What a Casual Dress Code Doesn’t Mean

Browsing through the newspaper, I came across a workshop for teenagers which stated the dress code was “decently casual”. It’s not a term I’ve seen often but it was immediately clear to me why the distinction was made. Most 13-year-olds don’t have business or business casual wear and the organisers wouldn’t want to put a […]

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Arielle Rock: Designing for the Unconventional Caribbean Bride

Arielle Rock designs gowns for brides who want to step away from the traditional and embrace the vibrant colours synonymous with the Caribbean. With a love for the silky West Indian Sea Island Cotton and bright hues, the 24-year-old Barbadian plans to have an established luxury bridal brand in the next five years. Arielle is […]

Eco-Friendly Artistry at Ayissa Textile Designs

Nothing goes to waste at Ayissa Textile Designs. It’s not a forced attempt at recycling in response to increased conversations about green living. Rather, it’s simply a reflection of the way Ayissa Burnett and her family live on a daily basis. What began as a way to be self-sufficient has blossomed into what you can […]

How to Decide if You Really Need Something: A Checklist for Shopaholics

I’ve been known to spend an hour in a store going through racks, picking up pieces of clothing, and then leaving without making a single purchase. I’ve never regretted it. Sometimes walking out of a store with money in my pocket feels as good as leaving with a bag of goodies. I love clothes and […]

7 Museums for Fashion Lovers

I’ve viewed classic Chanel pieces, marvelled at Dior and closely examined centuries-old garments which influenced modern designs. However, I’ve never been to a couture fashion show in London or Paris and obviously, I’ve never travelled back in time. At least not literally because museums do have a way of transporting me to another era and […]

Barbadian Designer and Photographer Receive International Awards

The year has started on a high note for two Barbadians in the fashion industry. Designer Rotchelle Parris of Pink Lemonade by Rotchelle Parris and photographer Daniel Boyce of RIADA Imaging Studio have received 2019 Caribbean Style and Culture Awards. The Caribbean Style and Culture Awards and Fashion Showcase takes place in Washington, D.C. every June which is […]