Friday, May 12, 2023

The Kentucky Derby (and its hats) was in full effect last weekend! And The Rock joined in on the action — virtually, of course — thanks to the American Women's Group of Jamaica who staged Fashion Derby, a watch party and fashion show at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel.

Colourful fascinators, bold dresses, and chic shoes were the order of the day as guests streamed into the Tai Flora-decorated space and set their sights on the big screen as 20 thoroughbred horses stormed down the track.

After witnessing Mage earn a surprising victory, guests repaired to the poolside, eager to see what Keneea Linton Designs, Signatures Boutique and Resortwear by Eroleen would send down the runway.

Fashion Derby was held under the patronage of the Dominican Republic Ambassador to Jamaica Angie Shakira Martínez Tejera. "This gathering today is not only a celebration of fashion and style, but also a demonstration of the commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of women and children," said Martínez Tejera.

Page 2 shares highlights.

Eyeing FashionVisual artist Kianne Hutchinson's ruffled one-shoulder top from Win Win Apparel was all the rage. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Three GenerationsOut for horse racing and fashion were Restaurants of Jamaica founder Lorna Myers (centre); her daughter, Restaurants of Jamaica director Tina Myers Matalon (left); and granddaughters Bianca Kerr (right) and Haley Matalon. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Blue IvyFitness coach Rose Tavares-Finson was stylish in a number from Brazil's beloved women's clothing and lifestyle brand FARM Rio. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Colour Me FabSotheby's International Realty realtor Monique Bramwell was a standout in one of this season's 'haute'-est colour combos: orange and pink. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
On TrackIt was a girls' day out for (from left) entrepreneur June Hughes, My Time CEO Sonia Tomlinson and Arel Limited CEO Patricia Henry. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Raise Your Hat To...Winners of the fascinator competition, Sagicor Wealth Advisor Tashana Smith (left) who rocked a titfer from Classic Hats & Variety Store, and S&R'ours Decors CEO Acqua Russell, who complemented a Resortwear by Eroleen dress with an orange fascinator from Ann Rick Hats & Variety. Store. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
The BlueprintDr Dainia Baugh threw a kimono from EtAl over her white jumpsuit, creating a look that wowed. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Spreading SparkleWhile guests were focused on Dominican Republic Ambassador to Jamaica and Fashion Derby Patron Angie Shakira Martínez Tejera's kind words, it was hard to ignore her fabulous hat from Cinderella Hats & Bridal House. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)

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