‘Beyond the Red Carpet’ comes to local TV

A new television show that focuses on local fashion and women’s issues is set to launch April 25 on Cayman 27.

The half-hour program, “Beyond the Red Carpet,” was initiated by local business consultant Pearlina McGaw-Lumsden. She is the executive producer and will also host the program, which she said aims to empower women in terms of discovering themselves and their passion, and encourage discussion on major issues that affect them.

The show will kick off with Ms. McGaw-Lumsden’s coverage of Cayman Islands Fashion Week, but will “go deeper than that,” said Lorraine Bobb-Stuart, co-executive producer.

The first program will cover the “Fashion Rocks” runway show at the Lions Community Centre at 8 p.m. on April 25, which is to be co-hosted by Cayman’s own Grace Gealy, star of “Empire”. Ms. McGaw-Lumsden will interview celebrities on the red carpet and also talk to people from the general public about fashion and what inspires them.

“Through ‘Beyond the Red Carpet,’ we want to introduce the world to Cayman fashion. We too dress well, and at the same time we are contributing towards society,” said Ms. McGaw-Lumsden.

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She will address topics related to the Breast Cancer Gala in October, such as the preventive measures women can take. Ms. McGaw-Lumsden will also cover other events on island, such as the Young Caymanian Leadership Awards.

“We want to use social media to promote the Cayman Islands and mirror the program after ‘E!,’” said Ms. McGaw-Lumsden. “We don’t want it just to be about fashion, but whatever issues concern the gala or event that we are at. We want to truly understand the cause, as well as talk about what are you wearing, who did your nails and who did your makeup.”

The organizer of Cayman Islands Fashion Week, Cindy Rosan-Jones, said, “The fashion industry in the Cayman Islands has evolved a great deal over the past five years, and this is an ideal time to add ‘Beyond the Red Carpet’ to the market. It will add value to events and the fashion industry here in the islands.”


Pearlina McGaw-Lumsden will host a new TV show that focuses on women’s issues. – Photo:Jenny Palmer
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