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A funny thing happened on the way back to Islandista

I never thought I’d be away so long. But in 2014-2015, I truly needed to take a break from Islandista. Don’t get me wrong. I still loved it. I still got a buzz when I spotted my favourite islandistas out and shining or when I discovered ‘new’ islandistas excelling and doing it with ineffable island […]

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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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Islandista who keeps rising – Soledad O’Brien

  Everyone wants a piece of Soledad O’Brien. Seriously. The famous CNN journalist and Special Investigations host was born in the United States to a black Cuban mother and white Australian father of Irish descent. Looks simple written there but when you hear that she is a member of both the National Association of Black Journalists […]

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Islandista ‘It’ Girls

Maybe it’s just a coincidence or how the stars are aligned right now but I have noticed that an increasing number of the ‘It’ girls making waves over and away these days are also islandistas – or at least islandistas by descent. Now what do I mean by an ‘it girl’ ? After all, it’s still […]

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Fashion Society Style Travel

If only…

(photo credit: The Sartorialist) *Sigh*… I adore this outfit. It’s from the Sartorialist blog and was taken in London. Everything about is so coolly individual – the bow tie, the brogue shoes, the stripey socks, the stripey dress that would ordinarily be rather ugly on its own but looks inspired paired with the other items. […]

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In praise of the praise songs of West Indian men

Who says Caribbean men don’t show their emotions? Just today in town, I got two passionate declarations of love – in an hour and a half! And none of them were from my man! The first a fervent “Ras…I love that size” as I entered a boutique. The second a more straightforward “Empress, I love […]