KARIB BEAT – Color & Swag
BEAUTIFUL CARIBBEAN WOMEN
TATYANA MARISOL ALI singer/actress, attends the 6th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon,
Tatyana Ali, Brooklyn native (Indo-Trinidad father and Afro-Panamanian mother is a Broadway-trained actress, singer, activist and graduate of Harvard University. Audience’s best recognize the New York native as Ashley, the youngest in the Banks household on NBC’s hit comedy, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Nominated for the NAACP Image Award in 1993 and 1994, she won the award in 1995 for Outstanding Youth Actor. She is also the recipient of the 1995 and 1997 Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award for Best Actress.
TERI-LEIGH BOVELL DIEFFENTHALLERS a Trinidadian model, host, producer and actress.
Trinidad & Tobago born HEATHER HEADLEY sings during a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, August 28, 2013.
New songstress to the Trini music scene JENNA de LEON. reeling from her Island Love hit – a collaboration with Kes the Band is also a fashionistas.
MARCIA NICELY’S Designs by Marc line (Jamaica)
VEN BUDHU was one of the contestants of Project Runway season 10. He graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in womenswear and spent his third year of college attending Polimoda in Florence, Italy. He claims that he has good taste and a keen eye for design. He likes capturing an emotion or an attitude and transforming it to a stunning visual impact.
Ven would eventually return to New York City where he founded his own clothing line, “Gavaskar”, in 2011. Below are some samples from his collection.
Born in Guyana, he emigrated to America when he was four years old and grew up in South Ozone Park. Although he always had an interest in evening wear, it also helped his future fashion career living in a house with three older sisters.
When Ven was five years old, he saw the Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast.” It was a life-changing experience. Soon after, he was drawing Belle’s gown, and a lifelong love for women’s evening wear was born.