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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.

Candice in Hollywood Glam Magazine

LAFW Gala: Behind the BAD BUTTERFLY Collab with Project Runway Star Candice Cuoco and TV Host Vanessa Simmons
By Sierra Clair


On Thursday night Project Runway Season 14 contestant Candice Cuoco and Centric TV host Vanessa Simmons hit the red carpet for the opening Gala of LAFW. The pair showed off their style at the exclusive party held on top of the W Hotel in Hollywood.


The Gala kicked off the Los Angeles Fashion Week Spring 2017 season with live performances and runway previews as well as an Andy Warhol inspired art installation. Everyone turned out in their most stylish looks for the event showing off daring accessories and sparkling outfits.


I had the chance to interview Cuoco and Simmons on the red carpet about their highly-anticipated collaboration BADBUTTERFLY scheduled to hit the runway this Sunday at the finale of LAFW in Hollywood. According to the pair known as #girlbosses in fashion circles the collection all started with a pencil skirt. Both women, who were dressed in sharp and stylish businesswear, are entrepreneurs who have supported women’s empowerment throughout their careers.


“I’ve hosted LAFW for the past few seasons and now, this season I’m presenting a collection with Project Runway finalist
Candice Cuoco.” Vanessa, who also hosts the business competition show #queenboss on CentricTV told me.


“Vanessa introduced me to LAFW because I’m new to LA so my girl has been showing me all around.” Added Candice excitedly.


“I asked her to design me a pencil skirt and I just loved the way she made it.” Explained Vanessa.


“And that was the beginning of the BADBUTTERFLY collection.” They both said in unison.


“It’s a lifestyle collection for the woman who is looking to conquer anywhere in her life.” Vanessa told me.


“We were really inspired by women’s stories.” Said Candice who’s Instagram bio reads “#WomenRunThisHouse”


And their vision for BADBUTTERFLY doesn’t just apply to the clothes either, the model casting call for Sunday’s runway show read “Where my girls at? Tattoos, tall, short, curvy, BRING ‘EM OUT!!” These two are on a mission to make their show stylish and feminist. They are definitely catching the eye of the LA fashion industry with their collaboration.

Candice Cuoco’s Bad Butterfly featured in LA Times

Capes, gowns and ‘Filthy Feminist’ T-shirts among the highlights of Los Angeles’ assorted fashion weeks
By Tara Paniogue and Ingrid Schmidt
LA Fashion Week included runway shows by Vicken Derderian, left, Sav Noir, and Candice Cuoco and Vanessa Simmons’ Bad Butterfly collaboration. (Manny Llanura / LA Fashion Week)


Although most cities are home to a single fashion week each season, Los Angeles is home to several. The most recent run of independently organized, occasionally overlapping style-centric events began March 9 with Style Fashion Week Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood and wrapped March 19 with the final day of LA Fashion Week shows (because of trademark protection, it’s the only group that can use the LA Fashion Week name)…


Closing out Los Angeles fashion week — both upper and lowercase versions — at Hubble Studio was the runway debut of a collaborative collection from “Project Runway” veteran Candice Cuoco and “Growing Up Hip Hop” star Vanessa Simmons that, in true Hollywood fashion, was being filmed for Simmons’ reality TV show.


The Bad Butterfly collection was a mix of girly and edgy. The former came by way of dresses in ultra-feminine silhouettes and romantic floral patterns and ruffled tulle skirts. The latter by way of studded chokers, over-the-knee boots and denim jackets. One standout piece was a T-shirt emblazoned with the words “Filthy Feminist” — a riff on the feminism-focused slogan tees that have filled runways recently.


If that’s the statement you want to make, you’re in luck. The statement tee happens to be among the handful of Bad Butterfly pieces that have already winged their way to Cuoco’s website, where it’s available for $35.