African Influences on Popular Style trends

As we know undoubtedly in the Caribbean, the African culture is rich and powerful. The power of this culture has allowed it to influence patterns of life all over the world. Fashion in the Caribbean as well as general popular culture was therefore not exempt from African influence. There are certain styles we sport that, despite their possibly ambiguous origins, have a distinctly African influence. 

5. Braids 
The practice of braiding hair has been observed in multiple cultures all over the world. However there is no denying the intensity of the trend in... read more

Beauty of Brass

Many of us love jewellery, but don't have the money to spend on it. What many don't realise is that we can make many of the desired objects with everyday materials. Today, we will learn how to make brass rings using wire. This method can also be done using copper. 

Brass is a golden hued metal made from the elements copper and zinc, and occasionally, other metals. Due to its colour and its unreactive nature, it has been used throughout history for a number of different purposes, from jewellery,  to ornaments,  to weapons. Brass is relatively cheap, and as a result,  it is a good... read more

Laptop Bags: Be smart, Be secure, Be stylish

For most of us, modern technology is undoubtedly a massive part of our lives. No matter where we’re going we always have some form of tech with us, if it’s not our phone then it’s or laptop. As any valuable item does, your laptop needs protection. Have you ever screamed in horror when your phone falls? Now imagine if that was your bigger, more expensive laptop? To prevent such horrors, multiple brands develop and sell various types of laptop bags for top notch laptop protection. Some styles and brands are better than others.  To help narrow your long list of options,  Youthlink is... read more


For most of us, our daily routine for any outing consists of showering, moisturizing, dressing, adjusting our hair, and finally, adding that last touch of fragrance. Many of us Jamaicans call it ‘spray up’ or ‘sweet up’. We tend to choose our scents based and what we find attractive. But do we ever wonder if other people find it attractive? Is the sweet up really sweet for the regular passersby or even the longtime crushes? Youthlink provides some perspective on this through the opinions of a few of our young people on some of today’s most popular fragrances.  Our participants, male and... read more

Grad season's newest gem


Mickella Anderson: Youthlink Writer

Look out Class of 2017 - a fresh and exciting clothing line is poised to dominate and annihilate with some killer looks for the upcoming grad season. Na'Mae is a name to know and designer Georgina Johnson-Jones stopped by Youthlink to tell us why."When you think about graduation season, I want you to think about Na'Mae," shared an enthusiastic Georgina. "I really want to capture that audience (graduates) as mine."The Morant Bay High past student hasn't always had this passion for fashion. She revealed that as a child, her hobbies... read more


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