TCI TOP MODEL 2013
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands; Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 – Its was hot couture at the reflecting pool on the grounds of the glamorous and ultra-exclusive Regent Palms Resort on Providenciales over the weekend. Saturday, March 30th featured Couture @ Regent Palms Resort Spa, an event that was alive with couture fashion, fierce music and all things extraordinary as the 10 Contestants vying for the Turks & Caicos preeminent and only coveted title made their official debut to the media, proud partners and specially invited guests!
Couture @ Regent Palms Resort Spa, ‘a day where beauty is personified’ – was not only heavily anticipated, but a fabulous and fashionable launch event drawing a well dressed and well turned out crowd for the early afternoon fashion parade!
Wearing chic styles, bright colours, spring florals, tweed blazers and silk chiffon garments that were worn with statement accessories – the audience were in awe as each contestant took her turn strutting down and around the reflecting pool, pivoting and posing with male models who were object-d’art. The air was electric. There were thunderous rounds of applause. Guests commented that the affair debuting the 10 young ladies proved to be thoroughly exciting, one in which they have never seen.
Attendees remarked how strong and confident each girl was. They were impressed with their pedigree, noting that competition was indeed stiff, as it appeared each girl wanted the TCI Top Model title – and showed it through her performance.
“I was mesmerized from the moment the girls took to the staging area! I couldn’t take my eyes off them. Their utter beauty; the self-confidence and sophistication at which these young ladies displayed; I was totally transported to Paris, France,” said Ora Hazenfratz, a Hungarian fashion photographer that’s based in New York. “Their presentation was that of any top model working today. These young ladies are unique in every sense of the word and performed with great élan. I cannot wait for the main event; I’m sure many will get signed and the event will be an overwhelming success!”
The event also featured Bougainvillea Designs by Stephanie D. of The Flower Girl. Not entirely new to the fashion trade, Mrs Stephanie Duncanson is making her forway in couture wedding gowns. She produced her first piece, a silk voile gown with hand painted bougainvillea that was modeled by Washanda Registre, TCI Top Model 2012.
The event also saw a parade of fashions offered at the Regent Palms Resort boutiques, which was worn by sixteen of the most stunningly attract male and female models, giving guest a flavour of that which was available on property.
Following on from the launch, event organizers will host Before Couture: An afternoon on Regent Street, an event that is open to the public. On Saturday, April 27th, at 4pm, there will be appearances by the 2013 TCI Top Model Contestants, a fashion show featuring area retailers, a live band, fashion challenges, fabulous cuisine and importantly – the most fantastic pre-event party of patrons lives!
The actual 2013 TCI Top Model Contest themed Royele Couture: LUXE will be held at the Williams Auditorium in Providenciales on Saturday, May 4th - seeing to the catwalk competition, performances by Barbara Johnson, Julian Garland, Carl Lewis, among a host of other high end entertainers, fashion designers and boutiques making presentations. Tickets are currently available for purchase – VIP $75 and General Admission – $50. Persons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance of the Contest, as it will be an additional $10 more at the door.