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Miss Turks and Caicos on Life, and Her Marvelous Future

Standing at 5’6, Easher Parker has sparkling doe eyes, glistening white teeth that makes one think that she wouldn’t have to audition for a toothpaste commercial, lips that look like they’ve been dipped and moistened in strawberry juice, and a face that brightens like it’s lit by Utopian sunshine....

Jany Remponeau Tomba: The Untold Story of One of the World’s First Black Supermodels

In the 1960s, the 1970s, black models shined, and very, very few shined as lustrously as Jany Remponeau Tomba, who became one of the USA’s very first black supermodels. Her modeling career spanned three decades, with her face appearing on the cover of American Girl, Woman’s Day, Mademoiselle, Essence,...

An Interview with Designer Charles Corvsky Dieujuste

Charles Corvsky Dieujuste creates designs that are on the chic side. Dieujuste’s hip and trendy creations can be seen on women who have a flair for elegance. Born in Haiti, and currently residing in New York, the self-described optimist, got his penchant for fashion from his stylish mother and...

Chapo Ba: Gerthie David, Beauty Queen

Chapo Ba: Gerthie David, Beauty Queen Chapo Ba…in which we give props to someone who has had a significant impact on Haitian culture. In July of 1975, Gerthie David and several Miss Universes, representing their respective countries, flew to El Salvador for the 13th Edition of the Miss Universe pageant....

Esther Lafontant: At the Reigns of Amour Creole Magazine

Could publishing a magazine for Haitians living in the United States—with mass appeal to other Caribbeans in the middle of a much-publicized decline of print—be a success? Esther Lafontant thought so. The former model and fashion industry employee put her mind to work, formulating a publication she named Amour...

Anedie Azael: Miss Haiti Universe on Her Life, Love and Haiti

Haiti’s beauty queens have been many, Claudinette Fouchard, Gerthie David, Evelyne Miot, Marie-Edith Vaval, Sarodj Bertin and now Anedie Azael. Azael edged out several contestants to represent Haiti in Brazil last summer at the Miss Universe pageant, and life won’t stop there. Haiti Miss Universe has big plans for...

Designer Nora David On Her Line Collections Xaragua

Nora David is probably the most easy-going handbag designer you will come across. A self-professed hater of boredom and lover of life who sees things in black in white—though she admits that philosophy isn’t necessarily always good, David has fashion in her blood. Her mother Maëlle F. David...

Catherine Edouard Charlot: A Conversation with the Eco-Sustainable Creator of Himane

Have you ever heard of a nocturnal designer? No? Well, meet your first one Catherine Edouard Charlot of the accessories and apparel line Himane. Edouard Charlot, who is based in New York, admits to getting most of her ideas for her sustainable line in the dead of night. “It...

Stacy Armand: Fashion Stylist and Jewelry Designer Extraordinaire

Would you like to walk in Stacy Armand’s shoes for a day? Do you have what it takes? Armand’s busy day as a fashion stylist and jewelry craftswoman starts out with sips of her morning green tea, followed by a glimpse at her emails, and the social media highways....

Sarodj Bertin is Widening Her Brand

Former Miss Haiti Universe Sarodj Durocher Bertin won’t disappear from the spotlight anytime soon. Bertin is widening her wings, and recently signed a deal with Miami-based Maite Makeup company. It was only a matter of time before the almond-eyed beauty would get snatched by a cosmetic company. Sarodj has...