About Natalya Mills:

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Caribbean Dress Connoisseur. Fashion Enthusiast. Costume Historian
The granddaughter of Trinidadian seamstress and artistic musician with a legendary pan man as an uncle – mas and fashion is in her blood. Mills left Trinidad and immigrated to New York in her teens. Mills attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she studied Fashion Design, as well as Display and and Visual Arts Management. She is the holder of a Masters degree   in Costume Studies: Visual Culture from NYU and is currently working as a Costume Historian with a focus on Caribbean Dress. She writes for several fashion journals in NYC, is currently working on a project involving Wire Benders from Trinidad and Tobago and her articles can now be found on JayBlessed.com.

About Schemel “Shemmy” Patrick:

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University Grad. Social Media Junkie. Fashionista!
Schemel is synonymous to writing, thus my very rewarding stint with JayBlessed.com. When I’m not writing for MagLYFE.com; Guyanalive.com; The Guyana Star; Youth Media Guyana or JayBlessed.com, I’m usually exhausted. If I could fall in anything (besides love) it would be books and clothes, then I’ll pick myself up and walk out in killer 5 inch heels, whilst rocking to my favourite tracks on my iPod. That’s me, quite the country girl from Pouderoyen, Guyana.

About Sheldon “Silencer” Hoyte:


Proud Soca Ambassador. Carnival Baby. Party Rocker for Rhythm International
Sheldon was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago but presently resides in the Caribbean mecca – Brooklyn. When he’s not loading up his serato for his next DJ gig or learning a new tune on the steelpan, he’s out saving the word….one Soca deprived person at a time.
“Music lifted my spirits when I was at my lowest moments. Getting involved in music has essentially saved my life,” states Silencer.
When you see him in a party with a cup in his hand, feel free to take a wine…..no pictures!

About T.G. Pinheiro:

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Romantic. Idealist. Realistic
Born to Trinidadian parents, T.G. has been involved with women’s issues for the past twenty years and now brings her unique experiences and viewpoints to written word. She penned her first book, The Ex Parade, which is a dating memoir and is now working on her first novel which is yet untitled.

About Raine Martin:

(coming soon)