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Essence to honour stylish islandistas at first-ever Street Style Block Party & Awards

Three stylish islandistas will be honoured when Essence Magazine hosts its first-ever Street Style Block Party & Awards; celebrating real women with great style during New York Fashion Week. Haitian-born designer Azede Jean-Pierre, Antigua’s own style maven June Ambrose and street style photographer and born yaadie Tamu McPherson will all be celebrated along with actress Tracee […]

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Former Essence EIC Constance White speaks out!

A few weeks after her departure from Essence magazine, islandista Constance White has spoken out very candidly about the problems she experienced there, saying that: “I had a certain point of view about black women being central to this magazine. The boss didn’t agree with me, and the president didn’t agree with me.” “The boss” […]

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Islandista getting her Black Snob on!

Guess what  – Islandista is on Black Snob! Our post ‘Why Essence, Ebony (and Islandista) still matter’ was featured as a guest post on one of our faaaavourite blogs. Check out the debate over there and give it some love!

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Why Essence, Ebony (and Islandista) matter

Just picked up my September 2010 issue of Essence magazine and I was struck by the cover. Featured are three of the biggest black supermodels to ever do it – Iman, Naomi Campbell and Liya Kebede – some serious star power there and all in one place to boot -fitting for the cover of Essence’s commemorative […]