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Looks we loved from the Met Gala – did islandistas rock the red carpet?

Fashion’s most fashionable event, the Met Costume Institute Gala came off on Monday night at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum and as usual, some high-profile islandistas were in attendance. By the way, this is probably the last year we can call it the Met Costume Institute Gala since the institute has formally been renamed the […]

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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 […]

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Islandista Original Fashion Editorial: Old Time Somet’ing Come Back Again (Summer 2013)

Islandistas, as you would know, we’ve been doing quite a lot over on the print side of things for the last year and a half or so. In fact, during Christmas 2013, we celebrated the first anniversary of Islandista magazine which is based (for now) in Barbados. However, we wanted to share what we’ve been […]

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Our favourite looks from New York Fashion Week

Bright colours and bold textures and patterns dominated the looks we loved from New York Fashion Week this season. Now, the fall/winter looks are always more severe than the spring/summer looks both in colour and cut – though frankly, we don’t understand why! The drearier the weather, the more cheerful the colours should be in […]

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Islandista on the rise: Italian-Haitian designer Stella Jean

Have you heard about Stella Jean? She’s the super cool Haitian-Italian designer who has been taking the fashion industry by storm in recent seasons. Just last month at Milan Fashion Week, Giorgio Armani himself gave her his very public vote of confidence in her talent by allowing her to show her Spring/Summer 2014 collection at […]

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New York Fashion Week – designers have an orange crush

So we are officially half-way through New York Fashion Week. Four days and nights of shows are behind us with four more to come. So it’s as good a time as any to take a look at what designers have in mind for us for next year. The answer – orange. Lots and lots of […]

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Looking ahead to Fashion Week!

It’s upon us again islandistas! Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week is here and that means we are on the hunt once again for islandista fabulousness and style. We’ll be looking out for islandistas like Jourdan Dunn, Melodie Monrose and Cora Emmanuel on the catwalks. We will keep a keen eye out for the collections […]

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So basically twerking is wukking up?

So twerking has been in the news a lot recently…thanks for that Miley Cyrus. The rise of twerking culminated (or crashed depending on which direction you’re coming from) with Miley’s dreadful VMAs performance last week. Oxford Dictionary added it to their online dictionary of current English and CNN and every major (ie. ‘serious’) news network […]

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Is Foreday Morning becoming like ‘Monday mas’?

With Foreday Morning now officially the biggest event of the Crop-Over festival (46 bands and 21,000 revellers this year), there has been much debate about the direction of the event. Foreday started out as a j’ouvert-type, ‘dutty mas’ street party, a mud-and-paint-and-chocolate alternative to the pretty mas of Kadooment Day. But at some point a […]

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Jourdan Dunn joins Harlem Shake craze

With the random but incredibly fun Harlem Shake meme taking over the world, it was only a matter of time before some islandistas got in on the act. Are we at all surprised that our girlĀ  Jourdan Dunn has gotten in on the craze? No! That girl is a full-blown fool (in the best, most […]