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The Brooklyn Transition Lions Club brought the best out of some patrons on Saturday when they were asked to strut their stuff before an appreciative audience at the club’s inaugural Easter Fashion Show Luncheon extravaganza at St. Gabriel’s Golden Hall on Hawthorne Street in Brooklyn.

The club also honored four community figures at the event: Guyanese natives Leslie Brooks, also known as DJ Leslie; Sharon Anne Trotman; Patrick Verwayne; and Caribbean Life’s senior reporter Nelson A. King, a native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Emceed by Guyanese Gracelyn Forde, the models, all “loving moms” who love to sing, received rave reviews, impressing the large audience with their evening wear. All models, except Vincentian Desma Dofflyn King, were Guyanese natives.

Tammy Morgan, a teacher and a “vibrant mom” wore a BCBG Leopard dress. Hazel Erskine, a member of the New Life Center of Truth Church in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, wore a three-piece yellow Sunday dress, with matching shoes and hat. Erskine also wore a matching cocktail suit, with complementary hat.

Jeannette Grant, who also represented New Life Center of Truth Church, wore an authentic Nigerian two-piece outfit, highlighted by cobalt blue earing and necklaces, with yellow sandals.

King wore a custom-made outfit, designed by Guyanese CeCe Wear. The registered nurse was resplendent in the beautiful gold, Aplicard dress, with a knee-length overcoat and matching jewelry.

“It was fabulous,” said patron Shaundell Agrippa, a Guyanese native, who trekked from Springfield Gardens, Queens. “I enjoyed it.

“It was nice,” added the director of Nicky’s Little Sprouts D.C., Inc. Day Care Center. “It was a refreshing atmosphere to see them [models] on the Cat Walk, and celebrating Easter, too.”

The event drew representatives from several area Lions clubs, including: Brooklyn Midwood, Brooklyn Farragut, Winthrop Lions, Brooklyn Clinton Hill, Brooklyn Vanderveer, Brooklyn Crown Heights and Brooklyn Outreach.

Updated 3:05 am, July 10, 2018
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Ali-Abdul Perez from Hoolis, (Queens) , New York says:
Greetigs to my and OUR African descendants from the island of St. Lucia. As a staunch Africancentric African Caribbean Cultural nationalist, I'd like to express the elated feeling viewing the beautiful picture, in the displayed of Africancentric Caribbean mode. The performers of the St. Lucia Dance Club, performing the island's traditional dance, the men, they adorned African designed tops, while, the women, they were attired in the colorful ensemble of head-wrap and skirt, representing the island's past. And although, the past has lingered into the memory of the present generation amongst St. Lucian, still! They did not remiss their African past with /and of the men's attire. And, to my descendant family of the African (not afro) diaspora, it would be more gratifying to display more of OUR traditional attire of OUR Africanness, along with the islands representation. Two things would happen, one, you're not remissing your African past (as some to the many would perhaps like for you to extinguish any of Africa), and two, you would still be proudly representing the your birth's terrain unique culture etc.,. Thank you!
April 2, 2016, 4:44 pm

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