Fashion Week feting!

Even with the horrid weather that has been keeping lots of celebs home or better yet, vacationing in the Caribbean , several islandistas were still pret-a-feter when online luxury fashion retailer Net-A-Porter launched their new print venture – the bimonthly Porter magazine during New York Fashion Week.

Antiguan stylist June Ambrose and Jamaican-descended designer Carly Cushnie were all at the party as was Grenadian-descended singer Estelle.

Jamaican-Brit designer Carly Cushnie (right) came straight from her show to attend the Porter party.

Jamaican-Brit designer Carly Cushnie (right) came straight from her show to attend the Porter party.

Antiguan stylist June Ambrose (right) with DJ Kiss at the Porter party.

Antiguan stylist June Ambrose (right) with DJ Kiss at the Porter party.

Estelle has been a busy girl during NYFW, hitting several shows and parties.

Estelle has been a busy girl during NYFW, hitting several shows and parties.

The AMFAR gala which kicked off NYFW also saw several islandistas in attendance, with none other than the epic Jamaican Grace Jones performing.

Grace Jones made them clear a table at the formal sit down dinner so she could hoola hoop her way through 'Slave to the Rhythm'.

Grace Jones made them clear a table at the formal sit down dinner so she could hoola hoop her way through ‘Slave to the Rhythm’.

The crowd in attendance included Caymanian model Selita Ebanks, who was interviewed by New York Magazine about the new regulations in place to protect child models and gave a hilarious anecdote about how her dad came to the rescue when the crew at an early photo shoot suggested some…interesting shots.

Selita Ebanks at the AMFAR gala.

Selita Ebanks at the AMFAR gala.

“I was 17, and honestly, there was no Model Alliance back then, but my father was my Model Alliance. I remember I was on a job, and they wanted to do all-nude on a horse. I don’t know where my dad came out from. He jumped out from the bushes, grabbed me, and was like, “We’re outta here!” So, I think there are so many girls from so many countries who are so young and don’t really have a dad or a mom to really keep an eye on them. This industry could definitely swallow you up, and you’re misled, you know. Your agents don’t always have your best interests, but I was so fortunate to have a great father.”

Selita was also at the Suno afterparty, along with Haitian-American jewellery designer Monique Pean.

Monique Pean looked as chic as ever at the after party to celebrate the Suno duo's collection.

Monique Pean looked as chic as ever at the after party to celebrate the Suno duo’s collection.

Selita Ebanks at Suno after party

And in a blast from the past, model Sessilee Lopez was spotted at the after-party for the Nicole Miller. I miss seeing her on the catwalks – really thought she had the look of longevity.

Sessilee Lopez at Nicole Miller after party w Dapper African

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