Our Song of Freedom
Mae Wayne Raoul Castro shaking hands and warming up to each other after fifty years in the cold.
I am especially humbled, and altogether ecstatic, as I announce that Cuban designers and performers will be making their debut on the Hot Couture Runway.
Although Cuba and Saint Lucia have shared a great relationship for several years, few here have experienced the unique talents of our Cuban brothers and sisters.
This year’s Hot Couture will showcase this amazing culture, its art, its heritage, its beauty, its fashion. All of it symbolized by a Special Artistic Performance of Arte Y Moda (Art In Fashion).
I want now to thank the Saint Lucia Tourist Board for its continuing confidence in Team Hot Couture. Of course, Hot Couture would not be possible without my partner Adrian Augier of Landmark Events; Denise Lay, Richard Young, Christa Cooper, Emile Williams of Phase One, Sasha Cosmetics, Bay Walk Mall, Berthia Parle of Bay Gardens and of course my friends and longtime sponsors, Sea Island Cotton Shop. To paraphrase the great Bob Marley: Come one and all and join us as we sing this song of freedom that is this year’s Hot Couture!
Hot Couture producer Mae Wayne: Borrowing from Bob Marley, she says this year’s production
represents “our song of freedom!”