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The OTHER #islandlife

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Trinidadians are really some of the luckiest people in the world. To all my foreign friends, one of the beautiful things about being from Trinidad & Tobago is Tobago itself.

A 15 minute flight to Tobago is always $300 TTD (around $48 USD, no blackout dates here) or $50TTD for a 2 hour ferry trip, and as soon as you land, you feel your heartrate slow, you forget to look at…

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Jus Chillin on the Block with the Boys

Jus Chillin on the Block with the Boys

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So my list of side projects grows (and my gym visits have evaporated). I am now working with my friend, Keegan Simon, and his business The 1ndividual Aesthetic. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Keegan’s great work see Machel Montano’s album artwork for Carnival 2014, and also his Addy Award Winning spraycan t-shirt packaging. Anyway, Keegan’s influences include pop art and street art…

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Mid Week Inspo: Zoe Saldana in The Edit

Mid Week Inspo: Zoe Saldana in The Edit

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It’s been a while since I posted anything that’s been inspiring me so I thought this would be a welcome change.

Any time I see an editorial with Zoe Saldana in it, I gasp. Audibly. So when I came across this photoshoot for Net-A-Porter’s shoppable web magazine, The Edit, on my friend Tanya’s Tumblr (Designer on an Island Tumblr and Designer Island Life)  I had to repost.

This. Is. Breathtaking.

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blackfashion:

Zoe Saldana in “The Woman Within” photographed by Matteo Montanari for The Edit

LOVE. ALWAYS. 

(via designeronanisland)

designeronanisland:

Relax, unwind into and out of your carnival tabanca . It’s after carnival in Trinidad and Tobago and we are going down the islands…

Sail past the regular hang out and party houses and go further down the islands. Past Scotland bay, Monas Isles  to quiet little coves and stolen beaches on a catamaran and to a bit of open ocean to admire rock formations and steep slopes into oceans. Relax.

Life on Sundays. #soisland

designerislandlife.com

Carnival Prep Part 2

Carnival Prep Part 2

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Feathers! Gems! Trims! Oh My!

Though we had a long Carnival season this year, Carnival week still managed to sneak up on me. As I mentioned before, I  I had purchased all my materials in January, but by the Sunday before Carnival I had a completely sheer monokini as my costume base and nothing attached to it.

Instead, I was busy working on a friend’s Monday wear. Thank God for Featheration…

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Truck on D (Side of D) Road

Truck on D (Side of D) Road

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So there are two empty trailer trucks parked on the side of the Diego Martin Highway and I was super excited to shoot in them. Why? I see these trucks as a metaphor for my current Carnival situation. For those who don’t know, the trailer truck is really the heart of contemporary Trinidad Carnival. As controversial as the number of trucks on the road during Carnival Monday and…

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the cANYAval POP UP shop Launch (pic heavy)

the cANYAval POP UP shop Launch (pic heavy)

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The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you unloveable or undesirable or undeserving of care. It doesn’t make you too much or too sensitive or too needy. It makes you human. Everyone struggles. Everyone has a difficult time coping, and at times, we all fall apart. During these times, we aren’t always easy to be around — and that’s okay. No one is easy to be around one hundred percent of the time. Yes, you may sometimes be unpleasant or difficult. And yes, you may sometimes do or say things that make the people around you feel helpless or sad. But those things aren’t all of who you are and they certainly don’t discount your worth as a human being. The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved. You can be difficult and still be cared for. You can be less than perfect, and still be deserving of compassion and kindness.
– Daniell Koepke (via internal-acceptance-movement)

(via lovelyandbrown)

The OTHER #islandlife

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Trinidadians are really some of the luckiest people in the world. To all my foreign friends, one of the beautiful things about being from Trinidad & Tobago is Tobago itself.

A 15 minute flight to Tobago is always $300 TTD (around $48 USD, no blackout dates here) or $50TTD for a 2 hour ferry trip, and as soon as you land, you feel your heartrate slow, you forget to look at…

View On WordPress

Jus Chillin on the Block with the Boys

Jus Chillin on the Block with the Boys

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IMG_4562 IMG_4575IMG_4578IMG_4586IMG_4591IMG_4597

So my list of side projects grows (and my gym visits have evaporated). I am now working with my friend, Keegan Simon, and his business The 1ndividual Aesthetic. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Keegan’s great work see Machel Montano’s album artwork for Carnival 2014, and also his Addy Award Winning spraycan t-shirt packaging. Anyway, Keegan’s influences include pop art and street art…

View On WordPress

Mid Week Inspo: Zoe Saldana in The Edit

Mid Week Inspo: Zoe Saldana in The Edit

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It’s been a while since I posted anything that’s been inspiring me so I thought this would be a welcome change.

Any time I see an editorial with Zoe Saldana in it, I gasp. Audibly. So when I came across this photoshoot for Net-A-Porter’s shoppable web magazine, The Edit, on my friend Tanya’s Tumblr (Designer on an Island Tumblr and Designer Island Life)  I had to repost.

This. Is. Breathtaking.

View On WordPress

blackfashion:

Zoe Saldana in “The Woman Within” photographed by Matteo Montanari for The Edit

LOVE. ALWAYS. 

(via designeronanisland)

designeronanisland:

Relax, unwind into and out of your carnival tabanca . It’s after carnival in Trinidad and Tobago and we are going down the islands…

Sail past the regular hang out and party houses and go further down the islands. Past Scotland bay, Monas Isles  to quiet little coves and stolen beaches on a catamaran and to a bit of open ocean to admire rock formations and steep slopes into oceans. Relax.

Life on Sundays. #soisland

designerislandlife.com

Carnival Prep Part 2

Carnival Prep Part 2

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Feathers! Gems! Trims! Oh My!

Though we had a long Carnival season this year, Carnival week still managed to sneak up on me. As I mentioned before, I  I had purchased all my materials in January, but by the Sunday before Carnival I had a completely sheer monokini as my costume base and nothing attached to it.

Instead, I was busy working on a friend’s Monday wear. Thank God for Featheration…

View On WordPress

Truck on D (Side of D) Road

Truck on D (Side of D) Road

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So there are two empty trailer trucks parked on the side of the Diego Martin Highway and I was super excited to shoot in them. Why? I see these trucks as a metaphor for my current Carnival situation. For those who don’t know, the trailer truck is really the heart of contemporary Trinidad Carnival. As controversial as the number of trucks on the road during Carnival Monday and…

View On WordPress

the cANYAval POP UP shop Launch (pic heavy)

the cANYAval POP UP shop Launch (pic heavy)

IMG_3081IMG_3034IMG_3051IMG_3053IMG_3039IMG_3037IMG_3066IMG_3091IMG_3064IMG_3087IMG_3058IMG_3111IMG_3114IMG_3099IMG_3103IMG_3105IMG_3123IMG_3149IMG_3154IMG_3155IMG_3161IMG_3163IMG_3164IMG_3167IMG_3170IMG_3174IMG_3177IMG_3182IMG_3185IMG_3219IMG_3234IMG_3238IMG_3240IMG_3259IMG_3254IMG_3249Last week Thursday, Anya Ayoung Chee hosted the launch of her cANYAval POP UP shop at Meiling’s (6 Carlos Street, Woodbrook). The cANYAval shop was conceptualized as a one stop shop for all cANYAval (Carnival) needs from printed tees to jewelry to embellished Monday Wear. Any has teamed up with a team of great local designers including Sanian Lewis of Sanianitos, Elena Molchanova and Nick Salloum…

View On WordPress

The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you unloveable or undesirable or undeserving of care. It doesn’t make you too much or too sensitive or too needy. It makes you human. Everyone struggles. Everyone has a difficult time coping, and at times, we all fall apart. During these times, we aren’t always easy to be around — and that’s okay. No one is easy to be around one hundred percent of the time. Yes, you may sometimes be unpleasant or difficult. And yes, you may sometimes do or say things that make the people around you feel helpless or sad. But those things aren’t all of who you are and they certainly don’t discount your worth as a human being. The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved. You can be difficult and still be cared for. You can be less than perfect, and still be deserving of compassion and kindness.
– Daniell Koepke (via internal-acceptance-movement)

(via lovelyandbrown)

The OTHER #islandlife
Jus Chillin on the Block with the Boys
Mid Week Inspo: Zoe Saldana in The Edit
Mistress of My Domain: 100 Posts
Carnival Prep Part 2
Truck on D (Side of D) Road
the cANYAval POP UP shop Launch (pic heavy)
"The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you unloveable or undesirable or undeserving of care. It doesn’t make you too much or too sensitive or too needy. It makes you human. Everyone struggles. Everyone has a difficult time coping, and at times, we all fall apart. During these times, we aren’t always easy to be around — and that’s okay. No one is easy to be around one hundred percent of the time. Yes, you may sometimes be unpleasant or difficult. And yes, you may sometimes do or say things that make the people around you feel helpless or sad. But those things aren’t all of who you are and they certainly don’t discount your worth as a human being. The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved. You can be difficult and still be cared for. You can be less than perfect, and still be deserving of compassion and kindness."

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