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Candice Cuoco styles Goapele’s new music video

R&B/Soul sensation Goapele has just released her new music video, $ecret, styled by Candice Cuoco. The video features pieces from Candice’s new collection with Vanessa Simmons, BAD BUTTERFLY, as well as pieces from her previous collection, DEFLOWERED.


In the opening scene, Goapele wears Candice’s deconstructed button-up dress, SCARLETT, featuring a menswear collar, dramatic layers of back pleating, cutout front and back yokes, and an underlying black velvet bustier.


Later, Goapele wears Candice’s half-wrap knee-length corset, named GOAPELE in the singer’s honor. The corset, in black-on-black floral fabric with fringed chiffon accents, has an elegant swirl of boning surrounding a leather bustier. The look is accessorized with BAD BUTTERFLY’s unique silver rose choker.


As the drama intensifies, Goapele wears Candice’s stunning tulle gown, IRINA. The gown, with layer upon layer of tulle mesh spilling dramatically from a leather bustier, is interspersed with silk butterflies and accented with a studded suede belt. The breathtaking piece was the spectacular finale of Candice and Vanessa’s BAD BUTTERFLY LAFW runway show.


Finally, as she ascends the stairs, Goapele wears Candice’s leather coat, VIOLET, from her DEFLOWERED collection. The coat, with fur shoulders, beaded chiffon sleeves, satin cuffs, and textured purple and black leather panels, is a testament to Candice’s skill with leather and her unique eye for detail.


The video is viewable now on Goapele’s website, GOAPELE.COM.

Goapele Wears Candice Cuoco on Tour

R&B/Soul singer Goapele looked amazing wearing several pieces from Candice’s Bad Butterfly and Deflowered collections on her latest tour.


Stay tuned for the premiere of the music video for her new single, $ecret, which also features several of Candice’s designs. Goapele’s new EP, Dreamseeker, drops May 19.

Lil Kim Wears Candice Cuoco at Tribeca Film Festival

Lil Kim rocked two of Candice Cuoco’s designs at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of the new film ‘Bad Boy Story’.


Kim wore Candice’s leather and mesh coat from the Bad Butterfly collection for her performance with Diddy, Faith Evans and Mase, and chose Candice’s cream leather and tulle skirt for the red carpet entrance.

Vanessa and Candice featured on BET

Vanessa Simmons talks motherhood, business and beauty
By Mercedes Tahir

…Vanessa, who is in front of the camera today, just debuted her most recent project, a fashion line (co-created by Project Runway alum Candice Cuoco) called “Bad Butterfly.” They showed at LA Fashion Week. To Simmons, the butterfly is “symbolic of how we as women are ever-evolving, ever-changing and how we become more powerful through our experiences and our stories,” she says.


“And ‘bad’ doesn’t mean bad,” she adds, explaining the meaning behind the line’s name. “Bad means good… like badass.”


Vanessa says she wants to dress women to not only “look pretty but to feel powerful,” adding that she’s “always felt like [her] job in life is to empower and inspire women to be all they can be… to embrace who they are and where they are in the moment.