Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Caribbean Fashion Week 2008

Yes yes, i know, Caribbean Fashion Week was AGES ago but I thought that it was such a hit that it still deserves some praise for their work well done. So here's a little taste of what was the hap, the hip and the HOTT at
CFW '08.

3rd Revolt (hailing from the island of BARBADOS)

Ashakai (also from BARBADOS)

Bouik by Toni Thorne (BARBADOS)

(photos from runwaynews.com)

"The Bahamas, known for its beautiful beaches, breathtaking resorts, and cultural events hosts a premier fashion event on the island. The Islands of the World brought designers from all over to showcase the amaing creations the caribbean has to offer. Runwaynews.com was there to bring you an exclusive look at the collections for each runway presentation. We are currently the only place online for you to see ALL of the designs as they appeared on the catwalk each day!"

(taken from runwaynews.com)

Style Week Jamaica

" The fifth annual Style Week Jamaica 2008 rocks the fashion industry as usual. Designers from Caribbean islands decended on the island of Jamaica to participate in the renound display of design talent showcasing primarily Caribbean couture. Billed as the Caribbean's biggest fashion event ever, Saint International brought the house down with a fabulous outdoor fashion show known to all as: "Fashion Block". "

Style Week Jamaica 2008

(taken form runwaynews.com)

Novafest Success!!!

The Novafest fashion show, 24 Nov. 2008 at Pelican Centre, Bridgetown, Barbados was a hit with the Barbadian public.

Roger Gary, Fifth Element, Kingsley Thorne and Toni Thorne are just a few of the vast number of designers who showcased their talent.

Here are some of the hot local models who strutted their stuff.

Kibekini 1st shoot (23 nov. 2008)

Hot glamour-punk photoshoot (23 Nov. 2008)

by designer Kesia Estwick, "Kibekini".

Photographer- Logan Thomas

Artistic Director- yours truly, Dre DeCarlo

Kesia Estwick
Melanie Mark
Jessica Weikel
Zalika Hanoman Van Sluytman
Tereze Auguste

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

i don't do fashion, I AM FASHION



From mid-calf to floor-grazing, the lean and mean silhouette was among the freshest on the Fall runways. The look was layered—the long paired with the even longer—at Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam, and Erin Fetherston. The long and lean L'Wren Scott, meanwhile, came up with a rail-slim coat that was just made for her elegant six-foot frame. Though sinuously sexy at times, these ensembles are mostly modest?l wardrobe for an ultra-stylish Mormon. Are you listening, Chloë Sevigny?

(taken from Style.com)


The fashion flock's native habitat may be city streets, but this season, designers have gone mad for plaid and discovered a need for tweed. Dries Van Noten, Karen Walker, Alexander McQueen, and Thakoon all said "Check, please," while Carolina Herrera, Richard Chai, and Michael Kors layered a tactile mix of tweed, velvet, shearling, and fur. Has there ever been a chicer way to ward off a damp chill on the moorlands?

(taken from Style.com)


It's hip to be peplumed this Fall. In reviving this dressmaker's conceit, so popular in the forties, designers shone a spotlight on the waist. Jackets, dresses, and skirts all benefited from this soft architecture, which carved natural womanly curves into newly stylish silhouettes at Bottega Veneta, Chanel, Lanvin, Prada, and Yves Saint Laurent. (style.com)

for more new awesome fashion trends, check out style.com


Dre DeCarlo (a.k.a. Andre) is an up n' coming fashion socialite and critic. He has earned a place in the local fashion industry of Barbados and continues to rise.

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Ramon Dodson-- Gadal Model Management(Barbados) & Next Model Management

Kari McCarthy...

Sasha Braithwaite... (photo by Khalil Goodman)

Raymond Ward-- Gadal Model Management(Barbados) & DNA Model Management

Kenyah Hope... (Photography by Jaryed Niles-Morris)

The beautiful island of Barbados has had so much to offer the global fashion industry. We've already playing an important role in shaking the foundation of this ever-changing glamour industry. The following are the brief mentions of our supermodels.

Remember, i don't do fashion, I AM FASHION.


Tricia Nassar(1st bajan supermodel)
(there is no picture available due to strict restrictions by her agency)

5'10" ; 178cm

(US) 34-24-35 ; (EU) 86-61-89

Dress Size:
(US) 4 ; (EU) 34

Shoe Size:
(US) 10 ; (EU) 41


Eye for I

Elmer Olsen Model Management - Canada

Boss Models - South Africa

Bleu Model Management

Bryan Bantry

Mode Models - Portland

Tricia has worked among many important names in the fashion industry, and being the original Barbadian supermodel, has also paved the way for MANY models hailing from this beautiful gem of the Caribbean.

Tennille Stoute


(US) 5'11" ; (EU) 180cm

(US) 32-24-35 ; (EU) 83-62-89

Dress Size:
(US) 4 ; (EU) 34

Shoe Size:
(US) 9 ; (EU) 40

Sara Collins
Height: 5'10" ; 178cm

Measurements: (US) 34-24-34 ; (EU) 86-61-86

Dress Size: (US) 4 ; (EU) 34
Shoe Size: (US) 7 ; (EU) 38
Sara curently models as a hobby but has worked with the likes of Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier, Roberto Cavalli, Prada, Missoni, Jil Sander, Sonia Rykiel, Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Gianfranco Ferre, Christian Lacroix, Burberry, Bruce Oldfield, La Perla, Bvlgari and many more. She has achieved her Masters in Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, and has attended the Entrepreneurship Creative Ventures Business Course at The London Business School.

Lene Hall

Major Model Management - New York

Fusion Models - South Afria

5'11" ; 180.5cm

(US) 34-24-34 ; (EU) 86.5-61-86.5

Dress Size:
(US) 4 ; (EU) 34

Shoe Size:
(US) 6 ; (EU) 37

Originally named Sherrylene Hall, this bajan beauty has had the opportunity to work with such names as Estee Lauder 'Prescriptive', Kohler, Lafayette 148, Lubriderm, Noxzema, Oil of Olay, Revlon, Vaniqua, B Michael, Ellen Tracy, Ralph Lauren and many more.