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Nix the Budget Blues and Still Look Like a Fashionista

05 Jan

Fashion’s a breeze when you’ve got money to blow. For fashionistas – female or male – keeping up with fashion and style definitely takes a lot of money, and getting that fresh-from-the-runway look here in Jamaica gets tricky when you’re short on cash. Shopping at first rate stores, though preferred for the fashionista, can put a dent in the wallet. But is this reason to flop onto your bed in despair and hurl your one of a kind Ann Klein high heel slingbacks across the room in a fit of depression? Oh no girl. Get yourself up, arrange your clothes just so, rescue your Ann Kleins, take a seat and listen up. If you do things somewhat differently you can change or upgrade your wardrobe without spending a bundle. And if you carefully select your purchases and create a shopping list when buying a number of clothing items at once, you’ll be able to get what you need without damaging your wallet too much. Yes; it is possible. Really. And now that I have your attention, pull out your ipad and take notes because I am going to make you look good for less.

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Fabulous Finds for Fashion in Kingston, Jamaica

25 Nov

By: Shelly Anglin Smith

For years Jamaica has been making its mark on the world fashion map. It is no longer possible to interact with the major fashion houses anywhere in the world, mention Jamaican fashion designers and models, and be met with a blank stare.

Not only has Pulse for more than 30 years been churning out the likes of Jaunel McKenzie, Carla Campbell, Nadine Willis, Oraine Barrett, and Nell Robinson, but they have been placing them in internationally renowned magazines such as Vogue, Esquire, i-D, French, Love, Cosmo and GQ. This local modeling agency giant dominated this industry locally for many years, but young and growing model recruitment and placement agency, Saint International, is now earning its stripes in the marketplace with its unique brand of models. Saint has introduced Raschell Osbourne, Ashane Rose, and Shena Moulton, among others, to the world, and who have modeled internationally for Odd Molly, Mondo Guerra Project, and Mara Hoffman, to name a few. Not to mention that the models from these two agencies feature prominently in both major and minor local fashion shows, and in fashion shows around the Caribbean. And with home grown fashion designers like Pat Wright  of Wright Style, and Juliette Andrea Dyke of Julans Closet who hit the scenes more recently, were have a lot to offer to the world. Read the rest of this entry »