Fashion & Beauty

Beauty and the Bling Event in NYC

08 Dec: Guyanese Girls “Rocking it” at the Beauty & the Bling Fashion Event in NYC

I had a really awesome time last night hanging with the lovely ladies of Les Deux Ms Jewelry (Antia McGill & Dyonne Miller); Miss Guyana World 2012 (Arti Cameron) and Michelle Cole of COLEFACTS. The Event was held at the Limelight Marketplace in New York City to showcase the fashion creations of several well known designers such as Edwing D’Angelo and Michelle Cole and jewelry from Les Deus Ms.  All of the pieces on display were highly fashionable, beautifully…

Nadia Jabour

07 Dec: Natural Talent: Creative Jewelry Designs by Nadia Jabour

Nadia Jabour is a Guyanese born jewelry designer living in Toronto. In  an interview with Guyana Times Sunday Magazine,  she revealed that she started designing jewelry in Canada about 5 years ago. “I have always been creative, but after moving back to Canada was never able to find a niche area of the arts to develop, but with having teenage girls always wanting to have something different, I ventured into a class and never stopped after…

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29 Nov: She Rocks! June Haynes – Former Senior Vice President of Retail for Valentino

When June Haynes was a young girl in Guyana, she would spend her afternoons in her mom’s clothing store flipping through Vogue magazines that had been sent from America. Her love of style brought her to New York, where she attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and majored in fashion buying and merchandising.  The combination of determination and felicity landed her the Senior Vice President of Retail & Brand Ambassador position at Valentino, the luxury fashion house founded by…

Designer Michelle Cole

16 Nov: Ripping the Runways: Michelle Cole: Fashion Designer & CEO, ColeFacts Showroom

The elegant and unique style of Guyanese designer, Michelle Cole, is taking the runways by storm! Quoted as “one of the Caribbean’s most dynamic and artistically talented fashion designers,” Michelle Cole in quickly broadening her influence over the industry.  She is currently one of the most successful fashion executives in Guyana and CEO of Colefacts, an affordable yet exquisite fashion line. Whether by vision or intervention, on her eleventh birthday, Michelle was presented a sewing machine by her mother.  She made…

Samantha Storm Boyce

09 Nov: A Perfect Storm: Samantha “Storm” Boyce: Celebrity Makeup Artist/ Esthetician

Reigning from Guyana, Samantha “Storm”  Boyce is living up to her name and taking this industry by “Storm”. Transition from modeling, Storm vigorously worked on her craft as a makeup artist, and through different events and photo shoots, was able to gain a vast amount of experience; which afforded her an opportunity to work with M.A.C. Cosmetics. The invaluable experience she gained while working for the company allowed her to fully launch her makeup career. Storm has…

Shanice Jones

26 Oct: Shanice Jones – Model/Actress/Fashion Designer

It’s always really inspiring to see young creative talents making an impression on the world and this 23 year old Guyanese model/actress/fashion designer is doing just that.  Born on July 29, 1989 Shanice Jones has rapidly established herself in the New York fashion industry.  Since migrating to the U.S in 2007, Jones has already launched her own clothing line “The Shanice Jones Collection”. Jones grew up in New Amsterdam, Berbice and attended the Trinity Street Primary School, New Amsterdam Multilateral then…

Ruqayyah Boyer

19 Oct: Ruqayyah Boyer, Miss Guyana Universe 2012

Meet Ruqayyah Gabriella Boyer!  She is a Guyanese-Dutch model, singer, actress, dancer, and reigning Miss Guyana Universe 2012. Born in Suriname to a Guyanese mother and a Surinamese father,  Ruqayyah spent her first two years in  her Dutch-speaking birth country before moving to Canada where she spent the next five years. Later on, Ruqayyah moved to her mother’s home country of Guyana where she currently resides. Ruqayyah was raised in an extended family and is the…

Arti

05 Oct: Fab Feature: Miss Guyana World 2012

Arti Cameron is the reigning Miss Guyana World 2012 and represent Guyana this past Summer at the Miss World 2012 Competition in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China. Arti is a highly motivated 23 year old with a passion for life.She is a pre-med student and plans to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a medical doctor. Arti has lived in three countries so far—Guyana, Jamaica, and the United States but has always seen Guyana as her homeland and the…

Sonia Noel

04 Oct: Sonia Noel, Fashion Designer

Meet Sonia Noel, CEO/Founder of Guyana Fashion Weekend and the Creator/Designer behind the  Fashion Label – Mariska Designs Born in the small mining town of Bartica, Sonia displayed her creativity at a very young age, using newspaper to produce unique designs. She modeled most of her clothes in fashion shows and pageants, finishing runner-up in the 1988 Miss Bartica Regatta pageant. To broaden her horizon and display her work in a larger marketplace, Noel moved to Georgetown…