Islands of the World Fashion Week

Copious amounts of hair and makeup, tall, lanky beauties shimmying around, reams of silk chiffon, cutting and sewing sprinkled with fabulous styling — fashion week is here!

Islands of the World Fashion Week (IWFW) is huge for fashion enthusiasts in The Bahamas, around the Caribbean and other island nations of the world. Voted Best Fashion Show or Fashion Week attended at the Caribbean Fashion Awards earlier this year it is the foremost local fashion week attracting local and international designers as well as international press, buyers and stylists. Though only in its second year, it provides a viable fashion outlet not only for local designers, but also for stylists, models, fashion journalists, fashion retailers and a host of other fashion and entertainment professionals.

A welcome annual event for the fledgling local fashion industry, IWFW will run from Wednesday, November 4 to Saturday, November 7 with the bulk of the shows being held at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort.

This year, instead of shows spread out during the entire day, more shows have been compressed into bite-sized designer chunks with many of the catwalks scheduled for the late afternoon and evening hours allowing many more corporate fashionistas to get their fix after work. With shows beginning at either 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. it's doubtful that you will have a chance to run home and change before the shows. Therefore, pulling together an outfit that can easily be restyled to take you from corporate chic to front row ready is your goal. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you master the art of day-to-night.

Your base look should be something that can easily be transformed simply by changing your shoes, bag, accessories and makeup. Your best option is either a great double duty dress or a tailored pant suit. It's the trimmings that will really transform your look.

Source: The Nassau Guardian