Monday 3 August, 2020

Campari Pops Style in St Thomas

Fashion Barber pours himself a shot of his favourite aperitif.

Fashion Barber pours himself a shot of his favourite aperitif.

For the first time since inception, the Campari Pop Style 2019 seized St Thomas with another regional style competition. The contestants came dressed to impress at the Rudolph Elder Park in Morant Bay, to vie for the JM$100,000 cash prize.

Patrons, themselves quite stylish, showed up in earnest, expecting Campari deals, a true-to-brand party vibe, and to select their favourite “most stylish” contestant. Miss Kitty, the Fluffy Diva handled host duties, and in true Miss Kitty style, took the energy to a whole other level while showing off her signature style.

Campari Pop Style St Thomas

The competition was matched by an equally distinguished panel of judges. Among the latter was resident judges Sulliman ‘Fashion Barber’ Brown and designer Orville ‘Tony Krash’ Lewis – themselves former champions. The deliberations were levelled by YouTuber Sue-Ann ‘Petite Essence’ Gordon Pitter and make-up artist Brittany Miller.

It was a clear victory for Gavin ‘Gucci Stamp Boss’ Farrier, who was decked out in an all-black get-up, topped with a matching Fedora, and a stuffed miniature Gorilla, also in matching threads.

His inspiration:

I was just at home chillin’ then I heard there’s a fashion show tonight; I just had a feeling to come out to the show. I check out the suit and I said, ‘I feel like this outfit will win the competition tonight’. So right now I’m going to draft up my thing and come back, because I know I have to win grand finals!

Iesha McKenzie was declared the leading lady. Her look comprised a blouson crop top with crochet detail; distressed boyfriend jeans and made it all ‘pop’ with a pair of beige, chunky heels, accentuated with pearl-embellished socks. We’re not too sure how the Japanese inspired top bun came into play, but McKenzie made it work!

Her inspiration:

"My hairdresser and my sister inspired me to come out with this look tonight,” McKenzie shared with Loop Lifestyle. She also shared that she aimed to make a statement with her outfit, something that will leave a lasting impression. If embroidering your name on a pair of jeans didn’t do the trick, we don’t know what will!

[I want] to make sure I win at grand finals and take home the big prize, I will be creating one of the most stylish outfits Jamaica has ever seen!

Both Farrier and McKenzie claimed their respective cash prizes of JM$100,000. They will have automatic spots in the upcoming Campari Pop Style grand finale where they will compete for the JM$250,000 cash prize.

There are two more stops on the Campari Pop Style 2019 trail; the third goes live on November 9, in Salem, St Ann (another first) and the grand finale takes place November 30 at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston. See you there!

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