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.

Fashion’s new law via France

There was excitement at seeing Marine Le Pen defeated by the ever-so-hot Emmanuel Macron, who also happens to be 39 (I know), in France’s recently held elections.

Making Sense of Met Gala

In a world where everything as it relates to fashion has become ordinary and lacklustre, the Met Gala is one of the few events that fashion enthusiasts look forward to.

Digital Era Style Part 2

Currently there are about 27 items in my ASOS saved bag. Many online retailers offer the save now, buy later feature which allows the user to bookmark the items for a certain period of time in their accounts.

Digital era style- Part 1

When it comes to authentic personal choice and choosing what we want to wear, sometimes it isn’t as personal as we may perceive it or want it to be.

Dancehall fashion: A closer look

When most people hear of or contemplate on ‘bashment’ music most commonly known as dancehall music, they tend to associate it with violence, vulgarity and uncouthness.

Racial implications

About two weeks ago I read about an incident that took place in Canal Number One Polder, West Bank Demerara which resulted in Dameion Gordon and Vernon Beckles enduring a merciless beating and verbal abuse (inclusive of racial slurs being thrown at them).

The Integrity of Denim

A few weeks ago my husband gifted me a pink vintage bicycle. He was aware of my admiration for women who choose to cycle as opposed to getting around by car for some time.

Fashion, feminism and the future

Throughout this current political season where populist movements are seemingly growing thicker than wild bush and misogyny is ripe within American politics, I constantly find myself reflecting on how this will influence fashion and the industry at large.

Lisa Hanna and social media

In an era where image combined with the fitting use of social media garners immense likeability and public approval, it should come as no surprise that politicians are using this recipe to grow and strengthen their political careers.

Talking Mashramani

Substance and value will never go out of style. They can be intimidated by trends, but trends are exactly what they claim to be and temporary.

Activism and fashion

Earlier this week I came across an article in The Guardian titled “Sex doesn’t sell anymore, activism does”.

A new era in consumerism

I am considering deactivating my Facebook account for a while. The social media platform, which happens to be my daily source of constant news updates is, I believe, starting to have a negative effect on my psyche.

Melania Trump wears home designed on ‘first day’

I stayed away from the television last Friday. I knew seeing Donald Trump being sworn as the 45th President of the United States would have driven me up a wall even further as I already find his politics to be burdensome and aggravating.

Identity chronicles

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.

Gender fluidity in fashion

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.

Still in mental chains

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.

Don’t ‘monkey see, monkey do’ at sales

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.

Fashion in Russia

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.

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.

Paris and the fashion editors

As fashion month concludes in Paris, this season has brought about an incredible amount discourse and dispute among those in the fashion community.

Culture, vanity and Milan

Milan Fashion Week opened with the country’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi pledging his continuing support for the industry.

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.