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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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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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Tweets for Chef Nina after Top Chef finale shocker

So as we all know by now, islandista Chef Nina Compton did not win Bravo’s Top Chef last night. Obviously, it was a blow to all of us on #TeamNina and especially #Teamgreenfigandsaltfish, the hash tag which her fellow St. Lucians have been rallying under for the past week or so as excitement built. Annnnd […]

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Islandista on the Rise – Nina Compton’s bringing islandista flavours to Top Chef (literally!)

First it was Anya. Then it was Tessanne. And now the latest islandista bringing Caribbean flavour to the finals of prime time reality television is Chef Nina Compton who has made it to the top 3 of Bravo’s Top Chef!

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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 […]

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Another islandista ‘it girl’ – Nicole Fiscella

Well this came as a bit of surprise even to us here at islandista, who avidly track the Caribbean heritage of every celeb. Did you know that Gossip Girl’s Nicole Fiscella is an islandista? St. Lucian mother, Guyanese father. So… what gives with the last name Fiscella right? That’s what we thought. It’s not a […]