehall's new king; Vybz Kartel and has managed to blaze the local and international air waves with singles such as 'Stop

Buju Banton will return to court June 26 in his juror misconduct case as he seeks a new trial. Buju, whose real name is Mark Myrie, was ordered to appear by Judge James Moodyalong with Terri Wright, the juror who is alleged to have violated court orders during the February 2011 drug trial. The date was set just over two weeks after a new development in the case in which a forensic expert hired by Banton concluded that she brought a desktop computer hard drive for examination of her alleged misconduct instead of a laptop she used during the trial. Wright’s lawyer, Lori Palmieri later claimed her client misspoke in calling her computer a laptop. The


Public Enemy Gets Inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Rap pioneers Public Enemy became part of rock and roll history when their group got officially entered into the Hall of Fame in Cleveland on April 18th. An induction ceremony took place to mark the celebration set at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The rap crew became the first ever hiphop act to perform at the annual star-studded affair, which will be seen by TV viewers a month after on May 18 over at HBO. 6

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Joining them on their debut performance were two-time Oscar nominee Spike Lee and two-time Grammy winner Harry Belafonte, who both also inducted the group.

Joel McHale on Gay Rumors: I Take It as a Compliment Joel McHale, 41, addresses gay rumors surrounding him. The "Community" actor, who's happily married to Sarah Williams, mother of his two sons, says that he finds it flattering that he's desired by both sexes.

aforementioned hard drive had over 1.6 million records during the trial’s duration, which were examined by the expert. However, it was determined none of those records pertained to the trial.

"I always find it really weird when guys flip out over someone thinking they might be gay. If a guy gets offended by that, there's something's wrong with him," the father of two shares his thoughts on the matter. "I take it as a compliment." He admits that he was often hit on by other men. "Actually, guys sometimes will tweet me, 'I'm in L.A. staying at such-and-such hotel. What do you think?' he says, before jokingly adding, "Of course, it all depends on the quality of the hotel."


GUY NAME: Mikhail Ragoonanan AGE: 23 HEIGHT: 5'11" WEIGHT: 150 lbs CAREER: Student/Model BRIEFS OR BOXERS: Briefs FAVORITE THING: Right now it’s Boxing FAVORITE SCENT: Not really much of a cologne guy but any Calvin Klein could work FAVORITE GIRL: I’m a sucker for a pretty face, a nice pair of legs and an apple bottom, down to earth girl that knows who she is and what she's about and well friendly and easy to talk to HE WAS HEART BROKEN: Never had my heart broken and I don't think I ever will HIS HERO: Don't really have one. I have many, I admire, respect and am inspired by a lot of great people. FAVORITE FOOD: Don't have one. I just eat! THE WAY TO YOUR HEART IS: Through my stomach... LOL HE’D NEVER: Get fat WHAT ABOUT PETS: I love all types of animals, especially dogs, I had a good few in my day but right now I own five dogs THE ONE THING HE WANTS TO DO BEFORE HE DIES… Go to Las Vegas!! FAVORITE ARTISTE: Right now it will have to be Drizzy Drake, but of all time-Eminem FAVOURITE MUSIC: HipHop! Most of the time but when it’s carnival is only Soca, I like dancehall and a lil bit of everything else FAVORITE PLACE FOR A MEAL: Any buffet, LOL! ULTIMATE DATE: Movies!! FREAKIEST THING HE’S EVER DONE: What goes on behind closed doors will stay there, LOL... other than that I’m not a freaky person. WHERE’S HIS WEAK SPOT: My neck 8

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model mania

Name: Marisa Mohammed Age: 17 Ethnicity: Mixed Hometown: Maraval Height: 165cm Stats: 32:25:31 Eyes: Brown Hair Colour: Brown Shoe Size: 7 This beauty has been busy on the band launch circuit for the last two years which means she has been modelling centre stage since age 15. Young Marissa is the perfect age for getting her modelling career off and running. However, she is not the type to put all her eggs in one basket. The Elle NYTT dancer had her eyes on becoming a paediatrician, but like most teenagers she is unsure if that is the path she will continue pursuing. Her real passion lies in the Arts. Mohammed has a creative spirit and she believes if she could be an artist and dancer all of her life she would gladly accept her calling. One thing she refuses to accept is judgemental people. Instead, she prefers aspirations to aspersions. She believes in being prepared so when her time to shine arrives her gloss will be blinding. Look out for this budding star.

Photography by Gregory Reyes

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Trini Jacobs Destra happened several years ago.

ET&T: If you could give an upcoming female artiste one piece of advice, what would it be? Trini: Persistence and consistence is the key.


ver effervescent artiste, Caryl ‘Trini’ Jacobs is a former frontline vocalist for Roy Cape and the All Stars who has collaborated with Machel Montano, Glen Washington, and Beenie Man among others. She is the daughter of Carl and Carol Jacobs which makes it seem like she was destined for soca stardom. However, she is much more than a soca star. The young singer and entrepreneur is also a mother and style savvy sex-symbol. ET&T chops it up with her on the Hot Seat.

ET&T: Who has the best/ worst personality in the biz? Trini: I don’t know too many people, but J.W. has a great personality. He is a lovely person. I haven’t met too many others who have made that much of an impression on me.

ET&T: How is motherhood going for you? Trini: It is very fulfilling. Just getting that love from my son and giving back that unconditional love to him is just amazing. It helps me to achieve a nice balance in my life. ET&T: What’s the hardest thing about motherhood? Trini: Wow. In the beginning it was the lack of sleep and just getting accustomed to the whole idea of motherhood. I was so unsure about a lot of stuff. I would say the fear was the most difficult thing... the fear and uncertainty of dealing with a changing baby. ET&T: You’ve done several collaborations with some big names before, but your name is not yet mentioned in the “Queen of Soca” debates. What do you have to accomplish? Trini: Most of those collaborations came through the foreign label I was with at the time. It was mostly a lot of reggae artistes. I don’t stick to any one genre. From early on until now I always chose what I wanted to do with my music so it was never one type of sound. Even though my parents are who they are I still had to get my feet wet in the soca industry and pay my dues. In fact, I never had anyone manage my soca career until now,

ET&T: Sexiest male soca star? Trini: Kees… Kees…Kees. I can’t spell his last name, but his first name is all I need. He is really sexy. so I’m really excited to see where this can go.

ET&T: What are your plans for 2014? Trini: The sky is the limit for me. I’m happy to have a manger to direct my soca career and I’m just working with a lot of different people in terms of putting together a package. I’m in the studio a lot, working with Millbeatz and more. ET&T: What’s the worst thing that ever happened to you in the industry? Trini: I would say the worst thing was also the best thing. It was performing at Soca Monarch with Beenie Man. Roy Cape didn’t know the music for the song and Beenie didn’t remember the lyrics. I was just so excited about everything that I was running around the stage screaming (she screams for effect), not really performing as I should. So it was the worst thing, but just being a part of that experience was also the best thing that ever happened. ET&T: Are you religious? Trini: I’m spiritual. I don’t claim

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any particular religion. I believe God is in each of us and different religions refer to him by different names, but he is universal. It’s all about how you pray and relate to him.

ET&T: Describe your scariest groupie experience. Trini: A male fan came up to me after a show to shake my hand and say how much he loved me. While we were talking a girl (the fan’s girlfriend) storms up to us and points and says to me “I don’t like you. My boyfriend has a poster of you up in his bedroom and we would not take it down for anything.” She was just so angry and I did not know what to say. That was a bit frightening. I told my mom about it and she said that happened to her a few times as well. (Lol). ET&T: What’s the biggest bacchanal you’ve ever witnessed since your involvement in the soca arena? Trini: It would have to be when the showdown with Saucy and

ET&T: Outside of Carnival what are you up to? Trini: I’m recording a lot of R&B stuff. I have some other projects lined up that I’ll divulge when the time gets sooner. I spend a lot of time with family; I exercise a lot and do yoga. On the weekends I do socialize a little bit. ET&T: What is your aforementioned fitness regime like? Trini: I do a program called Insanity. I used to do P90X, but the Insanity is so much more challenging. I can eat my Guinness ice cream and my KFC because I know that Sean T is going to help me burn it off. ET&T: What else is Trini Jacobs up to? Trini: I also recently opened a business with my father called “SEXY BOO Beauty Supply” at #2 Madras Street St. James. That’s what I do during the day. Oh! I’m also taking piano lessons. I think it will really help me with my music and me having a hand in production. I just want to maximize what I can do now while I’m young.

Home Beauty Recipes F

• ½ cup cocoa butter

ollowing up on a good beauty regime can be quite costly. Maintaining the desired look may also be a lot of hassle because of the shopping that needs to be done to acquire all the necessary products. There is an alternative to this though. One can try homemade beauty recipes using the finest natural products from around the house. Here are some ideas to get you on your way.

Preheat oven on lowest setting. Finely grate the ginger just enough so that you have about an 1/8 teaspoon of ginger "juice." To obtain the juice, squeeze the freshly grated ginger over a small bowl. Place the ingredients (including the ginger) in a glass container and heat just until the cocoa butter is melted and the oils are blended. Pour into a clean, dry container and store in a cool dry place. You can add a few drops of orange or other essential oil for a nice twist.

Invigorating Coffee Scrub • 3 T Coffee grounds (organiccaffeinated) • 1 T Salt (optional) To Make: Brew a fresh pot of coffee. Enjoy a cup, if you like. Put grounds (and salt) in a small bowl. Use grounds within 20 minutes of brewing before oxidation occurs. To Use: Scrub mixture over entire body while in the shower. Rinse. Tone. Moisturize.

CucumberHoney Toner • medium Cucumber, peeled and cut up into pieces • 2 tsp. Honey Puree cucumber in a blender. Line a sieve with cheesecloth and set the sieve over a glass bowl or measuring cup. Pour the cucumber puree through the sieve and let it stand for 15 minutes for the juices to drip into the bowl. Pour the clear juice into a clean bottle and add honey. To use shake the bottle and saturate a cotton pad with the lotion. Sweep over face, neck and chest morning and night, and let it air dry (about 3 to 4 minutes). Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Makes about 1/2 cup.

Cucumber Hair Drench If you swim in a chlorinated pool for exercise on a regular basis, the same damage you've noticed happening to your skin and bathing suit, is happening to your hair, as well. Try this treatment at home to keep chlorine damage at a minimum.


Spa Index Lavender Hand and Foot Wash Use this wash to relieve red and inflamed hands and feet. • 1 egg • 1 eggshell's worth of olive oil • 1 quarter of a peeled cucumber

Kiwi Facial Cleanser (for dry or oily skin)

Blend the egg, olive oil and peeled cucumber. Spread evenly through your hair, leave on for 10 minutes, and then thoroughly rinse. For the best results year-round, continue this treatment monthly.

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Avocado Carrot Cream Mask This mask combines avocados, which are rich in Vitamin E with carrots, which are high in betacarotene and antioxidants and cream, which is high in calcium and protein. These ingredients will rebuild skin collagen, improve tone and texture, and fade age spots. • • • • •

1 avocado, mashed 1 carrot, cooked and mashed 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 egg, beaten 3 tablespoons honey

Combine all ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Spread gently over your face and neck, and leave in place 10-15 minutes. Rinse with cool water and follow with your favorite toner.

1 kiwi fruit 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt 1 tablespoon orange water 1 tablespoon apricot or almond oil • 1 tablespoon honey • 1 teaspoon finely ground almonds • 2 drops orange (or your favorite citrus) essential oil Puree the kiwi fruit in a food processor until liquid. During process, add yogurt, orange water, almond or apricot oil, and ground almonds. Process until thick and cream like. Add essential oil and stir to mix. To apply, massage gently over neck, face and décolleté to cleanse. Rinse well. Makes one application.

Ginger Skin Crème Ginger invigorates, and oil soothes. Try this double dose for dry skin. • • • •

2-inch piece of fresh ginger 2 teaspoons light sesame oil 2 teaspoons apricot kernel oil 2 teaspoons vitamin E oil

• 1/2 cup dried Lavender Flowers • 1/2 cup finely chopped Fresh Sage • 2 cups of water • 8 drops of Lavender Oil In a saucepan, combine lavender flowers, sage and water. Simmer, covered, on low heat for 20 minutes. Strain mixture through cheesecloth and let cool. Discard the solids, retain the liquid. Add Lavender Oil, shake to emulsify, and then apply to hands and feet with a soft wash cloth or cotton pads. Repeat as necessary, or desired.

Lemon Mint Elbow Bleach • 1/2 C Mint Water • 1/2 Lemon, squeezed To Make: Make a thick infusion of Peppermint, strain out the herb and to 1/2 cup of the liquid add the Lemon juice. Mix together. To Use: While studying or working, apply this liquid with cotton pads to the elbows; let it dry and make another application. Repeat applications 3 or 4 times. Do not remove. Why: The Lemon juice acts as a bleach, the Mint as a soothing aromatic astringent. •

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Time For A Tease S

ultry, seductive and ultimately sexy is the woman with the confidence to pull these pieces off. Create your own highlights as you shine bright throughout the night even in low light. You’ll be the ebony fantasy of the man of your dreams in these beautiful bedtime bits.

This blazer with lace undies provides the right mix of power and submission

Flex your sex appeal in this revealing number

A brazen number for the vixen vivacious enough to wear it

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Domineering, yet flirtations. This simple outfit takes your bedroom to new heights

Eyes will be hard-pressed to wander if you rock this colorful wonder •

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fter the Lenten period came an influx of parties (espeA cially boatrides). Since the phenomenon hit Trinidad and Tobago, clubs became all but obsolete and one good Boatride experi-

ence will show you why. ET&T was at Sundown on the Treasure Queen and not even the disappearance of the sun could keep the vibes from spreading. Pace, pace and more pace… The full gallery on facebook can attest to that.

Why is everyone grinning?

We do not cosign


Keeping it simple

Posing + Wining = Multitasking

Hey there

Fogging up the boat

Whoa d boss!

Ladies smile, thugs scowl •


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They had a blast too

Slim and swanky

On point

We ketch yuh

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Partying like a rock star

We love when girls get together

I hope they sanitized that pole

A born stunner



ith a name like Drink Yuh Ticket, bet your bottom dollar there was W a lot of drunken revelry going down aboard the Treasure Queen. The boat had a lot of party regulars and some new faces as well. This

was sure to have pleased the promoters who made sure they didn’t disappoint with a great DJ cast and a generally well put-together experience for patrons.

Sachy shows off his new hairdo

Casual swag

Yes… Yes… Yes…

Rocking the celeb sunglasses

Rocking matching headgear

He apparently loves America

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Stuntin in shades

Calm with her cup


Three's company

Ready in combat boots



A cool crew

She took it from the side

Smiling in shorts

Coupled up

Colourfully clad


Showing off her style

Tight in black and white •

A rooftop smile

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f you thought this was just another EEEmpire beach lime then you are sorely mistaken. In fact, it was Not Another EEEmpire Beach Lime…. umm… sort of. The EEEmpire team is known for having free beach events Iacross the country. This time they opted for a more exotic location roughly 8 minutes from the popular Maracas Bay. The lime was still filled with vibes and endless eye candy. Make ET&T miss it… we dare yuh!

How young entrepreneurs kick back


Good stuff

Not bad

They could be skin models

Showing the team some love

Nice camera

Having fun

Amid a beautiful backdrop

We like

Liming the evening away •

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I smell Mischief

Oh yes!

Oh my!

They had fun all evening

Cushiony soft

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Posing solo

events extra

The ReaL Deal

avid Rodigan himself endorsed it, so TITAN must D have been on to something with his big sound clash event “The Real Deal.” It was a chance to experience

the golden age of dancehall again as Bass Odyssey and Killamanjaro duked it out one dubplate after the other in Chaguaramas. April 14th was the date for the event which saw several other celebrity DJs come out to support the headline sounds. ET&T was there for the action. Peep the full gallery on our facebook page.

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FP In The Streets

he Fashion Police aren’t all about hitting up clubs and T boatrides while we look for miscre-

ants. We hit the road as hard as the traffic branch in our quest to rid Trinidad and Tobago of fashion folly. We braved the extreme heat in the streets to catch these people while we were on the beat. Home girl is a more than a little off. She tied her sneakers like a small goal footballer and rolled up her jeans to show it off. With that in mind it is evident she was trying to make a fashion statement. She did. It says “I Am Nuts.” Just think, she walking through Port-of-Spain like that.

Over the years, we have seen our share of unflattering outfits and this is yet another to add to the list. An outfit should compliment one’s shape by highlighting the positives and cloaking the negatives. Her outfit does neither. In fact, it does quite the opposite. Plus, those cuts in her pants…not sexy!

Jeggings are not for everybody (as evidenced by this specimen). Her tight fitting clothing and mismatched bag are unflattering at best. There was also a hint of visible panty lines, but we won’t encourage you to hurt your eyes.



Hypa Hoppa enjoys a sound clash selection at The Real Deal

Chucky Gordon and Curtis of Matsimela Sounds link for a pic at Bass Odyssey

Athaliah Samuel sports a sheer dress at a recent event •

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celeb profile

Justin Timberlake

Name: Justin Randall Timberlake Age: 32 (January 31, 1981) Occupation: Film Actor, Singer, Model Claim to Fame: At the age of 11, Memphis, Tennessee born ap-

peared on the show "Star Search" and even though he didn't win, it didn't dampen his ambitions. He also appeared on the Mickey Mouse Club where his costars included Britney Spears, Ryan Gosling, Keri Russell, Christina Aguilera and future band-mate J.C. Chasez. At age 14, Justin became a member of the boy band NSYNC. In 1998, the group released their self-titled debut album. They became a big hit with fans and made a place for themselves in the music world with a succession of big-selling albums. Timberlake then released his solo studio albums Justified (2002) and FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006); the former spawned hits "Cry Me a River" and "Rock Your Body", while the latter debuted atop the U.S. Billboard 200 and produced the Billboard Hot 100 numberone singles "SexyBack", "My Love", and "What Goes Around... Comes


Movies In May A

s we await Hollywood’s slew of big budget summer blockbusters, we can still get our movie night on in the interim with some lesser marketed, but equally enthralling films. The month of May is hardly associated with spectacular releases, but one or two movies always surprise you. Aftershock Eli Roth stars in this movie based in Chile about a group of travelers who are in an underground nightclub when a massive earthquake hits. They quickly learn that reaching the surface is just the beginning of their nightmare.

The Fast and Furious 6 Dwayne Johnson didn't have to save or reignite this franchise (which is becoming his specialty); he was brought in to make the enduring and morally ambiguous adventures of Dominic Torreto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) even more appealing to worldwide audiences. And that certainly worked, as Fast & Furious 5's allworld box-office tally can attest. Elsewhere, we are anticipating the soap opera-like narrative device that will bring Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) back into the story.

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Around." With each album exceeding sales of seven million copies worldwide, he was established as one of the most commercially successful singers. He turned that success into movie opportunities landing important roles in films such as “Alpha Dog” (2006), The Social Network (2010), “Friends With Benefits” (2011), “Bad Teacher” (2011), “In Time” (2011) and “Trouble with the Curve” (2012). He is currently revisiting his musical passion with his latest album The 20/20 Experience which features the popular “Suit and Tie.” Timberlake also recently married on again-off again girlfriend Jessica Biel.

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ET&T Vol. 7 April Issue 2  

In this issue: Our Sexiest Spread Yet Trini Jacobs lets us have it Shurwayne Stays Relevant

ET&T Vol. 7 April Issue 2  

In this issue: Our Sexiest Spread Yet Trini Jacobs lets us have it Shurwayne Stays Relevant