CaribPR Newswire, MIAMI, FL Dec. 14, 2007: Ocean Style Magazine has released its newest issue which features former Gucci model Nadine Willis on the cover.
The bi-monthly magazine features Jamaican Nadine Willis, widely accepted as the Caribbean’s first supermodel in a striking editorial shot in the streets of Havana by the highly acclaimed photographer Dagmara Mituniewicz. Styled in fashions from John Paul Gautier to Chanel and set amongst the decadent decay of this once great city you will see Nadine as never before. Known for her gregarious and outspoken persona Nadine shares her new passion for music in an interview which touches on her eventful life and colorful personality.
This issue also features event and wedding planner to the stars Preston Bailey. From his New York City studio he shared his many thoughts on a long career working with celebrities galore. Preston’s work has included the weddings of Michael Douglas and Katherine Zeta-Jones and Donald Trump to Melania Knauss, Oprah’s 60th Birthday Bash and events for Donna Karan, Laurence Fishbourne, Martha Stewart, John Galliano, Bill Cosby, Regis Philbin and many others.
In ‘The Rebelution has Begun’ we interview Tanya Stephens who Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley describes “Tanya Stephens is a true Caribbean genius. If we understand that the challenge of our generation is the liberation of the mind, then she is to our generation what George Lamming, Wilson Harris and the great Caribbean writers of the 50s and 60s were to the people of the region!” Here we catch up with the Dancehall Diva in an illuminating one on one.
Also in this issue is an interview with Adam Stewart the recently appointed CEO of Sandals Resorts. The 26 year old son of Caribbean entrepreneur extraordinaire Butch Stewart takes the reins of the resort empire and discusses the company’s plans as it develops itself as a fully-blown luxury brand.
Also inside is the first of the ‘woman of influence’ columns which recognize Caribbean women for their accomplishments across various fields of endeavor. This issue features Lisa Ghany-Weeks of Trinidad’s HCL Group (part of Lawrence Duprey’s CL Financial empire) and Novia Mcdonald-Whyte Lifestyle Editor of the Jamaica Observer and maven of all things fashionable from her Kingston perch.
In Momentos de Oro the magazine continues to raise the bar with a fashion editorial that could just as easily be found in Italian Vogue. Shot in the decaying but still impressive architecture of Old Havana, photographer Dagmara brings haute couture to life in this stunning editorial.
This issue captures the charismatic Caribbean from Cuba, through Jamaica, along to Barbados and then Tobago where photographer Colin Williams showcases high fashion in and around this island paradise.
Ocean Style is available for viewing and download online at www.oceanstylemagazine.com. The publication is distributed throughout the Caribbean and into the US markets of New York, Miami, Atlanta, Washington DC and Los Angeles.
Ocean Style is an international fashion and lifestyle magazine with a strong and clear Caribbean essence. The glossy pages of Ocean Style reveal a Caribbean that is modern, sophisticated and worldly. With a combination of high fashion reminiscent of Vogue and InStyle, and lifestyle not unlike Vanity Fair or Cosmopolitan, Ocean Style delivers a unique fashion and lifestyle mix at a an unsurpassed level of quality in Caribbean periodicals.
Ocean Style is a dynamic and unique blend of fashion, art, culture, lifestyle and entertainment with interviews and profiles with international and regional celebrities and personalities. With a layout that is attractive, captivating and appealing, this edgy and clean fashion and lifestyle publication will pull together and showcase the good life to be had in the Caribbean.
Our readers enjoy the good things in life – travel, shopping, fine dining, nightlife – clubbing, bar- hopping. The typical reader has traveled and is very interested in learning more about Caribbean destinations offering as much enjoyment and variety as some of the better known North American or European locales. This reader enjoys fashion and is able to shop and treat themselves well to certain luxuries – spa treatments, weekend getaways and fine dining.
We strive to be a publication that can make any Caribbean citizen or aficionado proud, of the highest standards and sharing space on any newsstand in the world. Through our print and electronic versions we will show the world the rich, fabulous, diverse and engaging life the Caribbean has to offer.
Douglas K. GordonEditor in Chief, Ocean Style Magazine