POSH LOOK: Owner of Toskyle Images, Tosca Vialva-Woodhans, third from left, with her husband, Christopher Woodhans and their friends, Ricardo Garcia, left, and Isolda Ghant.

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Fine style for a few dollars

Looking exquisite does not have to render your pocketbook empty as there are many ways one can step out in fine style without having to have spent the lion’s share of your salary. Tosca Vialva-Woodhans knows this to be true and she has set out to provide women with inexpensive clothing and accessories that are functional, eye catching, fashionable and durable. Vialva-Woodhans on September 30 officially opened her new boutique named, Toskyle Images at 43-45 Frederick Street, Port of Spain.

The store sells off the rack women’s clothing imported from Los Angeles and Miami along with accessories including handbags, wallets, belts, costume jewelry and more. The décor of the store was designed by Vialva-Woodhans to have an upscale look and she seemed to have done a good job as people are commenting that they feel as though they were in a store at the mall when they step into the store. Actually, even photos of the storefront give the impression that one is looking at an indoor venue rather than a place on the sidewalk in the middle of the city.

Vialva-Woodhans has been involved in the fashion arena for years having worked as a model. She, however, left the ramp to pursue a career in the food industry opening a food booth named, Tropical Cuisine at the Nicholas Tower in downtown Port of Spain. Four months ago she decided to close up shop and return to the fashion world, this time opening her own boutique. 

“Fashion is in my blood. I just love it. People are always asking me where did I get the dress I’m wearing or my handbag and jewelry. So I decided to sell the food business and come back to the fashion. This is what I enjoy doing and it is more relaxed. In the food business you have to be at work at 5 a.m. preparing breakfast then for the lunch crowd. This is more me and I am enjoying it so very much,” Vialva-Woodhans said. 

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