Posts categorized "Antigua"
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)
What's your style? Are you trendy, bohemian, classic, sophisticated, or some combination of them?
Whatever you wear, make sure it's a representation of who you are- not just what's available in stores.
My maxi is from J-crew, and I'm wearing a pair of white havainas. One of the best things about wearing a maxi is that you can wear comfy shoes with no guilt.
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.
As usual, thanks for stopping by
How great is this maxi?
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
DRESS: SM Warner Designs
Earrings: Yumnah Najah Designs
(click on to see more looks, until next time)
Have you gotten one of the new pieces?
I know I don't need to tell you guys where to find them
Is anybody else having a rough time with the weather? They say a steady drizzle is worse than torrential rains- and it's drizzling again today. This post is another one from my birthday weekend when I had a lazy Saturday at Sheer Rocks. I also wore a black monokini underneath.
The best thing about kaftans is how easy they are to style.
One of my newest additions is this Diane Von Furstenburg dress that I am already over-wearing. LOL
For a foundation garment, I've used a Benetton dress liner- another find from the spring cleaning a few weeks ago. It almost ended up in the junk pile, but I figured it would make a good petticoat (don't judge me)
... too late?...Ah well
Kaftan: Diane Von Furstenburg
Bracelets: David Yurman
Sandals: Zara- available in black also (seen in previous post)
Earrings: Shelly (sp) new store in Redcliffe Quay
Hope you all had a fantastic Easter weekend. I spent mine in full wedding mode as a bridesmaid for one of my best girlfriends. It was a beautiful, classy and fun event and every turn was a new photo opportunity. Truly a well thought out event. I wouldn't be surprised to see it in a magazine- it was that good.
We all flew out for the wedding and unlike Antigua, St. Kitts was not too rainy- but I think I had a bit of a bug so now I am suffering from laryngitis- no fun. Nonetheless it was a wonderfully romantic weekend for both the couple and their guests- and we will not soon forget it. It was also great to reconnect with old University friends, and finally meet/ introduce them to all the new additions in our families - UWI for life!
On to the outfit:
Bracelets: David Yurman
.... by now you know I love a maxi