Born and raised in Grand Cayman, Cayman islands, Alyssa has been interested in fashion since the age of 8 years old. After being inspired to style through online game 'Stardoll' and drawing clothing designs as a child, got involved in the Cayman Islands modeling scene at the age of 14. She has modeled for BFYNE swimwear, Sai Sankoh, Yumi Katsura Bridal, and These Pink Lips to name a few, and multiple Caymanian designers photographers.
In high school, she completed an internship with Vagabond Media Group, a Caribbean-wide known media company and completed sewing classes with local Parsons University Alum, Norma Ebanks. After highschool she interned for local British-born designer, Isy B and later began working with Cayman Fashion Group, the island's largest designer retailer. Alyssa ran a fashion blog for 5 years, and created fashion videos on Youtube for 5 years.
In 2018 she received her foundational certification for fashion studies at one of the leading fashion schools in the world, London College of Fashion, and graduated from London College of Fashion in 2022 with a first-class honors BA (Hons) Fashion Styling and Production degree. She also has certifications in fashion photography from Central Saint Martins, social media strategy for fashion from LCF, and Ancient Egyptian Art & Archaeology from Harvard.
Alyssa is currently the founder and creative director of West Indian Creatives, an online and physical platform for Caribbean fashion and visual media practitioners. Her styling work focusses on the visual storytelling of culture using her sharp eye for clothing as a key communicator, while her photography work is inspired by luxury commercial fashion photography from the late 90s and early 2000s, focussing on the natural movements of the muse. She draws inspiration from her environment, her childhood and minority groups. She likes to represent people of color in her personal work and makes them the subject of stories that they may not historically or typically be the subject of, while educating the viewer. She also has an interest in Black American, African, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latino cultures and uses them as a source of inspiration in a lot of her work.