JAMES HACKETT DESIGNER, ILLUSTRATOR, ENTREPRENEUR, ARTIST James Hackett is flourishing as an entrepreneur. Along with his business partner, Terenia, he helps design, sew, style, and market his line of luscious clothing and accessories via his company, The Lush Kingdom. His lines, his colours, his whimsy all go toward making his collection attention-grabbing and deliciously desirable, and he successfully reaches an appreciative clientele via … Continue reading James Hackett – The King of Lush
Yia-Loren Gomez Dance Teacher Ballet dancers are great at leaping ahead with poise and grace. Yia-Loren Gomez has mastered this art not only on the stage but also through a period of deep loss that occurred in her young life. Now Yia (pronounced Jee Yah) has made a whole new turn that will take her from being in the spotlight, and instead have her … Continue reading Yia-Loren Gomez – A Leap and a Turn
Mervyn De Goeas has won five National Drama Association of Trinidad & Tobago Cacique Awards for his outstanding work as a Director in the Theatre arena in Trinidad and Tobago. He is a son of the soil, and has himself thoughtfully scattered the seeds of introspection, empathy and cultural appreciation in the minds of thousands of audiences, helping to cultivate a greater appreciation for our … Continue reading MERVYN DE GOEAS– This Stage Of His Life.
Marlon James is not afraid to take shots in life. In 2013, he took a shot on love and moved to a new country, and to a new life. He was born and bred in Jamaica, but love, faith and the Caribbean Single Market Economy brought him to the shores of Trinidad and Tobago where he now resides and works. After an unexpected twist in … Continue reading MARLON JAMES – TAKING A SHOT AT LIFE
VALMIKI MAHARAJ- Creative Director , LOST TRIBE From showing exceptional stagecraft on high days, to participating in mundane activities that ensure the survival of the tribe, Valmiki Maharaj’s life is in many ways symbolic of the experience of the quintessential tribesman. Valmiki moves through the world being at once the curious boy who enjoyed the watchful nurturing of his mother and other … Continue reading VALMIKI MAHARAJ – The Making Of A Tribesman
Danielle was teaching early in her working career when she suddenly and clearly had a sense that that was not what she was supposed to do with her life. Although she was met with scepticism about her career change to artist, she held steadfast to her decision. Fast forward years later, talking about her art, this phenomenon arises again, one of following your feelings and … Continue reading DANIELLE BOODOO-FORTUNE: Channeling Memory, Stories and Truth.
Photo: Antony Scully Photogrpahy “I`m not a big make-up wearer, I don`t really like doing it on myself” – a statement made my Reneé during our interview which surprises me. Further in the conversation she goes on to explain that this is actually part of the reason why her style as a make-up artist is the way it is; the natural, dewy, “no make-up” look. And … Continue reading RENEE MILFORD: Loving Learning about Make Up
Stacy Bissessar- Forrester is one of those people who knew what she wanted to do before she was going to school. As a child, she would sit and stare at her mother putting on make-up and she says “nothing could get in between her and that”. Fast forward twenty something years later, and nothing has changed; Stacy is still in a love affair with … Continue reading STACY BISSESSAR-FORRESTER: The Joy of Make-Up
With Special thanks to Culturego Magazine. Annelie Solis is an artist whose art is difficult to put into words. It is something that must be experienced and felt. While her pieces feature characters whose morphology and adornments are reminiscent of aesthetics and visuals from cultures around the world, they also transcend any cultural confinement and speak to something universal. Annelie attributes the profound impact on … Continue reading ANNELIE SOLIS: Wowing The Human Spirit
Photograph: Leslie Robertson Toney In 2010, Derval Barzey started her foray into the world of make-up. Apart from attending several make-up conferences over the years, she considers herself a self-taught make-up artist whose passion has fuelled her development. Her make-up stands out for its soft and radiant “second skin” appearance and she can just as easily turn up the volume to create a dramatic … Continue reading DERVAL BARZEY: CAPTURING BEAUTY