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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 […]

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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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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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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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Rihanna x Naomi Campbell x Iman =

W Magazine’s utterly fabulous September 2014 fashion spread of course! They just casually dropped a diva trifecta with the two most bad-ass islandistas in existence and the iconic Iman.

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Naomi Campbell goes back to her roots for Vogue UK shoot

Because the south side is the best side! Wait…that doesn’t rhyme. Never mind, Naomi Campbell took it back to her South London roots recently for a shoot with British Vogue called The Homecoming. The Streatham-born model made a short hop across from her home neighbourhood for the shoot in the West Indian-British hub of Brixton. […]

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Why Rihanna’s CFDA Awards outfit was brilliant marketing

One t’ing bout that red girl from Westbury Road though – she know how to mek people talk! The Dress has been dominating social media around the world for the past 48 hours and if you think that wasn’t purpose work, well you must be now hear bout Mrs. Fenty girl-child. So Rihanna wore what […]

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Six years of chronicling islandista fabulousness!

a message from Islandista Editor-in-chief Amanda Lynch-Foster Today marks exactly six years since I wrote my first post on Islandista. It was not my first foray into blogging – that had come over a year earlier with some other, earlier experiments where I dabbled in more a somewhat different beast. Islandista was an outlet for […]