What I’ve Been Wearing Recently

I hardly post outfit photos here anymore; Instagram became my outlet for that. Going forward I’ll be highlighting my favourite outfits each month but for now, here’s what you’ve been missing out on if you don’t follow me on Instagram.

I like my outfits easy. Also I could live in headwraps and these Afro pick earrings. #fblogger #style #fashion

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Rocking my @pinklemonadebyrp dress. 😄

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Today’s #ootd on a very windy day.

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And the #ootn…

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Rocking one of my faves tonight 😁

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Twenty-nine isn’t looking too bad… #birthdaygirl

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Simplicity. #pompasettebrunchparty

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Today's super girly look. 📸@recomoore

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Video: Celebrating Caribbean Fashion at CARIFESTA XIII

Olympia’s Fashions by Olympia Small-Sonoram of Guyana.

 

The Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) came to Barbados for the first time since 1981 and if there was one thing I had to check out, it was the fashion.

The Grand Market had amazing selections from across the region and I managed to take in the final fashion show. It featured Fifth Element, J’aime Crochet and Cicely Harewood of Barbados alongside  Haiti’s Daphne Floreal, Jamaica’s Courtney Washington and Olympia’s Fashions of Guyana.

Peep the video here.

CARIFESTA XIII fashion show from Natasha Beckles on Vimeo.

As part of my day job, I also had the opportunity to chat with some of the designers about their work. As if it wasn’t already obvious, I love hearing fashion creatives tell their stories.

Ronna Watson Gets Creative with RW Couture Designs

You name it and it seems Ronna Watson of RW Couture Designs either makes it or plans to make it.

She creates jewellery from fabric, wire, rope, leather, feathers, beads and crystals but also learned to use clay and metal.

Ronna Watson, RW Couture Designs
Manager of RW Couture Designs, Ronna Watson.

Ronna tells InMyWardrobe she made her first wedding band a few years ago and recently started making bow ties and jewellery for dogs and jewellery for dog and cat’ lovers and owners.

There’s more.

“I design inspirational words/ sentences for T-shirts and will be featuring a clothing line in the very near future along with sandals designs. I also manufacture wristlets and bags,” she reveals.

RW Couture Designs

 

Told you she did it all!

If you’re wondering about the backstory, you’ve come to the right place.

RW Couture Designs started out as  Simply Divine Creations  and has been in existence since February 2010.

Ronna says she always believed she needed to show the world her creativity. She also saw becoming a jewellery designer as a great opportunity to become a part-time entrepreneur while at home with her daughter.

RW Couture Designs

She underwent basic wire bending training with Angela Went of Angelique Creations and currently, beaded and wire pieces have proven to be the most popular.

Rope accessories are also catching on.

DIVINE INSPIRATION

Ronna says a lot of her inspiration comes from within.

“I usually communicate with the Creator and His guidance is seen in the products. There is a peace that is always evident on completion of the pieces as I am guided by Him. In addition, I love to create unique pieces and that is largely due to my uniqueness,” she says.

RW Couture Designs

Unsurprisingly, Ronna designs for ladies who “embrace their unique style and embrace their unique personality”.

“They are usually quiet and calm but have a necessary fierce personality when required. They are confident in themselves. Most of my clients are mature ladies ranging from 25-55 years old,” she explains.

RW Couture Designs

If you think I’ve told you all that Ronna makes, you’re wrong. She also manufactures unique home decor pieces including burlap and cotton table mats, some of which are reversible.

This very talented lady with the gifted hands plans to have a one-stop store in the near future but in the meantime, you can reach her on Facebook, Instagram and via her website.

You can also email rwcouturedesigns@gmail.com.

 

Not too grown up to play dress up!