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Vixen Chat: Tiffany Pearl Discusses 'Miss Fanatic' Fashion Brand and Miami Heat Players' Style

Aren't you tired of having to hinder you inner fashionista because you want to support your favorite sports team? Thanks to Tiffany Pearl, creator and creative director of growing sports fashion brand Miss Fanatic, you won't have to sacrifice your fashion sense to support your fave ballers.

"There weren't many female focused apparel pieces available to us," said the former NFL cheerleader about starting her fashion endeavors. Pearl started with collegiate teams and is now currently catering to the NBA.

"We have all sorts of women apparel, bikinis and beach apparel like cover-ups to leggings. We have game day glasses and we're continuing to grow our assortments."

Vixen dug into our inner love for sports, basketball wives and hot players to chat with the current Magic dancer to find out how lady sports fans can be apart of her movement, as well as her opinion on the fashion risks of male pro-athletes. --Sharifa Daniels

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VIBE Vixen: Explain how you got started.
Tiffany Pearl: I was dancing for the NFL at the same time I was in college for fashion, and I was asked to create a few fun pieces for a fashion show that was coming up. I did that and had a great reaction. I did a little research and saw that there was a void in the market, so I decided to create Miss Fanatic. The things I created for the Dolphins was featured in our calender so that helped gain composure.

If you were cheering with the NFL, why did you choose to do NBA apparel?
It was actually a big commitment to try and break into the NFL as a brand that never had any selling experience, so I decided to start with the collegiate market because it was an easier market to break into and get more traction for the brand.

Are you looking to expand to the NFL?
Yes. There are goals of the company to expand to the NFL.

What about the WNBA? Are you looking to create apparel for their teams?
100%. There's a market for it. The fans would be happy to have female-focused apparel.

Have any of the basketball players' wives worn your stuff?
Not yet, I actually haven't reached out to them yet. It would be great to get them some pieces. It would be exciting to see them wearing it.

Definitely. Is there a particular wife you'd like to see rocking Miss Fanatic?
Any of the wives, but my favorite basketball wife is La La. And she's not a wife yet but I would love to see Gabrielle Union wearing it. That would be a fabulous thing to see her wearing our pieces.


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VV: What's your take on the post game fashion for the players?
TP: I love men in their nice suits. It's so professional and sexy. But sometimes when the hems are a little too high or too tight, it's a little bit not too appealing.

The Heat players have been pushing the bar with their fashion lately. Are you with it or are you against it?
I'm a Miami native so I get it. You want to push the bar with your fashion and be different and stand out from everybody else. As somebody in fashion, I want to stick with the trends, but I think you also have to be aware of what's comfortable with your body.

Imagine you had a men's line. If you could style one of the Heat players in your apparel, who would it be?
Probably want to style Wade or the Birdman (Chris Andersen).

Lastly, why should Vixens be aware of the Miss Fanatic brand?
We're a fun brand. We have so many things to offer women of all different shapes and sizes. We have a triangle bikini that's adjustable on the sides, a halter bikini with more added support and fuller bottoms. In our dresses, they go from extra small to extra large, then we have versatile pieces that can translate from hanging out at the beach to going out at night. You can really have fun with our collection.

Head to the NBA Store now to cop some Miss Fanatic gear!

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