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A li’l something for your Carnival tabanca

So isn’t this just a busy weekend! It’s Valentine’s weekend, New York Fashion Week’s fall/winter shows are in full swing and it’s even the NBA All-Star Weekend. But most importantly – it’s CARNIVAL WEEKEND! And Islandista isn’t there. ūüė¶ Booooo… So if the Carnival tabanca has you as bad as it does us, we’ve settled […]

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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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Elevate does it again!! – Elevate: Suit & Tie – ~Ch√Ęteau de Versailles~.

by Michelle Bridgeman Fancy duds check! Flats check! Location check! POSITIVE VIBES DOUBLE CHECK! If you missed last year then this year was the chance to attend ElevateEvents Live, Elevate: Suit & Tie, and if you missed out, then you missed a great event. A slight glitch at 1:00am caused music to stop as the […]

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Islandistas of Instagram: the Halloween edition!

So last night was Halloween and islandistas from the worlds of fashion, music and media have been getting into the spooky spirit all week long. Last night they went bump (and more) in the night and many of our favourite islandistas were out costumed to the nines. We start of course with Rihanna whose costumes […]

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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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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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Bliss is back

The fireworks came at exactly the right moment. Kes The Band’s ‘Where Yuh From‘ was blasting, an appropriately pan-Caribbean anthem for the mix of sophisticated, soca-loving, UWI-connected islandistas and island men who always patronise Bliss. And just as every man and woman jubilantly raised their hands to “show meh where yuh from”, the fireworks exploded […]

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Islandista Approved: the Aurora Breakfast Party

Progress is always good. We love to see events and people improve from year to year and that’s why this year’s edition of the Crop-Over Breakfast Party Aurora was so great. From the lush and lovely venue to the perfect park and ride, the ever-flowing drinks, constant food and great performances, Aurora was on point […]

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Island Fusion does it digitally for its 2014 launch

Island Fusion decided to forego the traditional band launch for its fifth year in the Foreday game. Instead, their single-letter band theme V seems to stand for video as they went for a digital launch of their 2014 presentation. The video has a dark, slightly improvisational feel and it’s a bit difficult to see all […]

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Talk about early! Fantasy Barbados is first out of the gates for Crop-Over 2014

In what must surely be the earliest Crop-Over band presentation ever seen in Bim, Fantasy Barbados launched their Crop-Over 2014 presentation Great Empires at the Hilton’s Charles Fort last night. Yes, you read that right – in the middle of March – nearly five months ahead of Kadooment Day. Crop-Over has definitely gone to another […]