Is this the best T&T had to offer Vogue?

Originally published on January 28, 2014 in print issue of Metro Magazine. Without a doubt, Trinidad and Tobago have some of the most talented people in the Caribbean. The festive island produces great entertainers, artists, intellects, and phenomenal people altogether. Therefore, establishing a dynamic threshold for fashion creatives should not be a problem right? When attempting to establish Port-of-Spain as the fashion capital city of … Continue reading Is this the best T&T had to offer Vogue?

Cancel Culture in Publishing: An Explainer

Cancel culture, also known as call-out culture, is the term used to call attention to alleged offensive infractions made by a person – usually cultural behemoths – and largely aims to remove them from their positions of fame and stature. Musicians can get canceled. Movie stars can get canceled. TV stars, politicians, activists – almost anyone in the spotlight can get canceled if they say … Continue reading Cancel Culture in Publishing: An Explainer

Why I Chose to Return to Writing for Passion

by KEISHEL WILLIAMS Earlier this week, during an amazing ‘women in leadership’ talk,  my long-term mentor said to a group of women leaders at the United Nations: “This is the fourth version of myself.” This declaration of self-realization stuck with me as I rushed back to my workspace after the talk to interview a woman for a story I am working on. With those words … Continue reading Why I Chose to Return to Writing for Passion

Review: R. Kelly Fails to Shine at RedLight Concert Series

Originally published on November 04, 2013 in print issue of Metro Magazine. When promoters Chase Parson and Collin Abraham presented their RedLight Concert Series to the Trinidad and Tobago population, it was met with great anticipation by some and minor apprehension by others. The headliners for the first concert of this series were Ne-Yo and R.Kelly, but Ne-Yo’s reputation for not showing up to previous … Continue reading Review: R. Kelly Fails to Shine at RedLight Concert Series

Meghan Markle’s Wedding Dress, a Statement of Strong Identity

by KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS The biggest secret in royal history has finally been revealed! She’s wearing Givenchy. Meghan Markle’s wedding dress has been the best-kept secret of 2018, with twists and turns even up to the moment the dress was first revealed as she entered St. George’s Chapel. The simple bateau neckline trumpet dress was designed by British designer Clare Waight Keller for the French fashion house. … Continue reading Meghan Markle’s Wedding Dress, a Statement of Strong Identity

Designer Kansai Yamamoto is Captivating at “David Bowie is” Brooklyn Talks

by KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS Someone like Kansai Yamamoto needs no introduction in the fashion world. This was evident when he walked out on stage at the Brooklyn Talks: Kansai Yamamoto with Vanessa Friedman event last night. The auditorium was filled with adoring fans of the designer and his work with the legendary David Bowie. Many students and aspiring fashion aficionados dressed Kansai style were there to get … Continue reading Designer Kansai Yamamoto is Captivating at “David Bowie is” Brooklyn Talks

Ralph & Russo’s History Making Looks

by KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS In three days the whole world will be watching as American actress Meghan Markle marries the love of her life Prince Harry, and in tandem, marry into the most illustrious family in the universe. The royal wedding is set to take place this Saturday and there is still heavy speculation that the Haute Couture dynamic duo Ralph & Russo will be creating … Continue reading Ralph & Russo’s History Making Looks

Why Challenging our Elders should be a Mandatory Lesson for Young Women

by KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS “You weren’t even born yet when I started doing this,” Mr. Showbiz (fake name of course) snarled at me as I sat editing a script with the intent to make the “talent” happy and still convey the intended message. With pursed lips and a rigid tongue, my grandmother’s words echoed in my head as he walked across the studio to chat with … Continue reading Why Challenging our Elders should be a Mandatory Lesson for Young Women

Georgina Chapman: fashion’s rich, white & persecuted

by KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS Georgina Chapman’s fall from fashion grace represents the type of victimization women suffer at the hands of their own peers during a time when support is needed the most. In the excitement of bringing down the powerful men who have spent years committing heinous acts against women, the public seemed to have forgotten the most important people in this equation – the … Continue reading Georgina Chapman: fashion’s rich, white & persecuted

Welcoming Spring Love after Heartbreak

by KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS #ModernEtiquetteSeries  As Springtime rolls around, we’re welcoming the birth of new things – wardrobe, shoes, social life, possibly friends and sometimes new personal relationships. Everyone wants to have someone special in their lives at this time to bring to the spring brunches and summer events. Humans are mostly social people, we need companionship. But what if you’re just getting out of a previous … Continue reading Welcoming Spring Love after Heartbreak