The Beauty Expo concept has been in existence as far back as 100 years. As the International Beauty Show - New York will be celebrating 100 years in 2017! http://www.ibsnewyork.com/#1
This only means that the interest in Beauty has been around longer than most of us. It is possible that ancient Egyptians were besotted with superficial appearance, much as we are today. Indeed, perhaps they even set the template for how we still perceive beauty.
On our little 37 square of diversity, our women are no different from the rest of the world as we engage in current beauty trends and style, while keeping up with our Caribbean flare. We can honestly say that the Beauty Expo Concept although relatively new on our island, has been consistently growing since 2012 when the concept was introduced. Capturing different elements and components under what we perceive as the "Beauty Umbrella".
This weekend we are in for another annual treat by: Rissa's Fashion Trends as they Present their 3rd Annual Food, Fashion & Beauty Expo. Kerai Kreative Style was able to capture an exclusive blog interview on how this all started, what can we expect this Saturday and where do we see the event heading in the next coming years.
" At the age of 26, I was inspired by different factors. Primarily while working in the hospitality industry, I was told that I should consider becoming an entrepreneur. Rissa's Fashion Trends basically started as a home business, and within my circle of friends I realized that they also were aspiring entrepreneurs. In addition to this different young women (the humble owner of this blogger was one of them) in our community also inspired me to take the risk and instead of living a dream, to start creating a reality. Dr. Will Moreland was definitely and inspiration source as well, and I hold on to all of those inspirations to give me the motivation that I needed and that is how Rissa's Fashion Trends was born".
- Why did you create the Food, Fashion & Beauty Expo?
" I wanted to give my fellow young entrepreneurs the opportunity to expose their products and talents. We have some many persons on this island that are good in different trades, but they do not always get the option of the community hearing about them. This was the perfect setting to make this happen. I started small, and I mad major support of friends and family. The second year it also showed substantial growth and vendors, and that is when we decided that we needed a bigger venue in order to accommodate the this year's Expo. Which brings us right down to this coming Saturday, when we promise to provide our vendors and attendees an evening of pure fun, entertainment and great shopping opportunities".
- Can we expect a 4th and 5th?
"Continuation is inevitable at this point, we have seen the growth and we expect that with a structured and dedicated team, the event will grow in quality, vendors, attendees. We will of course strive to incorporate interesting changes that will keep the dynamic and the diversity of the event alive".
- What about regional expansion?
"It s something that we will love to do! To be able to take our ideas to neighboring islands, where the concept is also present and growing. More challenging would be of course to take it to islands where it is still underdeveloped".
- What Can we expect this Saturday qua vendors / entertainment? Give our readers a little preview...
" Well this year we have Urban Connect on board, catering to the male component of the event. So ladies please come out with the men. It is also children's friendly environment. We have collaborated with a dance group from Sundial, and it is nice to have the students showcase their talents as well. Of course we will have music entertainment by:
- Denisio RiddimMaster DeejayVybz
- Magueda Jackson
- Karen Cadogan
"Vendors highlight: Melange, Touch Of Royalty, Wazzaal Lifestyle. Our youngest vendor to date; the Henna Princess, In Style Divas. In total Over 30 vendors that we hope to keep everyone entertain and also that we are able to capture the interest of our audience".
Come "SHOP. TASTE. SOCIALIZE"
Date: Saturday November 26,2016
Time: 7 pm- 11 pm
Venue: The Belair Community Center (in cay hill opposite the St. Maarten Medical Center)
Ticket fee: $20 (admits TWO) also get $15 discount towards your dinner Mélange International Grill
Group Tickets are available:
Buy (10) tickets, pay ($200)
Admits (20) people.
*We have (32) Vendors this year.
*Shopping in galore at discounted prices!
Host/ MC ;Mulrose Toulon
Complementary drink upon arrival!🍸
By CC1 St. Maarten
- How can we obtain tickets?
For tickets call: 721-559-4870 Rissa.
Ms. Clairissa Mardenborough
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Any last words to our readers?
" We hope to see you on Saturday, bring your friends, make it a girl's night out if you want to or simply invite a date! Whatever you decide make sure to check out Belair Community Center"