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What’s trending for 2013? - Designs By Shenna

Our local brands are, that’s what!

Monday, February 18, 2013    

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Tanks for your positive feedback re our local designers. Do keep supporting the movement. We are thrilled this week to share designs from Mission Catwalk Season 1 winner Shenna Carby.

Carby is not only a talented Jamaican woman but a determined talent who wants every woman in Jamaica to wear her label.

It’s a statement not to be taken lightly — our labels are certainly the ones trending for 2013.

(Photos: Joseph Wellington)

Name: Tahnida Nunes

Occupation: Sponsorship Manager Digicel

I’m wearing... a white fishtail dress.

My love affair with Shenna Carby began... after being introduced to her designs on Mission Catwalk.

I support the brand because... she's an awesome seamstress. Shenna fitted me once and since then she makes everything a perfect fit. She's a phenomenal designer and it’s great to support our local talent.

I have... about eight Shenna Carby pieces.

My favourite is... The one I'm wearing now and a fabulous red gown she made for me to wear to last year’s Observer Business Leader Awards.

Name: Kim Bernard

Occupation: Sales & Marketing Executive Stewart Motors

I’m wearing... red business wear with a splash of black and white.

My love affair with Shenna Carby began... while watching Mission Catwalk in 2011. I thought her style and eye for fashion were different.

I support the brand because... she is so humble, professional, hard-working and has an amazing personality to top it all off. She is following her dreams, and I will assist in any way I can to help her achieve her goals.

I have... about six to seven Shenna Carby pieces.

My favourite piece is... OMG! This is a hard one, I love all my pieces….hmm, it’s a toss-up between what I’m wearing for the shoot and a figure-hugging three-quarter sleeve, high neck, low back dress… it’s hot!

Name: Ann-Marie Vaz

Occupation: Philanthropist I’m wearing... a teal and purple silk three-quarter sleeve peplum skirt suit with a jabot neckline.

My love affair with Shenna Carby began... in November 2011. I was invited to the American Friends of Jamaica Gala in New York and took the opportunity to wear a local designer to promote my country and its talented designers.

I support the brand because... Shenna is a local designer who is on par with any international designer! Her pieces are impeccably tailored and classic in design. Plus, she is a warm and amazing lady to work with!

I have... quite a few pieces (smiles)

My favourite piece is... they are ALL my favourites as they embody all that I desire in my clothing.

Name: Simone Foote

Occupation: Marketing Manager British Caribbean Insurance Company

I’m wearing... a red cocktail dress specially designed for my company’s 50th anniversary party.

My love affair with Shenna Carby began in... September 2012. I was looking for a local designer to create a one-of-a-kind red (my favourite colour) dress for the anniversary party. I wanted something specific and unique and was directed to Shenna. Since then I have been hooked.

I support the brand because... Shenna is extremely creative, unique, and reliable. The quality of her work is also impeccable. I am able to describe what I want and she always hits the nail on the head. It constantly amazes me that she gets the vision that I have in my head and always surpasses my expectations. It also helps that I am always complemented when wearing a Shenna design. I am intrigued at how humble Shenna is with the great level of talent that she possesses and that’s one of the things that I love about her, she puts her client first.

I have... five pieces and growing from Shenna Carby.

My favourite is... this red dress. I love it! It is elegant and has so many dimensions to it.

Name: Kimm Daley

Occupation: Insurance Executive General Manager Claims & Operation and Attorney-at-law

I’m wearing... a tangerine off-the-shoulder floor-length evening dress?

My love affair with Shenna Carby began... October 2012.

I support the brand because... Shenna is extremely creative and talented.

I have... six dresses and five blouses from Shenna Carby.

My favourite is... a dress I have named “My Relaxed Irie Dress”; the colours — red, green and gold!

Name: Michele Dacres

Occupation: Business Co-ordinator Nestle Jamaica Ltd

I’m wearing... a light green Shenna Carby design.

My love for Shenna Carby began... Jan 2013.

I support the brand because... she is a great designer, pays attention to detail and caters to my fashion needs, which is chic and sophisticated.

I have... eight Shenna Carby pieces.

My favourite piece is... my coral jumper.

Shoot Location: Devon House Heritage Site 26 Hope Road, Kingston 10

Location Manager: Andre W Reid

Contact Shenna Carby at (876) 299-9816

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