Ashma John

Ashma John

Why Halloween?

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.

Winter in Guyana

Summer is incredibly difficult to break up with. I think that what I detest the most is changing my colour palette to fall-like colours such as brown and burgundy.

Fashion inspiration

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.

The no-makeup movement

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.

Evil glamour

Bonjour! I am in France currently soaking up the sun and trying not to feel too sad or scared by the upsurge of terrorist activities plaguing the country.

Wardrobe dictatorship

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.

Looking at the bigger picture

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?

Careers in fashion

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.