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
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
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.
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
Steve Hernandez Photographer Although he has lived for half a century, Steve Hernandez remains innocent in his approach to life and photography. He is not preoccupied with strategy, business, moneymaking or any kind of reciprocity, material or otherwise, as it pertains to his work. He is concerned solely with capturing images as he sees them through his eyes. Which is not to say that he … Continue reading STEVE HERNANDEZ: A Light Obsession
Mark Gellineau Photographer Mark Gellineau started doing photography in 2007 when his sister got a point and shoot camera which he “borrowed” and never returned. That was the genesis of an infatuation that led to the breath-taking images you see here, nine years later. After six years of apprenticing, exploring and learning, and three years in the corporate world, Mark is bringing a more focused … Continue reading MARK GELLINEAU: Seeing The World Through Glass Eyes
Babatu Sparrow is a designer, stylist, creative director, writer, sometimes photographer and in case you couldn’t tell by the name, one of the coolest cats around. Reserved to the point of mystery, he is a stark contrast to the flamboyance of the fashion world he inhabits. He carries with him a certain stillness and never seems to get ruffled. What energy would be used for … Continue reading BABATU SPARROW: Designer, Stylist, Creative Spirit
Mel Gabriel is the owner and editor of Trinidad Lookbook; an Online and Print Magazine that showcases all the noteworthy fashion creations and creators in Trinidad and Tobago. We discuss with her the conception of Trinidad Lookbook, what it’s like producing the magazine and the state of T&T’s fashion industry . EP: How did Lookbook start? MG: Lookbook started in 2009. The idea really … Continue reading MEL GABRIEL: Editor, Publisher, Fashionphile