Style Observer


Sunday, July, 15 2018    

What to do when it's so hot it feels like you're walking through walls of soup?Take a dip! Read More

Bell & Whistles

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

There's something quite remarkable about Alessandra Bell. Beneath her humility lies a prudent businesswoman for whom the word “impossible” does not exist. This quiet confidence has been developed through a career that is studded with the shattering of ceilings and the... Read More

Summer Travel Bucket List:

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

New York is always a hot and haute summer travel destination, and with temperatures scaling up to 100 degrees last week, SO has a primer for the haute part of your next trip. FLY Read More

Emotional Baggage - Unpacking the psychology of fashion with Shakaila Forbes-Bell

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

On July 19, 2016, Shakaila Forbes-Bell made history by becoming the first black woman in the world to earn a master's in Fashion Psychology. The daughter of a Jamaican father and Trinidadian mother, Forbes-Bell has a deep interest in the intersection of where race and... Read More

The Favourite Travel Destinations of Four Local Executives

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

Travel broadens the mind and summer is a great time to explore, discover, and create experiences. Last week, SO asked 10 local executives, who attended the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce's 36th annual dinner and awards ceremony, about their favourite... Read More


Sunday, July, 8 2018    

On our radar this week is Saint International model Brandon Bailey in the June fashion editorial of Flaunt magazine. Read More

Alessandra Bell

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

“I'm not a designer; I've never claimed to be. But I do love fashion and I know what sells, “ declares the woman who defied the odds and landed her brand CocoNautical line at Topshop, Oxford Street, London. Alessandra Bell is a fashion entrepreneur with an online ecomm site... Read More

Cocktails With... Maxine Miller-Burkett

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

“Experience is everything” is the mantra that guides the daily operations of the Black Ink Marketing & Event Solutions Ltd staff, led by company CEO Maxine Miller-Burkett. Read More

Hello, Mama Africa! Yes?

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

In 2008 the late Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani “broke the Internet” and got tongues wagging by producing the fashion bible's first all-black issue. Despite her trailblazing, Milan has lagged behind in its... Read More

A Tale of Two Maroon Towns

BY SO CONTRIBUTOR DIANA O'GILVIE | Sunday, June, 24 2018    

My bare feet desperately grasped for balance as I crossed the Wag Water river. Knee deep, I gingerly waded and nearly toppled over twice. I was on Maroon land in Scott's Hall, St Mary. Read More

ALARA — Nigeria's answer to Barneys

By Vaughn GRAY | Sunday, June, 24 2018    

Here are some interesting facts about Africa: Senegal has been described as the “Paris of Africa”, Djibouti the “Singapore of Africa” and the Republic of Congo is determined to become Africa's next fashion capital. And who would have ... Read More

Salento aka “Little Jamaica”

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

Rome, Milan, Venice and Florence are great destinations for good food, great wine, amazing fashion and a general atmosphere of romance. All reasons that ensure Italy, like Jamaica, remains a country many want to visit! Now Salento, Italy's south-coastal secret treasure, is gaining... Read More

Almost Around the World in 120 DAYS

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

In one Ghanaian Pentecostal church on Easter Friday in the city of Takoradi, dapper men and women of all ages dressed in white jumped in praise of God while surrounded by hundreds of fellow worshippers in a tent. This reminded me of many of the Portmore tents of worship at home. In the... Read More

Hope Springs Eternal at Strawberry Hill

By Vaughn GRAY | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Four hundred music lovers and charity-minded folk made the trek up to Irish Town on Sunday, June 10, to attend Hope in the Hills — a benefit concert in support of the Hope Institute. Read More


Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Today, Father's Day, we salute all fathers, acknowledge the four featured in SO and applaud our beloved Papal Chaplin Msgr Gregory Ramkissoon and his 645 children. Ramkissoon wants neither glory nor celebrity, just health and God's grace so that Mustard Seed Communities can continue to... Read More




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