Shiona Turini is a hit for HBO and Capital One – The Royal Gazette


Updated: November 29, 2021 at 8:10 AM

Shiona Turini continues to be in the spotlight and put Bermuda in the spotlight.

She was at the center of the Money & Career section of Gasoline Last week.

Bermuda’s top fashion stylist is the costume designer for the hit HBO show Unsafe. But she seems to have more press than some of the cast members.

Monday’s magazine article is titled: ‘UnsafeCostume designer Shiona Turini is teaming up with Capital One to make it easier for black travelers to see the world.

The Royal Gazette reported in March that Ms Turini had worked on Beyoncé’s film Training video, and was featured in The New York Times‘s Magazine T.

Then last year, HBO recognized his star quality when it was released. The job featuring crew members like her whose contributions take the show to the extreme.

There was Ms. Turini sharing an understanding of how she put together wardrobes for the show in order to help the Unsafe the actors tell the story.

It has gone viral.

Bermuda was at the center of Gasoline in August, when he appeared in the travel section with “The Black Girl’s Guide To Bermuda”.

With an inviting image of Cambridge beaches, the article oozed Bermuda the good and Bermuda the bad as it discussed the island’s return on July 1 to the tourist world after a forced closure by a pandemic.

More recently, Gasoline Writer Jasmine Browley asked Ms Turini about the deal she made with Capital One, promoting her Venture X card.

She said: “When I became independent and started to consider partnering with brands, I was very intentional about who I aligned myself with.

“I wanted to know that I could grow with the business over time and I didn’t want it to be a ‘one-shot’ situation.

“The partnership with Capital One made sense as they care about their clients’ travel experience and, as someone who is always on the move, I love the way they look out for us.

“I also loved that with the Venture X Card, you earn five times more miles on flights and hotels. It’s amazing and unlike anything I’ve experienced with other card companies.

Mrs Turini said Gasoline that traveling was important to her, because being exposed to other cultures, communities and experiences was valuable for personal growth and made people better versions of themselves.

“To immerse yourself in these experiences and step out of your comfort zone is so precious. I think about who I was and how my life changed when I started to travel in a different way. I want everyone to take this trip.

Characteristic of how she is a virtual tourism ambassador for the island, a beach scene in one episode made one wonder why one of the characters had sneakers in the sand.

She was ready with the response, “Well in Bermuda we swim so much on the rocks that most of the men are always on the beach in sneakers. I wanted to walk through an element of my hometown in this episode.

“I also like to take inspiration from fashion from different age groups when I travel – seeing an older woman in Italy is a fabulous thing because she still dresses to see movies or go to the market. Or when in New Orleans, seeing people on Sundays dressed for church, it’s amazing. I love it.”

But there were also revealing exchanges.

Gasoline: “As a native of Bermuda, did you grow up traveling? I know I would never want to leave if I was born there.

Shiona Turini: “Well, even though it’s beautiful, you would want to leave because you would start to feel a bit stuck. I haven’t traveled overseas much, but I feel like my parents were really good at saving money for great family trips.

“I learned so much about travel from my mom. My mom didn’t have a ton of money so she was really good at finding a good deal. We have always been the family that if the plane was like, can someone give up a seat and you will get a travel voucher, she would raise her hand. We were good at going on adventures even from short trips.

“New York, for example, was only a two hour flight from Bermuda. Or we were going to Florida which wasn’t too far from home, but we made some of the best memories.

The article was referring to a study last year that found that black Americans spent about $ 109.4 billion on leisure travel, which represents about 13.1% of the US leisure travel market. Ms Turini said that while she was traveling for work, she was also traveling to rejuvenate.

Shiona Turini is hailed not only as the busy LA-based fashionista and costume designer, but also as the “visionary behind Unsafethe fiercest looks of ”.

Bermudan Shiona Turini is a leading fashion stylist and costume designer for the HBO hit Unsafe

Promotional photo of Cambridge beaches used by Gasoline magazine in its article on Bermuda