Time and time again I am reminded that our outlook on beauty—or should I say our perception of what should be deemed beauty—is forever dictated to and influenced by our environment, culture, history and social upbringing among other factors.
As Menswear Week wraps up, I ponder on why my husband showed no excitement towards the newest men’s fashions; there was no latent desirability either.
Happy New Year guys! I trust that you are all recharged and ready to take on 2017.
There are not too many occasions that I deem necessary to warrant me devoting all my energies to looking spectacular.
I suppose it came as a surprise to many that I haven’t written a fashion Christmas wish list but I have grown to believe that consuming just for the sake of consuming takes away from one truly embracing fashion.
This year I find myself to be a tad obsessed with Christmas. I suppose it’s because I now have my own little family and it’s our first Christmas together, I feel more energized and motivated to indulge in all the commercial Christmas traps – a Santa Claus tablecloth and a fresh Christmas tree have already been checked on my Christmas list.
We are all guilty of owning at least one thing that we regret buying and more than often the act of remorseful buying happens when we are high on impulse – perhaps our favourite brand may be having a sale or chances are we may have developed some sort of obsession with a particular design style or concept.
My six-week love affair with Russia has come to an end. I have reached the conclusion that there will never be enough time to take in all that is Russia as travelling across the country is easier said than done and sometimes even proves to be quite perilous.
The news that Donald Trump was triumphant at the recently held elections in the USA found me whilst I was having lunch with a group of friends who were in support of him.
Sometimes I wonder if wearing leaves were to become a trend, whether Guyanese would jump on the bandwagon without thought or question, like they tend to do with everything that is popular in North America.
Every now and then I get a pleasant surprise when it comes to local designers and creatives challenging the hypocrisies of society through their creative abilities.
As fashion month concludes in Paris, this season has brought about an incredible amount discourse and dispute among those in the fashion community.
Milan Fashion Week opened with the country’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi pledging his continuing support for the industry.
Whether or not we are active users of internet and smart technology, they both would have undoubtedly influenced our lives in some way or the other.
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.