The Scene

Swinging 70s

Jumpsuit – Colours, Robb Street (Photo: 55 Photography)

I was browsing YouTube the other day and came across a video of H&M promoting the notion of re-fashioning and re-wearing the clothes in your wardrobe.


Another Emancipation Day has come and gone. This year’s celebration marked 177 years since our enslaved forebears were set free. The day, August 1, is marked by a celebration held in the National Park under the auspices of the African Cultural Development Association (ACDA) which seems to set itself forward as the national authority on African culture.

Regional political style

Kamla Persad-Bissessar

It was Miuccia Prada who said fashion is an instant language. While some may beg to differ, I personally believe politicians and women married to politicians must learn to master the art of “talking through their clothes” and using it as a channel to communicate their values and beliefs.

Tragic lives

A mere 22, the age at which many young women are starting their careers, Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of legendary singer Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown has died and will likely be laid to rest on Monday although a funeral service is reportedly set for today.

Wants and needs


I was in conversation earlier this week with a friend of mine and I was relating to her the frustration of being stylish in a world where fashion has become ‘dog cheap’.

The 2 am cap and retailing

Nightlife clothes (MUA Credit- Renee Chester; Photo by Raul Couchman/ Artistic Marketing)

A few weeks ago Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan would have enforced the 2 am cap on nightlife. While the ‘Ramjaclock’ cap doesn’t affect me personally and I wasn’t remotely moved by it, it did cause me to reflect on the potential impact it could have on retail fashion and other linked businesses – apart from the clubs and bars.