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 […]

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Fashion for a Cause: Summer Sizzle BVI 2018

  July 30, 2018 was a big night in fashion but it didn’t take place in New York, London or Paris. It happened in Road Town, the capital of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. It was the Global Glamour Runway Show which took place during the tenth staging of Summer Sizzle BVI. Signature by […]

Your Summer Wardrobe (via Pompasette Brunch Party)

  “If yuh ready fi di summa let’s go Shout it out and let mi know” – With all due credit to Beenie Man, of course. Being ready for summer means knowing what you’re going to wear for carnival events, parties, cruises and lazy days lounging by the pool or beach.Once again this year, the […]

Barbadian Designers Impress as Sophia Schuppe launches Ghetto Fabulous

Whimsical fascinators from Candifab,  vacation-ready crochet pieces from Satadaze and bold designs from Kasava Designs.   These set the perfect stage for an exciting 80s-inspired collection called Ghetto Fabulous from Jacqueline Benn-Schuppe on Sunday. The New York-based Barbadian personal shopper and stylist launched some youthful looks under the Sophia Schuppe brand in a high energy […]

Video: Celebrating Caribbean Fashion at CARIFESTA XIII

  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, […]

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From the Catwalk: Pompasette Brunch Party Highlights

Another Pompasette event, another impressive display of fashion and design talent. I’ve been covering Pompasette-related fashion events since 2013 (Pomp Wknd at the time) and I have never been disappointed with the design talent on show. Last year’s pop-up shops also made it easy to purchase Caribbean-made clothing and accessories. This was a much-needed outlet […]

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