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Something old, something new – Crop-Over costumes 2011

Crop-Over is coming islandistas and despite being in hibernation for the last few months (between my wedding in December and now expecting my first child I’ve been ex-hausted!), that is enough to bring the Islandista out of her cyber-cave! So Power x Four is both the old and new of this post – pics of […]

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Rihanna on April Vogue cover!

So this is the story that finally brought Islandista out of her hibernation (more on that anon) – uber-islandista Rihanna is on the cover of the April issue of Vogue magazine!!! She’s covering Vogue’s annual Shape issue which is frequently a lightning rod for controversy and criticism. We’re loving how the shot is channeling cartoon vamp Jessica […]

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Rihanna killing it at the AMAs

Not much more we can add to our headline, which just about sums it all up. Ri-ri turned in possibly her best live performance (certainly her best awards performance) ever, opening the American Music Awards last night. Killed. It. DEAD! She was on fire! Check out the vid and let us know if you agree.

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Out of order, Kamla!

Well, well, well looka this though! In the wake of the devastation left in Barbados, St. Vincent but especially St. Lucia by Hurricane Tomas, this was the first thingTrinidad’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar had to say on Monday: “We will have to look at ways in which we would be able to assist. But you […]

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Nicki Minaj’s Right Thru Me video

As excitement builds for islandista Nicki Minaj’s debut album Pink Friday, she’s dropped a video for one of the tracks off the album – another relationship number that is almost the flipside to the ‘so in love’ vibe of Your Love Right Thru Me. Check it.

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Our favourite of the season – Duro Olowu

The SS ’11 fashion season has come and gone – filled with island folk on the catwalks, in the front rows and occasionally, making the final turn as the designer. And we are ready to crown our favourite – because out of the many, many, many designs we saw this season, one small collection reached out to […]

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REPOST: Mumma gone a foreign

  As you know, sometimes we touch on some pretty serious topics here on Islandista and this one – a re-post of a piece which appeared on the very popular Clutch Magazine last week (www.clutchmag.com)  is definitely one that affects us as Caribbean mothers and daughters.  Read it and let me know your thoughts. What […]

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Ri-ri’s Euro tour!

Uber-islandista Rihanna is over in Europe right now, promoting her new album Loud in London and taking in the finale of the fashion season in Paris for its Fashion Week. And Ri-ri being Ri-ri, all eyes are on her outfits – some were misses (orange and purple with that hair? Too far!) while some were […]

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UPDATED: And the winner is…

Invitation number 97! Whichever lucky lady is holding invitation number 97 is the winner of our Girlfriends Expo promotion this past weekend. She will now be treated to a full, fabulous islandista-style makeover, with makeup compliments I Heart Makeup and a mani and pedi in the comfort of your own home (the way the stars […]

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Caribbean models in Benetton FW 10 campaign!

Benetton went up and down the island chain for their latest ad campaign for the FW 10 season. They snagged no less than three Caribbean models from three different island nations for the campaign, featuring Jamaica’s Shena Moulton, Turks and Caicos’ Chrishell Stubbs and Martiniquan male model Carl Agapit. Check out the flicks and look […]