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.