Rebuild, Restore and Revive the BVI
Summer Sizzle BVI is the Caribbean’s premier fashion and lifestyle event held in the British Virgin Islands annually. This year the four-day event is celebrating its 10th Year Anniversary with Glitz, Glam and Community Outreach to help Rebuild, Restore and Revive the BVI from July 26 – 29, 2018.
Founder and Executive Producer, Terry Donovan, created Summer Sizzle BVI in 2009 as an aim to promote the BVI as a global fashion destination and to provide a platform for regional and international designers and models. Summer Sizzle BVI remains a highly anticipated event attracting fashionistas, celebrities, press and jet-setters all eager to experience the spectacular event. The exhilarating weekend includes fashion show, sailing excursion, island tours, parties, sumptuous dining, and fabulous entertainment. The Global Glamour Runway Show is the main event of the weekend featuring a star-studded evening of fashion, entertainment, beauty and style.
Over the years a list of celebrities such as Taraji P. Henson, Golden Globe Award winner & queen of the FOX TV series Empire, Nigel Barker, World renowned fashion photographer, TV personality, author, and former judge of America's Next Top Model, Eva Marcille, Actress and winner of America’s Next Top Model, Cornelius Smith Jr, actor who portrays Marcus Walker on ABC’s Scandal, have hosted the epic runway show. Nigel Barker will return to host the 10th Anniversary of the Summer Sizzle BVI Global Glamour Runway Show.
After the devastation of 2017’s Hurricanes Irma and Maria the committee has initiated a new agenda in giving back to the community and the youth by incorporating community service outreach and workshops.
The Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies has partnered with Summer Sizzle BVI creating a series of workshops that caters to youths interested in the areas of the business of fashion, makeup and hairstyling. Students from high schools throughout the BVI are invited to attend with limited space. Additionally, Summer Sizzle BVI will be hosting a photography workshop with Nigel Barker with limited space. The Summer Sizzle BVI glam squad has also arranged to award a hair and makeup package to 6 top-graduating females from Elmore Stoutt High School on their Graduation Day. The committee will also issue complimentary tickets to students in the territory for the Global Glamour Runway Show.
In 2016 the event was hosted by Nigel Barker, best known as a prominent fashion photographer and author, as well as a fixture on the judge’s panel of ABC’s America's Next Top Model for seventeen seasons. Barker is already on board to host Summer Sizzle BVI 2017.