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Nene Leakes is trying to do big things in the fashion industry

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Nene-LeakesReported by Liku Zelleke

Nene Leakes, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, has shown that she has a knack she can add to her acting, producing and writing resume – one for fashion designing. Proof lies in the fact that she has been able to create a new line of designer fashion which almost sold out in record time.

Her fall designs with HSN were admired so much by her fans that her collection that was launched a week ago had most of its styles sold out in just one day.

Leakes talked about her creations and what it was that inspired her to step into the fashion industry when she sat down for an interview with MadameNoire.

“I wanted women of all ages, all shapes, all sizes to feel comfortable and confident in the clothes that they’re wearing,” she said. “My motto was, for every woman to walk into her closet, walk out of her closet and own it. I just want them to own it.”

She also added that she wanted to make sure that women were able to share her personal style. “I would go out like that. I would have women that would approach me and say things like, ‘Hey NeNe where do you buy your clothes?’ First thing they would say, ‘You’ve lost so much weight.’ And I would say ‘No, I haven’t.’, “Leakes said.” … people thought I was plus size from watching me on television and I would say, you know I need to come out with a line of  clothing that makes women feel good, affordable luxury. I’m able to walk through the store and obviously buy things that are very expensive but there was a time in my life when I couldn’t afford things either.”

Talking about how she came to partner with HSN, she said that it “felt right” to work with them. “When they walked into the room, we totally clicked. And you need to really work with people who really understand and get you,” Leakes said.