1 of 28
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Lisa Wu Hartwell is about her business. A former dancer for rap groups such as Public Enemy and EPMD, the California native and mother of three recently launched her clothing line, Closet Freaks. In this photo she wears one of the designs from her flirty collection.
“I got the name after being named a closet freak on one of the episodes,” admits Lisa with a laugh. “It’s about empowering women to be confident enough to exude a subtle sexiness.”
2 of 28
Lisa sits pretty in her home’s walk-in closet and sports one of her flirty designs from her collection.
3 of 28
Lisa and hubby Ed Hartwell, former NFL football player and founder of Big Hart Foundation, one of the cosponsors of the fashion show, are a loving couple who make great business partners.
4 of 28
Nene struts her stuff on the red carpet.
5 of 28 Ben
Lisa makes sure that the models are runway-ready to debut her new collection, Closet Freaks.
6 of 28
Capitol Records crooner J. Holiday, who performed for the special occasion, gets up close and personal with “RHOA” star Sheree Whifield, left, and Lisa, the Queen of the Night.
7 of 28
This one-piece floral jumper with flare leg is perfect summer attire.
8 of 28
“Closet Freaks is not just a clothing line; it’s a movement,” explains Lisa. “Women need to know and understand that you can still be sexy and leave a little to the imagination.”
9 of 28
Cranberry chiffon jumper with animal print is casual chic at its best.
10 of 28
Black chiffon top with romantic ruffles and satin sleeves with lime, stain pocketed skirt.
11 of 28
Ruffled minidress in aqua makes for smooth sailing on the runway.
12 of 28
Purple satin jumper shorts with angel sleeves and plunging neckline is sporty chic and sexy.
13 of 28
Sleeveless, ruffled short jumper makes the summer evenings rosy.
14 of 28
Lisa comes out for her final bow with male escorts.
15 of 28
“RHOA” costar Nene Leakes shows her support for Lisa at her first fashion show.
16 of 28
Ed, Lisa and J Holiday chill out backstage.
17 of 28
Lisa wears another one of her Closet Freak creations for the show.
18 of 28
Dwight Eubanks, “The Other Housewife,” keeps Nene Leakes entertained during the show.
19 of 28
Ed keeps Lisa and J. Holiday laughing backstage.
20 of 28
J. Holiday spreads peace before taking to the stage.
21 of 28
Lisa shows her support for the models behind the scenes before they take to the runway.
22 of 28
Dwight Eubanks is flawless on the red carpet.
23 of 28
Q of 112, former Bad Boy quartet, moves the crowd with his smooth vocals.
25 of 28
J. Holiday shares his silky smooth vocals with the ladies.
26 of 28
Ed and Lisa promote their Closet Freaks T-shirts.
27 of 28
Lisa sports a purple satin jumper with black ruffles.
28 of 28
Q of the group 112 is cool and laid back after his performance.
You may like
Get The Essence Newsletter and Special Offers delivered to your inbox!