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.

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.

Fashion and the practical woman

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.

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.

Political style update

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.

Life lessons from Paris

Since I moved to Europe, things have been a bit hectic and sometimes a bit unbalanced because of the nature of my husband’s job.

Fashion roundup

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.

A reflection…

When I attended Marian Academy, there was always a day designated during term time for reflection.

Trending now

This week I wanted to share with you a few things that have come under my radar that I found quite interesting and important to the way fashion and the arts are shaped in the Caribbean.

Their hair…

For as long as I could remember, I was always uncomfortable with my frizzy, curly hair.

Sandra Granger’s tastefully sleeveless style

I love Sandra Granger’s style! And I honestly thought that with her rocking all those sleeveless dresses as First Lady, we would have seen a shift in the archaic rules we still have in Guyana when it comes to dress codes in a majority of public offices.

Caribbean designers

It feels so good to not wear a coat. I’m back in Guyana for a bit before I leave for my belated honeymoon.

Christmas wish list

Christmas is almost here. It is the time of year that I believe consumers spend the most willingly, without feeling too guilty about it, or at least I do.

Feeding the fashion greed

Who doesn’t like a sale? I personally fancy a good bargain and getting constantly bombarded by emails on a daily basis to notify me on sales and flash discounts.

Balmain x H&M, a review

Almost every fashion conscious person with Instagram is aware of the Balmain Fashion Revolution or the hashtag Balmainarmy.

Not investing

Of recent, I find myself being drawn towards buying the impractical and cute as opposed to the necessary and basic.

Shoes as art

Three weeks ago, I visited the Mode Museum (Momu) Fashion Museum in Antwerp to see the Footprint Exhibition.

Our Danish wedding

It has been approximately one month since I have been in Belgium and exactly one week since I tied the knot with my partner of four years.

The social media model

As fashion month winds down, the dominance of certain faces opening and closing the runways remains the same.

Trending locally

From That Look Boutique’s last editorial featuring Lieve Blanckaert and Kimberly Niles, I decided to select the trends that I thought were cute and questionable.