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Islandista designers at New York Fashion Week

So besides all the islandista models that have been on the scene at New York Fashion Week, there are also a few islandista designers! Former Jamaican top model Lois Samuels has turned her hand to designing and has brought out her first collection, The Vessel. According to Samuels, her collection is inspired by both menswear […]

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Islandistas working the runways at New York Fashion Week

Islandistas, do you know what’s in style this season? ISLANDISTAS! That’s what. Maybe it’s just us, but we are definitely seeing changes in the colour of the catwalks of New York Fashion Week. As you would know we have been tracking this for some time and the last season (Fall/Winter 09) definitely looked more colourful than […]

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Jourdan Dunn ‘in’ and out of Fashion Week

For a brief moment, it looked like Jourdan Dunn, who is five months pregnant, would be walking the runway at the upcoming New York Fashion Week for the Spring/Summer ’10 collections. The news flew across the internet yesterday afternoon and this morning, when posted a picture of Jourdan’s card, which was included among those for […]

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Jeneil rocks NY Fashion week & Michelle’s bare arms

Islandista Jeneil Williams has been making some serious moves in the world of fashion recently. Besides being in the now-legendary all-black edition of Italian Vogue last summer (along with fellow islandistas Naomi Campbell, Jourdan Dunn and Arlenis Sosa) and being the face of the campaign for the Bluetooth ‘Jawbone’, she tore up New York Fashion […]

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NY Fashion week gets it : black is the new black

Let’s hope we’re not putting our mouth on the fashion industry by speaking too quickly but it finally seems like the message of diversity is getting through to the fashion types. Maybe it’s the Obama effect, as the NY Times put it, (or as Tracy Morgan  more succintly put it: “black is the new president, bitch!”) but […]

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Rihanna’s dad – “I didn’t believe it” and Fashion Week stuff

Rihanna’s father, Ronald Fenty has spoken of his shock on hearing of his daughter’s alleged assault at the hands of her (now ex we presume?) boyfriend Chris Brown. Speaking to, Mr. Fenty was remarkably restrained and diplomatic for someone whose only girl child has been battered (or maybe they just edited out the part where […]

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Fashion season analysis: more colourful?

(photo credit: The Shophound) So New York and London’s Fashion Weeks have whizzed by in the last fortnight or so and Milan and Paris are still to come. The question, especially relevant to us islandistas is – has there been more colour on the runways? Have we been seeing women like ourselves (well, not really […]