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Four years after they stopped traffic in Kingston's Financial District for their then magazine editorial shoot, the Island Child Style team is at it again. This time paying homage to the beauty of Kingston's historical Port Royal — the destination for this year's Island Child Style runway show slated for Saturday, December 3.

Twelve child models descended on the old town under the visual auspices of Master Photographer Dwayne Watkins, videographer Jhamaul Rattigan of Commercial Concepts, and the team from Island Child Style.

SO2 shares a sneak peek of what promises to be yet another spectacular runway show featuring some of the region's most notable designers.

The shoot was made possible courtesy of the Port Authority of Jamaica and the Tourism Enhancement Fund.

Island Child Style model Makena Willmot is resplendent in Caribbean Couture from fashion designer Kadian Nicely. (Dwayne A Watkins)
A Giddy House, Fort Charles photo-shoot starring Team Island Child Style (from left) Style Director Norma Williams; international runway coach Brandon Ferguson; and Executive Director Michelle Gordon; and 12 child models was quite apropos. (Dwayne A Watkins)
Leah-Marie Millwood and Owen Young III walked the boardwalk for designer King Blessed. (Dwayne A Watkins)
Twins Sol (left) and Luna Robinson, in designs by Pesche, deserve a double take. (Dwayne A Watkins)

Over in Qatar...

If you've seen the adidas 2022 World Cup ad, you might have noticed English footballer Jude Bellingham wearing a retro-style jacket. The standout piece is actually not an old adidas product but a new item released in 2022 in collaboration with British-Jamaican designer Grace Wales Bonner.

The Adidas x Wales Bonner football jacket is inspired by 1970s football apparel, though the featured colourway and design look like its coming from a time machine.

English footballer Jude Bellingham wears Wales Bonner for the adidas Fifa World Cup 2022 Family Reunion ad.
Designer Grace Wales Bonner (Angelo Pennetta / © ArtPartner)
So, who is the adidas football fam? Football players (from left) Son Heung-min, Jude Bellingham, Pedro "Pedri" González López, Lionel Messi, Karim Benzema, Achraf Hakimi, and Serge Gnabry. Oh, and there's British rapper Stormzy, too.


Online retailer Moda Operandi brought the style set back to the aughts for one night only, as they celebrated their Y2K-inspired holiday capsule collection: #ClubModa with a party at New York nightclub The Palace.

The exclusive party capsule features pieces from over 25 of the world's buzziest designers, including Jamaican-born Rachel Scott. Crystal-encrusted crochet designs from Scott's Diotima label join a line-up of sequinned minis from LaQuan Smith and Oscar de la Renta, feathered tops from Cult Gaia and 16Arlington, and fab accessories from Versace, Amina Muaddi, and more.

Scott, dressed in a black number from the collection, shared in the late-night revelry with fellow Rock-blooded sistren Dr Ashley James and model Krystle Wilson.

From left: Diotima designer Rachel Scott; model Krystle Wilson; and Rock-blooded Guggenheim Associate Curator Dr Ashley James were all dressed in pieces from Diotima as they celebrated the clothing line's inclusion in Moda Operandi Club Moda Holiday Collection..
Diotima Exclusive Queen Mini Dress In Sequin Net – bluewww.modaoperandi.com
Diotima Exclusive Campbell Dress — blackwww.modaoperandi.com


Canadian supermodel Coco Rocha brought 'big bow' energy to the WWD Honors Awards wearing Area, Alexis Bittar, Roger Vivier and an exclusive mini-chain Kendrick Trunk from our fave Rock-fab accessory designer Brandon Blackwood.

The event, hosted by Women's Wear Daily, took place late last month at Cipriani South Street, in New York.

OMG! Canadian supermodel Coco Rocha is totes adorbs in the Brandon Blackwood Mini Kendrick Chrome Leather Top Handle Bag!Jeanie Stehr Photography
[USE AS INSET]www.modaoperandi.com
Jamaican designer Brandon BlackwoodHsiang-Hsi Lu


Jamaican-Canadian model Winnie Harlow is out to prove she looks just as stylish off-duty as she does sashaying down the runway. Harlow, a public spokesperson on the skin condition vitiligo, turned heads in Dalood denim as she cheered on her NBA star beau Kyle Kuzma at the Washington Wizards home game against the Utah Jazz on November 12, 2022.

Harlow's basketball game photoshoots have become the norm, as it could be argued that her fuchsia ensemble worn at the Wizards' game against the Dallas Mavericks on November 10, almost stopped the clock. Her beau, Kuzma, scored 36 to lead the Wizards past the Mavericks 113-105. Harlow later joined the Wizard Dancers on court to celebrate.

Go Wizards!Jamie Bruce
Jamaican-Canadian supermodel Winnie Harlow scored major fashion points in Dalood denim.Jamie Bruce
Model Winnie Harlow stole the show in pink at the Washington Wizards vs Dallas Mavericks NBA game.Jamie Bruce


British-Jamaican actress and model Jodie Turner-Smith popped into Port Antonio, recently, taking over one of the town's most exclusive villas.

Turner-Smith and friends luxuriated at Geejam's Panorama, a sprawling ranch-style home touted as a dreamy, contemporary Eden with an epic past, which was once the vacation home of Audrey Hepburn. The mid-century marvel is set on a half-acre of naturally landscaped gardens, and boasts 360-degree views of the John Crow and Blue Mountain peaks, while displaying the Caribbean Sea in all its splendour.

Panorama Villa, Port Antoniowww.geejamhotel.com
A selfie with a fab private villa in the background is a celebrity must-do on every getaway!IG/@jodiesmith
Turner-Smith showed Geejam Hotel some love, posting her view on her Instagram stories and tagging the luxury hotel.IG/@jodiesmith

Meanwhile, over in New York...

The New York Times best-selling author and former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth's Theophilio LBD at De Beers' diamond-filled fete in NYC was everything! Welteroth and her hubby, Jonathan Singletary — who also donned a Theophilio design — joined New York's best and brightest on Wednesday, November 16, in a dazzling celebration of the fine jewellery brand's first global ambassador, Kenyan-Mexican Hollywood star Lupita Nyong'o, and the 'De Beers: Where It Begins' campaign in which she stars.

Elaine Welteroth rocked Theophilio to the 'De Beers: Where It Begins' Celebration in NYC. IG/@elainewelteroth
Elaine Welteroth (right) and her husband Jonathan Singletary rocked Looks 27 and 29 from the Theophilio SS23 collection as they joined Lupita Nyong'o for a photo-op.IG/@elainewelteroth


What happens when Jamaican-born, board-certified dermatologist Dr Rose Ingleton introduces supermodel Winnie Harlow to her Calming Hydration Booster on Instagram Live? An instant love affair! The two Jamaicans linked up recently to discuss how their culture inspired their skincare brands.

Harlow, a noted supermodel who has vitiligo — a disease that causes loss of skin colour in patches — developed her own beauty line, Cay Skin, after getting sunburned from an outdoor photoshoot in 2018. Her line of products which includes body oils, lip balms, and moisturisers with SPF was launched earlier this year.

Ingleton, who jetted into The Rock in February to share her wealth of knowledge at the Jamaica Observer Beauty Summit, launched Rose MD — a skincare line infused with a blend of fruit extracts native to Jamaica — in 2019.

Ingleton shared with SO2, "It was really fun to do. But mostly it was exciting to have two Jamaican women beauty founders sharing and celebrating each other." Cheers to that!

Model and Cay Skin founder Winnie Harlow and Rose Skin MD founder, dermatologist Dr Rose Ingleton went live to discuss their top-selling product lines that are both infused with juicy island-based ingredients..
This is what happens when two Jamaican beauty brand founders, Winnie Harlow (top) and Dr Rose Ingleton link up! photo

There's More...

The Rock's talent was on full display at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as Grammy Award-winning Jamaican artistes Sean Paul and Ziggy Marley performed their hits Temperature and Music is Everything, respectively. The parade — a three-hour spectacle which travels around Manhattan and ends outside the Macy's Herald Square flagship — returned to its usual pomp and circumstance after a few years of scaled-back events due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Mariah Carey, the unofficial Queen of Christmas, closed out the parade, performing her holiday anthem All I Want for Christmas Is You.

Sean Paul performed his 2005 hit Temperature for the NY crowd..
Ziggy Marley performed Music is Everything with his kids.photo

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