Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Carnival!

It's carnival season! I completely forgot about the festivities. No wonder why my mom rushed to Haiti!

I used to love carnival when we lived in Haiti. During carnival, the street food seemed more delicious, the music played loudly, and we got to dance in the street. We kids loved it! It didn't hurt that the aunties were more tolerant of us trying on their makeup. One of my first memories of carnival, I remember getting to wear lipstick, blush, and donning my costume. The tan skirt was frayed at the hem and the matching tan tank top tied behind my neck. When my aunt fixed the feathered headband on my head I was suddenly transformed into a TaĆ­no. Oh, the magic of dressing!

Here are some pictures from Boston.com. Tomorrow, I'll share some pictures I took during the Cambridge Caribbean festival this past summer.

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9 Comments:

Blogger -h of candid cool said...

brazil goes all out!! wow!!

February 25, 2009 at 12:29 AM  
Blogger proudly says, said...

i agree, costumes from brazil are awesome!
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i just added yours.

February 25, 2009 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger keri said...

oh, what I wouldn't give to be somewhere warm, dressed in naught but sequins and feathers.

February 25, 2009 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger Pixienish said...

That fire-breathing picture made me catch my breath.

Stunning images!

February 25, 2009 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Antwerp Fashion Observer said...

WOW amazing colours !! and the fireball is way too cool ! great shots !!

February 25, 2009 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Martini said...

The pictures from the Boston Globe are amazing, aren't they! too bad I didn't take them...but I'm more than willing to go to Brazil to take pictures for carnival for them next year *smiles*

February 25, 2009 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger katie said...

These are beautiful pics and look like an fun time! I didn't know Carnival happened in multiple countries. BTW, I just gave you a shout out on my blog-- You rock! x

February 26, 2009 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Kiwi said...

Amazing photos!!! My bf actually went to see it in Brasil this year and I was already jealous to begin with but now I'm even more so hehe.

Thanks for sharing :)

If you do go to Brazil to take pics next year, I shall eagerly await seeing them hehe.

March 11, 2009 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Karl-Edwin Guerre said...

GREAT SHOTS!

April 7, 2009 at 1:38 PM  

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