I discovered Brittany a couple of months ago while searching for flow-y island-like dresses as the seasons were getting warmer and moving into summer. I loved what I saw. I felt the bright colors and flow of her dresses captured the idea of Caribbean fashion. Continuing upon my discovery, I learned that she also designed swimwear – perfect garb for those who live on an island and frequent the beach. I’d like to thank Brittany for taking the time to do this virtual sit down with me.
I happened upon Abenah Adelaide because of a stunning beaded necklace. I loved the colors and the texture and I wanted to add it to my closet. Having been so taken by this necklace, I wanted to share – Abenah Gonzalez, a Jamaican designer with my readers.
Back in February, around Carnival, when costume pictures were all over my social media feeds I came across these necklaces paired with the costumes and Monday wear and I just couldn’t get enough of them. They were a juxtaposition of bright patterns that were paired so perfectly with each other – I truly do believe that this is a talent. I wanted to get my hands on a necklace right then and there. Then as time passed dresses started to pop up made from materials with the very same bright patterns. Their silhouettes were perfectly suited for the Caribbean, so now I needed a necklace and a dress. Then, guess what, skirts! Oh my!
Anyone that knows me well knows that I have the biggest girl crush on Anya Ayoung-Chee. She’s gorgeous but beyond that she’s also talented and has great ideas. I think she was the best designer in her season in Project Runway, that win was definitely deserved. Her designs captured the easy-breezy, flowy, island life of the Caribbean perfectly. So a few months ago when I learnt of Home.TT and ExhibitA I knew I couldn’t go to Trinidad and not pay a visit to the store.
My New Years Resolution for my blog was to feature creatives from the Caribbean. I feel that we, and by we I mean the Caribbean, have as much talent as the rest of the world but it isn’t known. So my decision to interview and feature Caribbean creative’s is to help showcase the skills and talent that come from the region. Today’s feature interview is with the lovely Toni Crockett from Toni Crockett Design.