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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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Ricardo Drue Makes Statement at Soka In Moka

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No, this has nothing to do with the fact that he and his daughter’s mother were seemingly coupled up backstage at Soka In Moka…. (wink,wink), but it does however have a lot to do with the fact that Drue maintains a high standard of performance delivery on stage in Carnival 2019! The “I Got You” singer, delivered seamlessly at the carnival staple event on Sunday night, proving he’s certainly got what it takes.

Ricardo’s been a part of the All Starz frontline lineup for quite some time. He’s definitely earned his place in the game. On stage at Soka in Moka, the young artiste presented a refreshing and exhilarating set that included his hit singles, “Professional” “Bet” and “Vagabond.” He was well received by the crowd of primarily mature fete lovers who couldn’t help themselves when the young charmer pulled out the stops and delved into some old school refrains.

Ricardo Drue

Drue’s physical presence on stage is always one to admire as well. Perfectly suited in a khaki coloured suit on Sunday night, he worked the stage, and with little to no talk in between songs, Ricardo simple ACED it!

Take a look at what we managed to capture of the young performer at Soka in Moka 2019.

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Patrice Roberts Is Serving Up Those Looks. Have You Seen Her?

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Kees and Voice are among the male soca stars who’ve been photographed enjoying some sporting fun.

No matter where she globe trots, fashion’s atop Patrice Roberts’ agenda it seems. The soca mom has been showing off her looks daily aboard the Uber Soca Cruise, this as her male counterparts have been getting in on the sport excitement aboard the Royal Caribbean vessel. Patrice is just one of several artistes who’ve been cruising for the past week, with two sailings by the soca promo outfit.

We’ve been keeping our eye on Patsy. Her music’s already causing a stir, all with several releases already circulating. Her most recent release, “Touch Me” on the Toco Loco riddim, also hears her mentor, Machel Montano deliver a single called, “Toco Loco”. Roberts also has ‘Like It Hot’, ‘Into You’, ‘Work 4 It’ and ‘My Side’ with Sekon Sta.

Momentum ahead of the season high, the young artiste is definitely serving up the action. Her image, certainly a major part of overall promotion, Patrice Roberts is making sure she’s on her A game, no matter what it takes.

Check out some of her USC looks.




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