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  • March10th

    Royal Jewels Designs Custom-made Keepsake for TCI Top Model Contestants

    PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands; Monday, March 10th 2014 – Royal Jewels, the Turks & Caicos leading luxury retailer of fine jewelry and prestige timepieces has forged a partnership with the Organizers of the 2014 TCI Top Model Contest & Fashion Extravaganza (TCITM).

    With locations throughout the Turks & Caicos, from the moment one steps into any of the Royal Jewels retail destinations, it takes only one look to appreciate the many facets of Royal Jewels’ world of luxury, ranging from exquisite to unique products. Since 1989, the name Royal Jewels is synonymous with integrity, service and luxury at its finest. And it is to this regard, Royal Jewels has been deemed the Premier Fragrance and Jewelry Emporium for TCI Top Model Contest & Fashion Extravaganza.

    Participation in the Turks and Caicos Islands community is an important value of Royal Jewels’ staff and ownership. Their involvement in various Turks and Caicos Islands events touches many residents across the Islands each year. Through this partnership, Royal Jewels will be providing the Contestants of the 2014 TCI Top Model Contest and past Winners each a specially designed and custom-made jewelry item. This item will be a fabulous keepsake, as it is a limited edition and only made for the fortunate few.

    Of the partnership, Kanchan Tolani, Director of Marketing at Royal Jewels said: “Being involved and known to showcase luxury jewelry and watch brands, in the Turks and Caicos Islands, we now look forward to showcasing the beautiful faces of the TCI in partnership with the TCI Top Model Contest.”

    Courtney Robinson, Director of Production for the TCITM said: “As the TCI Top Model Contest & Fashion Extravaganza is the Turks & Caicos premier event for fashion, beauty, arts and entertainment – it was only fitting that we partner with the best in country. This relationship bodes well in that Royal Jewels believes in the product that is TCI Top Model, what we do for the participants and country – in that we are gradually developing TCI fashion and creative industry one year at a time. We are humbled and honored that they have indeed joined with us in being the catalyst for something great germinating from our ‘Beautiful by Nature’ shores.”

    The 2014 TCI Top Model Contest will be launched on Saturday, Mar 22nd at The Regent Palms Resort, with the finale event The Dollhouse taking place at The Williams Auditorium, Downtown Provo on Friday, May 2nd 2014.

  • February25th

    Paradise Smiles for Miss Universe Turks and Caicos Pageant Contestants

    Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands; Tuesday, February 25th 2014 – On Saturday, February 22nd 2014, the beauties of the Miss Universe Turks and Caicos Pageant visited Paradise Smiles Dental Clinic accompanied by Snwazna Adams, Miss Universe Turks and Caicos 2013 where they all received complimentary dental health care assessment and prophylaxis (teeth cleaning).

    Dr. Jameika Harvey said, “It is a privilege to be a part of something as spectacular as the Miss Universe Turks and Caicos Pageant. Blessed with the opportunity as the official Dentist for the pageant, I along with the staff at Paradise Smiles was extremely delighted. As a dental health care provider it is always rewarding when you can put a smile on your patients face; It is even more rewarding when you get opportunities to put a smile on faces of individuals vying for a chance to represent your own country on an international stage.”

    “A smile is absolutely one of the strongest statements any beauty contestant can make and to have been charged with the responsibility of enhancing the confidence of these contestants is truly an honor. In working with the ladies I realized that they all displayed a special uniqueness which makes for a very competitive pageant come April 25th and 26th.”

    Paradise Smiles is the official dental services provider to the Miss Universe Turks and Caicos Pageant located Downtown, Providenciales in Butterfield Square, Town Center Mall. The practice provides quality dental care with emphasis on patients such as the underserved and minorities and focuses on holistic, comprehensive medical and aesthetic approaches to diagnosing, treating, and preventing dental diseases.

    “Having great dental health is of general importance and this exercise is one that is essential to our empowerment program as we desire our contestants and titleholders to be fit all around and shine beautifully from within, with a high level of self-confidence and self-esteem. We value the continued support, comfort and quality services of Paradise Smiles and invite other businesses to make their products and services available to the pageant’s empowerment program” said President Kazz Forbes.

    The Miss Universe Turks and Caicos 2014 Pageant will see two electrifying nights of competitions on April 25th and 26th at Brayton Hall, Providenciales. Leading up to the competitions contestants are enrolled in an empowerment program with mandatory workshops including pageant coaching, hair and makeup training, etiquette and nutrition sessions, dental visits for consultation and treatment, rehearsals, fitness sessions at Rock It Hot Fitness and more. There will be a number of fundraising, promotional and community events to showcase the contestants.

  • February19th

    Miss Universe Jamaica Kerrie Baylis for TCI Fashion Week

    Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – Jamaican model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Jamaica Universe 2013 and represented her country at the Miss Universe 2013 pageant has been added to the model pool for TCI Fashion Week 2014.

    Kerrie-Baylis-Miss-Universe-Jamaica-2013Kerrie Baylis is an investment banker who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Surrey with a passion for modeling, fashion, arts and entertainment. She is only the fourth woman in Jamaican history to the take the Miss Jamaica World/Universe double. Whilst competing at the Miss Universe 2013 Pageant in Moscow, Russia, she was 1 of 27 (out of the 86) contestants chosen to model for world renowned Lebanese designer Tony Ward’s Couture Fashion Show at Mercedes-Benz Russian Fashion Week.

    Full of excitement Kerrie exclaimed, “I am extremely excited for TCI Fashion Week. It will be my first time in the Turks and Caicos and I really can’t wait for the experience. When I was invited by the producer and the team I jumped at the chance to be a part of the first ever TCI Fashion Week.”

    “I know they are pulling out all the stops to make TCI Fashion Week an unbelievable event. I am thrilled to see the fashion industry growing across the Caribbean and even more so be a part of it. I hope all the residents and visitors of Turks and Caicos come out to see and support talent that is being produced and showcased by the designers, models and entertainers. See you soon Turks and Caicos!”

    Turks and Caicos Islands Fashion Week 2014 will take place March 26th – 29th with a Fashion Party at Zanzi Bar and Restaurant on Friday March 28th hosted by TCI’s Bianca Harvey featuring DJ Shakes and Prime DJs, and a Designers’ Grand Runway Fashion Show on Saturday, March 29th at Brayton Hall hosted by America’s Next Top Model Bianca Golden featuring Miss Universe Turks and Caicos Snwanza Adams, Miss Universe Jamaica Kerrie Baylis and Supermodel Sessilee Lopez.

    TCIFW is the Turks and Caicos’ premier fashion, design and style event enhancing all aspects of fashion events in the Turks and Caicos Islands by featuring fine local, regional and international designers and boutiques presenting exquisite garments and accessories, supporting local schools alternative career programs, highlighting local culture, history and entertainment, promoting business generation, facilitating workshops, hosting exhibitions of art and luxury products and services and exciting the interest of regional and international media-houses.

    Standing at 5 feet 10 inches, Kerrie has put her height and good looks not only to pageantry, but also modeling. To name a few, Kerrie has featured in Russia’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Caribbean Fashion Week, Mission Catwalk, The Moda Collection, Campari poster girl and a campaign for Syiim Swimwear whilst still occasionally gracing the runway for various prominent local Jamaican designers such as Lubica and Keneea Linton. Kerrie was recently asked to be the face of Shankara Natural Skin Care line where she is to feature in all major Ad Campaigns later this year and showcased in the launch of MAC Cosmetics 2014 Spring Collection.

    Designers presenting at TCIFW 2014 include: Andrew Harris Collection of Barbados; Haiti’s Miko Guillaume; Bahamas’ Hardour Collection by Anthea Bullard and House of Raphelita by David Rolle; Jamaica’s DrennaLUNA by Arlene Martin and Wild/Free by Raecine Williams; New York’s INDASHIO; and Turks and Caicos’ own Ja’D by Kadrica Hamilton, JerittJermell by Jermell Williams, Saint George Fashion by Kazz Forbes and a special exciting presentation by Flavors of the Turks and Caicos (FOTTAC) and Digicel TCI.

    To date, TCIFW 2014 premier partners and contributing sponsors are: Digicel TCI, Saint George Fashion House, Turks and Caicos Tourist Board, Ports of Call Resort, Beaches TCI Resort Villages and Spa, Villa Del Mar, Rock It Hot Fitness, West Bay Club Resort, interCaribbean Airways, Turks and Caicos Friends of the Arts Foundation, Everything TCI, Power 92.5 FM, 102.5 Kiss FM, Nirvana Magazine, Bowtie VIP Transfers, Zanzi Bar and Restaurant, Magnetic Media, Philosophy Boutique, TCI Sun Newspaper, Forbes Concierge, Gilley’s Enterprises, TCI Cinemas, Couture Lips Cosmetics, Crackpot Kitchen Restaurant and Spotlight Communications.

  • April2nd

    Turks & Caicos Coveted Events

    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.

     

  • February12th

    Miss Turks and Caicos Universe 2013 Contestants Unveiled

    As the 2013 Miss Turks and Caicos Universe approaches, the ladies lining up to be the next Miss TCI have been unveiled. The six beauties, Miss Snwazna Adams, Miss Crystal Coleby, Miss Cortrina Cooper, Miss Vanessa Hall, Miss Tymant Dean and Miss Frenica Williams were presented to the media on Monday, February 11th, at an event hosted by Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa.

    Among those in attendance were Premier Hon. Dr. Rufus Ewing; Leader of the Official Opposition, Honorable Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson and Public Relations Officer for Tourist Board, Mr. Dave Fennimore.

    The Miss Turks and Caicos Universe Beauty Organization President, Mr. Kazz Forbes said, “Today we begin a new era of pageantry in the Turks and Caicos Islands. We welcome the business community to partner with us, the government to generously support us, and the public to cheer each of these beautiful young ladies as they stand at the threshold of a new chapter in their lives.”

    Over the past several weeks, the contestants have engaged in a rigorous schedule of coaching sessions which include on confidence, elegance and poise, interviewing and presentation skills. The coaching sessions will continue to take place twice weekly until the week before coronation night. The pageant is scheduled for 27th April, 2013.