CREATING QUITE A STIR
This year the Guyana Fashion Weekend (GFW) sure has a rather modern take on fashion. The GFW committee with models and camera crew in tow, hit the streets of Georgetown causing a major traffic distraction, on Wednesday. Some tourists stopped to inquire what was going on as Melessa Payne was going through her paces running up and down the steps at the historical St. George’s Cathedral. Then she hopped on to a donkey cart – a very traditional indigenous mode of transport – and was carried through the streets of the city.
What was going on was that a promotional video was in the works and it was creating quite a stir as passers-by stood in groups fascinated by the direction of this promotional video.
The stares belied the wonderment and even revealed puzzled expressions. The GFW policy of taking fashion to the public was happening. Shooting against the backdrop of the monumental Stabroek Market, the face of GFW Melissa Payne, a la Sonia Noel, sashayed through the produce section of the market to much applause, approval and cooperation from vendors and shoppers alike.
The shoot actually began at 6:30 am at sunrise with two male models out at the unforgettable sea wall using the famous Celina’s Atlantic Resort as the backdrop for two impressive male models, Orlando Henry and Antonio Beckles, to validate the male presence in the line up for GFW 2009.
The shoot took the team to the home of GFW 2009 – PRINCESS Hotel Guyana International – where the lobby was set alight with Guyana Model Search models Yolanda Kerr (winner), Samantha Cox and Analeah Jones showing off Olympia Small-Sonoram’s swimsuits cavorting in the reception as Michael Younge – last year GMS winner garbed in a male Mariska’s Design became conversation pieces for the guests at the hotel.