Jilla’s Jewellery Breaks The Norms
Revolution 2k12 is the second line to come from jewellery house Jilla’s Jewellery Box after having been in operation for just one short year.
Jilla’s Jewellery Box is the brainchild of 27-year-old Jamila Sokunbi. It is through her desire to push her own boundaries to revolutionise copper jewellery that this line was created. Her vision for the line was to create “a break from what’s expected and what should be, creating a complete change, a glimpse of what could be”.
Farewell Barrio Dimitri
The fashion scene in Barbados took a heavy blow this weekend when Barrio “Dimitri” Braithwaite passed away on Saturday, July 14th. Barrio was a fashion blogger, (La Mode Dimitri) and arguably the best in the island. He loved the classic style, and never stepped out of the house without looking fabulous. He was also a great connection to the rest of the fashion industry, making many friends with internationally renowned models, photographers, stylists, journalists, and fellow fashion bloggers.
Shane: The Young Lion
Shane Eastmond is an 18 year old Jamaican born, Bajan bred, soon to be graduate of the Barbados Community College (BCC) Fine Arts program. Shane, or Young Lion as he is known in the artistic world, is a graphics artist, painter, illustrator and photographer who also plays the guitar on and off.
Sheena Rose Soars From Town To Town
In this edition of Hidden Gems, we are introducing you to the spunky and spontaneous visual artist that is Sheena Rose. Sheena not only paints, but also creates thought provoking animations. Sheena started drawing at the young age of 5, putting up pictures of flowers and other doodles in her room, as well as selling them to her parents for 5 and 10 cents a pop. Even though she also had a love for music, she decided to pursue her art as it captured her more.
Honey Jam Announces New Playgirls
Auditions Open For Honey Jam
It’s that time of year again when the best female talent in the island gets together to showcase what girl (star)power Barbados has! That’s right, Wednesday night producer Ebbonie Rowe launched Honey Jam Barbados 2012 at Divi Southwinds. Unfortunately, even with the presence of excited interested artists, past Honey Jam girls, avid supporters, sponsors and press, according to Ebbonie, there is still room for needed support, especially financially.
Bajan Music A-Live & Kicking
Last Saturday marked a big step for the live music scene in Barbados. The Keep Music Live Festival at McBride’s Pub was a massive success, and proof that live music in Barbados cannot die. The 11-hour long event had artists of all genres performing at one event, showcasing the amazing musical talent of Barbados. And for those who know the scene, this was only a taste of what Bajans have to offer.
Bajan Artistes Try to Keep Music LIVE
This Saturday, there will be a local live music event like Barbados has never seen, for over 10 years at least. The Keep Music LIVE Concert is the beginning of a movement to remind Barbadians of the importance of live music performances. The project is focused mainly in St. Lawrence Gap, which used to be a hub for live music in the 80s and 90s.
OTT Does Fame! Jr. Bajan Style
Operation Triple Threat (OTT), a seven week intensive musical theatre camp, came to an end last Thursday when the youth performed in a production of 'Fame! Jr.' Directed by Janelle Headley-Newton, the musical performance showcased the talented kids who attended the camp and the sold out seats proved that Broadway-style productions can be successful in Barbados.