Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Ferries to Fashion Shows- Bermuda Part 1

My experience in Bermuda was the best y'all. I'm still in shock that I'm back in Atlanta. I keep asking myself how I ended up back here. It really makes no sense. lol Anywho, onto the reason I was there in the first place, the Bermuda Fashion Fest! My first night, I went to the Local Designer Show. I missed the first half trying to get situated at the boat I was staying on, but more on that in another post. Once i finally got dressed, the Dockyard ferry was a quick 20 minutes to Hamilton. Haleloo the venue was right there as soon as i stepped off.

It was at Barr's Bay Park & the backdrop of the boats & the water was so pretty! 

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 It was 6 local designers & at the end 3 were picked for great opportunities. The grand prize was a chance to show in the Harlem Fashion Row show during New York Fashion Week. 2nd prize was a job with Rachel Roy's marketing department & another designer was chosen for an internship with Interview magazine. Dope, right?!

Photo: @Rachel_Roy
The show was presented by fashion editor Shiona Turini & I loved that each designer was paired with major mentors from the fashion industry who flew in to help with their collections. They were so appreciative & truly grateful for the opportunity to showcase their dreams. Then to be rewarded for it..... I was inspired.


The next day I was able to meet the designers at the trunk show. I LOVED Madeline's (pictured in the middle) swimwear line, NOVAH (@NovahSwimwear ). My favorite swimsuit was the Skyla because its a two piece in the front but a one piece in the back. Super Cute! She just thought of this line in October, then launched in April! 


Another Standout was Meagan's M-Sew line (@MSew91)  She's from Bermuda too, but she's based in London now to expand her line. I liked that her collection was inspired by Bermuda's annual Cricket Match which is a big deal there. She was actually the winner to show during NYFW too! 

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Brittany's line (@LOVEBOMB_INC ) was super cute. I wanted that dress in the middle so bad. The length & everything is so me.


I really connected with Courtney of the Grace (@Grace.Collection) label. This was her first collection. At such a young age she's studied in Milan & I really liked her use of bright colors. I hope she expands to more accessories in the future.

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I didn't get to meet Alshante' but I thought her line was dope. She incorporates art into all of her pieces.

I had no clue that Bermuda is only 22 miles long. These designers worked hard for months to get these collections together. I was so inspired because it put me in the mindset of what can happen when you continue to go after your dreams. Nothing should stop you. 

The Closet Whisperer


  1. Wow! This looks like so much fun :-)
    And what a scenery?! #jelly!!! Glad you had a great time. I hope to experience this Fest one day.
    Xx, Leisy

    1. Hey Leisy, Thanks for commenting! Yes it was so much fun, hopefully we can see you next year :-)

  2. Hey! I've just discovered your blog, I'm from Bermuda and a fashion blogger myself, I was also working at the show. If you're ever visiting the island again I'd love to connect! XO

    1. Hi Morgan! I'm so glad you found me. I'll be coming back next year & I wanted to meet other bloggers from Bermuda. So that would be great! What's your IG so we can keep in touch? Xo


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