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Bravo’s new show Blood, Sweat, and Heels is set to air this January, and it features some of New York City’s most dynamic women in fashion, media, and real estate. In the mix is Geneva Thomas, who has branded herself as a top style and pop culture journalist through her work with prestigious online and print publications.

Wetpaint Entertainment recently caught up with the Detroit native and spoke with her about her experience being a part of a socially diverse cast, as well as how BSH differs from Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Wetpaint Entertainment: Tell us what it was like filming the premiere season of Blood, Sweat, and Heels and if it’s changed your life in any way.

Geneva Thomas: It was a fun time, it was a lot of hard work. Just because we’re filming doesn’t mean that our careers stop. It was a balancing act, but it was a lot of fun.

There’s definitely a lot of shade tossed around in the trailer. If you had to pick one member of the cast, who would you say is the biggest troublemaker?

Oh, you’ll have to tune in!

You’re known in your field as a “Style Scholar.” In your opinion, what’s one thing that every woman should have to make her feel sexy?

A classic little black dress, it’s perfect for any occasion. An interview, a party, an after work event—you’re good to go.

How would you say your show differentiates itself from other Bravo shows like Real Housewives of Atlanta?

The difference with us is that we’re based in New York obviously, and we’re a show with a focus on our careers, even though you do see our personal lives play out. We work in various industries like fashion, media, and real estate. It really is a New York experience; it’s a classic, quintessential New York experience.

Did you have any other projects that you’d like us to know about?

I just launched my digital agency called 1530 Agency. It’s a digital marketing firm for fashion, beauty, and lifestyle brands and I’m marketing to women. Our work in general is to really focus on digital, and we’re working on something for Fashion Week in September, so I’m really excited about that.

Blood, Sweat, and Heels premieres January 5, 2014 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo. Will you tune in?