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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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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 […]

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Islandistas “Dare To Be Risqué” Daresqué

by Michelle Bridgeman At first glance Latoya Daniel may seem like the type of person you wouldn’t want to mess with, and though this bodes true, this tough persona just makes it all that harder to see the amazing personality within. Latoya who is CEO and Founder of Daresqué (pronounced: day-rees-k) took a stroll on […]

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Islandistas we love: Tamu McPherson the fashionista photographer

Equal parts style star and style spotter, photographer Tamu McPherson is a fashion favourite whose influential street style blog All the Pretty Birds is cited by Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and beloved by celebrities such as Tracee Ellis Ross. The Jamaican-born, New York-raised fashion blogger moved to Milan in 2005 with her Italian husband and […]

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Where did they go: Is Sigail Currie poised for a big comeback?

Another fashion season is quickly approaching and as usual, Islandista will be on the look out for islandista models and designers on the runways of New York, London, Paris (gotta look real hard here – except at Balmain) and Milan (eyes will have to be peeled). But even as we look out for our favourite […]

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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 […]