Ronna Watson, RW Couture Designs

Ronna Watson Gets Creative with RW Couture Designs

  You name it and it seems Ronna Watson of RW Couture Designs either makes it or plans to make it. She creates jewellery from fabric, wire, rope, leather, feathers, beads and crystals but also learned to use clay and metal. Ronna tells InMyWardrobe she made her first wedding band a few years ago and […]

selfdom101

Selfdom 101: A Journey to Self-Love Through Fashion

Selfdom 101 was a long time in coming. Although Charise “Reece” Parris’ first collection conveys a sense of ease and simplicity,  her design journey has been more complicated. Those gathered at Port St Charles for the most recent edition of Bimhaus saw a collection called The Bare Essentials.  Reece calls it a “selfdom 101 remix of […]

Jaye Applewaite: From Civil Engineer to Wedding Dress Designer

It’s hard to believe that Jaye Applewaite only started designing about two years ago. I first saw and photographed her work back in December 2014  at Pomp Wknd and I don’t think it occurred to me just how new she was to the scene. At that time, her focus was on floral headpieces and accessories […]

Zhané Padmore, necklace

Cultured by Zhané: Bright Colours, Bold Prints

Cultured by Zhané is just a seven-month-old brand but already it is catching the attention of trendsetting fashionistas both in Barbados and the Caribbean. The neck pieces, which go up to ten strands, have been adding dramatic flair to outfits and speaking volumes about the personalities of the wearers. The necklaces are most popular but […]

OdBoih: Putting a Twist on the Classics

  I recently spent close to two hours on set with two of the brains behind Azure Studios, the makers of the Odboih brand of apparel. As managing partner Jamar Odwin and creative director Daniel Nicholas prepared for our photoshoot, I took a few minutes to examine the shirts Jamar and upcoming model Kiara Walrond […]

100% Bajan: The 5th Element Experience

We all know by now that I like shopping. But I also like buying locally-made products. There’s just something about supporting your own that makes that shopping high even better.  Usually the cost can be prohibitive so I tend to opt for jewellery rather than clothing even though I really want to buy Bajan clothes […]