Bahamian Designer Dominates Mission Catwalk as ‘Fan Favourite’
- May 11, 2013 - 1:56:21 AM
Nassau, Bahamas –
Since capturing the attention of the judges as the challenge winner in
the first episode of Mission Catwalk season three, Bahamian Designer
Theodore Elyett has stolen the hearts of Mission Catwalk fans securing
the coveted ‘fan favourite’ title for three consecutive weeks.
emerged as the winner of the popular Caribbean design competition’s
first challenge, wowing the judges with his interpretation of a look
representing the Caribbean. His winning design was the first of the
competition to retail at Lee’s 5th Avenue in Jamaica, which carries
reproduced looks of each week’s winning design.
Fitness Fashion: Working Out in Style
- Jan 11, 2013 - 8:43:45 AM
I’ve recently started working out regularly. Things started
to jiggle in places they weren’t meant to, and before they got out of control, I
decided to bite the bullet and get moving.
I haven’t strapped on a pair of sneakers to exercise in
years. Needless to say my workout gear consisted of over-sized promotional
t-shirts doled out by local companies over the years and shiny American Apparel
tights that have no business on anyone much less someone attempting to workout
his fashion Launches With Top Fashion Brands for Men
- Dec 14, 2012 - 3:47:03 AM
The men in our lives are sometimes the most difficult to
shop for during the holidays. Tools and ties, gizmos and gadgets, navigating
the mass of items marketed to men can be overwhelming to say the least.
Breathe easy. If you are playing Mrs. Clause for a
fashionable guy, or one who could use a little help in the fashion department
gifting your guy a tres chic ensemble will ensure that your main man looks and
feels great this holiday season, and that you have a dapper don on your arm to
Dressing for Your Shape: Shine Bright Like a Diamond
- Nov 16, 2012 - 2:05:27 PM
Sometimes all we need
is a little nudge in the right direction to get us up and running. So
here’s another installment in the “Dressing for Your Shape” series to
get you on the right path before you start your holiday shopping.
on which wardrobe specialist you speak with, there are a number of ways
to describe and classify a female’s figure. I prefer geometric shapes
that everyone can easily visualize. We’ve covered the inverted triangle,
triangle, oval and rectangle body types. This week is dedicated to the
Tyra Talks Fashion: Cover-Up in Style
- Aug 10, 2012 - 7:43:47 AM
The summer of 2012 has
been a sweltering one. With little more than a month left, we’re down
to the home stretch. Before long the kids will be back to school,
idyllic summer vacations will be but a memory and the hectic fall season
will be upon us.
While you still have a handful of lazy Sundays
to enjoy on the beach, here are some of the summer’s hottest cover-ups
to keep you stylish while you have some fun in the sun.
This holiday weekend I played tourist on one of my favorite islands...
5 Wardrobe Must-Haves
- Jul 6, 2012 - 12:22:54 PM
each season comes a long list of trends, fashion’s a la carte menu of
what’s hot and what’s not for the coming 3 months. However a killer
wardrobe is not built on disposable clothing trending in and out of
fashion. A solid base of classic pieces in your wardrobe arsenal will
give you the greatest bang for your buck and help you to put together
stellar looks in a cinch.
Fashion’s golden 5 are the most
valuable items you’ll have in your wardrobe year after year. They are
the anchor pieces you’ll want to invest the most in because they will
undoubtedly be worn again and again. Here are the pieces that made my
Cut-Off Couture - How to Rock Summer Shorts
- Jun 29, 2012 - 3:37:49 PM
summer staple to beat the heat while looking oh so chic is a flattering
pair of shorts.
Not only for the super young, or super skinny – there’s a pair of flattering shorts to suit every age, body type and occasion.
most universally flattering length is a city short, slightly longer
than the average short, hitting just above, at or just below the knee.
This length can be worn for virtually every occasion and by slightly
altering he width of the leg, works well on every figure from a size 0
to a size 20...
Local Designer Profile: David Rolle of House of Raphelita
- Jun 7, 2012 - 11:15:07 PM
The Local Designer Profile question and answer series is designed to
give you an intimate glimpse into the background and artistic process of
young movers and shakers in the local fashion industry in The Bahamas.
local designer David Rolle, the talent behind the line House of
Raphelita is making waves in the local fashion industry. The
twenty-something designer recently snagged The Culture and Fashion Award
at the Islands of the World Fashion Showcase (IWFS) held locally in May
and kept tongues wagging as the designer of choice, dressing the First
Lady Mrs. Bernadette Christie at the official Opening...
- May 4, 2012 - 8:52:58 AM
Rompers and jumpsuits catapulted back onto the fashion scene in 2006 and
have been trending steadily for seasons since. It’s a trend that many
women feel is best reserved for the very young and very thin, but
rompers come in a wide variety of styles, with options to suit every age
Lightweight, comfortable and versatile, like the
perfect little dress, rompers too can take you from day to night. To add
to its appeal, it’s an all-in-one outfit. Throw it on, toss in some
simple accessories and a great pair of shoes and you’re out the door.
fashion writers have relegated the romper to the Do Not Wear category -
but if you’ve been thinking about adding this fun and sexy item to your
Top 6 Sunglasses Trends for 2012
- Apr 27, 2012 - 11:15:22 AM
Sun is shining, the weather is sweet! Bob Marley said it best, we’re in
the heart of spring approaching summer and the days are long and
beautiful. With these blissful days of sunshine comes the need to
protect your eyes from the sun’s damaging rays.
Luckily, there is no need to sacrifice style to stay protected thanks to one of our most beloved accessories - sunglasses!
sat down with ophthalmologist Dr. Duranda Ash at the Ash Eye Institute
in Nassau to learn how to best protect the eyes during the summer and of
course the rundown of the hottest eyewear trends for 2012.
Organize Your Closet With Style
- Apr 20, 2012 - 11:52:13 AM
If you’re feeling inspired to do a little spring cleaning, the perfect
place to start is with your wardrobe. Getting your closet organized will
have you feeling light and excited to get dressed, so stop putting it
off and get it done!
If you’re going to jump into this task, you
will need to have at least two hours dedicated to tackling it like a
pro. It can be a long process, so if you’re going to do it sans a
professional – invite some girlfriends over to help make the process
How to Wear Ethereal Eyelet Lace
- Apr 12, 2012 - 11:11:38 PM
Vintage meets romance in this hot spring trend that adds a heavy dose of
femininity to any wardrobe arsenal. Eyelet lace is one of the most
common types of lace. Typically made out of cotton, modern eyelet
features a screen cut design that places decorative holes in the fabric
is then embroidered to prevent fraying with a buttonhole stitch.
spring tanks and dresses to kaftans and even sneakers, eyelet is
popping up everywhere and at every price point making it an affordable
trend to incorporate into your spring wardrobe. Here are four ways to
rock this trend...
Take a Chance with a Chic Tapered Pant
- Mar 23, 2012 - 12:08:27 AM
Oh how I love the
femininity and ease of wearing a great dress. Alas, separates are having
a go in the spotlight as well. Though it was highly popular several
years ago, my current separate silhouette of choice is the tapered pant.
Don’t let the tapered pant of yesteryear scare you away from trying
out this chic yet comfortable look that is au courant and uber
flattering when worn the right way.
Highly popular during the 80s
and 90s, the traditional tapered pant typically sits high on the waist,
balloons at the hips and tapers at the ankle - think Duran Duran, Annie
Lennox and of course MC Hammer...
- Mar 9, 2012 - 10:30:50 AM
Floral motifs have been a huge spring and summer trend for the past few
seasons, and this year is no different. A subtle nod to the fashions of
decades past, flowers are popping up on dresses, blouses
scarves and everything in between. Feminine, delicate and fun - or bold
daring and sultry, floral prints are versatile and are proving to be
spring and summer’s hottest print.
Not only for ‘girly girls’
there is a floral print for every personality, body size and occasion.
Keep your wardrobe blossoming in everything from roses and poppies to
orchids. Whether you’re off to the office or a weekend outing, here are
some tips to get you on your way.
4 Wearable Trends for Spring 2012
- Feb 17, 2012 - 11:36:51 AM
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NYC has recently wrapped up. While the
fashion world has gotten a glimpse of what US designers have in store
for the fall and winter season, it's all about what's currently hot for
spring. Here are four must-have trends that are incredible wearable as
Animal motifs on my suit, horses and birdies loop de loop! Animal prints
are a cheerful spring trend that add a bit of whimsy to even the most
serious looks. Sweaters, blouses and dresses are galloping and taking
flight with celebrities and fashion enthusiasts alike incorporating the
trend into their wardrobes...
Give the Gift of Fashion This Valentine’s Day
- Feb 2, 2012 - 9:24:21 PM
With Día del Amor y la Amistad just a few weeks away, it’s time to
start thinking of what to gift your special sugarplum for Saint
Forget flowers and chocolate and give the gift that will keep on giving, fashion!
you’re in the market for a gift for your main man or a dainty little
number for your special lady, the recently opened Will & Ives
boutique in the Marina Village on Paradise Island has something for
everyone. Carrying Juicy Couture for the ladies and Diesel for men, it’s
an ideal spot to snag a nifty new
Tantalize in Tangerine Tango, the 2012 Pantone Color of the Year
- Jan 27, 2012 - 12:11:07 PM
Orange is the new black. This cheeky phrase was coined with the slew of
celebrities donning orange prison gear for their bad behavior in recent
years, but it’s even more relevant now that Pantone, the authority on
color, selected tangerine tango as the color of the year for 2012.
year 2011 saw a bright pink hue dubbed honeysuckle as the color of the
year and 2012 builds on the selection of cheery colors with this vibrant
reddish orange hue. A welcome burst of colour when compared to the
subdued neutral hues that dominated fall.
How to Dress the Pear Shape
- Jan 6, 2012 - 11:56:00 AM
of the most common body types for women is the pear or triangle shape.
Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce boast this figure. You
have this body type if you have a medium to full bust, narrow shoulders
and substantially larger hips and thighs.
dressing any body type, the goal is to create balance. With the pear
shape, the aim is to visually widen the shoulders and create the
illusion of a fuller chest while minimizing the hips, and thighs. There
are many ways to achieve this by choosing your clothes wisely.
Three Trends to Trash before 2012
- Dec 28, 2011 - 7:22:08 PM
Cleaning out your closet is a necessary project in preparation for the
new year and all the new trends that come along with it. Three trends
you can do without next year are hippie headbands, jeggings and feather
Hippie headbands found fame
when celebrities like Nicole Ritchie and mogul sisters Mary-Kate and
Ashley Olson jumped on the wagon. With celebrities endorsing the
nostalgic accessory, labels started cranking out high end versions like
hot cakes. Maybe it’s my pronounced forehead and thick mane that made
this trend completely unwearable and relegated it to my list of trends
that should be trashed. I never got the rhyme or reason behind...
Make-A-Statement Accessories to Ring in the New Year
- Dec 26, 2011 - 11:52:29 PM
just several weeks left in 2011, it’s time to start thinking about the
stellar outfit in which you will welcome the New Year.
New Years Eve (NYE) is a special occasion worthy of a special
outfit, however there is no need to break the bank on all new pieces to
create a memorable look that will both turn heads and look classic for
years to come.
For many, a NYE outfit has been safely stored in the closet for
weeks. However, if you’re still on the fence about your NYE plans and
haven’t chosen your look yet, there is no need to fret...