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Bridgetown Barbados Fashion Week 2014

Femme Fatale


Femme Fatale is a collaboration between photographer Amleya Clarke, make-up artist Alpheus Lythcott and photographer Shawn Fields. It is a Barbadian fashion and beauty photo series much like an amalgamation of a lookbook, fashion zine and portfolio. We’re proud to feature young, local, talented and up-and-coming designers and diverse models who all share our passion for style, creativity and celebrating the beauty of our Caribbean women through our work.

Femme Fatale is about the beauty, strength, mystique and character of Caribbean women. These photo editorials include story-driven narratives such as Search for Paradise and Points Beyond; creative concepts such as the Fierceronette, and modern and classic takes such as in Into the Light and Soirees D’ete. We also have a special spread with Ebony Kellman of Make-up Doll Cosmetics, a local make-up line whose products have been used in some of the shoots.

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25 Things You Don’t Have To Justify To Anyone

We Can’t Get Lost Anymore


Thought Catalog

We can’t jump off bridges anymore because our iPhones will get ruined. We can’t take skinny dips in the ocean, because there’s no service on the beach and adventures aren’t real unless they’re on Instagram. Technology has doomed the spontaneity of adventure and we’re helping destroy it every time we Google, check-in, and hashtag.

My best friend and I once got lost in Connecticut. We were juniors in high school, it was 2004, and we were lost in the state we’d grown up in together. We kept driving, hopeless and amused, using the signs on the road and our spotty intuition as our guides. We sang songs in the car as our cell phones, incapable of no more than a phone call, sat like bricks in our pockets. There wasn’t a map of the world conveniently in the palm of our hands, no app to see how many people had…

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Weekly Wisdom I


Don’t let your environment limit you

-Steve Fung

 

No matter what your circumstances or what you’re going through, if you have a dream or any kind of goal you want to achieve, keep fighting on and success will come.

Update!


NEW Features!

Weekly Wisdom

I would like to introduce you to new feature of my blog called ‘Weekly Wisdom’ where I will bring you teachable and  inspirational moments, quotes and other tidbits.

TEDxYouth@Bridgetown – Wisdom Shared

I promised to bring you coverage from TEDxYouth@Bridgetown so I will be sharing with you a bit of the wit, wisdom and warmth which I gained from the various TEDsters in the new segment.

(and yes Hi! I’m back again! Sorry to have disappeared again – but hey life of a University student can be quite overwhelming and hectic)

Recommendations:

Book Corner

You can check out what I’m currently reading via my Goodreads Shelf (there’s a widget on right of this post) or even keep track of and join my 2013 reading challenge. My current goal is 35 books. I will also be review and recommending at least one book a month for you to read and hopefully enjoy as I have.

Music Corner

Musical Artist or Musician of the Month, Album reviews. New artist spotlight, anything goes over here once it’s music related.

Stay tuned! Anything else can happen! Feel free to leave a comment or suggestion anytime.

 

Introducing: FRESH MILK


What is FRESH MILK?

The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc. is a Caribbean non-profit, artist-led, inter-disciplinary organization that supports creatives and promotes wise social, economic, and environmental stewardship through creative engagement with society and by cultivating excellence in the arts.

Critical. Creative. Fresh.

Chase your dreams. Believe in them


 

The Summer Olympics and Paralympics! How can we forget that glorious spectacle, the culmination of years of training, sweat, tears and sacrifice for thousands of athletes, families, trainers, coaches and many others.

 

All of the athletes were gold medal hopefuls intending to compete their hardest and do their best for personal and national glory. That was their rainbow.

 

Some say chasing rainbows is a hopeless pursuit that can never be fulfilled. But I like to believe that for some even chasing rainbows is enough. What your personal rainbow is and why you are chasing it is important to you. Sadly, I find some people are not willing to respect that.

 

Too often, others are overly negative and harshly critical because they can’t see your goal; they can’t believe in your journey towards a personal rainbow’s end. There might even be those who support us in the beginning but tire of our journey and falter or drop out along the way. Many of us might even have been forced to go on our own from the start.

 

At the end of the day, I think we’re all just chasing rainbows; searching for that bit of happiness, magic and colour that makes life seem worthwhile. I think we’re all just waiting out the storm hoping that after the showers and hardships, we will be greeted with that bit of brilliance.

 

Some of us may hide from the storms, afraid of the thunder and lightning. Personally, I love storms. I love the rumble of the sky drums in concert and the flashes of “God’s X-ray” passing through us all. I love the feel of rain and wind sweeping me. But storms can’t last forever no matter the damage they cause or how big they are. Survival of a storm means lessons should have been learnt, knowledge and wisdom should have been gained and what has been proven to be weak should be strengthened and improved.

 

I ask you, what is your current storm? What is making life difficult for you? Can you change it? If you can’t change your circumstances, can you change yourself in such a way that you can live more easily in your circumstances?

 

What is your current rainbow? What are your dreams and why are you pursuing them? What is your hope for the future? Do you believe in your rainbow enough to get through the storms? Can you believe in it?

 

Chase your dreams. Believe in them. Find your happiness.

 

At the end of the day, we’re all just chasing rainbows.

 

The Official 1st Anniversary Post!


It just came to my attention that this blog has just passed the one year of existence mark! Interestingly enough the 1st post came on September 19th 2011 and the last post (before this) also came on September 19th (2012)!

Of course there was a long break in between there but…  the milestone is still worth celebrating.

I thank all of you who have taken the time to read my posts and hope you have learned, been inspired or benefited in some way from them. I also would like to thank those of you who have followed the blog.

Now on to the future!

Here’s what to look forward to:

  • Reviews and recommendations
  • Interviews and artist features
  • A dancing Unicorn
  • Expanded and improved content base

Happy Autumn (or Spring if you’re in southern hemisphere)!

 

D. A. Boxill
Dream | Aspire | Believe

 

(P.S.  I was joking about the Unicorn dancing, it’ll probably be too drunk and might be singing)

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