Behind the Screens: Much Ado About Fashion
What make personal blogs so interesting are the personalities behind them and we find MAAF particularly interesting because of; 1. Brooke’s (the Blogger) profile. And 2 The Intl Insight it provides naming designers and personalities and actually getting it right! Of course eventually we’re going to want a lot more ‘ado about’ Belle Brooke but until then check out our exclusive pow=wow “Behind the Screen”. Ciao for now! – Rashade St Patrick
About The Blog
KB: What’s your blog’s mission?
BH: Much Ado About Fashion aims to give insight into the fashion world and its innumerable crevices to allow for a greater breakthrough in creativity, chic-ness and fashionista-ism across Jamaica. It hopes to achieve an A+ in Chic while increasing public awareness of recent and upcoming fashion-forward events and predicted season trends, according to the editor, to boost the Jamaican fashion/fashion-journalism industry.
KB: Describe your reader
BH: The blog’s readership mainly consists of a sassy group of Jamaican and international (North American and UK) teens who are fashion-forward/bloggers, along with some schoolmates who admire me via Internet :-) just kidding!
KB: What would be your ideal post?
BH: My ideal post would be one with coolly edited photos reflecting a wonderful day in a remote part of Jamaica’s countryside by a beach with friends chillaxing, hood-ratting, cow-tipping, etc.
About the Blogger
I’m a super snarky 17 year old by the name of Brooke Harrison. I’m currently being tortured by the IB program and am only relieved twice a week to go to ballet. I write a blog, Much Ado About Fashion, which I might be more emotionally attached to than anything else I know besides One Direction. Without blogging, I wouldn’t know what to do, I might actually have to make real friends and purposefully search for other people in Jamaica who memorize the shows at London, New York, Milan and Paris Fashion Week twice a year, every year!!!
KB: What improvements would you like to see made in the local fashion sphere?
BH: Being in the centre of the Caribbean, Jamaica would be the ideal go-to fashion country for this region. We already host Caribbean Fashion Week every year, but a serious expansion in the fashion industry starting with a longstanding, professional magazine and possibly another modeling agency would be brilliant. Besides the fact that I can easily walk into clothing stores and tell that the owner hasn’t looked in a Vogue magazine since 1960, it sometimes feels as though Jamaicans don’t take fashion seriously - or anything related to it. We’d be surprised at the amount of jobs the country could create if Jamaica became a viable central point for fashion in the Caribbean - we have so much support for culture and creativity in other art forms, why not this one?
KB: Name 3 things you’re totes obsessed with right now
BH: Besides the word “totes”, I’m obsessed with my patent leather combat boots from Steve Madden, my Camel-coloured Schoolboy Blazer from J. Crew and my creme-coloured skinny corduroys from J. Crew.
BH- Favourite Local Designer: Cedella Marley - her line with fabulous prints in the Jamaican colours used in the Jamaican Olympic uniforms were like nothing I’ve ever seen before.
Favourite Model: Daphne Groeneveld (if local then Jaunel McKenzie)
Photographer/Celebrity: (local: Luca Khouri of course!)
Restaurant: Majestic Sushi & Grill at Villa Ronai - the atmosphere is so upper east side NY!
Blogger: Leandra Medine of Man Repeller or Babe Walker White Girl Problems - so funny!
(local: Kingston Belle! It’s the only one I keep up to date with!)