To all of our friends in the Caribbean (particularly those of you in Trinidad & Tobago) Fashion Doll Stylist wishes you a very Merry Carnival which officially takes place on March 4-5 this year.
From the time I spent in your lovely country, I know all of you have been out partying at the many fetes for at least two weeks now. Though officially the holidays encompass "Carnival Monday and Carnival Tuesday," I am fully aware you are also celebrating Carnival Friday, Carnival Saturday and Carnival Sunday, as well.
Our girls (who are playing in the Barbie band) are in their sparkly and feathered best for "Pretty Mas." (They decided to skip "Dirty Mas" this year. No one wanted to wear mud!) Getting the girls in a festive mood was quite simple. I used a bit of Christmas tinsel to make Karen's silvery bikini. And I draped plenty of rhinestone costume jewelry around the necks of our dolls. Out came the feather boas wrapped around the head and shoulders of each doll. It's almost like Christmas, except instead of decorating the house, the bikini clad body is adorned with lots of beads, bangles and feathers.
This is the most beloved holiday for those living south of the border. So once again, I bid all of you a very Happy Carnival. Stay safe! Stay happy! And when you wake up after all the rum and dancing in the streets, come back and see us.....and bring your dolls!
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|Poster behind Jamilia, by TrinidadCarnivals.com|
See you on the red carpet very soon!