Monumental Watches, Barbados

Monumental Watches: Barbadian-branded Timepieces

There’s a new accessories company in Barbados and if all goes according to plan, it will make waves across the Caribbean. Monumental Watches, billed as the country’s first watch company, was founded by Barbadian Darnel Greenidge earlier this year.  It all started when he was looking for a timepieceto celebrate passing one of his CPA […]

Her Diadem: Headbands by Anika Collymore-Taylor

Anika Collymore-Taylor is an attorney-at-law who is exploring her creative side. On October 1, 2018, she launched Her Diadem, a line of headbands which she plans to expand soon. The idea for the business came in late July after she big-chopped. “At some point after cutting my hair, it reached what people call the awkward […]

arthur & livingston

Arthur & Livingston: Island-Inspired Jewellery

If you’ve read InStyle, Glamour, Redbook or Lucky magazines, you may have seen a necklace or pair of earrings from the brand Arthur & Livingston. But did you know the brand has a Barbadian connection? If you’re in Barbados and you’ve been to Lanterns Mall recently you may have seen the kiosk. If you didn’t […]

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Christina Goddard and Conrad Sinclair: The Return

This is Christina Goddard’s comeback year so you may want to get to know her. The New York-based designer of Barbadian parentage has returned from a five-year break and she wants to do big things with her brand Conrad Sinclair.  (Conrad is her dad’s dad and Sinclair is the middle name of her mum’s dad.). Prior […]

Ten Questions with Raquel Leid of Always Leid

You probably know by now that I’m a huge fan of easy to wear clothing that still makes a statement. When I saw the Always Leid collection which Grenadian Raquel Leid showed at the Pompasette Brunch Party earlier this year, it definitely fit the bill. The vibrant prints and colours just stood out.  I just […]

Olé Love: A Socially and Environmentally Conscious Barbadian Brand

During this year’s Pompasette Brunch Party the Olé Love collection grabbed my attention. Almost everything the models wore was produced under the brand: bags, necklaces, ponchos, pashminas, headbands. They coordinated beautifully yet gave off that “oh I just through this on” look. I had to find out more about the brand and of course, I […]