A Return to the Classics: My 29th Birthday Photoshoot

modern black and white photo, black and white photography, fashion shoot

If you’ve spent any time on this blog or my Instagram you know I love black and white prints and outfits. They’re clean, classic, effortless and easy to style.

What is less obvious is that I love black and white photography. Without the distraction of colour, textures and patterns take on a whole new light.

modern black and white photo, black and white photography, fashion shoot

I decided my birthday photos had to be simple, classy, slightly sexy and in black and white.

Kishmar Shepherd of NuVisual Media got my vision and I was more than pleased with the results.

Let me know which one is your favourite!

modern black and white photo, black and white photography, fashion shoot
modern black and white photo, black and white photography, fashion shoot

modern black and white photo, black and white photography, fashion shoot
modern black and white photo, black and white photography, fashion shoot

modern black and white photo, black and white photography, fashion shoot

modern black and white photo, black and white photography, fashion shoot

What I’ve Been Wearing Recently

I hardly post outfit photos here anymore; Instagram became my outlet for that. Going forward I’ll be highlighting my favourite outfits each month but for now, here’s what you’ve been missing out on if you don’t follow me on Instagram.

I like my outfits easy. Also I could live in headwraps and these Afro pick earrings. #fblogger #style #fashion

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Rocking my @pinklemonadebyrp dress. 😄

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Today’s #ootd on a very windy day.

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And the #ootn…

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Rocking one of my faves tonight 😁

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Twenty-nine isn’t looking too bad… #birthdaygirl

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Simplicity. #pompasettebrunchparty

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Today's super girly look. 📸@recomoore

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Video: Celebrating Caribbean Fashion at CARIFESTA XIII

Olympia’s Fashions by Olympia Small-Sonoram of Guyana.

 

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, J’aime Crochet and Cicely Harewood of Barbados alongside  Haiti’s Daphne Floreal, Jamaica’s Courtney Washington and Olympia’s Fashions of Guyana.

Peep the video here.

CARIFESTA XIII fashion show from Natasha Beckles on Vimeo.

As part of my day job, I also had the opportunity to chat with some of the designers about their work. As if it wasn’t already obvious, I love hearing fashion creatives tell their stories.

Not too grown up to play dress up!