There is a certain expectation that once you are a woman, you are supposed to like makeup, even more so if you are one who is heavily into fashion.
I recently came across a post on a blog called Churchroadman. It highlighted the unambiguity of businesses playing on the racial insecurities of people by contributing to the bleaching business.
Have you ever reflected on why you like the things you like and how are they tied to your social values and history?
Last week I found myself rummaging through the racks of a secondhand vintage shop in Antwerp.
After I returned to Guyana from studying overseas, I was always met with stunned expressions when persons found out that I was pursuing a career in fashion.
I recently met up with a fellow Guyanese who is also based in Europe.
Guyana is one bizarre place filled with much hypocrisy. Sometimes it is not until you remove yourself from an environment that you begin to recognize some of the foolishness you once freely entertained.
Twenty that is the number of prom dresses that 22-year-old Naomi Murray designed for a single prom during the busy prom season.
I spent the last four weeks in Brussels doing a teaching course. It was the first time since my move to Europe that I ventured into doing something non-fashion.
Those who know me well are aware of my deep appreciation for millinery and the craftsmanship that surrounds it.
Following up on last’s week column, fashion careers, this week I wanted to share with you my general response to the commonly asked question, can the Caribbean actually have a thriving fashion industry?
When most people in the Caribbean think about fashion as a potential career, the only job titles they tend to associate it with are seamstress, fashion designer or model.
The word slow is not one you would associate with fashion and how the industry operates in the grand scheme of things.
I have been bombarded by pictures on my Facebook timeline of women decked out in their Golden Arrowhead dresses.
Last week, I came across an article on the UK Telegraph’s website about a woman’s work wear fiasco.
I almost choked on my tea when I came across Shabeau’s Spring 2016 cover as I was scrolling through my Facebook timeline.
The view that brands can actually care about social ills and can be ethical while trying to be profitable is still perceived as a highbrow and elitist marketing ploy.
As the preparations for Guyana’s Golden Jubilee continue to stimulate excitement across the diaspora, many are hoping to capitalize monetarily during the festivities.
Fashion has always offered consumers the ability to open conversation within the parameters of social, economic, cultural and political significance for those who want to truly unravel the semantics of clothes.
Writer of The Last Word column Ashma John takes a look behind the scenes of the Guyana-based e-tailer 592 Dresses in an exclusive interview with its main mover and shaker Dason Anthony.
I haven’t been sharing too many details of my latest finds since I moved to Europe, as I am still trying to find a photographer.