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Best of Flair

Published:Monday | January 6, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Shanica Blair and Sashana Sanderson, Gleaner Writers

For 2013, Flair Magazine was definitely a must-read. It covered the changing trends in fashion, beauty, health, and unconventional sex and relationship issues. You name it, the magazine had it.

As Flair undertakes its year in review here are some of our best moments.

Health and Fitness

This former beauty queen and model, like a true celebrity, opened up and revealed how she lost her baby weight.

Thick to thin

For 2014, most of us may have loosing weight on our list of resolutions. Just flip back through the Flair and find out how Kelli-Ann Blissett-Madden lost 130lb and Dawn Pena 50lb, transforming into thinner and healthier versions of themselves.

Coping with breast cancer

Leodis Douglas recounts her experience with chemotherapy. The breast cancer survivor tells her story to Flair that while going through chemotherapy she lost her appetite and sense of taste.


Sara is worth it

Dr Sara Lawrence is one of Jamaica's timeless beauties. In October, she became the face of L'Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5, the first Caribbean woman to be the face of the international brand.

Matte with MAC

The matte look is in, and when senior MAC make-up artist Fatima Thomas visited the island last month, she went through the motions with us showing us the various ways to go matte.


Dare to wear Tantrik swimwear

Swimsuit designer Cady Ann Brown showcases her swimsuit line on our Flair pages and later at Miami Fashion Week.

Ladies of Gatsby

The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was a big hit, as was our spread featuring the fashion of the roaring '20s shot at the historic Devon House.

Little white dress

Everyone knows about the power of a little white dress (LWD). But Flair style columnist Fidge Fletcher showed off the versatility of the LWD.


Classics never go out of style and our resident blogger, Natalia Oh!, reminded us of what is quintessentially timeless - clean silhouettes and a colour palette made up of neutrals and high-quality fabrics. From vintage cars to monochromatic shift dresses, Natalia Oh! and fashion designer Coleen Panton brought readers on a journey back to the classics.

Fabulous Collection MoDa fashion

The Collection MoDA fashion showcase came and went, with many fashionistas left wanting more from the cadre of local and international designers that were on the line-up for the show's 2013 staging at the Sunken Gardens, at Hope Botanical Gardens.

Spring's fashion wonderland

Using the world-famous fairy tale of Alice in Wonderland, the Flair Magazine decided to discover the world of the unknown using the picturesque Hope Gardens as ground zero to portray the story in fashion.

Kelly's World

Our readers seemed to never tire of Kelly's take. But we had to examine the figures closely and the most popular Kelly's World for 2013 was ... drum roll ... 'Just too far' - the proposed tax on fast food. We are still waiting to see what the verdict is on that one.

But let's not forget. Using the same criteria, RIP indicator lights. Here's to hoping drivers will rediscover the value of those in 2014.


Butler got it

Motivational speaker, trainer, image consultant and conceptualiser Laura Butler took over the Miss Jamaica World franchise and for her first pageant, did the unprecedented - it was held in the Second City.

Zahra Burton

Former Miss Jamaica Universe and international journalist Zahra Burton was appointed the host of the Jamaica Civil Society Coalition's new radio show, Consider This. We broke the news first and, so far, the show has been getting rave reviews.

50 Something dates with 17 Mr Wrongs

This story had our readers buzzing - from those who agreed to those who were outraged.

Chenelle Taylor published her first book, 50 Something Dates with 17 Mr Wrongs, chronicling her dating experience in the search for Mr Right.

Lyttle sisters doing it big

Alicia and her sister, Lorette Lyttle, formed a team in 2010, with their Help-Internet Income Bootcamps equipping 'want-to-be' online entrepreneurs with the resources and know-how that they will need to be successful in their online businesses.

Dream come true

The 2013 Rhodes Scholar 24-year-old Timar Jackson was overjoyed as he shared his joy with Flair.

She's our Giselle

Twenty-seven years after parading her beauty, charm and pizzazz on the world stage, snatching the Miss World title, we caught up with Trinidadian Giselle Laronde-West.

Sex and Relationship

Swinging marriages

The swinging lifestyle is not just the fancy of books and movies; its alive and well in Jamaica. In the article 'Swinging marriages', shared their experiences with us as they exchange partners. For some couples, it is very exciting; others are plagued with problems. But in the end, it's a personal choice.

In love ... over and over again

Anyone who has ever been in a relationship knows it takes work. And sometimes the work pays off with beautiful fulfilling relationships. This article explored how couples can keep the bliss in their relationships alive.

Pay up ... her way

While some believe a man giving his partner money equates to prostitution, others believe it is their right to receive financial assistance within a relationship.


I choose you forever

Jamaica 400-metre runner Sanjay Ayre married the love of his life, Alisha McClinton, in a beautiful ceremony overlooking the Potomac River in National Harbor, Maryland.

A fairy-tale wedding in paradise

Hotelier and record executive Jon Baker tied the knot with long-time belle Nordia Whitter on December 7 at the gorgeous Trident hotel in Portland and shared the intimate moments with us.

She proposed

Childhood friends Dana Sessa and Kevin McGettigan had the perfect destination wedding after four years together, after she popped the question.