LIFE IN THE 90210
WORDS BY SAMUEL HOW & PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES HICKEY
You may know her as one of the cast members of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverley Hills, but be warned there is more to her than what we see on camera.
Erika Jayne or most commonly known as Erika Girardi would most normally be recognised as one of the fierce and fiesty members of Bravo’s hit reality tv series, The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills, but what the camera doesn’t show is her deep rooted passion for dance and her talents as a singer-songwriter. With a string of US dance chart hits, her brash and bold personality is heavily reflected within her music and style, with songs aptly titled ‘How Many f**ks?’ Jayne proves she will not be dismissed as a reality show wannabe but a creative power player who is in full control of her work. While her music taste borders on ratchet appeal, Jayne stil possesses a taste for the finer things in life, her travel and her luxury lifestyle is all heavily documented within the RHOBH where those featured are among the elite in the social ladder. Jayne is a unique character blend, a girl of both worlds who knows how to get down with the street but keeps high class for the occassion, like a social chamaleon, with Erika Jayne you never know where you will see her next. We spoke exclusively with Erika:
What made you decide to become a singer-songwriter and dancer?
I have been performing all my life and I can’t think of anything else I would want to do. Any day that I get to create is pure joy.
What are you currently inspired by?
80’s hip hop, glamour girls, and fast cars.
How would you describe your personal style?
S&M chic with a little hood rat appeal.
What made you decide to become apart of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?
My friend Yolanda Foster brought me into this wonderful circle of women.
Where is your favourite destination of all time?
On a Yacht in the Bahamas, tough to beat.
What would you define as luxury?
Being able to do whatever you want whenever you want.