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Fashion was the order of the week, last week, with the launch of Trinidad and Tobago designer, Ecliff Elie’s TIMBA men’s resort collection on Tuesday evening at the Normandie Hotel in St. Ann’s Trinidad.

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Radio personality, Sunny Bling rocked the runway on show night in Ecliff Elie’s TIMBA.

Fashion was the order of the week, last week, with the launch of Trinidad and Tobago designer, Ecliff Elie’s TIMBA men’s resort collection on Tuesday evening at the Normandie Hotel in St. Ann’s Trinidad. The event proved to be a success- one that Elie told EBUZZTT.COM he was certainly humbled by. The runway show kicked off at 7:30pm and with a  massive crowd gathered to catch a first look at the signature designer pieces, all inspired by Cuban culture and music, entertainers Kees Dieffenthaller, Shurwayne Winchester, footballer Kenwyne Jones and comical radio personalities, Ro’dey and Sunny Bling were busy preparing to strut their stuff, backstage. The show would however precede the news of Cuba’s Fidel Castro’s death, on Friday.

The half hour long TIMBA unveiling was seamless to say the least and by the end of the show,  T&T designer, Ecliff Elie who proudly represents for Arima, Trinidad, could bask in the warm congratulatory wishes he would receive. Already, the collection is in high demand by eager male fashion lovers and the women who yearn to deliver the best gifts to their mates this Christmas. Elie told EBUZZTT that gift cards are in the works and will be made available from December 1st. He also disclosed plans to host an in-store Fashion party each Friday from December 2nd- December 23rd, at his Rosalino Street, Woodbrook fashion house, where the public at large would be invited to RSVP to attend and check out the designs first hand.

90 year old Fidel Castro- the former President of Cuba who ruled with an iron fist for years, has died.

90 year old Fidel Castro- the former President of Cuba who ruled with an iron fist for years, has died.

Ecliff Elie, (centre) with Cuba's ambassador to T&T and the rest of the Cuban delegation.

Ecliff Elie, (centre) with Cuba’s ambassador to T&T and the rest of the Cuban delegation.

In the aftermath of the TIMBA unveiling on Tuesday, came word that former Cuban President, Fidel Castro had died at the age of 90 on Friday. The irony of this momentous but certainly mournful occurrence,  stared the designer starkly in the face. He had only days prior greeted the Cuban ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, Guillermo Vazquez Moreno and other members of the Cuban delegation at his collection unveiling. He had been told that that the collection truly epitomized the Cuban culture. “The irony of this happening just after the show is pretty shocking. Cuba is certainly in thought at this time,” said Elie in chatting with EBUZZTT.

In Cuba, a period of nine days of national mourning has begun.
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Fay Ann’s Got That Bikini Body and She Knows It. Take A Look.

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What’s hotter than a big butt and slim waist? … some would say rock hard abs and toned legs. This past weekend, on the island of St. Thomas, Soca’s hot bod mom, Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez struck a killer pose, inciting some social media excitement and we were there for it.

Lyons and her hubby were the highlight performers at an event on Saturday night on the island and on Sunday, after the dust had cleared, it was all about a little well deserved R&R. Strutting her stuff in a black bandeau bikini, the mohawk rocking mama was certainly the envy of all who had eyes to see on social media, giving fans and haters alike a little taste of her husband’s delight. Fay Ann’s never one to show too much- at least not since she gave birth to her daughter. She very rarely shows too much skin, always opting for more respectable looks that are flattering to her toned physical structure.

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‘Gangsta’ Fashion Trend Gets Some Caribbean Designer Pizazz.

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Bunji Garlin was accused of glorifying banditry when he covered his face last year.

Last year, Bunji Garlin’s name was embroiled in a bit of chaos after he wore a bandana (handkerchief) across his face. His outrage on social media after television morning show host, Fazeer Mohammed deemed his face covering “gangster fashion,” sparked an outpouring of public support with many, from all walks of life sharing photos of themselves, donning their bandanas across their faces, in true Garlin fashion. Bunji had brought to the fore, the social issue often faced when it comes to fashion and how certain items of clothing is worn.

Fast forward to 2018 and the bandanna trend has been upgraded, so much so that a business has been created that’ll see varying bandanna patterns accessorised to highlight the trend positively. Peter Q Bannz Richards is a producer, dancer, choreographer, costume designer, television host and the list goes on. He now adds accessory designer to that resume, as he delivers bans by Bannz- ‘blinged’ out bandanas. “The aim is to remove the stigma that bandanas are classified as a downtown/ghetto accessory. Now, we’re wearing our bandanas like crowns, making them classy with a little bit go gangsta infused,” he told EBUZZTT.

The idea for the accessorised bandanna came to Richards in October 2017 and he has since been working arduously behind the scenes, creating various patterns and telling a story through them that would in essence, make people from all walks of life feel comfortable with the popular fashion trend.

Question now is, what’s next? Imagine those Rihanna inspired face masks…? Could it be on the horizon? Oh, what a riot that may cause when conservatives get wind of such a movement.

Rihanna wore this face mask at Coachella 2018.

 

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