James Hackett – The King of Lush

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 deliciouslyContinue reading “James Hackett – The King of Lush”

MARLON JAMES – TAKING A SHOT AT 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 whereContinue reading “MARLON JAMES – TAKING A SHOT AT LIFE”

STEPHANIE RAMLOGAN: Questioning the Critic

    As stylist Stephanie Ramlogan expanded her portfolio within fashion, she started writing pieces centred around “observing the challenges, risks and triumphs of Caribbean and Latin American designers, creatives and followers”. Seems harmless enough, but Stephanie has become a bit of a rabble-rouser with her frank assessments and opinionated articles. Her blog –“No MoreContinue reading “STEPHANIE RAMLOGAN: Questioning the Critic”

JACQUI KOON HOW: Fashion Trail Blazer (AUDIO)

    Jacqui Koon How is probably best known for her work with her namesake business “House of Jacqui”. House of Jacqui has been providing training for aspiring models and producing fashion shows for forty six years. Jacqui has been the engine behind this machine from inception to present day and she shows no signsContinue reading “JACQUI KOON HOW: Fashion Trail Blazer (AUDIO)”

MEL GABRIEL: Editor, Publisher, Fashionphile

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 didContinue reading “MEL GABRIEL: Editor, Publisher, Fashionphile”

YVONNE POPPLEWELL: The Grande Dame of Make-Up (AUDIO)

Yvonne Popplewell is one of the most prominent women in make-up in Trinidad and Tobago. She has been doing make up for fifty plus years and her reputation precedes her as the queen of face art. I can personally attest to the magical powers she possesses with make-up brush in hand. Vocation aside, she isContinue reading “YVONNE POPPLEWELL: The Grande Dame of Make-Up (AUDIO)”