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