I loved fashion as a young girl growing up in Barbados. But as I got older, it was hard to ignore that we had a unique fashion vocabulary of our own.
If you aren’t from the island and ever went shopping in Barbados, you probably noticed there’s a different stylespeak here, too.
Just for fun, I’m listing seven Bajan fashion misnomers that are as common as they are fascinating.
Photo credit: Nicole Wilder / ABC
For two seasons, Shonda Rhimes has hooked us with heart-stopping, cliff-hanging episodes on the ABC hit series, Scandal.
But there’s another woman behind the scenes, who has made me more of a Gladiator.
Spotted on the arms of every celeb from Sarah Jessica Parker to Reese Witherspoon, the mod Louis Vuitton W bag is shaking up the fashion sphere.
I’m not a guy but every now and then, a great menswear collection stops me in my tracks.
This time around, it’s Louis Vuitton’s Spring-Summer 2014 offering.
Inspired by the American road trip, this collection is college-prep-meets-professional. And although it screams sophistication, it is far from stodgy.
BET Awards ’13 aired LIVE from the Nokia Theater on Sunday night.
As usual, the red carpet was highly anticipated.
White, brights and neutrals trended, with many stars braving the Los Angeles heat in cool summery looks.
Here are my best dressed for the night.
Today was the first warm day of the season!
It is officially Spring in DC and as an island girl, I am beyond thrilled!
But warmer temperatures don’t only mean sunshine. They also point to a shift in style trends.
From the daring to the doable, here are 10 you absolutely must try this Spring.
Conscious Fashion: Saving the Earth is stylish. Snap up “green” items and do your part. (H&M Conscious Exclusives jumpsuit – hm.com)
Beautiful Blooms: Nothing says “Spring” like flowers. Take your pick this season! (M&S floral dress – marksandspencer.com)
Funky Frames: Embrace a new point of view in super-trendy eyewear. (River Island floral sunglasses – riverisland.com)
Get Your Own Boyfriend: Skip super-skinny looks for a more relaxed style. (Boyfriend jean – asos.com)
Platform Shoes: Take the high road in over-the-top platforms. (Platform sandals – office.co.uk)
Sail Away: Draw inspiration from nautical trends for effortless and breezy looks. (Nautical bag – marisota.co.uk)
Sorbet Nail Color: Cool shades on warm days are all the rage right now. (Pastel nail polish set – primark.co.uk)
Black and White: Amid bold colors dominating racks this season, you’ll discover that monochrome is major, too. (Monochrome stripe bow dress – apricotonline.co.uk)
Cross-Body Crazy: Bags are far from boring and effortless this Spring. Sling a bold one across your chest for a statement-making look. (Lulu Guinness cross-body bag – houseoffraser.co.uk)
Get (High) Waisted: From swimwear to shorts, opt for this classic trend. (High-waisted tropical print bikini – urbanoutfitters.co.uk)
It seemed like no sooner than fashion fans had tuned in, it was over. But the super-short, nine-minute presentation revealing Rihanna for River Island at London Fashion Week is being heralded as worth the wait.
The opening chart-topping track du jour laced with explicit lyrics should have tipped everyone off that we were in for something edgy and hard-hitting. The collection is exactly that.