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She will join executive producer/host Keneea Linton-George, judges Novia McDonald-Whyte, Jamaica Observer lifestyle editor and noted menswear designer Carlton Brown in critiquing the work of the remaining 12 designers who will be divided into four groups of three. The teams will have to convince the judges that their mini collection for celebrity/style icons Michelle Obama, Victoria “Posh” Beckham, Nicki Minaj and Lady Saw herself is the best of the lot.
When asked if she considers herself a fashion icon Lady Saw (born Marion Hall) replies, “Yes I do see myself as a fashion icon. I’m always into fashion I love Christian Louboutin shoes and Marc Jacobs dresses; anything that’s fly- that’s me. I will go all out and rock a very expensive outfit for a big show; but sometimes I do mess up; like when I wait last minute and I’ll call somebody to get me something and it doesn’t work. That can be a disaster!”
The deejay, known for delivering outspoken lyrics onstage in between wig-pulling (hers of course) and kicking off her heels, is working on her ninth studio album, Lady Saw Presents: Marion Hall on her Divas Recordings imprint. The album will include various genres including country and jazz. Lady Saw is currently working on a screenplay and filming the video for “Sidung” her recent collaboration with Elephant Man.
Though the “Love Sick” singer declined to spill the beans her designer favorites, she remarked that her experience on Mission Catwalk was “fun!” Which group of regional designers (from Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago) will impress the dancehall veteran and fashion icon? Who will rule the catwalk?
Find out by tuning in to Television Jamaica on Tuesday April 24 at 8:30 PM. For those in Trinidad the series airs Tuesdays at 9:30 PM on TV6. Mission Catwalk streams online at www.televisionjamaica.com/livetv and is presented by NCB, Supreme Ventures and Digicel.