Locale brand ambassador Alyshia Powell (second right) joined the ladies of Locale (from left) Kerry-Ann Clarke, Aiesha Panton, and Dr Dainia Baugh. (PHOTO: TIFFANY LUE YEN)
On Thursday, just as the last bit of daylight faded under a rain-soaked New Kingston sky, Locale opened its doors on 4 Holborn Road to the Rock's fabulocracy for early access to collections from NYFW.
For this year's shopping playground MoDA's leading ladies, Kerry-Ann Clarke and Aiesha Panton, tapped international designers Korto Momolu, Kimon Baptiste-St Rose, Cesar Galindo and Carlton Jones to showcase their latest looks alongside a finely curated list of local designers and artisans. The designers also mingled with guests as they will do November 17-19 at MoDA Market.
Caribbean Producers Jamaica partnered again with the stylish boutique to introduce both its new line of Fantinel Tenuta Sant'Helena wines and the winery's dapper CEO Marco Fantinel.
The evening also featured an intimate acoustic set from sultry crooner Sarah Couch. Further sonic serenades came via DJ RenÃ©e "Iren Siren" Mahrun, who will also be spinning on the ones and twos at the venue throughout MoDA Market.
Gabby Glam MUA Gabrielle Waite handled make-up duties for MoDA collections (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Asafa Powell pulled from his wardrobe whilst his wife, Locale brand ambassador, opted for a stunning two-piece ensemble from Korto Momulo.Alysia Miller-Powell's Hair courtesy of Latoya Ann Reid. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Cin Cin! (From left) Tom Tyler CPJ Chair, Jamaica; Tiffany Tyler, principal, Swizzbeads; Marco Fantinel, Italian winemaker and president of the Fantinel Group; and MoDA guest Anna Modolo (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Dr Dainia Baugh (left), founder DB Glow; her husband Dr Ernest Madu, nuclear cardiologist and founder, Chairman and CEO Heart Institute of the Caribbean; and fitness consultant Rose Tavares Finson (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Checking out the Janel Jolly resortwear collection were Shakira Walton (left) founder, Step by Step pre-school, and Shani McGraham-Shirley, CEO, Yahsuh Fitness Ltd. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
MoDA fave Korto Momulo (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Michel Malatino, CEO, Rubis Energy, and his wife Gaby Malatino (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
MoDA founder Kerry-Ann Clarke (fourth left) enjoyed a curtain call with (from left) Locale Brand Ambassador Alysia Miller-Powell, guest model Dianne O'Brien; designer Korto Momolu, model Alicia Sewell; fashion designer Cesar Galindo, stylist Bruce Brown, designer Carlton Jones, and model Maya Wilkinson (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Designer Carlton Jones and model Maya Wilkinson (PHOTO: TIFFANYLUEYEN)
Cesar Galindo model Alicia Sewell brought this design to life! (PHOTO: TIFFANYLUEYEN)
MoDA model Dianne Brown for Korto MomuloMake-up: Gabby GlamHair: Latoya Ann Reid (PHOTO: TIFFANYLUEYEN)