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Jourdan Dunn keeps it spicy in the kitchen

Check out top model (and long-time Islandista fave) Jourdan Dunn getting down in the kitchen for the third episode of her cooking show on Jay-Z’s YouTube channel – Well Done with Jourdan Dunn. As ever, she keeps it real – starting out by reprimanding “Fish is real, real easy to cook!” So no nonsense and […]

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Jourdan Dunn’s new cooking show is HERE!

If you’ve been following Islandista for a while, you will know that there are a few things we love. Feathers on Carnival costume headpieces. Origami-like folds on clothes (yep, still). Rihanna (sighhhh… yep, still). And we LOVE Miss Jourdan Dunn! To use the Trini parlance – dat is our rell gyul! So it’s no surprise […]

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Inside look at Rihanna with touching family video

Awww! We really loved this touching family home video of Rihanna and her family that was posted for American Thanksgiving Day. Narrated by her mentor Jay-Z, it shows a ‘home-ish’ looking Ri-ri chatting with her mother, little brother Rajad and her “gran-gran”. Our favourite part? Rihanna’s mother Monica telling Rajad that he can’t just coast […]

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Islandista we love – June Ambrose

Jay-Z calls her his “secretary of style”.   In addition to Jay, she has worked as a stylist for Mary J. Blige, P.Diddy and Janet Jackson – among others.  She has crafted some of the hottest and most memorable looks in hip-hop – and that is no hyperbole. Remember Missy Elliot’s inflatable ‘bag’ suit in […]

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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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Video of Rihanna’s comeback performance!

Rihanna hit the stage with Jay-Z and Kanye West last night at Jay-Z’s huge September 11th memorial concert at Madison Square Garden, to perform Run This Town. What a lot of people don’t seem to realise is that this is actually her first performance since the Chris Brown beating incident back in February. It had […]

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Bits and pieces – Lara fete back on, socially aware fashion and more…

Yes islandistas, I have another pelau post here for you – a bit of this and a bit of that and you know seh it always good! First up – apparently Brian Lara’s all-inclusive Crop-Over party is back on. The Prince changed his mind over a week ago so all systems are go once again. […]

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Back to back black Vogue covers and Rihanna’s belated bday party

Well slap me with a fish and call me Wally! Sorry, I just needed to create an expression as crazy as that to express my shock at the fact that Beyonce is covering the April edition of US Vogue magazine – which means … BACK TO BACK covers with black women for the ‘fashion Bible’! […]

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Rihanna’s dad: ‘I am not homeless’ & Chris is so sorry

It’s been a week in coming but  people are finally talking out about the Rihanna/Chris Brown assault situation. After speaking to at the start of the weekend, Rihanna’s dad Ronald Fenty is speaking to the Barbadian press about his daughter’s situation and more specifically how folks are trying to smear him to get at her. According […]

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Dunn named Model of the year and Rihanna publicist drama

Hurray! One of our favourite ‘nuh tek back nuh chat’ islandistas – British model Jourdan Dunn, won the Model of the Year award at the British Fashion Awards two nights ago. Just 18, Dunn was spotted two years ago in Primark (our kind of girl!) and has swiftly risen to the top – an all the […]