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CARIBBEAN STYLE & CULTURE – Model Of The Month – “OCTOBER 2017”

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Rehanna Crystal Warren is a 23-year-old Model from Grenada. She is currently an International Business Major at St. George’s University and hopes to pursue her Master’s Degree in Marketing thereafter.  Rehanna was winner of the inaugural Face of Grenada Competition in 2014 and Second Runner Up at the Grenada Olympia Bikini fitness competition 2015.

Her win of the Face of Grenada competition, awarded her the opportunity to participate in San Fernando Fashion Weekend and Montreal Caribbean fashion week where she walked for some of the big names in the fashion industry. She was later invited to many other fashion shows and made her debut at shows in New York walking alongside model Bianca Golden and Annalise Dayes, former contestants on America’s Next Top Model and in Toronto for the Pan- American games.

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R. Warren AR. Warren. 3Rehanna has been featured in the local newspapers, and newspapers in Toronto and Montreal, as well as regional magazines. She graced the cover of Nu Woman magazine and was featured in Potent magazine, as well as in many other blogs and online articles. She also made an appearance on popular talk show Global News Morning in Montreal and was interviewed by several radio stations there as well.R. WarrenShe was a LIME brand ambassador in 2014 and has also been a promotional ambassador for several brands carried by Bryden and Minors and Independence Agencies. Recently Rehanna placed second in the Grenada National Carnival Queen show capturing awards for Best in Swim Wear, Best evening wear, Best carnival costume and People’s Choice Award.Rehanna W 1

R. Warren 5R. Warren. 7Rehanna is on a journey, a journey she has dedicated to her grandmother who played an instrumental role in her life and hopes that her decision to take this exciting detour will inspire and encourage the young people of Grenada to follow their dreams.

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MODEL Of The MONTH SEPTEMBER 2017

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Caribbean Style & Culture Model of the Month “September 2017”

FARIEL ALI-KHAN

Fariel Ali Khan 10Fariel Ali-Khan is a 24-year-old 5′ 7″ model from Chaguanas, Trinidad and has been modeling for four years. Fariel realized her passion for modeling while attending the University of the West Indies. It was there that she participated in her first fashion show in 2012. After that, the young woman developed what she describes as a “hunger for the craft” the moment she came off the runway.

Fariel AKFariel Ali Khan 3Fariel Ali Khan 4Fariel Ali Khan 7Following that event, Fariel was introduced to several local designers through networking opportunities and the rest is history. Now, Fariel’s face is one that is well known in the print and runway scenes in Trinidad and has also enjoyed features in many prominent fashion blogs, websites and campaigns.

 

Fariel Ali Khan 9Fariel Ali Khan 19Asked what she values most, Fariel says “…staying true to myself; I want to be able to accomplish my dreams and be able to show young individuals when I do so that it is very possible to achieve your goals and be a supermodel without getting caught up and losing yourself on the rise. I have a very long way to go based on the goals that I’ve set for myself but I’m happy with  the body of work that I’ve produced thus far and the direction that I’m heading.

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TEEN MODEL OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 2017

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Caribbean Style & Culture Teen Model of the Month “SEPTEMBER 2017”

REESA SOOKLAL

REESA SOOKLAL. 3REESA 1 Reesa Sooklall is a 17 year old Guyanese born model from Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara. Currently a student at the prestigious Queen’s College, this young beauty first developed an interest in modeling at the age of 14, when local makeup artist, Kerry Woolford encouraged her to enter the Miss Guyana Talented Teen pageant. With the guidance of former Miss Guyana Universe 2013 and Miss India Guyana 2012, Katherina Roshana and the Simpli Royal Foundation, Reesa was able to cop the title as Miss Guyana Talented Teen 2014. She then got the chance to compete regionally in St. Kitts & Nevis for the Miss Caribbean Talented Teen pageant.

REESA SOOKLAL 8REESAFullSizeRender RS 6Just after her win as Miss Guyana Talented Teen, Reesa was recognized by Traits Model Management, which, at the time, was scouting fresh faces to join their company. It was then that her fashion model career began. Since then Reesa has taken to the international runway in New York for New York Fashion Week 2015 and 2016.

RS 1RS 6Though she enjoys modeling, however, Reesa believes that it is important that she finds a balance between this budding career and her life as a teenager. It is here, which Reesa says, her parents play an important role. She also credits her close relationship with her mother as motivation for her becoming a strong woman who fights for what she believes in.

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STYLE, CULTURE & CHAMPAGNE

On June 15, 2017, the Caribbean Style and Culture Awards and Fashion Showcase held a Fashion, Champagne and Culture Pre-Show at the Guyana Embassy, Washington DC. At that event, several diplomats were in attendance including Ambassadors to the United States from various Caribbean territories. 

Designers who were honored at the CSC Awards and Fashion Showcase were given a chance to show the attendees some of their work. The event was well attended and well received and Ambassador of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to the United States, His Excellency Dr. Riyad Insanally said that he looks forward to hosting the event at the Embassy next year in honor of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month.

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CARIBBEAN STYLE & CULTURE 2017 Pt. 3

The Caribbean Style and Culture Awards and Fashion showcase is an annual event hosted by Karib Nation Inc. in the month of June in honor of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. For the past eight years, the event has showcased the best of the Caribbean designers and has provided for them a platform to gain worthwhile recognition among the Caribbean Diaspora. This year, the event was hosted on June 17 at the Silver Spring Civic Center, Silver Spring, Maryland amidst a crowd of over 300 persons. The group of awardees included seven Caribbean designers and models from Dominica, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Jamaica and Suriname whose work has made them outstanding role models in their craft. The designers were also given a chance to showcase their work before a private group of Community business leaders and Caribbean Ambassadors, including H.E Brigadier General (Ret’d.) Anthony W.J. Phillips-Spencer and Mrs. Spencer, Jamaica’s ambassador H.E.Audrey P. Marks, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines H.E. Lou-Anne Gaylene Gilchrist at a Pre-Show on June 15 at the Guyana Embassy in Washington, DC.

JEILYNE SANTANA

AWARD RECIPIENT

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RYAN S. BERKELEY DESIGNS

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CARIBBEAN STYLE & CULTURE 2017 Pt. 2

The Caribbean Style and Culture Awards and Fashion showcase is an annual event hosted by Karib Nation Inc. in the month of June in honor of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. For the past eight years, the event has showcased the best of the Caribbean designers and has provided for them a platform to gain worthwhile recognition among the Caribbean Diaspora. This year, the event was hosted on June 17 at the Silver Spring Civic Center, Silver Spring, Maryland amidst a crowd of over 300 persons. The group of awardees included seven Caribbean designers and models from Dominica, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Jamaica and Suriname whose work has made them outstanding role models in their craft. The designers were also given a chance to showcase their work before a private group of Community business leaders and Caribbean Ambassadors, including H.E Brigadier General (Ret’d.) Anthony W.J. Phillips-Spencer and Mrs. Spencer, Jamaica’s ambassador H.E.Audrey P. Marks, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines H.E. Lou-Anne Gaylene Gilchrist at a Pre-Show on June 15 at the Guyana Embassy in Washington, DC.

PETA ODINI

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MAMAYASHI COLLECTION

Award Recipient Mamayashi

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9 Designers & Their ICONIC STYLES – “Runway Report”

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Held in Washington D.C, Karib Nation Inc.,  celebrated their 8th Annual Caribbean Style and Culture Awards & Fashion Showcase on Saturday June 17, 2017.

However, before the official showcase, in honor of National Caribbean Heritage Month, the ambassador and special VIP guests from the diaspora were treated to a pre -showcase of what was to come over the weekend. Showcasing “Made in the Caribbean” fashion pieces from half a dozen fashion designers at the Guyana Embassy in Washington,DC.IMG_3600

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But it was not all about the style and fashion. Recording artiste Dr. Chelsea Greene, the White House Dance Troupe and Guyanese Vocalist & Musician Eion Greaves, serenaded guests with their amazing voices and dance routines, respectively. Patrons were undeniably treated to a mouth full that would have ignited flames for them to attend the much anticipated 8th Annual Caribbean Style and Culture Awards & Fashion Showcase.

 

 

 

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RIP THE RUNWAY = MY FAVORITES

In my 5 plus years walking for Caribbean Designers and viewing their styles via social media, I must say that I was impressed with this year’s fashion showcase.

Jamaica’s Mamayashi Collection. Guyana’s ShaSha and Ryan Berkeley Designs. Trinbago’s Wadada Movement, St Vincent & The Grenadines – Peta Odini Sutherland, Commonwealth of Dominica Arthlene Lawrence, Guyana’s Andrew Harris and Puerto Rico’s Jeilyne Santana and i-Fashion Magazine all phenomenal presentations. But of course I had to choose my top 3.

TOP 3

#3. Trinidad’s Wadada Movement – These twin sisters are ready for their own fashion showcase. They embody confidence that a beauty queen would die for and energies an Olympic athlete would dream of having. And that confidence and energies which they both possess, transcends into every strand of their designs that causes any client or model to feel like a badass when fitted into their clothing. At least that’s how I felt when I strut the runway in their Summer/Spring 2017 “StreetWise” Collection. The well-tailored ready to wear “StreetWise” collection which consists of somber colors and breathable fabrics are undoubtedly one of my top 3 designs showcased at CSC 2017.

#2. Guyana’s ShaSha Designs – Keisha Edwards & ShaSha Designs, this brand has grown tremendously over the last 8 years. Throughout the past years ShaSha has become known for a her well-tailored formal and close cut silhouette pieces.

However, fans were treated to much of a surprise when the 2017 “Synesthesia” collection hit the runway at the CSC 2017 in Maryland. With its flamboyance and artistic hand painted designs, the ready to wear collection caught the eyes of many present.

And though this brand new resort collection was unlike what ShaSha has become known for, one can attest that she did not disappoint her fan base and clients.

If you ask me, I would say, a ShaSha 2017 resort wear is what every woman needs in their closets to have that “Synesthesia” feeling.

 

 

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#1. St Vincent & The Grenadines, Peta Odini Designs – Four Words. One Location. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK.

That’s definitely where Peta Odini Designs are needed with the likes of Guyana’s Ryan Berkeley Designs.

“All Peta needs is a rapper to showcase one of her pieces in their music video and she’s unstoppable.” I could not have agreed more.

Peta’s cool, calm & collective personality like Wadada’s Movement, transcends into her craft which makes her pieces quite attractive.

Debuted at the CSC Fashion Showcase, the unisex collection which featured an array of pastel colors and prints is unquestionably my absolute fave. Whether you’re feeling for flip flops, sneakers or pumps, a Peta Odini Designs can be accompanied with them all.

 

In closing, all of the designers brought their A-game and proved to many that Caribbean men and women surely has something worth celebrating. Our Style, Culture, Fashion and Creativity is second to none.DSC_9940Ryan S. Berkeley Designs

The Karib Nation committee has done a fine job at selecting a diverse group of talented young creatives from across the Caribbean. As such I do look forward with much anticipation to see what they will bless our fashion taste buds with in the coming year.

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CSC Caribbean Style & Culture 2017 – Pt. #1

The Caribbean Style and Culture Awards and Fashion showcase is an annual event hosted by Karib Nation Inc. in the month of June in honor of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. For the past eight years, the event has showcased the best of the Caribbean designers and has provided for them a platform to gain worthwhile recognition among the Caribbean Diaspora. This year, the event was hosted on June 17 at the Silver Spring Civic Center, Silver Spring, Maryland amidst a crowd of over 300 persons. The group of awardees included seven Caribbean designers and models from Dominica, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Jamaica and Suriname whose work has made them outstanding role models in their craft. The designers were also given a chance to showcase their work before a private group of Community business leaders and Caribbean Ambassadors, including H.E Brigadier General (Ret’d.) Anthony W.J. Phillips-Spencer and Mrs. Spencer, Jamaica’s ambassador H.E.Audrey P. Marks, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines H.E. Lou-Anne Gaylene Gilchrist at a Pre-Show on June 15 at the Guyana Embassy in Washington, DC.

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CSC 2017 Award Winning Models

NATASHA A. HARPER

2017 Model of the Year Award of Excellence in “RUNWAY MODELING”

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MAURICIA De PEZA

2017 Model of the Year Award of Excellence – “RUN WAY & PRINT MODELING”

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