Monday, January 28, 2008

Silver Mist....NOT!!!


So I have been quietly holding my tongue regarding the current state of affairs of Silver Mist in Tribe. I have been hearing all kinds of rumours about this costume for some time but I was reserving judgement for when I actually had my own costume in hand. Several of my friends visited the silver mist camp to collect their boots and took the opportunity to macco. However I only recently got the pictures to confirm some of what was already rumoured. Firstly my friend was told by a staff member in the mas camp that the colour of the fur was changed to a darker grey. Reason being that when they ordered the fur that is what came. For those who ordered boots...lucky you cause now your boots match almost exactly with the costume. However the whole look of the costume will be darkened. At the time i did not thing it was such a bad thing because it would give more contrast to the working on the bra. Then I saw the bra!!! Take a look side by side and you can see that aside from the darker colour the bra is clearly not worked up with the fur as what was promised. Now I never like the damn fur to begin with !! But ahmm I think the original design looks a hell of a lot better than what is existing now. And yuh cyar tell me is not 'finish' cause its a whole pile i seeing there with the cord overlay on it already and collection is Wed. The decor on the bra is almost disappearing!




So lets move on to the waist band. Rumour had it that the belt was as wide as a typical arm band.Now anyone who signed up in this section know that the costume was going to be skimpy.From the pics I can't tell if it is smaller than the original. But if it is , that will just be pushing ridiculous. However clearly the applique has been changed. It appears more white than silver . This kinda pissed me off because I took several close up shots of the costume in camp to use as a guide when decorating my boots and buying extras. Guess what, my boots don't match anymore!! This is the only damn applique on the costume and its NOT what I bought! To add insult to injury, the cord coming down is supposed to be a silver and white twist. The costume now has some plain white cord and some silver and white cord. I do


Now in Silver Mist defence, I have heard that the headpieces and the frontline backpacks are gorgeous. However to me that is accessories cause not everybody like to wear a headpiece and not everybody is getting a backpack.At the very least the costume should be true to form. As pretty as it may still look on the road, I still paid a shit load of money for the costume. If it have 2633 diamantes on it I want 2633 diamantes not 2632!! If yuh want to bling me out..feel free but don't short change the masqueraders!! So suppliers may shit you up and you don't get the exact item so I could let the applique slide..but to give me a half fur bra instead of a full fur bra and plain cord instead of fancy cord cause now that is being cheap!! It looks like you are cutting costs at the masqueraders expense!
I can't wait to see what the frontline is getting. Several sources in Tribe reported to me that the back of the silver mist frontline is a mirror of the front.Now I hearing that it maybe exactly like the regular with the furry butt. So is frontline getting a half fur bra or a different applique??Who knows!! Exactly what is a frontline if it is just the regular with a backpack???STEUPS. Yuh see me, I real good. I was warned by several friends about their unfavorable experiences while playing in this designer's section but I was still willing to give it a chance cause you do hear good things as well. Well as they say who doh listen will feel! I await Wednesday to see what transpires. That is of course presuming that we will get it Wed since I heard they are 'not quite ready'. SIGH

22 comments:

saucydiva said...

OK, in all fairness the belt looks about the same in width but that applique looks C H E A P!!! That looks nothing like what is on the website.

As for the grey fur YUCK!!!! That bra is HORRID HORRID HORRID.

I would LOVE to see the version for the designer and her friends.. cage bra maybe? hmmm

JJ said...

dang! they cant call it "Silver Mist" anymore. It looking more like "Dark Gray Mist" :S

Carnival Jumbie said...

Yuh know, a friend of mine said that same thing saucy. That she and she crew will have bras full of fur. If this was the case then they could have had a bra option. One with fur and one without. I can't understand how even if you took general criticism about the fur how the logical solution would be to give a bra with half fur instead of all fur, none at all or a fur alternative.

Tr|n|gYa| said...

They are NOT serious.

I am in complete SHOCK right now...whade@$$$$$$ is dis going on atall in Tribe?

The plot thickens...I wanna see what the masqueraders' reactions are..BETTER not be complacent!

hotandgroovy said...

OMG!

S said...

Ah real feelin for allyuh. That bra is horrible to say the least; it looks much cheaper now, the new applique on the belt does not match the fur at all, and I agree the new applique looks cheap and flimsy...

I actually feelin it for Silver Mist masqueraders. I was really looking foward to see it in person, but not so much now. Dat is real nonsense !!

Hmph. what a disappointment!

Anonymous said...

okay SO GLAD my friends and I took a stand this year against Tribe and their greedy ways. This is one of the sections I would have considered. Silver Mist looks like Back to the Future WEREWOLF instead!!!

laughing my ass off but it really not funny when people pay they money for this nonsense.

waspwidfirecracker said...

i am so mad is not funny. those backlines look like shitee!!!!! they are so cheap looking is not funny.

all i can say is that if that is the kind of final produact leasel rovedas produces i will never ever play with her again. i will stick with either monique, gail or monique's sister.

what a mess!!!!!!! that section definitely does not look like silver mist anymore. it more looking like metal mist!!!!!!

anwyas dais all i sying for now. i only hope frontline looks exactly like what she advertised or less she has lost her ranking in my eyes as a costume designer and as far as i am concerned how d hell Tribe could allow her to portray one thing and deliver something totally didfferent. she has practically tainted tribe's name and what they stand for.

shells said...

uhhhmmm...those pics don't look like they're supposed to be the same costume at all.
I've never liked the costume but geez, at least yuh costume supposed to resemble the launch costume by about minimum 80%.

hope it actually looks better when collected and on the road than it does in those pics

mistysilver said...

JJ it's not even "Dark Grey Mist" that is "house burning down smoke"! As I told my friend, I am going to hold my tongue for when they open that box tomorrow and if I don't like what I see, I plan to let everybody in the room know. I don't care if you got compplaints, the idea when you change is to make it better, not hideous.

Guys, do me a favour, next time allyuh see me in the registration line and I mention I playing in said designer's section, regardless of how hot the costume is, slap me twice and ask me what the hell wrong with me.

Triniprincess said...

CJ

I'm here sending you virtual hugs, I am pissed for you.

After you pay all your money and you build up your excitment, to get what I seeing there....nah.

That bra is HORRIBLE and the belt looks like a school art project. Hopefully it looks better when you get it. If not ask for extra fur and see what you can do with a glue gun.

*shaking head*

saucydiva said...

Mistysilver I will be sure to deliver the slap.. TWICE :P

Krystle said...

I have read this blog and all of your comments but lets be real here guys. I am playing in this section and i prefer to wait until i have the costume in hand to talk negatively about it.

Firstly, seeing the poor quality of the pictures that the person took in the mas camp, it is hard for me to see the actual beauty of the bra. On the model however, it is displaced nicely as a close up. Ok, so leasel decided to put less fur on it instead. I actually prefer less fur on mine becasue to me a bra full of fur hides the actual colour, silver, and i generally like shiny things. I am sure that there will be extra fur for those who insist they must get a bra full of fur. On the other hand, if rain happens to fall, imagine what a wet bra full of fur would look like... that's just my opinion.

Secondly, to me judging again from the poor quality of the images i can see that the belt is still the same size. The aplique issue however definitely looks different in design but i won't exactly say that it is white or ugly. Obviously it is not a close up shot as is on the model so one is just to assume.

I also heard the rumour about the back piece changing and having fur on it now, but i don't mind because to me that "flinstones" look just did not complement the costume at all...

I am eager to see the costume and i have no doubt in my mind that it is going to be gorgeous... not just because the designer decided to put less fur on the bra and change the applique. Suppliers do mess you up... it is a known fact.

In 2006 i played in Vineyards of the deep and the costume that was presented in the showroom was a lilac/purple colour. When i got my costume it was blue. One of my friends got a blue bra and a lilac/purple belt, and this is after we had bought everything in purply shades... on the road you could've seen the mix of the two colours.... Again, the supplier of the raw materials supposedly didn't have the original colour in the material and the designer had no choice but to use an alternative. Maybe this is what happened in Silver Mist case and that's why the colour of the fur is darker. I would not like to hear a designer say that they are not making a costume any more becasue the exact item that was displayed in the showroom is no longer available from the supplier so no costume is going to be made... These things happen, and i am not going to let this get in my way of having a fabulous time on the road. At first I was judgemental but i thought about it and I hope all of you wait to see what is in your box before judging from what you have seen and heard.

Carnival Jumbie said...

Krystle,I hear you....the first thing I said is that I reserve jusdgement for when i see it in person and I also brought up a few of the points you made. I also did waited until I had pictoral evidence before even commenting on it. But I think the overall point of both myself and saucy( see her blog today) is that section leaders have an obligation to their masqueraders to give people what they paid a ridiculous price for. Tribe has a responsibility to monitor private sections for quality control.

As I said , I am not a fur fan either but I still feel that if you remove something it should be replaced with something else. It should not just be plain.
I definitely think the picture quality is good enough to see that there is clearly some significant differences. If you click on them, they will be enlarged.
Many ppl are fussier than you or me.You may be cool with a colour change but for many ppl it is false advertising. If things change it should be communicated.Why no one could have called and asked 'with fur or without fur?"

Krystle said...

mm hmm, i know jumbie, i was just trying to talk to those people who saying negative things and not even giving it consideration. I agree with all that you say about the cost and stuff... it is hard to pay all that money and definitely not get what you paid for, but i guess we just have to wait and see. I know people will say what they think when they collect. I definitely will say what i think. I just really hope it is not a disappointment because it is what i will have to play in regardless... i am not going through the hassle of selling and ting. i hear how people calling the mas camp and want a refund and ting, i am sure half of them haven't even seen the damn thing yet..

Carnival Jumbie said...

At this stage is either yuh try and fix it or yuh doh play mas. I sure there will still be people to buy it regardless.I playing mas come hell or high water so I willjust have to learn from this I suppose.
As mystique tell me , is ppl who not in the section more vex lololol.

Kevianne said...

I saw the head piece and I love, tried on the bra and it looked nice.

lulu said...

Im playing in dis section, frontline. When I saw dis article, i was curious, so someone went to check it out for me. "it is ok" was the comment i got. Which means it is acceptable since dis person is EXTREMELY picky! Comparing what is shown at the launch/website to the final product is a first for me. Mostly because of this blogging business...but, im never concerned because i never wear the complete costume. What i doh like, i doh wear. Once ah doh end up naked! lolol.... Lets wait and see...

saucydiva said...

lulu and krystle I am in awe of your laissez faire attitude when it comes to your cosutmes.Not saying that it is wrong, but you also need to undestand that many of use do care about what out costumes look like. I for one am a different type of masquerader and I wear every piece of my costume from sun up till sun down and when I pay for anything,I expect to get what I paid for.

If I go to the supermarket and buy a dozen eggs and get 11, I don't say oh well and accept it. I am the type of consumer that WILL return goods or lodge a complaint or demand to see a manager if what I pay for is not what I get.

That example of Vineyards of the Deep and supplies running low is a moot point to me, before you begin making the costume you should have already ordered the materials! I remember one year in Harts they changed a section right after the launch because they could no longer get the materials and masqueraders were either given the choice of the new section or a section of their choosing.Maybe we should really get cosutmes made in China!!! No problems of materials running out with the costumes that are imported.

The money we are paying for these costumes does not grow on trees and I need to get what I think is my "money's worth" to me.

Maybe the people playing in the section are beyond anger and just about resignation now.. I mean, what choice do they have at this stage except to compalint.

And finally, word is that what masqueraders got in the box is what was displayed in these "grainy" photographs.

Like I said before, I want to see what the designer and her friends will be waring on Tuesday!!!

lulu said...

Saucy, wow!!!! The very last thing i am is laissez faire, LMAO! I do in fact start legal action against those who have wronged me . Its just that i am all to aware of how short life is and i CHOOSE not to fight every battle im faced with. That said, i do understand why ppl are upset, and they have every right to be. Im just sharing my view. Last year i played in Warrior Spirit and threw away that huge headpiece as soon as the rain started(sorry,no disrespect(i know you love large headpieces). I obviously play mas for a different reason. And i choose Tribe( my 4th year with them) for the scotch(i drink enough to cover the cost of the costume), the security, the VIBES and ammenities!

Anonymous said...

I think it is really sad when people settle for this kind of treatment. Is your 3000TT worth nothing? I work very hard for my money and I believe that it is only fair that I get what I paid for. I paid for this costume based on what I originally saw both online and at the mas camp....not for a resemblance to it. I for one did not accept the costume as is and asked for certain changes to be done to it. I was obliged and awaiting the results. Does tribe management have no control over this? Are they more interested in money rather than customer service?
I have lost respect for this band. I would sue if only our legal and justice system was not so much in a mess.....

Krystle said...

Lulu, saucy, anonymous...i understand what ya'll are saying. However, this is just me and my take on the whole thing. The issue with cost is important to me as well, but i personally did not like the option of the full fur bra, so i guess it works out nicely for me. As for those who want the full bra, i hope the fur would be available and you can get your bra's adjusted to suit. I admit that there should have been something said in the beginning relating to the changes that were made, but at this stage i am not opposing it. As for having a laissez faire attitude to this whole thing i have to disagree. I have my own opinion just like everyone else on this blog and i do not believe that i should be victimised for it. If i do not like something i will say so and make a stand against it.

Saucy, you yourself wrote that at this stage we have no choice but to accept it and i for one have. It makes no sense to me complaining at this stage, I just want to enjoy myself for carnival. For all those who want to sulk just becasue they don't have a full fur bra, so be it. I am not letting that stop me from having a good time, i will make up for it by drinking and eating my belly full to make sure that i have my ultimate carnival experience. I believe everything happens for a reason and i have left this problem in God's hands.