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Jourdan Dunn shares her teenaged insecurity in insightful new interview: “I’d look in the mirror and hate myself”

In a wide-ranging and really insightful interview with The UK Guardian’s new magazine The Fashion, our favourite islandista model Jourdan Dunn got raw and real about becoming a teen mom, racism in the fashion industry and how insecure she felt about her tall, thin frame as a young girl. On racism in the industry: “I […]

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DNA test shows Jah Cure’s NOT the daddy

Sigh… And so it has come to pass, nearly a year and a half after we first raised our eyebrows at the painful and foolish pronouncements of Jah Cure’s alleged baby mother and known party girl, Gordene… and got blasted for it by Gordene’s cyber friends, cousins and assorted supporters. Turns out that Cure is […]

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Islandista Fashion Notes – Fashion Night Out & Alex Burke’s saucy dress

Oh islandistas, so much is happening right now in the world where islandistaness (yeh, just made it up), and fashion intersect, that we can scarcely keep up! New York Fashion Week is on like boil corn and you know we will be giving you the news from the runways and red carpets. And of course… the parties. […]

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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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Another soca mummy – Destra pregnant

Wha de jail…! How on earth did we at islandista miss this? Soca songbird Destra Garcia is joining the line of soca mummies as she is pregnant with her first child. She revealed this in an interview with the Trinidad Express last week. She told the Express she did not even realise she was pregnant […]

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Jourdan Dunn confirms pregnancy

Jourdan Dunn has confirmed what we reported a few days back – she is indeed pregnant. In an interview with, Jourdan said she was excited about motherhood: “I’m really looking forward to the future and having my baby… I’m lucky – I’m feeling really well. I’m healthy and happy!” Vogue also reported that the father […]

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Pelau post – Fay-Ann’s post-baby body, D’Angel’s bad luck & Lorna gets her own

We are just bursting with news of all things islandista these days! Between all the various summer carnivals, stage shows, parties and two big fashion weeks back to back, we are so busy it’s hard to know where to start. So, to make a dent in all the suss, we’re going to hit you with another […]

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It’s a girl for Fay-Ann and Bunji!

Ok, it’s for real this time! Road March and double Soca Monarch Fay-Ann Lyons gave birth to her first child, a baby girl at the Mount Hope Hospital’s Maternity Unit around noon yesterday. While her and Bunji’s manager Ian Pantin, assured the media that she was fine, there must have been some scary moments leading […]