In today’s feature interview, we are chatting with Chantal Juman, a boss babe from Trinidad who is behind the Babe Cave.
How was the Babe Cave born?
Babe Cave was created after I moved back to Trinidad and Tobago to live in 2014. I realized quickly that the industry for Eyelash Extensions in T&T was extremely poor, and a little too personal for my liking. Coming from Canada, where you can find a luxurious place to have your lashes done at almost any corner, it was such a culture shock. What bothered me the most was being new in the country I didn’t know all that many 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”.
So, when I came across the Immortelle Beauty line a few years ago and followed the brand owner on twitter her bio read “I drive a manual truck in 5 inch heels.” Now, my parents made me learn to drive a stick shift – as in I didn’t drive an automatic until I had a license in hand. However, I could not do it in shoes. No joke, I would take my boots, flip flops, you name it, off to drive. So Kathryn’s bio set me some goals that I can proudly say I have managed to achieve!
So now, meet Kathryn Nurse, boss babe behind the Caribbean owned skin care line – Immortelle Beauty.
How did Immortelle Beauty come to be?
I trained as a Cosmetic Chemist at an R&D research lab in New Jersey. Immortelle Beauty came out of me wanting to come up with my own concepts and truly take ownership of the products I made throughout the entire development, marketing and sales process. I wanted everything to be mine and me to be the face of the products as well. So I decided to move home to Trinidad and start my little company.
Kerry-Ann Clarke is the owner of the boutique Kerry ManWomanHome in Jamaica. She is founder of The Collection Moda – Jamaica’s premier fashion event, studied at Parsons School of Design, and interned at Vogue. I had a virtual sit down with this Caribbean boss babe and now you get to read all about it!
We’ve previously had a virtual chat here with the designer behind the MisimBeachBabe swimwear brand who is now also a carnival costume designer. Today, we are catching up with her because there has been a lot of new developments since we last spoke.