Dirty Dozen J’ouvert – Jericho 2015. Image via DDJ
By this time, Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago is in full on beast mode!
This was a very short season, as Carnival came very early this year, so everything was jammed together. There is a whole host of stuff happening between now and Tuesday evening, including Canbouley, Dimarche Gras, Soca Brainwash etc etc….yuh know de ting!
Anyway, shout out your band below! Who are do you want to win the Panorama finals on Saturday? Who are you playing J’ouvert with?
Check out my latest Carnival LOTD and I would love to see your interpretations.
I am still recovering from Carnival. I got the opportunity to go home this year to experience Carnival. And I had a blast! It was great to step out of my normal routine and reacquaint myself with the splendor of Carnival!
I also did a few makeup looks for mas on Carnival Tuesday! It was fun working on a different style of makeup. Primarily, I used the Mehron Precious Gems Powder mixed with M.A.C. water-based Mixing Medium on the lids as the colour, Mehron Ad Gem as the glue to adhere the gemstones and OCC Lip Tar on the lips.
Makeup by me!
Makeup by me!
So here are some pictures of the colour, the feting, the parading and the jouvaying!
Big up to Dirty Dozen J’ouvert! Epic year! We did it big!!
Anyone else did Carnival this year?
Moko Jumbies! I love seeing children playing traditional mas!
This is my first “Whey de lime” Friday for 2015!! Can you believe that we are already in February, and already previewing Fall/Winter 2015 clothing? It’s NYFW again and it’s the last time that it will be held at Lincoln Centre.
Children dressed up as traditional Moko Jumbies!
Also this is a huge weekend in Trinidad & Tobago and Brasil! It’s the final stretch to Carnival!! I can’t wait to see who is going to win Band of the Year and King and Queen of the Bands! I am excited for all the colour!!
Thus begins the madness!!!! This is the final weekend before Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago and people doh sleep! Seriously! From Fantastic Friday to Las’ Lap on Carnival Tuesday, there is so much vibes and hype and things to do that….yeah….sleep is optional. Therefore by Ash Wednesday, things are kinda slow!
Between today, Fantastic Friday and Sunday, Dimanche Gras, there are the finals to all the major competitions – National Panorama Finals (Steel Pan), International Power and Groovy Soca Monarch Finals, Kiddies Carnival, King and Queen of the Bands and Calypso Monarch finals. Also, there are a plethora of fetes this weekend – Soca Brainwash Fete, Blue Range Cooler Fete, ANYA The Fete, Brian Lara All-Inclusive, D’Original Breakfast Party, Insomnia 2014 “The Ultimate Breakfast Party” and plenty plenty more!! There is also lots of other traditional mas and customs, most notably the Re-enactment of the 1881 Cambouley Riots on the Piccadilly Greens (street theatre by well-known local actors, chantwells, tambu-bambu and this is the early beginnings of Carnival as we know it) and the Parade of the Traditional Mas Characters (including Dame Lorraine, Burrokeets, Midnight Robber, Pierrot Grenades and Jab Molassies)
Some Cambouley pics!
Tambu Bambu in the background
Of course there is J’ouvert and pretty mas on Carnival Monday and Tuesday. Check out some photos from last year with Dirty Dozen J’ouvert!! Ah taste of J’ouvert!