Wednesday, September 30, 2009

These boots are made for walkin!....sure as hell not limpin

So Its now 4 months and some weeks till Carnival 2010. Most of you should have started getting things together or now starting to by now. I must admit I'm moving a little slow this year, but I've got the ideas, just haven't done them all.

So far I've got
  • Monday wear idea
  • Backpack idea
  • Boots
  • Make up appointment
  • Diet and exercise starts today.

I got my boots yesterday!!!! I am hopping on board the wedge boot train! This pair is also featured in my boot catalogue, I have to admit I've had my heart set on them for a while now, but they kept coming in and out of stock so quickly! But finally I got my pair.

The boots came in a full length box, here I was wondering why in the hell postage was so expensive. The boots have a full length zip on the inner side as well as the lace up front so you can determine how tight you want your boots to be. The only problem is that the size runs a bit small so it fits more like a half size smaller. But they are really comfy though

Most boots, the top of the boots are hard/stiff.
This can pose a problem on the road as chippin is basically on the ball of your foot and your foot may slide forward. Thus bringing back memories of days when I used to do point ballet....enough said lol.

So here are some pointer and things you should invest in.

Gel Toe Pads
These gel pads cover your toes and protect your toes from blisters and pain.
Gel toe pads are mostly used by dancers especially for point shoes to protect their feet from blisters and ease the pain from being on pointe.
Please if you do decide to invest in them do some research look for reviews.
Please ensure you buy GEL toe pads as they provide more support than foam or cushion pads.Lamb's Wool toe pads are good too.
Danztech Skinny Dip Toe Pads are really good and they relatively cheap, under $10US
You can get them from

Another solution, use band aids and wrap them around the toe that can also prevent blisters.

Band aids can also help when back of your foot uncomfortably rubs against the boots, place a band aid over it and voila! instant comfort!!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Band Alert!!!!!.....and they sting!!!

So yuh gyul reall looking through the Sunday Express Woman Mag and comes across a whole 2 page spread with carnival costumes from a newbie band called Scorpion Mas.

"Calvin French captures the sexy looks of the Carnival 2010 Season by Scorpion Mas, in their Treasures Of The Desert presentation. Brilliant and Fresh, these costumes range the cool, easy Desert Explorer to the sensational Cactus Flower and Oil sections. Calvin's vision covers the future of fashion for Carnival 2010"

Trinidad Express Woman Magazine, Sunday 27th September 2009"

So now that they've shared this lovely little tidbit with about zero information I then went looking around but when I tell yuh like this scorpion mixed with cameleon, not one piece of info on this band at all!!!! not even on Macobook!!!(GASP) I'll scan and upload the rest of the pics later guys!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Jinglin down d road!

Hiya guys! I know its been a while, but BLINKin TSTT internet was acting up i time, so I had to switch to flow. You could believe BLINK had the audacity to have hooked up our internet connection with old wires. Steups. Anyway

Carnival is coming fast and furious and a lot of ladies and gents are getting on the band wagon of preparing accessories from early o'clock! Hey I am all for that! So with the plethora of Asian themed bands its only right that those of us in Trinidad say amen to finally being able to put those Indian trade shows to good use!!!

I see a lot of people are jumping up with the beaded shoes and flats trend for Carnival. I personally wouldn't do it, I think there is a limit to accessorizing trumps comfort, and this is one of those times, I know I totally would not be comfy in that! But for those of you who are, how about getting a little creative with your footwear.

Purchasing a flat ballet shoe
you can get a pair in the following colours from Kali Shoes from 5.5 straight up to 11! for USD$7.95 -USD$8.50


Heading down to your local craft store stocking up on rhinestones, rhinestuds. nailheads, trims whatever you so desire and decorating your flats, that way you get to keep the creativity and fun of decorating your footwear.

I have noticed that a lot of costumes this year have gold rimmed rhinestones and rhinstuds/nailheads. Some you may be wondering what is the difference between rhinestones and rhinestuds, well rhinesotnes are crystals but rhinestuds are like flat backed metal embellishments shaped and coloured to look similar to rhinestones. For instance Loulan has gold rectangle nailheads. Rhinestuds/nailheads are great embellishments to accessorize your boots, sneakers or flats because they look good and are cheap!

Also to keep in theme with your costumes, especially those in Island People beaded arms bands should be on your accessory list. Just head on down to your local Indian Trade show if your in T'dad or you can look online in any Belly Dance shop!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Update on Boots

Due to increase in shipping costs, Effective from October 1st boot prices will be
Flat -$375-$400
Wedge - $425-$450

Check out some new boots added to the BBM boot catalogue!

Carnival 2k9 Bags!

The Addicts on Display