AURA EXPERIENCE – It’s Aura Fa Cropova
Hey there lovely dolls! Today’s post is dedicated to the awesome Aura Experience family! Big up ya self! Ya large!! (Lol could you guys actually imagine me saying this in a bajan accent??) If you follow me on my Twitter you would’ve heard me talking about doing a shoot and launch for a Kadooment Band for Barbados’ Crop Over festival!
Well here it is!
This is a pretty spectacular band! I could’ve done a post on this ever since but here in Barbados is when all the hype is really starting! Crop Over ah coming!
For those of you who don’t know, Crop Over is basically our Summer season festival full of parties and all sorts of cultural events. It initially started during 18th Century by slaves to commemorate the end of the sugar cane harvest. To date it is one of the oldest festivals in the region. Now it has grown through the years as a major celebratory and fun occasion and is competing with other big boy festivals like Caribana in Canada, Trinidad Carnival and Notting Hill in England. Of course Barbados isn’t as big as some of these other Metropolitan countries but thousands of tourists visit the island during this time to partake in the festivities.
If you’re thinking of heading here this Summer or you definitely are on your way, here’s a calendar from Bazoodee on the hottest events to check out!
Okay let’s get back to the star of this post, Aura Experience! For any of you who’ve ever done any of these kinds of carnivals, you know what to expect but with Aura I guarantee it is so much more fun! The experience on the road is phenomenal! The ambiance is vibrant and mystifying, the service with drinks is actually quite swift so you don’t usually wait long to be served or topped up. There’re AC buses on the road to cool down….and did I mention the food? It’s Greatttt! <3
But the BEST part will always be the beautiful designs by the fabulous Lauren Austin! She really out does herself every year. Also what I love most is the body positivity and inclusion of women of all sizes in her launches. It really appeals to women of various shapes, making them feel beautiful and excited to parade around for Kadooment!
So let’s have a look shall we?
*Drum Roll Please*
Here is a look at some of my fave costumes from this year’s band launch! You can check out the rest of the beautiful collection at Aura fa crop ova. Did I mention the theme this year is Watch the Throne!
Aren’t these just gorgeous??!! Ahah can you tell which ones I’m in? 😉 Comment below and let me know!
All of these lovely photos came from official photos for Aura Experience and were taken by Kristopher Streek and Dwain. I have a few personal faves of myself shot by the wonderful Shane Leacock back stage! 😀 Any time you guys are in Barbados and you need to capture the memories please consider these talented guys!
I have a bonus for you guys! All my Rih Rih fans, this is for you! Anytime she comes home to play mas for Crop Over she plays with us!
IT’S AURA FA CROPOVA!!!!
That’s it folks! Thank you so much for reading! Be sure to check out my previous post…I hope you enjoyed this collection, if you like this post please be sure to tap that like button and “become a doll!” Go ahead and check out Aura Experience for Kadooment and Carnival vibes! Comment below and let me know your thoughts, which would you play mas in for Kadooment?
If we’re not already connected, you can find me at any of these other sites sprinkling little Lena dust!
Bye for now!