Celebrating St. Lucia’s Independence

Happy 39th Anniversary! Repping in my Helen of the West Panel Skirt, which symbolizes the colors of the flag.

The blue signifies the sky and the sea, the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, which surround the country. The black and white symbolize the races. The yellow symbolises the sunshine and prosperity. The triangles represent the Pitons which are twin volcanic cones in the southwest part of the island & unity. Gros Piton and Petit Piton are a national symbol of Saint Lucia.

Cheers to you! Continued peace & harmony for this beautiful place my family is from😘

Danalee Francesca 💋

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Happy Holidays!

We hope you had a Merry Christmas & having a Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah & simply a joyous holiday with your friends & family!

Thank you as always for all your support! You can still shop the designs that are left in stock. 20% will be deducted at final purchase, our #gift to you! And of course free domestic shipping.

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New Month New Design – The Creole Dress

Who said #Madras isn’t sexy ??? Introducing The Creole Dress available at the Danalee Francesca Boutique.  It’s the perfect item to wear on vacation.


The history about the material, “known as the madras, is named after its place of origin, Madras, #India. The origins of the Madras lie in the pre-emancipation days of #St. Lucia, when African slaves on the island would don the colourful dress during feast days. Normally a single colour, one piece item, originally worn as a sarong, later becoming a simple tunic with holes for the arms and head, and a simple rope belt. On feast days and special occasions, free women and slaves would wear the colourful clothes, now known as Creole dress.” 
We recently celebrated Jounen Kwéyòl in #StLucia, known as Creole Day.   Most people commemorate this day by wearing the island’s National Wear such as the #WobDwiete or you can wear clothing out of the Madras, which is what I’m wearing.


A little #history about Jounen Kwéyòl “It is celebrated in Saint Lucia on the last Sunday of #October across the entire #island, and has been held annually since 1984. On the Sunday of this week, the various towns chosen to host this festival put out the result of their grand preparations; local dishes and foods such as roast breadfruit, Green Fig and Salt Fish (The National Dish of Saint Lucia), plantain, king fish, Manicou (opossum), Souse (a soup made with pork and often cucumber), fried bake and floats, Accra (a fried dough which contains salt fish), Paime (otherwise known as Conkies) and a famous dish known as Bouillon (fish, chicken or meat stewed with dasheen, yams, plantains, bananas & dumplings).”


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Cheers to women,

Danalee Francesca 💋

#FashionFridays What type of #skirt are you?

Do you like long, short, fitted, flared or flowy skirts?  What type of skirt are you?   I wear all it just depends on the day & occasion.  No discrimination!  I love ’em all.  How about you!

What do you think of these pieces?

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The St. Lucia Collection - The Helen of the West Skirt (St. Lucian Colors)

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The Wrap It Up Skirt

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The Ballerina Skirt

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The St. Lucia Collection - The Diamond Skirt

If you adore them & have to have it, shop my St. Lucia Design Collection & my other pieces at The Danalee Francesca Boutique.

Cheers to Friday Friends!