OCEAN Style, the Caribbean’s premier authority on fashion and upscale living, is gearing up to celebrate its fifth year of excellence with the greatly anticipated return of the OCEAN Style Fashion Showcase Weekend in Montego Bay, Jamaica from November 2-4.
OCEAN Style Fashion Showcase and Celebrity Golf Invitational is one of the most prestigious events in the region encompassing an exciting programme of fashion shows, chic parties and golf events attracting an eclectic array of some of the world’s most recognizable designer brands including Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Roberto Cavalli all starring alongside some of the Caribbean’s most famous designers Meiling and Sandra Kennedy and under the watchful gaze of a plethora of celebrities, actors and sports stars.
With 2012’s theme Fifty.Five.Fifty, OCEAN Style will celebrate its fifth year of staging the FashionShowcase and will pay tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Independence for Caribbean islands Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. OCEAN Style Magazine Editor-in-Chief Douglas K. Gordon said, “We are immensely proud to celebrate our fifth year. But as with any venture of this nature, you are only as good as your last effort, and our team is working tirelessly to ensure that we exceed expectations and truly embrace the Caribbean this year with these significant milestones. It’s a time for great celebration, and we are working to put the very best of the Caribbean forward.”
In keeping with the event’s standing for unmatched style and sophistication, luxury car brand AUDI, maker of the world’s most dynamic and innovative vehicles, proudly serves as this year’s presenting sponsor as well as platinum sponsors Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum, maker of arguably the world’s most famous rum, the award-winning Sandals Resorts, and Jamaica’s leading décor and design company Tai Flora. Signing on as corporate sponsors are the Jamaica Observer and CVM TV.
Adam Stewart, CEO and Deputy Chairman, ATL Automotive and Sandals Resorts International commented, “We’re thrilled to continue our association with OCEAN Style for one of the most progressive and preeminent fashion events in the region. The line between the fashion and the automotive industry has never been closer – both married perfectly by style – and, at ATL Automotive we’ll be taking the opportunity to showcase the sexiest new SUV around, the Audi Q3. When fashion, cars, good food and drink and great people come together like this, it’s always a magnificent time!”
The OCEAN Style/Audi Celebrity Golf Invitational will take place on the seaside greens of the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course at Rose Hill. Players and celebrities alike from across the Caribbean, US and UK will get a chance to compete for incredible prizes including a highly coveted US$1 Million Hole-in-One contest. For more on the tournament visit www.oceanstylemagazine.com/golf.
The star-studded weekend will kick off with the all-white Welcome Beach Party at Sandals Royal Caribbean’s exclusive private island and will feature a swimwear and lingerie fashion show, followed the next morning by the OCEAN Style/Audi Celebrity Golf Invitational at Cinnamon Hill Golf Course. Later in the evening the signature FashionShowcase will take place at the AUDI showroom in the ATL Automotive complex in Montego Bay for OCEAN Style’s distinguished guests.
The FashionShowcase After-Party will take place at the Seawind Beach Club and the weekend’s festivities will close off on Sunday morning with a private brunch and trunk show which will afford guests the opportunity to shop from the selections they would have seen on the runway the previous evening.
Tanisa Samuel, Western Operations Manager from Wray and Nephew, official alcohol suppliers commented, “Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum is pleased to continue our partnership with Ocean Style to bring the Caribbean’s best tasting rum to the Caribbean’s leading lifestyle weekend. The entire weekend is an ideal expression of the OCEAN Style lifestyle and showcases the variety of our premium rum range, from enjoying a cocktail on the beach, or sipping a fine aged rum after golf to enjoying fashionable premium cocktail as you watch the models walk the runway. Appleton Estate epitomizes elegance and luxury with a Caribbean heritage.”
This three-day extravaganza always attracts sports greats, actors, musicians and other celebrities, as well as the region’s leading socialites, captains of industry and dignitaries. Previous years’ attendees include actors Rockmond Dunbar and Anthony Anderson, former pro-baller, actor and TV personality John Sally, model and TV personality Tyson Beckford, as well as former champion boxer Lennox Lewis, R&B hitmaker Bryce Wilson, starlets Lauren London, and Elise Neal and dancehall divas Tanya Stephens and Lady Saw.