Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – Jamaican model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Jamaica Universe 2013 and represented her country at the Miss Universe 2013 pageant has been added to the model pool for TCI Fashion Week 2014.
Kerrie Baylis is an investment banker who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Surrey with a passion for modeling, fashion, arts and entertainment. She is only the fourth woman in Jamaican history to the take the Miss Jamaica World/Universe double. Whilst competing at the Miss Universe 2013 Pageant in Moscow, Russia, she was 1 of 27 (out of the 86) contestants chosen to model for world renowned Lebanese designer Tony Ward’s Couture Fashion Show at Mercedes-Benz Russian Fashion Week.
Full of excitement Kerrie exclaimed, “I am extremely excited for TCI Fashion Week. It will be my first time in the Turks and Caicos and I really can’t wait for the experience. When I was invited by the producer and the team I jumped at the chance to be a part of the first ever TCI Fashion Week.”
“I know they are pulling out all the stops to make TCI Fashion Week an unbelievable event. I am thrilled to see the fashion industry growing across the Caribbean and even more so be a part of it. I hope all the residents and visitors of Turks and Caicos come out to see and support talent that is being produced and showcased by the designers, models and entertainers. See you soon Turks and Caicos!”
Turks and Caicos Islands Fashion Week 2014 will take place March 26th – 29th with a Fashion Party at Zanzi Bar and Restaurant on Friday March 28th hosted by TCI’s Bianca Harvey featuring DJ Shakes and Prime DJs, and a Designers’ Grand Runway Fashion Show on Saturday, March 29th at Brayton Hall hosted by America’s Next Top Model Bianca Golden featuring Miss Universe Turks and Caicos Snwanza Adams, Miss Universe Jamaica Kerrie Baylis and Supermodel Sessilee Lopez.
TCIFW is the Turks and Caicos’ premier fashion, design and style event enhancing all aspects of fashion events in the Turks and Caicos Islands by featuring fine local, regional and international designers and boutiques presenting exquisite garments and accessories, supporting local schools alternative career programs, highlighting local culture, history and entertainment, promoting business generation, facilitating workshops, hosting exhibitions of art and luxury products and services and exciting the interest of regional and international media-houses.
Standing at 5 feet 10 inches, Kerrie has put her height and good looks not only to pageantry, but also modeling. To name a few, Kerrie has featured in Russia’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Caribbean Fashion Week, Mission Catwalk, The Moda Collection, Campari poster girl and a campaign for Syiim Swimwear whilst still occasionally gracing the runway for various prominent local Jamaican designers such as Lubica and Keneea Linton. Kerrie was recently asked to be the face of Shankara Natural Skin Care line where she is to feature in all major Ad Campaigns later this year and showcased in the launch of MAC Cosmetics 2014 Spring Collection.
Designers presenting at TCIFW 2014 include: Andrew Harris Collection of Barbados; Haiti’s Miko Guillaume; Bahamas’ Hardour Collection by Anthea Bullard and House of Raphelita by David Rolle; Jamaica’s DrennaLUNA by Arlene Martin and Wild/Free by Raecine Williams; New York’s INDASHIO; and Turks and Caicos’ own Ja’D by Kadrica Hamilton, JerittJermell by Jermell Williams, Saint George Fashion by Kazz Forbes and a special exciting presentation by Flavors of the Turks and Caicos (FOTTAC) and Digicel TCI.
To date, TCIFW 2014 premier partners and contributing sponsors are: Digicel TCI, Saint George Fashion House, Turks and Caicos Tourist Board, Ports of Call Resort, Beaches TCI Resort Villages and Spa, Villa Del Mar, Rock It Hot Fitness, West Bay Club Resort, interCaribbean Airways, Turks and Caicos Friends of the Arts Foundation, Everything TCI, Power 92.5 FM, 102.5 Kiss FM, Nirvana Magazine, Bowtie VIP Transfers, Zanzi Bar and Restaurant, Magnetic Media, Philosophy Boutique, TCI Sun Newspaper, Forbes Concierge, Gilley’s Enterprises, TCI Cinemas, Couture Lips Cosmetics, Crackpot Kitchen Restaurant and Spotlight Communications.