Monday, October 27, 2008

New York State of Mind......

New York...There we were....
BIG KUDOS to All the Models at the St. John's University Staten Island's Best of Both Worlds Show and the SUNY Buffalo Annual Fashion Show both in New York. We had great fun!!

The fashion weekend mania began at 6pm on October 24th 2008 at the St John's in Staten Island where Ms. Martha from the Pan African and Caribbean Association invited us to be part of their cultural event. The event was held at the campus Gynasium. The show was to express fashions from different countries in Africa and West India as well as show its progress to Modern times. Entitled Best of Both Worlds: Modern Vs. Traditional the show also featured designs from Modern African designers NS 1463.

The event was hosted by Ms. Daphne Chanoine and part of proceeds from the event to UNICEF. Can Food donations were delivered to the St. Edwards Food Pantry.

The food and music was great and the crowd had a blast.

Thanks to all the models and show organizers for making this a memorable event.

Shout out to Patrice, EBosetele (EB), Franchesca, Nathalie, Wassim, Saphia, Jenese , Andre Shayna, Brittany, and Precious. Also Martha, MaryJane, Chris, Hadiatu, and Athena.

Since it was Nini's B-DAy we went with Dayo and to Brooklyn and Manhattan in search of a fun place to party. We finally found it Da gurl NINI had much fun....We were all Glad!!


Hoped on the plane early and landed in Buffalo by 9:30am on saturday October 25th 2008. We were happily welcomed by our hosts and we ready to start work.

We fitted the models, had a quick run through and got ready for the show with make-up and accessories...
The event was held at the Harriman Hall at 6pm...
The pre-show consisted of a dinner starting at 6pm with some delicious food. We almost went for seconds....Then there were the Ghana troop drummers who definitely killed it.

The fashion show had four CMINOU scenes- daytime, cocktail, party and glamour. It also featured a scene from Trinidadian fashion designs by ROOTICAL. The designer Miss Crystal Voisin says she was inspired by the Afrocentric Movement in her clothing production. Her stuff was truly amazing. The show also had a beautiful Poetry performance by Akin.

oooooo....the E-Board did a fantastic job....+ the dance troop was great!

love this.....

Big ups to the hosts Ola & Kilanlo...

Also the E-Board: Michelle, Olympia, Blessing, Joan, Ahmed, Brittany, and Selifat.

The models: Chris, Shanique, Seyi, Fadima, Michael, Barbara, Audrey, Joan, Chike, Kemi, Abigail, Karla, Brittany, Roy,Brittany, Maragaret, Michelle, Imelda, Crystal and everyone who attended and helped to make this event a huge success.

love always

Maryanne & Da gurl Nini

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