n a recent trip to Trinidad we had the pleasure of going to the launch of fashion and culture magazine 6 Carlos. Apart from the delight of schmoozing with the creative glitterati of Trinidad, the 6 Carlos magazine itself is an absolute joy to behold.
Named after the address of the Meiling fashion studio, this collaborative creative brainchild of Caribbean fashion doyenne Meiling Esau and one of New York’s finest graphic artists Sparrow is the latest fashion, culture and lifestyle magazine on the block.
Packed full of juicy articles about art, eco design and cultural politics’ alongside moody fashion photo spreads 6 Carlos is certainly nothing to be sniffed at! Its aim is to represent a standard for print media in the Caribbean.
For the rest of us in the north of the planet (North America, Europe, Canada) 6 Carlos strikes me as a breath of fresh air and a much needed addition to the current lifestyle magazine genre. We at CIAD will be pushing to have it made available wherever we can get it.
The launch itself was a sheer delight. We were kept sufficiently refreshed by Absolut vodka cocktails and tantalized by delicious eensy weensy cupcakes, whilst rubbing shoulders with the beautiful and fascinating folk.
The next issue of 6 Carlos is due out in October. To find out more and to subscribe to the magazine visit www.6carlos.com