Caribbean Fashion Week Kickoff: The Power Players Behind Sizzling Style

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ORAINE BARRETT


The Wow Factor: As the face of Polo by Ralph Lauren, Barrett also has campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch and Pepe Jeans under his belt. The model was recently featured as Rihanna’s love interest in her "Man Down" music video.


The Inspiration: “I became a model after my brother’s girlfriend asked me to accompany her to an audition at the Pulse agency in Kingston,” Barrett says.  “I was 18 years old and my response at the time was ‘Are you crazy?’ I went along and I was introduced to Kingsley Cooper. That’s where everything started.”


The Advice: “If you want to be a model the blatant truth is you have to be extremely strong,” Barrett advises. “Stay true to yourself. If you like it, go for it fearlessly. Only look forward, never look back.”

ORAINE BARRETT

The Wow Factor: As the face of Polo by Ralph Lauren, Barrett also has…