Rita Carnivale is a couture fringe two-piece. The bottom is a swing skirt with a thigh split and covered in 18in" fringe. The top is a remake of the ZNA Umi top with the bodice covered in lace. This garment is pre-order only and can be purchased as separates.
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Price listed is based upon fabric and could differ depending on the chosen fabric.
This garment is an homage to my paternal grandmother.
Hail Rita full of grace
Whose spirit will forever be with me,
From her delicate gold chains
To the smell of your callilou
Every time with you felt like carnival.
I am eternally grateful that you let me
Braid your hair on your death bed.
Something you would never do but,
That’s how I knew this would be my last time with you.
You always gathered the pieces that we scattered
When no one was looking
And wove them together in a way that couldn’t pull
New Orleans from New Zealand
Without ever having met
You made sure we knew and will never forget each other.
I still cry every time I hear Ave Maria
And follow it with a smirk from your last
Stance of stubbornness as you tried to sing it
Even though cancer had taken your “singing voice.”
You scoffed and said, “Oh, it’s not there anymore,”
As if it didn’t matter or ever did.
I remember those Juvé mawnin’s and fresh mango
Preparing for the next day in the Grand Stand
Watching bands mask and eating chow
Soaking up all your extra YOU.
Oooohh I Miss You
And sometimes when I listen to Soca
I can close my eyes and feel you.
And when the winds blow they whisper
In my ear, “Oh Gahwd!” in your voice.
Your love was a celebration on a Tuesday
Cause every time with you felt like a Carnivale.
Absolutely NO Returns.
This garment is dry clean only.