So, Ladies and Gents I just came back from Spice Band Launch a while ago, and I have to say I am excited!
I arrived about 8 o'clock with huzzy and sister in law. Spotted the Sauce
The tv screens in Zen showed a nice lil slide show of 2k9 masqueraders giving us a hint that the show would start soon. After a while I went to the front of the stage and assume the position.
The Presentation started off with a little narration of what Spice Route is all about, but to tell you the truth I really wasn't listening because I was just a tad too busy waiting in anticipation!
Female: The backline is a scaled down version of the Frontline with both cups of the bra decorated the same and only cloth on the waistpiece and smaller version of FL headpiece, minus the peacock feathers. You already have my review of Rubies of Mumbai
Male: I am pleased to see that the males are not only board shorts! With the whole Indian look going, flowing pants, arms pieces, the headpiece everything just works! not too sure about the neck decor, looks a bit heavy for the guys! But I like it alot
China! Simply Cute!
Female Backline: My goodness, I like China alot! I think this is another slightly underestimated one! Very cute, I can see a lot of young ones going with his section.
The costume is a mixture of forest green and bright green. The bra has that design blending into eachother, then covered in green teardrops rhinestones and diamante cord! The belt has a ubber cute applique in the middle, with more teardrops and rhinestones and green donut whole trimmings falling! Arm pieces has silk on it! Not too fond of all that flowing but it works together
The headpiece though, is very gorgeous, it was one of the first things I notice
Frontline : The same as the backline but a larger headpiece this is for the new FHO's those who want to take it easy, get accustom to FHOness or those who like simpler stuff.
Male: I wasn't over impressed with this male, It was the regular board short, with gold and green belt, chest and arm piece, the headpiece though was totally Chinese , not to mention D lil chinee they brought out to model it. But i can see this section as one of those sections, that the fella plays in just cause he wants to play mas or wants to play with his girlfriend.
Adulis! The section I can't pronounce nor spell! Just like its name it different!
So after mellow little China come off stage, there comes this Mohawk headpieces! Bam! attention stirred already!
Female: From photos it doesn't look like much, but it is very interesting costume. It's bronze and gold colouring match perfectly and the applique on the belt together with those tassels really work together. But the headpiece just stole the show, the cream, orange and bronze mohawk is pure fire!!!
Male : Boardshorts, bangle for arm pieces, the belt is cool, the headpiece is simple, the leg pieces are bangles also. Not much to say about this
Caspian sea crashes in!
The backline is cute! Another teen costume again or a costume for the simpler betties, I love blue and its a fine blend of all the different shades of blue, not to mention the bling
The headpiece is good size, not too large, not too small, just right and I love the arm pieces!!! I've always had a love for feathered arm pieces.
Frontline has already been discussed moving on
Male: Its a blinged out costume that's for sure,not much to say on it either.
Next stop...Thailand! Doh Juk me!
This is one of my favourite costumes!!!!! I loved it.
Female : Betty: The heavily blinged out bra and waistpieces complete with applique are gorgeous! And the straps have lil shoulder pieces which are totally cute!!!! Just becareful how you bend down! your eye might get poked! The headpiece is average size with feather and a totally thai applique in the middle!
This is one of my favourite Betty costumes
Frontline: This is a wicked frontline! The caged bra and belt are totally blinged out. The bra attached to the neck, so its a halter! Headpiece is just feathers, feathers and more feathers, my goodness, It is really big!!! But it locks like the comfier out of some I saw tonight. Shoulder pieces just scream move out my way I am a leather FHO!!!
This is just another one of my favourite costumes! But due to the cage bra, is definitely not an option for me!!!!
Male: Its another pretty standard male costume, blinged out (as the way Spice does it) The headpiece, is very much sticking to the theme.
Wings of Isis!
this section is veryy cute, and the pictures don't do it justice. I love the male costume for this section!!! I also love the frontline for this section, the patterns on the bra and the sexy monokini especially with teal as the base colour with the gold and the plethora of different rhinestones are absolutely gorgeous
Up Next....Gates of Petra...the pink
Male: Ehhh...It a bit on the ordinary side.
Merchants of Venice...but wait a next green!
Something about this costume took me back to GHC but its another one of my favourites.
The betty: the costume nice, but it skimpy!!! My word!!! I love how the headpiece falls with the feathers cascading to shoulders....mimicking hair. I love it.
Male: The mask concept is very much the total intriguing part of this costumes, its different!
Now not only is Greece like my favourite destination I want to go to but it is now my favourite carnival costume. This one stole the show and I'll tell you why
Frontline A: Yes I put an A after it, because this section has 3 frontlines!!!! yup Greece doin it big!With the totally blinged out monokini, Tiara styles headpiece with major feathers and cape, this takes the no.1 spot on my list!!!!
Fronline B/ Indi: *dead* my God! That's all I have to say....pictures alone!
Male: I loved this costume another one of the best!
This costume is undersestimated and the models did it no justice!!!!!!!!
This costume screams fun!!! with the black base and multicoloured trimming, it has won me over.....who say spot number 3 on the lsit
Last but not least!
These stole the show...if only I used to wear white. Hoewever this costume looked at though it was a bit much for the models
Althought the presentation was good, the models weren't some really sold their costumes but others acted as though they either
- didn't want to be there
- were tired
- were vex
- didn't know what the hell to do!
- had the devil on their heels, because if you see how fast they moving
But other than that, I applaud Spice and It's designers..Richard and anthony blew us away!!! Registration starts in early August! So let me hear your feedback!