Author Archive for islandista

Oh Naomi…

(photo credit: Daily Mail.co.uk)   Oh Naomi … sigh. Why black women just won’t leave weave alone, nuh? It is bad enough that you have pleaded guilty yet again to pelting hand (and apparently foot and spit too for good…

No, no a thousand times no…

(photo credit: WireImage.com) Oh dear… Ri-ri, tell us your stylist made you do it. Because we have seen you evolve from a teenybopper into a fashionista and trendsetter par excellence and as islandistas, we have been proud of you. You…

Artistry vs. sexy – the mas dilemma

Beautiful … but artistic? (photo credit: Baje International) It is getting close to the summer Carnival season in the Caribbean and its diaspora. In the next few months, St. Vincent, St.Lucia, Barbados, Antigua, Grenada, Toronto, London and New York will…

If only…

(photo credit: The Sartorialist) *Sigh*… I adore this outfit. It’s from the Sartorialist blog and was taken in London. Everything about is so coolly individual – the bow tie, the brogue shoes, the stripey socks, the stripey dress that would…

The small graces of small islands

Living in a small island can be a study in contradictions for islandistas. Admittedly there are times it is frustrating for us with our with more worldly tastes – personally I wish there was more theatre, more art, more restaurants, more options for partying,…