Draya Michele; A Mogul is Made


Now everyone knows who Draya Michele is and if you don’t then you’ve been living under a rock!  Draya Michele; Model, Reality Television STAR, and Designer.  This beautiful woman is much more than a pretty face and bangin body and let’s not get confused she’s definitely not the ratchet drama starting reality tv star that many may assume.

Now back in 2011 I had no idea who Draya Michele was until the first episode of Basketball Wives LA which was a spin off of Basketball Wives; a show following the lives of a few “Basketball Wives” almost none of which were really married.  I’d like to think this was the beginning Draya’s rise to becoming a mogul and yes I am calling Draya Michele a mogul.  Through the fights, the friendships, the drama and the smiles Draya maintained that although yes she was on the show, being a reality star wouldn’t be her legacy and wouldn’t be what she was remembered for.  From her first appearance on the show Draya knew what her intentions were and that was to use her knew platform as a catalyst to capitalize off of her knew found brand.

Not long after the first episode of BBWLA aired Draya launched her first business endeavor, clothing line Fine Ass Girls and  everything sold like hot cakes!  If my memory serves correct Draya released and sold out of her line Fine Ass Girls in less than one week.  In the beginning the line consisted of one size fits all oversized crops and sweat suits stamped with the Fine Ass Girls logo and of course an array of skulls.

Fine Ass Girls soon expanded to include everything from work out gear to clothing that’s perfectly acceptable for a girls night out and believe me when I say, Fine Ass Girls everywhere loved the line!


A few years later Draya released Mint Swim and women everywhere were instantly drawn to her swim line.  Sexy one pieces and eye catching two pieces that just keep getting better and better even today, Mint Swim was the perfect move after Fine Ass Girls. Throughout her designing days she was still filming BBWLA and we were front row to her launches!

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With celebrities like; Chantel Jeffries, Zendaya Coleman, Christina Milian, Mercedeh Allen and many more many of us wanted to get our hands on Mint Swim more and more.  This collection definitely reflects Draya’s chic and extremely sexy style.  With the release of Mint Swims first installment we were given an array of colors and patterns, with the second we were given a slightly more mature set of suits with a lot more black and sold colors, cut outs and one pieces and now we have a larger selection of sizes, as well as suits for every woman, children and sexy cover ups.

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Now that she has model, reality star and designer of not one but TWO very successful lines under her belt Draya is moving on to add yet another notch on her belt.  Actress, for those of you who follow dray on snap chat and/or instagram then you’ve seen Draya on set running lines with many celebrities that we know.  Looks like this Mogul has a lot more in store for us and I’m definitely here for it!

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HEY LOVES – I’M DANIELLE or DANIE – THE LIFE LOVING GIRL BEHIND XOXODANIELLEMONE! I’m currently 28 years old and I live in Orlando, FL with my husband Jeff + our fur baby Bleu (like the cheese), a Blue Nose Pitbull who you can follow on Instagram at @greeneyedbleu. I share our life together and my style here on XOXODanielleMone and on Instagram. I definitely love the colors pink, orange and yellow and all things style but I also love: a great cocktail, home decor, fresh flowers, and spending time with my family (hey mom!).

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