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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.

100% Bajan Shopping at Dwellings’ Holiday Pop-up

 

A lot of people are going to be unwrapping some amazing locally-made Christmas gifts this year. Unless all those swooping up items at the Dwellings Holiday Pop-up decide the goodies are just too pretty to keep!

Dwellings’ Canewood, St Thomas store is already stunning. When about a dozen Barbadian creators tastefully integrate their pieces into the displays, you get something nearing perfection. This was a pop-up done right.  All the items were well-made and well-displayed and it was a joy to see all the beautiful work that is being done in Barbados.

Fascinator by CandiFab, dress by Pink Lemonade, necklace by Ole’ Luck and clutch by Island Bags.

For the fashionistas, there was Pink Lemonade by Rotchelle Parris, CandiFab, Something Samarah, Sweetheart Sandals, Island Bags, Ole’ Luck Barbados and Seafrina Island Apparel.

Seafrina Island Apparel
Sweetheart Sandals

CandiFab

Heather Harrington-Jones and Summer Gems showed off some  divine pieces of jewellery.

Heather Harrington-Jones
Summer Gems

 

Home Decor

For those looking for home decor, Pieces of Paradise, Aimee St Hill and Sian Pampallonne had them covered. CandiFab also had gorgeous mosaics.

Sian Pampallonne
Aimee St Hill

Eden’s Choice Naturals were also on hand with a range of soaps, lotions and scrubs.

If you missed Dwellings’ Holiday Pop-up,  you definitely missed a lot. Most of the brands are on Instagram though so you can see what they have in stock and where they’ll be popping up next!