Fashion & Beauty

27 Mar: Miss India Guyana 2013, Katherina Roshana, heads to Malaysia

“As queen, I am very proud and feel honoured to be representing my country in Malaysia for the Miss India Worldwide, April 2013 pageant and will do my best to make my country proud.” These were the words of reigning Miss India Guyana 2013, Katherina Roshana, during her acceptance speech back in January. Katherina will  represent Guyana at the International Miss India Worldwide Pageant scheduled to be held in Malaysia on April 21st,  2013.   She…

Melissa Phillips

01 Mar: She Rocks! Meet Melissa Phillips – Miss Metropolitan New York 2013

  Melissa Phillips is making her mark in the pageant world, and New York City as she works towards her life goals. Born to both a Guyanese mother and father in Brooklyn, NY the conditions of her environment shaped her perspective on the past and future. Understanding family traditions of honest work, principles of education and the necessity to remember humble beginnings, she worked to succeed in life. She attended St. Augustine’s Episcopal school, and…

01 Feb: Patricia Coates, Legendary Fashion Designer/ Owner of The Village Couture

Legendary Designer Patricia Coates, or Pat as she is more fondly called, is a well known name in the Fashion Industry not only in the Caribbean but also Internationally. Born and raised in Guyana, Pat was a teacher for some years, then worked in the private sector before making designing her career.  It was her frustration with having to wait for others to sew for her that triggered her interested to design her own clothing. She survived…

25 Jan: The Perfect Fit: Sarah Bacchus – Fashion Designer, Stylist and Wardrobe Consultant

Sarah Bacchus is the founder, fashion designer, stylist and wardrobe consultant of the high fashion brand, 34-24-36.  Her  sophisticated clothing line revisits the old Hollywood glamor era, with a modern flair for today’s women. She believes in celebrating femininity and always looking the part, especially since she is in the business of Fashion. Sarah realized her Fashion sense at an early age, in Guyana, where she was born and raised. She took her weekly allowance from her parents and bought fabrics to make…

Simone Small in Amoi Magazine

18 Jan: She Rocks Her Guyanese Heritage: Simone Small, Actress & International Fashion Model

Canadian actress & international fashion model, Simone Small aka “Small & Mighty” was born to a Guyanese mother and Barbadian father. She attended Humber College and Etobicoke School of the Arts in Toronto, Ontario. The only child for her parents, Simone recalled having a great childhood. She spent her school years in Toronto but every summer went to Barbados or Guyana, sometimes both, to spend time with her cousins, aunts and uncles. Simone’s mother is from…

Accessories Designer - Jenell Pierre

14 Dec: Rocking the Bows: Young Entrepreneur – Jenell Pierre, CEO Bow Jay

Jenell Pierre, is the CEO of Bow Jay,  a fashion accessories line, based in Georgetown, Guyana.  A 2011 graduate of St. Stanislaus, and former science major,  Jenell started out making bow as a  just as an ‘accidental’ hobby.  It quickly became apparent to Jenell that this teenage pastime was much more than that. As her designs caught the eyes of her family  and family, they wanted her to make pieces for them and offered to pay…

Candid Talk with Ruqayyah Boyer - Miss Guyana Universe 2012

13 Dec: My Editing Debut: Miss Guyana Universe 2012, Ruqayyah Boyer speaks

Last weekend I received a message from the Missosology Guyana Organization, asking me if I would be kind enough to edit their interview with the current Miss Guyana Universe 2012, Ruqayyah Boyer.  At first I was very excited and felt honored that they would even consider me to review such an important article.  Then slowly the nervousness began to creep in along with the doubts of if I could actually do this.  That feeling only lasted for a  few seconds…