PRESS RELEASE: CARIBBEAN POSH MAGAZINE SHOWS “RESILIENCE” WITH THE RETURN OF THE POSHGIRL POWER BRUNCH

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Panelists for 3rd Annual Caribbean Women’s Empowerment Event Announced

 

TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS– Janette Brin, Publisher and Founding Editor of Caribbean Posh Magazine, announced that the third annual PoshGirl Power Brunch will be taking place on May 19th at The Moorings Marina in the heart of Road Town, Tortola.

The POSHGirl Power Brunch is a one-day event created as an intimate gathering focused on inspiration and empowerment with some of the most influential women from across varied industries including fashion, beauty, finance, and marketing sharing their unique stories about their journey to business success. Attendees get an insider’s view designed to educate, motivate and embolden. This year’s theme is “Resilience”– fitting after the region’s 2017 hurricane season.

“The POSHGirl Power Brunch is quickly becoming the leading empowerment event in the Caribbean, and we are just ecstatic about the level of interest from around the Caribbean,” says Janette Brin. “It’s a posh style event that is fun and exciting it provides a great networking opportunity to further our entrepreneurial endeavors. I just felt like we as Caribbean Women needed this. Caribbean Women of Power and Influence coming together for a day of enrichment, encouragement, and empowerment is just amazing.”

The host of this year’s event is radio and media personality, Nikki Z of Jamaica who will lead the diverse group of speakers from across the Caribbean. The 2018 class of panelists are:

  • Yvette Noel-Schure, Schure Media Group (Grenada)– Beyonce’s publicist and returning panelist
  • Davina Bennett, Miss Universe 2nd Runner Up/Miss Jamaica Universe
  • Leslie-Ann Williams, MD, FACP, CEO & Founder Healing Wings International (Trinidad)
  • Alison Hinds, “Queen of Soca” (Barbados)
  • Kristin Fraser, Trefle Designs (BVI)
  • Jaye Applewaite, luxury bridal designer (Barbados)
  • Stephane Burke, Country Manager, CIBC First Caribbean Bank (Antigua & Barbuda)

The sponsors for 2018 edition of POSHGirl Power Brunch include CCT BVI, Banco Popular, Rufred Forbes & Associates, itiba Beauty, BVI Tourist Board, CIBC First Caribbean Bank, Bella Blooms, Island Magic, Road Town Wholesale BVI Ltd, Cointreau, Grey Goose, LaMarca, Premier Dental and KDL Designs. For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, visit http://caribbeanposh.com/powerbrunch2018.

 

For sponsorship and general inquiries, email Janette Brin at jbrin@caribbeanposh.com.

For press inquiries, email Tamara Walker at tamara@qmedia-pr.com.

 

ABOUT CARIBBEAN POSH MAGAZINE

Launched in 2005, CARIBBEAN POSH MAGAZINE is a quarterly publication that is the voice of the Caribbean woman. The magazine gives its audience a unique look into the identity and influence of the Caribbean region and its place within global society through features on style, beauty, travel (around the region and worldwide), food, culture and more.  The readers, who are affectionately referred to as POSH Girls are global citizens who are confident, edgy, and fashion forward. POSH’s content aims to inspire and empower by highlighting the Caribbean woman and by promoting the #POSHGirl movement.

 

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PRESS RELEASE: WE ARE KREYOL

I Am Kreyol Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Raise $30,000 for Production and to Create Empowerment and Sustainability in Haiti

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BOSTON, MA—High fashion womenswear label, I Am Kreyol (Kreyol), recently launched a crowdfunding campaign that embodies its core purpose—creating a movement and giving back. Utilizing Indiegogo, the brand looks to raise $30,000 to not only produce the collection it recently showcased in London but to also start creating economic stability and sustainability in Haiti. Kreyol looks to begin production in April.

Founded by Joelle Fontaine, I Am Kreyol is a fashion brand dedicated to ALL WOMEN that was inspired by the Haitian cultural ideals of freedom, resilience and strength. The brand seeks to empower not only the women who wear the beautiful designs but also the women who help produce it. “My mother, Yolette, and I left a beautiful life in Haiti in the midst of political unrest in the late 80s when her fashion boutique was burned down. She lost everything and had to begin again,” said Fontaine. “Over these past few years, we have been creating, with a goal to maximize and grow the I Am Kreyol fashion brand. Our mission is simple. We seek to empower women to change their narrative and create the life they envision. Our garments are made to enhance our customer’s inner beauty and sense of confidence while impacting the lives of women back home. We are seeking to produce our garments in Haiti to work with skilled artisans to provide the opportunity for sustainable income and creativity in the workforce.”

I Am Kreyol has received recognition from top tier press including Conde Nast Traveler, Teen Vogue as well as features on the ‘Best of Boston’ lists for Improper Bostonian (2016) and Boston Magazine (2017).

Kreyol is looking to produce Lotus, the capsule collection it showcased during London Fashion Week. Inspired by the beautiful flower with the penchant for growing in some of the harshest of environments, the Lotus collection illustrates a woman’s tenacity to be strong, resilient and powerful even in the midst of adversity. The spring/summer collection features vibrant colors and distinct prints made of luxurious fabrics. Kreyol will be hosting a collection preview at the style-centric fashion boutique, Wolf & Badger, in New York’s trendy SoHo neighborhood on April 7th. Brooklyn based Haitian songstress Riva Nyri is slated to perform. To RSVP to the event, visit: https://goo.gl/jdc3Uw.

To support the I Am Kreyol campaign and to see key pieces from the Lotus collection, visit their Indiegogo page at: https://goo.gl/itik6a.  To view and shop past collections, visit www.iamkreyol.com.

 

ABOUT I AM KREYOL

I Am Kreyol is a woman’s high fashion brand that represents ALL WOMEN: their Freedom, Resilience & Strength. We empower through beautiful designs that makes one feel unique, like a piece of art & through economic stability & sustainability for artisans in our homeland of Haiti. We believe that we are our sister’s keeper & that through garment production, we can provide opportunity & exposure for skilled women workers to be able to live the life they desire. Kreyol has been featured in Teen Vogue, and Conde Nast Traveller as well as on the 2017 Best of Boston clothing designer  2016 Improper Bostonian Best of Boston lists. To learn more about the fashion line, visit: www.iamkreyol.com.

 

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CARIBBEAN POSH MAGAZINE ESTABLISHES THE REGION’S PREMIER WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT EVENT

2016 Power Brunch: BVI Sets Precedent for First Event of Its Kind in The Caribbean

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Caribbean POSH Magazine recently wrapped the very successful premier edition of the Caribbean POSHGirl POWER Brunch: BVI earlier this month which was held on Scrub Island, the exclusive private destination resort. The first event of its kind in the region, the Power Brunch was created by the magazine’s Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Janette Brin, and took place April 2nd.

Following the mission of the magazine, the Caribbean POSHGirl Power Brunch was designed to be an outlet for women to support and invest in each other and establish relationships as well as friendships that can carry on beyond their business endeavors. The first edition of the empowerment event surpassed expectations with over 100 women attending.

The inaugural event, hosted by MTV Tempo host, model and St. Croix native Janeisha John, presented a diverse group of influential and dynamic women. The 2016 Class of panelists included:

  • Chantelle Fraser, Bravo’s Blood, Sweat & Heels
  • Chardelle Moore, FOX45/CW Baltimore (TV Personality & Producer)
  • Yvette Thomas-Henry, General Manager of the Four Seasons Atlanta
  • Patricia Reinders, Founder & CEO of SULA NYC
  • Sachkia Barnes, “Chief of Ideas,” Barnes Public Relations
  • Fiona Compton, Designer, Photographer & Artist

Each panelist told her unique story about her journey in the world of business and entrepreneurship and what she felt it takes to be successful. Through tears and laughter, the women shared lessons learned and wisdom garnered in the pursuit of their dreams.

In addition to the panel, attendees enjoyed an exclusive fashion show, highlighting the design talents of Caribbean women including Kristen Fraser of Trefle Designs (BVI), Markita Smith-Turnbull of Menen-I Designs (BVI), Meiling Esau of Meiling (Trinidad & Tobago) and Fiona Compton’s new luxury line Paraiso (St. Lucia).

Rounding out the exhibition highlights, guests were also invited to attend the POSHGirl Pop Up Shop which reinforced the message of support and empowerment of the region’s businesses (#ShopCaribbean) by featuring products from Trefle Designs (BVI) and featured sponsor, itiba Beauty (St. Croix, USVI).

“I felt like it was time for us as Caribbean women to get together in sisterhood and get motivated to have the best year, the best career, the best life, the best us over all–period,” Janette Brin said when asked why she launched the Power Brunch event. “This event is an unapologetically fun and stylish way to celebrate today’s career woman.”

The 2016 edition of the Caribbean POSHGirl Power Brunch: BVI was sponsored by CCT BVI, Korbel California Champagne & Cointreau distributed in the BVI by Road Town Wholesale Ltd, Bella Blooms, Trefle Designs, Sabelle, itiba Beauty, Smiths Ferry Services, and AZP Productions.

For more information about the Caribbean POSHGirl Power Brunch or sponsorship and speaking opportunities for the 2017 edition, contact Janette Brin at jbrin@caribbeanposh.com.

For press opportunities, contact Tamara Walker at tamara@qmedia-pr.com.

 

 

CELEBRATING CARIBBEAN WOMEN IN DESIGN

 

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Caribbean POSH Magazine Adds Fashion Showcase to Inaugural Empowerment Event

Caribbean POSH Magazine just announced a surprise addition to this weekend’s agenda for the first annual Caribbean POSHGirl Power Brunch: BVI which is set to take place on Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands.

In conjunction with Sabelle Boutique, one of the sponsors for the inaugural event, Caribbean POSH Magazine will host a fashion show highlighting some of the talented women designers that the region has to offer. Attendees to the POSHGirl Power Brunch will get an exclusive look at the newest collections from:

  • Trefle Designs, a Tortola (BVI) based swimwear brand by Kristen Fraser that has been seen on many a celebrity including Chrisette Michelle and Beyoncé
  • Fiona Compton, award winning Lucian designer, photographer and artist, Fiona Compton to reveal her new signature line.
  • Menen I Designs, an emerging ready-to-wear women’s line based in the British Virgin Islands by Markita Turnbull-Smith
  • Meiling, the world famous fashion brand by Trinidadian, Meiling Esau known for dressing high profile personalities including former Miss Universe Wendy Fitzwilliams and Wolfgang Puck as well as her participation (alongside award winning costume designer Peter Minchall) in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1996 Atlantic Olympics

 

Fiona Compton, who is also be a panelist at this year’s Power Brunch, has teamed with Caribbean POSH to auction of one of the pieces from the Paradise Prints collection of which the proceeds will benefit the Family Support Network, a non-profit whose mission is to help those affected by domestic violence in the British Virgin Islands—continuing the overall mission of the event of supporting women in the community.

The Caribbean POSHGirl Power Brunch: BVI looks to grow and host events in various destinations. For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, visit www.caribbeanposh.com/powerbrunch.

 

 

 

A CELEBRATION OF CULTURE AND DIVERSITY

Cover Reveal & Pre-Order Offer for Sandra Richard’s New Children’s Book, Rice & Rocks

 

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New York, NY— First time author, Sandra L. Richards, teamed with “mommy” bloggers and children’s lit enthusiasts, Pragmatic Mom and Here Wee Read for the exclusive cover reveal of her highly anticipated debut children’s book, Rice & Rocks.

Published by Wise Ink, Rice & Rocks brings a unique contribution to the world of children’s literature as it celebrates tradition, culture and diversity. The book tells the story of Giovanni whose friends are coming over for Sunday dinner and he’s embarrassed that his grandmother is serving rice and beans. He does not like “rice and rocks” and worries his friends will think the traditional Jamaican dish is weird. But his favorite Auntie comes to the rescue. She and Giovanni’s pet parrot, Jasper, take him on a magical journey across the globe, visiting places where people eat different versions of rice and rocks—reveling in the varied traditions of different culture while highlighting the delicious similarities that links us together.

The picture book will be released in print and eBook formats on August 16th, 2016 and a special pre-order offer for signed copies is now open on the author’s website. For every five books sold, Sandra will donate one to a children’s literacy organization.

The cover and the book in its entirety features the illustrations of recent Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) grad, Megan Sullivan. Rice & Rocks marks Megan’s first published work.

 

ABOUT SANDRA L. RICHARDS (AUTHOR)

Sandra L. Richards is the debut picture book author of Rice & Rocks. With Rice & Rock, Sandra brings a unique contribution to the world of children’s books. Sandra, an American-born daughter of Jamaican immigrant parents, hopes the book will serve as an educational resource for families seeking to teach their children the value of their heritage and the importance of cultural diversity.

Sandra is also Executive Director and Head of Diverse and Multicultural Marketing, Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Richards served as the Development Officer, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

Learn more about Sandra L. Richards by visiting her website.

 

ABOUT MEGAN SULLIVAN (ILLUSTRATOR)

Megan Kayleigh Sullivan graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2012 with a degree in Illustration. She is currently working as a freelance illustrator and storyboard artist, and aspires towards a career in the film and animation industry as a concept artist, character designer, or visual development artist (or d., all of the above). She enjoys traveling, writing, telling stories, and hula-hooping. Visit her at her website.

EMPOWERING THE WOMEN OF THE CARIBBEAN

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Caribbean POSH Magazine Announces Panelists for 1st Annual POSHGirl Power Brunch: BVI

 

Caribbean POSH Magazine Publisher and Founding Editor, Janette Brin, announced today the panelists for the first annual Caribbean POSHGirl Power Brunch: BVI which is set to take place on April 2nd on Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands.

The first of its kind in the British Virgin Islands, the Caribbean POSHGirl POWER Brunch: BVI is a one-day event designed as an intimate day of inspiration and empowerment with influential and dynamic women from diverse industries including fashion, entertainment, marketing, finance and more who share their journeys in the world of entrepreneurship and what it takes to be successful in business. Panelists will share their stories, lessons learned and wisdom garnered in their pursuit of their dreams. Attendees of this event will have the opportunity to get an insider’s knowledge designed to educate, motivate and inspire.

“I felt like it was time for us as Caribbean women to get together in sisterhood and get motivated to have the best year, the best career, the best life, the best us period,” Janette Brin said when asked why she began the Power Brunch event. “This event is an unapologetic fun and stylish way to celebrate today’s Caribbean woman. We’ve pulled together a dynamic panel of positive, talented, and successful women who are willing to share their stories and insight business and entrepreneurship.  We will be discussing Brand Building & Development, Observing Real Customer Needs & Thinking of Solutions, and Effective Networking. It’s going to be really intriguing coupled with food, fun, fashion and fellowship to brighten the future of everyone in attendance!”

The inaugural event, hosted by MTV Tempo host and model, St. Croix native Janeisha John, has drawn a diverse group of women hailing from a variety of Caribbean nations and beyond. The 2016 Class of Panelists are:

  • Chantelle Fraser, Bravo’s Blood, Sweat & Heels
  • Chardelle Moore, FOX45/CW Baltimore TV Personality & Producer
  • Yvette Thomas-Henry, General Manager of the Four Seasons Atlanta
  • Patricia Reinders, Founder & CEO of SULA NYC
  • Sachkia Barnes, “Chief of Ideas,” Barnes Public Relations
  • Fiona Compton, Designer, Photographer & Artist

The Caribbean POSHGirl Power Brunch: BVI looks to grow and host events in various destinations. The sponsors for this year’s event include Korbel California Champagne, Cointreau, Road Town Wholesale Ltd., CCT Life Unlimited, itiba LLC, Sabelle, Trefle, Bella Blooms, Smiths Ferry Services, and Vivid Streaming. For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, visit www.caribbeanposh.com/powerbrunch. .

For sponsorship information, email: Janette Brin at jbrin@caaribbeanposh.com.

For press opportunities, email Tamara Walker at tamara@qmedia-pr.com.

ABOUT CARIBBEAN POSH MAGAZINE

Launched in 2005, CARIBBEAN POSH MAGAZINE is a quarterly publication that is the voice of the Caribbean woman. The magazine gives its audience a unique look into the identity and influence of the Caribbean region and its place within global society through features on style, beauty, travel (around the region and worldwide), food, culture and more.  The readers, who are affectionately referred to as POSH Girls are global citizens who are confident, edgy, and fashion forward. POSH’s content aims to inspire and empower by highlighting the Caribbean woman and by promoting the #POSHGirl movement.

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SAVE THE DATE: Caribbean POSH Magazine’s #PoshGirl Power Brunch

 

Caribbean POSH Magazine will be hosting its first annual ‪#‎POSHGirl‬ Power Brunch in April in the British Virgin Islands.

Stay tuned for for information on how you can attend.

Sponsorship and Vending Opportunities Available.

 

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