And you thought that only South
Beach and Paris knew how to throw a fashion show…
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the
Cayman Islands added some flashy jazz into the fashion event at Camana Bay last
week, raising money for the local organisation.
The event raised $4,000 for the Big
Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands.
The evening event included live
jazz bands throughout the night, carving stations laid on by Abacus restaurant
and a star-studded fashion show by NKY with the runway outside on The Paseo at
More than 500 eager spectators
kicked back, sipped on white wine and cheered on the models, all of whom were
local personalities and recognised by the enthusiastic crowd.
Nicola de Lima, owner of NKY Camana
Bay, and Marcus Mueri, owner of Abacus, said they were thrilled to be a part of
the BBBS show again.
“[We] were very pleased with the
turnout and support we received from the community,” said Ms de Lima. “We had fantastic models who all generously
donated their time and all rocked the runway in NKY fashions to make this an
overall really fun show that, most importantly, raised funds for the BBBS.”
Little or no experience was no
problem for the models, who strutted with aplomb on the runway with confidence
and humour, all in support of a worthy cause.
Among the models were Chief of
Immigration Linda Evans; former leader of government business, Truman Bodden;
Complaints Commissioner Nicola Williams and Portfolio of Internal and External
Affairs Chief Officer Franz Manderson.
Hemant Balgobin, BBBS board member
and interim fundraiser chair, declared the event a success.
“It was gratifying to have Rotary
Central present a cheque to BBBS that evening,” he said. “It shows the community supports us as we aim
to provide as much guidance and support to the young persons of our Islands.”