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Fashion season – the islandista-gram edit!

Winter Storm Nepture be damned  – even amidst bone-rattling temperatures and snow, the show must go on and New York Fashion Week has been in full swing since last Thursday. As usual, islandistas in abundance have been everywhere – from the catwalk to the front rows to the after parties. Stylish and savvy Caribbean women have […]

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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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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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K2K Alliance blurs line between Carnival and couture

You can’t say they didn’t tell you upfront! It was the launch of their 2015 Carnival band launch but K2K Alliance termed it the unveiling of their Carnival Couture Collection and what was revealed in their collection ‘M3 – The Long Walk From Home’ was indeed carnival couture of the sort we’ve never seen before. K2K […]

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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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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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Where did they go: Is Sigail Currie poised for a big comeback?

Another fashion season is quickly approaching and as usual, Islandista will be on the look out for islandista models and designers on the runways of New York, London, Paris (gotta look real hard here – except at Balmain) and Milan (eyes will have to be peeled). But even as we look out for our favourite […]

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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 […]