What’s trending for 2013? - Designs By Shenna
Our local brands are, that’s what!
Tanks for your positive feedback re our local designers. Do keep supporting the movement. We are thrilled this week to share designs from Mission Catwalk Season 1 winner Shenna Carby.
Carby is not only a talented Jamaican woman but a determined talent who wants every woman in Jamaica to wear her label.
It’s a statement not to be taken lightly — our labels are certainly the ones trending for 2013.
(Photos: Joseph Wellington)
Name: Tahnida Nunes
Occupation: Sponsorship Manager Digicel
I’m wearing... a white fishtail dress.
My love affair with Shenna Carby began... after being introduced to her designs on Mission Catwalk.
I support the brand because... she's an awesome seamstress. Shenna fitted me once and since then she makes everything a perfect fit. She's a phenomenal designer and it’s great to support our local talent.
I have... about eight Shenna Carby pieces.
My favourite is... The one I'm wearing now and a fabulous red gown she made for me to wear to last year’s Observer Business Leader Awards.
Name: Kim Bernard
Occupation: Sales & Marketing Executive Stewart Motors
I’m wearing... red business wear with a splash of black and white.
My love affair with Shenna Carby began... while watching Mission Catwalk in 2011. I thought her style and eye for fashion were different.
I support the brand because... she is so humble, professional, hard-working and has an amazing personality to top it all off. She is following her dreams, and I will assist in any way I can to help her achieve her goals.
I have... about six to seven Shenna Carby pieces.
My favourite piece is... OMG! This is a hard one, I love all my pieces….hmm, it’s a toss-up between what I’m wearing for the shoot and a figure-hugging three-quarter sleeve, high neck, low back dress… it’s hot!
Name: Ann-Marie Vaz
Occupation: Philanthropist I’m wearing... a teal and purple silk three-quarter sleeve peplum skirt suit with a jabot neckline.
My love affair with Shenna Carby began... in November 2011. I was invited to the American Friends of Jamaica Gala in New York and took the opportunity to wear a local designer to promote my country and its talented designers.
I support the brand because... Shenna is a local designer who is on par with any international designer! Her pieces are impeccably tailored and classic in design. Plus, she is a warm and amazing lady to work with!
I have... quite a few pieces (smiles)
My favourite piece is... they are ALL my favourites as they embody all that I desire in my clothing.
Name: Simone Foote
Occupation: Marketing Manager British Caribbean Insurance Company
I’m wearing... a red cocktail dress specially designed for my company’s 50th anniversary party.
My love affair with Shenna Carby began in... September 2012. I was looking for a local designer to create a one-of-a-kind red (my favourite colour) dress for the anniversary party. I wanted something specific and unique and was directed to Shenna. Since then I have been hooked.
I support the brand because... Shenna is extremely creative, unique, and reliable. The quality of her work is also impeccable. I am able to describe what I want and she always hits the nail on the head. It constantly amazes me that she gets the vision that I have in my head and always surpasses my expectations. It also helps that I am always complemented when wearing a Shenna design. I am intrigued at how humble Shenna is with the great level of talent that she possesses and that’s one of the things that I love about her, she puts her client first.
I have... five pieces and growing from Shenna Carby.
My favourite is... this red dress. I love it! It is elegant and has so many dimensions to it.
Name: Kimm Daley
Occupation: Insurance Executive General Manager Claims & Operation and Attorney-at-law
I’m wearing... a tangerine off-the-shoulder floor-length evening dress?
My love affair with Shenna Carby began... October 2012.
I support the brand because... Shenna is extremely creative and talented.
I have... six dresses and five blouses from Shenna Carby.
My favourite is... a dress I have named “My Relaxed Irie Dress”; the colours — red, green and gold!
Name: Michele Dacres
Occupation: Business Co-ordinator Nestle Jamaica Ltd
I’m wearing... a light green Shenna Carby design.
My love for Shenna Carby began... Jan 2013.
I support the brand because... she is a great designer, pays attention to detail and caters to my fashion needs, which is chic and sophisticated.
I have... eight Shenna Carby pieces.
My favourite piece is... my coral jumper.
Shoot Location: Devon House Heritage Site 26 Hope Road, Kingston 10
Location Manager: Andre W Reid
Contact Shenna Carby at (876) 299-9816