Comedy Relief!

May 9, 2008 at 2:42 pm | Posted in Alternative Vibe | Leave a comment

Caribbean Fashion Rocks

May 2, 2008 at 7:20 pm | Posted in Caribbean Style | Leave a comment
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We often flock to major designers, overlooking some of the best designs in our own backyard. This past Sunday Caribbean Fashion Rocks show went underway launching a firm stance of Caribbean creativity beyond everyday urban wear. Organized by Social Eyes’ Syn Dawkins, sponsored by Irie Jam Media Group, fashion lovers swarmed Magnville’s Metropolis lounge to see what fellow Caribbean designers had to offer. Carefully tailored clothing showcasing the vibrant colors through high fashion pieces, form fitting everyday wear, vivacious hair and candy painted make-up the models strutted their stuff island style.

 

 

Here’s the designer run down:The Eye Collection, Royal Rush, Anthony Eastlink, Soft Lines, Yard Rock Clothing, Moo 7 Styles, Riddim Driven Clothing, Kro Creations, Michael Gillings, Anvil Ensemble, Rebel Reincarnate, Downtown Pat Brown

The Eye Collection was filled with warrior themed designs on tees, red, gold, and green laced with a little army print is what made this collection stand out

Royal Rush’s carefully crafted indigo jean material embellished with light blue and beige colored zippers. The detail and fit on these pieces were incredible, this had to be my favorite desingers of the night as she created a new vision for regular denim. She also created blend of cheetah print fabric with jean as well, creating a well crafted theme for her collection

Anthony Eastlink is a stylist to the stars turned designer who had high fashion pieces and was said to be releasing is line officially this year which is being backed by Donald Trump. His ellaborate pieces included fabrics like leather, fur and lycra with a more coutoure look.

Yard Rock Clothing was the only designer from Jamaica and the only designer with a Beenie Man plate playing as their intro! their pieces were more along the lines of traditional urban wear with a yard flare.

Riddim Driven a division of VP Records had a team of designers with Men’s  laid back urban wear tees and jackets crafted with the music in mind.

Moo 7 Styles was probably my least favorite as they seem to be a little behind the times, I would have much rathered a fashion forward approach to women’s urban wear, they did however craft a hand painted mens white blaze that immediately caught my eye.

Kro Creations’ colorful crocheted pieces lit up on the runway, blending orange hues, blues, purples into bikini fitting attire that you couldn’t swim in, but would look great with a pair of skinny jeans!

Michael Gillings created formal wear for men and women, classic suites and elegant dresses graced the runway

Anvil Ensemble had a lot of soft lines and fits for women

Rebel Reincarnate Keeping in mind the rebel woman she used earthy tones of green, blues and made her pieces popped with bright reds and yellows. She created long skirts made with various jean and soft flowing colored prints that would look great with flip flops in the summer on a relaxed day.

Hair creations by: Snarx Hair Salon, Elegance House of Creation, Kahnami Creation and Toxic Venom. Here are some of my favorite hair styles:

Yes is says Irie in the back of her head. I luv it! The girl below had a wicked mohawk with corn rows at the side…I think that’s going to be my next hairdo!

Above Pictures Courtesy of DatzWhatzup

 all others are original photos taken by Miss Mikelah

Style & Vibes Radio 5/1/2008

May 2, 2008 at 4:15 pm | Posted in Caribbean Style | Leave a comment

The lovely ladies of Imperial Marketing Group, Annastasia Wright and Jennifer Fequierem, came by to promote their first major event Reggae Carifest Cares. The soon-to-be Baruch College Alums tell us about their journey to starting their own marketing company while still in college as well as why Carifest is different this year. They even stuck around to comment on Usher’s “Love in This Club” remixes. For more information on artist line up and to purchase tickets for Carifest please check out their website: Reggae Carifest Cares

Style and Vibes Radio

 

 

Vegas Parties in NYC

April 30, 2008 at 9:16 pm | Posted in Caribbean Style, Film/Video/DVD | Leave a comment
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Tanisha Scott On Set of Notorious B.I.G Movie

April 30, 2008 at 8:12 pm | Posted in Film/Video/DVD | 2 Comments
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Big up to Miss Info on this one! Miss Info posted a few pics of the cast behind the scenes of the Notorious B.I.G movie. Tanisha Scott (Toronto bred dancer of Jamaican parentage) is credited as choreographer for this project. For those of you who may not remember her she’s famed for being choreographer for Sean Paul’s videos “Gimme de Light”, “We Burnin” and others. She also choreographed his dancers while on tour. Big up Tanisha! To view more pics from the set, check out the Miss Info Blog

Caribbean Vibes

April 29, 2008 at 3:29 pm | Posted in Caribbean Style | Leave a comment
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Check out Irie Diva’s Fashion Picks [ Diva Style ]

Rolling Stone say’s Mavado’s the best thing since slice bread I mean Bob Marley [ VP Records ]

Outaroad Gets awarded best magazine [ OutaRoad ]

Guyana Bans Bounty & Mavado [ one876 ]

And Check out Rihanna’s new video for her latest single “Take A Bow”

 

Introducing Fashionable Fridays!

April 25, 2008 at 4:24 pm | Posted in Caribbean Style | 2 Comments
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Introducing a new writing segment to Style & Vibes. Every Friday I will cover a designer, fashion line or anything related to fashionable style. If you would like me to cover your designs please contact me. First of many series is a the Pink Locket owner, Kamilah Campbell.

 

A self described multi-dimensional woman, Kamilah Campbell recently entered into the world of accessories, particularly jewelry making with her line The Pink Locket.  Her handmade pieces have distinct personalities and artistic names like “Bronzing Gal” “Got Me Beaded” and “Fancy Dancy”. This Jamaican born corporate marketing specialist has a clear vision of taking her hobby to the masses.

 

Why the name Pink Locket?

I feel like all women have a pink side. Usually pink is associated as soft or feminine, but a pink personality could represent spontaneity, assertiveness or excitement. I wanted a name that reflected women, but tie in jewelry. I want people to associate the name with women’s jewelry.

How did you get into jewelry making?

I started creating it for my personal wear. But my aunt creates jewelry too, and she would host jewelry parties and I’d help her with those designing a few pieces, so decided to do it for myself.

What is the inspiration behind your pieces, and how does your Caribbean background play into your designs?

I like to use different beads, artesian beads, pieces that have a lot of color, objects from foreign countries. I’d say a lot of pieces have vibrant colors that reflect our personality.

How does your line different from others? 

I don’t restrict myself in terms of mediums that I use. I’ll use jean, chain, fabric, leather, sterling silver with 14k gold wire I definitely use quality products. I don’t want my designs to be generic or look like knock off of other jewelry that’s why I use different mediums. I create pieces with a particular personality in mind.

What colors/trends are into now?

 I’m really into the tribal trends for the new line being released early June I use neutrals, blues like teal, turquoise and even some yellow. I like to create pieces with a touch of trend as I’d like the pieces to be wearable years from now.

What does the future hold for Pink Locket?

We’re going to be releasing a line of clutches, wallets, handbags expanding to a complete accessories line for the winter collection.

 

For more information on how to purchase: info@thepinklocket.com, www.thepinklocket.com  or visit her online store on www.thepinklocket.etsy.com

Officers Aquitted In Sean Bell Shooting

April 25, 2008 at 1:28 pm | Posted in Caribbean Style | 1 Comment
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Three undercover New York City Police detectives were acquitted of all charges in the 50-shot killing of an unarmed man on his wedding day.

Justice Arthur Cooperman delivered the verdict Friday morning after explaining how he came to the decision.

Michael Oliver, Gescard Isnora and Marc Cooper were cleared in the 2006 killing outside of a strip club.

Two of the officers could have faced up to 25 years in prison. The third was charged only with reckless endangerment and would have faced much less prison time.

The Bell family minister asked for calm in the city and asked people to respect the verdict.

MyFoxNY

Jamelody Inteview Tonight!

April 24, 2008 at 7:41 pm | Posted in Musical Vibes | Leave a comment
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Join me as I interview VP Record’s latest Roots/Reggae crooner Jamelody. I posted his song a few weeks ago and now have the pleasure of interviewing him. Log on WBMB Radio TONIGHT at 6pm. Check out his behind the scenes photo shoot for his upcoming album Be Prepared

Diddy Makes the List, Kat “Runs the Show” and Dancehall Divas Sitn’

April 22, 2008 at 6:25 pm | Posted in Alternative Vibe, Caribbean Style | 2 Comments
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Diddy’s urban fashion line Sean John, makes LICENSE magazine’s list as one of the top licensors. Coming in at a lukewarm #54, still says a lot about the company as it is the only urban fashion line to make the list. You may not like him, but you will respect him!

 

 

Kat Deluna is set to perform her latest hit “Run the Show” at Bloomingdales on 59th street. (Cosmetic section on the 1st Floor) Bloomies is hosting “Beauty Benefits” through Sunday where you can get tips from celebrity make-up artist in person and create a simple beauty look for the summer.

 

 

 

 

 

Lastly, one of my favorite mags, FADER did an online write up featuring the ladies of Dem Gal Sitt’n Riddim, produced by Ward 21. Click HERE to read and listen. Also, check out the latest issue it has a write of Brooklyn’s own Ricky Blaze.

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