About Betty Badd Couture

Betty Malo, Founder and Chief Designer

Betty Malo, Founder and Chief Designer

Nashville-based visual artist Betty Malo brings a Cuban flair and rock-and-roll style to the celebrity-beloved accessories and clothing line Betty Badd Couture. A mother of three boys and wife of legendary musician Raul Malo, Betty’s career began as a celebrated painter known for her unique use of gold and silver gilding on her canvasses. '

Seeing a need for glamorous yet practical accessories that matched her life in the limelight, Betty launched the line in 2004. As one half of a set of identical twins, Betty had long ago earned the nickname “Betty Badd” (her last name Malo actually translates to ‘bad’) and it only made sense that this would be the name of her business. As the creative force behind the company’s “red carpet ready” collection of accessories and apparel, Betty found immediate success with her intricately detailed gilded leather wallets, hip chains, belts and cuffs, applying her expertise working with metals and precious stones to the creation of one-of-a-kind leather accessories hand gilded in 24k gold and sterling silver. 

A Cuban-American born and raised in Miami, Betty draws inspiration for the line from the lavish culture of 1950’s Havana and her own fine arts training in Miami and Nashville. Over the years, she has grown the company from a one-person operation to a thriving business with over 50 accounts at top boutiques in cities including New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, San Francisco, and Nashville. Betty’s exceptional style and artistic vision have also enabled the line to build an A-list following with Jamie Foxx, Keith Urban, Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus, Big Boi and Dre from Outkast, and Sheryl Crow among her celebrity fans.

Owning a piece of Betty Badd Couture is like catching moonlight in a bottle, as virtually every item is one-of-a-kind and Betty regularly switches up her collections to include women’s jewelry, men’s accessories, clothing and more. Those in the know follow Betty on social media and sign up for emails, as her collections are often sold as quickly as they are announced.

Boutique Accessories

Betty Badd Couture is indeed a boutique jewelry and accessory company. Each piece is handmade, using the finest stones, leather and creative construction techniques. 

Unparalleled Style

With pieces for women and men, the versatility in virtually ever piece from the Betty Badd Couture collection can be worn different ways, highlighting an individual's personal style.