Virgin Islands Property & Yacht | July/August 2023 | The Fashion Annual

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Welcome to our Fashion Annual

In our most vibrant issue yet we celebrate fashion, fun and colour - and also pay homage to the BVI Emancipation Festival that runs throughout July and August, with all of its lively cultural heritage celebrations.

We gathered talented folks from all over the Virgin Islands - designers, models, retailers, jewellers and stylists to showcase our fashion industry and prove that many of the hottest looks and trends this summer and beyond can be purchased here in the Virgin Islands.

This issue is jam-packed with everything from laid-back beach-style swag to high street, VIP glamour! We start off with Alivern Smith-Harrigan, the lady behind Beautiful By Jasanay in From the High Street to the Hills, page 20 and Being Ali, page 21.

Surf School BVI with its super chilled vibes is where we find surfer Roddy hanging out and catching waves in our men’s Board Meeting feature, page 28.

We talk to two of Virgin Islands’ style stars, Deputy Governor David D. Archer Jr and Irma Connor and learn all about their style journeys in A Heritage of Style on page 38 and Timeless Style on page 62.

Turn to page 40 as we follow a group of friends to Long Bay Resort in Vacay Vibes. It wouldn’t be a great fashion issue without the hottest swimwear! Stop by Oil Nut Bay Marina Village for the Sea Siren feature on page 52.

Turn to page 64 for A-list glamour in The Bodyguard. VIP Nikki wears luxelooks by NAMI Resort & Swim - with her personal security team looking out for her every step of the way thanks to FLR Enterprises. She travels on the water in luxury with Kewl Water Charters.

To the many people (of which there are too many to list!) who helped us bring this gorgeous issue together and without whom it would not be as special. Thank you.

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20 HIGH STREET TO THE HILLS

Glamorous Beautiful By Jasanay looks flanked by The Ridge Road Painted Murals, depicting our culture and heritage in rich colour.

28 BOARD MEE TING

Men’s surfing vibes with the latest swag to boot by Arawak Surf and Deep Bay Watersports.

40 VACAY VIBES

A group of friends go on vacation wearing looks from six of our hottest local fashion houses - HiHo, House, La Boutique, Latitude 18º, Taino Boutique & Trèfle.

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52 SEA SIREN

In our Cover Feature, we stop by Oil Nut Bay Marina Village to see a selection of sporty, color-block swimwear from Arawak Surf and Luna Boutique.

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A-list glamour in looks by NAMI Resort & Swim, with private security at an unobtrusive distance from FLR Enterprises.

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27 BEING ALI

The lady behind Beautiful By Jasanay, Alivern Smith-Harrigan is more than just a Fashionista.

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38 A HERITAGE OF STYLE

Deputy Governor, David D. Archer tells us the story of how his stand-out style journey began.

62 TIMELESS STYLE

Stacy France talks to Irma Connor and learns that this classy lady’s effortless style shines from the inside out.

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Trends, Inspiration & Objects of Desire.

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In this Issue

Thomas Lifestyle & Fashion Photographer

Originally from Jamaica, Theo moved to the British Virgin Islands when he was a teenager. After receiving a camera as a gift, he developed a passion for capturing people as they are, in their natural state and adding a unique, nostalgic style to the images, which stemmed from a feeling of joy that came from looking at old photographs. We would like to thank Theo for the excellent photographic work he has contributed for this issue.

Follow Theo: @theoxthomas.

Charlotte Brodie Director of Digital

Charlotte moved to the British Virgin Islands with her two children in November 2020. After her maternity leave, Charlotte decided there was no better time to start her own digital consultancy and Odyssey was born. In a matter of eight months she has partnered with some of the most influential local companies, to drive the digital landscape in the right direction. Her portfolio includes VIPY magazine (of course!), CocoMaya, Capriccio di Mare, Coldwell Banker BVI and Nora Hazel Point.

Follow Odyssey Consulting: @odysseyconsultancy_bvi.

Jareena Penn Miss British Virgin Islands 2022

Jareena is a student of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College. To continue developing her passion for the arts, she intends to transition her focus to Humanities study. From an early age, Jareena was taught the value of hard work, and this is exemplified in her commitment to community, sports, dance and academics. As a survivor of sexual abuse, Jareena is a strong advocate for raising awareness of abuse. Her nonprofit YANA (You Are Not Alone) is a space for victims to own their stories with the goal of shifting the paradigm. Follow Jareena: @jareena_penn.

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Handcrafted with love in the British Virgin Islands

Ana Gada’s jewellery designer Brit Maxwell is inspired by the colours and moods of the Caribbean. From the tropical blues of the ocean, to the intricate patterns of our flora and fauna, you’ll find echoes of the Caribbean in all her pieces.

Each piece is handcrafted in Brit’s studio in Virgin Gorda and uses only the finest gold, gold-filled, silver, semi-precious gems and high quality pearls. Ana Gada’s signature discs and charms feature imprints of sea fans, corals and sand dollars found on the beaches of the Caribbean.

Brit also creates jewellery on commission, working with customers to capture their Caribbean memories in their very own Ana Gada design for weddings and other special occasions.

To view more from the collection and order see ana-gada.com.

Ana Gada is also sold in high-end hotels and boutiques in the British Virgin Islands.

Contact Brit Maxwell for more details:

(284) 541 7554

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Apparel for Your VOYAGE

Introducing VOYAGE Apparel: VOYAGE Charters’ meticulously crafted collection of practical, high quality apparel for your voyage.

Including UPF 50+ quick-dry hoodies, that provide sun protection in many captivating colours. Their fabulous Turkish towels are soft and elegant for any occasion. Stay ahead with trendy VOYAGE caps, koozies and handy travel mugs, perfect for your land and sea adventures.

Planning a trip to the British Virgin Islands? VOYAGE have got you covered! They ship within the BVI and will have your items ready upon arrival. No need to pack, just arrive and enjoy the convenience and comfort of VOYAGE’s premium quality swag.

VOYAGE Apparel believe in practicality without sacrificing style. Shop their exceptional collection today and embark on a charter-friendly fashion revolution.

Shop the full collection at voyagecharters.com/shop.

Follow VOYAGE Apparel for gamechanging surprises next season, including active wear, swimwear, resort wear, and more.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP VOYAGE Sun Shirts are 100% microfiber polyester, UPF 50+ quick dry fabric, stain resistant. Lightweight, soft and luxurious turkish towels in a range of colours.

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Vibrant Wearable Art & Bespoke Design

Bairiki by Jan Barwick features vibrant, wearable art pieces using the softest silk and poly-satin in an exclusive range of scarves, shrugs, sarongs and bags. Each piece highlights elements from Jan’s stunning original paintings that are a reflection of her memories of living in Africa, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman, Florida and The South Pacific.

Home Goods, Accessories & Bespoke Design

The finest Bairiki designs are printed onto a carefully curated portfolio of high quality home goods and accessories, custom boat canvas furniture, textiles, rugs and wallpaper. Talk to Bairiki about their product development service for clients wanting exclusive, custom-made pieces and installations.

Bairiki Island, within the Tarawa atoll in Kiribati where Jan grew up is the first nation that will be reclaimed by the sea due to climate change. Committed to the plight of our oceans, Bairiki is collaborating with the Association of Reef Keepers (ARK BVI) to bring attention to the decline of the hawksbill turtle and dying coral reefs.

Bairiki by Jan Barwick clothing and accessories are available exclusively from David Penn, Bairiki Distributor in the British Virgin Islands.

Contact David on WhatsApp text (284) 541 1212 or voice (284) 442 4544.

The Bairiki pop-up store is located within Stems Flower Shop, Wickhams Cay II, Road Town.

(284) 541 4422

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP Bairiki Bespoke custom made throw pillows and “Daisy” accent chair. Luxurious, bag accessorised with soft mini silk in “Daisy”, “Lobster Lido” sarong dress and Hibiscus silk sarong.

Bright Eyes

Stop by House of Luxury to check out their latest style collection of luxury designer eyewear - The musthave fashion accessory for Summer including Bottega Veneta, Cartier, Chloé, Gucci, Mont Blanc, Saint Laurent and many more.

Available in store from House of Luxury at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park, Road Town. Open Monday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm. (284) 443-3030

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We Celebrate Trèfle

Trèfle, led by Virgin Islands fashion visionary Kristin Frazer is in its 15th year. What an incredible journey it has been! From countless fashion shows to celebrity endorsements (who could forget THAT Beyoncé and Blue Ivy moment!) to major contract agreements. The 15th Anniversary collection called “The Agglomeration ” is a reflection of the BLACK Collection enhanced with the gorgeous new Paradise print. The Company’s branding has undergone a refresh with a new word and symbol logo that represents culture, heritage, legacy and evolution. We look forward to many more exciting announcements as Trèfle celebrates the #roadtothe15th!

To learn more, see TrefleDesigns.com (284) 440 3006

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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT Trèfle’s new logo. Designer/Founder, Kristin Frazer. Kaftan & one-piece from “The Agglomeration” Collection. Trèfle team left to right Kanika, Kristin, Emily, Elizabeth, Akeema & Monet.

Va Va Voluminous!

Irma wears a romantic, vintage-inspired look from Joslin’s Designs, available exclusively from NAMI Resort & Swim.

This pure white ‘Julianna’ dress is crafted from lightweight, cotton ramie fabric with pointelle detailing that has a delicate texture and is framed by beautiful voluminous sleeves.

Featuring an alluring open back with oversized ties that can be looped into a bow.

Perfectly accessorised with a crystal choker necklace and earrings with glass slipper stilettos.

Irma’s serene look is curated by Stacy at NAMI Resort & Swim, Romasco Place (opposite Social Security Board), Road Town, Tortola.

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HIGH STREET to the HILLS

Glamorous looks set against the dramatic Ridge Road Painted Murals - A rich and colourful backdrop of our culture and history.

Photography by Theo Thomas Styling by Alivern Smith-Harrigan & Marsha David Production styling by Erin Paviour-Smith Hair & Make-up by Akeema Crabbe & Jareena Penn
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THIS SPREAD Accessories with colours that pop. Hot pink fedora paired with multi-colored sparkly earrings. Painting of “Daniel Farrington” by Cedric Turnbull.
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OPPOSITE Silk beaded handkerchief dress in the hottest pink, paired with sparkly stilettos. “A Good Catch” by Pearl Friday. THIS PAGE Lilac and lemon skirt and matching cropped, long-sleeve top. “Evening Sun” by Cedric Turnbull.
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ABOVE “Bamboshay Time” by Quito Rhymer, 2002. OPPOSITE Pure white strapless pant suit with tulle overlay, accessorised with a dazzling belt and earrings.
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THIS PAGE ABOVE Jareena wears lime-green crop top pant suit. Shakima wears matching black and white long-sleeve crop top with full skirt. Feather earrings and matching clutches. RIGHT A sweet selection of jewelllery and accessories that Beautiful By Jasanay are so well-known for.
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Ridge Road Painted Murals by Reuben Vanterpool, Quito Rymer, Cedric Turnbull, Garth Hewlette, Dean "Ghost" Smith, Pearl Friday & Thor Downing. See our Stockists on page 76 for more details. Thanks to: Akeema Crabbe, Marsha David, Natalie Hodge, Tracia Smith-Hodge. Our beautiful models - Jareena Penn and Dr Shakima Stoutt-Ottley.

BEING ALI

Alivern Smith-Harrigan is a fashion retailer and stylist intent on supporting women with one sole purpose - revealing their beauty from the inside out.

On a sunny morning in Road Town, Alivern or Ali as her friends call her, buzzes about her fashion and accessories store Beautiful by Jasanay, putting together looks for our High Street to the Hills feature.

Accompanied by long-time righthand woman and store manager, Marsha David - the two match clothing and accessories with an unspoken ease.

The early years

Ali started out in the fashion industry over 35-years ago with Tropical Sunshine, a modeling group who performed at fashion shows locally and around the Caribbean. In the early 1990s she joined forces with Terry Donovan working with the Miss World British Virgin Islands pageant in a role that encompassed everything from caring for the contestants to securing sponsorship.

Fast-forward to the early 2000s when Ali began suffering from skin blemishes on her neck. “To cover it, I started wearing funky necklaces” she says.

The necklaces drew positive attention, so Ali began selling accessories from the back of her car initially just to co-workers and friends, but due to the consistently high demand she opened an accessories store. “The irony is that Beautiful by Jasanay began out of my insecurities” she continues.

Ali wanted to call the company

“Beautiful”, but husband and cofounder Glenn Harrigan suggested adding “by Jasanay”, a combination of their four childrens’ names - Jaida, Alyssa, Chanelle and Rayvern (Ja-san-ay).

In 2005, Beautiful By Jasanay opened at Village Cay Marina selling primarily jewellery and accessories. Village Cay management suggested adding clothing to the product line to generate sales from their guests. Ali was already traveling internationally to source inventory, so it was easy to introduce clothing to the repertoire.

To Ali’s surprise, the clothing wasn’t purchased by tourists, it was snapped up by the local community. “Customers began asking me to dress them for special occasions, events, weddings and even work and it just grew from there” she says.

A recent addition to the line-up is shoes, which make Beautiful By Jasanay a one-stop shopping destination that dresses ladies from head-to-toe.

A bigger purpose

“Our goal is to bring out the inner beauty and support women to be the best they can be - Tell us who, why, where and when and we’ll do the rest. We love to create looks, not just sell labels” she says.

Ali not only loves to help all women in our community to look and feel beautiful – including an annual commitment to support the Miss

BVI and Mrs BVI pageants, but she is also passionate about helping them improve their emotional and mental wellbeing via a series of conversation parties that address topics affecting women.

Ali thanks her valued customers and team. Supporter of over 17-years, Marsha David, Angelle Cameron and Kareem-Nelson Hull for Promotions and her biggest supporters, husband Glenn and their four children. •

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BOARD MEE TING

Cut out from the office and head to J-Bay for a surf in the latest swag from Deep Bay Watersports and Arawak Surf.

Photographed at Surf School BVI, Josiah’s Bay, Tortola

Photography by Theo Thomas • Styling by Erin Paviour-Smith
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THIS PAGE Agua Bendita “Cassius Honolulu” shorts, $148.95 from Deep Bay Watersports. Leather wristbands, $8.95 each from Arawak Surf.
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THIS SPREAD linen trousers, $195 and leather wrist braids, $5 each all from Arawak Surf. Stylist’s own necklace.
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THIS SPREAD Virgin Bamboo performance long board from Surf School BVI. Prices start at $795 including bag, fins and leash. Roddy wears Palmacea “Cairo” swim trunks, $98.95 from Deep Bay Watersports.
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THIS PAGE Quicksilver “Highlite Scallop 19” board shorts in sky blue, $78.95 from Arawak Surf.
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OPPOSITE Rash guard in khaki, $64.95 and Quicksilver board shorts in Throwback print, $87.95 all from Arawak Surf. ABOVE Hurley organic cotton “Windansea” shirt, $58.95 from Arawak Surf and Linen “Bourrow” shorts, $195 from Deep Bay Watersports.
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OPPOSITE Reef “Dodge” woven shirt, $46.95 from Arawak Surf. Olukai “Nul” premium leather flip flops in rum, $120. Linen “Bourrow” shorts, $195 and Lift foils cap, all from Deep Bay Watersports.
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A HERITAGE Of STYLE

Erin Paviour-Smith talks to Deputy Governor of the Virgin Islands, David D. Archer and uncovers the story behind his standout personal style.

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Photographs courtesy of David D. Archer Main image photographed by Stacy Mather. Image of Hamilton Lavity Stoutt courtesy of HLSCC. THIS PAGE David's style - Classic, courageous and intriguing. OPPOSITE David's introduction to fashion was from the Spiegel catalogues his Mum purchased from. David's Great Uncle and Former Chief Minister, the late Hamilton Lavity Stoutt. Favourite scent, Virgin Island Water by Creed. David and his beloved Mum, Mrs Janice Stoutt and wife, Dr Allison Flax-Archer.

David, tell me about how and when your personal style journey began? As a young boy, aged 10 or 12, my mother (Mrs Janice Stoutt) always had Spiegel catalogues around the house and I would skim through them. As my Mum did also, she would say “David, I am going to order something. As you have done well in school, would you like something too?” That is when I began to aspire to have clothing that was different from everyone else. That’s when I first remember getting into style and fashion.

How does culture play a part in your personal style? My Mum’s family have an innate sense of style. Right now my Mum is favouring African prints with matching wraps for her hair, which make a statement. My paternal Grandfather, the late Prince McDonald Stoutt - a Member of the House of Assembly, liked to wear hats and walked with a cane. As it happens, I also like to wear hats and collect walking canes. One day I took a walk through Cane Garden Bay and when my Mum saw me, she said, “Did you know your Grandfather always walked with a cane? You twirl the cane in the exact same way he did.” So that is something special. My Grandfather’s brother (my Great Uncle) was the late Hamilton Lavity Stoutt - the first and longest serving Chief Minister of the Virgin Islands. I remember that he always wore tailored suits, with a stylish tie and pocket square.

Are there any other influences on your style? I am an avid thrifter. It may seem like I shop in regular stores or online, but I don’t! I love the idea of having a piece of clothing that was part of someone else’s history that I can make my own. Also, the cut of jackets are different these days. I love the way vintage jackets are tailored and have collected quite a few!

What are the top three words that best describe your style? Courageous, classic and intriguing.

Please tell me who your favourite fashion designers are? Ralph Lauren Purple Label and Tom Ford. Because both of these designers transcend time.

Tell me about one of your most favourite ‘go-to’ looks. One of my favourite ‘go to’ looks is a pair of Bermuda shorts, blue blazer and based on the occasion, teamed with a pair of moccasins, trainers or dress shoes, then topped with a hat and based on the occasion that could even be a baseball cap.

What are your favourite colours to wear? Blue and red.

Do you have any grooming secrets for gentlemen reading this? Starting with clothing, everyone should own a tailored jacket and pants, as well as a suit. When buying off the shelf, take it to a tailor and have them fit to your

body. For grooming, don’t wait until you go for a haircut, buy yourself a shaving kit and keep yourself shaved, unless that is the look you are going for.

Erin: What is your signature fragrance? David: Virgin Island Water by Creed. The notes capture the tropical scent carried in the trade winds through the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Creed is my go-to for special occasions. For every day, I found an after-shave at Old Navy that I originally purchased to spray my car! It’s just $14 and smells great.

Finally, what are your top tips for any ladies and gentlemen reading this who may want to become more style savvy, but may not know how to start? I think the two things I want to encourage people in the BVI to do is, 1) don’t be afraid to stand out. 2) if you feel good and the clothing represents your character, go for it! •

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David loves!

VACAY VIBES

Some like it hot! Summer fun as friends vacation in some of the hottest resort looks and colours of the season, sourced locally of course!

Photography by Theo Thomas • Photographed at Long Bay Resort, Tortola
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THIS PAGE CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT HiHo “Kelly” flutter dress in Water Orange, $128 and Suncloud polarized sunglasses, $69.99 from Latitude 18º. Palmacea “Carioca” cover-up in sorbet-ivory, $115 and white bikini, $112 from La Boutique. Echo slip dress, $89 from Taino Boutique. Button-front cover-up dress with drawcord in cream, $70 from Latitude 18º. Modern-fit shirt, $70 with aqua pro-stretch, hyper-dry hybrid shorts, $64 - Topped off with fedora, $35 and polarized sunglasses, $75 all from Latitude 18º. HiHo “Bananakeet” dress in Summertime Raspberry, $135.
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OPPOSITE HiHo “Ginger” shorts in Summertime Raspberry, $74 with HiHo “Beach Hoodie” in Summer Beach Stripe, $135. All jewellery featured throughout from Latitude 18º.
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THIS PAGE FROM LEFT HiHo “Calypso” dress in blue Summer Stripe, $112. “Marrakech Mandala” short kaftan in Indigo, $140 from House. “Sidney” one shoulder, blue and white stripe long dress, $360 from House. OPPOSITE CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT HiHo “Shade” 100% linen shirt in Water Aquamarine, $119. Naudic “Mimi” top, $175 and HiHo “Ginger” shorts in coral, $92 from House. Pink Echo 100% cotton dress, $119 and Echo “Give me butterflies” 100% silk scarf, $145 from Taino Boutique with stylish, protective Maui Jim sunglasses, $302 from Latitude 18º. V-neck, flowy fit maxi-dress, $92 and cover-up dress with teal button design, $76 all from Latitude 18º. 100% linen, turquoise & white maxi-dress, $287 from La Boutique. “Faith” soft pink maxi-dress, $225 from House.
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THIS PAGE Luccas Beach & Fun “Camelia” maxi-dress, $215 from Taino Boutique. OPPOSITE FROM LEFT Floral modern-fit collared shirt, $70 with yellow “Recycler” shorts, $70 - Topped with fedora, $41 and polarized sunglasses, $75. Fully-lined accent dress in Sky Blue, $81, all from Latitude 18º.
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THIS PAGE FROM LEFT Low-back halter dress, $105 and dramatic cat-eye design Maui Jim sunglasses, $400 all from Latitude 18º. Trèfle “Ade” V-neck front and back with gathered shoulder detail, $160 (available Fall 2023).
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OPPOSITE Delightful deep V-neck, sheer, lace-trim dress in Honeydew, $115 from Latitude 18º.

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT Cream bohemian crochet tank, $56 & skirt, $80 from Latitude 18º. Echo knit polo dress, $119 and brown gauze dress, $139 paired with EB Design necklace, $45 all from Taino Boutique. “Feriado Nacional” palm leaf button through maxi-dress, $167 from La Boutique. Havianas “Pareo Tropical” wrap, $29.95 from Taino Boutique with straw hat and earrings from Latitude 18º.

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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT HiHo “Tola” skirt in Shell Yellow, $110 with Maryssil white one-piece, $95.88 from La Boutique. Trèfle “Tasha” deep V-neck tunic with open sides, $150 (available Fall 2023). “Medina” icon lemon bag, $120 from House. Fitted stripe tank, $56 with soft pants, both in sunny yellow from Latitude 18º. “Samson” tunic with embroidery detail, $115 from La Boutique.
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THIS PAGE Echo cover-up with green tassle detail, $89 from Taino Boutique with white bikini, $112 from La Boutique. OPPOSITE “Alex” belted, button through maxi-dress, $295 from House with Echo 100% silk “Jewels Of The Sea III” scarf, $145 from Taino Boutique.

SEA SIREN

Sporty swimwear looks steal the scene this Summer in bold colours from Arawak Surf and Luna Boutique.

Photography by Theo Thomas • Styling by Erin Paviour-Smith Photographed at Oil Nut Bay Marina Village, North Sound, Virgin Gorda THIS SPREAD Bond-eye “Madison” one-piece in Coral Tiger, $235 from Luna Boutique.
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XXXXXAD Constellations

boasts not only a stunning, unique and very private hoe and very private hoe and very private home but also its own little white sand beach.

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THIS SPREAD Bond-eye “Sydney” crop/Sign brief in Baywatch red, $220 from Luna Boutique. Lift 5.4 e-foil in race red from BVI e-Foils. Two-hour lesson, $325 per person. Two hour free ride rental, $200. To purchase, $11,700 (landed in BVI).
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THIS PAGE Elan hooded romper, $98. Coloured wrist braids, $5 each. All from Arawak Surf. OPPOSITE Maxam one-piece in Sunny Lime, $240. Haute Shore Neoprene wristlet pouch. All from Luna Boutique.
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THIS SPREAD Bond-eye “Rico” one-piece in Apple Eco, $260.
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THIS PAGE AND RIGHT Hurley long-sleeve surf suit in cobalt blue, $120 from Arawak Surf. FAR RIGHT Bond-eye “Imogen” dress in tranquil blue, $285. Oil Nut Bay towel made from recycled plastic, $69.95. See our Stockists on page 76 for more details. Thanks to our model: Izzi • Hair & Make-up: Izzi/Erin
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TIMELESS STYLE

Stacy France sits down with Ms Irma Connor, and learns that this classy lady’s effortless style shines from the inside out.

Tell me about how and when your style journey began? I was born with a passion for fashion!

What are your biggest style influences? My style is influenced by my mood. Being in a good mood always sets the tone for amazing style.

How does culture play a part in your personal style? I was born and raised in the BVI where my parents always allowed me to be free with my sense of style. No matter where I go in the BVI, I take into consideration the environment I am in, but I remain true to my individuality.  Growing up I was never afraid to stand out and that remains true to this day.

What are the Top 3 words that best describe your style? Unique, classy and comfortable

Please tell me who your favourite Designers are in BVI or overseas? These can be men’s and/or women’s designers. I consider myself to be designer-free. As long as the piece is comfortable and unique, I would definitely go for it.

Please tell me about one of your most favourite “go-to” look. My

Irma loves!

favorite look is semi casual; a dress, high heels and accessories.

What is your favourite colour to wear? White.

Who are your favorite style icons? Singer Rihanna, Actress Eva Marcille and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

What is your signature fragrance? Good Girl by Carolina Herrera

And finally, what are your top tips for any ladies reading this? It does not matter what you wear, as long as you have confidence. Don’t be afraid to make a statement with your outfit. •

Photographs by Theo Thomas for NAMI Resort & Swim
Irma’s inspo!
OPPOSITE PAGE One shoulder frill top with black palazzo pants. ABOVE LEFT Fitted linen sun dress, paired with ankle-tie sandals. ABOVE RIGHT Wide-leg pants with yellow knitted tie top. LEFT Irma’s favourite scent is “Good Girl” by Carolina Herrera.
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The BODYGUARD

A-list style glamour meets BVI opulence. Our VIP travels in style wearing NAMI Resort & Swim luxury pieces with personal security services courtesy of FLR Enterprises.
Photography by Theo Thomas • Styling by Stacy France • Make-up by Cjorn
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Photographed at Loose Mongoose, Tortola and The Little Bay Estate, North Sound, Virgin Gorda LEFT Nikki travels by private helicopter - A rare Gazelle SA341G, one of only two in the world. THIS PAGE Emerging in a pure silk jumpsuit in copper with Chanel handbag and satin stilettos.
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THIS PAGE Seamless transfer. Nikki's chauffeured luxury Cadillac XTS awaits with personal protection at a respectful but safe distance. OPPOSITE A little shopping trip complete and its time to transfer to the Estate in peaceful luxury with Kewl Water Charters. Wearing a white linen shirt and matching shorts for the ride.
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THIS PAGE Crinkle maxi dress in oatmeal with beaded sash. OPPOSITE Peace of mind at a distance. Raw silk halter maxi dress paired with gold stiletto sandals.
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OPPOSITE Resplendent in royal blue “Macaw” open back midi dress. THIS PAGE Fringed silk mini dress teamed with heavy gold necklace and transparent stilettos.

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Photographed on location in the heart of the North Sound of Virgin Gorda, the Little Bay Estate is one of the finest waterfront properties in the Caribbean. The property spans 7-acres and has nearly 2,000 feet of incredible water frontage directly onto the Sound. For more see: thelittlebayestate.com.

THIS PAGE Linen maxi dress with covered buttons and lattice trimmings paired with show-stopping white lattice hat. Hunter one-piece swimsuit in crimson.
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THIS PAGE Enjoying a quiet cocktail with a totally unobtrusive presence. Wearing black lace and leopard print maxi dress with statement Spanish earrings. OPPOSITE Mixes silk scarf maxi dress.
See our Stockists on page 76 for more details.
Thanks to: Laverne Bobb, Matt Clark, FLR Enterprises, Forell Jacobs, Stacy France, Kewl Water Charters, Kendra Nisbett, Chris Tilling and Saba Rock Resort. Our beautiful model is Nikki Forbes.

Stockists

Arawak Surf Boutiques

Nanny Cay & Sopers Hole, Tortola

Spanish Town & Leverick Bay, Virgin Gorda 284-494-5240 arawakvi.com

Beach House

Rosewood Little Dix, Virgin Gorda 284-852-5500

@beachhousevg

Beautiful By Jasanay Village Cay, Road Town 284-443-7000 beautifulbyjasanay.com

BVI E-FOILS & Deep Bay

Watersports

Oil Nut Bay Marina Village, Virgin Gorda 284-542-7484 bviefoils.com

HiHo

Moorings Marina, Road Town 284-494-0337

HiHo at House, Wickhams Cay II, Road Town go-hiho.com

House Wickhams Cay II, Road Town 284-494-1920 housebvi.com

La Boutique

Cyril B. Romney Pier Park, Road Town 284-443-9944 @la_boutique_bvi

Latitude 18˚

Romasco Building, Road Town & Myett’s, Cane Garden Bay 284-494-7807 latitude18.com

Luna Boutique

Oil Nut Bay Marina Village, Virgin Gorda 284-494-5240

@lunaboutiquebvi

NAMI Resort & Swim

Romasco Building, Road Town 284-496-8989 namibvi.com

Taino Boutique

Cyril B. Romney Pier Park, Road Town 284-443-0012 tainoboutiques.com

Trèfle 284-440-3006 trefledesigns.com @trefledesigns

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