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MoDA Market magic

Published:Friday | November 28, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Sophia Neill (right) assists little Isabelle Arscott to choose the right hair accessory at The Collection MoDA Market.
Kyu Mélange's fashionably chic clutches.
Julette Scott (middle) and Annmarie Hylton (right) check out the display from designer and artist Charl Baker.
Kim Shanelle's beautiful copper jewellery collection.
From left: Anna Ruth Henriques, Denise Jackson and Chhaya Hawkins get their Christmas shopping under way. - photos by Brian McCalla/Freelance Photographer
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Krysta Anderson, Gleaner Writer

If they thought it couldn't get any better after The Collection MoDA's fashion show last Friday night, expectations were exceeded on Sunday afternoon as fashionistas and socialites took to The Jamaica Pegasus hotel to kickstart their Christmas shopping at MoDA Market.

The one-day event was designed to meet their fashion needs - from head to toe - appealing to the creative eye. Artists displayed some of their best works and designs, inviting all to explore and acquire.

Among the standouts was nature specialists Tai Flora, who showed patrons how to live the luxe life, illustrated through a wide array of beautiful bouquets. L'Oreal, the master of haircare, featured its line of hair and skincare products, executing makeovers in its section. RÊVE Jewellery & Accessories and Levi Toni Design offered up unique pieces, while down the aisle, Story and Myth told deep-rooted tales through beaded charms and necklaces.

Some took the opportunity in-between stops to indulge at the boldly branded Heineken bar at the centre of the room.

Kyu Mélange encouraged all to look, smell and touch her elegant and casually chic bags and accessories.

TURNING HEADS

Vulgar, the only male line on display, turned heads with its vintage and modern spin on Jamaican shirts and sandals, offering assistance to those seeking comfort and style for their feet.

Carl Baker explored all her imaginative sides with a journey through art, jewellery and clothes, while Oliver Marie and Unique Touch confined their talents to art, displaying wonderful textures and patterned artwork.

Veterans E11even showcased breathtaking trinkets that were hard to pass up.

Pikinini by Soro supplied all things crotchet - from baby shoes to children headbands and hats as well as sandals and jewellery for women.

Topp in Designz took the platform to introduce customised cards and gift-wrap collection, while Island Art was a cosy showcase of art pieces.

With the Ford cars on display and music on full blast, Victoria Mutual Wealth Management decked out the room in regal purple and white, providing water and sweet treats for those in attendance. Right next to it was the innovative Flow Café.

While good in delivery, with patrons rushing in and out after their purchases, MoDA Market was missing a vibrant master of ceremonies to keep the ball rolling, fostering greater interaction between the vendors and the shoppers.

All in all, unique pieces took centre stage and many marvelled at MoDA Market.

krysta.anderson@gleanerjm.com