Portland, Jamaica: Natural Mystic

Marley immortalised the beauty of Jamaica in his song
Natural Mystic. The message? You don’t need religion – the world
around us is the greatest spiritual teacher and if you listen
closely you will learn from the natural mystic blowing through the

For Volume 12
of SUITCASE Magazine
, which focused on the conservation of our
planet, our fashion team travelled to the Jamaican countryside and
set up camp in the parish of Portland, home to our
Fashion-Editor-at-Large Savannah Baker. A world away from the gated
communities of Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, life in Portland is about
jerk chicken at Boston Beach, raft trips along the calm waters of
the Rio Grande, taking dips in the world-famous Blue Lagoon and
getting down at a street dance.

Our aim was to shoot an editorial to reflect the beauty and
laid-back nature of Portland. Jamaican model Aneita Moore was
captured by photographer Olivia Rose in some of the most iconic
spots in the parish. Savannah styled Aneita in looks that mirror
her earthy surroundings, while Kione Grandison was at hand to top
up hair and make-up.

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