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Ex-Scandal star Columbus Short in Bim for Crop-Over! But is he a wanted man?

Well… this is certainly a bit awkward. TMZ and a host of American media outlets are reporting that former ‘Scandal’ star Columbus Short is a wanted man. Apparently a judge reportedly issued a warrant for his arrest earlier this week after he failed to appear in court for a hearing in his domestic violence case […]

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A look ahead to the Islandista Summer 2014 issue!

Islandistas, we are SO excited about what we have in store for you in just a few days’ time when the Summer 2014 edition of Islandista Magazine comes out! For this issue, we teamed up with Barbados’ hottest Crop-Over band Zulu International for a fabulous cover shoot that totally captures the spirit of playing mas […]

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Behind the scenes on our Summer 2014 edition!

Summer may be a time associated with relaxation but for us at Islandista HQ, it is time to work, work, work (channeling Li’l Rick there)! As readers of this blog would know, we branched out into print two years ago and this year we’ve taken it up a notch going from two editions to four […]

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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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Islandista fabulousness: Jourdan Dunn hits the town with model mentor Naomi Campbell ahead of Vogue Festival appearances

British Vogue hosted its brilliant Vogue Festival this weekend, an occasion that brought out the stars of fashion and brought together two of our favourite islandistas – supermodel Naomi Campbell and future super Jourdan Dunn. Both ladies were featured on panels at the festival, with Jourdan joining bestie Karlie Kloss, Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Edie Campbell […]

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Islandista Original Fashion Editorial: She Ready to Get On

Do you have a Carnival tabanca yet? Trinidad Carnival is now over (sigh) but if you missed it or if you went and returned and you are still missing it, check out another one of our throwback fashion editorials.

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Oxtail stew, sunshine and coconut water: Shala Monroque shares her islandista flavoured beauty and nutrition routine

If you ever had any doubt that Shala Monroque was still an island girl through and through, check out her beauty diary in Harper’s Bazaar which is peppered with island flavor. Asked about her meals, she notes:  “I grew up on stewed codfish, smoked herring, pig tails, and chicken backs. I’m an adventurous eater, but […]

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Tweets for Chef Nina after Top Chef finale shocker

So as we all know by now, islandista Chef Nina Compton did not win Bravo’s Top Chef last night. Obviously, it was a blow to all of us on #TeamNina and especially #Teamgreenfigandsaltfish, the hash tag which her fellow St. Lucians have been rallying under for the past week or so as excitement built. Annnnd […]

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Rihanna covers March Vogue but we have some questions…

She’s once, twice and now three times a Vogue cover model and this time the Bajan superstar is covering US Vogue’s second biggest edition of the year- the spring fashion issue.

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Islandista on the Rise – Nina Compton’s bringing islandista flavours to Top Chef (literally!)

First it was Anya. Then it was Tessanne. And now the latest islandista bringing Caribbean flavour to the finals of prime time reality television is Chef Nina Compton who has made it to the top 3 of Bravo’s Top Chef!