Intrepid Venus

Photography // Dustin Mansyur
Hair // David Bamford using Kevin.Murphy
Makeup // Victoria Souder @ AddictionSOMO Beads throughout by Heidi Schroder

Airline ticket...check. Hotel...check. Day sail...check. I must be slipping because I planned this trip backwards. Vincy Mas 2011 is quickly approaching and I haven't decided who I'm playing mas with yet. It looks like it's going to be between Mirage and Ahdrenalin. Options...options.

Ahdrenalin Carnival 
All-inclusive Carnival costume band
I'm so proud of my girls, Shawanda and Tisa, founders of The Melissa Monét Agency. Big Things!!!

Come celebrate the June 2011 launch of VAGRANT magazine with Atlanta's most fashionable people!

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Here's the rundown for TRENDS CONCEPTS memorial weekend events this weekend! Make sure you get your tickets now and rsvp for the events early! I Love love love DJ Crown Prince and Party Animalz is historically GOOD! Atlanta Caribbean Carnival 2011 fete selection is shaping up nicely. I must admit I was a little worried. TRENDS and ANT offering some options more my speed.

WHAT: Enjoy Carnival w/ JAZZY T, Crown Prince, Revolution & Stackanova
This Thursday May 26th

 WHERE: Club Opera 1150B Peachtree Street. Atlanta GA 30309 
RSVP: or text Enjoy to 313131
WHAT: Represent w/ DJ Delano, Coppershot & DJ Karyzma
This Friday May 27th
WHERE: 595 North Avenue 595 North Avenue NW Downtown ATL & Northside Dr
TICKETS: only $10 in advance

WHAT: Embrace DJ Crown Prince, Juggla, John Wayne
This Saturday May 28th
WHERE: Thrive Lounge 101 Marietta St. GA 30303 Corner of Marietta & Spring
RSVP: or text WeEmbrace to 313131

WHAT: Party Animalz in Black & White w/ DJ Sanjay & DJ Karyzma
This Sunday May 29th
WHERE: Havana Club 3112 Piedmont Road Buckhead ATL
TICKETS: only $10 in advance
THE STORY OF LOVERS ROCK by MENELIK SHABBAZZ is a feature length documentary tells the story of an era and a music that defined a generation in the late 70s and 80s. Lovers Rock is romantic reggae that was uniquely British. It developed from a small UK scene to become a global brand through the likes of UB40 and Maxi Priest

Lovers Rock was particularly influential to a new generation of black British young women and men who identified with this music that reflected their experiences. Female artists like Louisa Marks, Janet Kay, Brown Sugar, Carroll Thompson led a 'girl power explosion in it's early phase.

The music provided a coping mechanism against a backdrop of racial tension and riots across the UK as well as being a counterpoint to the male dominated 'roots' scene.

The film combines live performances with some of the Kings and Queens of Lovers Rock with comedy sketches, interviews and archive material.

Interviews include Denis Bovell, UB40, Levi Roots Linton Kwesi Johnson, Angie La Ma, Maxi Priest, Mykaell Riley, The comedy sketches are provided by the likes of Eddie Nestor, Robbie G, Wayne Rollins, Glenda Jaxson. Rudi Lickwood, John Simmit., Annette Fagon.

A Network Ting always come correct with their events. Don't love the venue but for $10 and Chigga...I'll gather up the crew.

(pronounced "sheek"), meaning 'stylish' or 'smart', is an element of fashion and the counterpart of posh

Mf Sushi/Mf Room is the premier venue for celebrities and stars to host events and we are back to Buckhead again this year to celebrate our annual Carnival event.  "Wont promise you  the time of your life but it will be an evening to remember"- Gregory Pek

Friday May 27th

11pm – 2:30am

Location-MF Room/ MF Sushi Buckhead- is located in the huge white structure called The Terminus building at the intersection of Peachtree and Piedmont Roads in the heart of Buckhead. MF Sushi is next door to the Chic Filet (no pun intended) 3280 Peachtree Rd Atlanta 30305

Gregory Pek

$20.00 (day of event) $10 until 5pm May 26th

Valet Parking available

Drink Specials
Will be in posted and in effect

DJ Chigga/ Dj Shane >playing Reggae, Soca, Hip Hop- From the 80s and 90s going forward

Sponsored By
 info call 770.480.7449 or

Mirage Production for Vincy Mas 2011 promises to be another epic year as they celebrate 25 years in White Darkness.

The year 2011 marks another milestone for Mirage carnival in the island as we celebrate 25 years. As one of the leading Mas Band in the island with signature events, Mirage strives to continuously improve upon the carnival experience. Boasting an all-inclusive band, live entertainment on the road, and impeccable security, Mirage promises to deliver more fun, and even more reveling.

KATABATIC WINDS Price: $450.00

ILLUMINANCE Price: $450.00


EREBUS Price: $450.00

DIAMOND DUST Price: $450.00


Contact Mirage:

Murray's Village
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Telephone: +784 4561001
Fax: +784 4562645

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Tracy Reese, the queen of femininity and sophisticated glamour is known for her bright colors, unique prints and intricate patterns. She's a consistent fashion favorite for celebrities including First Lady Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, Tina Fey and Kim Kardashian. Her fashions are sold in top department stores nationwide including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Anthropologie and Scoop and in retailers throughout Europe and Asia. 

Andrew Buckler, the top British designer is a master of menswear design. He is a member of Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Cesar Galindo, Top New York designer and star of Bravo's "Fashion Show" and designer of LAMB by Gwen Stefani.
Jamaican born Lois Samuels started her Collection the Vessel. by lois during New York Fashion Week’s Spring/Summer 2010 Presentations. Today, Lois, a top model is one of the most promising emerging designers in the rise.
 Roger Gary,a native of Guyana based in New York City is one of the Caribbean's most talented designers. His buzz worthy Aqua Couture by Roger Gary Swim & Resort wear remains a highlight of Summer Sizzle.
Celeste Johnny, Johnny Vincent swimwear, hottest emerging swim & resort swimwear designer, and Rihanna loves her swimsuits.
Dominique Pearl David, Bravo "Fashion Show" finalist is one of today's top emerging designers. She has designed for Kanye West, Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" DVD release and LAMB by Gwen Stefani.
Devon Scott, a former Elite model and an expert in well tailored menswear.His clothing are sold at Jeffrey's New York.

Fashion in Paradise! Summer Sizzle VI is a fashion destination event. Now in its third year, this spectacular weekend is a lifestyle escape combining the trendiest fashion event in the Caribbean with fashion gala, upscale parties, island tour and a sailing excursion to create the perfect vacation. The festivities kick off on Thursday, July 21st and run through Sunday, July 24, 2011. The event, previously held in the British Virgin Islands will now be held in the United States Virgin Islands.

Summer Sizzle Virgin Islands festivities includes The Culture and Style Welcome Party, The Sunset White Fashion Fete, A Day Sail Excursion to St. John and the Summer Sizzle Fashion Gala & VIP Party and other fabulous activities.

The "Global Glamour" fashion show, the highlight of Summer Sizzle VI, serves as a platform for showcasing international trend-setting fashion designers and models from some of the world’s top agencies from Ford, IMG, DNA, Marilyn, MUSE, Major Models and Q Models.
Sessilee Lopez, Arlenis Sosa, Georgie Badiel and Tara Gill are among the diverse selection of top models that rocked the Summer Sizzle runway.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, July 21 - Culture & Style Welcome Party at Yacht Haven Grande Poolside 6pm-10pm
Friday, July 22 - Sunset White Fashion Fete at Oceana, French Town 6pm - 11pm
Saturday, July 23 - Summer Sizzle "Global Glamour" fashion show at Mark C. Marin Center at Antilles School at 8pm; VIP After Party at Yacht Haven Grande Esplanade
Sunday, July 24 - Sailing Excursion to St. John
Sunday, July 24 - Bon Voyage Bacchanal & Karaoke Night

Originally created in 2007 by Terry Donovan (of “Signature by Terry Donovan”), Summer Sizzle began as a fashion show with the purpose of promoting the British Virgin Islands. Since then, Terry’s vision has culminated into a four-day fashion and lifestyle event. 

Summer Sizzle is the central highlight United States Virgin Islands each July and has attracted visitors from the Virgin Islands, Caribbean and the USA. Summer Sizzle brings together a number of leading international and regional designers, industry executives, models, celebrities, international media and press, and attracts a diverse audience of affluent professionals and influencers from around the globe. Previous headliners from Summer Sizzle VI Fashion Show include: Kevan Hall, one of Hollywood leading designer, Korto Momolu - Project Runway finalist, Cesar Galindo from the hit Bravo TV show “Fashion Show”, Tracy Reese, Baby Phat by Kimora Lee Simmons, LaQuan Smith, top New York designer, Roger Gary, Guyaneese born New York designer and Caribbean’s most notable designer Claudia Pegus. The event also has featured USVI’s designer Andre Etienne and BVI’s designer Kristin Frazer, Trefle Designs.