The 4th Edition of Miss Haiti 2016. On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at the Hotel Royal Oasis, the Miss Haiti Committee launched the 4th edition of Miss Haiti 2016 and announced their guidelines for registration. The registrations for the Miss Haiti 2016 competition will remain open from May 11 to July 2, 2016 in four Haitian cities (four regions): Port-au-Prince, Cap Haitien, Les Cayes and Jacmel and on the internet (misshaitiorg.com) for young Haitians living abroad. The applicants must be aged between 18 to 26 years, unmarried, without children. Every applicant must have a valid passport, completed their Baccalauréat 2, a certificate of good conduct and a parental consent if the aspiring candidate is a minor at the time of registration. Registration fees 2,500 gourdes (2,000 Gourdes for students). In the first round, 20 candidates will be short listed. Following a shooting test, 15 of them will have the opportunity for grooming and pre-qualifier broadcasts; 10 finalists will be selected for the final. There will be two finals to decide winners from three categories: Miss World Haiti (13 August), the second to choose the Miss Haiti Universe and Miss Haiti International (August 27).
Here is a picture of the Haitian fashion designer Paola Mathe who has created the website Fanm Djanm. For relatively a short period of time, she has been gaining fame with her fashionable, statement-making headwraps.
Haitian designer Paola Mathe wants to empower women and named her business Fanm Djanm, i.e. Strong Woman. She is doing so well after a year in business she is now designing jewelry and clothes.
Her brainchild has been an all-purpose headwrap. The headwrap can be used as a neckerchief, a belt, even a shirt.
Initially, women resisted buying headwraps because they associated it with lower-class women. But the headwraps took off and women are now saying ". . . I need at least five . . ."
Here is a picture of the the superstar Beyonce wearing a $302 Multi Euprotto Skirt with a $229 Oversized T-Shirt. In addition, she has a $639 floral embellished leather sandals. All designed by Haitian designer Stella Jean.
High-fashion pop star Beyonce has given the nod to Italian-Haitian designer Stella Jean by sporting two of her creations in public just days apart.
On one occasion Beyonce chose an Abuelo-style out-sized t-shirt she paired with a skirt imprinted with a tropical fruit pattern. She added a pair of Stella Jean leather sandals with a floral design.
Stella Jean's casual design styles reflect the meeting of her Haitian and Italian heritage.
Here is a picture of the Haitian chemist Maya Hyppolite as she feels at home creating organic products for the face and body.
Maya Hyppolite-Williams, a Haitian chemist with a Masters Degree in cosmetic science is the founder and owner of Morganna's Alchemy. Simplicity and results are the main drivers behind the success of Morganna. Her products can be divided into three main categories: Phytotherapy (healing with plants), Dermatology (skin healing) and Cosmetics (skin moisturizing). Her business started almost one decade ago when she was working for some major cosmetic companies. One day her aunt complained her of some facial infection and flu-like symptoms of the side effects of Botox treatments. She prepared a cream for her aunt in own kitchen and that came out with such magic healing power that she never had to look back. Today that product is the number one selling item as wrinkle reduction cream (Morganna's Elixir).
On December 2, 2014, Several hundred Haitians with dread took to the streets of Port-au-Prince to protest recent aggression by the Police National. According to some who were participating, Police have targeted recently some people with Dread hear style to cut their hair.
Dreads, also called Dreadlocks, are matted coils of hair. It is done by leaving the hair and not brushing or cutting the hair. This will allow it to tangle together leading to twisted, matted ropes as it grows. This type of hair is named as dreadlocks.
Dread became popular and a fashion statement during the 1970's when reggae music gained popularity. Dreads were adopted by prominent authors, actors, athletes and rappers. The Freeform dreadlocks are created by allowing the hair to knit together naturally into locks
To become a dread, does an individual have to stop brushing, combing or cutting his hair?
Here is a picture showing the atmosphere at the 2014 Dîner en blanc that was held in Kenskoff, Haiti at Ranch le Montcel.
The place was filled with over 700 guests dressed in white. As usual, the location of the 2014 (Dinner in White) as well as the details were kept secrete to many.
Diner en blanc 2014 (Dinner in White) in Kenskoff, Haiti at Ranch le Montcel
Dinner en Blanc has become a global trend begun 25 years ago in Paris. Ten friends created a phenomenon by picking a mystery spot to dine at and set up a flash mob scenario.
This year Dinner en Blanc 2014 was held at Kenskoff at Haiti's Ranch le Montcel. 700 guests attended, dressed all in white, delivered from their hotels to the undisclosed private party spot.
Fashion has landed in Haiti. We learned that Kenneth Cole, the first brand store of a foreign designer will oden a store in Haiti, in the new hotel Kinam
Designer Kenneth Cole has delivered a first to Petion-Ville, a brand-name store at the Kinam Hotel. Entrepreneur Valerie Pompee has invested in the new store with associate Sandrine Nau.
The Kenneth Cole Haiti Health Center (KCHHC) in Cite Soleil has been a project of Cole's foundation. Haitian designer Gregory Vorbe is fashioning a T-shirt line and sales will go to the KCHHC in Cite Soleil at St. Mary's Hospital.
God Bless Dry Cleaner has been providing highest quality services to the Little Haiti area for many years. They offer Same Day, 4 Hour Express and Overnight Dry Cleaning Services. God Bless Dry Cleaner is specialized in protecting and preserving the quality of your dress shirts and uniforms. We remove stains
We always check garments for foreign objects. We will bring your clothes back to their original color and texture, including fibers such as wool, cotton, and silk. We do everything. All you need to do is drop your clothes off and pick them up.
The Manager there is Ahelisson
God Bless Dry Cleaner in Little Haiti
8242 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami, FL 33138
Mazak Dry Cleaners is the most renowned dry cleaner in Little Haiti in Miami, Florida that has been recognized by the Community. Mazak Dry Cleaners is a trusted name on whom you can rely for the utmost care of your delicate garment and environment. We offer convenient home delivery service, pick up your clothes and deliver them back to your home in perfectly pressed and ready to wear condition. We always make sure that your items are treated in the best possible way and believe that only client satisfaction can lead a business to success. To maximize your contentment we strictly work on few principles: preserving your fabric quality, proper handling of items, efficient and timely service, competitive rates and innovative offers and services.
Your old fabrics get new lives at Mazak Dry Cleaners in Little Haiti. This is done in the hands of our skilled staff because we do more than traditional laundering and cleaning. We use Hydro Carbon Solvents which are the most effect and environment friendly chemicals that can never go wrong. For white fabrics, we use highest quality detergents and equipment.
At Mazak Dry Cleaners, we also replace your damaged and missing buttons and collar supports. Our wedding gown dry cleaning and preservation services will help to ensure a long life for your treasured gown. We have some additional services other than general dry cleaning.
Mazak Dry Cleaners in Little Haiti
7800 NE 2ND AVE ,
On August 8, 2014, a visit was made to Leo Express Cleaner in Little Haiti to review the quality of its services. The business has been serving the Haitian community for several years. It is located at: 8272 N.E. 2nd Ave. in Miami.
Leo Express Cleaner advertises that it provides same day cleaning services. For Dry Cleaner, it provides adequate services to its clients.
On the day of my visit, as I entered the business, someone who was working in the back, came quickly to help me and had a great smile. Although the place was some what crowded and had limited space, there were no apparent health and safety hazards observed during the visit.
I did receive a business card with all the relevant information about the business on it. I would refer a friend or family member to Leo Express Cleaner in Little Haiti for their Dry Cleaning needs. If you had some experience with this business, please share wit us
Leo Express Cleaner in Little Haiti
8272 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Little Haiti, Florida 33137