A look ahead to the Islandista Summer 2014 issue!

And one more for IG - behind the scenes at Islandista Magazine's shoot with Crop-Over band Zulu International.

Islandistas, we are SO excited about what we have in store for you in just a few days’ time when the Summer 2014 edition of Islandista Magazine comes out!

For this issue, we teamed up with Barbados’ hottest Crop-Over band Zulu International for a fabulous cover shoot that totally captures the spirit of playing mas the Caribbean way.

We’ve also got an insightful profile on Zulu designer and bandleader, the Trinidad-born Lauren Austin who shares her journey to success as well as her plans for taking the band’s brand regional. (more…)

Islandistas heating up the summer on Vogue & Harper’s Bazaar covers!

Jeneil Williams on the cover of Vogue Turkey.

You know you just can’t keep islandistas off of magazine covers!

Barbadian pop star Rihanna and Jamaican model Jeneil Williams are stunning on the covers of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia and Vogue Turkey respectively.

With both ladies known in different ways for their sensational bodies (Jeneil for being more toned and athletic than the average model and Rihanna for being well…straight up sexy), the styling for both covers is a departure from the way we are used to seeing them. And we’re loving it!

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Behind the scenes on our Summer 2014 edition!

Model Shahaida Lynch on set at the Caribbean Gallery of Art for our Summer 2014 issue. (all photos by Amleya Clarke photography)

Summer may be a time associated with relaxation but for us at Islandista HQ, it is time to work, work, work (channeling Li’l Rick there)!

As readers of this blog would know, we branched out into print two years ago and this year we’ve taken it up a notch going from two editions to four editions per year.

For our summer issue we are all about celebration. Our theme is ‘Celebrating summer, celebrating sisterhood, celebrating success’.

Because after all, isn’t celebration exactly what summer in the Caribbean is all about? With carnivals in Antigua, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and of course, Barbados, Dream Weekend in Jamaica, Great Race in Trinidad and CPL all over the place, summer is the time to free up and enjoy yourself!

And that is just what we are doing in this edition which is going to be packed full of upbeat, engaging and exciting features and fashion editorials.

Click on through to take a sneak peek at what we’ve been up to and get an idea of what is to come in the last week of July! (more…)

Island Fusion does it digitally for its 2014 launch

Island Fusion's tribute to its 2012 presentation Once Upon a Time.

Island Fusion decided to forego the traditional band launch for its fifth year in the Foreday game.

Instead, their single-letter band theme V seems to stand for video as they went for a digital launch of their 2014 presentation.

The video has a dark, slightly improvisational feel and it’s a bit difficult to see all of the details of some of the costumes, especially the Safari and Once Upon a Time sections. (more…)

Why Rihanna’s CFDA Awards outfit was brilliant marketing

It's clear to see - the girl is a fashion icon!  (Photo credit: instagram.com/adamselman)

One t’ing bout that red girl from Westbury Road though – she know how to mek people talk!

The Dress has been dominating social media around the world for the past 48 hours and if you think that wasn’t purpose work, well you must be now hear bout Mrs. Fenty girl-child.

So Rihanna wore what has been aptly described as a ‘naked dress’ to collect her Fashion Icon Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). (more…)

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