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“Where fashion and music meet on the runway…”

I had the opportunity to attend BIMHAUS (pronounced Bim House) on May 6th, 2017 and to share the event and experience with my lovely readers! The venue was the beautiful Port St. Charles Yacht Club, facing the white sandy beaches of the north-west coast of Barbados.

The venue’s ambiance was undeniable and there was enough time before the start of the show for drinks, shopping around the adorable displays and mingling. It was so refreshing to be around so many creative minds and welcoming faces. Cocktails were served upon entrance but I opted for a small glass of Prosecco, which definitely amped up the vibe emanating from music by DJ D. Luxe (founder and curator of the event).

Seafrina
Island Bags
Something Samarah
Something Samarah

The host gently commanded the attention of the crowd and everyone took their seats or found a perfect vantage point to watch and snap photos as the beautiful models of every shade graced the “runway” in the golden evening sunlight.

Photo by @shalainajoy
Photo by @shalainajoy
Photo by @shalainajoy
Photo by @shalainajoy
Photo by @shalainajoy
Photo by @shalainajoy

I absolutely love these two-toned sunglasses from luxury eyewear brand Peoples from Barbados, designed in France – trés chic! I must also note that not even a single one of the designers or boutiques were a disappointment and the styling was perfectly suited to each model! In a short intermission, patrons had the chance to strut their stuff to the crowd’s praise. My friends encouraged me to get up there myself but shyness got the best of me and I was having enough fun cheering on the likes of Reco Moore, my rootsy print twin for the evening!

Photo by @shalainajoy
Photo by @shalainajoy
Photo by @shalainajoy

The models effortlessly displayed the pieces and the combined mix of music and design was captivating, I could not help but dance along to all of my favourite songs and hear and share comments about the exhibit. Performances by Mahalia and Teff continued to keep the runway lively and bring bright smiles to attendees, accompanying the  “wows” from the crowd.

Photo by @shalainajoy
Photo by @shalainajoy

Of course I had to step into the spotlight for a few minutes! I wore a design by Kesia Estwick in this amazing African/Rastafari print and a DIY handmade seed bead wire necklace in similar colours.

I’d like to express my gratitude to the founder of the event for extending an invitation and to Shalaina Joy (who can be contacted at shalainajoy@gmail.com) for assisting me in capturing the essence of the evening! Thank you for reading and feel free to leave a comment or contact me at thdrhinds@gmail.com for enquiries!