Create Your Own Charisma: Billie Jean Bowties & Designs


Nicolette Orji also known as Nikki Billie Jean is the C.E.O./Owner/ and Designer for Billie Jean Bowties & Designs. From Maryland, she is Nigerian American (just like me), graduate from Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C. (Class of 2009) and The Pennsylvania State University (Class of 2013). She decided to call her line Billie Jean Bowties & Designs because music has a big influence on her and Michael Jackson is a huge inspiration to all mankind, inspiring people to go above and beyond. Her passion for fashion started in high school after she subscribed to popular Magazines such as Seventeen and Teen Vogue, participating in pageants and shopping at Vintage and Thrift Stores. But her passion for fashion was not showcased until she came to Penn State by modeling, directing, styling and making clothes for fashion shows at the school. Her sense of fashion is inspired from the 80/90s era, her parents, African roots, and Janelle Monae. (My Favorite Dance Partner if you did not know). During her senior year at Penn State, she wanted to start a clothing brand that represented her African culture, unique style and bubbly personality. She did not want to be a girl who started a brand for girls. She wanted to start a brand that was menswear inspired with a twist, but still suitable for both men and women to wear. Apart from owning Billie Jean Bowties & Designs she is also a model, stylist, blogger and working on becoming a DJ.


Founded in 2013, Billie Jean Bowties & Designs is a African Menswear Inspired clothing line catering to both men and women. We are based in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area and mainly use, but not limited to, bright, bold and colorful African Prints. The name of our brand is inspired by the late and great Michael Jackson who inspires people to go above and beyond. We strive to “go above and beyond” to provide people with electric, classy, and sophisticated gear that will stand them out from the masses. When men and women wear Billie Jean Bowties & Designs we want them to feel classy, confident, comfortable and have fun!

Below is some of here work.

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checkout her site


Twitter: @NikkiBillieJean


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Posted on September 23, 2013, in Fashion, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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