So I just got back from the British Virgin Islands, and wow: I had a wonderful time!
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I headed down there for their Summer Sizzle fashion show, an annual display of international and local design talent. I actually co-hosted the show alongside lifestyle specialist Kenny Burns; Taraji P. Henson along with celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff were in the building to lend their talents to the festivities.
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I brought Fashion Bomb photographer Karl Pierre along with me, so we have *tons* of pix from the fashion show (the recap is coming soon!). Until then, just thought I’d share a few flix from our weekend trip.
Day 1:
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We all stayed at Surf Song villas, a quiet resort on Beach Island’s Southern Shore. I was lucky enough to be placed in the pool house, so invited everyone over on day one for an afternoon of tanning, splashing, and good old fashioned fun.
Claire Life Summer Sizzle BVI with Kenny Burns, Ashunta Sheriff, Taraji P. Henson, and More!

For the day, I pulled out my ‘granny’ swimsuit: a skirted Calvin Klein creation I’ve had for at least 10 years. LOL.
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Day 2:
On Day 2, Kenny and I headed to the venue for a run through for the show later that night.
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I wore my 3.1 Phillip Lim I Love Nueva York tank with cut off Zara jeans and my Christian Louboutin Impera pumps.
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After a quick trip to Cane Garden Bay with my college friends, we graced the stage at the U.P. Cineplex.

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I kept my look comfy in Isabel Marant pants, a draped top, and my Brian Atwood studded sandals. Kenny was quite dapper himself in Gucci separates.
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And finally, on Day 3, we truly kicked back on a chartered boat, which took us to the baths at Virgin Gorda, a place with large granite boulders protruding out of the water.
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I wore a Beth Richards high waisted camo print bikini I scored at, along with stacks of gold bangles from Nasty Gal.

It was a great time with amazing people! And Taraji was such a gem!
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Stay tuned for an interview with her regarding her fitness routine. You’ll want to check back in!
Oh and Summer Sizzle is 100% open to the public. If you want to come back next year, learn more about it here.
*Check for more about what to eat, see, and do in the BVI.
*Many thanks to Christina Rice and Terry Donovan for the amazing experience.
Images: Karl Pierre

26 thoughts on “Claire’s Life: Summer Sizzle British Virgin Islands 2014 with Kenny Burns, Ashunta Sheriff, Taraji P. Henson, and More!”

  1. Wwweeeeeeeerrrrrkkkkkkkkkkkk Claire!I love every look. Taraji is smoking also. I loves. Please tell again where you got that floral #. Thanks …muah

    SN: I don’t think I’ve ever seen that many black women in the pool. Not one hair is wet though!

  2. you did that with every outfit Claire, glad you had fun. Can’t wait to hit the islands myself.

  3. Claire you looked AMAZING! And the pics are lovely! Your arms! Your legs! So toned and nicely defined!!! Damn girl!! Heading over The Bomb Life now to see more

  4. You guys look great!!!! AND GURLLLLLL THAT PICTURE OF YOU ON THE BOAT….HOTTTTT!!!!!!!!

  5. You and Kenny look so cute together. ;). and he’s still taller than you are when you have your heels on. “but it ain’t none of my business”

  6. I love that everyone looks good in ALL the group pics!! That’s not easy to do. Looks like a fun time.

  7. Claire you look absolutely amazing!!! The trip looks as if it was incredible and you all look wonderful.

  8. Hi Claire.

    I just want to say, I admire what you do. As someone who’s BEEN following ‘fashionbomb’ for years I can see that you’ve come such a long way, and I have full faith that you’re not even close to done yet. Keep doing you! I’m a 21 year old currently studying journalism, and seeing intellectual women, like yourself, working so hard and making a name for themselves in media is so encouraging! So thank you, Miss, thank you.

    A fan

  9. @Layioni Thank you! This trip was a trip.
    Thank you (and everyone) for reading and for your support.

  10. That floral number is the bizness. Did you check out the side eye action by the airport employee? Ha! Love me some Taraji!

  11. looks like you had fun.loved the outfits.As black women,we gotta have braids at some Looking forward to that her on the second last pic

  12. Loving alll the pics! Yass to Kenny in that side profile on the yacht pic! I’ve seen him in person and he is an attractive man but that pic up top is too sexy! Go Ken. All these pics are giving me Erykah Badu “Window Seat” island realnesss! Yasss

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