Kimora Lee Simmons
Model, actress, designer, CEO, author
Kimora Lee Simmons
Kimora Lee Simmons is an American fashion model, and current president and Creative Director for JustFab.
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Off the Runway: New York Fashion Week Day 7
NYTimes - 12 days
Scenes from Delpozo, Jarret, Brooks Brothers, Kimora Lee Simmons and Lindsay Jones.
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The New Fashion Week Diversity Report Is Good For Kanye, Really Bad For Others
Huffington Post - 5 months
For all its shortcomings ― like those controversial casting methods and the horrific conditions for models ― Kanye West’s Yeezy Season Four fashion show had one major thing going for it: Using 97 percent models of color, it was once again the most diverse show of the four major fashion weeks around the world.  Since 2014, TheFashionSpot has released a highly anticipated and telling diversity report after each season of runway shows. Fashion has long been an exclusive industry that overlooked models of color and diversity, making the findings in these reports so important. This season’s report surveyed 299 shows and 8,832 model appearances from the just-concluded fashion weeks in New York, London, Paris and Milan.  “For the first time in recent history, more than 25 percent of the model castings were nonwhite,” the report noted, calling the runways for Spring 2017 lines “the most diverse in history ― sort of.” Last month’s New York Fashion Week was slightly less diverse than ...
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NY Fashion Week: Lauren, Kors, Simmons, Marchesa
Yahoo News - 6 months
NEW YORK (AP) — Ralph Lauren embraced the American West, Michael Kors wants us all to be a little more optimistic, while Kimora Lee Simmons went with a low-key office presentation Wednesday during New York Fashion Week. And at Marchesa, there was a journey in color, from sunrise to dusk and then darkness.
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'The Book Of Jezebel' Gives You All The Info You Need, From A-Z
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Anyone who's spent time with women's media is well acquainted with Jezebel, the fun, smart and appropriately snarky website started by Anna Holmes in 2007. The goal, according to Holmes, was to appeal to female readers without talking down to them. It quickly became clear that there was a strong desire for this type of content, and she and her staff ended up dominating the lady blogosphere. After years of editing the site, Holmes was burnt out and decided that it was time for a new project. Enter The Book of Jezebel, available Oct. 22, which was written by a range of contributors and edited by Holmes. "I like sitting and reading the dictionary so I got the idea to do a reference book, a sort of encyclopedia of the world according to the sensibilities of the site," Holmes told The Huffington Post earlier this month. The book, which includes entries that range from "indulge" to "Elizabeth Warren" to the "Hyde Amendment," serves as a sort of witty encyclopedia of all things lady-related. ...
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The 'True Man' Show: Is Reality TV Worth the Risk?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I recently wrote about this past summer's 15th season of Big Brother, which aired on CBS and garnered more viewership than prior seasons. Part of what brought folks to the television screen was the fact that the season was dubbed "most controversial" and made national headlines for the racist, homophobic and other politically incorrect remarks uttered by contestants. I conducted an interview with Amanda Zuckerman, one of the offending contestants who made racial remarks and other comments of a violent and threatening nature. To numerous viewers, Amanda seemed to have no filter. I gave Amanda the platform to apologize, however, based on the fact that I had been contacted by #TeamAmanda Twitter cheerleaders and because personally, I enjoyed watching Amanda before controversy struck. However, some were very irate at my interview, saying that I gave Amanda a "pass." On Twitter, one Big Brother viewer with the Twitter handle @RHeffern" wrote "I wish i could say I enjoyed your AZ article i ...
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PHOTOS: Awkward Celebrity Ex Moments
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Because in Hollywood, when celebrities run into their exes, there's always a camera or two around. Below, a round-up of celebrity ex-lover reunions that made everyone around them feel trés awkward. Jennifer Lopez, Casper Smart and Diddy (2013): Diddy looked bemused as he reached out for a handshake with ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez's new beau, 25-year-old Casper Smart. Diddy and Jenny from the block dated over a decade earlier, from 1999 to 2001. Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher and Bruce Willis (2003): In the mid-2000s, Demi Moore, then-boyfriend/future husband Ashton Kutcher and ex-husband Bruce Willis famously got along, making us think that women really could have it all. The trio even vacationed together at Willis' home in Turks and Caicos, a trip that produced these photos shot by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair. Simon Cowell, Sinitta and Jackie St. Clair (2010): The "X Factor" creator and notorious bachelor posed not with one, but two ex-girlfriends on the red c ...
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Going mad for Madagascar at Linton Zoo - Haverhill Echo
Google News - almost 4 years
Haverhill Echo Going mad for Madagascar at Linton Zoo Haverhill Echo Kim Simmons, from the zoo, said: “Immerse yourself in a VIP behind the scenes tour of our Rare Lemur Breeding Centre, hand feed and be prepared to be climbed upon by our mischievous pair Ruby and Rumble the Red-ruffed lemurs. “Enjoy a short ... Go mad about Madagascar this EasterWorksop Today all 2 news articles »
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Kimora Lee Simmons On Anderson Telling Off Mom Putting 7-Year Old On Diet And Kimora Shows Off Her “Jiggle” [Video]
Bossip - about 4 years
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PHOTOS: The Week's Best Style Moments
Huffington Post - about 4 years
While there's no denying First Lady Michelle Obama and the First Daughters, Malia and Sasha, stole the sartorial spotlight this week--there were also a few other style standouts worth noting. Jennifer Lopez looked lovely in white while attending a screening of her new film 'Parker' in New York City. The short ivory Lanvin dress boosted a a peplum waist and definitely helped showoff her famous curves. Britain's Got Talent judge, Alesha Dixon, got colorful for one of the show's audition sessions on Tuesday in London. The singer/dancer/rapper/model paired a black-and-white H&M blazer with multi-colored, abstract printed Aqua April Bodice and matching capri pants. And her Charlotte Olympia pink-and-black pumps were a perfect complement to the ensemble. Kerry Washington has been on a roll lately. She's a big star on the small screen with "Scandal," a box office queen with "Django" and has managed to find a seemingly permanent place on our Week's Best Dress List. Th ...
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Ryan Mack: Common 'Cents': Money Tips for the Working Poor -- Avoid Financial Traps
Huffington Post - about 4 years
If you were walking down the street and you saw a check cashing store, a corner store loaded with pre-debit cards for sale, a Rent-A-Center, a payday loan facility, or a tax shop pushing refund anticipation loans, would you think you were in Beverly Hills, California? Of course not! The question is, "Why aren't these types of businesses located in Beverly Hills?" Or better yet, "Why is there a positive correlation between the increase in numbers of low income families in neighborhoods and the presence of those types of businesses?" The answers to these questions lie in the basic premise of capitalism -- go where you can "capitalize" on opportunity. These types of businesses see a tremendous amount of opportunity in communities where low income families exist. Let's take a quick peek at the business models of each to learn how they are able to take advantage of the economic problems that exist in low income areas. Check Cashing Businesses Need: Many people in many co ...
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Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou Split After 5 Years
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou Split After 5 Years Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 9:29 a.m., Thursday, November 22, 2012 After more than five years together, Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou have separated, People reports. Check out TV's unsexiest sex scenes Check out TV's unsexiest sex scenes Other Links From TVGuide.com Djimon HounsouRussell SimmonsKimora Lee Simmons
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WATCH: Bill O'Reilly Hates On Fashion Week
Huffington Post - over 4 years
If we had to hedge a guess, we'd suspect that way more than 47% of Fashion Week attendees don't watch the "O'Reilly Factor." We thought we'd introduce you to this clip, then, from when the Fox News show ventured to the alien planet of New York Fashion Week to survey attendees about fitness and you know, taxes. "Times are tough economically for many Americans," O'Reilly bellows, "but not for the idle rich, and there were plenty of them floating around New York City last week." The notoriously cranky TV host sent Jesse Watters to Lincoln Center for the program's regular "Watters' World" feature, where Watters corners a bevy of attractive girls outside the tents and peppers them with comments like, "the Cold War is over... we won, by the way" (to a pair of blonde Russian girls). He teases one woman for not knowing what BCBG stands for. "We have a sense of entitlement [as a country]," one woman rants to Watters as he nods enthusiastically. "Money is no object for the ...
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Meet Kimora Lee Simmons at Nordstrom and much more
Chicago Times - over 4 years
Star power: Fans of style celebs, head's up: Nordstrom's Michigan Avenue flagship is the place to be this Saturday, Sept. 15. Not only will you get to meet Edmundo Castillo, the new creative director of much-loved shoe company Via Spiga in an in-store appearance hosted by Vogue magazine from 2-4 p.m., but larger-than-life reality star Kimora Lee Simmons will also be in attendance to debut her skincare line, Shinto Clinical , from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Several additional beauty company reps will also be on hand during Nordstrom's Cosmetics Trend Show set for Saturday; be sure to RSVP here .
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PHOTOS: Fashion Week Rain Doesn't Stop The Stylish Set In New York
Huffington Post - over 4 years
NEW YORK — A flurry of fashion assistants rushed to protect racks of clothes backstage at New York Fashion Week from Saturday's sudden downpours – perhaps as potent a reminder as any during these spring previews that seasons can be temperamental. Maybe that's why leather is as common in these previews for spring and summer 2013 as the pops of color and chiffon you might expect. "You can wear those leather jackets all year long," said stylist June Ambrose. "They're sleek enough to go under a parka or a vest and buttery enough for spring." Designers have been moving away from seasonal dressing, meaning that models at Rag & Bone endured layers of leather in a roasting un-air conditioned preview on Friday. "I'm not designing specifically for `the show' or even for spring," said Tom Mora of J. Crew, which has a preview here on Tuesday. "We have deliveries once a month and we always want it to look new." The crowd traded tank tops and open-toed shoes on Fri ...
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PHOTOS: Russell Simmons' 13th Annual 'Art for Life' Gala
Huffington Post - over 4 years
This weekend dozens of stars showed off their style and generosity at Russell Simmons 13th annual 'Art For Life' Gala in the Hamptons. Journalist Soledad O'Brien hosted the event, which raised over $2 million dollars for charity. Celebrities like Mariah Carey, Vanessa Williams, LaLa Vazquez, Taraji P. Henson, and Anita Baker came out to Russell's Hampton estate to raise money to provide inner-city youth with access to the arts. And of course the many members of the stylish Simmons clan were in attendance as well. Diggy Simmons effortlessly colorblocked with a neon yellow blazer and some very dapper teal shoes. Angela Simmons opted for a body-con boldy patterned dress, complete with a hem draped luxuriously in gold. Russell's daughters with ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons, Aoki Lee and Ming Lee, looked all grown up in their frilly white and pink tulle mini dresses. Style clearly runs in the family. Songstress Melanie Fiona followed in the colorblocking trend with a ho ...
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Shana Edme, Aspiring Lawyer, Sues Website For Leaking 'Career Damaging' Sexy Photos
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Imagine that you're on track to attend law school but discover that those sexy photos you had taken for a private modeling website leaked and were being posted by media outlets worldwide. What's an aspiring attorney to do? Take legal recourse, naturally. Shana Edme, a former model, is suing Internet Brands dba ModelMayhem.com, MediaTakeout.com LLC, and Domains By Proxy LLC dba Bossip.com, in Federal Court for releasing private photos of her wearing lingerie. The complainant claims she had trusted the website's privacy policy that required "explicit permission" to share photos when she uploaded the revealing snaps to ModelMayhem.com in 2008. And it gets worse. Three years later, after Edme decided to drop modeling and began working for "a large law firm," websites began posting the pictures along with derogatory and sexual comments, falsely identifying her as Kimora Lee Simmons' sister. MediaTakeout.com, one of the defendants in the case, has a particularly noteworthy hea ...
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Kimora Lee Simmons hosts Vegas party, amid rumours of split with Djimon Hounsou
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Former model and businesswoman Kimora Lee Simmons has been living it up in Las Vegas despite a reportedly troubled personal life.
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Kimora Lee Simmons Rumored to Have Split with Djimon Hounsou
Amog - over 4 years
Tell us you didn’t see this coming…but seriously, didn’t you? Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou are reportedly calling it quits over dollars. It’s been said that Djimon walked out on Kimora after the couple had a big fight over money, and get this…the fight reportedly happened because Kimora’s ex-husband, Russell Simmons, decided to pull the plug on financing the couple’s lifestyle. Ouch! Last Thursday Kimora put her house on the market at a loss. She paid $5.9 million for the house in 2007, and it is now listed for just $4.7 million. When word got around, she took to Twitter and attempted to end speculation about her financial difficulties. “Wow, I put one of several properties I own (+ DONT live in) on the market, and now apparently my whole life is falling apart?! Rumors, rumors …” Kimora’s spokesperson said that Kimora has a beautiful family life, while Djimon’s rep said he had a deadline and couldn’t discuss the matter as he was leaving on a plane from L.A. to New Yo ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kimora Lee Simmons
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 39
    In June 2015, Simmons relaunched her KLS label as a high end line, opening its first boutique in Beverly Hills.
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    She ended her employment with JustFab in May 2015.
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    Simmons gave birth in April 2015 to a baby boy named Wolfe Lee Leissner.
    More Details Hide Details In July 2004, Simmons was arrested and charged with reckless driving, eluding police, driving with a broken brake light, and marijuana possession after a two-mile chase that began near the Saddle River Police Station and ended outside her estate in Saddle River, New Jersey. On August 9, 2005, Simmons pleaded guilty to the reckless driving charge and was placed on six months' probation.
  • 2014
    Age 38
    In February 2014, Ms. Lee confirmed that she is married to ex Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner, and had been "for a while now".
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  • 2012
    Age 36
    Simmons and Hounsou, who were never legally married in the United States, announced their separation in November 2012.
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  • 2011
    Age 35
    On September 14, 2011, Simmons announced on her website that she is the new Creative Director and President of JustFab, a personalized shopping website.
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  • 2008
    Age 32
    In the summer of 2008, Simmons and Hounsou participated in a traditional Benin commitment ceremony, and in May 2009, their son Kenzo Lee Hounsou was born.
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    In March 2008, she filed for divorce from Russell Simmons. Their divorce was finalized in January 2009.
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    The mayor of St. Louis presented Simmons the key to the city and named March 18, 2008 "Kimora Day" in St. Louis.
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  • 2007
    Age 31
    Her high-end sportswear line, KLS, launched in Fall 2007.
    More Details Hide Details On September 1, 2010, Simmons parted ways with Baby Phat and its management company, Kellwood. The details as to why Simmons was removed as Creative Director haven't been very clear; some blog sites are claiming that it was because Simmons was spending too much money on company pursuits and giving far too much pay to herself and her children. Since the split, Simmons plans to launch her KLS collection and Kouture by Kimora Brands. She also has an exclusive brand coming to Macy's that will offer stylish clothes for under $40.
    When Russell stepped down as CEO of Phat Fashions LLC in September 2007, Simmons—who was already Creative Director of Baby Phat (which was a branch off Phat Farm Industries)—was promoted by Kellwood to President and Creative Director of Phat Fashions.
    More Details Hide Details It was her goal to turn fashion label Baby Phat, launched in 1999, into an "aspirational lifestyle brand".
    On August 5, 2007, season one of her reality TV show, Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, premiered on Style Network.
    More Details Hide Details The show chronicles her daily life and routine as a mother and then-CEO of Phat Fashions. Simmons wrote a self-help book, Fabulosity: What It Is and How to Get It, that was published by HarperEntertainment in February 2006. The book is set to function as a 'lifestyle manual' on everything from spirituality and finances to fashion and beauty. She has also launched five perfumes for women: Goddess, Golden Goddess, Seductive Goddess, Baby Phat Fabulosity, Love me, and the last fragrance she put out from her time with Baby Phat, Dare Me. Simmons sponsored the KLS Rushcard, which included her own line of purple Rushcards. Simmons, a philanthropist, feels a sense of responsibility to give back to communities because of everyone in her childhood that gave her a chance to prove herself. Charitable work isn't something she does for fun, she states specifically " Whose life have you changed? Who have you helped move forward, grow, and progress"? Simmons established the Kimora Lee Simmons Scholarship Fund at her high school alma mater in St. Louis to provide college tuition support for academically successful girls with financial needs and is an active member of youth advocacy organizations including Amfar, The G&P Foundation, Keep a Child Alive, Hetrick-Martin Institute and Rush Philanthropic where she is on the Board of Directors.
    In March 2007, Simmons was dating actor and model Djimon Hounsou.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2004
    Age 28
    In 2004, Simmons' then husband Russell sold his clothing line Phat Farm to Kellwood Company for $140 million.
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  • 1998
    Age 22
    The couple were married by Simmons's brother, rapper and Pentecostal minister, Joey "Reverend Run" Simmons of Run-DMC, on the Caribbean island of St. Bart's on December 20, 1998.
    More Details Hide Details They have two daughters, Ming Lee Simmons (born January 21, 2000) and Aoki Lee Simmons (born August 16, 2002). The couple separated in March 2006.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Age 13
    Just after her fourteenth birthday, Perkins was awarded an exclusive modeling contract with Chanel and went to work under the tutelage of Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld. She quickly gained attention in the fashion world when she closed Lagerfeld's haute couture show in 1989. "Everything people thought was weird about me before", Perkins told People Weekly, "was now good".
    More Details Hide Details Perkins soon walked haute couture for many designers including Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent. Perkins has graced the cover of the German, Indonesian, Singaporean and Malaysian editions of Harper's Bazaar.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Born
    Born on May 4, 1975.
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