A kiss from the Tribe

Sometimes I think some people really underestimate what true talent I have but I must continue to push on. I will overcome. I know I can

-Chaconia Andrelle 

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Photographer: Karl Branch

MUA: Colour Coded
Stylist: Arlette Williams
Hair: Gigi Ma’at from Capello salon
Chunky jewelry by Gregory Paul
Eyelashes done by Renika Griffith
Eyebrows done by Makeba Grazette

Have a wonderful Sunday ^_^

The New Blessings from a Dream

Allow your dreams a place in your prayers and plans. God- given dreams can help you move into the future He is preparing for you.

Always stay connected to people and seek out things that bring you joy. Dream with abandon. Pray confidently.

– Barbara Johnson

Welcome!!!!

2013…A new year that welcomes blessings, a fresh outlook, a new focus and beginning which is reflected on my new face. This extends the love I have for the persons I have worked with in the past and look forward enthusiastically to, this year.

As I continue to strive for the greatest success, my journey continues to highlight the passionate, talented and outstanding minds of our young entrepreneurs of Barbados.They have the greatest desires for this industry whether its photography, make-up artistry, designing, craftsmanship, the ability to open a store to show case their tastes in fashion,or  that drive to make an idea a reality.

I look forward to taking my audience on an exciting journey that will be expressed each month of the year.

I abandon any past doubts, or fears that have clouded my vision while striving to promote excellence.  I will be positive and express my deepest thoughts. An expression of my positive and deepest thoughts goes firmly in sync with the dream no one can predict and only can be written by me. I recognize that I am blessed with treasures that are cherished and embraced at every moment. My dreams are kept very close to my heart and I recognize the uniqueness of this gift.

I am indeed proud to introduce you to the lovely designs of Iman Estie by Brandi Estwick. Brandi is such an amazing vibrant soul. She has been another force of positivity and a blessing from God who has seen this dream before I have ever thought of it. The futuristic design of this black dress, highlights a sign of beauty, strength and determination. Even though Brandi was unaware of my concept for this shoot, somehow this piece meshed with the ambiance of my residence, and inspired me to be more creative.

This shoot was done in the lovely presence of my home. It is here that I am inspired to dream and produce these concepts which blends with the creativity of the featured artists who I collaborated with on this blog. My dearest friend, photographer, Michael Alexander, who has been very inspirational and supportive from the time the blog started, has worked again to create a story from a dream that started the year.

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My face was done by Deborah Ramdin, my friend and colleague. Deborah has a loving heart, calm, warm spirit and a talented hands which has created the look I present to you throughout this feature.

I would like to thank God for allowing me to dream, Dreams which have allowed me to create a concept for this photoshoot. I would like to thank my mother, with special mention of Auntie Paula and Kenny my mentors of hope and inspiration, along with my closest and dearest friends who have supported me from the time this blog was created. Every word of advice, guidance, love and prayers are deeply appreciated. For all those who made this shoot possible, I thank you.

A picture is worth more than a thousand words. I hope you like what you see and continue to support this journey we will take together.

Photographer: Michael Alexander

Make- up Artist: Deborah Ramdin

Designer: Iman Estie

Assistant stylist/runway coach: Arlette Williams

A dream fulfilled is a tree of life.

-Proverbs 13: 12

Relax Your Face and Smile

Smiling relaxes your face. You use less muscles than when frowning and communicate good feelings toward others and within yourself.

-Proverbs 15:13 & Nehemiah 2:2

Hello everyone,

My weeks were so hectic, studying for my midterm exams for University and trying to create new concepts to express to you.

This week I took a walk on  “the Board Walk” located along Hastings, Christ Church on the south coast of Barbados. I took a softer and more playful look. Actually, this shoot was so much fun. I got the opportunity to be more expressive, more relaxed and to play with my look.

The makeup was more subtle, and a little neutral but I am a girl of colour so my lips and nails made the statement.

I am a big fan of shoes, so I took a risk with my choice. My shoes were designer made, “Steve Madden”.

The dress was also designer made, from a collection called “Pink Lemonade”. I love Rotchelle’s creativity and her choice of colour to suit every style of dress. The clothing was very free to suit my mood, and it also turned some heads on “the Board Walk” as I walked along the way.

I really love the beach: the cool breeze, the waves breaking on the rocks, the sunset, everything so soothing to the soul. Barbados’ main “hot spots” is its beaches, very breathe-taking and beautiful. If you need a place to relax, to clear your thoughts or just to meet up with some close friends, the beach here in Barbados is the place to be.

I would like to thank everyone for making my look a true success.

Photography: Michael Alexander
Designer: Rotchelle Parris (Pink Lemonade)
Makeup: Gigi Ma’at
Creative Director: Chaconia Andrelle & Dre DeCarlo
Hair Stylist: Phillipe Taylor & Anita’s Hair Care
Nails done by EnVogue
 

So remember, be free, relax your face, be confident and keep smiling. 🙂