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Kerry Washington and The Limited launch Scandal Collection

Now we can all be gladiators in suits! Alright, alright, groan at the corniness if you must but I had to say it – the pun was right there begging to be used! Now we have that out of the way – islandista-by-descent Kerry Washington has teamed up with The Limited for a one-of-a-kind collection […]

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Stella Jean brings Caribbean flair to Milan

It might not be the place you expect to find it but Milan is having a Caribbean moment right now. Like, today. Milan Fashion Week kicked off just today and all of the coolest islandistas are in town for the fashion festivities. Shala Monroque, Michelle Elie and Tamu McPherson have all been linking up at or […]

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Fly Life: Dakar is on the move (Journey to the Motherland Pt. 1)

Dakar, Senegal is a city on the move – in more ways than one. The capital of the West African country fairly bristles with an ambitious, upward-striving energy that is palpable and energising. Everywhere there are buildings under construction stretching skywards, evidence of the city’s massive building boom which has been fuelled by migrants from […]

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Bottom Like a Pelau – a Rebuke to Vogue

Oh gawsh gyul, yuh like a good pelau! All de meat in de bottom! Thus spake a Trini man ‎to a colleague of mine during her law school days in the twin island republic, in one of the most hilarious and creative lines I’ve ever heard. His comment is the perfect rebuke to the load […]

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Nicki Minaj goes retro for Dazed & Confused Magazine

Yuh just can’t stop Nicki Minaj now at all, at all! The Trinidad-born rapper is covering the Autumn/Winter cover of influential fashion and pop culture magazine Dazed & Confused. One of her two covers is a continuation of the perception-bending that Nicki has been doing all year as she puts yet another twist on her new ‘toned-down’ […]

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Naomi, Rihanna support Jourdan Dunn’s charity launch

Fashion, music and high-wattage islandista-ness all came together on Sunday night at the No.8 in New York City for the launch of supermodel Jourdan Dunn’s #CellForGratitude charity initiative. Barbadian superstar Rihanna and Jamaican-Brit supermodel both came out to support the launch of Jourdan’s charity which supports the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. Jourdan is an […]

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Fashion Society

The Black Girls Coalition is back!

They were called the Black Girls Coalition and they were awesome. Founded during a high water mark for catwalk diversity, the group was made up of every legendary black model you could think of (Iman! Naomi Campbell! Tyra Banks!). They used their high profile to draw attention to and raise money for causes such as […]

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Islandistas of Instagram – the #NYFW edition

New York Fashion Week is in full spring with the runways full of the cuts and colours we’ll be wearing next year during the warmer months (or here in the Caribbean all year round). As per usual, you can’t escape the influence of islandistas‎ – after all, style and the Caribbean are practically synonymous! Some […]

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Essence to honour stylish islandistas at first-ever Street Style Block Party & Awards

Three stylish islandistas will be honoured when Essence Magazine hosts its first-ever Street Style Block Party & Awards; celebrating real women with great style during New York Fashion Week. Haitian-born designer Azede Jean-Pierre, Antigua’s own style maven June Ambrose and street style photographer and born yaadie Tamu McPherson will all be celebrated along with actress Tracee […]

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Islandista on the rise: Haitian-born designer Azede Jean-Pierre

‎This time last year, Haiti-born, Atlanta-raised designer Azede Jean-Pierre was getting ready to make her official debut at New York Fashion Week. Since then, you would have ‎seen her designs every where – on US First Lady Michelle Obama who wore custom Azede Jean-Pierre on the cover of Essence Magazine’s August issue, on Lady Gaga […]