Friday, February 28, 2014

CARNIVAL!!!


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!

6 comments:

  1. Your girls look fabulous! My girls and I will be safe - happily 'jumpin' up' in front the TV!

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    1. Thank you. You and your girls have a wonderful and festive holiday!

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  2. They are wonderful! and are having a lot of fun! I love the way you make fabolous things with everything comes handy.....like Christmas tinsel!

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    1. Thank you. Part of the fun was making costumes from found items. Mini Christmas decorations are perfect! (Note to myself: Buy more tinsel and start Carnival costumes earlier.)

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  3. How fun! I have some New Orleans Mardi Gras beads and such- most are too large, but I have a couple of strings of tiny beads that might work for the dolls- along with some rhinestones, and other trinkets. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  4. Kelly, the Caribbean Carnival Costume is so over the top, you almost can't go wrong putting together a look. Next Christmas season, be on the look out for miniature garland. Or, at the craft store, look for those adhesive backed rhinestones or stickers to add to bathing suits, bras & panties!

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