It’s our 2nd Birthday!

Happy 2nd Birthday Ten&Lee

We had another great eventful year, thanks to our customers and fans. Supporting and exhibiting at a number of local events, we exhibited at the ParadiseGarden festival on Saturday 29 July 2017; we had a stall at the ShoutOut live podcast festival on Saturday 5 August 2017; we shared a stand at the Grenada Heritage Day with the Grenada Tourism Authority on Saturday 19th August; had a popup at the Dalston Curve Garden, London, UK #SKFEST with UK Jamii on Wednesday 23rd August 2017; and exhibited on the 27th August 2017, carnival Sunday outside Hennessy Hair on Mexborough Grove, Leeds with Rae of Sunshine Events and Roll N Smoke clothing.

On the 13th March 2018 we were able to facilitate the Imperial College, London’s annual fashion show Like you mean it, with some of our pieces and donate a costume. It was a pleasure to be a part of the event at the Clapham Grand, London helping to raise money for two charities the Single Homeless Project and Community Action Nepal.

Ten&Lee showcased our swimwear at this years Anguilla Nevis and St. Kitts Associations reunion (ANSAR) which has taken place over this weekend at the Royal St. Kitts hotel.

We joined Black High Street a marketplace which brings awareness, educates and promotes black enterprise in the UK, connecting you and businesses through their online platform;

Ten&Lee’s Kittitian and Nevisian Beauty monokini is available in Four Seasons resort Nevis from December 2017.

Ten&Lee was extremely thankful and fortunate to have been nominated in the Fashion Entrepreneur Award category at the Black Beauty and Fashion awards at Porchester Hall, London on Friday 23rd February 2018.

Ten&Lee are looking forward to many more years and would like to thank you all for your continued support, enjoy 40% off on us.


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Summer = Good vibes

Happy June! We are feeling the great weather, festivals and carnival vibes and have decided it’s about time to start treating our fans more frequently. With that being said if you recommend a friend to join our mailing list we will give you both 50% off your next purchase. Please note the offer is for a limited time only! What are you waiting for? Recommend your friends and family members today.

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Ten&Lee’s top five Caribbean carnivals

Do you love soca as much as we do? We’re sure you will approve of our list of the best carnivals.

  1. Trinidad and Tobago


Trinidad and Tobago has one of the largest Caribbean carnivals across the islands and has a massive influence across carnivals in the USA, Canada and throughout Europe. We have rated Trinidad and Tobago in first position, because each and every year the costumes, troops, floats and calypso songs are bigger and better than the previous year. They have some of the most glamorous, exquisite costumes and the most renowned soca and calypso artists. If you haven’t attended or played mas in this carnival, you truly are missing out. Start planning for next years, Trinidad and Tobago carnival usually takes place during the second and third week in February, but next year it will take place early March.

  1. Barbados/ Crop Over


Crop Over has been ranked as our second favourite Caribbean carnival, not only because Barbados is home to Rihanna where she plays mas every year, but because the crowds are consistently increasing in size year after year. The vibes and presence of being there is phenomenal, be sure to add this one to your bucket list of carnivals to visit or participate in. Crop Over usually takes place during the last week in July and in the first week in August, if you’re not already going this year, you still have time to sort out your flights and accommodation.



  1. Sugar Mas – Grenada


Sugar Mas carnival season in Grenada is another one not to be missed. The island of spice throws down a spectacular entertaining carnival on a smaller scale to Trinidad and Barbados. Grenada is definitely worth visiting during carnival season with plenty of activities for both adults and children. Sugar Mas usually takes place early July and lasts until the first week in August. With Crop Over and Antigua’s carnival being so close to Spice Mas festivities, we suggest you double check the dates the parades take place if you want to try and attend all three carnivals. You still have time to attend Spice Mas carnival, check British Airways (BA) for their current Caribbean holiday deals.

  1. Antigua

Antigua CarnivalAntigua carnival is traditionally 10 days long with festivities playing the best in soca and calypso where they have some of the most beautiful and bright costumes. We listed Antigua as our fourth favourite Caribbean carnival due to the combination of the breath taking 365 beaches, where they host some of the carnival festivities, but also because this carnival has troops from other islands participating (playing mas). The carnival usually begins in the first week of August and you also have the chance to get a flavour of not just Antigua but also Trinidad, St. Lucia, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Guyana and St. Vincent. Some of the events include a national food fair, parades and a number of shows with live bands and performers. Don’t just take our word for it, experience Antigua’s carnival for yourself.

  1. St. Kitts

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Our very own CEO Tenneka Richards, played mas in carnival late last year and early this year in St. Kitts and had one of the most incredible times of her life. St. Kitts may only be ‎174 km2 with a population of 55.5k, but they sure do know how to have fun in the sun, especially during the carnival season!  Little St. Kitts and Nevis’s national sugar mas celebrates carnival festivities across two months from pageants, fashion shows, fete’s plus many more activities. A fabulous time to embrace St. Kitts and Nevis’s culture with family, friends and loved ones, whilst shaking a leg or two to the sweet sounds of calypso and soca music.


When playing mas or visiting a Caribbean carnival, don’t forget to take us with you!
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Upcoming Caribbean events

Ten&Lee will next be showcasing our swimwear at this years Anguilla Nevis and St. Kitts Associations reunion (ANSAR) taking place on the 22 – 24 June 2018 in St.Kitts. The fashion show will be held on Sunday 24th June at the Royal St. Kitts hotel.


If you wish to register to attend the ANSAR reunion you have until Tuesday 15th May. Find out more information

Stay tuned and follow our social media channels to see some of the marvellous imagery taken throughout the show on Sunday 24th June.

GDPR and what it means for Ten&Lee

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

What does this mean for us and you? GDPR is a European legislation which takes affect from May 25, 2018, aiming to protect personal data for everyone living in Europe. If you already subscribe to our e-letter you will need to re-register to our mailing list to continue receiving communications from us after May 25, 2018. Unfortunately if you don’t re-join (including non European subscribers) sadly we will have to remove you from our database.

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Supporting fantastic causes

Ten&Lee is proactive with supporting charitable events when and where we can. Recently we were able to facilitate the Imperial College, London’s annual fashion show Like you mean it, with some of our pieces and donate a costume. It was a pleasure to be a part of the event on the 13th March at the Clapham Grand, London helping to raise money for two charities the Single Homeless Project and Community Action Nepal.

Here are a selection of photos from the evening modelling Ten&Lee.

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Photographers: Fahdi Kanavati and Stella Ma

If you know of anyone organising charitable events, please do let us know in advance and we would be more than happy to support if we can. Contact us at

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