Growth, Release and New Beginnings

11148735_10154099491610995_161363787827619010_nThere have been so many changes since coming to London; the environment, weather, people and culture. The nonchalant atmosphere of London is a result of the vast culmination of minds, cultures and lifestyles that have descended upon the city within the past few decades. All of whom are steely focused on their own paths and responsibilities. It would be no mistake to say that London has also become a rich and bustling hub of fashion and luxury.

However, what I admire most is the street style culture. Using London’s street style culture as a prime example, no matter their aesthetic, they are our generation’s representation of freedom of identity and expression. To be who you are, all of who you are, and love it so implicitly is one of the most beautiful and impactful powers we can possess. But only if we seize it. Well, I’m seizing it.

I have long struggled with my outward expression of identity. Mainly, I believe, because I come from a country where anything ‘out of the norm’ is highly frowned upon; Barbados. A Caribbean paradise, a luxury vacation hub for the royal and the celebs, duty free shopping, lush white sandy beaches with cascading palm trees and warmth all year round that attracts all to my sun-kissed homeland. But beneath all the beauty, is an ugliness of conservatism which resides within the culture of the island. To be blunt, Barbadians despise change on a much broader scale.

My point? This is how we are raised. This is what grows to become an indelible part of us. This one attribute leaks into the rest of our lives and thereon molds it. This extreme conservatism ends up being our detriment, unless you are privileged enough to be among the few who travel or rebel against this mentality. I have been one of the few to rebel, but from my generation onward that number has been growing tremendously.

The youth have come to realize that, for lack of better words, Barbados is a bubble. What happens in Barbados, is usually only applicable in Barbados. We need to accept and understand that individuality is essential for the growth of any and every soul. Not the stifling of personalities and ideas. We get lost in the noise of who has a ”good job”/”a big house”, or whose child ”passed for a good school”, who ” dis go church every Sunday”. What people think of us, what we do and vise versa, should have no real merit on our thoughts, ideas, actions or future. Unless from a genuinely concerned loved one, it doesn’t matter.

What matters is to know who you truly are. All of you. To understand and love yourself. It is only then you can truly love/understand anyone else, specifically those who are distinctly different to you. We may have collective differences, but we are all individually different as well. Not many get to have this realization and therefore may disagree or dismiss. But remember, get to know your uniqueness. Nurture it and cherish it. That is your true power.

I gladly and openly await what is next.

Rhaj Paul x Barbados Cancer Society: #LIVEPINK


In collaboration with the Barbados Cancer Society, renowned Barbadian urban wear designer Rhaj Paul and head of the Ministry Of Style Creative Alliance, who some might say his brand EVOLVE has single-handedly boosted the rising skater/street culture of Barbados, will be raising funds for breast cancer through his latest #LivePink T-shirt design.


Rhaj is no stranger to being a patron for charities. We urge you to support the cause. 30% of each purchase goes to the Barbados Cancer Society. Cancer is an epidemic that plagues many, and we never know who it may inflict next.

Style Shoot: Collaboration with Abigail Galatia Photography & Vanna Vee (BTS)


I was introduced to a lovely girl by the name Vanna Vee, a Trinidadian singer/songwriter and commercial model. We hit it off right away and with the urge to organize my first photoshoot in London, I thought it would be perfect to collaborate with her and photographer/former model Abigail Galatia (whom I’ve known through my close friend Jalicia Nightengale).


I rattled my brain to think of where would be perfect to shoot. Camden seemed like the ideal location, and it certainly became the perfect backdrop for the aesthetic I was going for. I won’t talk too much about it as yet because this is just a teaser.

Here is behind the scenes:





Bajan Model Jalicia Nightengale Walks For Ethologie By Jasper Garvida (London Fashion Week)


My dear friend and model Jalicia, whose journey I began to document on my blog, has been climbing her way on the modeling ladder in London as an independent model.

Ethologie by Jasper Garvida chose the natural, blue-eyed beauty to walk for their Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection at this year’s London Fashion Week.


The show was highlighted by, putting another Bajan beauty in focus.

Cheers to Jalicia’s accomplishment, and to Jasper Garvida’s fabulous collection.

(click photos for full size)

London Fashion Week’s Emerging Designers Showcase


It was a weekend of lush fashion from London Fashion Week’s picks for the best emerging designers, with the dedicated week long showcase Fashion Scout.

My favorite’s included Angel Chen and Apu Jan. Both creative and wearable collections, with vibrant colours, a hint of femininity and a dose of edge for the stylish Miss who enjoys standing out while embracing her soft side.

Apu Jan was clearly the star of the showcases as his show drew about 400 observers, with still hundreds outside begging to get in. I was fortunate enough to see the show, which was also heavily attended by the Asian fashion elite such as Elle Taiwan and Vogue.

Here are some photos from the shows.

Angel Chen audience

Hope you enjoy them as much I loved soakingit it all in at the Freemasons Hall.

Angel Chen
Angel Chen
Angel Chen
Angel Chen
Angel Chen


Photos of the Apu Jan show to come ;)


Cool, stoic, a thinker…

Just a few words that I would use to describe Ronald. His background has always been artistic and creative. Whether it was singing, acting or visual merchandising, one can be certain that he was made for the Arts.

Ronald has been my best friend for over six years now, and over all the years he has never ceased to inspire me with his words and his style. We always planned on collaborating but never got the chance until now. And what great timing, to include him in my new blog venture, ‘STYLE FILE’.

I shot the looks (yes, I’ve finally taken hold of my desire of dabbling in photography), which we co-styled, using our neighbourhood as a backdrop. Where better to find inspiration than right outside your front door, huh? ;)

Hope you guys love it!!!




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