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Bottom Like a Pelau – a Rebuke to Vogue

Oh gawsh gyul, yuh like a good pelau! All de meat in de bottom! Thus spake a Trini man ‎to a colleague of mine during her law school days in the twin island republic, in one of the most hilarious and creative lines I’ve ever heard. His comment is the perfect rebuke to the load […]

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What a week for Islandista supermodels!

Two of our absolute favourite islandista supermodels, Joan Smalls and Jourdan Dunn are definitely cementing their places at the top of the model pyramid this week. First came the news on Monday that both Jamaican-Brit Dunn and Puerto Rican-Virgin Islander Smalls had been named in Forbes’ Magazine’s model ‘rich list’ of the highest-paid models in […]

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Naomi Campbell goes back to her roots for Vogue UK shoot

Because the south side is the best side! Wait…that doesn’t rhyme. Never mind, Naomi Campbell took it back to her South London roots recently for a shoot with British Vogue called The Homecoming. The Streatham-born model made a short hop across from her home neighbourhood for the shoot in the West Indian-British hub of Brixton. […]

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Islandistas heating up the summer on Vogue & Harper’s Bazaar covers!

You know you just can’t keep islandistas off of magazine covers! Barbadian pop star Rihanna and Jamaican model Jeneil Williams are stunning on the covers of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia and Vogue Turkey respectively. With both ladies known in different ways for their sensational bodies (Jeneil for being more toned and athletic than the average model […]

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Rihanna covers March Vogue but we have some questions…

She’s once, twice and now three times a Vogue cover model and this time the Bajan superstar is covering US Vogue’s second biggest edition of the year- the spring fashion issue.

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Fashion Style

Islandista triple-whammy in September Vogue!

This month’s September Vogue (the one featuring Halle on the cover) features an islandista triple-whammy – three islandistas across three different editorials. Behind the scenes is mega makeup star Pat McGrath, who is the makeup artist on two editorials – the gorgeous We Are the World United-Nations inspired editorial seen above and On the Town, […]

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Why Essence, Ebony (and Islandista) matter

Just picked up my September 2010 issue of Essence magazine and I was struck by the cover. Featured are three of the biggest black supermodels to ever do it – Iman, Naomi Campbell and Liya Kebede – some serious star power there and all in one place to boot -fitting for the cover of Essence’s commemorative […]

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Fashion

Jourdan Dunn coming to a magazine page near you!

The fashion world is buzzing about two upcoming photo spreads with islandista’s favourite model (still!) the resilient Brit-yardie Jourdan Dunn. The shoots would mark Jourdan’s first magazine editorials since going on maternity leave last year to give birth to her son. In true Jourdan style, she is doing it big for her magazine comeback – Vogue’s […]

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Islandistas in June Vogue & July Elle!

It’s all islandista, all the time in fashion’s biggest magazines this summer! The fashion folk can’t get enough of island girls from all spheres, be they designers, models or singers. In the June edition of Vogue is Jamaican designer Carly Cushnie of Cushnie et Ochs – along with her design partner, they are highlighted in […]

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Fashion Society

Haitian designer Hassan Pierre in Vogue!

We love to see island folk doing big things so we were very happy to read about Haitian-American designer Hassan Pierre…  in the May issue of US Vogue, no less!   While folks may not always associate Haiti with haute couture, Pierre, who is a 22 year old grad of Parson’s School of Design, has fashion […]