Soca 2016

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Carnival Nationz the Nest band launch

With no sneak peeks released, only the theme to go by, there is always a lot of talk about what Carnival Nationz presentations are going to be like. I knew to expect the customary strong Nationz headpieces, and wings, wings and more wings. I think it's quite safe to say the crowd was happy with the pretty birds presented to them. Like other big bands, CNz is in tune with what their masqueraders want, and that is lots of feathers whether on headpieces, collars, backpacks or wings. For an hour and a half we saw jeweled, feathered, winged beauties in a variety of pretty colours.
Oh, and it was nice to see the launch back at their mas camp, and the start time of 1:00 was good.


Great job on many bras this year, including this one, my favourite, together with that neck piece. 



One of many uniquely designed one pieces.  


I like how some costumes have different coloured and/or patterned front and back bottoms, like here.


Another beautifully made suit. 


 A popular colour combo we've seen a lot, but what's different to me here is the headpiece. I'm noticing in the last several years that designers aren't always going massive with everything. Sometimes when the costume has wings or a collar, headpieces aren't vertical. 







The loudest cheers of the night came for these layered wings. They are a winner from not only the colours, but how they moved so easily.  
 These are my favourite wings, which aren't even feathered. 


How does that not hurt??


Another favourite one piece. Love the pattern, black shimmery coil that reminds me of a snake, and the colour mix. 


My second favourite wings, all of them, everything about these Hummingbirds was a win.  I think a lot of people also adore iridescent purple & teal together judging from the response.


Another non feathered wings win. 

Caribana 2010 slideshow

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Mardi Gras, Hamilton

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J'ouvert 2008!

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