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Issue No. 2 Pellau Magazine

CLAUDIA PEGUS 2010 COLLECTION MAKE UP BY BEAUTIFUL YOU

FASHION BY URBAN CITZEN MEET MR SPINE February, 2010

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CLAUDIA PEGUS article by Chris Jennings

1977 - Current

• Recipient of the UNESCO Seal of Excellence Award for the collection “Breeze” at Islands of The World Fashion Week.

Claudia Pegus Designs Limited is an exclusive niche market design/ production company owned and run by Caribbean designer Claudia Pegus . It produces two labels: The Claudia Pegus label carrier featuring the haute couture lines, and the CPFS label which produces the ready wear and career apparel lines for retail and wholesale purchases by boutiques, hotels, resorts and corporations. Claudia Pegus has been a mainstay at the annual Caribbean Fashion Week since its inception 9 years ago, and considered an iconic designer in the Caribbean. She is renowned for her signature work in various types of silks and hand done embroidery. The Trinidad & Tobago based designer’s work has been shown and launched internationally, regionally and locally at major fashion weeks for over two decades and also works as an Industry Consultant to various regional trade organizations. Clientele • Local and international models, figures and celebrities including Nadine Willis, (veteran Gucci model), Caribbean Heads of State, British MPs, and life mentor Nelson Mandela. Notable Achievements 2009 • Caribbean Fashion Awards 2009: “ Top Caribbean Fashion Designer Female” Caribbean Fashion Awards 2009: “Top Country Designer Award Trinidad” “Festival Designer of the Year”. Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival. 2009 . Invited to participate at the Forum of Trade Promotion Organisations of The Greater Caribbean, Petion-Ville, Republic of Haiti, 23rd October, 2009, “Establishing Strategic Agro-Industrial Alliances In The Greater Caribbean”.

• Appointed Executive Member of the Caribbean Fashion Industry Forum (CAFIF) • Appointed Chairman of the Fashion Designers Association of Trinidad & Tobago (FATT). • Represented The Fashion Designers Association of Trinidad & Tobago at the Caribbean Fashion Industry Forum in Kingston Jamaica • Made a signatory to the Kingston Declaration set up to formulate the advancement of the regional fashion industry. • Awarded “Caribbean Master” at the 2008 Caribbean Fashion Week Claudia Pegus

• Awarded “Designer of the Year 2008”, at the prestigious “Style Awards” spon-

sored by The Jamaican Observer annually. • Appointed guidance counsellor to the Creative Arts Centre of the University of the West Indies, The Heroes Foundation. • Invited to present a pilot project on sustainable development of the Regional Fashion Industry at the ACS 9th Annual Business Forum of Trade Promotion Organizations of the Greater Caribbean in Aruba. 2007 • Appointed Board Member on the Advisory Council of the Caribbean Academy of Fashion and Design, University of Trinidad & Tobago. • Presented the Award of Excellence by Shacbeau Magazine in recognition of her pursuit of Caribbean Excellence. 2005 • First Trinidadian designer to explore the Latin American market. Claudia Pegus Designs showcased at the prestigious “Venezuela Designs” held in Caracas in May and highlighted on prime time television marking the beginning of an exchange in this niche market between Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago.” • Presented a paper entitled “Striding to the top – Success Strategies For Female Executives To Implement On The Journey” to AFETT (The Association of Female Executives of Trinidad and Tobago


2004 • Declared “Top Female Owned/Managed Export Company” at the Prime Minister’s Exporter of the Year Awards. • Claudia Pegus Designs Limited was nominated by AFETT (The Association of Female Executives of Trinidad and Tobago) 1999: • Presented a paper entitled “The Challenges and Successes of Investing in the Caribbean, with a focus on The Garment Industry; the Trinidad and Tobago At the ZMV-BIZZ- International Business Fair sponsored by NOVIB, in Amsterdam, Holland, Perspective 1998: • Opened second boutique, CPFS (Claudia Pegus Frederick Street) opened at Colsort Mall, Frederick Street Port of Spain. • Participated in an international workshop in Suriname organized by The Suriname Women’s Business Bureau and conducted workshops aimed at the development of the garment industry in that country.

nation of the SBDC (Small Business Development Corporation) Export Centres Programme of Trinidad and Tobago. • Worked with The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Trinidad, for the enhancement of their diplomatic staff prior to foreign postings and conducted a workshop for Cabinet Ministers and their spouses.. Industry: Membership and Associations • Member of The Association of Female Executives of Trinidad & Tobago and The Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago, • Board Member on The Advisory Council of the Caribbean Academy of Fashion and Design at the University of Trinidad & Tobago and Chairman of the Fashion Designers Association of Trinidad & Tobago. • Executive Member of the Caribbean Fashion Industry Forum (CAFIF) and signatory to The Kingston Declaration. THIS PEICE WAS TAKEN FROM HER FAN PAGE ON FACEBOOK.

1990-1995 • Instrumental in the development, restructuring and co-ordi-

CLAUDIA PEGUS Couturier 1868-628-2730 4 Warren Street Woodbrook Claudia@claudiapegus.com


CLAUDIA PEAGUS DESIGNS , PHOTOGRAPHED BY KERRON RILEY


CLAUDIA PEAGUS DESIGNS , PHOTOGRAPHED BY KERRON RILEY


CLAUDIA PEAGUS DESIGNS , PHOTOGRAPHED BY KERRON RILEY


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DIVA MODEL COVER GYRL!!!!!!!!!! Biography

article by Chris Jennings

Who Is D*M*C? Diva Model CoverGyrl is what happens when you take 3 small town girls from Wayne,MI who were raised around Rock,Soul,Gospel,Country,Garage bands and Pop,Diva Model CoverGyrl Is Not about how you look its a state of Mind�said the ladies of D*M*C these 3 sisters grew up around music there whole life with there dad being in a band and mom singing in choirs these girls definately have a gift,being minutes away from Motown the heart and soul of music also played its part. These 3 have come together to form a sound they call Pop,Rock&B From there Amazing 3 part harmony and ability to play instruments to their Style,and Model looks D*M*C has what it takes to take the industry by storm. Ages Diva 20 Model 19 CoverGyrl 29 check them out of facebook we will b keepin u posted as well


BEAUTIFUL YOU years she replied: “I would really like people to identify Beauty, asthetics and self fullment were all atributes pertaing to the woman, behind Beautiful You with in the next ten years, to be established in the beauty industry with my Ms Kanhai’s decision to enter the beauty industry. At the tender age of thirteen Ann marie realized that she had an intrest in this field , therefore where she is at today was simply a natural calling. Before branching out on her own she spent five years with Sacha Cosmetics and when she felt as though it was time take the lead , Beautiful You was created. Her love for her self and her support from her family keeps her motivated and energized to continue doing what she loves , she belives that “if you can not love yourself you can not love anyone else”..therefore love is the primary factor in Beautiful You Make up Artistry. Hence the reason dishonesty and hypocrisy are two of her main pet peevs. When asked , what do you think beauty is? , she told us “beauty has to do with a person’s inside, more than what his or her outward appearance may be, though they go hand in hand because your outer beauty can be a reflection of your inner beauty.” Ann Marie, fun loving, positive and ambitious...When asked where she would like to visit before she dies she replied “Taj Ma Hal ..in india” and when asked where she sees herself and her company in the next ten

Name: Ann-Marie B. Kanhai Owner: Beautiful You Make Up ArtistryLocation: Tunapuna plaza Shop # 6 own line of cosmetics and a complete spa, where men and women of the world can retrive to be pampered” ....she says if she was not doing what she does now she would be a designer and though she does not have any role models, her husband brings great inspiration to her and it is his great atributes such as his kind heart and honest character that gives her that extra push when she needs to look to someone for advice. While she would do make up on anyone , Ann marie would love the oppertuniy to beautify the faces of Kim Kardashian and Beyonce. When she is not working she spends time with her family and friends because apart from her love for make up her greastest joy is her children, daughter Samantha (17) and her son Aaron(9) so


a good time for her is anytime she can spend with her love ones, proberly enjoying anything healthy to eat or some of her husband’s famous dhal, rice and gerra pork. When asked what her message is to you the person reading this, her words were “ ALWAYS PUT GOD FIRST AND AS HE SAYS: KEEP SEEKING FIRST THE KINGDOM AND EVERYTHING ELSE WILL BE ADDED TO YOU” Written by: Chris Jennings

Ann-Marie B. Kanhai Owner: Beautiful You Make Up Artistry


TOGETHER THESE WOMEN ARE TAKING OVER THE,

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Photography by Chris Jennings for Beautiful You


Photography by Chris Jennings for Beautiful You


Photography by Chris Jennings for Beautiful You


Photography by Chris Jennings for Beautiful You


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Photography by Chris Jennings for Beautiful You


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URBAN CITIZEN 18 Questions with Saskia Boyle Q1: What inspired you to start doing retail as a business? A1: I always had a passion for clothing and fashion.

article by Chris Jennings

Q6: What is your biggest fear? A6: My greatest fear,is living my entire life without discovering true bliss Q7: How would you describe yourself in three words?

Q2: What motivates you to continue being in retail?

and Optimistic.

A2: To be honest, monitary gain along with the many experiences retailing offers.

Q8: If you could do anything extreme for a day what would it be?

Q3: What is your pet peeve?

A8: Take a helicopter ride around beautiful Trinidad.

A7: Passionate,Spiritual

A3: Nothing. Q4: What do you think fashion is? A4: Fashion is a representation or should I say a reflection of one’s self. Q5: What is your greatest joy? A5: Well, I’m a mother,so naturally my son is my greatest joy. He keeps me alive and well entertained.

Q9: Other than retail, what other profession do you think you would be good at, or interested in? A9:My dream is to work alongside troubled families,abused children,single mothers etc,so I can safely say,becoming a Social Worker attached with the public health care system Q:10What is your best childhood


memory? A10: My dad painting a huge Mikey Mouse on my bedroom wall. Q11: How was urban citizen founded and promoted? A11:Well,to be very honest,I always wanted to branch out from the norm of working for an employer and helping them build their business, where as I can take that same time,energy and resources to do something for my family and myself,and hence forth Urban Citizen was born. Our high end fashion and customer friendly staff basically promoted our new hip and trendy fashion outlet,which lead on to sponsorships,Photo shoots,donations and party promotions. Q12 Do u have a role model? A12: Im inspired solely by the reality of life,because the hard times where living,it gives me drive to achieve much more,rather than any one individual. Q13: If you could style one international celeberity who would it be and why?. A13: Machel Montano,I say that with much pride,because he represents local spirit in such a passionate way,his vibes is electric and he reaches the world with that unchanged Trini flavour.

Q14: What is your vision for urban citizen in the next 10 years? A14: Wow, I can see Urban Citizen being a local househould fashion name,streaching across T&T,reaching everyone. Q15: What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? A15: Relaxing with family and friends. Q16: What is your favourite food? A16: Curry Duck& Roti,with plenty pepper.I need not say more. Q17: What is one goal and place you would like to accomplish and go before you die? A17: Become a better me and I would love to travel the world and discover new cultures. Q18: If you could give one piece of advice to the anyone with a dream. what would it be? A18:Work hard and never give up,as simple as that.


SASKIA BOYLE URBAN CITIZEN TUNAPUNA PLAZA EASTERN MAIN ROAD TUNAPUNA


Photography by Chris Jennings for Urban Citizen


Photography by Chris Jennings for Urban Citizen


Photography by Chris Jennings for Urban Citizen


Photography by Chris Jennings for Urban Citizen


Photography by Chris Jennings for Urban Citizen


Photography by Chris Jennings for Urban Citizen


Photography by Chris Jennings for Urban Citizen


Photography by Chris Jennings for Urban Citizen


Photography by Chris Jennings for Urban Citizen


Photography by Chris Jennings for Urban Citizen


Photography by Chris Jennings for Urban Citizen


Photography by Chris Jennings for Urban Citizen


Photography by Chris Jennings for Urban Citizen


18 Questions with Mr Spine article by Chris Jennings

A1: Music chose me I did not choose it...

Q9: Other than music, what other profession do you think you would be good at, or interested in?

Q2: What motivates you to continue doing music?

Q10: What is your most memorable childhood memory?

Q1: What inspired you to join the entertainment industry?

A2: My motivation is the people that i do music for . When I see the joy that my music brings to people , to me nothing is better.. Q3: What is your pet peeve? A3: Ignorance Q4: What do you think music is? A4: To me music is life Q5: What is your greatest joy? A5: Doing music for the people Q6: What is your biggest fear?

A9: Sports

A10: None Q11: How was Holy House Production and the millionaire family founded and promoted? A1: Holy House Production was founded by me Mr.Spine in 2004 and the Millionarie Family was founded by Makamillion and Mr.spine in 2009 Holy House Production is the production house and the Millionaire Family is the movement . Q12 Do u have a role model? A12: My father

A6: I dont have any

Q13: If you could work with one international celeberity who would it be and why?.

Q7: How would you describe yourself in three words?

A13: Jay-Z because He is genius when it comes to entertainment and he came from rags to riches

A7: Young, black , and ambitious Q8: If you could do anything extreme for a day what would it be? A8: Stop time

Q14: What is your vision for the Millionaire Family in the next 10 years? A14: Our vision for the Millionaire Family is to help youths bring out the best in them and show case them to the world!!!!


Q15: What to you enjoy doing when you are not working? A15: Just chilling with family and friends Q16: What is favourite food? A16: Roti Q17: What is one goal and place you would like to accomplish and go before you die? A17: I want to create Q18: if you could give one piece of advice to the anyone with a dream, what would it be? A18: Belive in your self and dont give up on what you belive in!!! Shawn Stewart: age 23 music producer /artise/ radio announcer holyhouseproduction@gmail.com shawnjonayo@hotmail.com

Mr. Spine

LOOK OUT FOR MORE ON THE MILLIONAIRE FAMILY TO COME IN MARCH ISSUE AS THEY TALK TO YOU ABOUT CARNIVAL AND WHAT IT WAS TO THEM!!


A Valentines Truth or Myth? article by Orielle Jeffrey

You’re in a healthy relationship, things seem to be going great. You believe he may be a potential future mate, showing you all the qualities you’re looking for. He calls you more than five times for the day just to find out how your day is going so far. Exchanges of “miss you’s, love you’s and MWAH!” are abundant having both partners feeling on top of the world. So much emotion for this person that time passes so damn fast. Four months, one week and two days but who’s counting. Carnival is in the air of course but this one particular holiday sticks in the middle. Valentine’s Day! P.S one of your girlfriend’s favourite days. It’s kinda important to her but she tries not to show it. But somehow fellas believe that it is not that important to girls. So two weeks before the special day, the relationship starts to have its bumps. He starts calling twice a day if so much just not to hear her fuss. He limits the love you’s to once a day, he was too busy today to miss her and he believes that kisses blown are kisses wasted so that stops. As a normal girl would, she starts to question herself. Did I do something wrong? Has he found somebody more interesting? Do I demand too much from him? Am I pushing him away? Now those are all good questions to ask yourself when your boyfriend acts strange. Next week is Valentine’s, should she still buy him a gift? So she calls him and talks to him asking him if anything is wrong, assuring him that he could trust her with anything. But he’s sticking to the fact that nothing is wrong and she tries her best to believe him. VALENTINE’S DAY!!!! She wakes up feelings in a loving mood, wanting to cuddle with the love of her life. As the day go by, no calls….no texts….. no surprises…..no nothing. She calls late af-

ternoon to finalize plans for their date. But was shocked to hear him say it had to be cancelled due to an unforeseen and unavoidable circumstance, she’s disappointed but tries to be a reasonable girlfriend. He promises to explain later. Now she’s all alone for Valentine’s only receiving love from friends via texts. Four days passed with no explanation and unanswered texts. Then he finally calls explaining in such a convincing way that he had to work overtime on three different jobs to support his house filled with dogs which he loves or some other excuse that he knows she would accept without much doubt. Then she feels all sorry for being so curious and doubtful about her ‘honey punch, sugar plum’ the boy who completes her. How could she have questioned him? I mean, she of all people should know what he’s going through. Then she feels all guilty with herself, and she definitely forgives him. Their relationship starts back to blossom, forgetting the past and focusing on the future, completely forgetting the lonely, gift less, dateless Valentine’s Day. Did he outsmart her just to be cheap? That’s a lot of money he just saved there WOW! And you know around Valentine’s how prices raise so sudden. HA! He saved money and still has his girl. What a smart nigga he is! And she will never guess because she’s caught up with guilt and treating him even better than before. Who agree with this thinking? Because I have heard of this happening to girls. Sometimes even to boys. Do boys try to duck Valentine’s spending and still keep their women?



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