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.
Baffling does not even begin to describe First Lady Sandra Granger’s deafening silence on the issue of the dress code.
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.
I recently met up with a fellow Guyanese who is also based in Europe.
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.
Twenty that is the number of prom dresses that 22-year-old Naomi Murray designed for a single prom during the busy prom season.
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.
Those who know me well are aware of my deep appreciation for millinery and the craftsmanship that surrounds it.
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?
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.
The word slow is not one you would associate with fashion and how the industry operates in the grand scheme of things.
I have been bombarded by pictures on my Facebook timeline of women decked out in their Golden Arrowhead dresses.
Last week, I came across an article on the UK Telegraph’s website about a woman’s work wear fiasco.
I almost choked on my tea when I came across Shabeau’s Spring 2016 cover as I was scrolling through my Facebook timeline.
The view that brands can actually care about social ills and can be ethical while trying to be profitable is still perceived as a highbrow and elitist marketing ploy.
As the preparations for Guyana’s Golden Jubilee continue to stimulate excitement across the diaspora, many are hoping to capitalize monetarily during the festivities.
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.
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.
Writer of The Last Word column Ashma John takes a look behind the scenes of the Guyana-based e-tailer 592 Dresses in an exclusive interview with its main mover and shaker Dason Anthony.
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.
Over recent months, I have written a few articles covering the President and First Lady’s style.
When I attended Marian Academy, there was always a day designated during term time for reflection.
Many people associate migrating to Europe or North America with advancing in life.
We live in a world that pressures women to dress and act in a certain way.
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.
If I have ever asked you when are you planning on having a baby, I sincerely apologize.
Happy New Year to you since it’s my first column for the year!
For as long as I could remember, I was always uncomfortable with my frizzy, curly hair.
Today I wanted to share with you the pictures I have been promising, from Meiling’s most recent collection Night Women.
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.
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 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.
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.
Almost every fashion conscious person with Instagram is aware of the Balmain Fashion Revolution or the hashtag Balmainarmy.
Of recent, I find myself being drawn towards buying the impractical and cute as opposed to the necessary and basic.
Three weeks ago, I visited the Mode Museum (Momu) Fashion Museum in Antwerp to see the Footprint Exhibition.
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.
As fashion month winds down, the dominance of certain faces opening and closing the runways remains the same.
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.
As fashion month swings into top gear, as usual, there is a designer who goes viral.
I was browsing YouTube the other day and came across a video of H&M promoting the notion of re-fashioning and re-wearing the clothes in your wardrobe.
It was Miuccia Prada who said fashion is an instant language. While some may beg to differ, I personally believe politicians and women married to politicians must learn to master the art of “talking through their clothes” and using it as a channel to communicate their values and beliefs.
I was in conversation earlier this week with a friend of mine and I was relating to her the frustration of being stylish in a world where fashion has become ‘dog cheap’.
A few weeks ago Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan would have enforced the 2 am cap on nightlife.
Just last week over in Port of Spain, Anya Ayoung Chee’s establishment HOMETT played host to an event called Fashion Focus.
Ageing worries me. They say your style evolves with time but the thought of getting old still scares me.
Far too often in the fashion industry we override certain developments and movements because fashion has this crazy partisan attitude attached to it.