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Five ideas for Carnival costume inspiration

Summer 2018 approaches and with no less than five Caribbean Carnivals coming up and Jamaica Carnival just ended, my timeline has been filled with costumes. They look beautiful. It used to be that Trinidadian costumes were far out ahead of the other islands but in the past five years or so, everyone has really closed […]

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Ten Years, Ten Islandista Moments

Today is a day that I never thought about. When I started Islandista 10 years ago on this day, I didn’t have any long term goals for it. I just wanted to read about women like me whose identity sometimes gets lost when we rely on media from other places to report on their accomplishments. […]

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A funny thing happened on the way back to Islandista

I never thought I’d be away so long. But in 2014-2015, I truly needed to take a break from Islandista. Don’t get me wrong. I still loved it. I still got a buzz when I spotted my favourite islandistas out and shining or when I discovered ‘new’ islandistas excelling and doing it with ineffable island […]

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Naomi Campbell brings out big stars for Fashion for Relief shows

Naomi Campbell just came off of a jam-packed week, hosting two major Fashion for Relief shows on either side of the Atlantic ocean with just a few days to spare in between. On Valentine’s Day last Saturday, she hosted the Big Apple edition during the height of New York Fashion Week and then on Thursday […]

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Fashion season – the islandista-gram edit!

Winter Storm Nepture be damned  – even amidst bone-rattling temperatures and snow, the show must go on and New York Fashion Week has been in full swing since last Thursday. As usual, islandistas in abundance have been everywhere – from the catwalk to the front rows to the after parties. Stylish and savvy Caribbean women have […]

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A li’l something for your Carnival tabanca

So isn’t this just a busy weekend! It’s Valentine’s weekend, New York Fashion Week’s fall/winter shows are in full swing and it’s even the NBA All-Star Weekend. But most importantly – it’s CARNIVAL WEEKEND! And Islandista isn’t there. 😦 Booooo… So if the Carnival tabanca has you as bad as it does us, we’ve settled […]

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Islandistas out and about for pre-Grammy weekend parties

The Grammy Awards are today and that means one thing for certain – pre-grammy parties in abundance! And of course that means a weekend full of islandista-spotting as some of our favourite and most fabulous Caribbean stars socialise. Rihanna leads the way (of course) at the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch. Rihanna has as many looks […]

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Destra’s new music video ‘Lucy’…are you ready?

So the Queen of Bacchanal Destra Garcia brought out the music video for her popular groovy soca tune ‘Lucy’ a few days ago. Good timing since she’s performing in the International Soca Monarch semis taking place today and what better way to put the song in our heads than with a music video? Especially this […]

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Check out islandista model Chantelle Brown-Young in Eminem’s ‘Guts Over Fear’ music video!

The gorgeous and inspiring Jamaican-Canadian model Chantelle Brown-Young (also known as Winnie Harlow) just keeps going to higher heights in her career. Check out her latest effort in the music video for Eminem and Sia’s ‘Guts Over Fear’.

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Elevate does it again!! – Elevate: Suit & Tie – ~Château de Versailles~.

by Michelle Bridgeman Fancy duds check! Flats check! Location check! POSITIVE VIBES DOUBLE CHECK! If you missed last year then this year was the chance to attend ElevateEvents Live, Elevate: Suit & Tie, and if you missed out, then you missed a great event. A slight glitch at 1:00am caused music to stop as the […]