As the year drew to the end, the Sista team were frantically trying to pull everything together for the final Sista Gat Style of the year.

Our model had pulled out in the last minute due to work commitments and we weren’t sure if we could find someone who could replace her. But then….. Umi came. The gorgeous Solomon Islander/Japanese/Spanish goddess rocked the set at Tanna Russet and the infamous ‘Port Vila’ graffiti wall near SMET with not a care in the world.


Laughing, unafraid to be unapologetically herself, Nicky Kuautonga managed to capture the care-free spirit of Umi in the photos. The spur of the moment shoot turned out to be one of the best Sista Gat Styles that Sista magazine has ever had!


Thank you Umi for letting us celebrate you!

See the final look here.

Photographer: Nicky Kuautonga

Hair, makeup and nails: Body and Soul

Behind the scenes photographer: Dan McGarry