Caribbean Fashion Week Kickoff: The Power Players Behind Sizzling Style

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The Wow Factor: Discovered in Kingston, Jeneil Williams became Karl Lagerfeld’s muse and has worked with major brands including Lanvin and Vivienne Westwood. Williams also graced the cover of Italian Vogue’s iconic Black Beauty issue.


The Inspiration: “I grew up in the ghetto in Maxfield Park, Kingston and decided to go after my dreams,” Williams says.


The Advice: “Don’t give up, even if you hear ‘No,’” Williams says.  “If you stop, you will miss the one ‘Yes’ that could have been your big break.”


Octavia Goredema is founder of relocation resource Crash Course City and the Twenty Ten Club, an award-winning networking organization and online resource designed to connect, inspire and support Black female entrepreneurs.


Photos: Kingsley Cooper, Oriane Barrett (Oliver Morrison); Cedella Marley (Marley); Jeneil Williams (Giovanni Powell)

JENEIL WILLIAMS

The Wow Factor: Discovered in Kingston, Jeneil Williams became Karl Lagerfeld’s muse and…