Minute’s Silence for “Haiti’s SOS” twice how long ‘Quake lasted: Simon-Peter Designs raised funds from Fashion Gala
White Wine, Coconut Shrimp, Red Wine, Vegetable Rolls in a piquant vinaigrette,or Champagne all blended in with a young jazz band to ease you in for the Main Event – these were some of the delicacies paraded during cocktails for donors to Simon-Peter’s 2010 Collection for the Children of Haiti.
Held at the Fairmont Royal Pavilion resort, when One arrives, One indeed is made to feel akin to Royalty. Pampered as a definition is by far remote from the complete attention lavished on each and every guest.
Sharon Marshall of the Caribbean Development Bank (former CBC Anchor) was the compere for the evening. She asked everyone to devote a minute’s silence for all of the victims of Haiti, and when she asked the audience if they felt that was long and they mumbled assent, she admonished them by stating that Haiti’s deadly quake in January was only :35 seconds.
Simon-Peter’s exhibition was all a magnificent display which was so quick, similar in glory to a cherry blossom so venerated by the Japanese for its exquisite structure yet so brief lifespan, with the music ranging from Disco to Latino to Techno that thrummed under the tents as the models sashayed in Hermes-like saunters up and down the catwalk.
There were different segments, the show opened with “Fashionista” which is hand-painted sea-island cotton mixed with sequinned fabric and is only done by order from Simon. Then Peter commanded the “Haiti’s SOS” area, inspired by Haitian Art, no less.
“Guardian Angel” was next portion where Sea island Cotton is touted as the next silk, while “Going Wild” is appealing to everyone’s savage nature with animal prints, “Sasha Sasha Pants” is a style which Italians adore according to the publication placed at each seat that night.
We’re in the Tropics, although you’d never guess the way some folk gussy up for certain occasions, including this one, so it’s only natural there’d be a chapter dedicated to “Gone To The Beach” with swim suits from the Arabelle Boutique of the Chattel Village in Holetown.
The finale came from Peter’s stylings once more as he undertook “Gift of The Rainbow,” hand-painted silk-chiffon designed to mix with most other fabrics – Peter boldly states the labels are the people who wear Simon-Peter’s styles.
Then there was the After Party at the Oasis bar on 1st Street in Holetown where folks nearly did Pole dances and other insanities, LOL! Teneille Stoute, Sara Collins and Nada Yearwood were among the folk chilling at Oasis for the After-Party lime including Peter Bowen himself, having a complete blast! Simon was exhausted after the show and had a well-deserved rest… Stay tuned as to how much money was raised for Haiti!