Mirror, mirror on my nails!

Kylie Jenner sports super-long, mirrored nails.

What’s new in the world of nails? Mirrored manicures that’s what. Surprised? On reflection — not really, considering the narcissistic age in which we live! While your natural nails can never be substituted for an actual mirror, this trend leaves enough sheen to perhaps do the tr ... Read More

(From left) Women’s Leadership Initiative Chair Eva Lewis, media personality Khadine ‘Miss Kitty’ Hylton, and Caribbean chess champion Deborah Richards-Porter were all smiles for an evening at the movies. Game Play
Palace Cinpelex in Sovereign Centre, Liguanea, was the venue for the Jamaica premiere of Queen of Ka ... Read More

Northern territory kangaroo kebabs with honey-glazed barbecue sauce. (Antonio Graham) Kai Down Under
What to do after last year’s spectacular Marilyn Monroe-themed Chaîne des Rôt ... Read More

Wines from Down Under for Wild Down Under at Jamaica Inn
The ‘save the date’ was sent to the members three months in advance, followed closely by ... Read More

Back-rank mate

Thursday, September 29, 2016    

Women’s Leadership Initiative Immediate Past Chair Sharon Lake (left) and Women’s Leadership Initiative Chair Eva Lewis (second left) are delighted to welcome Jamaica Under-20 female chess champion Adania Clarke (second right) and the Caribbean chess champion Deborah Richards-Porter. (Garfield Robinson)

It was in laudation to the game of chess last Tuesday evening as members and supporters of the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) attended the Jamaican Premiere of Queen of Katwe at the Palace Cineplex, Sovereign Centre, Liguanea. The not-so-typical Walt Disney film, which stars Oscar award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o and Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo, tells the inspirational story of a young girl (played by newcomer Madina Nalwanga) from the streets of Kampala, Uganda, whos ... Read More


Thursday, September 29, 2016    

Sickle warrior Annabelle Nunes (left) with BFF Christelle Harris are both eager to help raise awareness about sickle cell anaemia.

“The movement — #BoldLipsForSickleCell”, shared Annabelle Nunes, the beautiful voice and face of sickle cell anaemia in Jamaica, “was birthed by American Shamonica Wiggins to raise awareness about the hereditary blood disorder and to support those who battle the disease. I have put a spin on it, targeting our Jamaican audience, in order to educate and improve the awareness of the illness, as it does affect many of our people in such a profound way. Hence, why you might ... Read More

Vows: Fallen For You

Monday, September 26, 2016    

The adorable flower girls sneak a peek at the guests below.

Laura Butler, Miss Jamaica World franchise holder, and Marcus Hayle, manager-airline relations and analytics at Dallas-Fort Worth airport, met in December 2013 at the annual Pulse International Christmas party. Three years later they exchanged vows at Hanover Grange, Tryall Club. He asked… “Our first date was a six-hour lunch,” Laura shared with Vows, “we became good friends before falling for each other. The proposal on September 26, in Dallas, was as memorable as th ... Read More

Aw Fashion :Denim Choker Revolution

Monday, September 26, 2016    

Make-up artist Kym Wyatt in the plain light-denim choker.

The ‘90s fashion trend of the choker has resurfaced and reached such a level of prevalence that it has been ‘man-ified’, ‘tripled up’ and ‘mommy-and-me’d’. Fashion designer and store owner Devarine ‘Fashionenira’ McLean adds her own twist to this latest craze with her crafty collection of hand-made denim chokers. “Chokers are trending right now, and as a retailer I always try to keep up and add my flavour to the movement; I’ ... Read More

enbois By Maxim

Sunday, September 25, 2016    

A closer look at an Enbois bracelet set

What started as a creative pastime soon turned into a lucrative business with a purpose when 23-year-old Florida native Maxim Thuriere— born of a French father and Haitian mother – commenced crafting and selling jewellery at his alma mater, the University of South Florida in early 2015. Within a year Thuriere has managed to gain the nod of approval from Reggae/Dancehall artistes Chronixx, Popcaan, Kabaka Pyramid, Jesse Royal, and Stephen Marley for his sleek, earthy styles, some per ... Read More

VIDEO: At The Seams

Sunday, September 25, 2016    

Seamlessly Stitched co-host — fashion designer, and Mission Catwalk executive producer Keneea Linton-George, welcomed guests to her eponymous atelier at LMR. (Photos: Garfield Robinson)

TUESDAY evening last in our bustling capital city and13 fashionistas, representing diverse success stories in music, politics, law, fitness, banking, and business, have reached post-work consensus to detour to the LMR commercial complex on Lady Musgrave Road. Invited to the eponymous atelier of Keneea Linton-George, the readyto- wear designer of the Keneea Linton label, who having partnered with Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out, was all set to co-host this influential coterie for the first Seam ... Read More

My Kingston – Hugh Findletar

Sunday, September 25, 2016    

This Findletar self-portrait features clear crystal with an iridescent finish, secret hair burns, and a bushel of eucalyptus. (Photos: Hugh Findletar )

Milan-based portraitist, glass artist, floral artist, food artist, and jewellery designer. What are your earliest memories of Kingston? Going to school at St Theresa’s Preparatory as a young boy aged five-years old by myself with the #5 bus from Patrick City. What’s the most memorable meal that you have enjoyed in Kingston? Having dinner with my dear friends Rachael and Harif Guzaman in a Japanese restaurant in downtown Kingston! What would you do if you were mayor of Kingston ... Read More

TSO Rock Fab 10

Sunday, September 25, 2016    

Dressed to the nines, Shamieke Singh clearly came to be lensed.  Dripping in gold, she lit up the red carpet in a Kayture Styling floor-length gown and was undoubtedly one of SO’s most stylish moments.

Hundreds stepped out in style for the Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out launch that took place on Saturday, September 10 at The Hive in Portmore. They came, we lensed, and shared the images in last week’s The Rock Fab Issue. #Team SO reduced the hundreds to the Top 10 most stylish moments. We now leave you the deciding vote as to who will cop the award #TSO Rock Fab 2016 e-mail us Read More

Cocktails With... Isabel Dalley

Sunday, September 25, 2016    


What is your favourite drink? A Humming Bird. Which view could you wake up to every morning? Our island’s beautiful waterfronts and white sandy beaches . What’s the best thing about being an island girl? It’s  summer all year; it’s always beautiful and bright. You happen to inherit a million US dollars, what happens next? I’d have to see a financial advisor on how best to invest, donate a sizeable portion to the charities and organisations which are nea ... Read More

SO Gardening – Sept 25

With Betty Ashley | Sunday, September 25, 2016    

Phalaenopsis orchid

Dear Orchid Doc: Some time ago I wrote to you about acclimatising dendrobiums, and you suggested that we wait until the latter part of the year. Do you think we could start doing it about this time? Jewel Dear Jewel: Yes, the temperature is getting cooler, but it might be best left until about the end of September. Dear Orchid Doc: Novlette How often is a Phalaenopsis orchid supposed to bloom? I buy them all the time but they never bloom again for me. Dear Novlette: Phalaenopsis orchids ... Read More



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