Cuban American rapper Pitbull released his album ‘Planet Pit‘ yesterday. Teamed up with Ne-Yo, Pitbull promoted the album release with a performance of ‘Give Me Everything’ on the Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC. The duo engaged the crowd and Pitbull followed up with a performance of ‘Hey Baby (Drop It on the Floor)’.
Peep the performances below:
Several of the Caribbean’s master designers have already confirmed their attendance at Caribbean Fashionweek from June 8-13.
In addition to the best designers the Caribbean has to offer, CFW boasts recognizable faces in world modelling, plus top stylists from Europe, North America, Africa, Latin America and Asia. This year the event will amp up its recent trend as a growing entertainment event on a broader scale. Whereas in the past CFW has attracted major international celebrities and featured short concert performances by such superstars as Eve, Kelly Roland and Nia Long, this year’s event will showcase full concerts after the fashion shows, featuring major international and Jamaican acts.
Pulse Supermodel Nell Robinson in Gavin Douglas.
Such Caribbean icons as Meiling and Biggy are committed to the event in June. Other confirmed master designers include British-Jamaican fashion designer Sandra Kennedy, Trinidad’s acclaimed Claudia Pegus, Jamaica’s Barry Moncrieffe and Mutamba plus Vogue stylist Gavin Douglas. Others will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.
In addition to the Caribbean’s top couturiers, major designers will also come from Italy, Switzerland, France, Suriname, Canada, South America and the United States. They will no doubt contribute to the Business Forum, to be held on Sunday, June 12, another key feature of CFW 2011. British Vogue once described CFW as an important new trend in world fashion and the event has been taken to every corner of the globe by Fashion TV Paris. It is also regarded as one of the important fashion weeks in the world and is accepted internationally as the #1 platform for the best of Caribbean style, attracting thousands of locals and visitors alike. Its growth in its first decade has been exponential.
According to Pulse, organisers of the event, CFW 2011 is likely to be the biggest and best to date, based on confirmations already received from designers, celebrities, supermodels and entertainers. The event features six days and nights of activities, including opening and closing events, as well as three nights of shows, an exhibition, after-parties and a business forum.
Current Pulse stars Sedene Blake and Jeneil Williams are driving a new ascendancy of black models in the world. Sedene, described by Elle UK as the new Iman, was named by Style.com (the online home of Vogue) as being one of three models to watch last show season. Jeneil was featured on one of eight covers of Love magazine (Conde Nast’s new publication), last year. Other covers include i-D (twice), the Wall Street Journal (twice), French, BMI and a number of others.
CFW 2011 will not only herald a new decade of the best of Caribbean style, it will help to cement the status of this event. More importantly, it will continue to provide opportunities for Caribbean talent to emerge and take its place among the best that the world can offer.
Source: Jamaica Observer
Summer Sizzle hits the United States Virgin Islands!
Summer Sizzle VI 2011 in collaboration with Models.com will be holding castings in St. Croix on Friday, June 17 and in St. Thomas on Saturday, June 18. We are looking for female and male models. Locations to be announced. For more information email email@example.com.
The festivities kick off on Thursday, July 21, and run through Sunday, July 24, 2011. Summer Sizzle events include a Culture and Style Welcome Pool Party, the Sunset White Fashion Fete, a Day Sail Excursion to one of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the highlight of the event – The Summer Sizzle Fashion Show, “Global Glamour.”
Welcome Bash-Thursday, July 21, 2011
Welcome ashore to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands! Celebrate the arrival of international guests with a true taste of V.I. culture and style. Enjoy delicious island cuisine, tropical drinks, and live entertainment.
White Party-Friday, July 22, 2011
A warm sunset and island breeze creates a perfect evening for an elegant fashion party where guests are required to wear white. Dance away in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands with music provided by top NYC DJ.
Fashion Show-Saturday, July 23, 2011
Glamour, glitz, fashion, and fun are the focus of this spectacular gala. Located in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, the fashion show will feature collections from some of the world’s most sizzling designers.
Sail Excursion-Sunday, July 24, 2011
Escape to one of the most tranquil and breathtaking places on earth, St. John, U.S Virgin Islands. Experience a day on the beach at Trunk Bay where white pristine beaches and crystal clear water awaits you.
Summer Sizzle Designers:
- Kevan Hall
- Korto Momolu
- Cesar Galindo
- Laquan Smith
- Roger Gary
- Johnny Vincent
- Mill House
- Kristin Frazer
- Robert Young