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 Donna Karan as she intends to team up with Parsons to create new design school in Haiti
Donna Karan, or "DK", is an American fashion designer and the creator of the "DKNY" clothing labels (Donna Karan New York). She was deeply impressed by the inherent natural craftsmanship of Haitians when she first visited Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Instead of seeing the country's devastation, Donna saw Haiti's potential through the eyes of creativity. She felt it was really important to give them something so that they can help them with their enormous artisan talents and she decided to create a holistic community--a community which will be created through the preservation own culture and native art using indigenous resources like tobacco leaves, metal works, stone, etc. Donna Karan has teamed up with 'Parsons the New School for Design' from Manhattan to train Haitian artisans through the Urban Zen foundation by providing models of sustainable commerce through DOT or "The Design, Organization, Training Center" for emerging artists in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Artisan Collection Veve From Haiti.
Suzanne Lerner, a co-founder, the present president of Michael Stars and owner of Lerner Et Cie, is an entrepreneur, political activist and philanthropist. Her recent project is to help Haitians in collaboration with a Haitian fashion design company Paula Coles. Paula Coles makes home and fashion accessories out of recycled scrapped fabrics collected from Haitian T-shirt factories. Each Paula Coles item is a promise and it comes with a mission to provide education and a promise of a brighter future for thousands of underprivileged children in Haiti. As part of Michael Star's Spring collection, they have planned to sell a limited edition of linen anorak jackets that have four different hand-beaded designs created by Haitian artisans. The designed have been named "Veve" and will be sold at $298; out of that money, $100 will be donated to PRODEV, Haiti. PRODEV is an organization created with a mission to develop, manage and support schools and educational centers in underserved communities in Haiti.
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?