Category Archives: Sand&StreetStyle

Karibbean Kollective Curations

Apart from a good pair of shoes, handbags are the Caribbean woman’s favourite way to accessorize an outfit. From totes to clutches to mini-bags and weekenders there is nothing like the skill, craftsmanship and attention to detail that Caribbean Handbag designers pour into each piece that they create. Here are five Caribbean Owned hand-bag brands that you should shop now.

JoVew By Makisa- Trinidad & Tobago

Photo courtesy: JoVew by MAKISA | To shop the collection, visit: www.jovewbymakisa.com/
Photo courtesy: JoVew by MAKISA | To shop the collection, visit: http://www.jovewbymakisa.com/

Known for her love for florals and pastels, designer Makisa Lewis was born and raised in the Caribbean island of Trinidad. She graduated from the Caribbean Academy of Fashion and Design with her BFA in Fashion Design in 2012. After graduating she worked as an assistant designer in a fashion clothing company for a couple years, then launched her accessory brand, JoVew by MAKISA in 2014.

Twig & Pearl- Belize

Twig & Pearl is a fashion and lifestyle brand, partnering with artisans and nature to offer beautiful, curated collections of high-quality handcrafted fashion and lifestyle products that are made from a minimum of 75% natural materials (Leather, wood, cotton, silk, hemp, stone, etc). We believe that the best way to leave behind a healthy environmental and social footprint is to create products that are thoughtfully designed, well made from high-quality sustainable materials, and are carefully manufactured in small batches by people who genuinely love and believe in the product they are creating.

Drevait Handbag- Trinidad & Tobago

•Photo courtesy: Drevait Handbags| To shop the collection, visit: www.facebook.com/drevaitofficial
•Photo courtesy: Drevait Handbags| To shop the collection, visit: http://www.facebook.com/drevaitofficial

Drevait is a locally-crafted handbag brand that designs limited, one-of-a-kind, and made-to-order pieces, which offer a refreshing take on the Caribbean aesthetic. As the name describes, Drevait caters to the woman who is always on-the-go, with only one mission in mind: To experience life.

Pascale Theard- Haiti

•Photo courtesy: Pascale Theard| To shop the collection, visit: www.pascaletheardcreations.com
•Photo courtesy: Pascale Theard| To shop the collection, visit: http://www.pascaletheardcreations.com

High quality craftsmanship leather accessories. Hand-made in Haiti

Ikesha Art- St. Vincent & the Grenadines

•Photo courtesy: Ikesha Art| To shop the collection, visit: www.instagram.com/ikeshaart/
•Photo courtesy: Ikesha Art| To shop the collection, visit: http://www.instagram.com/ikeshaart/

Handcrafted bags made in St. Vincent & The Grenadines.

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Sand & Street Style: Trinidad Carnival 2016

TRINIDAD CARNIVAL 2016Photos courtesy of Trinidad Carnival Diary.

Trinidad’s Carnival started in the 1800s as masquerade balls held outdoors, which had elements of European, African and Indian cultures fused together. Today, Trinidad’s Carnival is an entire SEASON of events that begin immediately after Christmas and end right before Lent (on Ash Wednesday). On Carnival Monday and Carnival Tuesday, the city of Port of Spain comes alive with an EXPLOSION of ENERGY, VIBRANT COLORS and huge trucks playing the latest and greatest SOCA, CALYPSO and STEELPAN music! Visitors and Trinbagoians alike are all enjoying themselves, smiling from ear to ear, dancing and “Freeing up” in the SPIRIT of Carnival!

Trinidad is the MOTHER of ALL carnivals! You haven’t LIVED until you’ve experienced “THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH!”

Source: www.carnival-concierge.com

Rihanna -Barbados CropOver Celebration

Rihanna partied with friends, including Jennifer Rosales, at the Barbados Crop Over celebration.
 

#heauxm

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my hitta. @jennnrosales A photo posted by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on Aug 3, 2015 at 8:59pm PDT

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#cropover2015 #barbados

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