Sweatshirts are quickly becoming my default outfit topper. This particular one is by an Antiguan artist currently residing in Japan, but if you're interested in getting a shirt, I know he ships internationally.
I'm wearing a pair of jeans and sandals from Zara, and a clutch by Nicole Francis.
I celebrated my birthday this past Tuesday, and I gotta admit that this was the quietest year on record. I did manage to get a home cooked breakfast out of it this year- so I think that's a major accomplishment.
Now, for the important stuff:
This year's birthday dress is this ombre Helmut Lang dress I got from Net-A-Porter.
Not much else to say about it- it's black, white, grey, draped and very forgiving around the mid-section (lol). As the years go by, I find my girlish figure is not always as forgiving after dessert.
Ah well, we can't have it all- at least not at once.
In the spirit of supporting Caribbean talent, I reached out to an old friend from UWI St. Augustine who has a fabulous line of dresses and kaftans. His was one of the first lines I carried in my store when I first opened. If you would like the opportunity to have your designs sold in Antigua, or if you're interested in getting your own piece from this designer, leave me a message in the comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
A great opportunity has come up that I hope I will be able to share with you soon. I know I've been absent a whole lot, but the business of blogging really requires dedication- and I just haven't had the time- or the help- that I've had in the past.
I considered letting the blog go, but as fate would have it, this blog has a wider audience than even I had originally anticipated. I'm gonna try to rise to the challenge again- this time I beg your indulgence. For those of you who tell your friends about Island Style, or recommend my page to other bloggers, or even meet me and say, hey, I saw you on Black Girls Killing It (LOL) - thank you so much!!!! We sometimes underestimate how far our work can reach, and the good we can do if we focus on the positive.
Much love, blog-fam.
(I am wearing a TEA tunic from my line, photo credits to Brass Angel Photography)
Thanks for your support with the Island Style hottie nominations. This week's winner took top billing because she supported two local designers, has a SICK body, and brought MAJOR style points to the party.
Congratulations to Gabby of Sistah Souljahs Graphics and Sista Souljahs Sound.
I especially love her camo print at the back of the pants - it was a total surprise- and she nailed it. Her pants were designed by Glamourpuss 268, whose designer is Ronda George. You can find her on instagram at _itsrellah. Her top was designed by "Dreads n Threads" - which is run by Malika Mingo & Veronica Nelson.
Gabby's outfit fits like a glove- and though it would be hard for some girls to pull this off, on her it looks sexy and appropriate - as she is in the entertainment business - she IS her brand.
I hope we can start seeing more local designers get some shine at the upcoming events.
Congrats to Gabby for her Blue Jeans fashion risk - it paid off.
This week's style stand-out was someone who went with one of the biggest trends for the summer- the jumpsuit.
I'm a big believer in wearing something that "fits" where you're at. This look would not work for a different fete, but to be honest, this look exemplifies everything that White Fete used to be about.
While looking through the White Fete albums and the pictures you submitted, it was hard to pick a winner- mainly because everyone is wearing the same color; but this year more than most,the outfits all mirrored each other in that most were short dresses with mesh cutouts.
We chose a look that was complying with the dress code, while injecting some much needed personal style.