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  • Crystal Powell wins Mission Catwalk Avant Garde Challenge

    first_img Sharing is caring! Share EntertainmentNewsRegional Crystal Powell wins Mission Catwalk Avant Garde Challenge by: – May 16, 2012 Share Sharecenter_img Front view of design. Photo credit: Tiffany Lue YenAGSelectPR, Kingston, Thursday, May 17, 2012: Jamaican Crystal Powell wowed judges on Mission Catwalk episode eight with an avant garde, couture garment made from alternative material- old newspapers and materials from a hardware store. This is the second win for the 25 year-old who previously won the Flapper challenge on episode three.For Crystal, the win was a confidence booster: “I got a chance to show the judges that I can be dramatic and over the top and very intense, moods I usually reserve for my poetry and drawings. Avant guarde is highly regarded in fashion, so for me it was a validation of my design acumen.”Inspired by the Crusades, Crystal wanted her design to be pretty but unsettling to reflect “how something which purportedly started out with good intentions could have such devastating and ugly results.Side view of design. Photo credit: Tiffany Lue YenThe garment’s top was made from newspaper with a unique amour-like stencil made by applying black spray paint over a polyflex sink protection mat. The collar and belt of the dress (made from folded newspapers spray painted in red) formed both a sword and cross. The skirt was made of cut newspaper folded into flower-like shapes, still using the same stencil pattern but this time sprayed in red. The bold and dark effect was accentuated by black flowers, lipstick and gloves. The purple feather earring and cobalt (blue) tights were used to incorporate the traditional colours of priesthood- purple, red and blue and continue the theme of the Crusades. Copper and steel wires added for further dramatic effect.Crystal’s effort won her a feature in OCEAN Style Magazine. Guest judge and editor of OCEAN Style, Douglas Gordon thought her work was “creative, interesting, well-constructed and editorial-ready.” Equally impressed were the regular judging panel: Keneea Linton-George, host and executive producer of Mission Catwalk, Novia McDonald-Whyte Jamaica Observer Lifestyle editor and Carlton Brown, celebrated menswear designer. Crystal Powell. Photo credit: Alty Benjamin Jr.Though Ryan Berkeley of Guyana did meet the challenge requirement, the episode five runner-up received the lowest score and was sent home. Of the remaining seven designers, three are Jamaican (Crystal Powell, Janel Jolly and Gregory Williams), two are from Barbados (Kesia Estwick and Kerin Scott) while Trinidad and Belize have one representative each in Ryan Chan and Rebecca Stirm. Mission Catwalk originally started with an all Jamaican cast, with season two seeing participants from five countries from around the region.The series will climax with a grand showdown at Caribbean Fashion Week with the top three designers in June. To find out ‘Who will rule the catwalk?’, keep watching the show which airs Tuesdays at 8:30 PM on TVJ and is simultaneously streamed online at http://www.televisionjamaica.com/livetv.aspx. Episodes also repeat Thursdays at 5:30 PM. Presented by NCB, Supreme Ventures and Digicel, Mission Catwalk is now shown in six regional countries: Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Guyana and Belize. Press Release 298 Views   one comment Tweetlast_img read more

  • Tiger Woods: I can win the Masters

    first_imgTiger Woods believes his game is in good enough shape to win the Masters – and end a seven-year wait for his 15th Major title.Woods – whose 14th Major was the US Open in 2008 – strolled up to his second shot at the short par-four third hole and routinely hit a 35-yard pitch shot at the pin that finished about eight feet from the cup to cheers at Augusta National.It was only a practice round with old friend Mark O’Meara on the Monday of Masters week, but it gave hope that the four-time winner of the green jacket might still be capable of Major championship magic.Routine for the Woods of old, but full of drama for those who have cringed at the startling loss of short-game control that sent the former world number one into a self-imposed exile since he withdrew after 11 holes at Torrey Pines on February 5.”I’m on the better side of it now,” Woods told reporters when asked how he had fared with his chipping during his 11 holes of practice on Monday.”I felt like I had to get my game into a spot where I could compete to win a golf tournament. “And it’s finally there.” Woods only announced last week that he would compete in his first Masters since 2013 after missing last year while recovering from back surgery.The pressure is on him after a two-month absence from the PGA Tour that followed an abysmal stretch in which his best finish in six official events was 69th at the British Open, dropping his ranking to 111th.But Woods, of course, is no stranger to pressure and if the touch has returned to his short game, he could burst back to prominence at the year’s first major starting on Thursday.–last_img read more

  • Manchester City vs Burnley: Live talkSPORT commentary, kick-off time & team news

    first_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 1 REVEALED It’s been a tough start for Sean Dyche’s Clarets, who are struggling to replicate the fantastic campaign of 2017/18.But two wins from their last three have steadied the ship, despite being held to a draw by struggling Huddersfield last time out.What time is kick-off?This Premier League clash is set for Saturday, October 20.Kick-off at the Etihad is at 3pm.Last season, the Clarets left empty-handed after a 4-1 defeat, thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane and Bernando Silva.How can I listen on talkSPORT?You can hear live commentary of this game on our sister station talkSPORT2.We’ll have build-up from midday as the Premier League returns from a two-week break.Tune in using your DAB radio, our mobile apps or the talkSPORT web player. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won FOOTBALL LATEST RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade center_img Guardiola has transformed Man City into a title-winning machine Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF REVEALED Manchester City host Burnley as the Premier League returns.Pep Guardiola’s champions are still unbeaten in the top-flight this season and have won all four of their games on home soil. What is the team news?Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and Benjamin Mendy all trained this week in a major boost for Guardiola’s side.Belgian De Bruyne has made a remarkable recovery from knee ligament damage in August and is poised for a return.Burnley are sweating on the fitness of James Tarkowski, who was forced to drop out of England duty with a groin issue.last_img read more