The Many Shades Of Coral

A coral is a beautiful piece of nature found in the sea, and the mere mention of it takes our mind to the beach.

So it’s not a surprise that the color coral is not only bold but  stunning and eye-catching.

This color is the perfect blend of a pop of pink with a dash of orange.

Coral has been seen all over the runways and stores and adds femininity and edge to your look.

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Coral Tops

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Coral Pants

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Coral Long Skirts

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Coral Short Dress

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Coral Shorts and Romper

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The Best of 2013 Resort Collections

  There have been a great buzz in the air about the 2013 resort collections with a high expectancy of the level of fashion hence, making it the number one topic on the lips of every fashionista. Many of the collections have been getting loads of attention and creating quite a stir within the fashion world. There have been an array of bold colours, prints, feminine silhouettes, demure looks and menswear inspiration, catering for both those who will be in the tropics and for those in winter wonderland.

 Alberta Ferretti

With such a wide diversity of style offered by the designers, there is without a doubt an appeal for everyone and  that the designers have left us with our tongues wagging. Those of you new to the fashion scene would may wonder what’s the real need of resort collections. Well my friend, it’s the number 1 fashion saver between the fall and spring seasons providing fashionable clothes  during October to February.

  Alexander Wang

Even though I was looking forward to a high level of fashion, I must admit that I was still bowled over by the designs. Such, as to actually pick one designer out of the lot as the best is like me being able to tell you the tally of all the sand on earth, simply impossible. So, I decide to show highlights of some of the best.

 

BCBG

 Bottega Veneta 

Burberry 

Calvin Klein

Carolina Herrera

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Derek Lam

Diane Von Furstenberg

DKNY

Donna Karan

Emilio Pucci

Emporio Armani

Erdem

Etro

Givenchy

Gucci

J Mendel

Jason Wu

Just Cavalli

Marchesa

Marios Schwab

Michael Kors

Narciso Rodriguez

Ohne Titel

Organc

Oscar de la Renta

 

Phillip Lim

Prabal Gurung

Pringle of Scotland

Rachel Zoe 

Rag Bone

Roksanda Illincic

Sonia Rykiel

Temperley London

The Row

Valentino

Zac Posen

Zero Maria Cornejo

I Kissed A Girl And I Liked It

Most up and coming designers would love to have the chance to be on the coveted american TV show “Project Runway” to showcase their talents, however we in the Caribbean have our own version called “Mission Catwalk” which is held in Jamaica. For this show, several designers battled to see who is the best of the best in the Caribbean. One of the designers who took part in this experience on season 2 was the talented Kesia Estwick of Barbados, she has also had showings at Barbados Fashion Week and the Islands of the World Fashion Week.

Even though she is just barely into her twenties, Kesia has been making her marking over the past two years within the fashion industry. From the very start, her creative designs have been grabbing the attention of the young and young at heart. She has improved with every show and also benefited from the mentorship she received during the  Adopt-A-Designer project at the concluded Barbados International Fashion Festival. After all this exposure and experience, Kesia has recently launched a line called “Kiss The Girl” a collection which has every inch of very glam punk written all over it. The faces for her collection are two stunning Barbadian models Imogen Cooper and Kari McCarthy.

Here’s a look at some of the pieces in the Kiss The Girl collection.

Check out the Kiss The Girl .

A Japanese-French Collaboration

Louis Vuitton is a luxury brand known for producing very chic collections and creative director Marc Jacobs is known for selecting artiste to rework the labels motifs. Seems like all the right dots were connected when the french label collaborated with japanese abstract artist, 82 years old Yayoi Kusama. Creative juices were overflowing as not only will the line soon be available in Vuitton stores worldwide on July 10th, but there will also be a second collection out in October.

Jacob’s became a fan of Kusama’s signature bold bright coloured dots artwork back in 2006 when she customised a Vuitton bag for him and now her dots are featured through out the collection. The limited edition collector items consists of clothes such as silk pyjamas, dresses and trench coats, accessories, and jewellery available in july, followed by leather goods in October.

Here’s a preview of what is to come at the next Louis Vuitton collaborated collection launch.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Plus Caribbean Universe 2012 Barbados Delegate

When I look for the beauty in someone, I don’t let society dictate my thinking as to what it should be but rather how I perceive it. True beauty is a combination of both inward and outward qualities and nothing to do with height, size or colour. We as women are not all the same, we come in all different shapes and sizes and I applaud pageants that celebrate the difference in all of us. Personally, I believe that once your size doesn’t cause any dangers to your health, then it shouldn’t be an issue. On that note, I have the privilege to give you a sneak peek into her life of one of Barbados plus-size models, the beautiful Alicia Clarke, delegate in the Miss Plus Caribbean Universe 2012. The pageant is schedule for September 1st at the Plantation Garden in Barbados.

 This Barbadian beauty was the winner of 2010 Miss Barbados Amateur Plus Size Model competition. Alicia is currently locally signed with Kingsley Thorne of the Ebony Models agency and she has worked for fashion designers such as New York’s Jewel Shannon and Boston’s Morella Butcher. With a strong personal drive, Alicia believes that her only limitation lies within herself, so she really has no limits as she accomplishes all things she sets her mind to.  She has been modelling for 3 years and aspires to be an international plus size model, becoming an advocate for full-figured women and inspire them to be confident, learn to love themselves and embrace their curves. Moreover, she wants women to know it’s not your size but your attitude that allows one to be successful.

This positive attitude has helped Alicia to successively manage her time that along with her day job, she utilises her talents as a  hair and nail technician to beautify women giving them that extra boost of confidence. Apart from her hectic daily life and concentrating on this pageant, Alicia has taken a step further in the direction of fulfilling her goal as an advocate for fill-figured women, as she will be producing this year’s Miss Barbados Amateur Plus Size Model competition. According to Alicia, the only plus she sees  in her life is her happiness.

 Miss Plus Caribbean Universe Barbados Delegate for  more of Alicia Clarke.

Miss Plus Caribbean Universe for more on the pageant.