Islandistas “Dare To Be Risqué” Daresqué

by Michelle Bridgeman At first glance Latoya Daniel may seem like the type of person you wouldn’t want to mess with, and though this bodes true, this tough persona just makes it all that harder to see the amazing personality within. Latoya who is CEO and Founder of Daresqué (pronounced: day-rees-k) took a stroll on […]

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Fully Elevated – Elevate: Suit & Tie – Sinatras and Monroes

by Michelle Bridgeman This past Christmas season brought on many things to look forward to. Whether it was the up and coming events, joy of spending time with family or the thrill in opening gifts. Whatever the reason this season was an exciting one. Adding to this excitement were some messages not to be forgotten. […]

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RiRi ♥ M∙A∙C – Rihanna M∙A∙C Holiday Collection

by Michelle Bridgeman She’s not just a music icon, she’s a style icon! So when Rihanna does yet another amazing collab with such a great brand as M∙A∙C no wrong can be done. Well Islandistas,she has done it again. Rihanna brought out her Holiday Collection for the prestigious brand and it’s moving off the shelves swiftly […]

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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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The party weekend starts now!

It’s BEACH HOUSE TIME! …and Lush time and Frazzled time and Glow time and CPL time… I swear, today must be the partying-est day of the year in Barbados! There are a ton of fetes on today – from Beach House’s first foray outside of Trinidad (if you haven’t, check out our exclusive interview with […]

Entertainment Music

New Cover Drive vid – All My Love

Bajan band Cover Drive went even further with their sunny island-pop vibe in their newest music video and song All My Love. Clearly shot at home in Barbados, the music video is more of a tribute to the love of friends than romantic love and shows Amanda, Jamar, Barry and T-Ray getting ready for and […]

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Melanie Fiona for Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari!

*squeeeal!* That is us super excited that islandista Melanie Fiona is coming to the Caribbean in a fortnight for the upcoming Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari. You know we love Ms. Fiona already  – our pepperpot-eating, Grammy-winning islandista-who’s-not-actually-from-an-island (but she’s proudly of Guyanese parentage and we can’t ever leave out our GT massive – this is […]

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J. Angelique 2013 party collection launching tomorrow!

We’ve got to give some love to a super talented young designer who creates with islandistas in mind – Barbados’ Janelle Forde of J. Angelique! Her 2013 party collection – titled ‘Lime. Fete. Style.’ is launching tomorrow in Trinidad, part of the Style Spirit Fashion Weekend, hosted by Trinidad LookBook. And how islandista is that […]

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Would you?

Well? Would you? Saw this yesterday on the Facebook page of Bajantube – a super popular Barbadian entertainment/video upload site and it definitely gave me pause! I stopped, scrolled back up and my jaw dropped. It’s like a social studies project on Barbados tatted on her back – from the flag to the map to the […]

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Islandista stamp of approval: Holder’s Farmers’ Market

Islandistas, here is another one to add to our (limited) archives of things that get the oh-so-rare islandista stamp of approval. In three and some years of posting, we have only given two stamps of approval so you know that when we do, it has to be good. And the Holder’s House Farmer’s Market in […]