Fans of the ‘royal couple’ Queenie and Dowey would now realize that the bride had, in fact, not one, but two fabulous wedding dresses – an exquisite traditional fairytale lace gown and the gorgeous ultra-modern white mermaid. pearl. dress, complete with veil.
Queenie chose the latter for her big day two Saturdays ago at Hellshire Beach in St Catherine, and with her hair up in the air and her makeup perfectly done, she was a truly stunning bride. In a post-wedding thank you note on social media, Queenie, real name Janese Espeut, congratulated Jamaican designer Nashanda McFarlane, of NashWear Clothing.
“Thank you for making my dress in such a short time. Girl, you are the best God bless your hands, ”shouted the London-based social media personality and dancehall artist, whose IG name is Queen Ladi Gangsta, urging her followers to“ go follow @nashwear_clothing… say- him whom the queen sent you “.
And, “royal subjects” rushed to do their queen’s orders, inundating NashWear with hundreds of messages.
“I got so many compliments! There are the people who know me, who said they knew it was my design as soon as they saw Queenie, and then there are those who knew me for the first time. So that has really been a great support for me from Queenie, ”said Nash. Flair.
Unsurprisingly, the story behind the breathtaking, form-fitting wedding dress, which by this time would certainly have deserved a full-fledged Instagram account, is as legendary as Queenie’s ‘royal wedding’ to her fiance Dowey, on her 31st birthday. birthday.
“The turnaround time was three days,” said Nash, delighted, acknowledging the truth of the adage, “good friend rather than pocket money” in this classic journey of knowing someone, who knows someone.
“I have a friend who is a good friend of Queenie. My friend hit me and said, “How yuh nuh fi a mek Queenie wedding dress?” So the friend contacted Queenie, but she said she already had a dress, ”Nash explained.
Nonetheless, Nash sent her an idea of what kind of dress she had in mind. Queenie took a look at the design, and the rest, as they say, is history.
“I got the call on the Wednesday before the wedding. Queenie came over and took her measurements on Thursday, and on Friday at 5pm she picked up her dress and got married on Saturday, ”said the designer of NashWear. Flair.
Most of the more than 12,000 viewers who tune in to watch the live broadcast of Queenie, 51, and her aspiring fiancé deejay getting married, congratulated the creator. Among the comments were: “Da dress ya sell-off. “Me, I need you when my marriage comes from you, bad lie.” ” Damn it. When the girl is full of talent up to shi buck.
Nash says she always welcomes compliments and admits she didn’t attend the festive event. “I had too much work to do and I had deadlines to meet,” she explained. “I make clothes for everyone, plus sizes, slimmas, curvy divas, people who like to be covered, those who don’t. Regardless of the room, when you see a Nash design you have to say ‘beautiful’, and my customers are always thrilled, ”Nash added.
The hardworking designer, who is the face of her brand, has stretched her fabric across North America, where she has many clients. “I work with a lot of people in the US and Canada, and to be honest 2020 has been my best year. My work abroad is improving, ”she said, quite excited.
Nash explains how she interacts with customers she can’t see in person. “Once the design is chosen, to get the measurements, we make a video call. They get a tape measure, and I tell them how to measure exactly what I want, and once I have it I can do my job, ”she said.
NashWear’s designs include dresses, pants, tops, swimwear, athletic wear in various styles and fashions, and while she is very fond of “bling,” NashWear also designs simple items. She participated in Pulse’s Caribbean FashionWeek, where she won one of the design competitions in 2016, and she wants to expand into ready-to-wear and footwear.
It was in November 2014 that NashWear officially caused a stir, and it was born out of the party fashionista’s desire to stand out in a crowd, and her resolve to never allow a seamstress to disappoint her. As she remembers, “I was going to Sandz, and the day my outfit wasn’t ready. I’m one of those people who doesn’t want to show up in something ready-made and see someone else in it, so I always use a seamstress. So when the day came and my dress wasn’t ready, I thought I’d start making my own clothes, ”explained the self-taught seamstress, who said she actually wanted to be a singer or a teacher.
Nash expresses her gratitude to two people who she says gave her advice throughout the design, cut and stitching of her exquisite creations, which draped the bodies of popular personalities from Angel, Spice , Sher Luxury Doll, Maya, Slickiana, Nikki Chromazz and DaniiBoo.