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Columns : Tyrina Talks Fashion
Bahamian Designer Dominates Mission Catwalk as ‘Fan Favourite’ - May 11, 2013 - 1:56:21 AM

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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.

Elyett 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.
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Fitness Fashion: Working Out in Style - Jan 11, 2013 - 8:43:45 AM


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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 comfortably.

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his fashion Launches With Top Fashion Brands for Men - Dec 14, 2012 - 3:47:03 AM


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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 boot!

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Dressing for Your Shape: Shine Bright Like a Diamond - Nov 16, 2012 - 2:05:27 PM

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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.

Depending 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 diamonds.
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Tyra Talks Fashion: Cover-Up in Style - Aug 10, 2012 - 7:43:47 AM

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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...
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5 Wardrobe Must-Haves - Jul 6, 2012 - 12:22:54 PM

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With 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 top 5...
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Cut-Off Couture - How to Rock Summer Shorts - Jun 29, 2012 - 3:37:49 PM

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A great 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.

The 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...

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Local Designer Profile: David Rolle of House of Raphelita - Jun 7, 2012 - 11:15:07 PM

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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.

Burgeoning 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...
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Rompers Reloaded - May 4, 2012 - 8:52:58 AM

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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 and size.

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.

Many 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 collection...
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Top 6 Sunglasses Trends for 2012 - Apr 27, 2012 - 11:15:22 AM

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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!

I 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.
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Organize Your Closet With Style - Apr 20, 2012 - 11:52:13 AM

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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 less tedious...
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How to Wear Ethereal Eyelet Lace - Apr 12, 2012 - 11:11:38 PM

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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.

From 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...
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Take a Chance with a Chic Tapered Pant - Mar 23, 2012 - 12:08:27 AM

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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...
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Floral Fantasies - Mar 9, 2012 - 10:30:50 AM

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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.
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4 Wearable Trends for Spring 2012 - Feb 17, 2012 - 11:36:51 AM

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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 well!

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...

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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 Valentine’s Day.

Forget flowers and chocolate and give the gift that will keep on giving, fashion!

Whether 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
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Tantalize in Tangerine Tango, the 2012 Pantone Color of the Year - Jan 27, 2012 - 12:11:07 PM

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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.

The 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.
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How to Dress the Pear Shape - Jan 6, 2012 - 11:56:00 AM

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One 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.

 

When 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.

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Three Trends to Trash before 2012 - Dec 28, 2011 - 7:22:08 PM

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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 earrings.

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...
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Make-A-Statement Accessories to Ring in the New Year - Dec 26, 2011 - 11:52:29 PM

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With 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...
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