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Islandista fabulousness: Jourdan Dunn hits the town with model mentor Naomi Campbell ahead of Vogue Festival appearances

British Vogue hosted its brilliant Vogue Festival this weekend, an occasion that brought out the stars of fashion and brought together two of our favourite islandistas – supermodel Naomi Campbell and future super Jourdan Dunn. Both ladies were featured on panels at the festival, with Jourdan joining bestie Karlie Kloss, Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Edie Campbell […]

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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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Islandista supermodels call for more diversity on the catwalks

Jamaican-Brit supermodels Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn have added their voices to Bethann Hardison’s call for more diversity on the catwalks at the Big Four fashion weeks. Coming off the runway after the Jason Wu show at New York Fashion Week (one of the few shows to really display diversity but Wu knows how his […]

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Trend Alert: All black everything

Get y’all black tees up, all black everything Black cards, black cars, all black everything. How many times have we said ‘black is the new black’? Well, get ready to hear it again and see it again because black is back in a big way, heavily influenced by the iconic lines in Jay-Z, Rihanna and […]

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An islandista conundrum – Jourdan Dunn and tokenism in Milan

So anyone reading this blog would know that we here at Islandista   Jourdan Dunn. We really do. We love how she’s both fierce and gazelle-like, we love that she freely admitted she wished she had a big bamsy when she was younger and we love her refreshing frankness on the paucity of black models in high fashion. […]

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Jourdan Dunn conquers US Vogue and French Elle

So yuh know that our favourite islandista fashionista Jourdan Dunn is still running tings in 2009. Fresh from her Model of the Year victory at the British Fashion Awards at year end, she has landed two major, major magazine appearances to start the year –  a spread in the January edition of US Vogue magazine, alongside Chanel […]

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Paris fashion week – fade out

(photo credit: Marcio Madeira/Style.com) Alone in a sea of white: Islandista Jourdan Dunn has been flying the flag high for models of colour but she’s often all alone. Paris Fashion Week, the last of the majors of the fashion season, is underway now. Diversity-wise it is looking much of a muchness. Most shows are barely […]

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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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Like I said…

In my post of May 15th I commented about the issue of the scrutiny and criticism that many female politicians get over their appearances. At the time I said: Personally, I think considering that is now established that women are outstripping men professionally, academically and financially, we can finally finish with this foolishness of trying […]

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Summer trend: tams

Or beanies. Or knitted caps. Whatever. It’s one fashion trend for the summer that I can definitely get behind and support … and it is not often I can say that in these 80s-regurgitating, skinny-jean wearing, leg-warmer sporting lord-save-us, last days of fashion. I started noticing it a few weeks ago at various parties -several […]