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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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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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‘Bad gal’ does good in a big way – Rihanna’s first ever Diamond Ball

She may be known as a bad gal but Riri did a whole lot of good and in a big, big way on Thursday night at her first annual Diamond Ball in aid of her Clara Lionel Foundation and her beloved island – Barbados. The event was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and attended by a range of […]

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Islandistas Rihanna and Nicki Minaj take magazine covers by storm

Elle, Esquire UK, V Magazine and Billboard – that is the magazine roll call for islandista super stars Rihanna and Nicki Minaj for December and November’s only just started! Both the Trini and the Baje are baring a lot in the magazine spreads with Rihanna showing plenty of skin in the Esquire pix and Nicki letting us […]

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Islandistas of Instagram: the Halloween edition!

So last night was Halloween and islandistas from the worlds of fashion, music and media have been getting into the spooky spirit all week long. Last night they went bump (and more) in the night and many of our favourite islandistas were out costumed to the nines. We start of course with Rihanna whose costumes […]

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Naomi Campbell plans Fashion for Relief show for ebola

Islandista Naomi Campbell is putting her legend status to good use once more by organising another of her famous Fashion for Relief shows. This time around, the charitable supermodel is focused on raising funds to fight ebola. “Ebola does not discriminate,” Campbell told the New York Post’s Page Six column, in disclosing her plans for […]

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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 […]