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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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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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Check out islandista model Chantelle Brown-Young in Eminem’s ‘Guts Over Fear’ music video!

The gorgeous and inspiring Jamaican-Canadian model Chantelle Brown-Young (also known as Winnie Harlow) just keeps going to higher heights in her career. Check out her latest effort in the music video for Eminem and Sia’s ‘Guts Over Fear’.

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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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Wish you were here! Shala Monroque and Michelle Elie capture Caribbean vacations on IG

A whole lot of Caribbean cool collided in recent weeks as two of our favourite islandistas, Michelle Elie and Shala Monroque have been travelling up and down the region. The good friends and fashion world insiders have been showcasing the true beauty of Michelle’s native Haiti, Shala’s native St. Lucia and Trinidad through a series […]

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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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Sanya Richards-Ross for Broward County Sports Hall of Fame

Olympic gold medallist and the always stylish islandista Sanya Richards-Ross is to receive yet another honour – this time from the county which became her adopted home after she migrated from Jamaica as a pre-teen. She is among a group of six who will be inducted in the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame on […]

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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 […]