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New York Fashion Week: the Saints go marching in and more

  So Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (aka New York Fashion Week) is well underway and we can’t even lie… Jamaican agency Saint International is dominating the runways, as far as Caribbean models go. We already told you about newcomer Kai Newman, who had an epic debut season back in September for the Spring/Summer 2014 collections […]

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New islandistas @ New York Fashion Week

    New York Fashion Week (Fall/Winter ’10) started on Thursday and so far it’s been pretty good, islandista-wise.  For the last NYFW (SS ’10) we counted 10 islandista models (and one islandisto in the form of yaadie Tyson Beckford) walking the runways for 22 different designers.  Thus far, the count is at the same 11 (including […]

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Islandistas working the runways at New York Fashion Week

Islandistas, do you know what’s in style this season? ISLANDISTAS! That’s what. Maybe it’s just us, but we are definitely seeing changes in the colour of the catwalks of New York Fashion Week. As you would know we have been tracking this for some time and the last season (Fall/Winter 09) definitely looked more colourful than […]

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Rihanna in blackface & Islandistas on I-D cover

Islandistas are all over the place for the September round of fashion magazines. Islandistas Jourdan Dunn and Arlenis are featured on the cover of the September issue of I-D magazine, along with fellow models of colour Chanel Iman and Sessilee Lopez in a historic all-black cover. Jourdan, who is five months pregnant (reportedly with a […]

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You better WORK! – Islandista models making moves

Islandista models Jourdan Dunn and Arlenis Sosa seem to be taking RuPaul’s legendary advice to heart – “you better WORK!” And work they are, both figuratively and literally. In the last month, the two have racked up four major ad campaigns for boldface names – Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent, Lancome and Maybelline. First Jourdan […]

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Islandistas at the CFDA Awards – shades of grey

The CFDA Awards were held earlier this week and two of fashion’s favourite islandistas, Zoe Saldana and model Arlenis Sosa were in attendance. Interestingly enough, they were both wearing dresses in shades of grey, as was one of the only other brown bodies pictured there, the always fabulous Kerry Washington (let me find out she […]

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Islandistas at the Met Costume Institute Ball … at last!

Shame on us – look how long we promised to bring you our take on the Met Costume Institute Ball and we’re only now getting to it! Trust, it has been a hectic week islandista-wise and other stories kept pushing our Met review further and further back. So now, without further ado, here are some […]

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Fashion season analysis: more colourful?

(photo credit: The Shophound) So New York and London’s Fashion Weeks have whizzed by in the last fortnight or so and Milan and Paris are still to come. The question, especially relevant to us islandistas is – has there been more colour on the runways? Have we been seeing women like ourselves (well, not really […]