Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora Hits Fashion Week with Nikki Lund
To help close out Fashion Week, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and designer/Secret Crush member Nikki Lund unveiled the Fall 2011 season of their fashion label, White Trash Beautiful, at New York's Metropolitan Pavilion last night (Feb. 17). The collection was a mix of gowns, cropped blazers, and sheer blouses in a palette of black, teal and gray.
In addition to the fashion collaboration, the pair created an original soundtrack for their runway show. "You will hear a song called 'This Could Be The Night Tonight,' where one of the main hooks is, 'Do you like my ass in these pants?'" Sambora tells Billboard.com. "So obviously, the fashion influenced the music."
Sambora will be on tour with Bon Jovi through the summer, but the guitarist says that he looks forward to continuing his musical relationship with Lund. The pair has finished a total of ten tracks are are planning on developing more.
"I think [the music] is completely different. There is no hint of Bon Jovi. It's like gorilla dance music," notes Sambora. "We just wrote a song that sort of sounds like country and the White Stripes put together. Making independent music is a great outlet for me."