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Ten Years, Ten Islandista Moments

Today is a day that I never thought about. When I started Islandista 10 years ago on this day, I didn’t have any long term goals for it. I just wanted to read about women like me whose identity sometimes gets lost when we rely on media from other places to report on their accomplishments. […]

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Anya in Marie Claire spread!

Run right out and pick up the January edition of Marie Claire – because islandista design star Anya Ayoung-Chee is featured in it! Hurrrray! She posted some page pix on her Facebook page today and the interview looks captivating. Our favourite bit? How Michael Kors started a wave of ‘Reggae Jesus’ Halloween costumes in Trinidad after […]

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Christmas shopping idea – Anya accessories?

Here is a shopping idea for Christmas – cute and funky accessories from Project Runway winner Anya Ayoung-Chee. Since of course, Lifetime owns the rights to her winning collection, Anya is putting out her own stuff on her new website, And she’s starting with some cute accessories that would make a great Christmas gift […]

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All about Anya in TnT!

Trinidad has got absolute Anya fever ever since her win on Project Runway. The Trinidad Express’ Woman magazine said it succintly – Call It A Comeback. From the ashes of scandal and sniggering two years ago, Anya has risen like a phoenix and is now the toast of Trinidad, hailed by PM Kamla Persad-Bisessar hailing […]

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She did!

Congrats to Trini islandista Anya Ayoung-Chee on winning Project Runway last night with her Tobago-inspired collection! Way to represent girl! We proud a yuh! Check out this interview that fellow fab islandista, Afrobella’s Patrice Grell-Yursik did with Anya.

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Goooo Anya!

Congrats to Anya Ayoung-Chee who is going to take her islandista style all the way to New York Fashion Week! Just a few minutes ago, Anya ended up being the first one through on the final runway of Project Runway after the judges were impressed by the look, styling and cohesiveness of her 3 looks. […]

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Anya & Nicki Minaj @ NYFW!

Islandistas Anya Ayoung-Chee and Nicki Minaj both made their mark on New York Fashion Week in very different ways this weekend. Anya was one of the nine Project Runway finalists to send a small collection down the catwalk on Friday at Lincoln Centre. The collection, which Anya said was inspired by the “easy, sexy vibe […]

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Fashion News – Caribbean’​s Next Top Model + Anya on Project Runway!

There have been some major happenings on the Caribbean fashion scene in recent weeks islandistas! First, they can’t hold down Anya at all, at all no matter how much they (allegedly) try! The scandal-hit former Miss Trinidad Universe, Anya Ayoung-Chee has made it to Project Runway, the renowned U.S. fashion design reality show hosted by […]