Friday Fierceness!

Everything On- Marie Claire Netherlands December 2014

Blouse and Skirt: Cacharel, Jewelry (counterclockwise, from left): Diamond ear clips: Lyppens, Gilded bracelet: Salvatore Ferragamo, Gold-plated ring: Melano, Steel ring with gilded ball: Melano, Gold and enamel collar: Aurélie Bidermann, Pearl and diamond necklace: Lyppens, Gold ‘Pineapple’ necklace: Lexmond vs Lexmond, Narrow diamond bracelet: Hulchi Belluni, Gold link bracelet: Lyppens, Gold ring with pearl: Wouters & Hendrix, Gold and diamond solitaries: Lexmond vs Lexmond. Image MARIE CLAIRE NETHERLANDS/PHILIP RICHES

Model: Kim van der Laan
Photographer: Philip Riches
Stylist: Anouk van Griensven
Hair: Hester Wernert
Makeup: Suzanne Verberk

Friday Fierceness!

Miss February- Pirelli Calender 2015

Miss February Natalia Vodianova. Image STEVEN MEISEL

Model: Natalia Vodianova
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Stylist: Carine Roitfeld
Hair: Guido Palau
Makeup: Pat McGrath
Set Design: Mary Howard

Friday Fierceness!

Rihanna in Tom Ford at the Veteran’s Day Concert for Valour

Trousers and cape: Tom Ford, Shoes: Manolo Blahnik, Jewels: Chopard. Image GETTY IMAGES/KEVIN MAZUR/JEFF KRAVTIZ

“I sincerely enjoy this and every moment I get to stop and show my respect and appreciation to our real life super heroes! You are the heart, the core and the future of this country and others! Thank you never seems like enough when I’m saying it to people risking and giving their lives for us everyday, but THANK YOU, from the bottom of our hearts! #1Love #Concert4VALOR”

-Rihanna Instagram
November 12th

Friday Fierceness!

From London With Love- Burberry Holiday Campaign 2014

A scene from From London with Love. Image BURBERRY

Romeo Beckham blows stardust in From London With Love. Image Burberry

Models: Hannah Dodds, Andars Hayward, Romeo Beckham and others

From London With Love. Image Burberry

Director: Christopher Bailey

From London With Love. Image Burberry

Music: Ed Harcourt

From London With Love. Image Burberry

Choreography: Lynne Page

From London With Love. Image Burberry

Beauty director: Wendy Rowe

From London With Love. Image Burberry

Set design: George Lucas stage

From London With Love. Image Burberry

Filmed on Location at Elstree Studios in London

No More Fashion Victims Online Boutique Opens!

Isabel Farah (top left, bottom) and Greer Iton (top right, centre) by Kibwe Braithwaite for the NMFV Fall 2014 campaign. Isabel is wearing Top: Meiling, Skirt: Juan Ignacio Ormeno, Earring: Noor, on Greer Top: Shannon Alonso, Trousers: Noor, Necklace: Rachel Rochford, other accessories Stylist’s Own. Image NO MORE FASHION VICTIMS/KIBWE BRATHWAITE

Ladies and gentlemen, I’m pleased to say that the No More Fashion Victims (NMFV) online retail outlet is (finally) open and its even fiercer than I anticipated!

NMFV is the first Caribbean- based online retail outlet that provides access to Caribbean and Latin American- based fashion and skincare products to customers from every corner of the world. Basically, it’s the only online outlet that gives you access to many of your favourite Trinbagonian, Caribbean and Latin American designers, regardless of your global location. Finally!

Koral Beach Boutique, one of the exclusive boutiques hosted on NMFV. Koral specializes in luxury beach and party wear from many Latin American swimwear brands. Image KORAL BEACH BOUTIQUE

This is no small feat, as for the most part, Caribbean- based designers are virtually unknown to the international market. However there’s a good chance that NMFV can change this with this new platform. By garnering international exposure for the brands featured on the website and allowing global fans to access products from their favourite designers, NMFV could very likely be the vanguard that Caribbean luxury design has needed for so long. Since I first started this blog, I’ve said its high time that international fashion lovers get exposure to the extraordinary talents of this region, and I’m certain that the NMFV Online Boutique will greatly contribute to making that happen.

Cocoa Vintage, a Trinidadian line of artisan jewelry is also hosted on NMFV. Image COCOA VINTAGE

One major hurdle already overcome by NMFV is the inability of international clients to buy products from many Caribbean and Latin American designers. Even if online retail options were available (which they usually weren’t), they were largely unreliable and were usually just a major hassle. NMFV provides international consumers with an almost hassle- free retail service that uses dependable courier services to ship internationally.

Amara Organics, a luxury spa skincare line manufactured in Trinidad is amongst NMFV’s selection of beauty products. Image AMARA ORGANICS

NMFV currently hosts the online boutiques of jewelry designers Cocoa Vintage and Jacqueline Renee, Boho-glam accessories label Sanianitos, Trinidadian children’s line San Sarai, luxury skincare lines Immortelle Beauty and Amara Organics (I LOVE both of these company’s products), designer Sew Lisa and local thrift shop, Mio y Tuyo. These will soon be joined by some of the region’s top designers: CLD- Charu Lochan Dass, Meiling, AF Adrian Foster and the online outlets for swimwear boutiques J. Angelique and Koral Beach Boutique. I CANNOT WAIT!

The digital boutique of Trinidadian accessories label, Sanianitos is hosted on NMFV. Image SANIANITOS

Now that you know what to expect from the NMFV boutique, allow me to introduce you to its founder- stylist, designer, blogger, businesswoman and champion of Trinbagonian luxury fashion, Stephanie Ramlogan. Steph lives and breathes Caribbean luxury fashion. Since 2011, Stephanie has been showcasing the talent of Trinidadian designers on the No More Fashion Victims blog, ‘From Trinidad, with Style,’ single-handedly introducing local talent to the blog’s huge fan base.

She believes in Caribbean luxury and after years in the industry, has hand picked some of the region’s best and brightest to offer to us all in her boutique.

Stephanie Ramlogan by Lyden Thomas. Image LYNDEN THOMAS/FACEOOK

From early on, Stephanie was one of the few stylists working in Trinidad and Tobago to regularly include locally designed clothing, accessories and beauty products of the highest quality in her work, and she has long been a mentor to many top new talents. Basically, she’s a superwoman with a serious drive to promote quality Caribbean luxury and so, I can say with certainty that the No More Fashion Victims Online Boutique is going to be a huge success.

Sew Lisa, a line of women’s and children’s clothing designed by Trinidadian designer, Lisa Gittens. Line available available through NMFV. Image SEW LISA

Congratulations and welcome NMFV Online Boutique! May your fiercensss grow and grow!

– Ana

P.S. Don’t forget to check out the NMFV site and you can also keep up to date with the latest products and site updates through the NMFV Facebook page. Enjoy!