7 Ways to Feel Comfortable in Shorts

Warmer weather means it’s short pants season even if you’re in the Caribbean where we don’t have drastic temperature changes. While some women would wear them comfortably and confidently everywhere, others feel a little self-conscious. Maybe you feel too naked in short pants or you feel like they aren’t really your style. Whatever the reason […]

Where to Shop for Local Clothing and Accessories in Barbados

I have a plan to buy more local clothing and accessories this year. More local everything actually. I keep discovering new soaps, hair products, fragrances, shoes and other products Barbadians are making. I see them experimenting with formulations, improving packaging and making it easier for us to stop buying so many things from over and […]

5 Ways to Style A Simple All-Black Outfit

There’s a lot you can do with an all-black outfit. I’ve often preached about making the most out of your wardrobe instead of constantly buying new things when you’re stuck in a style rut. That’s because few of us are truly taking advantage of the clothing and accessories we already own. Here’s the thing, though. […]

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 […]

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