Fashion & Beauty

PoonamS

26 Feb: Meet Poonam Singh: Newly Crowned Miss Global International Guyana 2016

The famous author, poet and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou once said that “success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it”. As a young child growing up, always guiltily eavesdropping on elders kitchen-conversations, I often heard them say “Oh my goodness, work is so exhausting. I hate my job”. After hearing this on countless occasions, I decided that when I get older I will never pursue something that I…

Miss Canada Janice McGregor

17 Feb: She Rocks! Janice MacGregor, Ms. Canada 2015/16, Does Not Let Epilepsy Define Who She Is…

Janice Elizabeth MacGregor is a second generation Canadian born to parents who emigrated from Guyana and became Canadian citizens. Her father, Frank Moorgen (RIP 2010), was born in Hampshire Village, Berbice and her mother, Mary Moorgen (née Deonarine) was born in Corentyne, Berbice. ‎ Janice, her brother, and her sister were born in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada). She attended Millwoods Christian School where her strong commitment to academics and faith were formed. She fondly recalls visiting…

Sharmilla Persaud

22 Dec: She Rocks! Sharmilla Persaud, Fashion Designer/Co-Founder of MILLIANNA

Born in Guyana, Sharmilla Persaud, with a little unwilling help from her mother, discovered her love of fashion at an early age. Finding the perfect artistic playground in her mother’s colorful saris and jewelry, a young Sharmilla went to work cutting and combining them into her own creations. At five, she moved with her family to New York, and now credits the streets of Manhattan for lending an urban edge to her aesthetic as a…

Delayna-Scott

17 Dec: Stories We Love! From Guyana to Botswana – An odyssey in Fashion with Designer Delayna Scott

By Ariana Gordon – Guyana Chronicle Migrating in 1999 to Botswana with her mother, Scott knew from an early age that she was talented. She would mirror her mother, who was a part-time seamstress while she lived here. “As a child, I would look at my mom sew clothes for relatives and friends, and I developed a passion for style and fashion. I always loved dressing up; a fashion statement was always important,” she told the…

Enna Profile

07 Dec: She Rocks! Enna Morgan – International Model, Actress, Clothing Designer

Enna Morgan (aka: j.a. morgan) is an avid traveller with a passion for art, dance, language, and cultural thought. Beginning at an early age, she has travelled extensively throughout the Caribbean and South America, then later in North America, Europe and Asia. While residing in various countries, she spent many years researching cultural thought and language, concurrent with maintaining her finger on the pulse of dance, design, literature, and photography. Years after migrating to the USA…

Miss Global Guyana

23 Oct: Meet Miss Global Guyana 2015, Ariella Basdeo – She Rocks!

This 23 years old beauty current resides in Florida and is a Pre-Law student at the University of Central Florida. She stands at 5”7 and weights 117lbs. Ariella describes herself as Energetic, intelligent, and always happy. Miss Global is an extravagant and prestigious competition beyond just the physical beauty of women from all over the world. The contestants are encouraged to express their individuality with poise, grace, and wits. Being the Winner of Miss Global,…

Miss Grand Guyana Soyini Fraser during the Evening Gown segment of the Preliminaries of Miss Grand International 2015.

23 Oct: Meet Miss Grand Guyana 2015, Soyini Fraser – She Rocks!

Former Miss Guyana World, Guyana Universe, Miss United Nations and Miss Jamzone International Soyini Fraser will take to the stage once again, this time to represent Guyana at the Miss Grand International Pageant 2015 to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday, October 25. The third edition of the Miss Grand International will see delegates from around the world assembling to compete fiercely in the world renowned pageant. Fraser, who is no stranger to pageantry,…

Miss World BVI

12 Oct: Newly crowned Miss World British Virgin Island, Sasha Wintz, was born to Guyanese Parents

Sasha Wintz, 18, who is born to Guyanese parents, was crowned Miss World BVI 2015 on Sunday, October 3rd. She is known for her stunning performance at BET Music Matters last year and her ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ project will be focused on persons with special needs. During her introduction, the teenager shared her personal experience, having an 8 year-old nephew who has Down Syndrome. Her nephew, Jaquan Wintz also shared the stage with Wintz after…

Zena_Bland

10 Jul: Congratulations to Zena Bland, Newly Crowned Miss Guyana UK 2015

Zena Bland was crowned Miss Guyana UK at a coronation ceremony on Friday 26th June 2015, at The Guyana High Commission in Bayswater, London. Bland, 24, is British by birth, raised in Guyana for 12 years and now resides in South London. She studies journalism at Middlesex University, freelances as a pageant correspondence, brand ambassador for Chloe’s Curls which supports cancer patients and an active member of Positive Pageants. The crowning and sashing ceremony took…

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04 Jul: She Rocks! Eliza Smith: Youth Model, Dancer, Actress, Little Miss New York 2015

Eliza Smith is 9 years old. Born on October 8, 2005 she is a mix of Guyanese and Turkish. He mother was born in #58 village in Berbice. She currently resides in Queens, NY. Eliza will be starting the 5th grade for the upcoming school year, and has been awarded student of the month on numerous occasions. Eliza is a model, dancer and actress. She currently attends the Ghungaroos Dance Academy where she is being…