Brooklyn’s Vodou Bar on Halsey Street will become a scene of classic Caribbean style on June 2, when Georgetown-based fashion designer Sonia Noel, unveils her “Makin’ Style” magazine. The soiree organized by businessman Edmond Braithwaite and socialite Lorna Welshman-Neblett will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will showcase the 80-page glossy, that features the flourishing fashion and entertainment lifestyles of Guyana and the Caribbean.
Publisher and Guyana Fashion Week, CEO Noel, who is featured on the cover of the issue, describes the quarterly as edgy, colorful, and bursting with stirring features of influential Caribbean personalities, refreshing topics, and epic layout.
This issue also highlights Guyana’s booming eco-tourism, festive fare, beauty, fashion and the accomplishments of former Miss Universe Contestants. Domestic violence that continues to plague the region is also featured prominently among the pages of “Makin’ Style.”
With a planned circulation in the Caribbean and the Diaspora, Noel hopes that the magazine meets the need of the ever-growing expat community, keeping them in tuned with events at home that shape the country’s developing landscape.
During an interview with Noel, host of St. Lucia’s Island Xclusive, Jeanille Bonterre described the designer as someone who has established her place on the frontline of world fashion with her quintessential Caribbean style and rich global influences.
“As vibrant, inspired and fabulous as ever, Sonia shared her perspective on the Caribbean fashion industry and gave us a sneak peak into her experience as an ambassador for her hometown of Guyana,” Bonterre added.
The evening’s festivities will also include a fashion show of Noel’s “First Resort” line, and her Mariska collection of both male and female attire.