3 Valentine's Day Looks
Happy Valentine's Day! It's the most romantic weekend of the year and you may want to look your best. Whether you have a hot dinner date with your man or are club hopping with your single ladies, one of these make up options can work for you!
Mandy Cummins, my go-to Bajan make up artist, is at it again with not one but three Valentine's Day video tutorials.
First up is the Classic Valentine daytime look:
Sweet & Smooth Honey Jazz
Barbadian lovers of jazz were treated to the smooth, bluesy performances of Honey Jam alums at the Honey Jazz... Ladies Sing the Blues event last Sunday in the Frank Collymore Hall. Kellie Cadogan was the featured artiste and show-stopper of the night, blending subtle Caribbean influences with her original music that was peppered with scat. My personal favourite from Cadogan was a kaiso-jazz song, written by Roger Gittens.
Coolest Caribbean People Of 2013 - Pt 2
Previously, I started my list of the Coolest Caribbean People of last year with Rihanna, Kerry Washington, Tessanne Chin, Joan Smalls and Melodie Monrose. Now we see who else made the cut, in no particular order:
Coolest Caribbean People Of 2013 - Pt 1
2013 has been a pretty good year for a Caribbean presence in the pop culture scene. As I’ve done in the past, I thought it would be a great way to start the new year by recognizing the coolest Caribbean people of 2013. Whether they were raised in the Caribbean or are a part of the diaspora, these artistes, celebrities and sports stars have done their countries proud or have been truly intriguing on a global scale.
Here's the first half of the list in no particular order:
New Year's Eve Party Make Up
Tonight's the night! It's New Year's Eve! Whether you want to go clubbing or have a nice elegant dinner, you have to look on point from head to toe. Bajan professional make up artist Mandy Cummins has this detailed tutorial that could help you do your make up for tonight or any holiday party.
Mandy Cummins' dark silver holiday make up look
Tessanne Chin Wins!
It was no surprise to anyone last night when it was announced that Tessanne Chin won this season of 'The Voice'!
Tessanne Chin holds her trophy
Interview With Designer Charu Lochan Dass
When I attended BB Fashion Week this year, one of the highlights of Caribbean Night was Charu Lochan Dass' début, self-titled collection, better known as CLD. I fell in love with her elegant, feminine silhouettes and dark floral prints. Charu herself is a warm, charming and sophisticated woman, who pretty much embodies what her line stands for. I had to learn more about this Indian-born, Trinidadian-raised designer.
My First Barbados Music Factory Experience
Last Saturday, Barbados' Independence Day, was my first ever Barbados Music Factory (also known as TMF) experience and it was awesome! If you're not familiar with TMF, it's an EDM (electronic dance music) festival that aims to build up the genre and culture among Bajans.
(All pictures by Amery Butcher.)
Vita & Shontelle Join The Honey Jam Stage
Last weekend saw another amazing instalment of Honey Jam Barbados. This year the production went glam and staged the show in Frank Collymore Hall, with Caroline 'CiCi' Reid of SLAM 101.1 FM as the host. A special change this year was having the show for two nights, probably meeting the demand of a growing fan base. Recording artistes Shontelle and Vita Chambers, who were panellists at the industry workshop last Friday, were in the audience and added to the excitement of the first night.
Rihanna Releases Dark 'What Now' Video
Today Rihanna released the highly anticipated music video for her single 'What Now'. This time around she explores her dark side, rocking two "red carpet goth" looks.
Rihanna in the 'What Now' music video
Through the course of the eerie yet beautiful video she's alone in an empty warehouse, where she gives us some "exorcism-type" choreography.