Rachele Viard

Last Minute Gift Ideas Straight from Haiti
Features

Last Minute Gift Ideas Straight from Haiti

Here are a few holiday day gift ideas that say that say Haiti, and truly these gifts will work any time of year for any occasion. Unique hand crafted items that share Haiti’s culture, are sure to brighten up someone’s wardrobe or home and bring a bit of colorful flare as well.

Ethical Fashion Initiative Launch Holiday Market In Haiti
Arts & Culture

Ethical Fashion Initiative Launch Holiday Market In Haiti

By Rachele Viard

Azul, a fusion restaurant and lounge in Petionville, Haiti, was transformed into a holiday shopping ground this past weekend, featuring several artists and their items. Organized by ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative and USAID “Circle of Fashion,” the holiday market which ran on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12, featured items created exclusively for the event by designers such as Pascale Theard, Paula Coles, Simbi, DOT, as well as Osklen E- Ayiti.

OP-ED: Thanksgiving In Haiti
Opinion

OP-ED: Thanksgiving In Haiti

By Rachele Viard

While Thanksgiving isn’t my absolute favorite holiday, that title belongs to Christmas, it is definitely up there. And for me it’s all about spending time with family and taking time to be extra thankful for everything I’m fortunate enough to have. When I officially moved to Haiti in 2011, I continued with my mother the American tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving, which in the states marks the historic meal between the newly-settled pilgrims and the Indians.

Haiti Fashion Week Well Underway
Style

Haiti Fashion Week Well Underway

By Rachele Viard

With the theme “Nourrir Haiti” (Feed Haiti), Haiti Fashion Week 2015 transformed Karibe Hotel this weekend into the place to be for Haitian designers and fashion lovers.

The fourth annual fashion event opened Thursday with a morning press conference followed by a pre-runway show introduction by guest-of-honor Stella Jean later that evening.

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