Claire Sulmers


The fashion spotlight shines on the British Virgin Islands for the 11th Annual Summer Sizzle BVI event which kicks off Thursday, July 25, 2019 to Sunday July 28, 2019.

The fashion and lifestyle event will be hosted by Claire Sulmers, founder of, and the industry’s leading fashion blogger and lifestyle influencer which was featured on as one of the fastest growing bloggers with over 2.4 million followers.

Summer Sizzle BVI, the Caribbean’s premiere summer event includes a fusion of fashion art, music and culture held over four exhilarating days. The highly anticipated Global Glamour Runway Show is the weekend’s highlight providing a leading platform for emerging and international designers. This year’s line-up includes collections by Kimora Lee Simmons, Baby Phat, Korto Momolu, Cesar Galindo, Uzuri International, Chen Burkett, Raphelita by David Rolle, Nikini Resort Wear, Aqua Couture by Roger Gary, Shernicia Myers, The Islander Swim, Andrew Nowell and more.

The schedule of events includes:

• Thursday, July 25 – Welcome Culture & Style Opening Party @ D’CoalPot BVI Restaurant Bar & Grill, Carrot Bay, Tortola @ 8pm

• Friday, July 26 – Style Gala – Neon After Dark @ Quito’s Gazebo @ 8pm

• Saturday, July 27 - Global Glamour Runway Show at Multi-Purpose Sports Complex @ 7:30pm & VIP After Party at Aromas at Tortola Pier Park

• Sunday, July 28 - Sailing Excursion to Jost Van Dyke & Beach Party

“Progressively, the translation of beauty and style is becoming synonymous with the glamour and culture of the British Virgin Islands—which further invigorates our purpose to produce a famed international fashion destination event that rivals any other,” says Terry Donovan, Founder & Producer of Summer Sizzle BVI. We are excited to collaborate with Claire Sulmers of which gives us an opportunity to showcase the BVI’s breathtaking, panoramic views which are an ideal location and backdrop for a fashion celebration like Summer Sizzle BVI and our scenery are perfect for photo shoots and advertising campaigns”.

In addition to the exclusive parties, sailing adventure, and the world-class Global Glamour Runway Show, attendees of the 11th Annual Summer Sizzle will have the opportunity to partake in the most fascinating travel experience—accentuated by incredible ocean view accommodations, distinctive culinary fare, and a vibrant culture that permeates elegance and nature.

Summer Sizzle BVI goal is to help inspire, empower our creative youths in our community, offering them a platform in the areas of fashion, beauty and art. This year Summer Sizzle BVI will launch an Arts Fund to provide scholarship to selected students in the future.

In 2007 Executive Producer Terry Donovan created Summer Sizzle BVI as a fashion and lifestyle experience to promote BVI and attract visitors during the slower off-peak season. He was inspired by fashion and media influencers whom he invited to the BVI as judges when he produced the Miss World BVI Pageant, Official Preliminary to the Miss World Pageant.

This event experience also inspired by New York Fashion Week, Donovan’s vision has since evolved into a fashion-filled four-day event which takes the best that the islands have to offer, and adds an international flair, attracting designers, models, fashion influencers, press, and celebrities and visitors from around the globe each year. All eager to see, be seen, discover new talent, network, soak up the sun, and enjoy a world class experience. The event has been hosted by celebrities including Taraji P. Henson, Nigel Barker, Eva Marcelle, Tanika Ray, to name a few.

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