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CGB fashion designer new face of LIME for Local & Talented

Fashion Designer, Mr Darryll P. Bess, of Cane Garden Bay is the new face of LIME for Local and Talented. Photo: VINO
The new face of the LIME for Local and Talented received a cheque for $500 at the announcement ceremony yesterday October 11, 2013. Photo: Provided
The new face of the LIME for Local and Talented received a cheque for $500 at the announcement ceremony yesterday October 11, 2013. Photo: Provided
Managing Director of LIME (BVI) and TCI Mr Sean Auguste in announcing the new face of LIME said that LIME for Local and Talented is recognized as a project for the promotion of excellence. Photo: VINO/file
Managing Director of LIME (BVI) and TCI Mr Sean Auguste in announcing the new face of LIME said that LIME for Local and Talented is recognized as a project for the promotion of excellence. Photo: VINO/file
L to R: Shonia Palladino, Darryll P. Bess and Kristin C. Frazer. They were instrumental in getting Bess into fashion shows. Photo: Provided
L to R: Shonia Palladino, Darryll P. Bess and Kristin C. Frazer. They were instrumental in getting Bess into fashion shows. Photo: Provided
Fashion done by Mr Darryll P. Bess. Photo: Provided
Fashion done by Mr Darryll P. Bess. Photo: Provided
Mr Darryll P. Bess with some of the persons who have been credited for being close supporters and motivators. Photo: Provided
Mr Darryll P. Bess with some of the persons who have been credited for being close supporters and motivators. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Parallel to maintaining its standards in the Virgin Islands telecommunications industry, LIME BVI is also doing due diligence by promoting local talents; its newest face is a young fashion designer- Mr Darryll P. Bess.

LIME made the announcement at the Multi Purpose Sports Complex yesterday October 11, 2013.

Mr Bess was the proud recipient of a cheque for $500. This was done at a simple buy yet impressive and significant ceremony. Mr Bess first came to the public's attention after being featured as a Young Professional on Virgin Islands News Online.

Among those present and making remarks on the significance of the promotion was Managing Director for LIME (BVI), Mr Sean Auguste. He said that LIME for Local and Talented is recognized as a project for the promotion of excellence. 

“It is a living, breathing stage to showcase the multi-faceted, multi-dimensional and multi-talented people that call these islands home,” said Mr Auguste as he introduced the newest face for the LIME for Local and Talented. 

He also spoke of the significance of local talents being recognized abroad as opposed to home. “More importantly I want to note that while many people become popular for their talent abroad, Darryll has already received much notice here in the Virgin Islands as I am made to understand that all the young persons with swag love his clothes,” noted Mr Auguste. 

Mr Darryll P. Bess expressed a ton of gratitude to LIME for the recognition and motivation for him to continue his passion. He was present to receive his cheque and returned gratitude in the presence of some of his closest friends, counterparts and relatives. 

Below is his acceptance speech where he spoke of his journey to becoming the local talent that he is today and those who have been supporting him.

Acceptance Speech by Darryll P. Bess for Lime For Local and Talented 

This Journey of painting, drawing and graphic design started when I was a teenager and found myself creating paintings on T-shirts, canvases, bikes and anything I could find to artistically express myself. 

After wearing my own designed t-shirt, my local friends in Cane Garden Bay liked them and soon became my biggest customers; that still continues even to today. The word about my shirts soon spread to various towns throughout the BVI and brought requests for designs from a cross section of the BVI, especially young men and eventually women. 

After a while I found that fabric paint allowed me to create better and more sophisticated designs on not only tshirts but on jeans, hats, sneakers, dresses etc, so I continued to produce these designs by hand, despite having a printing machine because of the greater appreciation for hand-painted craft. 

After graduating from New England Tech in 2011 where I studied graphics and web design, I was at home for some time working on BayRoc Clothing and looking for new directions and arenas where I could take it. It was at a job fair held by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports that I met Ms. Kristin Frazer who, after seeing my work made it possible in helping me to attend the Lisa Ray Fashion show in St. John. This was a great turning point in my life. 

This opened up the door for invitations to many other shows such as Caribbean Fashion Week in Jamaica, Summer Sizzle right here in the BVI with Terry Donavan and the Soriee fashion show with ShoniaPalladino. 

I am extremely excited and humbled to have been selected to have been selected as the second honouree in the LIME for Local and talented campaign and I am grateful than my talent have not gone unnoticed. I would also like to take this opportunity to encourage any young person out there to fulfil their dreams and never give up no matter what the circumstances. 

In closing, I would like to extend many thanks to my family and friends who encouraged and supported me over the years, especially my mother, cousin Mitch and the Cane Garden Bay community. 

To Ms Kristin Frazer and Shonia Pallandino who have always been there, I want to say thanks. To Damion Grange, who accompanied me to Jamaica and finally to LIME and especially to Mr Sean Auguste, I will continue to make the BVI proud.

16 Responses to “CGB fashion designer new face of LIME for Local & Talented”

  • zoe (12/10/2013, 10:20) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    BayRock rule Da World!!
  • family (12/10/2013, 10:22) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats dude!! You are a cool dude, and on the high way to sucess
  • WRONG CONCEPT (12/10/2013, 10:27) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    DEAR LIME,

    Are you in the fashion design business or are you in for giving good rates to call around the world? I am not understanding this concept at all.

    We have the competition doing what they do best which is promoting new plans and strategies to invite customers to their company and we have you playing fashion show.

    Are you sure you have the right marketing manager in there? Things that make you go hmmmmmm.
    • @WRONG CONCEPT (12/10/2013, 14:00) Like (4) Dislike (12) Reply
      the only wrong concept I can identify were two things, 1. when your parents decided to get together and have relations and 2. when your mother found out that she was expecting and decided to keep it.

      Clearly you are missing the gist of the whole Local and Talented thing, instead of applauding the company for spearheading the initiative to recognize local talents, sponsor numerous charities and customer oriented community based events, in addition to their much publicized lower rates you chose to pollute such a great initiative with your negative commentary. If you are not satisfied with the way lime is focusing their marketing initiatives simply go to Digicel and better yet take advantage of their Roam Like You're Home initiative and get the hell out the BVI altogether.
      • WRONG CONCEPT (12/10/2013, 16:06) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply

        Uwwwwwwww! Some one got offended by my comment. Seems like I touch a nerve there but I will respond. Maybe I just should use Digicel Roam like I'm home and get out of this place but thinking about it, I could be in China and still make commentary online and your dumb @ss will still be offended so why leave. The good thing is my parents were smart enough to get together to bring a child like me so I can give my opinion on people like you who don't know their @ss from them elbow and what marketing strategy is all about. Fashion show and running up a bill just don't add up but if you look at the m*****g m*****r, seems like he wants to send a fashion statement instead of a phone bill statement. Come on mannnnnnnnn! Or is it a womannnnnnnn??

        WE NEED TO GET J BRIN BACK IN THIS LIMIN TING MEHSON.

        • two sides (12/10/2013, 23:36) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
          Ummm Brin was marketing only, Hull is Marketing and Corp Comm... This is clearly his Corp Comm portfolio. The hard sell is probably coming for Christmas, think about it.
        • Well (12/10/2013, 23:39) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          How u going tell ppl what to do with their company And their job? Lol U R A MESS
          • L. Smith (13/10/2013, 15:28) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
            with all the $$$$$$ cable and wireless made from we over the years this is an embarassingly small amount to give back.
            • WRONG CONCEPT (13/10/2013, 17:59) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
              Not only they have the wrong concept but also the wrong amount. Can someone tell me what is the real intention here with this fashion statement?
  • Mikey (12/10/2013, 12:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Really Proud of you cows
  • Funny (12/10/2013, 23:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Funny that you challenge the marketing objectives of the company when u don't know their mandate. You seem to have missed the back-to-school specials which Digicel did not have and the Q5 launch as well... And why would Lime have to advertise prices like Digicel is doing...Lime prices were still lower when I compared them for myself.
  • You know who (13/10/2013, 08:36) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats diggy D. Continue with being the humble brother that you are and continue to value the opinions of those who are helping you on this marvelous journey. Most of all continue to thank God and Griffin cause I could tell she will always have your back above all else. Love you kid.
  • well done (13/10/2013, 15:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    LIME also rocks good job to the team dey
  • M**ch (13/10/2013, 19:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats Cuz! You know it's all about making your dream a reality and that you did! I'm proud of you and I still say that I have the most BAYROC SHIRTS!
  • weekend (14/10/2013, 06:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Darryll P. Bess. I am more and more impressed by your handling of things every day.
  • Romi (07/01/2016, 08:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
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