Monthly Archives: March 2011

JCREW Behind the scenes 2011

 In January, Turks and Caicos Productions had the pleasure of welcoming back JCREW for their April 2011 catalog.  When you can’t bring the beach to the studio, bring the studio to the beach! 
Image by Cindi Blair
Though we were away for the shoot, TC Millwork had the opportunity to prepare and build an easily transportable set for their needs.  It was even utilised for the cover shot!
As always, JCREW knows how to embellish Turks and Caicos beaches with their incredible style.  Please click here to view more of the latest collections and more images from the shoot.
Catalog images by Paola Kudacki

Zimmerman Swim Behind the Scenes

 Way back last July, Turks and Caicos Productions had the pleasure of producing a photo shoot for Australian fashion design duo Zimmermann and their swim collection. 

 The sisters, Nicky and Simone, founded their label in 1991 and have been Fashion Week regulars since 1996.  The designer of the duo, Nicky, traveled to Turks and Caicos to oversee the shoot herself. 

She loved the colorful Caribbean charisma of the blue hills area, the backgrounds were  perfect backdrops for the stylish prints, both bright and feminine.
To view the entire glorious collection, please go to Zimmermann international.
All images by PepperKeyStacie
Huge thanks to Nicky Zimmerman, Art Director Louisa Gent, Tamila, Jodie, and photographer David Roemer.  This crew was a dream; fun, gracious (they even donated some of the excellent catering to local shops involved in the production), such a pleasure to work with!  Please come back and see us soon.

Thinking Green on St Patrick’s Day

I love this anti-littering logo that was announced at the National Litter Convention in London last December.  Keep Britain Tidy and Defra certainly hit the nail on the head with this genius little image!  Simple, straightforward, and relevant all over the world. I stumbled across it while gathering inspiration/ideas for TCI Rubbish Runners.  That’s right, the club is now official (if a  facebook page counts) and we are looking for more members.  Please make a pledge to lift litter and join us to keep TCI “beautiful by nature.”
Another group making great efforts to keep TCI green is the Campaign to Ban Single Use Plastic Bags in the Turks and Caicos.  A small group of the Environmental Club Members met on Tuesday to discuss an initiative to create awareness about the dangers of plastic bags.  A message from member Lynn Robinson
 “How many plastic bags have you used today??….take a good hard look the next time you are at the grocery store and imagine where all those bags will end up….on the beautiful beaches, polluting the oceans, killing marine life, killing birds, caught up in the vegetation…’s time to change the way we live and start treating this planet with the respect it deserves….Mother Nature is starting to fight back. With everyone’s help, one day the Turks and Caicos Islands could be free of the single use plastic bag (and hopefully other single use items such as bottles, plates, cutlery). Please remember to take your reusable bag to the grocery store and encourage others to do the same. Turks &; Caicos, Beautiful by Nature, Clean and Green by Choice…..only with your help”
    So cheers to TCI’s two new green thinking groups!  If you are having a beer tonight to celebrate St. Pattie’s, please make certain you recycle your bottles! 

Commonwealth Day 2011-Women as Agents of Change

Commonwealth Day was observed in the Turks and Caicos Islands yesterday under 2011’s theme, “Women as Agents of Change.” This relatively new holiday, concepted in 1975 by Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, is celebrated the second Monday in March with the goal of focusing “attention to the association and its contribution to a harmonious global environment.”
Please click on this timeline, a very cool graphic representation for the agents of change women have already been making since this holiday began.  This years theme coincides with the 100th anniversary international womens day.
Who would be your personal “woman as agent of change?” Who would be your woman of change on an international level?  My Turks and Caicos Islands woman of change is “Grace.”  Although Grace can not share her real name she is willing to share her survival story.   
“No matter how horrible my experience was, I feel that speaking out is more positive than all the women who stay home and never tell anyone they were attacked.” . . . “I just hope that telling my story helps, in some way, to change things for the better.”
Grace your bravery WILL change things for the better.  Your story is helping other victims cope and hopefully come forward.  Your story is educating the community on injustices which need to be changed.  Your story is igniting a fire of anger, motivation, and unity within women in these islands and beyond.  Thank you for your courage.  And thanks to another woman of change, Gemma Handy not only for writing Grace’s story but getting it published in the Weekly News.