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Ten Years, Ten Islandista Moments

Today is a day that I never thought about. When I started Islandista 10 years ago on this day, I didn’t have any long term goals for it. I just wanted to read about women like me whose identity sometimes gets lost when we rely on media from other places to report on their accomplishments. […]

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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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Anya rocks de Avenue for her first solo Caribbean show

Anya Ayoung-Chee packed Ariapita Avenue on Thursday night when she put on her first solo fashion show in the Caribbean since winning Project Runway. It was entitled “Fashion Rocks the Avenue” and it was everything we’ve come to expect from Anya ¬†– in a good way! There was a bit of Carnival with the show […]

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Anya in Marie Claire spread!

Run right out and pick up the January edition of Marie Claire – because islandista design star Anya Ayoung-Chee is featured in it! Hurrrray! She posted some page pix on her Facebook page today and the interview looks captivating. Our favourite bit? How Michael Kors started a wave of ‘Reggae Jesus’ Halloween costumes in Trinidad¬†after […]

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Anya launches exclusive section in Tribe

Tribe has scored a real coup by getting Project Runway winner Anya Ayoung-Chee to design a section in their band for Carnival 2012. The section, called ‘Take Me to the Runway’ was launched Friday night and had some serious star power when none other than Hollywood’s #1 money earner – Will Smith popped in for […]

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Christmas shopping idea – Anya accessories?

Here is a shopping idea for Christmas – cute and funky accessories from Project Runway winner Anya Ayoung-Chee. Since of course, Lifetime owns the rights to her winning collection, Anya is putting out her own stuff on her new website, And she’s starting with some cute accessories that would make a great Christmas gift […]

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A salute to mothers like Michele Jodhan Ayoung-Chee

Wow. When I started this post, it was going to be a short post highlighting comments which Anya Ayoung-Chee’s mother Michele Jodhan Ayoung-Chee made about the “hell” Anya endured with her sex tape scandal some years ago. But in searching for a photo of Michele to go with the piece, I came across another article […]

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All about Anya in TnT!

Trinidad has got absolute Anya fever ever since her win on Project Runway. The Trinidad Express’ Woman magazine said it succintly – Call It A Comeback. From the ashes of scandal and sniggering two years ago, Anya has risen like a phoenix and is now the toast of Trinidad, hailed by PM Kamla Persad-Bisessar hailing […]

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She did!

Congrats to Trini islandista Anya Ayoung-Chee on winning Project Runway last night with her Tobago-inspired collection! Way to represent girl! We proud a yuh! Check out this interview that fellow fab islandista, Afrobella’s Patrice Grell-Yursik did with Anya.

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Goooo Anya!

Congrats to Anya Ayoung-Chee who is going to take her islandista style all the way to New York Fashion Week! Just a few minutes ago, Anya ended up being the first one through on the final runway of Project Runway after the judges were impressed by the look, styling and cohesiveness of her 3 looks. […]