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The Caribbean Aesthetic - Meiling’s Kite

The Caribbean Aesthetic – Meiling’s Kite

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Since I became involved in Caribbean fashion, the words Caribbean Aesthetic has been a term that has been thrown around liberally. Apparently we desperately NEED to define the Caribbean Aesthetic. Designers who experiment in black, white and grey are told that they need more colour, because monochrome isn’t the Caribbean Aesthetic. Apparently, the Caribbean Aesthetic is floaty caftans,…

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Lopinot

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Every child remembers going to at least one field trip during their primary school career to the Lopinot Historical Complex. Very little stuck out in my head from these trips. I couldn’t remember how far it was (further than expected) or how long it took to get there (longer than expected). I forgot what I did when I got there. Not being the most physically active child (okay, adult, person.…

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Finding a Man…grove - with Kathryn and Thais

Finding a Man…grove – with Kathryn and Thais

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SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESLiving on a small island, it’s so rare that you make a true discovery. Everyone, everywhere has always been there done that, knows more about it than you and yawns when you get excited about it. So it’s truly exciting to go somewhere that people literally haven’t put their hands all over and is truly new. 

That’s how Thais and I felt the day we came across the mangrove forest at Point Petit Trou…

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Briefly Back in NYC

Briefly Back in NYC

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Hi! Remember me?

How has it been a month since I last posted anything?

Oh… I know. My June was really dominated by trips starting with New York (as the title suggests), followed by short trips to Tobago and Barbados. I ended up really tired and a bit emotionally drained and I’m just starting to recover from that. PLUS, all my pictures from these trips were taken by friends, which meant all…

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Temple In The Sea: Trini Style Perseverance

Temple In The Sea: Trini Style Perseverance

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Last weekend Kyle and I headed down to Waterloo, in Central Trinidad (an area I’m not familiar with at all, so level cuss on the road), in search of the Temple in the Sea, a Hindu temple built over water.

I was really initially inspired to go because of the beautiful photography of the location at nighttime that I had seen on the internet. It’s only when I started researching…

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Far Tobago

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The other day I was speaking to a Jamaican guy and he was telling us how baffled he was at Trini’s definition of ‘far’. According to him, Jamaicans love to drive, and would willingly jump into the car spontaneously for a 4 hour drive, whereas Trinis complain that a 25 minute drive is too ‘far’.

I don’t generally disagree. I spent my formative years in the Port of Spain area, and…

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#islandgirl editorial: Joan Smalls for Vogue Italia

#islandgirl editorial: Joan Smalls for Vogue Italia

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Fresh off the heels of Rihanna’s irritatingly stunning shoot for Vogue Brazil, another island girl, the actually super supermodel, Joan Smalls (she’s from the Dominican Republic) is starring in another international edition Vogue shoot. In the May issue of Vogue Italia, Joan appears in molten metallics effortlessly lolling off on some rocky terrain.

It. Is. Gorgeous.

It always shocks…

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Shift

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Took a couple of pics before I headed to participate in Runway Shift, in which three local designers, Adrian Foster, Lisa See Tai and Megan Charles won the opportunity to sell their pieces in boutique, Simply Runway. Retail is my specific focus in the fashion industry so I was excited to see it being paid more attention to in Trinidad as well. The designers really had to consider the…

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About Page

I’ve never filled out the About page on this blog. But I think this definition does it quite nicely. From iam_toniv Instagram page.

About Page

I’ve never filled out the About page on this blog. But I think this definition does it quite nicely. From iam_toniv Instagram page.

Instagramming…Easter

Instagramming…Easter

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The Caribbean Aesthetic - Meiling’s Kite

The Caribbean Aesthetic – Meiling’s Kite

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Since I became involved in Caribbean fashion, the words Caribbean Aesthetic has been a term that has been thrown around liberally. Apparently we desperately NEED to define the Caribbean Aesthetic. Designers who experiment in black, white and grey are told that they need more colour, because monochrome isn’t the Caribbean Aesthetic. Apparently, the Caribbean Aesthetic is floaty caftans,…

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Lopinot

Lopinot http://wp.me/s2wWDw-lopinot

IMG_9180IMG_9193IMG_9190IMG_9202IMG_9205IMG_9216IMG_9231-2IMG_9234IMG_9241IMG_9244IMG_9266IMG_9277IMG_9287IMG_9290IMG_9308IMG_9292IMG_9182

Every child remembers going to at least one field trip during their primary school career to the Lopinot Historical Complex. Very little stuck out in my head from these trips. I couldn’t remember how far it was (further than expected) or how long it took to get there (longer than expected). I forgot what I did when I got there. Not being the most physically active child (okay, adult, person.…

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Finding a Man…grove - with Kathryn and Thais

Finding a Man…grove – with Kathryn and Thais

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES
SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESLiving on a small island, it’s so rare that you make a true discovery. Everyone, everywhere has always been there done that, knows more about it than you and yawns when you get excited about it. So it’s truly exciting to go somewhere that people literally haven’t put their hands all over and is truly new. 

That’s how Thais and I felt the day we came across the mangrove forest at Point Petit Trou…

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Briefly Back in NYC

Briefly Back in NYC

IMG_5485IMG_5490edited IMG_5505 IMG_5515 IMG_5518edited IMG_5543 edited

Hi! Remember me?

How has it been a month since I last posted anything?

Oh… I know. My June was really dominated by trips starting with New York (as the title suggests), followed by short trips to Tobago and Barbados. I ended up really tired and a bit emotionally drained and I’m just starting to recover from that. PLUS, all my pictures from these trips were taken by friends, which meant all…

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Temple In The Sea: Trini Style Perseverance

Temple In The Sea: Trini Style Perseverance

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Last weekend Kyle and I headed down to Waterloo, in Central Trinidad (an area I’m not familiar with at all, so level cuss on the road), in search of the Temple in the Sea, a Hindu temple built over water.

I was really initially inspired to go because of the beautiful photography of the location at nighttime that I had seen on the internet. It’s only when I started researching…

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Far Tobago

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The other day I was speaking to a Jamaican guy and he was telling us how baffled he was at Trini’s definition of ‘far’. According to him, Jamaicans love to drive, and would willingly jump into the car spontaneously for a 4 hour drive, whereas Trinis complain that a 25 minute drive is too ‘far’.

I don’t generally disagree. I spent my formative years in the Port of Spain area, and…

View On WordPress

#islandgirl editorial: Joan Smalls for Vogue Italia

#islandgirl editorial: Joan Smalls for Vogue Italia

solve-1 solve-2a solve-2b solve-3a solve-4a solve-4b solve-5 solve-6a solve-6b solve-7a solve-7b

Fresh off the heels of Rihanna’s irritatingly stunning shoot for Vogue Brazil, another island girl, the actually super supermodel, Joan Smalls (she’s from the Dominican Republic) is starring in another international edition Vogue shoot. In the May issue of Vogue Italia, Joan appears in molten metallics effortlessly lolling off on some rocky terrain.

It. Is. Gorgeous.

It always shocks…

View On WordPress

Shift

Shift http://wp.me/s2wWDw-shift

IMG_6995 IMG_6996 IMG_7001 IMG_7002 IMG_7005 IMG_7010 IMG_7013 IMG_6979 IMG_6993

Took a couple of pics before I headed to participate in Runway Shift, in which three local designers, Adrian Foster, Lisa See Tai and Megan Charles won the opportunity to sell their pieces in boutique, Simply Runway. Retail is my specific focus in the fashion industry so I was excited to see it being paid more attention to in Trinidad as well. The designers really had to consider the…

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About Page

I’ve never filled out the About page on this blog. But I think this definition does it quite nicely. From iam_toniv Instagram page.

About Page

I’ve never filled out the About page on this blog. But I think this definition does it quite nicely. From iam_toniv Instagram page.

Instagramming…Easter

Instagramming…Easter

20140430-204343.jpg 20140430-204515.jpg 20140430-204542.jpg 20140430-204559.jpg 20140430-204619.jpg 20140430-204631.jpg 20140430-204642.jpg 20140430-204649.jpg 20140430-204710.jpg 20140430-204726.jpg 20140430-204738.jpg 20140430-204757.jpg 20140430-204812.jpg 20140430-204824.jpg 20140430-204841.jpg 20140430-204900.jpg 20140430-204913.jpg 20140430-204931.jpg      I was lucky enough to get to do some travelling at Easter time. I went to Atlanta for a cousin’s wedding with all my uncles and another cousin (have I ever mentioned that my family is full of men?), followed by a short weekend in Miami, and then to Tobago for the Tobago Jazz Experience (see…cities, islands). When I think about it, it was the perfect vacay: a lil family, a…

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The Caribbean Aesthetic - Meiling’s Kite
Lopinot
Finding a Man…grove - with Kathryn and Thais
Briefly Back in NYC
Temple In The Sea: Trini Style Perseverance
Far Tobago
#islandgirl editorial: Joan Smalls for Vogue Italia
Shift
Instagramming…Easter

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