Let’s face it: the days of traditional office wear are long behind us. As workplaces themselves have become more collaborative, open and friendly since the turn of the century, the dynamic of dressing for work has changed too. Many women used to stick with greyscale skirt suits, white button down blouses and the occasional solid-hued
Meet Raquel Leid, the brainchild behind Grenadian Fashion and Lifestyle Brand Always Leid. What is your inspiration behind your brand? My love for fashion has been a core part of me ever since I was a little girl. I always knew that one day I’d be deeply involved in the fashion industry in some
What was the inspiration for your collection? The clothing line, Mamayashi Collection was inspired out of wanting to create modern and lively options for culturally aware yet fashionable people. To inspire creativity and ancestral reflections through garments. The current collection at comis called Egun, referring to the Yoruba word for ancestor. These pieces are a
@BasabeFineArtBrand Which Virgin Island are you from? I am from St. John. My mother was St. Johannian and Father was Cruzan. I actually attended the Julius Sprauve School in St. John (Kindergarten), TuTu School (5th Grade), and Antilles School (6-10th grade). Following that I bounced between New York and the Virgin Islands, sometimes living with my
A SALUTE TO CARIBBEAN DESIGNERS Kicking off the week long Carnival season means that so many of us will look forward to the new eye-opening fashions produced by designers in and of the Caribbean. High style to the hilt and masquerade or not, it is time for designers to put their best foot (or
Model 1/Makeup/Hair: SaCoya Jackson Photographer: Kevon Richardson Model 2/Makeup: Jenny Noel Hair: Ezra Ferguson Photographer: Kevon Richardson Designer Darryll Bess - The 29-year-old fashion designer from the Cane Garden Bay area of Tortola, British Virgin Islands describes himself as not much of a talker. “I love a good
BVI’s GOT TALENT Photographer: Khari Adams Model: Olivia M Fonseca MUA: Akinola Skelton Designer: Akeem Stanley Blue Dress: Being from the Caribbean where the beaches are infinite, I like the idea of having an effortless beachy look. Flared Floral Skirt: this look is multi-functional - the cancan underneath can be
By R. Anthony Morrison Mexican born designer, Barbara Sanchez-Kane was born in Mexican born fashion designer. Has a background that includes science as well as fashion design. She earned her degree in fashion design from Polimoda in Florence. She also obtained a degree in industrial engineering. Barbara graduated in 2015, and landed an internship with German designer Bernhard Wilhelm.
Was out of this world. In its 7th year Summer Sizzle attracts respected international designers such as Cesar Galindo and Eduardo de las Casas. Producer and Native Virgin Islander, Terry Donovan was highly praised for bringing the event to yet another level. Celebrity guests included Kenny Burns, Claire Sulmers, and Oscar Nominated Actress Taraji
By Tessa Johnson Keeping fit can be a challenge. Put your body into high gear with these cool gadgets and accessories. Stay on Track - The Fitbit Flex keeps you on track. This nifty pick can sync your fitness stats wirelessly to your smartphone and it’s also water resistant.