So from outfit posts and following along on my instagram (if you aren’t following then what are you waiting for) you will realize that I don’t just preach about buying Caribbean designers, I actually do go out and get my hands on pieces by Caribbean designers.
However, the process and the amount of hoops I’ve had to jump through to do this have made this a tedious task. Within the last year I have tried to support multiple Caribbean designers and at times it has seriously been an exercise in futility. I have reached out to designers and then Read More
Laura Narayansingh catches my eye for two reasons – the first, her architectural designs and the second, her Monday Wear designs. I’ve always said that I wanted to teach a studio class that combined different design fields. Laura does just that in her every day life. Without any further ado, here’s our virtual sit down with Trinidadian architecture, Monday wear, and now Every day wear designer – Laura.
You are an architect, what was the reason behind your career choice?
I’d always associated architecture with art. I’d been inclined to anything that had to do with a pen and paper for as long as I can remember. My parents both came from humble means and grew to become highly respected liberal professionals. So, my sister and I were always expected to do the same. To my father in particular, my attraction to art meant that I would have to become an architect.
I’d always answer the question “what would you like to be when you grow up” with “an architect”.
I have been super taken with high-waist, flow-y maxi skirts lately. You’ll probably be seeing a number of outfit posts with me in one. I like that they are feminine, offer coverage, and can create great peek-a-boo leg effects when slits are involved.
I really wanted to try my hand at mixing prints in an outfit I was making. I think that there are a handful of people that do it wonderfully and it is definitely a skill that I would like to hone as a designer. I feel like it would set my garments and collections apart if it was something I could excel at. Here is my first attempt.
I paired a blue animal print-esque pattern with blue and white stripes, treating the stripes like a neutral as I have seen many other fashionistas do, to make a playsuit that I think would be perfect for fete-ing Read More
Yesterday, the St. Vincentian brand called Poshelle launched their Easter collection titled Bloom. The collection is an array of swim pieces that are made from the most gorgeous floral patterns hence the name Bloom! The floral appliques that you see were all hand cut and hand stitched which just adds to the wow factor of the entire collection. There are quite a few of these pieces that I wouldn’t mind being seen in.