Although she’s most commonly known for her role in the reality series Bad Girls Club: Las Vegas, Erica Marie “Venetia” Figueroa wants you to know there’s more to her than just cat fights and partying. The Atlanta-based designer launched her own clothing line, BellaBadBitches, and it’s as bold and daring as she is. Vixen recently sat down with the reality TV star to chat about the new endeavor and why she would love to see her apparel in rap videos with Gucci Man or Rocko.
VIBE Vixen: When did you realize you wanted to be a designer?
Erica Marie: I always wanted to be a designer—way before BGC. When they interviewed me for the spot on the show and asked me what I’d like to do [I said I wanted to] dress the Obama’s. I’ve just always wanted to design clothing and I could always envision my clothing on people.
What was the first piece of clothing you designed?
It was a T-shirt on the show in Vegas. We were at a T-shirt factory and I made one that said “About That life” because I used to say that a lot on the show. I love the fact that I was able to pick out all of the details.
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