4 weeks ago, we told you about Rebecca Stirm, the Belizean fashion designer who's been having local and international success with her clothing line.
She held her own fashion show on January 26 at the Princess Hotel, and that, along with the network of contacts she made during her appearance on Jamaica's Mission Catwalk, has earned her another opportunity to make an international appearance.
Today, 7News caught up with her at the airport as she was making her last preparations to fly to Jamaica. She told us what that trip is about:
Rebecca Stirm - Fashion Designer
Today, Chantae and I are flying out to Kingston, Jamaica, and I'll be showcasing a new collection at the Wyndham Wedding Spectacular. It's basically a bridal expo in Kingston, where bridal designers, bridal boutiques, décor companies, and big event planners all come together, and do a huge bridal expo, and bridal shows. So, I got invited to be the headline international designer at Kingston, the big expo. And so, I'm taking Chantae Guy, and she's headlining for me on the runway as the big Belizean model. It's pretty exciting."
"How did they actually get in contact with you and get interested in your line?"
"Well, I know the coordinator from when I was at Mission Catwalk. We worked a bit together, and he sent me an email asking me if I was interested. I told him, "Yes, and I'm bringing my model. So, It was pretty quick."
"Tell us a little bit about what you'll be displaying at this event."
"I'll be showing my new "PFuma Ye Nyika" collection. It's an African inspired evening wear, cocktail dresses - a very evening uppity, dressy collection. And so, I'll be showing that. It's definitely geared toward the honeymoon, after-parties kind of style, but it's a wedding gown at the very end, so it still fits in with the wedding theme."
"And what does this opportunity represent for your career."
"Well, it's not just for me; this is for Belize, all of us. We're representing our country in Jamaica, showing off what we have. Chantae and I are basically showing Belize's beauty, and Belize's ability."
We hope to catch up with her in a week, when she returns from that fashion expo.