DANIELLA DAVIS

DANIELLA DAVIS, CARIBBEAN STYLE & CULTURE 2020

MODEL OF THE YEAR”

“She is gorgeous, when can she arrive in NY? asked one of the world’s top model managers, Michele Pryor, Pryor was quick to sign Davis, in fact she did so immediately upon seeing her digital photos.

A new SuperModel is on the rise and taking the international scene like a storm, Jamaican born Daniella Davis was discovered in the Pulse Caribbean Model Search, she is now signed to Women Model Management, one of the world’s leading model networks, which also represents Pulse supermodel Alicia Burke.

Daniella flew to the Big Apple to start her international career. “Everything is going very well. I have started preparing for my castings and go sees and I am looking forward to all that’s ahead,” said the excited new face on the block. Already creating a stir among some of New York’s finest clients.

MUA – Sharlene Reid, Photo Orville Spencer
MUA – Sharlene Reid, Photo Orville Spencer

CSC 2020 DESIGNERS – First Segment

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KARIB STYLE FASHION WEEK DC starts Thursday June 18th thru Sunday June 21st. One of the most important things in the Caribbean fashion industry is that there are always new designers bringing fresh ideas and incentives to the industry. The big fashion brands and names stay in place forever but even they are impacted upon by the new ideas and styles that come from the ground up. This is why the mark of any international fashion scene can be judged by the emerging designers who are creating waves and grabbing attention. This is one area where the Caribbean fashion industry can be seen to be on the rise because there is an environment that favors rapid growth and development of new talent looking to make their way to prominence. This is the First Segment, a list of six of twenty designers showcasing their collections.

The CLOTH – by Robert Young
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SHAKAD ECO LIFESTYLE – by Shanika Burnett
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THALASSA BEACHWEAR by Arielle & Alyssa Persad
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HOUSE OF PEARSON by Quinton Pearson
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BIJOU LAKAY by Daphnee Floreal
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ASD by Ayanna Dixon

MODEL OF THE MONTH, DECEMBER 2022

LATISHA A. WALLACE – DECEMBER 2022

As part of our continued efforts to highlight the valuable work of Caribbean Fashion Designers, Models, and Makeup Artists and their contribution to the development of the Caribbean Fashion Industry. Karib Nation, Inc. will showcase Up and coming and established candidates monthly.

LATISHA A. WALLACE

CSC MAKE-UP ARTIST OF THE MONTH

PAULA MONIQUE – DECEMBER 2022

As part of our continued efforts to highlight the valuable work of Caribbean Fashion Designers, Models, and Makeup Artists and their contribution to the development of the Caribbean Fashion Industry. Karib Nation, Inc. will showcase Up and coming and established candidates monthly.

MASTER MAKE-UP ARTIST PAULA MONIQUE

Paula Monique is the business owner of Paula Monique Makeup Artistry. She is a talented makeup artist from the lovely island of Barbados, with the gifted ability to enhance the natural features of her client. Paula honed her love for makeup artistry at the Canadian-based institute QC Makeup Academy, where she was professionally trained by Celebrity Makeup Artiste, Nathan Johnson.

Photographer: @romealleyne – Light Assist: @kingz.art – Bridal Dress Designer: @_bliss_bridal -Venue: @cranebarbados

Clean, classic beauty is her trademark making her ideal for bridal makeup and editorial shoots. Paula has worked behind the scenes for Kingdom Arts Fashion Show, a music video with regionally known jazz singer Kellie Cadogan and has created the “Luscious Lips” Lip Care Line. The Line was launched in 2022, with its first all-natural Essential Orange Lip Balm. Essential Orange has no added colors or fragrances and is perfect for that individual seeking natural lip nourishment. Paula developed the balm with makeup artists in mind, as it was formulated not to be oily and is great for priming the lips while avoiding slippage upon lipstick application.

Working in makeup artistry for the past five years, Paula continuously seeks to develop her skills, always serving her brides and clientele with humility and professionalism. Currently based in Barbados, Paula Monique can be contacted via Instagram @pm.artistry or the website www.pmartistry.net.

Photographer: Rommel Alleyne @romealleyne
Photographer: Rommel Alleyne @romealleyne
Photographer: Rommel Alleyne @romealleyne
Celebrity Singer: Kellie Cadagon @kelliecadoganmusic
Photographer: Joel Brooks @joelbrookslightlab1

CSC NOVEMBER 2022

DESIGNER OF THE MONTH

As part of our continued efforts to highlight the valuable work of Caribbean Fashion Designers, Models, and Makeup Artists and their contribution to the development of the Caribbean Fashion Industry. Karib Nation, Inc. will showcase Up and coming and established candidates monthly.

DESIGNER OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2022

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OCTOBER 2022

FRANCINE JAMES

FRANCINE JAMES, one of the Caribbean’s top modeling stars from Pulse, is a former Camperdown High School student who was discovered in the Pulse Caribbean Model Search. The stunning beauty, who hails from Manley Meadows in Kingston, has landed major campaigns over the past few years for Bobbi Brown, Tory Birch, Esprit, and Nars Cosmetics.


She has done significant work for a host of European brands in Sweden and Denmark. A new slate of work is set to be released as Francine continues to excel in the international market, especially in the upcoming editorial for Mexican Vogue.
“Francine has a certain presence and command of the camera that makes it easy for editors to make the call for a cover appearance,” says her New York agent, Kady Davies of Women Management.


Her work for Volatile shows off another of James’ strong modeling assets, her flawless complexion.
James began her cover girl duties before she left Jamaica to pursue international modeling when she appeared on the cover of Suitcase magazine, a British travel and fashion glossy.


Covers for Britain’s Luxury retailer John Lewis ‘Edition’ as well as the Swiss edition of L’Officiel magazine would follow. A slew of high-fashion editorials for Elle, Cosmopolitan, In-Style, Modern Luxury, Marie Claire, and Glamour have taken James to all parts of the globe in pre-pandemic times.
She also had appearances for the coveted Vogue magazine – the Spanish and German editions.

Her work for Volatile shows off another of James’ strong modeling assets, her flawless complexion. James began her cover girl duties before she left Jamaica to pursue international modeling when she appeared on the cover of Suitcase magazine, a British travel and fashion glossy.

Covers for Britain’s Luxury retailer John Lewis ‘Edition’ as well as the Swiss edition of L’Officiel magazine would follow. A slew of high-fashion editorials for Elle, Cosmopolitan, In-Style, Modern Luxury, Marie Claire, and Glamour have taken James to all parts of the globe in pre-pandemic times.
She also had appearances for the coveted Vogue magazine – the Spanish and German editions.

2020 DESIGNERS – The Third Element

David André Collection by David André
David André Collection
OLYMPIA’S FASHION by Olympia Small Sonaram

Olympia’s talent is described as “RAW“ this flamboyant fashion designer has a personal relationship with fashion and a sense of style.

Olympia’s designs come naturally. Her aspirations and exceptional talent stemmed from her mother who herself is a designer and seamstress. Olympia participated in numerous fashion contest wearing gowns which were designed by her from just a tender age of 14 years and made by her mother. In almost all her approximately 15 different contest she captured the best gown prize.

It is no secret that Olympia is well known for her extremely sexy and provocative as well as conservative clothing line which was displayed at many well-known fashion extravaganzas, namely: Diva’s International, Passion and Purity, Caribbean Fashion Week and Guyana Fashion Week….


JUDE ROBERTS – Versatile Studios – CSC 2020 PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
JUDE ROBERTS – 2020 Photographer of the year

Jude Roberts is a Professional Photographer and founder of Versatile Studios Trinidad and Tobago.

Before starting the company, Jude spent nine years as a Videographer and Video Editor for video production companies in Trinidad and Tobago.

After a successful career working on various television programmes, television commercials, wedding videos etc., Jude was given the opportunity to work with still images as a hobbyist photographer and for the past eleven years he has been working on various photography projects in Trinidad and Tobago, the United States and the Dominican Republic. Jude enjoys sports (football (soccer), anyone?) hiking, music, meeting new people, spending time with friends and family and travelling the world.

Jude’s main market in terms of photography is weddings but has now expanded to fashion photography which he has been heavily involved in over the past two years.

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CARIBBEAN STYLE & CULTURE LOOKBOOK

2020 DESIGNERS Second Element

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KIMYA GLASGOW, Inc by Kimya Glasgow

Contrasting the Caribbean elegance of a bygone age and a love of ancient world cultures, with a modern perspective and an air of wanderlust and careless nobility, the Kimya Glasgow aesthetic celebrates the rhythm of the human form in motion, influenced by the Caribbean aesthetic through its culture and art.

The relaxed elegance of Cottons, Linens, Crochet and Jute are often juxtaposed with the warm, luminescent glow of Dupioni Silks or even a bit of sparkle. Unique touches such as hand-painting and hand-beading or a soft lining, add a sense of luxury to handmade wearable-art pieces.

Vanilla Orchid – Eau de Toilette Fragrance

An elegant and noble eau de toilette, with a subtle blend of Vanilla and Ambergris, that reveals a fresh and fruity fragrance, with a delicious and sensual aura, and notes of red fruits and pear. Vanilla Orchid by Kimya Glasgow is meant to inspire boldness and elegance.

CHRISTY CREATIONS – by Christine A. Samuel

KERR & MARCELLE 2018 AWARD WINNERS

CHRISTIQUE CLOTHING by Elizabeth Francis

ELIETTE LESUPERBE DESIGNS by Eliette Lesuperbe
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