Fashion

The faces of Miss Bahamas Universe
The faces of Miss Bahamas Universe

August 09, 2019

Out of 11 women competing for the Miss Bahamas Universe (MBU) title, only the winner will get the opportunity to represent The Bahamas at the 69th Miss Universe competition scheduled for Sunday, December 16 in Bangkok, Thailand...

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11 contest Miss Bahamas Universe crown
11 contest Miss Bahamas Universe crown

August 02, 2019

In 18 days, 11 women will take to the stage in hopes of being crowned Miss Bahamas Universe (MBU) and earn the right to represent The Bahamas at the 69th Miss Universe pageant. Esther Pierre, Miss Universe Rum Cay; Katherine Weech, Miss Universe Bimini; Michelle [...]

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His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, Received Contestants Of The 2019 Miss Bahamas Universe

July 26, 2019

His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, received contestants of the 2019 Miss Bahamas Universe in a courtesy call at Government House,

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Sands condemns shaming of pageant contestants
Sands condemns shaming of pageant contestants

July 22, 2019

Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands yesterday condemned recent social media attacks on Miss Bahamas Universe contestants and said such actions are indicative of a loss of civility in Bahamian society. A video released last week by the Miss Bahamas Universe organization to debut the [...]

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Nyah is laser-focused
Nyah is laser-focused

July 19, 2019

If Nyah Bandelier hadn't won the Miss World Bahamas title, she would have been immersed in final preparations to attend university as she's passionate about furthering her education; but a little under two months since winning the crown, she's immersed in preparing herself to put [...]

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BTVI Fashion Students Set to Design Outfits for Beauty Queens

July 17, 2019

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Miss Bahamas Universe (MBU) organization to have BTVI’s fashion students design and create outfits for contestants of the 2019 pageant...

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Warriors, conquerors survivors
Warriors, conquerors survivors

July 09, 2019

Two mother-daughter combinations in Patrice Campbell and Dr. Alia Campbell, as well as Jennimae Johnson and Zitalia Fox, will be among the 14 cancer survivors and fighters to be honored this year in Gillian Curry-Williams' fashion for a cause event under her Remilda Rose Designs [...]

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Bahari releases sixth Independence collection

July 06, 2019

Bahari started out as a small capsule release in celebration of The Bahamas’ 40th anniversary of independence, and now the principles have released their sixth independence collection with a focus on the Bahamian currency and unique archipelago.

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'WBFF Worlds Bahamas 2019' - Fitness and Fashion Press Conference

July 01, 2019

The Ministry of Tourism & Aviation and WBFF held a World Beauty Fitness and Fashion pageant press conference at Sapodilla Restaurant, June 27, 2019...

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Theodore Elyett, designer to the stars
Theodore Elyett, designer to the stars

June 22, 2019

Celebrities Will Smith, Porsha Williams, Maxwell and Michelle Williams have one thing in common - in the last six months, they have all worked with fashion designer Theodore Elyett, catapulting the Mission Catwalk Season 3 and Bahamian Icon winner from Caribbean sensation to an international [...]

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Minister Dames Expounds on his Ministry's 2019/2020 Budget Expenditures

June 12, 2019

During his substantive contribution to the 2019/2020 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly, on June 11, 2019, Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames announced that the proposed expenditure for the Ministry of National Security and the agencies under its remit for the 2019/2020 Budget cycle is $239,673,387...

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Bahamian Fashion Icon Flo Miller Launches Book - Return to Mango Hill

February 16, 2019

“Island life in 1950 was so free. The children were never afraid to go into the woods alone to pick wild sapodillas and coco plums or walk on the beach looking for seashell treasures washed ashore…The children had to go down the hill to the well for water and walk back up sometimes at sunset. Each child has a little bucket for their water and they would play hide and seek along the way.”
~Excerpt from Return to Mango Hill.

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Theodore Elyett outfits Porsha Williams for the cover of Rolling Out Magazine

February 08, 2019

Bahamian fashion maestro Theodore Elyett crescendos again and lands the cover of Rolling Out magazine, outfitting the glowing mom-to-be and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams in a yellow, off-the-shoulder maternity gown...

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First Essence Of The Bahamas Festival in S. Florida

July 24, 2018

South Floridians will be able to experience The Islands Of The Bahamas up close and personal when the first Annual, The Essence of The Bahamas Festival, brings the culture of The Bahamas to Overtown, Miami, this weekend, Saturday July 2 8th .

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Smile-You're a Finalist in Miss World Bahamas!

April 25, 2018

It was not business as usual for guests and staff at Sandyport Beach Resort on Easter Monday. Curious sunbathers shifted on towels, tipped their sunglasses, and craned their necks as a petite figure bedazzled in jewels from forehead to bikini bottom danced through the sand, camera crew in tow...

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The Caribbean welcomes the bespoke 'Willique'

November 16, 2017

We reflect on 2017s 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 herselfthere 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 doesnt remember making a conscious choice to bleach her skin. Growing up, everyone around her was doing ither 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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