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 runway presentation.

She said it could be her last collection for a while but I certainly hope not. It was equal parts throwback and fashion forward and I would definitely love to see more.

Supporting designers showed up

Candifab by Candi Nicholls was dainty perfection as usual but I especially enjoyed the use of  bold African prints in some of the pieces.

Wanderlust, Natalie Eastmond’s second collection for Satadaze, demonstrates her growth as a designer.  This collection showed off her her talent and I expect her to continue developing her craft.

Alice Martin really grabbed my attention with Kasava Designs. I enjoyed her use of print, volume and unexpected details.

View more photos from the show here.

3 Vincentian Easter Collections I’m Loving (and a Trini Line Too)

My Instagram timeline has been looking fabulous these past few days! In case you weren’t aware, Easter collections are a thing in St Vincent and the Grenadines with several events taking place around that time.

Both Poshelle and Shernicia Mayers have been  releasing gorgeous designs over the last few days.  Kamille launched her line back in February and according to her IG, she was quickly fully booked.

Update: Rachel Bailey also launched Elixir by ENVE so I’ve added two of her pieces as well.

Take a look at all this talent.

The 'Dika' monokini. Price starts at $100 #easter #bequia #kamille #handmade

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The 'Lori' monokini Price starts at $100 #easter #bequia #kamille #handmade

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Now for the Trini collection Brown Cotton Caribbean has a Wearable Art Series that is serving all kinds of fierceness.

Let me know which designs you like the most!

Roaming and Posing around Wynwood Art District

 

They say a picture paints a thousand words so I don’t have much to say in this post (for once). On my trip to Miami I booked a shoot with  portrait photographer Alexandra Rincon and we roamed Wynwood Walls and the general Wynwood area for interesting pieces.

Wynwood Walls, Miami, mural

I booked through Airbnb Experiences which offers travellers a curated list of intimate activities with local hosts and guides. You can book the same photo experience here or see more Miami experiences here.

Without further chit-chat, here’s some of the striking street around Wynwood, Miami.

Striking a pose in Wynwood

 

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P.S. If you want to see more of the art without me blocking your view, or my Florida photos in general, peep my travel Instagram Passportfrom246.

Not too grown up to play dress up!