What It’s Like To Get Ready For The West Indian Day Parade

Maxine Magdaleno is the team leader for Suga Candy Mas Camp, one of the many bright and vibrant facialites set up to provide gorgeous costumes and planning for the legendary West Indian Day Parade held in Brooklyn, NYC. We went behind the scenes to check out all the glitter and chaos as Maxine and her models got ready for the big day!

Joslyn Winkfield Sep, 07, 2016

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Maxine Magdaleno, the camp leader, poses in her home.

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Maxine takes snaps with her gorgeous models.

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Teamwork to get the final touches done.

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Associate Hair & Beauty Editor Nikki Brown tries a headpiece on for size.

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Seflies are in order.

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A pretty Peek-a-boo!

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A closeup of the suga candy tops.

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Remnants of the chaotic prep area.

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This beauty is ready for the parade!

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A little sparkle, a little rum, and some press converge in Carribean Life.

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A quick food break is in order.

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Carefully marking patterns for a perfect fit.

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Check her out!

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A last minute hot glue job to make sure everything is on point.

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It's all in the sparkly details.

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When the back is just as stunning as the front.

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We're loving the body confidence! Gorgeous.

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Ready to go!

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