It’s September and the South Florida Caribbean community is preparing for something spectacular. Mas bands are feverishly preparing for costume distribution, promoters are putting the final touches on events and local Caribbean residents and tourists from across the country and the world are getting ready to converge onto the streets of SoFla for the Miami Broward One Carnival celebrations!
The heart and soul of Carnival is the masquerader, and preparations to showcase the mas include purchasing costumes, decorating shoes, jeweled makeup, hosiery and specialty items like Wire Bras. Wire bras have burst onto the Carnival scene as a unique and very provocative accessory. They will now be easier to purchase with the grand opening of MAS EXQUISITE. An online store catering to all wire bra needs.
Mas Exquisite was founded by two Caribbean women whose love for both Carnival and fashion was the driving force behind their venture. Gayelle Felix and Jenny Auxilly both of Haitian descendent, were born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Their idea came from observation that there was a lack of art in wire bra design within the South Florida Carnival community. Although they are targeting the Carnival market during the Miami Broward One Carnival season, their goal is to make the wire bra similar to wearing a piece of art. They’ve added their own flair to the bra designs making them wearable outside of Carnival. Their unique concept will make it possible for women to wear these designs to social events and parties. Presently, Mas Exquisite is in the process of creating a special wire bra for breast cancer awareness month in October. They will donate the proceeds of these bra purchases to the Susan B. Komen Foundation.
Their process consists of Jenny Auxilly hand constructing, decorating and designing the wire bras. Gayelle obtains supplies and unique materials to decorate the wire bras, usually through her frequent travels to the fashion district in NYC, and she assists with the coordination of products as well as marketing.
These two young entrepreneurs are stepping into the unknown but their concept is a winning one. Every woman wants to look and feel beautiful, and Mas Exquisite’s innovative and beautiful designs are now available to women across the country.
You can contact MAS EXQUISITE through their website: www.masexquisite.com where you can find contact information for them for phone or email.
Primary Links above in blue. Related Links below:
Miami Broward One Carnival
Fun Generation Mas Band
Photographer: CJ Marryshow