Nikki Mabalot who would become to be known as Punk Rock Betty was born and raised in Newport News, VA. During her middle and high school years she found an outlet for her artistic view on life and began to create her own t-shirt designs and punk era clothing. After high school her desire to have a family became her focus in life. During this time she became proficient in the art of baking and gourmet candy making earning her the name Punk Rock Betty Crocker. After a stint of custom cakes and candy sales, a close friend commissioned Nikki to make a custom hand bag. With her love for design once again ignited, she quickly made a line of popular handbags that were sold in boutiques across Virginia and online bearing the name Punk Rock Betty.
Wanting to feed her need to design, it was a short and natural progression from hand bags to designing and making custom clothing. Her retro style designs started to gain her notoriety in her new home Sarasota Fl. As she became more popular in the fashion industry her design work continued to evolve encompassing everything from fetish wear and bikinis to cocktail dresses and elaborate evening gowns all possessing her unique edgy feel. Her work has been showcased in numerous online outlets, magazines and several successful self-produced fashion shows. Known for her versatility, her work is sought out by women and men of all shapes, sizes and walks of life. From a night out at a Gothic club to a chic downtown ballroom affair, there is a Punk Rock Betty design to fit every occasion. Her motto….If you wanna be a Badass, then dress like one!