Shala Monroque of St. Lucia – ICS Vanguard Award Recipient

Inspiring Style – Shala Monroque, 2013 Vanguard Award Recipient

The Institute of Caribbean Studies will honor Shala Monroque, 2013 Vanguard Award Recipient. She will be presented with the award during the 20th Annual Caribbean American Heritage Awards (CARAH) Gala at the JW Marriott on Friday, November, 22, 2013.


She came to New York from her native St.Lucia with a dream and a bag.
Today, she is the style maven and muse of one of the fashion world's top names, Prada.

shala_monroque_01Her eye for style and her passion for art has earned her numerous cover pages as well as an insider's view of the fashion world. Today, she serves as Creative Director at Garage, an independent fashion publication founded by Dasha Zhukova, well known Russian philanthropist.

She serves as fashion consultant for the Prada brand, hosting several 'Miu Miu Musings,' informal group conversations on fashion.
Shala works as a  freelance art consultant and writer, contributing to publications such as American Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. She also runs her own blog, 'Shala's Rabbit Hole.'
A favorite with street-style photographers, Monroque has been featured in Japanese Vogue, Chicago Society Magazine and New YorkMagazine and acts as a model for Net-A-Porter online magazine. 

Edited and written for several fashion magazines including Pop where she served as editor.

Featured in several top magazines such as Japanese Vogue, Town & Country and high fashion online site Net-A-Porter.
Provided consulting services for top fashion designers such as Prada.

Click here to listen to Shala's Pre-Gala interview

Other Honorees 

– Etienne Charles… Trailblazer Award
– Dr. Guy Harvey… Luminary Award
– Jimmy Jean-Louis… Excellence in the Arts Award
– Frederick 'Freddie' McGregor… Lifetime Achievement Award
– Dr. Deborah Persaud… Outstanding Contribution to Medicine Award
– Dr. Camille Wardrop Alleyne… Excellence in Science & Technology Award
– Kim Watson… Outstanding Community Service Award

Click here to learn about honorees…

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