"Betty Bangs" - 2011 - bikinis that say "Kiss my Ass" Rock n Roll inspired!
These suits totally Rock and are the creation of Beth Gerharts, a Miami native and Honors Graduate of the International Fine Arts College in Downtown Miami.
After Graduating Beth landed some killer gigs “as a freelance stylist with Giorgio Armani and Neiman Marcus and as a freelance writer for the Fashion Times newspaper. She was later hired at On Gossamer lingerie. But Beth wanted more. She wanted to create, she wanted to shine, so she tried what she knew…lingerie”. Which begins the story of how Betty Bangs was born.
Beginning as “a playful line beautifully detailed, with a 50’s pin-up feel to it. She packed up the collection and in 2005 headed to Vegas to attend a couple of trade shows. The response was phenomenal, but it wasn’t long before she found out she was over her head in production issues, not to mention funding. So it was back to the drawing board”.
“With leftover fabric from the original line, Beth started making bikinis and wearing them to the Sunday boat parties off the coast of Miami at Elliot Key. Needless to say, they were a hit. By now she had a reputation to uphold but with limited funds for fabric, she cut a bikini from a leftover promotional Betty Bangs t-shirt to wear the following week and everybody WENT CRAZY over it!”
“The next week she cut an AC/DC tee, made it into a hot little bikini and blinged it out with Swarovski® crystals. It was then she knew she was on to something…and with that the summer of ‘06 was hers. She had managed to created somewhat of a following. She packed up some samples and headed to South Beach”.
Since then, Beth is taking no prisoners Touring the country and picking up loyal followers, me being one of them.
In the coming weeks, we will be featuring Betty Bangs Bikinis at Butterflies and Bikinis that are sure to Rock your body into frenzy with these Hard hitting heavy metal creations. I guarantee, you’ll cause more than a Quiet Riot when you’re Rockin the beach wearing Betty Bangs!