Style Observer

AW14 Trends by MAC

Members of the MAC team enjoy a photo-call with the region's beauty and fashion editors. (PHOTOS COURTESY OF MAC)

The much-anticipated MAC Autumn/ Winter presentation took place on Wednesday, August 6, at the LMNT Gallery in Miami. With the enterprising Gisel Calvillo, MAC PRO senior artist in from Europe and armed with the latest runway looks, fashion and beauty editors from the Caribbean and South America wer ... Read More

Art by Rachael Barrett
Skirt by Nina Ricci.
Top from Peps boutique in Saint Tropez.
Shoes Manolo Blahnik Resort Collection
Silver cuff by Alexis Bittar
(PHOTOS: GARFIELD ROBINSON) Three Sixty Degrees By Rachael B
Art and brand consultant Rachael Barrett is getting ready to jet off again. Thankfully not before we ... Read More

Laucala Private Island, Fiji Luxe Hideaways
No better time, we reckon — with August almost over — to take a peek at where the globa ... Read More

We never did get around to renting a boat to sail around the island. Conquering my Evil Genie in Mykonos
Do places contain negative energies for some people? The last time I was in Mykonos, the mythical b ... Read More

SO at the BVLGARI, Milano

Sunday, August 31, 2014    

The 400 sqm private gardens of BVLGARI Hotel, Milan complete with a Dom Pérignon bar

September signals the start of a month of glorious travel ostensibly for fashion. Think: New York, London, Milan and Paris. Indeed, how to get there and where to stay is as important as copping front-row seats. We start this week in Milan, where we scored an exclusive interview with Uma Thurman courtesy of Campari. The hotel is as understated and, indeed, as glamorous as the actress. The luxe five-star property, which does not like to disclose names because of the super-private nature of the re ... Read More

Spotted — Karrueche Tran

Sunday, August 31, 2014    

Tran, who was vacationing on The Rock last week and hosted Fiction Fantasy co-director Dave Annakie’s birthday, told SO: ‘I would want three kids at the most, depending on how things go, we’ll see.’ (PHOTOS: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

Karrueche Tran Fashion Designer, Model, Aspiring Actress, R&B star Chris Brown's Girlfriend Where? On vacay at Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel, Kingston 'Jamaica' Me Crazy. It's my first time here. I love the food and hot weather. I love ackee and salt fish, which I grew up eating. Yesterday, I had beef patties and coco bread which were really good. We are going on a yacht to Maiden Cay today, and I'm really excited. On boyfriend Chris Brown's recent Twitter post that he's ready to start a ... Read More

My Kingston - Christopher Hutchinson

Sunday, August 31, 2014    


Christopher Hutchinson Film and Theatre Actor, Lead in the Ring Di Alarm short film, Parish Bull What are your earliest memories of Kingston? My earliest memory of Kingston is being downtown in the market with my mom and she told me to hold on to her 'frock tail' so I would not get lost in the crowd. What is the most memorable meal you have enjoyed in Kingston? A meal would not cut it for me. It was a cake because I am a sugar junkie! I was living in Woodford Park with my grandmother, who ... Read More

Cocktails With - Racquel Jones and Patasha McLean

Sunday, August 31, 2014    

Racquel Jones and Patasha McLean

Racquel Jones and Patasha McLean light up the screen in the recently released Ring Di Alarm film anthology; McLean as a small-time drug dealing do-gooder in director Nile Saulter's Coast, Jones as a scorned wife out for vengeance in auteur Storm Saulter's Watching Him Kissing Her based on her original poem. Suitably impressed by their debut acting turns, we meet the starlets — who have a shared history as students at the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts and contestan ... Read More

Gardening - August 31

Sunday, August 31, 2014    

Nobile Dendrobium

Dear Orchid Doc: The roots of my shade Vandas are extremely long. Can I. trim them? — Dimples Dear Dimples, If the roots of your shade Vanda are extremely long, try to trim just the older dead ends instead of cutting off the healthier rots. Most people I have come across prefer the plant for its ability to grow long roots. Simply hang it a little higher. Dear Orchid Doc: Please explain the two names on my orchid plant. There is a multiplication sign between the names. What exactly d ... Read More



Is Jamaica better off today than 3 years ago?

View Results »


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon