I am an interior decorator and designer of fashions and a television personality. I first achieve notoriety on The Anna Nicole Show.
WC: Tell us about your early life.
I grew up in Northern California with parents having a soft wear background. I worked at Kmart as a cashier and Wendy's and Denny's. During high school he took every after school class avablie and was able to obtain a Cosmetology licence . Graduating with top honors and scholarships he then went on to study to be a doctor and defense attorney before becoming a designer. At the age of 17 I packed up his bag and moved to a single apartment in Beverly hills with his saving from Kmart, dennys and Wendys. I decided to just move and see what happens.
WC: Tell us when you be came an Entrepreneur
While shopping in the mall one day I noticed a store called Merry go round going out of business. Everything was 5 dollars I offered the owner one dollar for every piece and to be given the store fixtures for free. The owner agreed. I then took all the fixture down town sold them to the display places . A store for rent was savable for $400 a month . I rented it and signed a 25 year lease. I was always told to sign a long lease so the rent woundt go up I learned that n my after school class. I opened this store called Fuel after two years the land lord wanted to sell th building and payed tme 50 K to leave as I had a 25 year lease.
WC: When did you get into furniture?
I saw that the furniture craze was in the air. Calvin kelin and donna karan had a line . Both were selling minimalism and clean lines. I thought to myself well what about opulence and grandeur? What about the nouveau riche? Bobby Trendy Designs was born. I rented a store on laciengea and melrose . And signed a 25 year lease. Within the first week Carmen electra came in and dropped $ 350k on his designs and furnishing.s A week later Usher came in then Victoria Gotti and Tyler perry. All the celebrities started to come in. Ktla then herd of me and had him do a Friday segment on decorating for their morning show.. Usc hired me to make 100 sofas and chairs for their new PIRC sudent body building. And the Grove of Anaheim hired him to do their exclusive theatre and was bobby first order over $500K.
WC Tell us about the Anna Nicole Show
Anna nicole Smith hired me to decorate her new house and made me an instant star by featuring me in her highly rated show. After one day of taping trendy I told the producers not to pay me and that he would do the show for free. The producers loved it. I was already over shadowing Anna as the star with my flamboyancy on the show and outrageous ness. I also bought commercial air time so the show looked more like his then anyone else's by saturating the show and commercial breaks with his brand name. I was hot on the show and the orders started pouring in from all over the world for a bobby trendy creation. When the pink" Anna Nicole bed" appeared on the show I sold 225 units in one day at $15000 each. causing my web site to crash. Anna Nicole didn't want to do merchandising so I took that up on my own and sold the famous pink bed and pillows and bedding all done in house. And kept all revenue from the sales. HSN approached me to sell his line but after visiting HSN headquarters in Clear water Florida ,I was not ready to sell his things for that low of a price at that time.
Bobby was hot in the magazines for my fashions and designs, Los Angeles business journal was one of the many magazines to do a company profile on him and the new York observer placed him on the cover in color.
Bobby had done many shows an interviews . bobby has appeared on Life times Merge tv series on decorating with Lisa Rinna, Anna Nicole show, Nancy grace, dr Phil, hanity and combs,Howard stern, yes dear, VH1 and many others.
WC: What happened after Anna Died?
After the death of Anna Nichol smith in 2007 trendy made I made the store into a museum. In 2008 the land lord wanted to sell the building and offered me $875k to move out.
WC What are you doing now?Bobby trendy is now designing dresses and jewelry and still doing interior design work . 2013 Iisnow working on a affordable line of costume jewelry to for the masses and dresses so that any woman can look like his wealthy customers that wont cost so much. And I'm living with all my pets I tend to adopt dogs over ten years old.