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.
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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