Confidently beautiful

Over the last two years my interest in pageants has dwindled. I have found them to be terribly Eurocentric and disempowering to women in general.

Father of ‘the bandage dress’

In an industry like fashion that is filled with so much clutter and pompous noise, sometimes it takes death to single out those who have made impactful influence and strides.

Rules for surviving Christmas

It’s hard to believe that almost an entire year is about to end and it is that time again to turn our lives upside down to supposedly be merry for the most anticipated holiday of the year, Christmas.

Costly locks

As self-satisfying as the idea of going completely natural with your hair is, it is easier said than done.

The mini-me consumer

Children are the latest fashion accessory for millennial parents. A bit of lurking on Instagram’s explore page is bound to turn up the pages of popular accounts like Landon Lee’s or Asahd Khaled’s (son of DJ Khaled), in which you will see them in the latest children’s wear.

Power and sex

As news outlets became embroiled during the course of last week with the revelations of American film producer and co-founder of Miramax Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault and rape accusations, the hashtag #metoo surfaced on Facebook and Twitter with women around the world sharing their own individual stories of sexual assault and harassment.

The model life dream

During my extremely short-lived tenure as a model for Donna Ramsammy-James when I lived in Guyana, I was always hesitant of highlighting it as something that I did.

Inequality and Fashion

I always find myself being unreasonably nervous during introductions. Not because I don’t like socializing, but rather because I fear judgement based on my likes, interests and passions.

Rihanna dominates

There really isn’t an actress, influencer or singer whose fashion or beauty products I have ever anticipated buying.

Lasting choice

Whenever I am buying shoes, I try to remember the wise words from the Guyanese proverb: ‘When yah like play cheap yah does pay dare,’ that my Godmother always preached to me.

Fearless happiness

Just as prom pictures were about to dominate my Facebook timeline for the next two weeks or so, they were quickly dwarfed by the stories and photos of the recently averted Republic Bank robbery and the Camp Street jailhouse fire respectively.

Going braless

A woman’s connection with her undergarments is a unique one, and this is especially so in the case of many Guyanese women.

Material validation

The memory of the spoken word can last a long time. I can still remember words that were said to me from eight years ago by people I have lost total contact with.

The ready body

The apparent natural path to follow that guarantees a fulfilled life for any woman, according to society’s standards, entails becoming a mother.

Style pickings for 2017

Believe it or not but my wallet hasn’t made way for trends this summer neither have I participated in  the spring cleaning ritual most fashionistas swear by.