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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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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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Islandistas Rihanna and Nicki Minaj take magazine covers by storm

Elle, Esquire UK, V Magazine and Billboard – that is the magazine roll call for islandista super stars Rihanna and Nicki Minaj for December and November’s only just started! Both the Trini and the Baje are baring a lot in the magazine spreads with Rihanna showing plenty of skin in the Esquire pix and Nicki letting us […]

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Bottom Like a Pelau – a Rebuke to Vogue

Oh gawsh gyul, yuh like a good pelau! All de meat in de bottom! Thus spake a Trini man ‎to a colleague of mine during her law school days in the twin island republic, in one of the most hilarious and creative lines I’ve ever heard. His comment is the perfect rebuke to the load […]

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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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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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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 […]

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What a week for Islandista supermodels!

Two of our absolute favourite islandista supermodels, Joan Smalls and Jourdan Dunn are definitely cementing their places at the top of the model pyramid this week. First came the news on Monday that both Jamaican-Brit Dunn and Puerto Rican-Virgin Islander Smalls had been named in Forbes’ Magazine’s model ‘rich list’ of the highest-paid models in […]

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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. […]