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Wish you were here! Shala Monroque and Michelle Elie capture Caribbean vacations on IG

A whole lot of Caribbean cool collided in recent weeks as two of our favourite islandistas, Michelle Elie and Shala Monroque have been travelling up and down the region. The good friends and fashion world insiders have been showcasing the true beauty of Michelle’s native Haiti, Shala’s native St. Lucia and Trinidad through a series […]

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Islandistas of Instagram: the Halloween edition!

So last night was Halloween and islandistas from the worlds of fashion, music and media have been getting into the spooky spirit all week long. Last night they went bump (and more) in the night and many of our favourite islandistas were out costumed to the nines. We start of course with Rihanna whose costumes […]

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Stella Jean brings Caribbean flair to Milan

It might not be the place you expect to find it but Milan is having a Caribbean moment right now. Like, today. Milan Fashion Week kicked off just today and all of the coolest islandistas are in town for the fashion festivities. Shala Monroque, Michelle Elie and Tamu McPherson have all been linking up at or […]

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The Black Girls Coalition is back!

They were called the Black Girls Coalition and they were awesome. Founded during a high water mark for catwalk diversity, the group was made up of every legendary black model you could think of (Iman! Naomi Campbell! Tyra Banks!). They used their high profile to draw attention to and raise money for causes such as […]

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Oxtail stew, sunshine and coconut water: Shala Monroque shares her islandista flavoured beauty and nutrition routine

If you ever had any doubt that Shala Monroque was still an island girl through and through, check out her beauty diary in Harper’s Bazaar which is peppered with island flavor. Asked about her meals, she notes:  “I grew up on stewed codfish, smoked herring, pig tails, and chicken backs. I’m an adventurous eater, but […]

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Islandistas out front and partying it up at New York Fashion Week

Well, we could have told you that… Islandistas have been everywhere for New York Fashion Week, at times making the front rows and more importantly, the after-parties look like CARICOM! Antiguan stylist to the stars June Ambrose, Trini rapper Nicki Minaj, Barbados’ own Rihanna, St. Lucian fashion muse and editor Shala Monroque were among those […]

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Looking ahead to Fashion Week!

It’s upon us again islandistas! Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week is here and that means we are on the hunt once again for islandista fabulousness and style. We’ll be looking out for islandistas like Jourdan Dunn, Melodie Monrose and Cora Emmanuel on the catwalks. We will keep a keen eye out for the collections […]

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Shala Monroque covers Town & Country!

A friend sidled by and mentioned “You see your girl is on the cover of Town and Country?” Run we did to the computer and indeed there she was – St. Lucia’s own Shala Monroque. The cover – eh. It did her no favours, as commenters over at the Fashion Bomb Daily noted. The fact […]

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‘I Am An Islandista’ featuring Shala Monroque

Islandistas, today we introduce a new original series where we feature women who embody what it means to be an islandista – smart, fascinating, proudly Caribbean women who are making waves in the region or the world. We are really excited to be launching this series with a real coup – an interview with someone […]

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Islandista It Girl: Shala Monroque

[picapp align=”left” wrap=”false” link=”term=Shala+Monroque&iid=6741801″ src=”7/0/1/7/Miu_Miu_d908.jpg?adImageId=12815990&imageId=6741801″ width=”234″ height=”352″ /] Islandistas, you know what we love? We love reading about islandista it girls – chicks who are just killing the scene in New York, London, wherever, with their style, flair and islandistas-ness. We love when something about their name or look gives us that little inkling… is […]