Fashion

The Caribbean welcomes the bespoke 'Willique'

November 16, 2017

We reflect on 2017’s achievements for the luxury accessory brand ‘Willique’ and discover what lies in store for the future from founder and creative director Anya...

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Bahamas Fashion Week Premieres Oct. 26-28, 2017 at Melia Resort Inaugural Event to Showcase Fashion Museum, Educational Workshops International and Local Fashion Designers
Bahamas Fashion Week Premieres Oct. 26-28, 2017 at Melia Resort Inaugural Event to Showcase Fashion Museum, Educational Workshops & International and Local Fashion Designers

October 19, 2017

The inaugural Bahamas Fashion Week, which takes place October 26-28, 2017 at the Melia Resort in Nassau, is already creating quite a buzz in the local and international marketplace...

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Island Run Bahamas APP exceeds Beta Test Goals, Seeks Funding for Phase Two

August 29, 2017

Less than two months after the Island Run Bahamas gaming app launched in Google Play and iOS stores, developers have logged more than 1,700 active users from around the world...

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Bahamian designer Anya explains why sustainability and slow-fashion principles are important to her luxury leather goods brand: Willique

July 03, 2017

Willique – the London based luxury leather, bespoke handbag brand is fast establishing an international reputation for craftsmanship and design, whilst championing the idea that luxury too can be part of the slow fashion movement...

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Why Black Women in a Predominately Black Culture Are Still Bleaching Their Skin

June 26, 2017

Outside her ground-floor apartment in Kingston, hairstylist Jody Cooper sits on the bright blue bench that serves as her makeshift salon. The 22-year-old native Jamaican is flipping through photographs of herself—there she is a few years ago in a studded monokini, with strawberry blonde hair and blue eyeshadow, her skin several shades lighter than it is now.

Cooper doesn’t remember making a conscious choice to bleach her skin. Growing up, everyone around her was doing it—her school friends, her mom, her aunt. So she did it too. For nine years, she rubbed creams on her face and

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From Bahamas to Beijing

June 02, 2017

More than 300 spectators sat expectantly in the Grand Ballroom of the world famous Kerry Hotel in Beijing, China. Every eye glued to the runway, award-winning Bahamian designer Theodore Elyett, a fashion maestro, brilliantly translated the magic and splendor of Junkanoo into a 10-piece avant garde collection themed...

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Bahamian Luxury Handbang Designer Anya showcases brand Wilique at Fashion's Finest during London Fashion Week

March 02, 2017

Luxury bespoke handbag brand Willique showcases at Fashion’s Finest off-schedule shows during London Fashion Week. In its seventh year, Fashion’s Finest is one of the biggest and most successful independent off-schedule events that coincides with London Fashion Week...

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CIBC FirstCaribbean Refurbished branch featured on TCI radio show
CIBC FirstCaribbean Refurbished branch featured on TCI radio show

February 24, 2017

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank’s main branch at Leeward Highway was recently renovated to improve the experience that the bank offers its customers...

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VAT Filing Payment Deadline Has Now Changed
VAT Filing & Payment Deadline Has Now Changed

January 18, 2017

The Department of Inland Revenue wishes to remind all taxpayers that the deadline for VAT filing and payment has now changed...

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Bahamian ballerina shines in top beauty magazine

December 20, 2016

Bahamian ballerina, Courtney Celeste Spears, was one of three top US ballerinas chosen to model accessories for Conde Nast’s Allure magazine this holiday season. Spears is in her second season dancing with the Ailey II Repertory Company, the younger version of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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BTVI Fashion student launches collection
BTVI Fashion student launches collection

December 15, 2016

The designs on display exuded confidence and adventure. Upcoming fashion designer Delano Marc, recently hosted an intimate al fresco fashion show at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort, launching a collection that’s for the bold, beautiful and artsy...

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BTVI graduate creates chic outfit for beauty queen

December 14, 2016

In the beauty pageant world, an unspoken competition begins before contestants ever hit the stage. From the moment a contestant touches down at the airport of the host country, she is already being sized up. Hence, what she wears offstage should be equally as impressive...

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Bahamian footwear and accessories line launches Kickstarter funding campaign

November 29, 2016

Haus of Assembly (HOA) takes a modern approach to Bahamian heritage by infusing the color and intricate beauty of The Bahamas islands into art-like footwear. With its classic, espadrille style, Haus of Assembly seeks to create a lifestyle brand focused on accessories and footwear inspired by all aspects of Bahamian culture.

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Leading ladies to heat up the runway at Red Dress Soiree

November 18, 2016

Twelve leading ladies, 12 red gowns, one magical night. On Saturday, December 10, 2016 The Red Dress Soiree, powered by Aliv, will once again celebrate exceptional Bahamian women showcasing red gowns created by local designers at a high energy charity event.

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Haus of Assembly - Bahamian Footwear Line Brings Fresh Line Approach to Artistry and Culture
Haus of Assembly - Bahamian Footwear Line Brings Fresh Line Approach to Artistry and Culture

November 17, 2016

Haus of Assembly, HOA takes a modern approach to Bahamian heritage by infusing the color and intricate beauty of The Bahamas Islands into art-like footwear. With its classic espadrille style, Haus of Assembly seeks to create a lifestyle brand focused on accessories and footwear inspired by all aspects of Bahamian culture.

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Young entrepreneur Jarrell Hall presents PM with Bahamian-themed socks

September 28, 2016

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie receives a presentation of Bahamian-themed socks from Bahamian entrepreneur, Jarrel Hall during a courtesy call at the Office of the Prime Minister, on September 26, 2016.

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The Bahamas voted as number two best dressed nation

August 09, 2016

It’s day four of the Games of the 31st Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and The Bahamas already has a top three finish.

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Miss World Bahamas swimsuit, top model and designer showcase highlights

July 15, 2016

Ashley Hamilton (Long Island), Shanice Burrows (Staniel Cay) and Geena Thompson (Eleuthera) emerged top three in the Sands Beer swimsuit competition; while Andrea Bowleg (New Providence), Hamilton and Thompson rose to top positions in the top model fashion show in a triple-header competition as the contestants gear up for the final push to choose the ambassador that will be crowned Miss World Bahamas 2016.

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Miss Bahamas Swimsuit, Top Model Designer Showcase Highlights
Miss Bahamas Swimsuit, Top Model & Designer Showcase Highlights

July 14, 2016

Contestants competing in the Miss Bahamas Pageant to choose the new Miss World Bahamas strutted down the catwalk before a capacity crowd in an exciting triple header event on Monday, July 11.

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