Sunday, October 18, 2015

Return To The Journal

It's been a while... I know.

So much has happened during my last post and this one.

I got engaged, my ex-fiance and I separated, and then I began dating this great guy. Soon after, I left the country and became another person with a totally different outlook on life.

My daughter is now four years old and growing to be quite the handful more and more but I wouldn't change her for the world.

I'm finally being able to pursue my love of fashion blogging... Look for more pics/posts about that soon. :)

Bye for now. :)

- Love, Ron <3

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Local Fashion Diaries: Taquiner Fever

My gift to myself this year is to constantly upgrade my wardrobe, I often bypass items I love with intentions to return but I never do. My resolution this year was to support local designers by purchasing their work because there are some great designers in Barbados who need more exposure. Our little rock is jam-packed with talented people and what better way to support as well as fill my closet with one of a kind pieces of clothing?

With that said, I recently purchased two bathing suits from J'aiNique Couture's 1st collection which were showcased at BMEX last year by designer Chenique Jones. "Taquiner" was such a hit that I had to fight tooth and nail to reserve two pieces of her 'sold out' collection.

As they are what she refers to as 'resort wear', I'll be wearing them when I vacation this year.

 For more about J'aiNique Couture, you can like the facebook page which has a fan base of over 500. Join the movement by clicking here!

Today's Quote: "It always seems impossible until it is done" - Nelson Mandela

Signing Out!

Thursday, December 27, 2012


So much has happened since my last post... professionally and personally. I've been on more photoshoots and I've had the pleasure of working with very talented people. Each day I get closer and closer to achieving my dreams, the mere thought of it has me overjoyed. However, I've still got quite some way to go...
For christmas, I got a 'tablet' to replace my destroyed laptop so I'll be able to better update you on my adventures. Till my next post, ciao!

Xilomen <3

Inspirational Quote: "There is no never... just long periods of not yet." - Solenn Heusaff

Signing Out!

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Journey Continues...

Recently, I did a photoshoot with photographer, Shawn Fields, who was  a pleasure to work with. My make -up artiste, Alphaeus Litcot and I had a great time there. Shawn's wife was an absolute darling, she even provided us with refreshments! After Alfie had finished my make-up, we went into his studio where the shoot began. I met upcoming photographer, Michael Alleyne, who also took some shots of his own and his wife who chose the jewelry which was made by the talented, Louise Parris. I won't torture you much longer, here are the photos:

Photographer: Shawn Fields
Model: Ronelle King 
MUA: Alfie Litcot 
Lighting Assistant: Michael Alleyne
Jewellery by: Louise Parris

Model: Ronelle King
MUA: Alfie Litcot
Photographer: Michael Alleyne
Lighting Provided by: Shawn Fields
Jewellery by: Louise Parris

Photographer: Shawn Fields
Model: Ronelle King 
MUA: Alfie Litcot 
Lighting Assistant: Michael Alleyne
Jewellery by: Louise Parris

More pics coming soon!! Shawn and I agreed to do a fashion outdoor shoot on a later date. Give you more details on that when I can. 

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Inspirational Quote: "Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there." - Bo Jackson

Signing out!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Confessions Of A Shopaholic

I absolutely love to shop... trying on clothes, looking through the racks and putting together the pieces in my mind in order to create various outfits. This year, I've taken the plunge into thrift and sale shopping, I have no idea why I didn't do it before. Rave in Satjay mall had a sale that ended last Saturday, everything in the store for $50 which I took advantage of. I knew that I was searching for new heels to revamp my wardrobe because I had thrown out a lot of stretched out, faded and destroyed clothing also I had given away a lot of clothing that given to me by my mum (who doesn't understand me fashionably). As many of you know, I have a weakness for (faux) animal print and fur... I'm an animal rights activist and I wouldn't wear the skin of butchered animals.

These are the shoes I got at the sale...

I've never owned pointed tip shoes, so I'm pretty excited about these.

My other platforms had rotted from neglect when I was pregnant with Ximena so I needed to replace them.

That's basically it for now, next stop... jewelry.

Fashion Quote: "You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet." - Christian Dior 

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Voice Within

Last night, I sang in Semi-final #1 of the Richard Stoute Teen Talent Contest. A great friend of mine, Zoe Trotman, was my fairy godmother and provided me with the necessities I would have lacked in order to perform in the show. Orlando Williams, aided in sponsoring me but unfortunately I was unable to fit into the dress but luckily I had brought a spare dress. Raven, was my hair stylist and make-up artiste for the evening.

I sang, "Part Of Your World" by Jodi Benson, because I felt that my rendition of, "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" by Madonna, needed more work. I learned the musical version and was having a hard time replacing it with the studio version. I needed more time and that was the one thing I did not have, a few hours the most. In my stage presence, I felt I have done more.. I tend to hinder myself because of my nervousness. It's like I'm paralyzed but I force myself to move every 5 seconds like clockwork so that I would not stay in the same position the entire song. During the instrumental in my second song, "Memory" by Elaine Paige, I wondered to myself..."What the hell am I going to do? Its at least 15+ secs." However, vocally I was commended on being "on point" by several members in the audience, the contestants and the backstage employees. All I can do now is hope that I earned a spot in the finals and if I have... I have a lot of work cut out for me. I'd hate to lose my chance in winning this competition because I let my nerves get the better of me. I know that I have what it takes, I practice everyday... I hear my ability and I know that I can only get better. 

I'd like to thank those who continuously support me... you guys are the best :).

Inspirational quote: "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. - Henry Ford"

Signing Out!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fallen Coin In The Wishing Well

I entered the Richard Stoute Teen Talent after a last minute decision to do so and in record time as well. I found out when I arrived at 'practice' that three days from then was the last preliminary. I felt prepared, I had chosen to sing a Whitney Houston classic, 'I Have Nothing' and a 1992 chart topper called, 'Stay' by Shakespeare's Sister.  Having found out that my first song choice was chosen, I opted to change them both... I then chose a ballad from Walt Disney's The Little Mermaid, "Part Of Your World" and "Hallelujah" by Alexandra Burke to advance me to the next round. Thankfully, they both did.

(This is how I looked after my preliminary at around 2 am.)

Now that I am in the semi-finals, I've decided to take on more challenging songs and I hope I won't pay dearly for it. Feel free to come out and support me this Sunday at The Plantation Garden Theatre. Tomorrow I've got a busy day ahead of me, wish me luck! I'm off to bed now, its after 2 am now. Toodles!

Inspiring Quote: " When you cease to dream, you cease to live." - Malcolm Forbes