The Photograph: Sessilee Lopez and Wendell Lissimore

Supermodel couple Sessilee Lopez and Wendell Lissimore get cosy in a gorgeous black and white shoot. It’s just too cute for words.

 

Amongst many other things, I'm a 30-something contemplative Londoner making the daily commute between contentment and ambition.When not blogging, I'm using my talents for good as communications director at Gingerland and co-founder of Love Harlem.

18 Comments

  • Reply December 14, 2009

    Tiffany

    Very cute.

  • Reply December 15, 2009

    Anonymous

    Those are some gorgeous photos.

  • Reply December 15, 2009

    Princess J-Killah [the girl who deeply loves Wendell and always keeps it real]

    I posted this on another blog kind of like this. But I decided to post this here too cuz nobody has a damn clue anymore.
    This may be kind of long, but Ima say this once and for all. I've seen it all, and I'm sorry to say this but there's not a doubt in my mind that Sessilee is just using Wendell & I've got a TON of background knowledge to testify. I'm saying this because this is America, and we all got a lil’ somethin’ called freedom of speech. With all do respect, you people are living in a straight up dream world. Yup. I said it. Best believe it. I’m a witness to this whole “power couple”/"supermodel couple" thing, and as a girl who’s had REAL strong, genuine, deep feelings for Wendell for what’s WAY longer then Sessilee has even known him, I actually have to say that I’m hurt by the whole scene, and I think it's ridiculous. Why? Well, it’s because of the fact that since April, Wendell doesn’t seem the same anymore. It seems like he’s basically being pulled into this pretentious, fake pit and it seems like Sessilee has only been making him into something that he’s not. And you are too. Sessilee and all you agents, “fans,” stylists, fashion f*ckers, who or what ever you are – I believe that you don’t see Wendell for what he really is. Before he even got with Sess, I had this bad vibe about her…like something was gonna happen, but I didn’t get a good feeling about it. The day she & Wendell hooked up, I have to say I was actually really upset. Yeah, call me crazy but I was cryin' till 2AM because I got such a bad feeling about it. Ever since they got together, it’s just looked like this relationship is nothing but some big SHOW to get the fashion industry TRIPPIN. And ALL of this stuff is all like twisted propaganda to keep this alive. That’s what most people make of it. To be honest, Wendell doesn’t seem happy. Whenever he smiles, it looks like it’s just for the cameras, and notice in one of these pictures, Sessilee is all over him, grabbing him, and kissing his cheek & whatnot, yet Wendell has his hand in front of where she’s kissing him and looking down. These pictures aint "gorgeous." They actually look really forced. All Sessilee has ever done is flaunt Wendell in everyone’s face, and in the past, she’d always have to say to everyone what she was doing with him and how she was “in love” with him. But if you're really in love then WHY DO YOU HAVE TO PROVE IT!? She’ll be reaching out, taking all these pictures of herself making out with him, yet Wendell would look kind of out of it, as if he was just playing along with the whole scene and doing what she told him to do. However, if this was real love, like I said, no one would have to prove it. Photo shoots or crazy, twisted lines like “FEEL THE LOVE OR DIE SEARCHING” (courtesy of Wendell's agent) shouldn’t have to prove anything. Because REAL love should be able to speak for itself. And this doesn’t.

    So please, do us all a huge favor and quit trying to stick up for this and re-post these photos everywhere, raving about this stuff and writing cliche things all about Wendell & Sessilee being some hot shot "supermodel couple" because the whole scene is starting to get real old. Wendell's a human being, not some doormat for Sessilee and all you suckers who are obsessed with them being a couple. Honest to god, it's looking REALLY late. And you have to realize, I’m NOT here to offend anyone or show any discourtesy. I’m just here to make a statement. I’m only looking out for WENDELL, because I’ve had REAL bangin’ feelings for him for what seems like forever now. So please, don’t come after me and say some junk about me or say that I’m “jealous” of Sess or something crazy like that because to be dead honest, she aint got $hit on me. NOT to sound negative towards her, I’m just stating the facts. I’m only going to keep it real with you all because I don't know what it's like to be fake.

    That's my story & I'm stickin to it. HOPE IT WAS INSPIRATIONAL!

    Duces♥

  • Reply December 16, 2009

    Carmen

    we heart sessilee. and we heart these adorable pics…

    hear how our favorite harlem girl got her start in the fashion industry…

    http://www.modelinia.com/videos/get-to-know—sessilee-lopez/233

    <3 modelinia

  • Reply December 17, 2009

    Princess J-Killah [the girl who deeply loves Wendell and always keeps it real]

    Wow, you people are $traight up CLUELESS. There we go again with the same cliché posts, propaganda, and "adverting" for this crud. This stuff is getting so old and played out. You model/fashion suckers are droppin' to such a low level now. Every day it's the same shit, different toilet.

    Once ya'll realize it'll be too late.

  • Reply January 2, 2010

    Princess J-Killah [the girl who deeply loves Wendell and always keeps it real]

    ^ NOTE TO ANONYMOUS: Sorry but I was never dumped by Wendell. Hell no, this wasn't a "desperate letter." This is ANYTHING but desperate. I've just got a deep and intense writing style. People gotta learn to accept it instead of jumpin' to conclusions, thinking I'm desperate just because I write a lot. I just feel very strongly about this and I needed to make this statement, as a girl who's had real genuine & deep feelings for Wendell for what's longer then this trick has even known him. The end. In no way does that state that Wendell dumped me or that I'm desperate. I just had to finally testify. Hello; someone's gotta keep it real. Your comment just proves to me that you're too weak to handle my writing. NICE JOB! You get a medal!

  • Reply January 9, 2010

    lisa la perla

    lol the power couple got people going in a frenzy hehehe its so freakin funny u have to just laugh and embrace the hate! embrace it! love it! cherish it! own it! its the Obama's of our fashion industry

  • Reply January 9, 2010

    Princess J-Killah [the girl who deeply loves Wendell and always keeps it real]

    Actually "lisa la perla," you got it all wrong, girl. Why would I be hating when there's absolutely NOTHING to hate on? I'm not gonna hate on a fake relationship. Hell to the no. You've gotta be joking me, right? Ya'll are DELUSIONAL. DE-to the damn-LUSIONAL. Get it straight. There's a difference between hating and being REAL. Who would compare a fake relationship to the Obamas'? No lie, the whole relationship is for money & attention, and Sess & Wendell's agent are just using Wendell to raise themselves up in the low fashion industry. HELLO! Wake the heck up! As I said before, if this was a real relationship, NO ONE would have to stick up for it, write phony-ass testimonials about it, or accuse me of "hating" when it's clear as a diamond that I'd never hate on this shit. Like I said, photo shoots and whack-ass titles like "the power couple" shouldn't have to PROVE a RELATIONSHIP to be REAL. Real love would speak for itself. And this doesn't. And for real, how come whenever I read these comments sticking up for "the power couple" ALL the WRITING SOUNDS THE SAME!? Let me guess. You must be Wendell's agent, are you not? Your writing style is the SAME writing style as the 50 somethin' other comments on the web that rant about "the power couple." Haha. You can't fool me. Sorry. You people are LATE as hell. You psycho fashion suckers are living in a fantasy world with this sick twisted "power couple propaganda." Please. I've had a beyond major crush on Wendell for way longer then Sess has even known him so I got the facts straight. Sess, Wendell's agent, and all you stupidass 'power couple' groupies live off this crap, and the whole name of the game is for Sess to use Wendell to raise herself up in the fashion industry and you to follow. Hello; it's called bandwagon. It's called propaganda. It's called brainwashing. Now, with that said, you just have to laugh and embrace your stupidity! Embrace it! Love it! Cherish it! Own it! Trust me, I'm just sittin here laughing and hoping that one day you'll all take the Vogue magazine out of your ass and open your eyes. Uh-huh. You betta feel me cuz THE QUEEN IS BACK ;-)

  • Reply January 17, 2010

    Anonymous

    Princess,
    Your argument is fatally flawed because Wendell is NOT as big of a model as Sessilee. NOT. In the industry Sessilee is considered to be on a higher level, so he can't possibly bring up her career. It's no way. She's been on Oprah, on the cover of Vogue, ID, etc. He's her Tom Arnold if anything. Someone like an A-list actor – then you would have a valid point. But Sessilee is on another level in modeling than Wendell – a higher one. She's surpassed him in so many ways that what you are saying doesn't make sense.

    I can see that you have feelings for him and as a female I can tell you that if he is worthy of you, he will see it but if not move as you are worthy of much much better. Don't put yourself through the heartache. There are too many wonderful men out there to worry about this one. Besides guys appreciate you more when you don't appear to be hanging on (as your writing here suggests). If you appear not interested, they tend to be more interested. Get what I'm saying? Don't do this to yourself. It's not worth it and as you said in other words, you are better than that.

    But Sessilee is not riding on Wendell's fame because her fame has been and is much bigger. If anything she's bringing him up in a big way. Maybe in your eyes you see him as bigger but if you do the research you will see – he's not. He seems like a nice guy but career wise, he just can't touch her.

  • Reply January 17, 2010

    Princess J-Killah [the one who deeply loves Wendell and always keeps it real]

    I guess you have a point in some sense, but you can still use a guy even if you've got a bigger title then them. It still doesn't really seem like Wendell is happy, and in the past it would always be Sessilee taking the pictures of them, bragging about what she was doing with him on social network sites, X, Y, and Z. And even if Wendell isn't on her level, he's still a model and obviously Sessilee wants a "relationship" with another model to bring herself up higher then she already is. And it's also kind of obvious she's in it for Wendell's looks too, and since they got together she's just flaunted him in everyone's face, and everyone who's involved with the industry is trynna raise them up, calling them "the power couple" and whatnot. There's just something really fake and creepy looking about Sessilee, and I felt this negative vibe about her before she hooked up with Wendell. Weird, but true. The whole fling or "relationship" is just straight up fake. Because (once again) REAL love should speak for itself and no one would have to prove it. She may not be riding on his fame but she's using him in general…..think of it as using him like an accessory.

    Actually, I've even had some pretty weird dreams about this too and my dreams tend to tell the future a lot. I won't get into detail but I know what's going down.

    But thanks for the advice though. I know what you're saying as far as "don't put yourself through a heartache" but sometimes heartaches are interesting. I'm not exactly hanging on him, but these feelings I got are real and I'm not just going to throw them away after everything until Wendell does something that'll show me that maybe I am better then this and worthy of much better. You feel me? I don't know how to explain it, but if it's meant to be, things will just flip and it'll happen. Time will tell.

  • Reply January 19, 2010

    Princess J-Killah

    Yeah. I really don't know what else to say other then I FEEL YOU on that one :) I appreciate it.

  • Reply February 19, 2010

    Anonymous

    Okay Princess J-Killah is obsessed and delusional and is SERIOUSLY SERIOUSLY in need of some medications but I'm sure she heard this before.

    This couple isn't fake at all. They live together and been together for a good while now.

    This chick is blasting psycho-babble all over the Internet sounding seriously insane. I think I'm a report her to the po-po myself. Looney!

  • Reply February 19, 2010

    Anonymous

    I agree with princess that the relationship must be fake. Isn't this Wendell dude gay?

  • Reply February 19, 2010

    Megna

    Wendell is not gay. He has a son. You're an idiot!

  • Reply February 19, 2010

    Megna

    Wendell is not gay. He has a son. You're an idiot!

  • Reply May 29, 2010

    Princess J-Killah

    I know this blog is old and all that, and I have nothing negative to say. I was just looking at old places I had commented in the past and I just want to reply to what the Anonymous poster said 4 posts ago—I don’t know if you’re gonna look back on this, but Anonymous, if you want to go and think of me as someone that I’m not, then so be it. But just for the record, you’ve got no right to judge me and make some false assumptions about me when you don’t even know what I’ve been through to make me feel this way about Wendell and everything else. And I was clearly just misunderstood. All my so called “psycho babble posts” on blogs all those months back were just purely out of the frustration of not being able to express myself to Wendell directly about how I felt. Even just in general, I was going through a lot of $hit back in January & February….and so I broke loose and vented online. I realize I went a little hard with the things I said. But we’re all human. We all do right and wrong and we all make mistakes like that. Although, I know I’m anything but insane, looney, obsessed, or delusional….and I know this because I know who I am damn well and I think it’s kind of sad that you feel the need to label me when you don’t even know who I really am. Me thinking Sessilee’s relationship with Wendell is fake doesn’t justify that I need medication or to be reported to the po-po. I actually have a lot of reasons to testify why I think it’s fake in the first place. But people shouldn’t be discriminating me for it and trying to turn me into something I’m not. There’s actually a whole back story behind why I even feel so strongly for Wendell in the first place, but it’s not your situation so you’re not gonna try to care and you’re going to be too quick to judge. But just know that I’m known for being misunderstood, and that is clearly what happened back in February when I spoke my mind. I’m just a strong minded person, and I go hard…and sometimes I flaunt it too much when I’m writing or speaking my mind. People see me from the wrong angle a lot of times because they don’t know where I’m really coming from. But if the people who judge (like anonymous) knew my side of the story and knew what I’ve gone through to make me feel the way I do, then they’d completely understand that the words “delusional,” “looney,” “psycho,” or “insane” are the straight up opposite of who I truly am. I just have a strong heart and I’m persistant, and I’m one of those people who likes to be heard, although sometimes I take it too far and people don’t understand where I really stand. But now I hope we can all see eye to eye and move past this misunderstanding. Take care, yall.

  • Reply November 19, 2010

    Moose

    Princess, Where the hell do you find the time to type all this crap. You need a job and you need to get one fast.

  • Reply November 20, 2010

    J-Killah

    Moose, I’m a writer. I love to write, I love to put people on blast. It’s one of my gifts.

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