Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fashion Story - Styling Inspiration

Today we wrapped a shoot for  Discover Magazine to accompany an article I have written surrounding the TCI Top Model contest and winners. 

Brilliant and I were very fortunate to have a flawless Turks and Caicos day full of sunshine, blue skies, and bright water.

Here are a few of my inspiration boards in preparation of the shoot; runway images from the Top Model contest, saintgeorgefashionhouseThe-House-of-Jeritt, and  inspiration images from the uber amazing trendhunter.

Both designers and our entire production team were beyond pleased with the shoot, we are all very excited to see the images grace the glossy pages of the new issue but won't get too excited as it will not be released until January!

Great job to our beautiful models and our hair and make-up artist Shenique Higgs, whose morning magic lasted all day long, despite 8 wardrobe changes, wind, and sweat!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Happy Father's Day

We prepared for Father's Day a couple of weeks ago at the ECGYC.  Craft class produced these super cool cards based on this template.  A few of the non shy students are pictured above with their fantastic creations.  Did you make any fun crafts for Father's Day?   We hope you enjoyed it, whether face to face with father, or simply a good chat to lessen the long distance between.

Here's my card for you Dad!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tropical DMC Wedding featured on Style Me Pretty

 All images via stylemepretty

 Lorcan and Caroline married at the Grace Bay Estates last April.  Caroline had done a superb job establishing the overall style of their picture perfect affair.  They couple chose wisely and it shows;

 The most beautiful beach, world renowned Grace Bay.

Darling invitations and paper products.

A divine gown.

Special island touches.

A lush and serene location.

And, of course, the Tropical DMC team who weaved all their well laid plans together.  From the beautiful breezy arch,

to the sweet florals,

to flawless hair and make-up

to the precious peony crowned cake,

 for good measure.

What fun it was to style for such a pretty affair!

Congratulations to Lorcan and Caroline!

and big thanks to stylemepretty for sharing this too lovely for words Turks and Caicos destination wedding. 

To see more images please visit the full gallery.

Grand Turk named one of the 10 most charming island towns

Read why Cockburn Town made the list on!

Armani Exchange in Parrot Cay

 Image via daily stab

While doing research for an upcoming fashion article I stumbled on this black and white beauty by Armani Exchange shot on Parrot Cay.  How did I miss this! Take a look at the Behind the Lens Video here.  

Image via theblogismine

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Willow steals the show at the Diamond Jubilee!

Island Scoop was dressed to impress yesterday, dashingly draped in red, white, blue and bunting for the Diamond Jubilee celebration.  Grace Bay Plaza was bursting at the seams yesterday with fun and festivity, live music, and kids everywhere!  Party goers had their pick of beating the heat with a refreshing glass of Pimm's,


or Island Scoops locally made delicious ice cream!

The Queen herself looked to be having a jolly time until a little certain someone stole the show . . .

Willow!  We found this adorable little potcake last week hanging around TC Millwork's new location.  She was covered in ticks and fleas but cute as a button and not even the slightest frightened of people.  She wagged her way over to us to make friends and that's all it took for us to scoop her up and take her home for a bath, some kibble, and some foster care.  She now joins the rest of the potcake place family in hopes of being adopted by a loving family.  This little local girl pictured above fell in love with Willow instantly; she took her in her arms and did not want to let go!  It was hysterical to see her reluctance to transfer the furry bundle into any other arms!  She did share however, with a little persuasion, and Willow got loads of love and attention from a dozen adoring fans.  Willow has now passed the well behaved test with other dogs, cats, babies, small children, AND kids, LOTS of kids, at the same time!!!  I thought all the fun and heat would have tuckered the wee one out but she was still full of energy when we arrived home for a dip in the pool.

Potcake Place is a miracle worker for these puppies.  Jane and the volunteers work tirelessly to find worthy homes.  Read more about their good deeds and the history of the charitable organization on today.msnbc.  If you would like to adopt a Willow or another potcake pup, please click here.  If you are like us and already have a complete pet family but would like to help in some way, please think about couriering a pup to the forever home, fostering, or making a donation. Big thanks to all the kids who handled Willow with such gentleness and care, and of course Island Scoop and all the participating people for putting on such a fabulous party!

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Image via rucraftblog

It will be a very long weekend in the Turks and Caicos Islands! Celebrations begin tomorrow in honor of the 60 year reign of Queen Elizabeth as the head of the Commonwealth.  Please visit the interactive timeline to learn more about the major moments in history since Elizabeth II took the crown at the early age  of 25. 

For craft class yesterday at the ECGYC we made crowns to mark the occasion.   I was concerned that these teenagers may not match my enthusiasm for this particular project, but much to my surprise, everyone went straight to work with their creative thinking caps!  We actually stayed overtime  applying the finishing touches and lettting the glue dry before taking some photos of our handiwork.

We hope you take some time this weekend to . . . . 

tedbaker tea towel via fbccinewsletter

Check out the TCI Schedule of events here and be sure to stop by island scoop
on Tuesday at 4pm!