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September, 2018

Entertainment: The front row at Caribbean New York Fashion Week was in the BRIC Media studio downtown Brooklyn, with a Facebook live audience, but the collections superbly showcased the colorful, natural beauty of the region. Comment

Cover Girl snags reggae songstress for new campaign

People: A Jamaican-American singer is the first reggae artist to be part of a new CoverGirl campaign. The cosmetics company booked songstress Nefatari, as one of the faces for their new product line of lipsticks and matte foundation. The former backup singer is a face for the brand’s TruBlend Matte Made Foundation and Exhibitionist lipsticks. The singer says this big shot in her career falls in line with her ultimate goals as an overall artist. Comment
Bronx: A Bronx-based Jamaican fashion designer is the brains behind a line of fancy women’s shoes. Sherwayne Mahoney is the founder and creator of Things II Come — a brand of luxury and affordable footwear, jewelry, and decorative pillows. The style maker says his brand illustrates his desire to introduce a selection of trendy and fashionable shoes. Comments (1)

July, 2018

Brooklyn: Anything is possible if you put your mind to it. That is the message a Brooklyn-based YouTuber is trying to spread with the launch of a campaign this summer to encourage young women to strive for their dreams. Social media influencer Hikari Fleurr said before finding success in becoming a content creator, she had runway dreams. The five-foot-two Crown Heights native said she knew her size could be a barrier in securing her goal, but with an optimistic outlook, she has seemingly found her way around it. Comment

Bikini Under the Bridge fashions with a cause

Guyana: A cutting edge collection of swimwear lit up the runway at the 10th Annual Bikini Under The Bridge fashion event in Dumbo, Brooklyn, and raked in much needed funds for breast cancer awareness programs to benefit survivors, and themed: “To Brooklyn With Love.” Comment
Jamaica: When she immigrated to the states, Lois Hines says she desperately longed for a personal use product that catered to her grooming needs but also reminded her of home. That is where the idea was born to bring her native country’s beloved version of castor oil — a potent and pungent processed oil used for hair, skin, and minor ailments — to the U.S. Comment

June, 2018

Eight Caribbean beauties in NY beauty pageant

Brooklyn: Eight Caribbean Community (CARICOM) beauties will compete for the 2018 Miss New York Continental Cultural Pageant crown at the George Wingate High School auditorium in Brooklyn on Jun. 23. Comment

Jamaican wins Vincy crown

St Vincent: A Jamaica, Queens-based Jamaican national who worships at Miracle Temple Ministries in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn was crowned on Saturday the 2018 “Miss United Vincie Cultural Group of Brooklyn.” Comment

April, 2018

Brooklyn: A sense of Diasporic fashion. More than a 100 people turned out for the “Runway from the Coast,” fashion show at the YSL Center in East New York on March 31. The show was a chance for people to see and experience various aspects of the African Diaspora, from the continent to the Caribbean. And the show, which aimed to showcase the likeness of these cultures, was a hit, said the organizer. Comment

February, 2018

ALL-WHITE FASHION

ALL-WHITE FASHION

Jamaica: Fashion designer, Glenroy Marsh departed from his usual brilliant hues, and instead chose an all-white D’Marsh Couture collection to wow his audience. The master couturier, known for excellent craftsmanship, was again on-point dressing up models in exquisite outfits. Comment

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