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Islandista model with vitiligo Chantelle Brown-Young on America’s Next Top Model

She’s proudly Caribbean, repping her parents’ native island of Jamaica wherever she goes. She’s a pretty darn proud Canadian and Toronto native too, as a glance at her Instagram account will show. But perhaps most importantly, Chantelle Brown Young is a proud spokesperson for those who like her, are living with vitiligo. The 20 year old […]

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What a week for Islandista supermodels!

Two of our absolute favourite islandista supermodels, Joan Smalls and Jourdan Dunn are definitely cementing their places at the top of the model pyramid this week. First came the news on Monday that both Jamaican-Brit Dunn and Puerto Rican-Virgin Islander Smalls had been named in Forbes’ Magazine’s model ‘rich list’ of the highest-paid models in […]

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DIY Brows

by Michelle Bridgeman Hey all you Islandistas out there! It’s your girl Mimii, and I know I haven’t posted in a minute, but who thought that between school and work they would be trying to kill me? I’m back though and here to give all the ladies out there an amazing, SIMPLE brow tutorial that […]

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Oxtail stew, sunshine and coconut water: Shala Monroque shares her islandista flavoured beauty and nutrition routine

If you ever had any doubt that Shala Monroque was still an island girl through and through, check out her beauty diary in Harper’s Bazaar which is peppered with island flavor. Asked about her meals, she notes:  “I grew up on stewed codfish, smoked herring, pig tails, and chicken backs. I’m an adventurous eater, but […]

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DIY Hair

by Michelle Bridgeman Hey ladies ever wondered how our favorite stars get that flawless look when it comes to their hair? Yes, they spend loads of money in hair treatments and hair care, but it is possible to achieve these same results for much less. Furthermore it is possible to achieve these looks with items […]

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Taking makeup from day to night, 7 days a week!

by Michelle Bridgeman As women we all know the importance of looking our best at all times. Whether it’s day or night, first date or first day on the job, we want to dazzle! Islandista understands and so we’ve put together some tips to help you put your best face forward 24-7. One thing we […]

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RiRi ♥ M∙A∙C – Rihanna M∙A∙C Holiday Collection

by Michelle Bridgeman She’s not just a music icon, she’s a style icon! So when Rihanna does yet another amazing collab with such a great brand as M∙A∙C no wrong can be done. Well Islandistas,she has done it again. Rihanna brought out her Holiday Collection for the prestigious brand and it’s moving off the shelves swiftly […]

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Jourdan Dunn shares her teenaged insecurity in insightful new interview: “I’d look in the mirror and hate myself”

In a wide-ranging and really insightful interview with The UK Guardian’s new magazine The Fashion, our favourite islandista model Jourdan Dunn got raw and real about becoming a teen mom, racism in the fashion industry and how insecure she felt about her tall, thin frame as a young girl. On racism in the industry: “I […]

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Islandista supermodels call for more diversity on the catwalks

Jamaican-Brit supermodels Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn have added their voices to Bethann Hardison’s call for more diversity on the catwalks at the Big Four fashion weeks. Coming off the runway after the Jason Wu show at New York Fashion Week (one of the few shows to really display diversity but Wu knows how his […]

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New York Fashion Week – designers have an orange crush

So we are officially half-way through New York Fashion Week. Four days and nights of shows are behind us with four more to come. So it’s as good a time as any to take a look at what designers have in mind for us for next year. The answer – orange. Lots and lots of […]