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Spotted — Keith Carlos

Carlos (centre) biting into his coco bread and Tastee patty
with Smallville actor Sam Jones III (left) and RuJohn
Foundation CEO Andrew Bachelor during a trip to Tastee’s
Montego Bay outlet.
Carlos in a fashion editorial titled ‘The Man’ for the January/February
2015 issue of Elléments Magazine.

Model/actor America's Next Top Model Cycle 21 winner Former New York Giants Wide Receiver Spotted at: RuJohn Foundation Awards Banquet at Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel and Suites First take... It's my first time visiting Jamaica and it's been amazing. I always wanted to come back here because ... Read More

Jennifer Hudson will make her long-awaited Jamaican debut in Montego Bay, Jamaica for
Reggae Sumfest. Hudson will be the headline artiste on Saturday, July 18. International Night 2 A Spotlight Encounter
Strange how one of my best experiences as a journalist at the Lifestyle Desk of the Jamaica Observer ... Read More

Copeland — the first African-American
woman to perform the lead role of Swan
Lake's Odette/Odile in the American
Ballet Theatre's 75-year history — and
her co-principal Alexandre Hammoudi in
a promotional photo for the Theatre's
Australia tour in 2014. On Pointe
"I had moments of doubting myself, and wanting to quit because I didn't know that there would be a f ... Read More

Gross — back on The
Rock for a fourth time
last month as an
acting camp volunteer
at the RuJohn
Foundation — said
hello to our photog at
the Foundation’s
Awards Banquet at
Lance Gross, Film and Television Actor Hollywood came to The Rock last week with recognisable face ... Read More

'Glamour'-ous Life

Sunday, July 05, 2015    

Robinson for Freya lingerie in Glamour magazine, lensed by French Photographer Bruno Barbazan

Pulse International model Nell Robinson has it all — a jet-set life, the perfect lingerie body, impressive credentials (she was part of Eileen Ford's famed stable following in the footsteps of Kimberly Mais, Justine Willoughby and Angela Neil), has appeared in Italian GQ, scored the cover of Arena, heated up the pages of American Cosmopolitan and Allure magazines and fronted campaigns for lingerie brands Gossard, Agent Provocateur and Per Una. Her own swimsuit line, aptly labelled BANG!, ... Read More

My Kingston — Kevin Richards

Sunday, July 05, 2015    

Kevin Richards

What are your earliest memories of Kingston? I am a proud 'country boy' from Clarendon. I can recall coming to Kingston around age 9 or 10 for the Independence Grand Gala celebration. Festival time was one of my favourite times of the year. It's a reminder of why I love our culture but sadly, we don't celebrate it enough. What's the most memorable meal that you have enjoyed in Kingston? I wouldn't say I am a big foodie, but the oxtail pasta from Guilt is superb. What would you do if you were ... Read More

Cocktails With — Tami Williams

Sunday, July 05, 2015    

Tami Williams

While in attendance at SAINT International CEO Deiwght Peters's birthday garden party on Tuesday evening at the Jamaica Pegasus, we eye model Tami Williams — unsurprisingly at the centre of attention -- towering over a section of the mingling crowd. The poised 6-footer, who is steadily becoming a casting star for the global fashion industry's top houses and an editorial darling for the most iconic of glossies, holds her own in the hot-off-the-press Fall/Winter 2015 print campaign for Milan ... Read More

The 'Low' Down

Sunday, July 05, 2015    

DJ Shane ‘Firestarter’ Graham at the turntable.
dancehall artiste
Tiffanie Malvo
was rocker chic
in ripped jeans
and a sheer
tank top.
Stylist Sashon
Burton, who
coordinated the
wardrobe looks for
the Take It Low
music video, was
typically trendy.

It was a full house on the rooftop CRU Bar + Kitchen Thursday night for the Scorpio 21-directed music video premiere of Grammy-winning dancehall artiste Sean Paul's hot new track Take It Low. Socialites, dancehall music stars, industry insiders, and the city's young and fabulous set were out for a headstart on the weekend, jamming to the turntable selections of DJ Shane 'Firestarter' Graham in-between sips of complimentary Dewar's Scotch whisky. Paul's Take It Low features the Full Speed Riddi ... Read More

Gardening — July 5

Sunday, July 05, 2015    

Phipps Vanda Orchid

Dear Orchid Doc: I need help with my orchids, as the sun is turning them yellow. Can I put some greenhouse material over them until this heat has passed? — J Hop Dear J Hop: If you cover your orchids with mesh you'll be confronted with yet another issue when the cooler months arrive — they will become accustomed to too much shade. What I have done in the past is to get a few palm trees and spread it over them, just enough to take off a little of the direct sun. Also, please use a ... Read More

Aisha Hinds Film/Television Actress

Sunday, July 05, 2015    

Hinds on the red
carpet at the CBS,
the CW and
Showtime Television
Critics Association
Party in Los
Angeles, July 2013.
Making the cover of the
August/September 2011 issue of Heart
& Soul.

Spotted at: RuJohn Foundation Awards Banquet at Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel and Suites Magnet attraction. It's not my first time to Jamaica. I have visited Kingston several times and I have been to Montego Bay once before, but it's my first time serving with the RuJohn Foundation. The RuJohn connection A good friend of mine who I went to college with is originally from Jamaica. She and her husband had served on the RuJohn Foundation in the past and she reached out to me when I visited la ... Read More

Doyley's  Sainthood

Sunday, June 28, 2015    

Saint International CEO Deiwght Peters (left) and JOL
Senior Associate Editor Novia McDonald-Whyte
share the historic front-page placement
of Calvin Klein runway model
André Doyley, and Brandon
Bailey for Prada.
Doyley lensed by famed photog Kevin Tachman.

SO sits down with Saint International/Y NOT model Andre Doyley, who stepped into the annals of fashion history Sunday last when he walked the runway exclusively for Calvin Klein in Milan, Italy. If we're picking our jaws up off the floor, feel no way, Saint CEO Deiwght Peters is still pinching himself. "To be able to sit in Jamaica and book a model for one of the world's most important fashion brands is a career high point," he assured. It's no idle boast! For 22-year-old, 6' 1" Doyley it's t ... Read More

When Stars Align

Sunday, June 28, 2015    

How does one stage a social comeback after a one-year hiatus? Put a twist on the game of kings, and bring aboard a financial powerhouse with an impressive clientele on speed dial, of course! This proved the solution for our friends at Scotia Private Client Group when they saw it fit to join forces with global fabulista and Polo & More Editor-In-Chief Karen Kranenburg for her Polo Under The Stars series, two Saturdays ago. The Group's Jamaica Open Polo Championship 2015, having just held co ... Read More

Cocktail with — Nisha Potoposingh

Sunday, June 28, 2015    

Nisha Potoposingh

Nisha Potoposingh is almost finished with her medical internship at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona. Hitting pause from the grind of the in-hospital learning curve, the confident and curly-tressed young doc is squeezing in a lunch date with her mum Ruth -- associate vice-president, sustainable energy, University of Techology -- at the recent Kiwanis Club of New Kingston's 25th anniversary luncheon at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Over sips of prosecco, she shares thoughts on where ... Read More

My Kingston — Major Basil H Jarrett

Sunday, June 28, 2015    

Major Basil H Jarrett

Civil Military Cooperation and Media Affairs Officer Jamaica Defence Force & President of the  Jamaica College Old Boys' Association What are your earliest memories of Kingston? My earliest memory of Kingston was not a good one. I was born and raised in St Elizabeth and when my parents moved to Kingston when I was about four years old, I was frightened by this big, loud, crowded place. I bawled for days having not once seen a cow or a goat or anything vaguely familiar to me since my d ... Read More



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