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#498173 11/20/14 12:39 PM
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Runway ready for 2014 Belize Fashion Week

Preparations are complete for the 2014 Belize Fashion Week scheduled to take place from Thursday, November 20th to Sunday, November 23rd in San Pedro Town. With aims of connecting Belize to the regional fashion industry, the Belize Fashion Week provides a platform for Belizean designers to showcase their talent in a glamorous event. This year's events promise to be bigger and better featuring national and international designers.

Events kicked off on Thursday the 20th with a cocktail party at Caprice Bar and Grill at Holiday Hotel. Guests had the opportunity to meet the models and designer. The highly anticipate runway show takes place on Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd at the Angel Nu�ez Auditorium. This year's runway show will once again be hosted by attorney at law and Telemundo TV personality Sandra Hoyos Mejia. She will share the spotlight with Columbian actor Harry Geithner. Overseeing the grand event is none other than island resident and Emmy award winning director Arlando Smith. The fashion show will feature 14 Belizean designers and 32 Belizean models. The show will also feature international designer is John Vejerano from Panama.

Tickets for the runway show are available at Carlos and Cuts and Holiday Hotel in San Pedro, and Eye Candy in Belize City. Prices range from $35 for the bronze ticket, $50 for the silver ticket, $75 for the gold ticket and $125 for the platinum ticket. Doors open at 7PM and the shows start at 8PM sharp.

Events close on Sunday, November 23rd with a fashion expo at Central Park. At the expo, visitors will be able to purchase the designer products including clothes, jewelry and other accessories.

Organizers would like to thank everyone who made the 2014 Belize Fashion Week possible.

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Belize Fashion Week Kicks Off with Cocktail Social

Belize Fashion Week 2014 kicked off with a great cocktail party at Carpice Bar and Grill inside the Holiday Hotel on November 20, 2014. International and local fashion designers, along with gorgeous models from all around Belize, came together to celebrate a night of fashion before they hit the runway the following day. Belize Fashion Week brings together local designers with designers from around the region to learn and boost the fashion industry in Belize. The two-day event will take place at the San Pedro High School's R. Angel Nu�ez Auditorium Friday and Saturday starting at 8p.m.

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Kardashian Correspondent Covers Belize Fashion Week 2014�A Sneak Preview
So this past week, when I saw the announcements for BELIZE FASHION WEEK 2014, I immediately realized two things. 1. That this was a super cool, international, cosmopolitan-style event taking place right here in San Pedro and 2. that I was NOT the one to cover such an event. Fin K., my trusted travel correspondent and man-about-town, to the rescue. He even assured me that he would have the correct outfits and "bling" for the occasion. I mean�PHEW. From Fin: Fashion week has come and gone and Belize has showcased the best in the country and Central America! More to come�.2500 pictures is a lot to work on!

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Belize Fashion Week 2014 Highlights Belizean Designers

A few of the fashion designers at Belize Fashion Week 2014, which was held on Friday, November 21 & Saturday, November 22 in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, have already made a name for themselves in Belize. Designers like Joris Hendrik, Adrian Rocker, Francis Alfaro and Gabriel Garcia are well known and are launching big careers for themselves.

Ambergris Today has come to understand that some of these dedicated designers have great opportunities coming their way, including fashion school abroad, career opportunities and even participation in reality TV in USA. The second annual Belize Fashion Week showcased 12 very talented local designer including Francis Alfaro, Adrian Rocker, Maureen Navarette, Joris Hendrik, Saskia Alejos, Julie McCord, Jeanna Casey, Jaiel & Danny, Tyfara Panton, Gabriel Garcia, Char Torlentino. One international designer form Panama, John Bejarano, was invited to the runway show and to share his expertise and knowledge of the industry amongst the local designers.

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Creativity and Style showcased 2014 Belize Fashion Week
The highlight of BFW14 took place on Friday, November 21st and Saturday, November 22nd when the models strutted the runway in the hottest of spring-summer 2015 fashion. Overseen by award winning director Arlando Smith, the two-night show was an exceptional presentation of Belizean creativity. From beautiful ball gowns to slinky swimsuits, the models rocked every outfit. The crowd got to enjoy the creations of local designers such as Joris Hendrik, Adrian Rocker, Maureen Navarette (ICONIC),Char Tolentino (A LIST FASHION), Francis Alfaro, Saskia Alejos, Daniel & Jaeil Torres (Jada's Design), Gabriel Garcia (GMX), Julie McCord, Andazi, Jeana Casey (jewelry designer) and Panamaniean designer John Bejarano. Following the runway show, the designers had an opportunity to market their fashions at the BWF Expo on Sunday, November 23rd held at Central Park. All outfits, jewelry and accessories featured in the runway show were available for purchase.

Belize Fashion Week in San Pedro is Finn Approved: Lights, Designer Collections and Catwalk!
From fashion correspondent Fin Kardashian: This past week, BFW (Belize Fashion Week) showcased the best designing talent in Belize and even featured some international designers from around Central America. Although it's not a Mercedes-Benz Bryant Park NYC fashion show, I would SO love to congratulate Pat Grief for putting on an outstanding event. We have Tropic Air's 2014 Belize Fashion Week! Me sitting in the front row with designers Joris Hendrick, Francis Alfaro and organizer, Ms Grief. The show is 100% Finn Approved and is one of a kind. The Designers and their collections: Andazi- Andazi, Maureen Navarette-His Glory Designs, Francis Alfaro- Heartink, Saskia Alejos-Saskia Alejos, Adrian Rocker-Iconic, Char- A list Fashion, Joris Graniel- Joris Hendrick, Daniel Torres- Jada's, Gabriel Garcia- GMX, Julie McCord- Julie Mango and John Vejerano- John Vejerano. Quite a line up.

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