It’s a leap year. That means we have an extra day in the year to enjoy the beauty of life. Bahamas Carnival is currently in full force. Here is a visual recap of the weekend starting with Reckless Pirates Costume Launch of Forbidden Secrets Fri. Feb. 27, K.O Productions 4th annual Mardi Gras held at Club Waterloo & Return Fete hosted by King Alpha Sounds.
While I am a little reluctant to talk write about my experience at the Costume Lanch I feel compelled as a journalist to share the experience. I mean it is no secret
Photo Recap Weekend Events
Mardi Gras 4 by K.O Production
Return Fete by Alpha Sounds
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By PlayMas.Today — 1 year ago
The GVS Birthday Pump was held on Saturday, March 16 at the Beach Soccer Stadium. The fourth annual charity event was held in aid of Colon Cancer Awareness and the Megan Louise Sands Ostomy Foundation.
The annual event is hosted by George Thomas, Virginia Chan and Stuart Rosales.
Megan Louise Sands Ostomy Foundation is a new organization devoted to creating awareness and raising funds for those individuals who have an ostomy and are economically disadvantaged and require both financial and emotional support. (An ostomy is a surgically created opening from an internal organ, such as the intestine, to an external point on the body, usually in the abdomen). There are three types of ostomies – colostomy, urostomy and ileostomy. An ‘ostomate’ refers to someone who has one of these three ostomies. Some common reasons someone may surgically have an ostomy created include cancer, crohn’s disease, irritable bowel disease or trauma, such as an accident or a gunshot wound. In 2006 I suffered serious injuries after being in a Jet Ski accident, which resulted in me having a colostomy. With the support of the community, family and friends, and a positive attitude, I was able to overcome the early challenges of living with an ostomy, such as having the proper supplies. Having an ostomy can definitely take physical and emotional tolls, but with the right support and knowledge, an ostomate can go on to live a productive and normal life. I have proven that my life is not limited due to my ostomy. I can attest from a personal experience of living with an ostomy that it is crucial to always have sufficient and proper supplies and that this can be extremely costly. Unfortunately, there are ostomates here in the Bahamas that are resorting to a ‘ziploc bag and tape’ method due to lack of finances. No one should feel restricted due to an ostomy. No one should have to live without the necessary supplies in order to feel comfortable and confident in their daily living.
Mission: “To support ostomates throughout the length and breadth of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to live their lives without limitations.”
By PlayMas.Today — 1 year ago
Hypnotic Mas Band makes a Bold statement n their 2019 Bahamas Carnival costume release Saturday, Jan 12 at 1 Cru, Gladstone Rd. The costumes are a bold decorative take on sexy lingerie. These pieces look great in the night, but can they withstand the beating of Carnival bacchanal? Even, moreover, the Bold line does not represent or fit the varying body types of the local market and the growing population of obesity in the Caribbean diaspora. One would ask who does Bold truly represent? Is Hypnotic Mas Band looking for a particular type of masquerader like many boutique bands throughout the Caribbean?
We present to you Bold by Hypnotic Mas Band for the 2019 Bahamas Carnival Season.
Visit https://hypnoticmas.com for more details Follow @Hypnoticmasband on IG
The Carnival Critic Review:
Bold’s product launch took off with a burst of energy the rocked the crowd. Regardless of the rainy weather most of the crowd socialized without complaints under covered areas to the mix of old, new and vintage soca. Their first line Boujie got onlookers in place and ready to be wowed. They were as bold rolled out a colorful line of costumes with equally tantalizing titles.
The printed, iridescent, animal print and lace ensembles that served as the base of the pieces gave a great head start to beautiful pieces. However, some pieces seemed incomplete in thought and production beyond the ready-made foundation. The headpieces that adorned some of the models were beautiful though common. Where present the jewelled leg enhancements added a modern upscale vibe. The completed costumes need to be finessed before they are ready for the road.
The cut of the costumes did not offer variety and seemingly did not provide a practical fit nor much bust support. While Bahamians tend to run short the length of the costume’s body may prove to be a challenge for taller or shapely persons. I was disappointed to see no “boy short” cuts just thongs. Carnival should be inclusive to all body types and style preferences.
All in all, the costumes were more lingerie-esque than bacchanal. I would have like to see more creativity and less off the wrack. I have concerns that as is, they may not survive the road.