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UPDATE: Manager hoping NYC Fashion Week opens gateway for ‘Kadie Kade’

-Kadia Turnbull hopes to sell VI while at prestigious event
Ms Kadia 'Kadie Kade' Turnbull, seen here at Summer Sizzle BVI 2013, has expressed excitement about her first trip to New York but importantly the enviable opportunity to grace the fashion runway in New York. She was also looking forward to being a good ambassador for the Virgin Islands. Photo: Norman Allen/Facebook
Despite kadia ‘Kadie Kade’ Turnbull having just about two weeks to prepare for her big debut at the New York City Fashion Week, her manager Dacia Daniels-Louie is positive that that Ms Turnbull is ready to make an impact on the runway and maybe land an agent. Photo: VINO/File
Despite kadia ‘Kadie Kade’ Turnbull having just about two weeks to prepare for her big debut at the New York City Fashion Week, her manager Dacia Daniels-Louie is positive that that Ms Turnbull is ready to make an impact on the runway and maybe land an agent. Photo: VINO/File
Kadia ‘Kadie Kade’ Turnbull, along with LIME staff, poses with her $500 cheque for being the winner of the LIME for Local and Talented promotion. From left to right: Mr Ravi Maywahlall, Pat Blaize-Adams, General Manager of LIME BVI, Mr Sean Auguste, Ms Kadia Turnbull, Head of Business Sales of LIME BVI, Ken Guiste and Head of Department for Marketing and Corporate Communications BVI and TCI, Mr Kareem-Nelson Hull. Photo: VINO
Kadia ‘Kadie Kade’ Turnbull, along with LIME staff, poses with her $500 cheque for being the winner of the LIME for Local and Talented promotion. From left to right: Mr Ravi Maywahlall, Pat Blaize-Adams, General Manager of LIME BVI, Mr Sean Auguste, Ms Kadia Turnbull, Head of Business Sales of LIME BVI, Ken Guiste and Head of Department for Marketing and Corporate Communications BVI and TCI, Mr Kareem-Nelson Hull. Photo: VINO
A sharp and enthused Kadia 'Kadie Kade' Turnbull received her winning cheque of $500 at a presentation that also served as the launch of the Lime for Local and Talented at Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall today, September 4, 2013. Photo: VINO
A sharp and enthused Kadia 'Kadie Kade' Turnbull received her winning cheque of $500 at a presentation that also served as the launch of the Lime for Local and Talented at Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall today, September 4, 2013. Photo: VINO
The LIME for Local and Talented initiative is the brainchild of Head of Department for Marketing and Corporate Communications BVI and TCI, Mr Kareem-Nelson Hull. Photo: VINO/File
The LIME for Local and Talented initiative is the brainchild of Head of Department for Marketing and Corporate Communications BVI and TCI, Mr Kareem-Nelson Hull. Photo: VINO/File
Some of the persons at the launch of LIME for Local and Talented at Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall today, September 4, 2013. Photo: VINO
Some of the persons at the launch of LIME for Local and Talented at Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall today, September 4, 2013. Photo: VINO
Some of the persons at the launch of LIME for Local and Talented at Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall today, September 4, 2013. Photo: VINO
Some of the persons at the launch of LIME for Local and Talented at Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall today, September 4, 2013. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite kadia ‘Kadie Kade’ Turnbull having just about two weeks to prepare for her big debut at the New York City Fashion Week, her manager Dacia Daniels-Louie is positive that Ms Turnbull is ready to make an impact on the runway and maybe land an agent.

“We are just looking forward for big things because something like this you don’t know what could come out of it so we are going with a positive attitude and we are just hoping that Cesar Galindo will just be a gateway for us to just have Kadia enter the whole world of fashion,” Ms Daniels-Louie told Virgin Islands News Online following the ceremony where Ms Turnbull was presented as the first beneficiary of the LIME for Local and Talented initiative at Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall on September 4, 2013.

“Things like that is how you perform in the moment that counts. So even though this is her first time, because she is so optimistic and so positive, I am very very excited about what she is going to do.”

Ms Daniels-Louie noted, however, that there was not much time to prepare since the request for Ms Turnbull to participate at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York was only made about two weeks ago. “So what we have been doing is basically preparing portfolios because, as she [Kadia] said, we are going to get to see agents. We also worked on the runway walks.”

The manager, who will accompany Ms Turnbull to New York, also expressed much appreciation to LIME BVI for its timely intervention.

Head of Department for Marketing and Corporate Communications BVI and TCI, Mr Kareem-Nelson Hull had disclosed that LIME had assisted Ms Turnbull with $500 to assist with her airfare, which was in addition to the standard $500 for being the winner of the LIME for Local and Talented initiative.

“We were actually out requesting sponsorships also but LIME really came through for us. They really helped us out because sponsorship has been very small,” Ms Daniels-Louie said.

Meanwhile, Ms Turnbull was very excited about her first trip to New York but importantly the enviable opportunity to grace the fashion runway in New York. She was also looking forward to being a good ambassador for the Virgin Islands.

“My intention is not just to go out there and become a model. I want to be an ambassador for my country and let the world know that nature’s little secret should no longer be a secret, you should come on down and enjoy what we have to offer,” Ms Turnbull firmly stated.

See previous story posted September 4, 2013

First LIME for Local & Talented winner ready for NYC runway!

-Beautiful & well-spoken Kadia Turnbull to model at NYC Fashion Week

It’s like having her cake and eating it too for 22-year-old college student Kadia ‘Kadie Kade’ Turnbull, who has not only been invited to model during the upcoming and very popular New York City Fashion Week but has also been declared the first winner of the LIME for Local and Talented initiative, which ensures she takes advantage of that invitation in New York, USA.

A sharp and enthused Turnbull received her winning cheque of $500 at a presentation that also served as the launch of the Lime for Local and Talented at Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall today, September 4, 2013.

Making the presentation was General Manager of LIME (BVI), Mr Sean Auguste in the presence of Head of Department for Marketing and Corporate Communications BVI and TCI, Mr Kareem-Nelson Hull, staff members of LIME, media representatives and the family and friends of Ms Turnbull.

“She (Kadia) will grace the stage of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York this week. While some models dream of walking in this world-class show all their lives, at her tender age, she will actually do it. As her dream comes true, LIME could not be happier to help fund and celebrate Kadia Turnbull as she makes preparation to leave her footprints on the stage of New York’s biggest fashion event. Congratulations and welcome Kadia,” announced Mr Auguste.

Ms Turnbull said she was extremely excited to have been selected as the first winner in the LIME for Local and Talented campaign, which came at an opportune time for her. “I would like to thank LIME, especially Mr Sean Auguste and Mr Kareem-Nelson Hull. I cannot wait to represent the BVI and let the world know that there is talent in the BVI.”

The Business Administration student of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) related how the modelling experience started for her and noted that she hasn’t perfected the art as yet but has been putting in the necessary work for improvements.

“It is not an easy road anywhere in the world when trying to become a noted or professional model. Back in 2008 fresh out of high school, was when I first began doing runway modeling. I was nowhere near as good as I am now and even now there are still things I can learn and improve upon with practice.”

Ms Turnbull said her first participation in the BVI Summer Sizzle fashion show opened her eyes about the fashion industry and she appreciated the experience so much that she continued modeling in the VI and later became an official model for Trefle Designs in photography and runway.

“My second time modeling for Summer Sizzle BVI 2013 I was overjoyed to be involved. This year I only modeled one outfit and I was a bit down about that, but I sucked it up and said to myself ‘this is what the fashion industry is about’ and so I worked my one look to the best of my ability.”

Her one opportunity, however, was good enough to catch the attention of another fashion designer at the show, Mr Cesar Galindo and she recently received a message from the host of Summer Sizzle BVI, Mr Terry Donovan saying that Mr Galindo had selected her to participate in his show next month during NYC fashion week. “I was ecstatic! All I could have said was ‘Wow’ and quickly sent my contact information,” Ms Turnbull said.

The VI beauty will be taking the runway on September 9, 2013 and said she will also be seeking every opportunity to promote the Virgin Islands even as she seeks to make an impression on the international scene.

Apart from LIME, Ms Turnbull also extended thanks to Norman Allen Photography, Mr Ian Thomas, Mrs Akeema Crabbe, Body Images Health, Elite Security & Investigations, Gixor Boutique, Trefle Designs, Mrs Shermel Maduro-Skelton and her Manager who will also be travelling to New York with her, Mrs Dacia Daniels-Louie.

LIME for Local and Talented was long in coming- Auguste

The winners of LIME for Local and Talented will represent many disciplines: modelling, photography, design of cakes and clothing, artistry, choreography, creative direction and more, according to Mr Auguste. He added that winners will represent many age groups and to the surprise of many, many of them will be young people who will benefit from the awards attached to this programme.

Each person that is selected will receive many incentives to continue to do the work they have done. One of the incentives will be a standard $500 cheque. They will also be featured on LIME’s TV and radio shows and at the end of each month the LIMIN’ TIME magazine’s back page will become a personal ad for the recipient. “LIME will have the pleasure of aligning ourselves with the future of the B.V.I. but we also get the chance to push these persons into business and higher visibility, not only in the B.V.I. but across the region and world.”

Although the initiative is the brainchild of Mr Kareem-Nelson Hull, Mr Auguste said it should have been done a long time ago but really couldn’t find an answer as to why it wasn’t. “Today we are happy, but also humbled to launch LIME for Local and Talented, a project that embodies the very spirit of what LIME is, what LIME has to be and what LIME will become. LIME is a community-orientated and people-focused company,” Mr Auguste assured.

The initiative will run for 12 months and could very well see more than 12 persons benefitting at the end of the duration. “Choosing the stage of this cultural centre to launch this programme is by design as many of the persons you will see in the following 12 months got their first performance chances on this stage and on stages like these. Some have not taken their talents to the stage, but they are placing the B.V.I. on the world stage because of the elite ability they possess in their various fields. They are no stranger to lights and they are not shy of cameras and they give us the action we like.”

Mr Auguste also clarified that LIME sees local as not a reflection of birthright but a standard taken by those who have come to the Virgin Islands, “who have lived here for many years, but more so, it is those who have made a decision to contribute positively to the success of this Territory” thereby giving of their talents locally.

“Our roots are in the community, so our strength comes from you. That the leading telecommunications company in the Virgin Islands would take the lead in recognizing the talented people of the Virgin Islands is not farfetched, our entire network, our entire company was built by the talented people of the Virgin Islands. That it took this long for a programme like this to happen is the only regret we bear today,” Mr Auguste stated.

26 Responses to “UPDATE: Manager hoping NYC Fashion Week opens gateway for ‘Kadie Kade’”

  • ABC (04/09/2013, 18:46) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    good going LIME
    • Yep! (05/09/2013, 00:34) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      While I think this is great and innovative hope we do not get shocked about the lay offs
  • bvi (04/09/2013, 21:43) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    The battle heating up between lime and digicel hope the rates goes down
  • Employer of Choice (04/09/2013, 21:59) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
    Lime is probably the only company in the BVI to invest in its staff and foster a work friendly environment. It is no surprise to see this happening here. All the best to you and your team Mr Auguste.
  • smiles (05/09/2013, 08:23) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats Kadie!!!! I am excited for you!
  • ASHAMED (05/09/2013, 08:35) Like (2) Dislike (127) Reply
    how sad to see what people are fond of promoting. MODELING? so exploiting one's body is the positive thing that we are sending a message for young people. As a parent you should be ashamed. Can't everyone see the trend of the money making world where you have to exploit urself and do provocative things to get ahead in life. And this is what you think Kadie should feel proud doing HMMM
    • i was hacked (05/09/2013, 08:59) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      The girl wants to be a model what the hell is your problem? oh wait she should want to be like you right? Let's all be like you. Why have dreams of our own, we should all contact you and copy you.
    • IQ (05/09/2013, 18:31) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      This is something she wants to do, I am glad she has a chance on a international scale. Doing your thing girl try and give it your all, I with you.
  • Cheers (05/09/2013, 09:36) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Live your dreams Kadia. You are pretty, smart, courageous, ambitious, sociable and did I say pretty?! Yes, ingredients to become whatever you want to be. All the best.
  • tom (05/09/2013, 09:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    LIME is the best handsdown
  • pops (05/09/2013, 09:39) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Big up to our boy Kareem. God bless you son. Doing wonderful things. LIME could not have made a better choice in hiring someone with the abilities as you. Remember, God is the inspiration...don't forget
  • Admirer (05/09/2013, 09:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who, dat gurl sweeeet mehson. Wat's yar num baba
  • critic (05/09/2013, 11:35) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Beautiful article
  • Caveman (05/09/2013, 11:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    LIME Jammin. Congrats KK
  • Greg (05/09/2013, 11:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I must commend lime for this. I know their sponsorship is worth more than $500 fir person chosen. It's a great start. I hope this lives on and people truly get to shine with their talent! Thumbs up to Ms Turnbull for being the first winner. Could not have come at a better time. You go girl...go set that run way on fire and let dem know that you is from BVI!!!!We hot yeh we hot
  • grappa (05/09/2013, 20:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The big game beta network is LIME yall
  • suzie (05/09/2013, 20:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good going lime. Am sticking with u
  • Fly (05/09/2013, 21:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lime could afford to give more than $500
  • Chris (05/09/2013, 23:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Heads up ...New York fashion is no joke...Good luck to you.. the people in the fashion industry is very very tuff..Make sure you walk with extra back bone...and on the street of New York please don't walk slow... or you'll get run over.
  • +++ (06/09/2013, 06:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    me hope she runs for Miss BVI next year
  • Bri (04/09/2014, 11:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    She can't model tho!!! Her pics are horrid, her walk is less than mediocre is she suffers terribly from dead resting face.


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