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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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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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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 islandista doctor behind a public health revolution: Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris

Have you heard of Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris? Because Hillary Clinton has and enlisted her to work with the Clinton Foundation on the Too Small to Fail paediatric health initiative. And New Yorker Magazine has. And Huffington Post and a host of others. But that’s not the reason you should hit google after reading this and […]

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Islandista Magazine’s Power Dressing Party – a ladies’ lime for a great cause!

It was a ladies’ lime for a great cause! And there were even a few gentlemen present as well at Hempstead House on Sunday when Islandista Magazine hosted its Power Dressing Party, which was held to assist the Business and Professional Women’s Club’s Safe House for domestic violence victims.

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Islandista stamp of approval: Holder’s Farmers’ Market

Islandistas, here is another one to add to our (limited) archives of things that get the oh-so-rare islandista stamp of approval. In three and some years of posting, we have only given two stamps of approval so you know that when we do, it has to be good. And the Holder’s House Farmer’s Market in […]

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Rose Cordero is pregnant!

At 19. Just like Jourdan Dunn. And again, I’m really not too sure how I feel about this. Yes, clearly being a young mother has not stopped juggernaut Jourdan’s flow – she appeared in 39 shows during the just concluded fashion season. And these girls clearly have the money to be able to afford a […]

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Your first reaction?

Be honest islandistas. What was your first reaction on seeing this photo? Shock? Derision? Laughter? Then you would be the same as the scores of Bajans who reportedly followed this young lady around the capital city of Bridgetown yesterday, openly laughing, jeering and taking photos with their blackberries. It apparently became such an ugly scene […]

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Zoe Saldana’s 2009 breakdown: “I just collapsed”

One of our favourite fierce and feisty islandistas, Dominican Republic’s own Zoe Saldana has been opening up to Latina magazine about the dark side of her Very Big Year. As you well know, 2009 was the year Zoe shot into the A-list when she starred in blockbuster movies Star Trek and Avatar. It was a mega, […]

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Alicia John-Powell facing down cancer

We spent quite some time mulling over the headline for this post. We really wanted to get across how we feel about how ‘Ms. Basia’ , tv host and magazine publisher Alicia John-Powell has dealt with her breast cancer diagnosis and battle – with fierceness and grace and can-do spirit. This is the way I choose […]