Sisters, Shopping, and Spice
With the Internet becoming more and more accessible, shopping has advanced to new heights. Where we once shopped in local boutiques and strip plazas, mega stores, and malls, we now make our purchases through door-to-door opportunities, mail order catalogs, and then ultimately we began to shop on the World Wide Web. Shopping was never easier and what selections and opportunity it can offer.
Two sisters who live in Florida didn't pass up that opportunity. With some imagination and a little attitude April and Bonnie went on to create BadGirlz3.com. MBC was happy to announce B.A.D. Girlz, Inc. as a proud advertiser, while I had the pleasure of chatting with the creative team; sisters Bonnie and April.
MBC: Hello Girlz. Thanks for answering some questions for our curious readers.
BADGIRLZ: Thanks for doing this interview with us! We love talking about ourselves... It's our favorite subject!
MBC: How did the idea of B.A.D. Girlz come about?
BADGIRLZ: While sitting at our favorite Bistro table over looking the ocean having cocktails, we decided that we wanted to express our viewpoint of surviving as women. Women have it really tough today and are completely underestimated! We go through soooooo much more than what men do in every aspect of life. We do it with grace, dignity, and in turn we make it look easy...
We found that some women want to feel sexy, some women want to be pissy, and others just want to tell it like it is! So it was with great pleasure and lots of laughter that we came up with B.A.D. Girlz!
MBC: Why the name, B.A.D. Girlz?
BADGIRLZ: It's simple really... we are the B.A.D. Girlz!
MBC: How did two sisters come together to create such a business venture?
Bonnie: We are sisters and friends and are considered night and day! One of us is a beautiful tall, long blonde haired Diva, with emerald green cat eyes that has created all of the artwork and sharing of ideas involved in B.A.D. Girlz! The other sister is a long black haired raven Diva with Amber eyes, that when she walks into a room "stops all"!! April is an oil painter and has throughout her life sold many beautiful paintings thru out the United States.
I (Bo) have been a singer most of my life and sell my original CD all thru Florida and Boston. With April's art design and my flair for words and the Dramatic, we decided to combine our talents into one great synergy!
MBC: It's a match made in heaven and from the looks of your site, www.BadGirlz3.com, we can see it works. How did you decide on merchandise?
BADGIRLZ: We chose the merchandise based on our preferences of what we liked best. We like Attitude, Sassiness, and Empowerment... No woman is worth her salt if she doesn't have the means to express, enjoy and take care of herself. We carry thongs, tattoos, and kits for romance and even some stuff for the guys. We offer gifts for the playful at heart.
MBC: What are your goals for the site?
BADGIRLZ: Business wise, we are here to take over the world, one female at a time! To reprogram every good woman to know who is truly in control and who has always been the Power!
MBC: So how have sales been since you officially opened for business?
BADGIRLZ: Sales are looking good! Cuz in our mind, the only ones buying are women! However, from time to time we do get men who order our products and we just love it when a man "GETS IT!"
MBC: Besides the great sales, have you been getting good reviews?
BADGIRLZ: We have loved the feed back from so many women throughout the USA who have grooved on our site and no longer feel alone in the process of divorce, PMS, Menopause, childbirth and everything else that a women goes thru in her journey of self discovery. So women of the world, please continue to write to us in our suggestion box, we always respond!
MBC: Wow, that's dedication. Tell me more about you. Are you married? Where did the Bad Girlz grow up?
BADGIRLZ: We are both happily married, and our men are strong, loving, affectionate men who "GET IT!" The training was grueling, but worth it.
Our background is from the North and that probably says it all! However we were born in the South and love the heat! We were both born in Sumter South Carolina in an Air Force Base Hospital. (April came out first).
We then lived in the Azores overseas for a few years and it was both beautiful and scary. Our family then nestled down for the next 13 years in Cape Cod Mass. My sister and I now live 5 miles apart from each other in sunny St. Augustine, Florida.
MBC: I have to say that it is obvious the two of you are not only sisters but also great businesswomen. Do you have any last words for our readers?
BADGIRLZ: Woman Rock! We are the creators of this Earth... We are the peacemakers, we are the home, we are the heart, we are the work force, and we are in every breath that this world takes! No one understands suffering, self-sacrifice and unconditional love like we do.
There's nothing like the laughter of a black woman... There is nothing like the passion of an Indian woman, there is nothing like the knowing eyes of an oriental woman, and there's nothing so feisty as a pissed off Irish woman... (Which of course would be partly us). And like the rest of us Heinz 57's we see it and do it all! All women around the world are sexy, all knowing, perfect diva's in their own way!
MBC: Thank you Bonnie for chatting with us. We at MBC wish you the best of luck and continued success.
BADGIRLZ: You're welcome! You go girls! We Luv you! We are you... The BadGirlz...
It is quite an adventure these two sisters are taking and their future is positively bright. With a little purpose, creative intention and perseverance, our dreams are possible and you never know when the opportunity will arise. So keep the doors open and your mind free. It could be at your local bistro, sitting in an office, chatting with a friend or maybe even an idea that burns from circumstance. Don't be afraid of the unknown. As Bonnie says, "we are women and everything is for our taking."
Check out www.BadGirlz3.com, for some really great gift ideas; naked aprons, t-shirts, mouse pads, lingerie and so much more. Or you can email the girls at BadGirlzfouru@aol.com or feel free to leave feedback about this article through the MBC contact form.
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