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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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K2K Alliance blurs line between Carnival and couture

You can’t say they didn’t tell you upfront! It was the launch of their 2015 Carnival band launch but K2K Alliance termed it the unveiling of their Carnival Couture Collection and what was revealed in their collection ‘M3 – The Long Walk From Home’ was indeed carnival couture of the sort we’ve never seen before. K2K […]

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Nicki Minaj goes retro for Dazed & Confused Magazine

Yuh just can’t stop Nicki Minaj now at all, at all! The Trinidad-born rapper is covering the Autumn/Winter cover of influential fashion and pop culture magazine Dazed & Confused. One of her two covers is a continuation of the perception-bending that Nicki has been doing all year as she puts yet another twist on her new ‘toned-down’ […]

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Islandista on the rise: the versatile Naomie Harris

When the red carpet season gets started next Sunday, January 12 with the Golden Globe Awards, expect to start seeing a lot of islandista actress Naomie Harris. With her strong Jamaican mother and (sadly absent) Trinidadian father, Naomie has been on our our radar at Islandista for years now. However, it is in the last […]

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Islandista on the Rise: Facebook’s Global Head of Diversity Maxine Williams

So there we were browsing through Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 listing when we got an Islandista inkling. It’s kind of like Spidey sense but only goes off for the fabulous and Caribbean. Something about the lady with big smile and big curly hair just struck us, even though there was nothing especially telltale about the […]

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Nicki Minaj shoots ‘Pound the Alarm’ video in Trinidad

Oh gawsh Nicki, ya know we love ya bad…! One of our favourite islandistas, rapper Nicki Minaj was in Trinidad recently shining the spotlight on her homeland by shooting her ‘Pound the Alarm’ video there. A very good look indeed. We love islandistas who use their status to big up where they’re from. From the […]

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A salute to mothers like Michele Jodhan Ayoung-Chee

Wow. When I started this post, it was going to be a short post highlighting comments which Anya Ayoung-Chee’s mother Michele Jodhan Ayoung-Chee made about the “hell” Anya endured with her sex tape scandal some years ago. But in searching for a photo of Michele to go with the piece, I came across another article […]

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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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Making Mas Different

We’ve spoken about it time and again here on Islandista – the ‘artistry vs sexy’ dilemma that faces fans of mas. And if we’re being honest, it’s truly a financial dilemma too. Because the makers of what is often called alternative mas are quite simply, not going to make the big bucks of the ‘bikini […]