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aking its debut at San Fernando Fashion Week 2011 in Trinidad, NiquĂŠ Cosmetics™ is a Mineral Cosmetics line specializing in powder foundation for Women of Color. Owner and CEO Veronique McCoy created this line for every mother, sister and daughter who has searched for that perfect foundation shade. Keeping in mind the unique needs of Women of Color, Miss McCoy has created a cosmetic line that is light-weight, doesn’t clog pores, covers dark spots and blemishes and gives a very natural, youthful appearance. With 28 different shades of beautiful, NiquĂŠ Cosmetics™ truly is “beauty for everyoneâ€?.

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omen of Color tend to lose the warmth in their skin tones during the winter months, so it is important to have a winter foundation shade and a spring/ summer foundation shade. Anniversary issue 2011


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EDITORIAL DIRECTOR TRICIA WILLIAMSON DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY ROGER JONES SENIOR PHOTO EDITOR ROGER JONES DESIGN DIRECTOR TRICIA WILLIAMSON FASHION DIRECTOR TRICIA WILLIAMSON BEAUTY EDITOR LATOYA JONES CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHY & TEXT Mixed Chicks, Nique Cosmetics; Sharon Wint/ Face Forward; Careme Daley-Smith; Debbie Manning and Tiffany Brady-Daley; Morgan Harbour Hotel and Mariner; Devon House/Andre Reid; Toni-Ann Kelly; TAJJ Cosmetics; Ykaeeb Cosmetics; Miss Jamaica Universe 2011 Shakira Martin; Uzuri International; Jae Jolly/ Janel Jolly; Drenna Luna/ Arlene Martin; Latoya Jones; Roger Jones; Tricia Williamson; Nettle and Moss; Tracy- Ann Buchanan; Sanya D’Aguilar; Nicole Colley-Lewis; Danielle Calendar; Hair Extreme/ Andreen Rose Cephas; Itiba; Irie Threads; Really Roots; Shaco; Victoria Brown; Heike Wollenweber; Alain Hottat; Sharon Cole; Michel Chataigne; Hope Wade; Pheline; CFW 2011; SFFW; Minka; Stacey Marie Robinson; Jamrock Social Light;Carlos Robinson; Chef Randie Anderson.


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Special Thanks

Shakira cools out on the lawns of Devon House as she glances through a past issue of PJM In our continued support of Jamaica-The Miss Jamaica Universe photoshoot (see page 69) for Panache Jamaica Magazine was shot on location at the heritage site of the Devon House. Our special thanks to Location Manager: Andre` W. Reid, whose efforts along with that of his team have been outstanding in maintaining the world reknown grounds in Kingston, Jamaica. Stop by on your next visit to Jamaica!

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5 Beauty Tips Basics 10 Scorching Hot Summer

the cover shot..

Colours 11 Wedding Beauty Do’s & Don’ts 14 Summer Beauty MustHaves 15 HAIR: Our Stories 20 Fab Finds on Facebook 23 Sand & Street Style: Hot Hair

24 HAIR ENDS 28 Sojourn by the Sea

with Drenna Luna 35 CFW 2011 Review 37 CFW 2011 Collections 38 Meiling 39 Meet the Men of Pulse 40 Designer in the Details 43 Caribbean Colour Bloc


overgirl Machell Evans was photographed at Fort Rocky on the Palisadoes Strip in Kingston, Jamaica for our “Jolly on the Rocks” editorial photoshoot. Our model is wearing Jae Jolly by Janel Jolly from her 2011/2012 Collection.

Cover Designed by: Tricia Williamson Photographer: Roger Jones Photo Editing: Roger Jones Fashion Director: Tricia Williamson Makeup Artist: Careme Daley-Smith Photo Assistant: Ghiselle Roye-Jones

Miss Jamaica Universe 2011 Shakira Martin photographed by Roger Jones. On location inside the Devon House Mansion in Kingston, Jamaica; Makeup by Face Forward/ Sharon Wint. Designer gown by Uzuri International. Fashion Director: Tricia Williamson.Photo Assistant: Petty-Ann Samuels. |Panache Jamaica|


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PANACHE`JA 44 The Accessories Report 47 Leah Mari: Model of the

IN EVERY ISSUE 12 PJM Online 13 Editor’s Note 27 The Scotch Bonnet

Catwalk 48 Basking in Bikinis 50 Fashion’s Dynamic Duo: Minka & Cinderella Hats 51 Jolly on the Beach with Jae Jolly

BB Magazine 58 Early Signs 59 Male Birth Control 60 Pregnancy at 20’s

30’s 40’s

62 Boutique Hotels 63 Carnival in Canada 64 Do Lunch: Seafood Style 67 Wing King Review 69 Lounging with Miss

71 Weddings in Style 72 The New Artists 74 Spice Up The Bedroom 75 Things Every Woman Should Know 79 SASS: Go Tribal

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Scorching Hot Summer Colours by Latoya Jones

Givenchy Summer 2011 Collection



un, sea and sand is always here in the tropics! It’s time for flip flops, beach wraps and drinks topped with parasols. Summer is a laid back, carefree time of year and makeup trends tend to change to reflect that. Forget the seriousness of browns and beiges. Ditch the formalities of bold red lips. To the rescue are flirty greens, turquoise and blues. This year, the summer sun makes an appearance and in more ways than one too! Mellow yellow is big on the lids but be careful, given the scorching intensity of this color, we have to

Milani Runway Eyeshadow

warn you that a little goes a long way. We’d be remiss if we didn’t say: exfoliate to improve the radiance of your skin, keep hydrated and don’t forget to wear sunscreen. Below we’ve included the hottest summer picks for the season to fit every kind of budget. ||PJM||

Givenchy Summer 2011 Collection

Maybelline Summer 2011

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Beauty Do’s & Don’ts for your Wedding by Latoya Jones


or this summer issue, we’ve gone ahead to compile a list of beauty do’s and don’ts to make your wedding planning that much simpler. With so much on one’s plate, your beauty preparations are one less thing to

worry about.


ensure that you have an idea of what you want your wedding day makeup to look like. Rip a picture from a magazine or print one from the net to show your makeup artist.


If you’re going to be doing your own makeup practice, practice, practice, take pics of yourself and then practice some more.


‘O.D.’ on the makeup. Keep it soft. Pick one feature to play up and opt to keep the rest of the face simple. You should look like a better version of yourself, not unrecognizable to your groom; this is not the occasion to channel your inner Gaga.

Don’t Do Don’t

forego having a makeup demo done before the big day so concerns can be expressed and notes made for modifications.


ditch the napkins/handkerchiefs and have your maid of honor keep a few oil absorbing sheets in tow to remove shine without lifting your makeup. We like: E.L.F shine eraser as it minimizes pores with its green tea extracts and retails for $1 USD for a pack of fifty.

Don’t Do

use eye shadows that are too shimmery or glittery. It tends to look oily on film.

use waterproof mascara and longwearing lipsticks and glosses in rosy or plumier tones. Generally, too neutral of a color can make you look washed out in pictures.


try to brighten up your smile. We suggest: Crest white strips or Crest 3D whitening toothpaste leading up to the big day. ||PJM||

All the best! Photo Courtesy of

ensure that price is discussed and settled on between you and your makeup artist prior to the day of the


have any procedures done that you’ve never before attempted. With days to go this is not the best time to try facials or skin peels because there is no telling how your skin may react. Facials should be done at least a week clear of the big day.

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Jamaican designer Nandi Chin Fernandez wins Bride’s Magazine’s dressmaking competition

Seth Rogen Coming to Jamaica Comedy star Seth Rogen is set to make a movie entitled ‘Jamaica’, about a teenage boy’s trip to the island with his grandmother.

Shaggy Returns With His Sugarcane Sweetness On Saturday, July 16, Mr Boombastic’ launched his latest album, Summer in New Kingston, Jamaica and debuted his video “ Sugarcane” to his Jamaican fans and the world. For more on Shaggy and to watch Sugarcane visit PJM online.

Congratulations to Cassandra Whyte on winning the Miss Deaf International 2011

Ghett’a life raises the bar for locally produced films CFW Fashion Forum: exploring the business of fashion

Ghett’a Life is Jamaica’s first film to be financed via a private equity fund led by PanCaribbean Financial Services.

Mercedes Gonsalez of Global Purchasing Group gave a detailed and interesting presentation that revealed the following important points about the steps that Caribbean fashion designers should take in order to break into the United States market. 1. Consumers (in the United States) are willing to pay more for items they feel are different and not made in China. 2. Licensing, branding and marketing are key, but it is also important to have a presence on the Internet. Read more on PJM online.

The Jamaican film Ghett’a Life has raised the bar for achievement in the local film industry, recently winning the “Best Pitch” Award at the most prestigious film event in the world, the Cannes Film Festival in France which is held annually in the southern region of France. Ghett’a Life gained substantial exposure at the festival, which consistently attracts the world’s highest grossing A-list actors and film professionals, as well as distributors seeking to ink deals with potentially lucrative films. ||VISIT PJM Online today||

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Editor’s Note editions alone! (Currently, as of press time stood at 1,619,417) But are we simply counting numbers? No. Have we reached and are ready to settle? No. Panache Jamaica is more than a product, it is the building of a brand on the foundation of a solid relationship with our readers. Our readers not only expect quality but are engaged and come to love what we share.

Photography by Tricia Williamson showing covergirl Machell posing during shoot of “Jolly on the Rock” editorial.

ive years... It is important to recognize God in all things and give thanks for all the blessings and the trials which shape who we all become. This issue has been one of the most challenging in these financial times and one of the most rewarding to do of them all.


Panache Communications is a small dedicated team and we believe in the vision of what PJM can become. There have been many people over the years who have contributed to the magazine’s development, growth and continued success. On behalf of Team Panache, we’d like to thank and recognize our own family and friends who have supported us in many ways and bouyed us to keep pressing on.

Thinking back to when PJM was founded and where we are now. Alot has changed and lessons learnt- with some harder than others. The magazine has grown and matured with each issue and we celebrate that. It once was viewed as an extension of who I am, but I’m proud and glad to see it grow and become it’s own part of other people’s lives. As we close the chapter on the first five years, we welcome the change we expect as we move forward, there will be new beginnings and new dreams to pursue. What will PJM be like at our 10th anniversary?... [Laughs] Stick around on the ride and see! ”Don’t waste your time in worry... remember life is about moments- so savour the good times and know that in your low tides- it too shall pass” - Tricia Williamson, Founder/ Editorial Director, PANACHE JAMAICA MAGAZINE

To our advertisers we thank you for your continued partnership and financial support as we continue to strengthen our brand and promote yours to Jamaica and the world. To our contributors in photos and text from all across the world, we express our gratitude for the wonderful content- a true melting pot of fashion, lifestyle, food, culture, beauty and more. To our readers, we dedicate this issue to you. This past summer we surpassed over 1 million reads of the pages of the magazine’s digital Self-portrait....I love magazines.

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Nettle & Moss Photographs courtesy of Nettle & Moss

Top Summer Beauty



Nettle & Moss is a beauty boutique that specializes in natural and organic hair and skin care products. Our Top Ten picks for the summer are focused on low maintenance, hydration and protection for skin and hair.



1. Kinky Curly Curling Custard – The ultimate styling gel for wash and wear hair if curl definition, shine and hold are what you’re after. Alcohol free, non-greasy or drying and made with all natural ingredients.

6. Naniki Jojoba Facial Moisturizer SPF 20 – A light chemical free moisturizer for the face that protects from harmful UVA and UVB rays, pollutants and toxins while hydrating and nourishing the skin.

2. Jane Carter Nourish & Shine - This product TRULY nourishes the hair (and skin) without leaving it greasy or heavy. Petroleum and mineral oil free. Moisture AND brilliant shine... what more could you ask for?

7. Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner - This is another must for the beach bag to keep the hair moisturized and tame frizzies while swimming and sunning. This product is also “weightless” and is a fantastic detangler.

3. Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Hair Conditioner – CO (conditioner only) wash with this gentle cleanser. Daily Fix is an alternative to the harsh detergents and sulphates in most shampoos, especially if you wash often. 4. Blended Beauty Curly Frizz Pudding – This lightweight gel lotion is great for moisturizing hair that has been exposed to the sun. This multipurpose product defines and revives curls, fights frizz and gives great shine. 5. Naniki Sun Oil – Must-have for your beach bag! Made with Jamaican organic cold pressed coconut oil, and cocoa butter. Hydrates while providing moderate protection from the sun. Use before, during or after sun exposure.

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8. Nubian Heritage Mango Butter with Shea Oil and Vitamin C – Hydrating mango seed butter is infused with soothing, and restorative shea oil to create this nourishing body butter. Great for all skin types. 9. Karma Organic Spa Organic Nail Polish Remover and Nail Polish – Karma Organic nail care products are non-toxic, formaldehyde, toulene and DBP free. The remover is made with soybean oil and removes all nail polish effectively. Polish shown in Urban Legend. 10. Jessicurl Too Shea! Extra Moisturizing Conditioner – For damaged and dry hair. Fight summer sun and deep treat with this product by leaving it on hair with a plastic cap and apply heat for 20 minutes. Softness! ||PJM||

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By Tricia Williamson


n this issue of Panache Jamaica Magazine, we are exploring the hair journeys of four unique and very different women. With bold statements by Miss Jamaica Universe 2010 Yendi Phillips’ chopping off of her signature long straight locks for charity to Vybz Kartel’s weave renaissance – there is a lot to discuss about how our hair defines us. So who better to ask than four of my beautiful friends! If Martin Luther is correct that “The hair is the richest ornament of women.” Then let the jewellery box be open:

“Hair brings one’s self-image into focus; it is vanity’s proving ground. Hair is terribly personal, a tangle of mysterious prejudices.” -Shana Alexander


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“Hair style is the final tip-off whether or not a woman really knows herself.” -Hubert de Givenchy, Vogue, July 1985



Photography by Tricia Williamson

Q: Where do you see your ‘hair evolution’ in your 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s? A: I can definitely see myself getting

Describe your hair in three words? A: Black, mid-length and

a pixie cut in the future.


Q: Which celebrity’s hair would you most like to have? A: I will have to go with Halle Berry, I

Q: What is your signature style or way of wearing your hair? A: With a centre or side part, I love to rock a pony-tail as well.

love the cut and style and it doesn’t seem to be high maintenance.

Q: What has been you hair’s journey from childhood to present day? A: I wore my hair in its natural state for

Q: If you could change one decision you made in the past about your hair, what would it be? A: I would have taken better care of

11 yrs, and then I got my first relaxer at age 12. Applying chemicals to my hair took my hair on a roller coaster journey; it has literally been up and down.

my hair and not pull it as tightly as I did in high school.

Q: Give one memory of your hair that stands out the most in your mind? A: When I chopped it all off for my high school graduation, it has not been that low since then.

Q: +RZ GRHV \RXU KDLU UHÁHFW changes in your life? A: If I feel the need for a change then I would decide to cut or colour my hair, however that’s not necessarily accompanied by any significant change in other areas of my life.

Q: How would you describe the politics of black hair in Jamaica/ Caribbean/ American culture? What social stigmas, controversies or lessons have your learnt? A: It’s amazing the assumptions and conclusions that are made simply by how someone chooses to style their hair. If a person wears dreads then you are automatically judged to be of the

Rastafarian faith. Likewise if a black person wears their hair in its natural form, then persons tend to deem that as afro-centric or it’s because of religious beliefs. On the other hand, when a black person decides to relax their hair, it’s supposedly to become “white”. Whilst our religious beliefs/ moral convictions may affect how we choose to wear our hair, ultimately how we style our hair is a reflection of our personal style and preference. So however you choose to wear your hair own it and wear it proudly.

Q: Give one hair care tip and product that you use and would recommend. A: The product I would recommend is the Organics Leave-In Liquid Hair Mayonnaise, it’s my “one shot cures all” product so it acts effectively as a leave-in treatment, it detangles my hair and keeps it moisturized after a shampoo and for the tip- I also use it as a hair dress treatment.

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Q: If you have or when you have a daughter, when it comes to her ‘crowning glory’ what is the one lesson you would have her learn about hair and beauty? A: I would encourage her to take good care of her hair, preserve its health and beauty, because the saying is true “Your hair is your crowning beauty”.

Q: How does your partner feel about your hair? A: He’s usually supportive of whatever I changes I make as long as I wear my own hair, but ultimately I think he prefers it long rather than short.

Q: The main misconception people have about your hair? A: Persons tend to think that my hair is false.

Q: When do you love your hair the most? A: The first wash after a relaxer service, It has the most bounce and fullness at that point. ||PJM|| Anniversary issue 2011



Describe your hair in three words? A: Black. Bold. Beautiful.

Q: What is your signature style or way of wearing your hair? A: Don’t have one. Hair should be

that feels best for you and wear it with confidence.

ever changing, compliment the face, highlight the outfit and match the occasion. I try to keep it fresh and functional but versatility is a must.

Q: Give one hair care tip and product that you use and would recommend. A: Tip: Keep your hair moisturized,

Q: What has been you hair’s journey from childhood to present day? A: For most of my life I’ve kept my hair natural and long. Thereafter came the hair coloring experiences that led up to the 1st big chop in 2003. I rang in 2005 New Year with my very first relaxer. The next 5 years that followed was a roller coaster of different hair do’s – including extensions, wigs and yes, more coloring. Now in 2011, I’ve cut it all off again and can’t wait to explore my options for the future.

Q: Give one memory of your hair that stands out the most in your mind? A: I remember the time when I got my whole head micro-braided and it was so unbearably tight I couldn’t sleep and burnt the midnight’s oil undoing it…. [Laughs] What a waste!

Q: +RZ GRHV \RXU KDLU UHÁHFW changes in your life? A: Changes in my hair are more a reflection of the answer to the question…”What to do with my hair now?” Overtime, I get bored with a certain do and enjoy experimenting within reason. Color, relaxer, cut, extensions, go natural, wigs, locks, the big chop… once I’ve made up my mind, it’s pretty much a done deal.

Q: How would you describe the politics of black hair in Jamaica/ Caribbean/ American culture? What social stigmas, controversies or lessons have your learnt? A: Hair is like fashion: What was a do yesterday is a don’t today and will be a do again tomorrow. I’ve learnt it’s best to be your own trendsetter. Do the do Anniversary issue 2011

including your scalp. It’s the least you can do to promote growth. Product: I highly recommend Biosilk Silk Therapy by Farouk. Makes the hair silky soft, smells great and fights frizz…a must-have product.

Q: Where do you see your ‘hair evolution’ in your 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s? A: Only time will tell. Q: Which celebrity’s hair would you most like to have? A: I really like Halle Berry’s short do. It frames her head and shows off her face and its features.

Q: If you could change one decision you made in the past about your hair, what would it be? A: Opting to do major hair color changes at home versus at the salon. The right hair color or highlights can do wonders to compliment your skin tone but leave it to the professionals! Too much too soon or not following the instructions to a tee, will result in irreversible damage.

Q: If you have or when you have a daughter, when it comes to her ‘crowning glory’ what is the one lesson you would have her learn about hair and beauty? A: Sorry, I’m having all boys... (Kidding) Hair like beauty begins from within and radiates and shines. You get what you put in. Take care of the scalp and use good, quality products…that will take care of the within. Then style your heart out, find what defines you and don’t be afraid to change it up as you see fit.


Q: How does your partner feel about your hair? A: I’m single, but interestingly, I am surprised at [and secretly enjoying] the many compliments I’ve gotten from men [strangers] since I cut my hair off. My male friends however are about 50/50. Adapting to change is never easy, so I’m given them some time to adjust…[Laughs]

Q: The main misconception people have about your hair? A: That because it’s thick, it must be unmanageable. On the contrary, I love styling my natural hair myself. It’s naturally curly and is easy to twist, braid and style just about any way I please.

Q: When do you love your hair the most? A: Right after a shampoo and deep conditioning at home …gives me the thirst quenching effect….Ahhhhhhh!

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Describe your hair in three words? A: Healthy, beautiful and

Q: If you could change one decision you made in the past about your hair, what would it be? A: Hmm interesting, never thought


Q: What is your signature style or way of wearing your hair? A: I mostly wear my hair short, I

about that one before, but I guess I wished I had kept it natural, even more so now that natural hair is in and you have more hairstylists specializing in the maintenance of natural hair.

love, love it when it is short, but I do sometimes wear it long or put in braids.

Q: What has been you hair’s journey from childhood to present day? A: Wow, my hair has gone on a road of transformation since I started using chemical products. It went from natural to Jerri curls, yes… I said ‘Jerri curls’ [laughs], then on to cream (hair straightening products), to natural, to cream again.

Q: Give one memory of your hair that stands out the most in your mind? A: I have mostly good memories about my hair, however about two years ago it went through a phase where it was really “papdung” (Jamaican patios for something in need of improvement), my hair wasn’t taking the cream and as a result of that it just never looked good. That was a hard time for me because my hair is my thing, it’s the best thing about me, I think [laughs].

Q: +RZ GRHV \RXU KDLU UHÁHFW changes in your life? A: I wouldn’t say my hair reflect life changes per se, but it does reflect moods, so sometimes I cannot bother with the processing so I braid, but never a chop after a break up, there would be too much chopping for break-ups [Laughs].

Q: How would you describe the politics of black hair in Jamaica/ Caribbean/ American culture? What social stigmas, controversies or lessons have your learnt? A: People tend to think that if your

Q: If you have or when you have a daughter, when it comes to her ‘crowning glory’ what is the one lesson you would have her learn about hair and beauty? A: Wow, Kenya is such a self assured

Nicole Photography by Tricia Williamson hair doesn’t look like you are of Indian or Caucasian descent then your hair is bad. And what that has caused is a culture of wearing “false hair” among people of African descent. The market for weave is a multi-billion dollar one that is built purely on the belief that your hair must look like your Indian, Chinese or Caucasian.

Q: Give one hair care tip and product that you use and would recommend. A: Wow, I am clueless when it comes this part- I depend solely on my hair dresser (Michelle) for her advice. She has done a good job in restoring it to its glory.

Q: Where do you see your ‘hair evolution’ in your 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s? A: Well I am in my thirties now, so in the forties and fifties I can totally see my head being bald.

Q: Which celebrity’s hair would you most like to have? A: I love Rihanna and Halle Berry especially Rihanna’s hair because she wears those nice spunky short do’s that I love.

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individual, she is all into herself and stuff so I guess I may end up getting advice from her more than me giving to her. But on a real though I would definitely want her to know that the way her hair or she is, is a beauty within itself, she doesn’t need to look like someone from a magazine or the movies for her to be beautiful.

Q: How does your partner feel about your hair? A: Now this is where the controversy comes in as it relates to my hair, he likes it long, hates braids or extensions. So I have been wearing it long now to appease him.... for a while (smiles), but not sure how long that’s going to last [Laughs].

Q: The main misconception people have about your hair? A: I honestly have no idea and I really don’t care, all that matters is what I think about it and now that it is healthy and looking beautiful again I am as cool as a cucumber.

Q: When do you love your hair the most? A: Definitely when it is short, there is just something about me and short hair. ||PJM||

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Describe your hair in three words? A: Long Lovely Locks

Q: What is your signature style or way of wearing your hair? A: Well, my hair is locked and I love to play with it and do different styles, sometimes straight, sometimes curly and sometimes braided together to create a simple elegant style, but my signature style that all my friends know me for is colouring my hair. I have had many different types of colours at different times in my hair in different ways. Now my hair is coloured orange at the front. In the past I’ve done red at the ends, burgundy at the front and back strands, bleached several strands and even hot pink!

Q: What has been you hair’s journey from childhood to present day? A: I’ve always considered my hair to be virgin hair- meaning it has never been processed since birth. I’ve always had it natural, with the occasional hot comb (pressing) when I was a child, but when I was 14 and my mother said that I could now make the decision to process my hair (something I was looking forward to since I was 9) for some reason I stalled on the decision. I started to ask persons around me such as family, close friends and school mates what they thought of me processing my hair and most of them said that I had such nice or “good” natural hair and I would spoil my hair, while some said that if I did it would be so long and thick. Thinking long and hard about the “long straight hair” verses “good natural hair” I decided that I would wait a bit longer to process and probably do it for graduation. After observing girls my age with processed hair and seeing that some looked nice and some didn’t I started to feel deep inside that I don’t think that I want to risk changing my hair as it is, to process it and it may not end up looking the way I visualized this “nice long flowing straight hair”. Anniversary issue 2011

At the time I also started developing a deeper consciousness in myself and my identity and for those few years from about 14 to 16 in my observation of processed hair and digging a bit deeper than just surface features I started to reflect on the reasons why black women eventually developed the technology and started processing their hair. I then felt that it was much more than just beauty, it went deeper to selfesteem…why would black women want their hair straight? Does any other ethnic group want to look like us, have they developed chemicals to make their hair kinky, so why us? I felt (and still feel) that ethnically we lack the self esteem to look how we want to look…nothing against processed hair but processing a child’s hair as a right of passage just like the one I almost went through has a lot to do with an ethnic aesthetic glitch. Overall my decision not to process my hair came from my own personal decision to honour my mixed race ethnicity by not changing my hair and also just for me to preserve at least one thing on my body as it was given to me from birth. I have come to love, appreciate and cherish my natural hair, it will always be natural, locks or not.

Q: Give one memory of your hair that stands out the most in your mind? A: The fondest memory of my hair is the first time I went to the hairdresser to have it locked. I went after school in my uniform. At the time I was not only a sixth former but the head girl of my school. Hair that was plaited in too many plaits were outlawed not to mention locks. I still don’t know what possessed me to lock my hair two months before graduation but I guess I was at a place where I knew what I wanted and so I went for it. It was either that or I cut it off and S curl it. After much thought I think the chop would have been too drastic a change for me so I thought of locking it slowly, of course not telling anyone. This move for me to lock my hair was at a time when locks on women were not popular or trendy like now, back then a woman with locks had to have a “real” reason to do it, such as a religious choice but for my own cultural convictions I wanted to do it anyway. So the transition to locks slowly crept on and shocked many persons including my parents. By the time the September came I started UWI with locks…I came into my own and although it was a bitter sweet time based on some reactions, I’ve never regretted it.

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the questions I asked was if I intend to keep my hair like that…when I asked like what the interviewer said with the locks. Immediately I got turned off and said “Yes, I do”. I saw the look on her face and knew what that meant. That company has a very “high” corporate image and based on my observation of what Jamaica’s corporate image entails I’ve realized that it is quite British. In the sense that we have retained aesthetic ideas of what “proper” or “decent” looks like, therefore someone with locks clearly would not reflect that. I completely disagree with that

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“Complete Seasoningâ€? -This blend of natural spices was born in the hills of Jamaica. The product has been geared towards the general cooking market and by adding our single use packet to SRXOWU\SRUNÂżVK and beef makes any meal ready to cook (NO MSG). Support our local farmer’s and buy Local Spice!

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because black hair is kinky hair and kinky hair is designed to lock. If locks is my choice whether religious or not, I am of African ancestry and should not be classed based on my ethnic design. I’ve been told that maybe I should change to obtain a job in such an environment, but I’ve realized that environment needs to change for me and come out that colonial image. Should I process my hair to obtain a job? Is that part of the requirement? I think not. I’ve never cut my hair or even change my hair colours for any job.

Q: How would you describe the politics of black hair in Jamaica/ Caribbean/ American culture? What social stigmas, controversies or lessons have your learnt? A: Now I work in a job governed by an overseas government and I am free to be myself as the same colonial biases/ concept is not there. When I realized this, it validated my point even more that Jamaican culture needs to change as it relates to natural hair/ locks. This is slowly changing as I now begin to see many women wearing locks in corporate companies. If I should change jobs I will not change my image. My hair does not reflect what I can or cannot do, neither does it determine my character. Locks has been associated with too many negative connotations over the years, it’s time Jamaican society let go of that.

Q: Give one hair care tip and product that you use and would recommend. A: Well, I don’t really use anything in my hair other than what my hairdresser would use when washing and grooming my hair. I would say for persons with locks, groom it occasionally, you don’t have to have it immaculately groomed all the time, palm rolling is quicker and easier for persons with long locks. For those whose locks are in formation stage remember to have your hairdresser (better a professional do this) shape

up your locks from time to time with a scissors. Also treat your hair from time to time. Locks needs care too… it’s not exactly dead hair.

Q: Where do you see your ‘hair evolution’ in your 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s? A: I really don’t know, I guess it depends on what’s going on my life at the time. I figure it may come in my 40s.

Q: Which celebrity’s hair would you most like to have? A: Lauryn Hill, I think she’s been rocking a free up natural afro style look for a few years.

Q: If you could change one decision you made in the past about your hair, what would it be? A: I don’t really have that much of a history with my hair. So far, it’s been what it always been, natural. I feel like locking my hair when I did was the right time. I may make a change soon…who knows? (*wink*)

Q: If you have or when you have a daughter, when it comes to her ‘crowning glory’ what is the one lesson you would have her learn about hair and beauty? A: I would let her know that her hair

main misconception is that I am a Rastafarian. When my locks was shorter people didn’t assume that but I realized as the longer it grew that I was getting more “hails” from Rastafarians and people asking me about my food preferences when I go out to eat and other assumptions about me being Rastafarian. I don’t feel offended because I understand that I am in a country in which Rastafarianism originated and locks is mostly associated with. So it doesn’t bother me that much, in fact I’ve actually learnt more about Rastafarianism and have adopted certain philosophies and positive aspects out of that belief. The colours in my hair I’ve realized also shows that I wear my locks not because of religious beliefs as most Rastafarian sects as I understand do not add colour to their locks. The mane misconception I would say then is the mindset that lock originated from the Rastafarian religion. It existed long before from various different ethnic groups for various different reasons.

Q: When do you love your hair the most? A: When it’s slightly outgrown from the roots, curly and free flowing, leaving a nappy bouncing main.


no matter what texture is a reflection of her ethnic makeup, and that it adds to her beauty. There is no more beautiful way to wear your hair, it’s beautiful just the way you wear it, in your own style. I will leave her to wear it the way she’s most comfortable when she is at the appropriate age to make that decision.

Q: How does your partner feel about your hair? A: Loves it! He doesn’t want me to cut it or do anything else with it, he says it’s what makes me unique from everyone else.

Q: The main misconception people have about your hair? A: Due to the length of my locks the

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by Andreen Rose Cephas

richology is the science and study of hair or more specifically, the science of the physical, emotional and environmental causes of hair and scalp maladies. The names come from the Greek word trichos, which means “hair”. Cosmetologist have a basic grounding in trichology and are skilled in the art of hair, nails, enhancing not only their ‘’clients’’ sense of beauty but also sense of well being. Trichologist, on the other hand, has mastered and is certified based on an extensive amount of training above and beyond their cosmetology licenses. A certified trichologist is the professional to see if you are experiencing problems with your hair and scalp.

Sudden onset of hair loss can signal other, more serious health conditions and should be discussed with professional. nal.

HAIR GROWTH Hair is amazing in its prolific growth. In fact, its cell production in the body is second only to that of bone marrow! Our hair grows approximately ½ inc (13mm) a month, and sometimes slightly faster when we’re highly active during the summer months. As we age, however, our hair growth usually slows down and we may even begin to experience hair loss.

Your hair goes through growth cycles. The active growing phase of an individual hair is called anagen phase and it last an average of three to five years. The hair then goes into an intermediate or transitional phase called the catgen phase just before entering the telogen phase, in which it rest for about a hundred days, then falls out. About 85 to 90 percent of all the hair on the head is in an active to growing phase at any given moment, while 10 to 15 percent is resting. Every hair follows its own cycle of growth, rest, and falling out, so all hairs grow at different rates. Under normal healthful conditions, you don’t need to be concerned that they will all rest and fall out at the same time. HAIR LOSS Hair loss, also known as alopecia, is quiet common. You can lose approximately 50 to 100 hairs a day and feel fairly confident that this is normal. However, if you experience a steady loss of more than this, it is important to see a trichologist or a medical doctor to have the situation diagnosed. Sudden onset of hair loss can signal other, more serious health conditions and should be discussed with professional. Depending on its cause --- often found to include a hormonal imbalance, mineral deficiency, or anemia --is diagnosed and treated. Permanent hair loss can result from genetic factors such as male or female pattern baldness, as well as specific forms of alopecia, especially traction alopecia.

maintain any new hair growth; they can be costly and sometimes have side effects. For both men and women, any hair thinning or loss that’s not genetic requires getting at the “root” of the problem, and a positive mind-set is one part of this equation. Hair loss can bring great psychological distress. It is important to maintain a positive self-image, an appreciation for yourself that goes to the core of your being. It is important to accept yourself unconditionally, and know that you are lovable just the way you are, regardless of the amount of hair on your head. Do notice and have hair and skin issues treated, of course; they can be indicators of disease. But don’t become obsessive about your hair if a small amount of thinning occurs. This may be a natural part of the aging process for you. Look after yourself, accept yourself, love yourself, and everything else will fall into place. DESIRABLE ATTRIBUTES FOR YOUR HAIR Here is a list of desirable attributes, a products should do: t Cleanse without stripping natural oils t Replace lost protein, moisture, and nutrients

LIVING WITH HAIR LOSS Hereditary hair loss in men and women is not related to the hormonal imbalances discussed here. Of course there are many hair regenerative that may be administered for male pattern baldness, but I will leave that decision for you to make a consultation with your doctor. These treatments may have to be used on an ongoing basis to

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t Increase and fortify the strength and elasticity of the hair t Protect the hair cuticle t Condition without “weighing down” the hair or building up on the scalp t Even out porosity and prevent moisture loss t Smooth abraded cuticle scales and lock in moisture while creating brilliant shine t Prevent intense drying from the environment through the use of sunscreens t Calm static to prevent flyaway, unmanageable hair t Give an exceptional tactile quality or “feel” to the hair.

HAIR TREATMENT REGIMEN FOR SUMMER Relaxed and color treated hair. Hair hydration is optimum all year round but careful attention need to be taken during summer time, this is the time that the sun is hottest, the beaches are visited more often, the hair is being coloured for more attraction, it is styled more often and the list goes on. During this time hair need more attention a one should visit their stylist more often to get a professional treatment, one should shy away from applying chemicals to their hair themselves and visit a professional salon .

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The Scotch Bonnet

tings we a chat bout...

By Tricia Williamson

Education/career or children/marriage ...for women - which do you put first?...And there’s no right or wrong answer...just some honest perspective and if there’s any choice you would have done differently... Find Panache Jamaica on Facebook and join the chat!


hing is, a lot of us would rather not choose... deep down.”- Shaboya

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ell let’s say I do have kids- they would be my 1st love along with my husband, but education and career would set the way for a good life for my family”- Alethea hey say that our children are our future. But how can I set the stage for them to have a good future if I don’t have a career to support my own? So I’d definitely wait until I have a career to have a child.”- Maria


would prefer to be a stay at home mom and have tons of kids and cook a big family dinner every night that the whole family can sit down, eat and talk about their day. I would love just to take care of my kids and my husband. be that ride or die mom and wife. Then when the kids are all grown, I would pursue some interests I have, like Language and Sociology. However, society makes it difficult for this type of life, and I have to hustle hard to make ends meet. As much as I would love to have kids with my husband, we each have our own children we are taking care of financially and it seems impossible for me to spend anytime out of work to have a child at the moment. I’m only getting older, so my time is running out. Education and career is something you can accomplish at anytime, but a woman only has so long to start a family. It’s really a hard decision, but if I only had emotions to consider, the way I described is the life at the start is what I would have wanted. ”- Sara


his is a great and very important question and also one that we need to think of very carefully, because it determines our future. As women we need a balance, we need all the education, the career , the children, the marriage... if i could have done it again i would have had children and the marriage from in my twenties that would give me something worthwhile to be working for, such as the kids progression through school, their extra curricula activities or just their birthday to celebrate. In your forties your kids would have already been through high school. As for women, we all have a biological clock, but education is never ending and career takes us up to retirement! But after all of that, your family is there forever! It is something to look forward to outside of the career world ”-Patricia

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VOLUMINOUS SILHOUETTE [Right] Perfect your day look with this empire waist dress of a length that kisses your ankle for a touch of romance in every sway and step. [Left] Maxi dresses offer a simple elegance and in bold colours gives you the opportunity to mix and match your jewellery in tones of aquamarine, cobalt and turquoise that are all en vogue. [Far Left] Want to shift gears from maxi, fret not- minis are just as fun. Strut your style and sexy legs with wedge or strappy heels and you are good to go! To shop, or email us at

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AN ALL WHITE AFFAIR Self-conscious about your stomach? Try a grecian-style dress that hides it and draws attention to your sleek off-shoulder cut and bow. In the mood for separates, pair your white pants with a cool cobalt blue top that drapes you like silk. Casual yet sophisticated for any occasion. To shop, or email us at

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AQUAMARINE DELIGHT Love your curves and throw the black in the back- go all out with bold or neon tones. With this body fitting dress, add simple eyecatching jewellery to complete the look. To shop, or email us at Anniversary issue 2011

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VIBRANT IMPACT Keep your makeup stunning and accessories minimal- as you punch up your wardrobe with bold colours and prints for an easy, breezy and effortless look. To shop, or email us at

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CORPORATE DYNASTY Engage the office with any one of these powerhouse styles. Pair your silver pencil skirt with tops ranging from basic black to royal purple. Whatever the mood, whatever your day the choice is yours. To shop, or email us at

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GLITZ, GLAM & GIRLS Hang the maxi on the rack and get dolled up to party at the setting sun. Go retro in a mod dress and pair with a fierce tribal inspired heel (see page 79). Head to nightclub in this glittery number[MIDDLE] with simple strappy heels by Jessica Simpson for solid support as you dance the night away. Be black and bold with an off the shoulder dress accentuated with bold jewellery. To shop, www. or email us at shop@ panachejamagazine. com

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Designers: CFW 2011Review Sharon Cole

Designers at CFW 2011 were asked to describe their experience in 150 words or less. The views expressed here do not reflect the views of PJM.

Victoria Brown UK/Jamaica


enjoyed it immensely, an experience which I will never forget. I was able to interact and network with people from around the world. It has opened many doors for me which were closed in Jamaica and now I am pleased they are open and that they will stay open. I was able to meet creative Caribbean designers who displayed their best creations. I was overwhelmed by their craftsmanship which truly showed the level of paid attention to details in their work. It was a pleasure to meet the international models- both male and females who showed grace, flare and elegance as they walked down the runway in my designs. The fashion models were pleasant and easy to work with, they were professional and showed great class and pride in their walk. CFW plays an important role not only for the rest of the world but also to the Caribbean Islands as a whole. Designers from Jamaica and the Caribbean region have style, finesse and imagination and we need to recognise that we are as just as good as Milan, London, NY or Paris. We can use CFW as the focal point in getting our designers more recognition around the world; although I was listed as a UK designer my heritage is Jamaican. We are ‘beautiful people, as song writer Chris Brown sings, and we can equally express ourselves and our creativity through fashion design. And that is why I am proud that I was apart of Caribbean Fashion Week.

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hanks FOR FOLLOW UPS AND SEEKING OUT, Panache! My experience at CFW 2011 gave me an enlightening taste of what it’s like for Caribbean communities to come together to mesh and intermingle their “FASHION SAY SO”and creativity through FASHION DESIGN to the Global fashion market and industries. How well is it promoting and achieving this goal for all/most of the fashion designers and Artisans?.... (MY SECOND TIME AT THIS)I guess--- time will tell. But it definitely raises the bar of “things to come”.

Michel Chataigne Haiti


articipating in the CFW was a great experience, first for the intercultural exchange of Caribbean cultures, then the trade perspectives. I wish for fashion week that we would get together, sharing different creativity, and different cultures. The worst experience was at customs, where they made us waste time opening suitcases, upon coming and leaving. The organizers were awesome in their communication, the care provided back stage- where we had no problems to prepare the models. I wish that we can have a real exchange amongst Caribbean designers and sell each other’s products. The business aspect did not become very clear how we would get to a point where real sales come out of the exchange among Caribbean clientele. 35

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Hope Wade USA


FW2011 meant exposure and accreditation! It was labour pains to get there but the birth was amazing! Working with Kingsley Cooper and Romae Gordon from Pulse was great. The press recognition was awesome, including having attained the featured designer piece on the front page of FLAIR for the Round Up Of CFW! Also my designs will be featured in the Miss Jamaica US Pageant in NY this year, and I am about to sign a major contract of which you will hear of very soon! On my return to NY, FASHION FUSION, was completely sold out! My line will be at Bling Bling Boutique in Lane Plaza, Constant Spring Rd before the end of August. Thanks to Alwyn Scott of Global Media Services, Musgrave Rd in Kingston for an outstanding job with my booth and photographs. Thanks also to Paul Wade, Winsome Juredini, Denise Campbell-Eldred, Donna Scott, Ingrid Blake and Sheila Springette! ||PJM||

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Milkaya Laijah

Rebel Unit Meiling


Pheline Victoria Brown

Minka (petite)

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CFW 2011 THE COLLECTIONS By Tricia Williamson Photography by Roger Jones

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Lisa Walton

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At a young age, Meiling knew she wanted to be a fashion designer, so her mother taught her to sew. This introduction to tailoring sparked her passion for designing and crafting fine garments, which is today her life’s work.

With no opportunities in 1960s Trinidad to receive a formal education in fashion design, Meiling left home in her teens, bound for London, England and the Lucie Clayton School of Design.

After receiving her diploma in the early 70s, she returned to Trinidad, where she set up her first studio and retail outlet in a renovated garage.

Her jungle-themed presentation of 1976 featured live macaws and raised a sky-high bar on the staging of runway shows.

In 1982, Meiling Limited Editions Ltd was founded—a successful corporate uniform division that outfitted employees in several companies locally and throughout the Caribbean.

In 1996, Meiling began a resort line for export and later that same year, she launched Z Meiling, a clothing line named after her son Zakri, which she tailored for her clientele aged 15-30.

In 2008, Meiling received a “Grand Master of Fashion Design” award at Caribbean Fashion Week in Jamaica.

In September of the same year, she was presented with the Chaconia Silver Medal—a National award given for the designer’s long and meritorious service to Trinidad and Tobago’s business sector.

The Meiling line is available in Trinidad, Barbados, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Thomas USVI and Martinique.

“Dressing is about a sense of occasion, about feeling special. The relationship between personality and garment is very important.”

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How would you describe your personality in 3 words?

Intriguing, humble and charismatic. What do you look for in a partner?

Honesty, kindness, adventurous, an openmind and can hold a good conversation. What would you plan for a romantic date for two?

It would be a romantic setting with the renting of a kabana by the pool side waiting with a slice of her favorite cake, a bottle a Nuvo and candles lit to set the mood. We’d

How would you describe your personality in 3 words?

AKEEM K. talk and enjoy the dessert and afterwards we can take a dip in the pool and see what else the night has to offer. When you’re not on the runway,what do you do for fun?

Exercising, working out, counselling friends, partying and chilling at the beach.


Photography by Roger Jones

Charming, romantic and humorous. What do you look for in a partner?

Trustworthiness, compatibility, understanding and ambition. I believe in inner beauty. What would you plan for a romantic date for two?

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A candle light setting on a glass bottom boat with the moon slightly eclipsing on that night and our decadent hors d’œuvre prepared and served by an exquisite Italian chef.

When you’re not on the runway,what do you do for fun?

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The Designer is in the Details By Tricia Williamson



Dubbed Jamaica’s leading lady of crochet designs- Minka presented her 2011 ‘Ladybug’ collection at CFW and wowed the audience with a beautiful array of creations kissed by colours of the rainbow and intricately designed.

Meiling’s Grand Riviere collection at CFW was inspired by an idyllic village in Northern Trinidad. The all-white collection embodied purity, youth and elegance. Her attention to detail further underscores the craftsmanship and creativity of this Grand Master of Fashion.

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aribbean Fashion week-as a first time presenterwas a wonderful experience. I was privileged to work with eight full-figured women who showcased my collection with grace, beauty and confidence.Additionally, the staff at CFW were very helpful and accommodating, especially given the fact that I had fractured my foot a week before the show. The only thing I would change is in the casting for a broader net of more plus size models to work with; dress changes were a bit challenging as each of the models had two pieces in my collection. Overall though it was a positive experience and I look forward to participating next year. -Ava Jones, Pheline “Pheline...Simply...Sinfully, Anniversary issue 2011 Voluptuous


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Ranging from all black collections to designs that were completely void of colour- designers also showcased their collections with bold shades and tones of the islands. Reminiscent of the vibrancy of the region’s architecture - the construction of pieces, movement and textures all came together and sparkled like gems of a treasure chest.



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REPORT by Tricia Williamson Photography by Roger Jones handheld purses, and a few scarves and rings here and there. Attitude added a touch of glam with leather bags from MICHE. While in The Cloth collection, the totes and bags were brilliant in blues and reds - and were one of our must have favourites! Everblazing’s scarves with the signature gold chains are a wonderful piece to power up any look-male or female. Janoos’ handpainted wrap was shown its versatility when Miss Bahamas Universe displayed its range of use from hanging on the hip to draping the shoulder. The It bags of the Season went to the totes and purses in the Jenny Polanco collection. With beautifully painted scenes from the Caribbean countryside and lifethese bags add a splash of flair to any wardrobe. Mikaya Laijah continued to reflect her designer in the detail with signature earrings and necklaces throughout her presentation. Hats and fascinators are still hot hair pieces and those featured in Minka’s collection were outstanding- Congrats Cinderella Hats on your pieces. The hats at CFW ranged from the floppy and beach perfect to those whipped like butter cream. Mutamba offered interesting pieces with intricately coiled beaded necklaces and belts. Shaco went retro with oversized and colourful sunglasses and chandelier earrings; the memorable marigold suit channeled a touch of Dick Tracy. Jahtaxtreme offered statement necklaces to get their “natural” message across. Finally, Cartier did team up with Spoerry 1866 to showcase their timepieces but the models that wore them as they offered no pose on runway to truly highlight these pieces which was regrettable. ||PJM||


anache’s favourite pieces from amongst the many accessories designers used to accentuate their looks at CFW 2011 are shown here in the collage. Accessories at CFW this year included necklaces and earrings (24%), caps and hats (20%), sunglasses (14%), thereafter came bags and totes such as those in The Cloth collection; fascinators most visibly in Minka and Pheline collections and also belts, Anniversary issue 2011

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By Tricia Williamson

The Designer is in the Details

REBEL UNIT A clothing line catering to both men and women, Rebel Unit is more than another label. The jackets are a must-have and all the designs, choice of fabric and construction are of superior quality- worthy of the future international success that they can attain.



Robert Young’s signature appliques take centerstage on the runway in his 2011 collection. With the debut of thestudyoFIVE collection, the attention to detail is evident not only in the choice of fabric, the colours but the high quality of finish in every piece.

From feathers to fascinators, Ashley Martin brings sexy back to the runway. A melting pot of sophistication and style, Attitude is a celebration of glamour that is ready to wear for any occasion.

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Mari Guevara


by Tricia Williamson Photography by Roger Jones

LMG has been a staple on the Caribbean catwalk for years. She has walked for the region’s leading designers at Caribbean Fashion Week and Fashion Week Trinidad & Tobago. In 2010, Leah-Mari gave of her time to help sell donated handicrafts at The Big Give for Haiti.

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Follow Leah-Mari on Twitter @LeahMariGuevara


PJM loves Leah Mari! Aside from a banging body, this svelte beauty has an alluring charm that is hard to deny. Meet Leah Mari Guevara- her engaging smile, effortless cool, and wonderful personality is embodied in a beauty that truly shines from within!

She was a past competitor in the Miss Trinidad & Tobago Universe pageant in 2002 coming in as the second runner up. She also placed in the top 16 semifinalists at Miss Earth 2004 pageant. When LMG steps off the catwalk you can find her styling shoots for magazines and working with the Spice Carnival Band in Trinidad & Tobago. In 2010, in an interview with a local newspaper, Leah-Mari shared that in 10 years time she could envision herself as a mother and fashion editor of a magazine. As one of two children, growing up in Brazil Village, Arima, Guevara was responsible for grooming and cleaning the family’s five dogs. All grown up, the alluring LMG would later enroll at the New York School of Dog Grooming, where she spent three months doing an advanced course. With her certification, Guevara worked part-time at a grooming salon. The gig, she said, helped to sustain her between modelling contracts.

LMG backstage at CFW

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bikinis MUSHROOM



Apply sunscreen It’s best to apply it at home or in the bathroom, before putting on the swimsuit—that way you won’t miss any spots (like that tiny line at the edge of the swimsuit). Give yourself about 20 minutes before going out in the sun, so the sunscreen has time to fully absorb into your skin. Look for brands with titanium dioxide and mexoryl in them—these ingredients help protect against both UVA and UVB rays. Reapply sunscreen every 2-3 hours—depending upon your activity, you may have to reapply more or less.

Wear sunglasses and a hat Bigger is better (and stylish too). Sunglasses and a hat help protect your

face and neck when relaxing on the beach—no need to worry about catching rays of sunshine in those areas; you get plenty during your daily activities. And since sun damage leads to skin aging (like wrinkles, dark blotches and sun spots), this protection will keep your skin looking and feeling youthful.


Drink lots of water Keeping your body hydrated is just as important as keeping your skin hydrated. And it’s healthy. Sometimes, on a really hot day, you can get dehydrated without even realizing it. So get in the habit of carrying a bottle of water on you at all times. ||PJM||

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By Tricia Williamson Photography by Roger Jones

Thank You! from San Fernando FW


he Committee of San Fernando Fashion Week 2011 would like to extend a most heartfelt thanks to all for the support and contributions made towards making this event a success. We hope you will all use this event as a medium to promote and elevate the fashion industry not only in Trinidad and Tobago but all over the world. To all our international guests including designers, photographers, retailers and models we greatly appreciate your involvement and the valuable contribution you have made to the Fashion Industry in Trinidad & Tobago. We know this bond will not end here but will continue to flourish into mutually beneficial investments for all concerned. Special thanks to the Mayor of San Fernando, the Multiculturalism Ministry, and Members of FATT and all the models who worked hard week after week to ensure the success of this event. To the makeup artistes, production team, sponsors, partners, media, volunteers and all the wonderful people of Trinidad and Tobago we say Thank You and again Thank You. As we prepare for next years’ San Fernando Fashion Week we look for your continued support in marketing this sector. Best Regards, TheCommittee SanFernando Fashion Week 2011

PANACHE` JAMAICA MAGAZINE was a proud Media Sponsor for San Fernando Fashion Week 2011.

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Perfect for cocktails this red crochet dress was created with Minka’s special draping and knotting technique, price upon request, MINKA.

Royal blue crochet sweater,$12,000 JMD, MINKA. An original design made using the “Minka Weave” crochet stitch. Creme linen fabric mixed with gold crochet thread and embellished with rhinestones. FUN FACT: The bottom of the dress was a pants that was turned into a skirt! Plus the motive around the neck is a great necklace. $15,000 JMD, MINKA.

Fiery red crochet floor length dress with gold glitter crochet and rhinestones,$8,500 JMD, MINKA.

Minka & The Art of Crochet

Fashion’s Dynamic Duo By Tricia Williamson Photography by Roger Jones

Peach asymmetrical crochet floor length dress for those who want to show some skin, $12,000 JMD, MINKA.

Vintage knitted wrap sweater dress with a touch of creme finished with a beautiful crochet belt of faux pearls, Dress $8,500JMD, Belt $1,500 JMD, MINKA.

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Yellow and navy blue African inspired fabric with crochet halter and rose feature in back, Dress $5,000JMD, Purse $1,500 50 JMD, MINKA.

Turquoise one shoulder mini dress and empire waist line, $8,000 JMD, MINKA.

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Photographer: Roger Jones Fashion Director: Tricia Williamson DESIGNS BY JAE JOLLY Shot on location at Fort Rocky, Port Royal

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AYODELE [Previous page] Orange and leopard print bikini, $71 USD ZOLA [This Page] White inen dress, $76 USD. To shop, contact Janel Jolly (designer) at jaejolly@ or email us at shop@panachejamagazine. com

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ZURI Black and cream print dress with coloured patch work, $88 USD. To shop, contact Janel Jolly (designer) at jaejolly@ or email us at shop@panachejamagazine. com

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JAMAICA NURU Orange and Gold colour-block pencil dress, $82 USD. AYO [Magazine Covershot] African print Romper, $65 USD. To shop, contact Janel Jolly (designer) at or email us at

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XOLANI Orange linen dress, $82 USD. To shop, contact Janel Jolly (designer) at jaejolly@hotmail. com or email us at

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16 Early Signs of Pregnancy

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Shortness of Breath Do you get winded going up the stairs all of a sudden? It might be because you’re pregnant. The growing fetus needs oxygen, leaving you a little short. Sorry to say, this one may continue throughout your pregnancy, especially as your growing baby starts to put pressure on your lungs and diaphragm. Sore Breasts Putting on your bra this morning felt like mild torture. And are you imagining it, or are the girls

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a little bigger? Tender and heavyfeeling breasts, darkening of the areolas and even more pronounced veins on your chest can be a first sign that you’re pregnant. Wear your most supportive bra -- to bed if you need it -- to help ease discomfort. Fatigue You didn’t even make it through one page of your book last night before falling asleep. If you’re suddenly exhausted, it might be a response to the increasing hormones in your body. For many women, tiredness continues through the first trimester, but then ebbs in the second. Nausea Most pregnant women start to

get the queasies when they’re about 6 weeks along, but some can experience morning sickness (which unfortunately can occur morning, noon and night) earlier. It will most likely subside as you enter the second trimester. In the mean time, try to eat foods that will settle your stomach, like crackers or ginger ale. Frequent Urination If you suddenly find yourself unable to sleep through the night without a trip to the loo, it might be a sign. During pregnancy your body produces extra fluids, which has your bladder working overtime and you taking a lot of pee breaks. Headaches More early signs of pregnancy include an aching head, a result of changes in hormones. Just in case you are indeed pregnant, take pgsafe acetaminophen instead of ibuprofen to deal with the pain. Backaches Is your lower back a little sore? If you don’t normally have back pain, it could mean your ligaments are loosening. Sorry, this one might

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continue through your pregnancy as your weight gain and shifting center of gravity throw your posture out of whack. Cramping Is it PMS or pregnancy? It’s hard to tell, but if you’re feeling crampy, it might be your uterus stretching to get ready for a baby. Cravings or Food Aversions Suddenly, you cannot get enough citrus. Or perhaps fish now turns your stomach. If you notice food issues that weren’t there before, it could be your body telling you you’re pregnant. Constipation and Bloating You swear you fit in your skinny jeans just last week. If you’re feeling a little puffy or backed up, it might be extra progesterone due to pregnancy, which slows down your digestive system. Mood Swings WWIII erupted over your husband’s failure to put his socks in the hamper. Moody much? If you’re feeling a little hormonal, if might be because your

body is adjusting to well, new hormones. Assure your husband that the roller coaster emotions will pass. Elevated Basal Body Temperature If you’ve actively been trying to get pregnant, you may have been charting your basal body temp to pinpoint ovulation. Generally, your BBT is elevated from ovulation until you get your period 2 weeks later. If it stays elevated beyond two weeks, it might be because you’re pregnant. Super Smell Your garbage can now makes you gag -- guess you’re off trash duty! If you’re repulsed by certain smells, or have an increased sensitivity to odors, it may mean you’ve got a bun in the oven. Dizziness or Fainting This is the go-to symptom they use to signify pregnancy in movies, but it’s based in reality. Low blood sugar or blood pressure can cause a woozy episode. Make sure you eat enough and stay wellhydrated. Spotting Darn! You got your period. Or did you? If it was much lighter than normal, and a few days earlier than expected, you may actually be experiencing implantation bleeding, where the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall and causes a little bloodshed. Late Period Many of the early signs of pregnancy are also symptoms of PMS. How to tell the difference? The most telling clue yet will be a missed period. If your cycle is fairly regular and you’re late, you should head to the drugstore. Positive Pregnancy Test You won’t know for sure whether you’re a mama-to-be until you do the pee-stick test. If you get a negative result and you still don’t get your period, it just might just be too early for the test to detect. Wait a few days and try again. And if it’s positive -- congratulations!

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Indonesian plant may represent male birth-control breakthrough


andarusa, a six-foot tall, leafy shrub native to Indonesia, may represent a long-sought breakthrough in the quest for a male birth-control


The plant doesn’t affect male hormones but rather alters the chemistry on the tip of each individual spermatozoon, making them unable to pierce the outer wall of the female egg, or oocyte. Dr. Dyan Pramesti, head of the clinical trial: “It [gandarusa] interferes with the enzyme which is located on the sperm head. The enzyme is needed to perforate the wall of the oocyte. If the enzyme is not active, or reduces the activity, the sperm cannot perforate the wall of the oocyte.” Adding to the mounting pile of evidence that suggests gandarusa would make a good over-the-counter daily male birth-control pill is the fact that the enzyme’s effect is not permanent. On average, men were fertile again just two months after they stopped taking the pill in clinical trials. Bambang Prajogo (best name ever!), another member of the research team: “We’ve done two rounds of testing on humans and so far, no pregnancies have resulted. We are now starting Phase 3 testing with 350 couples and we are hoping we will continue with our 100 percent success rate.” The pill also boasts a lack of side effects. One of the researchers says the biggest problem with gandarusa is getting men of Indonesia acclimated to the idea of taking birth control; many of them view family planning as the woman’s responsibility. Gandarusa might be available in Indonesian stores as early as next year, though it will probably take years of trials and research for it to reach the United States, which is a shame. We need more birth-control options for men in the United States. And it’d be nice to have an option for men that doesn’t mess with the body’s hormones, like female birth control does. Men are kind of whiny when it comes to birth control (think of how much we whine about condoms). A once-daily pill with no side effects could be a great way to balance out the distribution of responsibility for family planning among couples.-| panache jamaica|

Pregnancy in your 20’s 30’s 40’s Your body, your emotional self, and risks to your baby with a pregnancy at 20, 30, and after 40. Most experts would say there’s no one right time to start a family. But there are both advantages and disadvantages to ’Ÿ’—ȱ‹’›‘ȱŠȱ’쎛Ž—ȱŠŽœDZȱ —ȱ¢˜ž›ȱŘŖœǰȱ˜›ȱ’—œŠ—ŒŽǰȱ¢˜žȂ••ȱ‘ŠŸŽȱ–˜›ŽȱŽ—Ž›¢ȱ˜ȱ›ž—ȱŠŽ›ȱŠ—ȱŒŠ›Žȱ˜›ȱ¢˜ž›ȱŒ‘’•ȱ‹žȱŽ Ž›ȱ ꗊ—Œ’Š•ȱ›Žœ˜ž›ŒŽœȱŠ—ȱ•Žœœȱ™Ž›œ˜—Š•ȱ•’ŽȱŽ¡™Ž›’Ž—ŒŽȱ˜—ȱ ‘’Œ‘ȱ˜ȱ›Š Dzȱ’—ȱ¢˜ž›ȱ•ŠŽȱřŖœȱŠ—ȱŚŖœȱ¢˜žȱ–Š¢ȱ‹Žȱ–˜›ŽȱŽœŠ‹•’œ‘Žȱ ꗊ—Œ’Š••¢ȱ‹žȱ‘ŠŸŽȱŠȱ˜ž‘Ž›ȱ’–ŽȱŽĴ’—ȱŠ—ȱœŠ¢’—ȱ™›Ž—Š—ȱŠ—ǰȱŠŽ› Š›ǰȱ”ŽŽ™’—ȱž™ȱ ’‘ȱŠ—ȱŠŒ’ŸŽȱ‹Š‹¢ȱŠ—ȱ˜•Ž›ǯ ‘Šȱ˜••˜ œȱ’œȱŠȱ•˜˜”ȱŠȱ‘Žȱ™›˜œȱŠ—ȱŒ˜—œȱ˜ȱ™›Ž—Š—Œ¢ȱŠȱ’쎛Ž—ȱŠŽœǯ

Ages 20 to 24 YOUR BODY

These are your most fertile years. Your periods are probably regular, and most, if not all, of them are ovulatory. Even now, however, you may not conceive exactly when you want to. The average woman between 20 and 24 years old has about a 20 percent chance each month of getting pregnant when she has unprotected intercourse. Once you do conceive, your blood pressure will probably be checked at each prenatal appointment, even though most women in their 20s have only a small risk of hypertension during pregnancy. New research shows that you have about half the risk of gestational diabetes that women in their 40s do, which is why recent guidelines from the American Diabetes Association suggest eliminating the once routine test for gestational diabetes in women age 25 or under.

YOUR EMOTIONAL SELF How you feel about your pregnancy may depend, in great part, on other things in your life. Some women who postpone job advancement to have a baby feel ambivalent or resentful at first, says Diane Ross Glazer, Ph.D., a psychotherapist in Woodland Hills, CA. “Another concern is body image, which is a bigger issue for most women in their 20s than for those who are older. Also, a woman at this age is likely to be focused more on her marriage than on other parts of her life, such as her job, and adding a third person into the mix may be difficult,” says Glazer.

RISKS TO YOUR BABY The miscarriage rate during these years is about 9.5 percent, the lowest it will ever be. Because your eggs are still relatively young,

your baby is much less likely to be born with a birth defect such as Down syndrome (1 in 1,667 births among women age 20) or other chromosomal abnormalities (1 in 526 among women age 20). Yet more infants with these disorders are born to women in their 20s because those in this age group have more babies and women past 35 are more likely to be offered screening tests and may elect to terminate a pregnancy in which the fetus has a birth defect.

Ages 25 to 29 YOUR BODY

If you exercise and eat sensibly, and continue to do so throughout your pregnancy, you should have an easier delivery and be able to get your body back in shape more quickly than a less fit woman might. Although this is true at any age, in your 20s you are more likely to be at optimal fitness, making delivery and postpartum weight loss easier. In terms of long-term health, if you begin conceiving in your 20s, you may be at decreased risk for breast cancer and ovarian cancer, according to some studies. Doctors think that hormonal changes that occur during ovulation (increased estrogen and progesterone), which stimulate the ovaries and breasts every month, may raise the risk of these cancers; the more often you’re pregnant, the less often you ovulate.

YOUR EMOTIONAL SELF In your late 20s you’re more likely to be established in your work life and, depending on when you married, your relationship with your husband may also be in better shape to handle the changes that parenthood brings.

RISKS TO YOUR BABY The miscarriage rate is 10 percent, only

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slightly higher than for women five years younger. At age 25, your chances of delivering a baby with Down syndrome are 1 in 1,250, and there’s a 1 in 476 chance of having a baby with any chromosomal abnormality.

Ages 30 to 34 YOUR BODY

Fertility begins to decline at age 30, but this change happens gradually, over the next five years or so. If you need infertility treatment, your chances of success are higher than they are for an older woman. For women under age 35 the success rate of in vitro fertilization (IVF), for example, is 25 to 28 percent; for those over age 40, that rate drops to 6 to 8 percent. One study found that the rate of cesarean sections was close to two times higher among women ages 30 to 34 than among those in their 20s, although doctors don’t know why.

YOUR EMOTIONAL SELF “Women who have been fully involved in their job in their 20s often feel emotionally ready to start a family as they enter their next decade,” says Glazer. “And they have the energy and the resources to do it. But they may also feel pulled in different directions. They worry about whether they’ll be able to return to their work life -- or whether they’ll even want to.”

RISKS TO YOUR BABY The miscarriage rate is 11.7 percent. By age 30 your risk of having a baby with Down syndrome is 1 in 952, and a baby with any chromosomal abnormality, 1 in 385.

Ages 35 to 39 YOUR BODY

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Fertility continues to decline after age 35, and it takes a nosedive at age 38, says Benjamin Younger, M.D., executive director of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, in Birmingham, AL. “The decline is due mostly to the fact that the woman’s eggs are aging, and they become more difficult to fertilize,” he adds. Up until age 35, most doctors suggest that couples have unprotected intercourse for a full year before seeking infertility treatment; that time period is reduced to six months for women over 35. “The greatest problem for infertile couples is delayed treatment, because there’s a big difference in success rates between a woman in her late 30s and one in her early 40s,” says Ruth Fretts, M.D., clinical instructor of obstetrics and gynecology at Harvard Medical School. “In fact, many infertility clinics won’t accept patients if they’re older than 39 or 40.” The risk of high blood pressure during pregnancy is about double for women over 35 compared with younger ones; hypertension affects about 10 to 20 percent of pregnant women in this age group. Gestational diabetes is two to three times more common in women over age 35 than in younger women, and recent studies show the risk is even higher if the woman has gained weight over the years. The chance of having a cesarean section is about twice as high for women ages 35 to 39 as for those in their 20s, possibly because labor tends to take longer in older women. “When the second stage of labor surpasses two hours, obstetricians often intervene and do a C-section to reduce stress on the fetus,” says Gertrud Svala Berkowitz, Ph.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive science at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

YOUR EMOTIONAL SELF This is the age when your doctor might recommend amniocentesis or some other prenatal screening -- which for many women is anxiety-provoking while they await results -- because the risks of having a baby with Down syndrome or another type of chromosomal disorder begin to rise significantly.

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significantly in your late 30s (and early 40s). “This is probably due to the fact that the hormonal stimulation of the ovaries changes slightly as a woman ages, increasing the chances that they’ll release more than one egg,” says Dr. Younger. “It could be Mother Nature’s way of compensating for the fact that more eggs are likely to be defective.” Women who take fertility drugs are also at higher risk of multiple births because the drugs stimulate the ovaries to produce more eggs. Even so, the chance of twin, triplet, or other multiple births is still relatively slim. The miscarriage rate rises after age 35 to close to 18 percent. Rates of stillbirths are about twice as high among older pregnant women than younger ones, according to recent studies, although the reasons are unknown.

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can minimize these effects by making sure not to gain an excessive amount of weight during pregnancy, keeping moderately active, and doing Kegel exercises to keep your vaginal muscles strong.

YOUR EMOTIONAL SELF By the time you’ve reached your 40s, you have a wealth of experience and maturity to draw upon when raising a child. Chances are, you’ll also be more patient than you would have been in your 20s. But you’ll probably have concerns. “What I hear most often is, ‘I’ll be so old by the time this baby starts college!’” says Glazer. “Or a couple will look down the road and see that their nest won’t be empty until they’re 60 or 70. Older parents have to balance feelings of loss of freedom and spontaneity with the joy they’ll feel in raising the child.”



First the good news: A recent study shows that women over 40 who have babies without help from fertility drugs or other assisted reproductive technologies tend to live longer than those who don’t. Why? One theory is that estrogen, which is still produced in abundance in fertile women, has life-lengthening effects on the heart, bones, and other organs. However, fewer than 1 percent of women ages 40 to 44 have babies. The chance of becoming pregnant during any one month drops to only 5 percent after age 40. How well you carry and deliver a baby in your 40s depends on several factors, including your level of fitness, overall health habits, and whether this is your first baby. “The biggest complaint I hear among my pregnant patients in their 40s is how tired they feel,” says Jennifer Niebyl, M.D., a professor and head of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Iowa. “Hormonal changes in pregnancy make all women feel tired, but fatigue seems to be more pronounced in older ones and can be compounded if there are young children to care for.” If you’ve already had a baby, you may also be more prone to hemorrhoids, pressure on the bladder, prolapsed tissues in the uterus and vagina, and sagging breasts than you would have been 20 years earlier, simply because the muscles and other tissues in these areas have already been stretched. You

About one-third of all pregnancies in women ages 40 to 44 end in miscarriage. There are several reasons: The eggs may be defective to start with, the uterine lining may not be thick enough, or the blood supply to the uterus may not be rich enough to sustain a pregnancy. The risks of placenta previa (in which the placenta lies low in the uterus, partly or completely blocking the cervical opening and creating a high risk of hemorrhage) and placental abruption (in which all or part of the placenta separates from the uterine wall) are also increased. Babies born to women in their 40s are also more likely to have lower birth weights (under 5 1/2 pounds). Risks of chromosomal birth defects rise steadily with each year into your 40s. If you give birth at age 40, your baby has a 1 in 106 chance of being born with Down syndrome and a 1 in 66 chance of being born with any chromosomal abnormality. But by age 44, those risks rise to 1 in 38 and 1 in 26, respectively.

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Boutique Hotels to Experience

Hotel Mocking Bird Hill is a romantic, eco-chic hideaway with Wi-Fi nestled in 6½ acres of lush organic tropical gardens and trees on a hillside outside Port Antonio, Jamaica. It offers its guests a unique environmentally-friendly setting providing intimate luxury boutique accommodation at a moderate price. This Port Antonio hotel is close to both town and beach and only a short drive from the waterfalls, forests & botanical gardens that distinguishes the North-East coast of Jamaica. The wide open areas offer spectacular views and allow guests to enjoy the simple pleasures of life: Breathtaking sunsets, flitting hummingbirds in the garden, nature’s natural concert at night accompanied by glimmering fireflies whilst sitting in the hotel’s bar, and an award winning restaurant that serves great ‘slow food’, most of which has been locally sourced.

Cocos Hotel, Antigua: A small romantic and unique collection “real” Caribbean cottages with panoramic views and private secluded beaches. A small collection of authentic Antiguan Cottages nestled into the bluff overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean; Cocos Hotel provides the most exceptional personal service in a secluded Caribbean setting. This romantic boutique resort features 26 individual wooden Caribbean style cottages, each offering a private balcony with spectacular views and showers opening to the Caribbean sea. Cocos Cottages are situated between two, secluded powdery white beaches. You can dine on the finest freshly prepared dishes in our intimate and quiet sea view restaurant. Sip on custom made cocktails at our friendly beach bar. Indulge and be pampered at our Serenity Cottage with personal, natural treatments. Away from the crowds, immerse yourself in the tranquility and romance of the real Caribbean at Cocos.

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Calabash Hotel and Villas is set in a secluded bay on the Caribbean island of Grenada, the is widely renowned as the best Grenada hotel, our guests enjoy the ultimate in pure elegance. Every luxury is on offer including breakfast on your private balcony prepared by your personal maid and fine dining at the famous Gary Rhodes Restaurant. The newly opened ‘Heaven and Earth’ spa overlooks our quiet beach and offers a wide range of lavish treatments. A holiday or vacation in Grenada at Calabash is full of peace, relaxation and privacy. Excellent service and attention to detail are key factors in our philosophy of endeavouring to exceed our guests’ expectations.

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Jumping Up with the Toronto Revellers Carnival in Canada


By Stacey Marie Robinson oronto’s annual carnival is the heart of the Caribbean community in Toronto.

The fashion, the music, ƚŚĞĨŽŽĚ͕ĂŶĚƚŚĞĨĞƐƟǀŝƟĞƐ ĂƌĞƚƌƵĞƌĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĂƟŽŶƐŽĨ keeping Caribbean culture alive and revered, and doing so with style, ĞŶĞƌŐLJ͕ĂŶĚĂƐƉŝƌŝƚŽĨĐĞůĞďƌĂƟŽŶ͘

dŚĞĚĞƐŝŐŶŽĨŽƵƌĐŽƐƚƵŵĞǁĂƐĂĐŽůůĂďŽƌĂƟǀĞĞīŽƌƚďLJŽƵƌ four-woman team. We watched the Wizard of Oz with ĚĞĞƉƐĐƌƵƟŶLJ͕ĨŽůůŽǁĞĚďLJŚŽƵƌƐĐŽŶƚĞŵƉůĂƟŶŐ various suit styles, colour schemes, details, materials, and unique features. We wanted ŽƵƌǁŝƚĐŚƚŽďĞĮĞƌĐĞĂŶĚŵLJƐƚĞƌŝŽƵƐ͙ LJĞƚƐƟůůƐĞdžLJĂŶĚĨƵŶ͘^ŚĞŝƐƉĂƌƟĂůůLJ hidden by jeweled mask, she wears one dark glove, she is clothed in a glossy black fabric, and the ĂƐLJŵŵĞƚƌŝĐĂůĐŽŶĮŐƵƌĂƟŽŶŽĨ her headpiece and accessories ƌĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚŚĞƌĞĐĐĞŶƚƌŝĐŝƟĞƐ͘ She is, indeed, wicked!

>ŝŬĞŵŽƐƚŵĂũŽƌĐŝƟĞƐŝŶEŽƌƚŚŵĞƌŝĐĂ͕ Toronto is host to an annual Caribbean carnival that takes place mid-summer with a series of events and shows, concluding with a parade on the Saturday before the Simcoe Day holiday in ƵŐƵƐƚ͘ĂĐŚLJĞĂƌŚƵŶĚƌĞĚƐŽĨƚŚŽƵƐĂŶĚƐŇŽŽĚ the streets of Toronto for non-stop reveling and cheerful camaraderie. Toronto’s Carnival (aka “Caribana”), founded in ϭϵϲϳďLJƚŚĞĂƌŝďďĞĂŶƵůƚƵƌĂůŽŵŵŝƩĞĞ͕ŚĂƐ recently gone through structural changes and ůĞĂĚĞƌƐŚŝƉĂĚũƵƐƚŵĞŶƚƐ͕LJĞƚƐƟůůƌĞŵĂŝŶƐEŽƌƚŚ ŵĞƌŝĐĂ͛ƐůĂƌŐĞƐƚƐƚƌĞĞƚĨĞƐƟǀĂů͘&ŽƌϮϬϭϭ͕ƚŚĞ ĨĞƐƟǀĂů͛ƐŶĞǁŵŽŶŝŬĞƌŝƐƚŚĞ^ĐŽƟĂďĂŶŬĂƌŝďďĞĂŶ Carnival. ůƚŚŽƵŐŚ/ŚĂǀĞũƵŵƉĞĚƵƉŝŶƚŚĞƉĂƌĂĚĞĨŽƌƚŚĞ past four years in costume, and the previous ten years as a spectator, this year—along with three friends ;^ŽŶŝĂŚĂƟĂ͕ĂŶĚŝĐĞŝdžŽŶ͕ĂŶĚŚĞƌƌǀĂŶƐͿͶ/ĚĞĐŝĚĞĚ ƚŽƚĂŬĞŽŶƚŚĞĐŚĂůůĞŶŐĞŽĨĐƌĞĂƟŶŐĐŽƐƚƵŵĞƐĂŶĚ ƉƌĞƐĞŶƟŶŐŽƵƌŽǁŶƐĞĐƟŽŶŝŶƚŚĞƉĂƌĂĚĞ͘ Having loyally played mas with the Toronto Revellers ;ůĞĂĚďLJƚŚĞE͛Ɛ:ĂŵĂĂůDĂŐůŽŝƌĞ͕ĂdŽƌŽŶƚŽŶĂƟǀĞͿ͕ǁĞ wanted to give back to the band that had given us so many ŐƌĞĂƚĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞƐ͕ĂŶĚƚŽƚŚĞZĞǀĞůůĞƌƐĨĂŵŝůLJǁŚŽǁĂƌŵůLJ welcomed us into their carnival community. This year’s theme for the Revellers is “Welcome to Oz,” ďĂƐĞĚŽŶƚŚĞϭϵϯϵĐůĂƐƐŝĐĮůŵThe Wizard of Oz. Our ĨĞŵĂůĞƐĞĐƟŽŶ͞tŝĐŬĞĚ͟ŝƐĂŶŝŶƚĞƌƉƌĞƚĂƟŽŶŽĨƚŚĞǁŝƚĐŚ Anniversary issue 2011

ŽĨƚŚĞǁĞƐƚ͖ŽƵƌŵĂůĞƐĞĐƟŽŶ͞tŝŶŬŝĞ'ƵĂƌĚ͟ŝƐďĂƐĞĚŽŶ the witch’s protectors. Children’s versions have also been ŝŶĐŽƌƉŽƌĂƚĞĚĨŽƌƚŚĞ:ƵŶŝŽƌĂƌŶŝǀĂů͕ǁŝƚŚ͞ĞǁŝƚĐŚĞĚ͟ĂŶĚ “Lil Soldiers.”


We are ready to visually communicate the passion we feel for our culture and our city through fashion, colour, ĂŶĚƐƚLJůĞ͘ŶdžŝŽƵƐůLJ͕ǁĞĂŶƟĐŝƉĂƚĞƐĞĞŝŶŐ over one hundred ladies (and a handful of ŐĞŶƚůĞŵĞŶͿĐƌŽƐƐƚŚĞƐƚĂŐĞŝŶŽƵƌĐƌĞĂƟŽŶ to chip, jump, and wine down Lakeshore Boulevard. We hope that our carnival debut as designers is just a stepping stone towards a ůŝĨĞƟŵĞŽĨŝŶǀŽůǀĞŵĞŶƚǁŝƚŚƚŚĞĨĞƐƟǀŝƟĞƐ͕ĂŶĚ ĂŶƵƉůŝŌŝŶŐŵĞƚŚŽĚŽĨƚƌĂŶƐĨĞƌƌŝŶŐƚŚĞĂƌŝďďĞĂŶ ĐƵůƚƵƌĞƐƚƌŽŶŐůLJƚŚƌŽƵŐŚŐĞŶĞƌĂƟŽŶƐƚŽĐŽŵĞ͕ƌŝŐŚƚ in our own backyard: Toronto. &ŽƌŵŽƌĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶĂďŽƵƚƚŚĞdŽƌŽŶƚŽZĞǀĞůůĞƌƐ ŵĂƐďĂŶĚ͕ƉůĞĂƐĞǀŝƐŝƚ Stacey Marie Robinson is a Toronto-based writer and founder of Kya Publishing, the premier publisher of urban Canadian books. She can be reached at info@͕ŽƌŽŶdǁŝƩĞƌĂƚǁǁǁ͘ƚǁŝƩĞƌ͘ĐŽŵͬ KyaPublishing.

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Reward Yourself! Let’s Do Lunch...

Jamming Jerk Salmon served with Sweet Potato and Corn Salad

Recipes by Chef Randie Anderson Photography by Carlos Robinson Seafood from Rainforest Seafoods

Seafood Style

Makes 1 serving. For the Jerk marinade: 1 red onion, roughly chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme Green tops of 2 scallions, chopped 1 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon white pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 jalapeno, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 teaspoons salt 2 tsp sweet chili For the fish: 8oz Rainforest Seafoods Salmon Steak 1 medium Sweet potato bakes and diced 4 oz cut corn kernel 2 oz Coconut milk (liquid) Pinch of Cinnamon Tri colour bell peppers Broccoli florets blanched and shocked

Directions Prepare the Jerk Marinade: Place all ingredients into food processor and process for 5 minutes. (There will be extra marinade. Marinade can be refrigerated for 1 week or frozen up to 2 months.) For the fish: Spoon 2 table spoons of the jerk marinade on each side. Place on a hot grill or grill pan and turn heat down to medium. After 2 minutes on each side turn over and cook 3 to 5 minutes more on each side, until fish is cooked through. Combine sweet potato and corn with coconut milk and fold until properly combined. Roast bell peppers on flame and scrape charred skin off and sautĂŠ with blanched broccoli florets, serve as the vegetable accompaniment on the dish.

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Stamina Seafood Mix Soup

Makes 6 servings 3lbs Rainforest Seafoods Seafood Mix 3qt Fish Stock 6 Cloves garlic Chopped 1 lg Onion Chopped 1 Sprig of Thyme 1 Stalk of scallion 1 lg Carrot small diced 1 lg Potato peeled and small diced 1 lg Cho-cho small diced 1 lg Green Scotch Bonnet Pepper Salt and Black Pepper to Taste 6 Whole Pimento Seed Directions Rinse Rainforest Seafood Mix and drain. Add to Rainforest seafood Mix to stock and allow simmering Add garlic, onion, thyme, scallion and whole green scotch bonnet Add diced vegetables and allow simmering until Vegetables are cooked and soup reaches the desired taste and consistency. If the soup is cooked and it has not reached its desired consistency, flour slurry can be used as a thickener. Anniversary issue 2011

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Jamming Jerk Salmon served with Sweet Potato and Corn Salad, Roasted Bell Peppers, Broccoli and Sweet Chili Sauce

Black River Shrimp With Penne Alfredo Makes 4 servings 1 lbs Rainforest Seafoods 16-20 P&D Shrimp 1/2 lb. uncooked penne pasta 2 pkg. (1.6 oz.) alfredo sauce 1 1/2 c. milk 1 cup white wine 2 tbsp. butter 1/2 lb. med. mushrooms, sliced 1 med. onion, chopped 2 lg. clove garlic, crushed 1 each red, green, yellow bell pepper 1/2 lb. shredded Mozzarella 2 tbsp. grated Parmesan

Black River Shrimp With Penne Alfredo

Directions Preheat oven 350 degrees. Cook pasta and drain. Prepare alfredo sauce, using milk. Stir in white wine. Set aside. In large skillet, melt butter. Add mushrooms, onion, garlic and peppers and sauté. Cook until vegetables become soft, Stir in shrimp. Cook 2 minutes. Combine all ingredients in casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes. Serves in pasta bowls.

Congratulations to Chef Randie Anderson on being awarded a Gold Medal for the Ice Carving Category of the Taste of The Caribbean 2011 held at Hyatt Regency, Miami.

Tips for having a better lunch Stop The Sog: If you are using moist vegetables or condiments, bag them separately then add them to a sandwich at lunch. No more yucky bread. Fast Food Packets: Next time you eat fast-food (and we know you do), pick up extra packets of ketchup, mustard, salt, pepper, salsa, etc. They are handy for adding flavor to your meal. Don’t Forget Your Lunch: Drop your car keys in the bag. You’ll never get to work without them. Zip Those Chips: Instead of costly pre-made single serving packs, use sealable plastic bags and even mix up your favorites.

Stamina Seafood Mix Soup Tiips source: www.globalgourmet. com

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ith restaurant week fast approaching here are 7 ways to navigate your way through the dining out process and make sure you don’t derail your diet.


an idea this is. It’s mindless eating and should be avoided at all costs. If you can’t just take one piece of bread and move on, then don’t even ask for a basket at all. The same goes for the chips and salsa at a Mexican restaurant.


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Sides Matter It may be hard to side step the french fries, but you can substitute greasy sides for a salad at just about any restaurant on the planet. If that seems boring to you, have a look at the list of sides on the menu. Just because the waiter doesn’t mention it in the choices, doesn’t mean you can’t make the swap. Doggy bags are your new best friend This is by far a favorite, and most effective, diet tip. Before you even get your meal, ask you waiter to put half of it in a doggy bag. Don’t worry about still being hungry. Restaurant portions are huge, so chances are that you could easily split the whole plate with two other people and still be satisfied. It’s all about portion control. Don’t be afraid to “have it your way” FYI Burger King isn’t the only place that let’s you have it your way. It’s ok to be a little demanding about how you want your food prepared at a restaurant. Ask for light dressing on your salad, no cheese on your sandwich or that your order be grilled instead of pan fried. It’s amazing how many calories you can save with little tweaks.

Get hydrated. Make sure you have a couple glasses of water before you even start your meal. The water will take up space in your stomach and curb your appetite. We often mistake thirst for hunger, so if you stay hydrated, then you lower your risk of overeating. Don’t dine on an empty stomach It’s so easy to skip meals when you know you’re going out to dinner that night. But doing so is actually more harmful than helpful. It’s actually better to eat something small, like a piece of fruit, an hour or so before your meal so that you avoid stuffing yourself at dinner. Look out for menu “trap” words Breaded, tempura, smothered, creamy and loaded are just some of the dangerous words we see lurking on menu item descriptions. They are just another way of saying fatty, fried food. Avoid at all cost!||PJM||

Restaurant Week tip #1: Reserve Early Because of the popularity of the Restaurant Week event, your best bet is to book early and remember that Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday tends to be easier than Thursday or Friday. Restaurant Week tip #2: The Restaurant’s Website You can check out the menu offerings and contact details of participating restaurants so you can book early. Check out: http://www.go-jamaica. com/rw/ or RestaurantWeekJamaica Restaurant Week tip #3: Tip Your Server Well From your server’s point of view, Restaurant Week is a time of high stress when a lot of people come in looking for a bargain. Tip generously for a service well done. Restaurant Week tip #4: Understand the Price At these kinds of events, usually the price is fixed for the duration of the event. Plus restaurants usually do their upselling with beverages not included in the price. Restaurant Week tip #5: Dress for the Occasion It is unfortunate but restaurants will treat you the way they see you. Restaurant Week tip #6: What to Expect Due to the popularity of the event, expect a larger crowd than usual, expect to be seated closer together with other tables, expect to be offered some of the less expensive choices on the menu.

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Restaurant Week tip #7: Cancellations If you have your heart set up on a specific restaurant and they are fully booked. Call the restaurant the morning you wanted to visit to see if there are any last minute cancellations that can offer you a seat.||PJM||

Skip the bread basket The bread basket is the ultimate downfall when dining out. One could devour the whole thing without any help from the table. But one doesn’t have to tell you how bad of

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Restaurant Survival: 7 Ways to Stay on Track When Dining Out


Reveiw: Wing King Location: Sovereign Centre, Kingston, Jamaica Telephone: 876-276-5464

By Jamrock Social Light

“In a word: heavenly! In a phrase: To die for.”- JSL

Ambiance: The Halifax location has a great family gathering feel without the stress of your inquisitive aunt nagging about when you’re finally going to get married--- woosa. A relatively quiet setting, it’s a great place for girlfriends to chat, while boyfriends dragged out for said girls lyme have a large screen TV to distract them from suicidal thoughts.

Overall Rating:

Buzz: If you own a Facebook account (in other words you’re breathing), you live in Jamaica and you enjoy the company of persons who don’t mind publicly licking their fingers, you’ve probably heard about Wing King. Similar to teenage girls grappling with the effects of Bieber fever, these wings are sure to make you beg, moan and plead for some up close and personal interaction. Like the Vybz Kartel fuelled ‘Clarks Rush of 2010’, the ‘Great Wing Upswing’ has forced the restaurant to expand to a second location and extend opening hours to deal with the tremendous demand for, um, fowl limbs.

Food: In a word: heavenly! In a phrase: To die for. TGIF, Cuddyz, Domino’s, sorry to inform you but the wing battle has been decisively settled and unfortunately none of you have come out on top. Your big corporate money and your fancy advertising are no match for a couple of guys and gals cooking at a house in Barbican with some really unique recipes.

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Your taste buds are sure to swoon with intriguing flavours like strawberry bbq, guava jerk and bacon cheddar ranch. The chicken is cooked to perfection and the sauces are about as orgasmic as starring at a topless David Beckham playing football! Speaking of err, balls, the restaurant’s signature deep fried ‘macaroni balls’ are delectable: crisp on the outside and oozing with warm, moist, cheesy flavour inside. Ladies, occasionally, you treat your nails to a nice pedicure and your hair to a regenerative deep conditioning; do your mouth a favour and take in some truly scrumptious food.

9/10 (You’re in good company Wing King, other ‘9’ activities include watching a Sex & the City marathon, watching an SVU marathon, watching a House marathon, and making an empty New Year’s resolution to cut back on my TV watching: ha!) ||PJM||

Lata! Jamrock Social Light

Service: Perhaps the one blight for this establishment is its presence in this customer service averse island. After seating ourselves, it took several minutes for a waiter to clean our table and provide us with menus. It seems I’ve yet to develop an appreciation for the intricate, sophisticated science behind taking an order as yet again I had the misfortune of getting the wrong food. Overall, however, the staff was very pleasant and polite. 67

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Stress management strategy #2: Alter the situation If you can’t avoid a stressful situation, try to alter it. Figure out what you can

do to change things so the problem doesn’t present itself in the future. Often, this involves changing the way you communicate and operate in your daily life. t &YQSFTTZPVSGFFMJOHTJOTUFBE of bottling them up. If something or someone is bothering you, communicate your concerns in an open and respectful way. If you don’t voice your feelings, resentment will build and the situation will likely remain the same. t #FXJMMJOHUPDPNQSPNJTF8IFO you ask someone to change their behavior, be willing to do the same. If you both are willing to bend at least a little, you’ll have a good chance of finding a happy middle ground. t #FNPSFBTTFSUJWF%POUUBLF a backseat in your own life. Deal with problems head on, doing your best to anticipate and prevent them. If you’ve got an exam to study for and your chatty roommate just got home, say up front that you only have five minutes to talk. t .BOBHFZPVSUJNFCFUUFS1PPS time management can cause a lot of stress. When you’re stretched too thin and running behind, it’s hard to stay calm and focused. But if you plan ahead and make sure you don’t overextend yourself, you can alter the amount of stress you’re under.

Stress management strategy #3: Adapt to the stressor If you can’t change the stressor, change yourself. You can adapt to stressful situations and regain your sense of control by changing your expectations and attitude. t 3FGSBNFQSPCMFNT5SZUPWJFX stressful situations from a more positive

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perspective. Rather than fuming about a traffic jam, look at it as an opportunity to pause and regroup, listen to your favorite radio station, or enjoy some alone time. t -PPLBUUIFCJHQJDUVSF5BLF perspective of the stressful situation. Ask yourself how important it will be in the long run. Will it matter in a month? A year? Is it really worth getting upset over? If the answer is no, focus your time and energy elsewhere. t "EKVTUZPVSTUBOEBSET Perfectionism is a major source of avoidable stress. Stop setting yourself up for failure by demanding perfection. Set reasonable standards for yourself and others, and learn to be okay with “good enough.� t 'PDVTPOUIFQPTJUJWF8IFO stress is getting you down, take a moment to reflect on all the things you appreciate in your life, including your own positive qualities and gifts. This simple strategy can help you keep things in perspective. Adjusting Your Attitude How you think can have a profound effect on your emotional and physical wellbeing. Each time you think a negative thought about yourself, your body reacts as if it were in the throes of a tension-filled situation. If you see good things about yourself, you are more likely to feel good; the reverse is also true. Eliminate words such as “always,� “never,� “should,� and “must.� These are telltale marks of selfdefeating thoughts.

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irstly, a hearty congratulations on your winning the crown! Tell us, what was it like to hear your name being called as the winner at that crowning moment? It was surreal. I felt like I was paralyzed for about three minutes. Then it clicked that I won and all I could think was “I am going to Brazil!” Q: The crown is absolutely beautiful and suits you perfectly, did you secretly practice walking with books on your head for balance or is it all about the ever trusty bobby pins? [Laughs] No, I didn’t. I just have skills. I was born to wear this crown. Q: Let’s step out from the spotlight for a moment and share with us in who is Shakira Martin? Shakira is a fun loving girl who appreciates the small things in life. Loves the beach, music, children, but most of all, spending time with loved ones. Q: What sparked your interest in the Miss Jamaica Universe competition and made you decide to enter? I saw the impact that a Miss Jamaica Universe title could have on people and the voice it gave women. I wanted that voice to spread my message about issues such as Sickle Cell. Q: What was your experience like during the Miss Jamaica Universe competition- highs and lows; plus the main lesson you’ll take away from the experience? It was challenging. The long hours of training, gym, constantly being with 18 other girls for four months! [Laughs] It was something we all learned from. I’ve learned to adapt to new situations quickly and face every challenge. Q: I have always given kudos to all the ladies who enter beauty pageants particularly pageants to select Jamaican beauties. How do you handle the praise and of course, the ever present and not always constructive criticism? Well the best thing to always do is ignore the negative and concentrate on positive. I could have 1 million people against me, as long as I have one person supporting me, I’m not going anywhere [else]. No matter what you do, there will always be people who disagree with you. The only person who can stop me, is me. Q: In mere weeks, you will be jetting off to the stunning city of Sao Paolo, Brazil to represent our country. What will you be doing to prepare yourself for what can easily be described as the biggest stage of your life? I’m still having speech and walking sessions, same as before, it’s just more intense now, because it’s just me now. Gym and nutrition have changed. Everything is the same as before, just more intense. Q: On September 13, when you’ve either won the crown for Miss Universe 2011 or it has gone to someone else- what are your goals and aspirations as Miss Jamaica Universe 2011/2012 year? I hope to work closely with the Sickle Cell Club in Jamaica. Hope to have a few jobs. I hope to have no time to myself, because I only have one year to make an impact. Can’t afford to waste time. Q: People know of Sickle Cell Anemia here in Jamaica whether by what they’ve heard, seen or through knowing someone with the disease. However, what a lot of people do not know Anniversary issue 2011


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is that not only are you an advocate but you also live with Sickle Cell Anaemia. What has life been like living with the disease growing up. How as it shaped you as a person? It has taught me to really appreciate life.

Life is so fragile, and I have come close to losing it on more than one occasion. I love people and learning about the world. I feel so blessed to be able to experience a new day. Q: What plans do you have for your

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new platform as Miss Jamaica Universe 2011 to not only shed light on Sicke Cell Anaemia but other diseases or charities as well. Absolutely. I want to help the homeless, do some work with children, volunteer some of my time to other charities. Having Sickle Cell doesn’t mean I’m only going to support Sickle Cell. Everyone could use a helping hand. Q: So in life before the Miss Jamaica Universe 2011 competition, you have worked as a pre-school teacher for years. What drives your passion to teach and what do you hope your students learn from you as a role model? Awww, I miss my munchkins! I loved seeing the progress they made. When they walked in barely being able to hold a crayon to identifying letters and writing their name. You could literally see them growing before your eyes. Their big personalities in such a small bodies. Their laughter and smiles. So much I miss about that job, but I am happy where I am. Q: As a global ambassador for Jamaica, if someone is reading this article for the first time and has never been to our island. What you say people love most about Jamaica? I think people love our people. I think thats what makes us so memorable. Why our culture has transcended across the globe. It’s more than nice beaches. Jamaica feels like home to anyone, and that is because our people are so welcoming. No one feels like a stranger to Jamaica. Q: Off the cuff, who is your favourite Caribbean fashion designer(s)? Jae Jolly, KAJ by Summer Jarrett (she’s 16 and FABULOUS) and Ashley Martin Q: A year from now with all duties fulfilled and your reign at its end- what would Shakira Martin like to do with her life? I’d love to retire and travel the world but I doubt that will be possible. Working in the entertainment/fashion industry and helping Sickle Cell as much as I can. Q: Lastly, if you could change one thing about your life, chat would that be and why? I would not change a thing. All of my past experiences have brought me where I am today, and I am happy to be Miss Jamaica Universe 2011.||PJM|| Anniversary issue 2011

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3Star is a Jamaican artiste based in New York and he has been making waves most recently for his new video for the song “Mr Top Shoota”. Since another, second 3Star emerged on the scene, the real 3Star aka Jerome Young now also has to deal with the copyright infringement but he keeps focused on delivering “reality music”, as he calls it. Some of his latest releases, ’Set It”, “Angel Voice” and “No Bad Man” are all known for positive lyrics, taking an anti-violence stance. Jerome, aka 3Star, knows a thing or two about violence first hand from his experiences as a US soldier, who has been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. He has some real stories to tell and you can listen to them on his album “Nothing But Real Talk”.

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NAMES M Jamaica is not only a country of reggae and dancehall. Young artistes mix and merge and experiment with genres to find their own distinct voice and sound. Names M is such an artiste who has found the right notes in hip hop beats. Names M raps, but with a Jamaican flavor! His Canadian upbringing shaped who he is as a person and as an artiste and his unique life experience is reflected in his first two releases in Jamaica. “Where They At” is a collaboration with the first lady of dancehall, D’Angel, adding even more Jamaican vibe and some hot and sexy looks also to the accompanying video, which was shot on a yacht in Port Royal. The latest release, “Lights & Action” will be in your ears with some intrinsic melodies and catchy rhymes. As Names M himself says….”I ain’t ya regular rock!”| panache jamaica|

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The Bad Boy

Some days he’s warm; other days he’s downright cold. He seems brooding and on the edge. You are walking on pins and needles not to upset him. There’s always something wrong. He has a generally negative outlook on life and the world at large. You see something different, however. You see a man who you can help; and you just want to save him ... from himself. If your man is a fixer upper, then he is not available for love.

The LongDistance Man



Are you in a perpetually longdistance relationship? It seems noble on the surface. Your partner is away for school or work. Or maybe you met someone online who lives in another state or abroad. There is no clear date set as to when you will end the long-distance love situation. Although stuff happens sometimes and long-distance relationships are unavoidable, you must have a timeline for when the long-distance nature of your love will end. If you are in a long-distance relationship with no end to the long-distance status in sight, you may be dating an unavailable man.

The Already Taken Man



A man who belongs to someone else is the most clear example of a man who is literally unavailable. He always has an easy excuse as to why he can’t be with you fully. He can’t be with you completely physically or mentally

because he is splitting his time between you and another lover or partner. In some cases, your man may be single but still tied emotionally or financially to his ex. Either way, you deserve more than to be a party crasher in love. If you are in a relationship with somebody else’s guy then you are definitely loving an unavailable man.

. The Emotionally


Distant Man

It feels like there’s a wall up in your relationship. You feel like you are speaking different languages. There is a place that you feel you can’t reach with your partner because maybe he can’t even reach it with himself. Whenever you feel like you’re getting close he does something to push you away. If your guy is emotionally distant then he is unavailable for love.

. The


Noncommittal Man

He’s just not ready. You’ve dated for years but there are no plans of permanency in your relationship. If this means a ring for you then you may even be forbidden to discuss it. He says he’s just not ready yet. Your boyfriend just can’t reach that next level of commitment to become your fiance. Or your fiance just can’t reach that next level of commitment to become your husband. Maybe he doesn’t even refer to you as his girlfriend or introduce you to his friend, instead. Some noncommittal people just keep cheating. Whichever way you look at it, this is a love mess. If your boyfriend can’t make a true commitment to you, then you may be in love with an unavailable man.

Spice Things Up In The Bedroom Think like a man for an afternoon: Every time you see a half-decent guy on the street, in an elevator, in a Gap ad, mentally undress him and imagine how great he looks naked. Assume for a day—radical as this thought might be—that your partner is not as critical of your body as you are. “For men there’s one goal besides eating: sex,” says Mehmet Oz, MD, director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Unplug the TV for a week (just do it and see what happens). Try this on your partner: Tell him it’s really hard to work all day, cook, do homework with the children, straighten up, and then feel like having sex. Suggest that if he’d take the kids out for dinner or ice cream one night, you’d probably be more in the mood. Buy yourself a new vibrator. Take a shower or bath with your partner. See where it leads. Pick a day of the week for you and your partner to come home from work early, and don’t use the time to do chores. Call at least once during that same day and flirt. Try a little change of pace, something sensual: Wear a different color than you normally do, put on cashmere instead of flannel, listen to music instead of the news, burn a scented candle, get a luscious massage. Masturbate at least once this month. If there’s any one thing you can do to enjoy sex, this is it.

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30 Things Every Woman Must Know About Men, Love, Sex and Relationships by Yahoo! Shine 1. There are two types of males: Dishonorable males and honorable men. Don’t date or marry until you know how to tell the difference between the two! The woman in the mirror will graciously thank you. 2. Honorable men are protectors. They will guard your heart, protect your emotions, defend your honor and stand as champions for your spiritual, mental and physical well-being; choose an honorable man and choose life! 3. You are not a car; if you meet a man who wants to test drive your physical body, emotions and feelings, point him to a car dealership, bid him adieu and don’t look back! 4. This is a true saying: “The soul of a woman is fragile.” Please note: dishonorable males refuse to respect this crucial truth. They will toy with a woman’s emotions without any semblance of concern or compassion. Therefore YOU must guard your heart from these coldhearted males with all diligence. 5. Good men need to be treated like good men, dishonorable males, need to be let go and left alone! 6. OK ladies; you’ve met this great guy, but he’s got a child or children for which he does not take care of, provide for or see to. Follow

these instructions to the letter: urgently send him back to the mother(s) of his child(ren) and don’t look back. Don’t make the same mistake the mother(s) of his child(ren) did! 7. Dishonorable males treat sex as a sport, females as trophies and children they sire as wastepaper. Never allow yourself to become their next score, mantle piece or sperm repository. 8. Women who hold grudges, seek vengeance, cling to bitterness and are unwilling to forgive, unwittingly break their own hearts! 9. Choose the wrong mate and you might as well have laid next to a boa constrictor or grabbed the ears of a raging mad pit bull. A smart woman learns how to choose her mate wisely! 10. Heed the sage advice of some caring brothers and honorable men. If he doesn’t fit – don’t force him, just relax and let him go. Destiny is on your side… TRUE LOVE will find you! 11. Momma’s boys belong with only one type of woman; their moms! Ladies, these mothers and their sons will never cut their grotesque umbilical cord. Therefore, for your sake, leave them alone and just let them trot home to their mommies. 12. Self-love: if you

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don’t have it, pull yourself off the market. Make no mistake about it, if you don’t love yourself, NO MAN can ever love you… no matter how great a man he is. 13. Don’t judge ALL men by one man’s actions; unless you want ALL men to judge you based on the acts of amoral women. 14. Most women learn how to choose a mate the hard way; they go through a gut wrenching string of emotionally detached males, jerks, pimps, thugs and players. Don’t become one of those heart broken and bitter women! Learn how to properly choose a mate before it’s too late! The woman in the mirror will graciously thank you. 15. You wondering, “If I move in with him, is he going to marry me?” Answer: “Not likely!” Don’t believe it, take these two critical tests: (a). Ask any honorable man! And, (b). Examine the ever-growing list of disillusioned women who are begrudgingly waiting for their non-committal live-in lovers to pop the big question. 16. Do you keep attracting men who are dogs? Check the scent you’re putting out. Men who are dogs are attracted by scent! 17. You are not a man! Therefore, you


will never be: a role model for men, a father figure, a man’s mentor or a man’s coach. If a man has lacked proper male leadership in his life, kindly send him on his way. Know for a certainty; he is not prepared for the responsibilities that come with love, sex, relationship and marriage. 18. If you don’t know what a misogynistic man is, take this time to check your dictionary. For your sake, sanity and safety, avoid these treacherous males at all costs. 19. Don’t ever delude yourself! Your beauty, fine body, sexual prowess, cooking skills, femininity and vibrant personality will never be enough to change a man, NEVER! 20. If your potential mate does such things as: promises to call you but doesn’t, makes dates and breaks them, shows up late or plays games with your emotions; take notes ladies… those are clear cut warning signs that he DOES NOT value you, he DOES NOT love you and he DOES NOT care about you! 21. Angry, bitter, hostile, combative, unforgiving single women, become: angry, bitter, hostile and combative, unforgiving wives. 22. A fundamental understanding and respect of the

male ego is a must for all women who want a vibrant and healthy love; DO NOT obtain this crucial information from dishonorable males or from angry bitter women. 23. If you choose to be with dishonorable males, pimps, players, thugs, ballers and shot callers, you have absolutely no right to complain when they torch your emotions, abuse you, leave you pregnant and alone, jeopardize your safety and otherwise harm or hurt you. Remember, you have freedom of choice and you chose to be with them! 24. When a man is trying to find himself, kindly bid him adieu… PERMANENTLY! He can find you, but can’t find himself? He shouldn’t be looking for love… he should be searching for the map to Mastering Manhood! 25. OK; he wants or is demanding sex but you are not his wife. Write this down: There is no need to wonder, debate or contemplate: he DOES NOT honor or respect you! 26. Spoiled women are like spoiled milk, spoiled meat, spoiled fruit spoiled bread and spoiled brats. Get the picture? Don’t become a spoiled woman! 27. Expecting a dishonorable male to do the honorable

thing is like expecting piranhas not to devour you if you make the mistake of diving into their water. 28. You’ve asked these questions, “Why doesn’t he call me more often? Why doesn’t he pursue me more diligently and why doesn’t he show me that he loves me?” Answer; he’s not into you! If you don’t let him go and move on with your life, you will allow him to hinder or block your true love from finding you! 29. All men ARE NOT dogs! Don’t believe, repeat or perpetuate that rampant lie! You will hamper your ability to see and discern the good men who cross your path! 30. Some males like to hit women. It gives them a sense of power and control. If you give yourself to one of these abusive males, most assuredly you will become a punching bag and a floor mat. It is critical that you learn how to detect and avoid these cretins!

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Without balance there is chaos... cont’d from page 68 as the death of a loved one, a serious illness, or a national recession. In such cases, the best way to cope with stress is to accept things as they are. Acceptance may be difficult, but in the long run, it’s easier than railing against a situation you can’t change. t %POUUSZUPDPOUSPMUIF uncontrollable. Many things in life are beyond our control— particularly the behavior of other people. Rather than stressing out over them, focus on the things you can control such as the way you choose to react to problems. t -PPLGPSUIFVQTJEF"TUIF saying goes, “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.� When facing major challenges, try to look at them as opportunities for personal growth. If your own poor choices contributed to a stressful situation, reflect on them and learn from your mistakes. t 4IBSFZPVSGFFMJOHT5BMLUPB trusted friend or make an appointment with a therapist. Expressing what you’re going through can be very cathartic, even if there’s nothing you can do to alter the stressful situation. t -FBSOUPGPSHJWF"DDFQUUIF fact that we live in an imperfect world

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My wife, Janet Maloney Zelenak and myself Ferenc Zelenak it was taken in Brixton,London in May 2009, at a Derrick Morgan concert. Sadly we broke up but she was not just my wife, my best friend and the love of my life. I loved to wake up every morning to go to the kitchen while she was doing our breakfast and she was dancing for the songs from the radio it always warmed my heart up and made my mornings really sweet. She was there [for me] when I broke down with an illness and was close to dying, she was the first and the last person I saw when I opened my eyes when I was in hospital and connected to machines to keep me without pain and keep me alive. I knew she was going to always be there to support me and look after me. Her strength and dedication was something I never found in any other person with her together I knew I can reach anything even the stars on the sky because she was going to be there with me all the way holding my hands and supporting me! But in 20 or less words, she is: Honest, supportive, funny and with her smile she could clear the cloudy sky and bring sunshine into my life! ====================================== Send us a photo of you and your best friend and tell us in 20 words or less why you love them. Email to

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Debbie Manning (seen here) & Tiffany BradyDaley are the makeup pros behind our stunning “Sojourn by the Sea” photoshoot.

Sharon Wint of Face Forward lends her hand to the newly crowned Miss Jamaica Universe 2011 Shakira Martin.

“Beyond the fashion, photoshoots and beautiful locations here on the isle, we are always supportive of the beauty industry and do our best to showcase the local talent. We would just like to thank some of Jamaica’s leading makeup artists, these outstanding professionals who work with us on every issue and through their talents enhance the natural beauty of our models.”-PJM

Makeup maestro Careme Daley-Smith (right) joins model Machell Evans and the PJM team on location at the Palisadoes for a little “Jolly on the Rocks” fashion photoshoot.

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