COVID continues to keep us on our guard, but the approach of Christmas brings with it feelings of hope and some familiar feelings of normality. ‘Tis the season to sparkle, and you deserve to serve grandeur and opulence in jaw-dropping fashion. Tamia Carey Collection teamed up with Pablo’s Fabric Jamaica to deliver a luxury line, filled with refreshing and stunning looks for the festive season.
This isn’t the first time the two style purveyors are crossing paths. The dynamic duo had previously collaborated after LP Azar had acquired Pablo’s. Fostering a solid partnership, the pair is back, and excited to treat customers to elegant and high-quality pieces.
“Local designer Tamia Carey has helped us to transform Pablo’s image over the last four years with cutting-edge, trendy, uniquely Jamaican prints. Working with Tamia has made us better understand the design style and manufacturing. We are not just buying and selling fabric; we are providing what designers are looking for, which has assisted us tremendously in the buying process,” Andrew Azar, managing director of Pablo’s Fabric Jamaica, told Flair.
Azar takes a hands-on approach to business and remains active in the creative process behind the scenes, ensuring that each design combination is tailored to perfection. The company sources fabrics from top international suppliers; these relationships have been nurtured for 25 years. “We have learned the true Jamaican taste in prints; every year, we buy forward according to worldwide trends of two years ahead. We follow international print and colour charts when purchasing or designing. We know our culture is extremely trendy, and that keeps us on our toes, watching all runway shows and reading fashion projections,” he said.
BRINGS GREAT JOY
Experiencing a great sense of pride when it comes to seeing the print on the street and at events, Azar is inspired by local designers who turn the best materials into the most beautiful and sought-after fashion. “It [brings] joy and energy to our family to see the raw material transformed with the creative energy,” he added.
Carey is one such designer known for fulfilling the glitzy and glamorous desires of local and international fashionistas. According to Carey, each year brings forth different styles for women, and it’s no different this Christmas. “The colour theme for Christmas 2021 is all about cheerful brights in both traditional colourways as well as contemporary alternatives. Magenta and blue can really bring fun to your celebrations. On the flip side, muted colours are also a big trend,” she said. Florals are always a hit in the tropics, so you can incorporate that flair for your special events this Christmas.
The fashion expert also noted that the traditional red and green are still popping for the season, “These colours look smart, sleek and chic – everything you should be aiming for!” Also, feel free to explore new hues and tones in tulle, super scuba, satins and chalice; all are available in-store. “Any dress in these fabrics will look stunning. If you’re wanting to try something different, go for stylish separates,” she added.
As for stepping outside of the box, you can ditch the red-and-green style palette and switch to shades and metallics. Gold, silver and white are definitely the go-to for the season. “Metallic shades of gold are perfect for any fancy event. You can dress it up glam-style and dress it down a little for more casual gatherings. We just landed glitz and glam shimmer and shine from the Los Angeles fashion district and New York,” said Carey. And now, so can you.
Find these looks at tamiacarey.com or follow on Instagram and Facebook: @thetamiacarey and @pablosjamaica on Instagram.
Cover shot by: Matthew Khoury
Model: Dani Carey
Dani Carey is wearing pieces from Tamia Carey x Pablo’s Fashion’s holiday collection.
Cover by: Tennesia Malcolm