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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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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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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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Jourdan and Naomi team up for the first time ever in Burberry campaign

Well how exciting is this? Our two favourite islandista supermodels Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn have been united for an advertising campaign – for the first time ever. Why didn’t anyone think of this sooner? The geniuses behind this pairing are the folks at  Burberry who had Mario Testino photograph Campbell and Dunn for their  spring/summer […]

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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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Behind the magazine mastheads, Caribbean fashion editors are making moves

So one of the things that I have always enjoyed most while running Islandista for the past 6 (nearly 7!) years is ‘discovering’ cool islandistas making their mark on the world. It always provides a jolt of joy when I figure out that this fascinating, fabulous woman has parents from the Bahamas or was born […]

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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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K2K Alliance blurs line between Carnival and couture

You can’t say they didn’t tell you upfront! It was the launch of their 2015 Carnival band launch but K2K Alliance termed it the unveiling of their Carnival Couture Collection and what was revealed in their collection ‘M3 – The Long Walk From Home’ was indeed carnival couture of the sort we’ve never seen before. K2K […]

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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 […]