Sonia Noel’s ‘First Resort’ takes off in St Lucia

| May 26, 2013

In more Caribbean news, First Resort, the captivating new collection from Sonia Noel, has been making quite a stir in St Lucia and it sure to make a similar effect when it hits the USA next month.

Recently, Noel, who was in St Lucia for the launching and promotion of her quarterly publication, makin’ style, decided to showcase the new collection. Two shows were held at the enchanting Bay Gardens Resort and another two as part of the festivities of the St Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival.

During the two week annual celebration, both Mariska’s Designs and First Resort had significant presence at all of the events, from renowned Caribbean travel journalist and host of Island Xclusive (aired on CBS1 Caribbean), Jeanille Bonterre to the fashionista divas of the island. The Ozone Boutique in the JQ Rodney Bay Mall is now proudly carrying the First Resort Collection by Sonia Noel.

First Resort Collection by Sonia Noel

First Resort Collection by Sonia Noel

The collection will also be the closing act at one of the nights of the Tobago Fashion Week, this weekend as a climatic run up to its debut in the USA. In Atlanta, Georgia, on the Guyana Family Fun Day on Memorial Day Weekend, a fashion show was planned especially to showcase the exquisite designs of Sonia Noel, during an evening of fun and fashion, hosted by Sandra Velasquez.

The makin’ style Magazine will also be launched in Atlanta at this event and then subsequently at the Caribbean Week in New York on June 2, along with the First Resort line.

Makin style is an all inclusive, Caribbean publication focusing on the nuances, ideals, and behaviors that make us a diverse people. From art and food, to music and matter, this magazine offers its readers the opportunity to celebrate in the uniqueness of the Caribbean aesthetic and lifestyle.

In St. Lucia, copies are available at Sunshine Book Store and in Trinidad and Tobago, at Chocolate Trousers in Tobago. The magazine is also located in Guyana at Sonia Noel Designs Barr St Kitty, Giftland OfficeMax, Germans Restaurant, Milady’s House of Beauty, Water Chris Hotel, Williams Supermarket – Bartica, Community Pharmacy – Grove, Gordon’s Stationary – Berbice. Noel mentions: “Even though sometimes it is challenging I feel so blessed to be have a career that I love and to make a difference in people lives. Through my various travels, I’ve always encountered people who are inspired by my story and by my designs”.

Ms. Noel, as full as her hands are, is also ensuring that preparations are well under way for the sixth edition of the Guyana Fashion Weekend, and casting auditions for models and designers will be announced shortly.

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