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“Where fashion and music meet on the runway…”

I had the opportunity to attend BIMHAUS (pronounced Bim House) on May 6th, 2017 and to share the event and experience with my lovely readers! The venue was the beautiful Port St. Charles Yacht Club, facing the white sandy beaches of the north-west coast of Barbados.

The venue’s ambiance was undeniable and there was enough time before the start of the show for drinks, shopping around the adorable displays and mingling. It was so refreshing to be around so many creative minds and welcoming faces. Cocktails were served upon entrance but I opted for a small glass of Prosecco, which definitely amped up the vibe emanating from music by DJ D. Luxe (founder and curator of the event).

Seafrina
Island Bags
Something Samarah
Something Samarah

The host gently commanded the attention of the crowd and everyone took their seats or found a perfect vantage point to watch and snap photos as the beautiful models of every shade graced the “runway” in the golden evening sunlight.

Photo by @shalainajoy
Photo by @shalainajoy
Photo by @shalainajoy
Photo by @shalainajoy
Photo by @shalainajoy
Photo by @shalainajoy

I absolutely love these two-toned sunglasses from luxury eyewear brand Peoples from Barbados, designed in France – trés chic! I must also note that not even a single one of the designers or boutiques were a disappointment and the styling was perfectly suited to each model! In a short intermission, patrons had the chance to strut their stuff to the crowd’s praise. My friends encouraged me to get up there myself but shyness got the best of me and I was having enough fun cheering on the likes of Reco Moore, my rootsy print twin for the evening!

Photo by @shalainajoy
Photo by @shalainajoy
Photo by @shalainajoy

The models effortlessly displayed the pieces and the combined mix of music and design was captivating, I could not help but dance along to all of my favourite songs and hear and share comments about the exhibit. Performances by Mahalia and Teff continued to keep the runway lively and bring bright smiles to attendees, accompanying the  “wows” from the crowd.

Photo by @shalainajoy
Photo by @shalainajoy

Of course I had to step into the spotlight for a few minutes! I wore a design by Kesia Estwick in this amazing African/Rastafari print and a DIY handmade seed bead wire necklace in similar colours.

I’d like to express my gratitude to the founder of the event for extending an invitation and to Shalaina Joy (who can be contacted at shalainajoy@gmail.com) for assisting me in capturing the essence of the evening! Thank you for reading and feel free to leave a comment or contact me at thdrhinds@gmail.com for enquiries!

A beautiful Wednesday morning, birds shattering and the sun blazing brightly. And I can’t find anything to wear.
I’ve experienced this way too many times and addressed it the same way I always do, by “borrowing” something from one of my little brother’s closets. I found a simple white fishnet vest (similar here) and grabbed a pair of scissors to transform it into a crop top that I paired with a simple strapless black bra.

I wanted to emphasize the “ripped” look of the fishnet mesh so I cut a strip from the bottom of the vest and tied it around my neck comfortably as a quick DIY choker that perfectly matched my top!
I’m also wearing a white ToyWatch (available on Amazon here) and one of my handmade waist beads (available here).


I met up with photographer and friend Alex Alleyne to take some nice shots in Bridgetown, chill a little and grab a coffee and cookie from one of my regular stops Italia Coffee House.

Thank you so much for reading, let me know if you try a similar DIY choker! All photos are by Alex Alleyne who can be contacted at alex.alleyne23@gmail.com.

 

Carib Chic is a blog and Youtube channel by 23 year old model and beauty influencer Zoe Allamby. Her videos and style posts have always been an inspiration to me so I was super excited to meet her! Unfortunately, I got there a bit late so I didn’t participate in the festivities (games and giveaways) but the atmosphere was lovely and it was great to see so many young girls with interest natural hair and beauty as well as other aspiring youtubers and bloggers. A huge thank you to Zoe for hosting such a lovely meet and greet and being so open and friendly!

Outfit:
Nude Bralette
Navy and Peach Floral Shorts (Beyond Surf, Bridgetown)
Strappy Nude Zip-Up Heels

Accessories:
Gold Filled Twist Chain Bracelet
Belted Gold Choker (11th Street Boutique)
Geometric Triangle Necklace
Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Slim Saffiano Leather Wallet in “Oyster”

Thank you so much for reading! Photos are by Shane Leacock, Kamilah Ellis and my iPhone 6.

Today’s OOTD was not planned (as usual). I’m wearing a black cami from Forever 21, an animal print skirt from H&M, Batman socks that I borrowed from a friend and black platform boots from a store in Bridgetown.

 

 

 

I’m also wearing a blue crystal pendant.

 

My bag is from American Eagle. It’s one of my favourites because even though it looks small, it carries a lot (like these onions I purchased from this local vendor or my laptop).
Thank you for reading and feel free to leave a comment letting me know what you think! All photos taken with an iPhone 6.

 

Hello lovelies, I know it’s been a while since I’ve done an OOTD post so I grabbed my iPhone 6, a capable photographer and snapped a few shots of what I wore today.

I’m wearing an oversized, sheer red top that is long enough to hide my denim shorts.
My shoes are plain brown Oxfords that I decided to wear with a pair of chunky socks. I don’t usually wear them with socks but I imagined they would look too plain without them in this case.
My necklace is from Forever21 and my nails are painted in Milani’s “Mint Candy”
Thanks for reading! Like what you see? Find more of my OOTD posts here. All Photos were taken using an iPhone 6.
Have you ever had something you really wanted to express but tattooing it to your forehead seemed a bit irrational? Well Button Babe Bim has fun and quirky buttons which can do just that! It’s a great way to promote your views, express your beliefs or proclaim your fandoms!
My custom-ordered “Island MYST” button alongside a Barbados flag button pinned to my Le Pliage Hobo bag.

Cassie at Button Babe Bim was awesome enough to choose me to help promote her buttons, which meant I got to select two for myself! I e-mailed her and placed an order for custom-made “Island MYST” and “SuperWhoLock” buttons because those are two things I feel very strongly toward.

My other buttons.

I bought three other buttons, featuring Peter Capaldi of Doctor Who, the phrase “Feminism is for Everyone”, a Barbados flag! She even threw in a “Button Babe Bim” pin! I urge you to check them out on Facebook. The buttons are also extremely affordable – BBD$3.50 for one and BBD$10 for three!

 

I’m wearing NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream in “Copenhagen” brushed on very lightly so the colour isn’t too harsh. This has easily become one of my favourite lip colours.

Also, you might notice that my ears are now stretched to a 6g. I went to Terry at WSalons at The Bridge Street Mall – definitely the place to go for body modification in Barbados. They’re very professional and friendly. It was moderately painful because they had to be stretched to a 4g to fit the flared ends of the jewelry I’m wearing but nothing too unbearable.

Thank you for reading and if you have any questions about Button Babe Bim (or anything actually) feel free to send me a Facebook message or DM me on Twitter!

Hello readers! After months of chit-chatting, I finally got together with Sean Parris of Deck’d Out Apparel to bring this post to you.

Two years ago Deck’d Out Apparel was created with the goal of flooding the Barbadian urban and street wear market with uncommon but simple brands, clothing, and accessories. Presently, no one in Barbados or anywhere else in the Caribbean, for that matter, is catering to the increasing demand for street wear clothing, and it is with this in mind that we intend to provide quality products and service through the website. With big dreams and minimum funds, the Deck’d Out Apparel team started carrying a limited stock list of items. Patience, timing and support from followers, helped the online store grow to what it has become today. The journey to this point has not been easy, and it is far from over. Through continued hard work and determination, we will push through and continue to grow and provide a one-stop shop for buyers all through the region.

I’m wearing a classic fit “Classic Liberty Tee” by Akomplice Clothing with the sleeves cuffed and shorts with spiked studs down the sides from Forever21 which are both available for reasonable prices at Deck’d Out Apparel.

My hair is done in simple single braids and I’m wearing a red paisley bandana to add a “rough” touch to the look. My boots are thrifted and have been seen before in this post.

My makeup was done by Ormya Makeup who has installed false individual lashes for me flawlessly for a previous occasion and once again did not disappoint.

Make sure you  check out Deck’d Out Apparel on Facebook!

Thank you for reading.

Shirt: Thrifted | Bralette: Fruit of the Loom | Overalls: Thrifted | Shoes: Topshop | Necklace: Monet

Hello lovelies! This OOTD is just a really quick one, there’s nothing much to say about it. Today’s outfit was literally thrown together from bits and pieces in five minutes. It’s nothing special but I love the way it came together. The photos were taken by my friend (thank you, Chelsie). I’ll be featuring the photos I took today of her as well, you can find them here.

Please feel free to leave a comment, I love reading what you guys have to say!

A rainy day? On a Caribbean island? Yeah, it’s as rare as it sounds. That’s why I had to take the opportunity to try out an autumn/fall outfit.

 

Lipstick: “Rebel” by MAC

 

 

Beanie: H&M | Top: Zara | Skirt: H&M | Boots: Thrifted | Jacket: kidrobot

I woke up to that gentle pitter patter of raindrops on the rooftop above me, the scent of dampened soil and the embrace of my comforter. Do I really want to leave bed today? In Barbados, we tend not to do much when it rains. The traffic is slower, people don’t turn up to class and everything is very drab. Then a thought sparked inside of me and I remembered the long-sleeved Zara shirt I’ve been dying to wear since I got it. An hour later, this outfit was born. Before leaving, my mother insisted I grabbed a jacket so I grabbed this one that belongs to my boyfriend. It kept me warm and looked nice wrapped around my waist.  Also. if it wasn’t obvious, I changed my hair colour again. I loved being blonde but I got bored of it and switched to venomous purple locks. Let’s see how long this lasts!

Please feel free to leave a comment below letting me know what you think of rain, my outfit, my hair – anything! Thanks for reading!

I changed my hair! It’s now blonde and I’m having a lot of fun experimenting with it. Feel free to let me know what you think.

 

Top: Forever21 | Shorts: Bongo | Shoes: Topshop

 

Headband: NU 2 U Vintage Boutique

 

Leg Chain: Jazz Apple

 

Backpack: American Eagle

This outfit is something simple I put together for a day of shopping with my friend (who doubles as a photographer now). The top is a size medium and therefore fit me quite loosely but I think this actually contributed to the vintage feel of the outfit. Walking through Bridgetown, I was stopped by a lady who told me she liked my “halo” and this inspired the title of this OOTD. These “Aladin Gladiator Strap Boots” have quickly become my favourite shoe and I wish I had purchased them in black as well. My backpack is also my favourite bag, small enough to be “cute” but large enough to hold everything I need for a shopping day, to go to the beach or when I (rarely) go to the gym. That’s it for today’s OOTD and I hope you stay tuned because Island MYST has a lot coming your way.

Also, you can check out my blog’s Facebook page, “Island MYST” for frequent product reviews and giveaways!