She strutted through the walkway at the Gulf City Mall, La Romain, in South Trinidad, as if it was her runway. Head and chin up, well-poised and couture to kill. She smiled as she sauntered into the stores. I loved her black shoes and I paid her a compliment. “Oh, you like it? Thanks, I bought them in Siparia, close to where I live,” she answered.
Her fashion tips became the prelude to our discussion as a chat about shoes and outfits lead to life and career. Indeed, on that given Sunday I got a peek into the back story of Malika Mendoza, the stylist/make-up artist/model/beauty brand ambassador from Santa Flora.