Hopefully all of you have bought your Jamaica Gleaner today (Jan 21st) with the Flair Magazine insert, featuring inspiration looks for the 17th annual Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival in Trelawny. I was honoured to be the Stylist and Creative Director on set.
We featured the black and white graphic floor sweeping maxi as it is so red hot right now, and the emerald green as Pantone recommended (previously blogged here), (political affiliations in Jamaica will sadly not let this colour get it's fair glory :p but political alliances aside, this colour is universally flattering, very fresh and happy. Other trends featured in this shoot: Cut-out dresses, prints, studded leather, military chic, classic chic.
I decided to feature some of the photos here. I hope you enjoy them!
This shoot could not have been possible without the help of Tuscany Boutique located at 12 Ward Ave, Mandeville. These outfits are all available plus more as new arrivals hit the racks this past Saturday.
Tuscany carries unique men's and women's wear, accessories, jewelry and shoes which are very fashion forward along with some timeless pieces. The store's Director and fashionista Tamara Rowe prides herself for only carrying one piece of everything as she says it allows the shopper to feel a sense of comfort when out and about and specifically not worried about someone else having on the same outfit.
(Can I just say how many compliments I got on my outfit I wore to the Jamaica Blog Awards again! - blogged here - I loved it!)
Atasha Brown International runway model signed with the premier modelling agency in the Caribbean Saint International, founded by the renowned Deiwght Peters.
Erin Facey, currently a sixth form student at Belair High School.
Styling Tips By Natalia Oh!
- Wear embellished sandals, oxfords, loafers, ballet flats for comfort or choose sturdy wedges for added height.
- Choose cross-body bags and wristlets for bag choices.
- Choose bold accessories to accent linens and floor sweeping jersey maxis.
- Bring scarves and shawls to keep off the Coastal winds or to double as a head wrap in the early morning hours.
- Stack chunky bangles for an eclectic boho-chic look.
- Wear a fedora or a beanie hat to pull a look together.
- Choose bold lips to make an instant update, some of my personal favourite MAC lipsticks: Orange: Morange, Red: Ruby Woo, Pink: Pink Nouveau.... BTW how awesome is it that MAC is now in Jamaica! stop by at Soverign Center and ask for Mandeville's own make-up artist Kerry Murray who now works there.
Make-up Artist:The lovely Cassandra Gayle, who did an amazing job on the models and was ever so gracious in taking direction. Some make-up artists can sometimes be brash and only want to do what they want, however, Cassandra listened to what I wanted and delivered; the make-up lasted for the whole day and didn't look too heavy (huge pet peeve of mine). She is very reasonable priced, works on-call and on location. Give her a call for any of your special events, weddings or photo shoots. She can be contacted at 892-9529 or 486-5806, please like her new facebook fan page here.
Photography by: Foster's Rental and Production Services 390-0405
The line-up for the event looks amazing! Mary J Blige and John Legend to name a few of the International stars and local stars with one of my personal favourites leading the line-up Rootz Underground! I love those guys! Met them when I appeared on Smile Jamaica, see more information on the lineup here : Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival.
Thanks for reading everyone!! and drop a line and tell me which is your favourite look featured and is anyone going to the show this weekend? talk to meeeeee mayyn!!