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Summer Sizzle BVI, BVICCHA to host Tortola model workshop

Summer Sizzle BVI, BVICCHA to host Tortola model workshop

Summer Sizzle BVI in partnership with BVICCHA will host The Model Workshop on Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Forge, R&R Malone Complex located in Pockwood Pond, Tortola.

The Model Workshop will be hosted by Model Agent Kristian Lopez, from Muse Model Management and Fashion Designer of the Women’s ready-to-wear brand, Kristian Loren. Joined by her sister Sessilee Lopez, Supermodel and Super Mom.

Following the workshop, there will be model castings for children and adults for Summer Sizzle BVI’s 12th Anniversary, fashion, and lifestyle destination event scheduled for July 20 – 25, 2022.

“Over the years since I began producing Summer Sizzle BVI, I have seen a rising interest in the Creative Arts including Fashion and Modeling by our children and youth. I have seen many of the BVI models selected improved their self-confidence from the training we provide.

Some of our local models also went on to compete in the various pageants, local and international shows, photoshoots and advertising campaigns. I am committed to the development of aspiring models (adults and children) in the BVI and it is important that they have the knowledge of the modeling industry” stated Terry Donovan, Founder, and Producer of Summer Sizzle BVI.

The interactive workshop cover topics including:

*  Building your self-esteem

*  How to become a model

*  Different type of models

*  What agencies look for

*  Building your portfolio

*  Posing and walking lessons

Kristian Lopez Bio

Kristian Lorén Lopez was born and raised in Philadelphia where, at an early age, she developed her creative passion for fashion.

Lopez styled dynamic looks for her sister, Sessilee, out of tablecloths and curtains and sent her to walk the ‘runway’ for their mom. Years later, the Lopez sisters would support and inspire each other, Sessilee a top model, and Lopez a designer.

Lopez has over 14 years of experience in the Fashion industry, the majority of which has been spent guiding the careers of some of Fashion’s top models. She has worked as a senior model agent at Major Models, Wilhelmina Models, and now Muse Model Management.

Each day, she provides international fashion companies with beautiful models to portray in campaigns, e-commerce shoots, or fashion shows. Her models have been featured in top fashion magazines and campaigns, such as VOGUE, ITALIAN VOGUE, HARPER BAZAAR, V MAGAZINE, NUMERO, FRENCH MAGAZINE, ELLE, GAP, PRADA, COVER GIRL, and many more.

Threading together all parts of the fashion ethos, Lopez started her fashion line. In 2018, Lopez was named one of Essence Magazine’s ‘Designers to Watch,’ and her ready-to-wear collection was featured in Essence’s Fashion House 2019. The Kristian Lorén Collection has been seen in Bloomingdales and has collaborated with companies like Janie And Jack and American Girl.

Sessile Lopez Bio

Sessilee Lopez began her modeling career in 2004 and is currently represented by Muse NYC. She has worked with some of the most respected photographers and well-known publications in the industry.

She has been featured in countless editorials for American, Japanese, Italian, French, and German Vogue, W Magazine, Allure, Harpers Bazaar, Dazed and Confused, Numero, and many others. In September of 2009, she appeared alongside Arlenis Sosa, Jourdan Dunn, and Chanel Iman on the cover of i-D Magazine and was on the covers of Vogue Italia, Harpers Bazaar, and French Numero.

Sessilee has walked the runways for Givenchy, Hermés, Dolce & Gabbana, Oscar De La Renta, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Emporio Armani, Diane Von Furstenberg, Dries Van Noten, Rag & Bone, Tory Burch, Fendi, Carolina Herrera, Mulberry, Tommy Hilfiger, La Perla, Missoni, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander Wang, and Zac Posen.

She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Hermés, Calvin Klein, Lanvin, DKNY, Halston, Tommy Hilfiger, Gap, Uniqlo, Barneys New York, H&M, Benetton, Nordstrom, Macy's, Sak's Fifth Avenue, Levi's, and MAC Cosmetics.

She appeared in the 2015 film, Supermodel with Tyson Beckford. She has been a guest model for Summer Sizzle BVI over the years.

One of her proudest accomplishments is being a Super Mom of her beautiful children.

Workshop Costs


Adults - $80

Children under 12 - $55

Cash Purchases

Adults - $75

Children under 12 - $50

Registration link:

For more info: contact or Tel: 284-345-3513

Jordan Dawson, SSBVI Representative or Tel: 284-546-2009

Summer Sizzle BVI 2022 schedule of events include:


Arrivals & Meet & Greet


EQ Nation Health and Wellness Meditation/QiGong

Welcome Culture & Style Party at Loose Mongoose, Beef Island


EQ Nation Health and Wellness Mindfulness Workshop

Flora & Fauna Style Party (- Pre-Festival Party) at Long Bay Beach Resort


EQ Nation Health and Wellness Sound Therapy

Global Glamour Runway Show at the Multi-Purpose Complex, Road Town


EQ Nation Health and Wellness Sunset QiGong

Sailing Excursion & Beach Party, Virgin Gorda

*  MONDAY JULY 25: Departures


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