Looks like Russell Simmons will join ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons and brother, Rev Run, on reality TV.
This brings the Simmons dynasty on the small screen to a total of four shows: “Run’s House,” “Daddy’s Girls,” “Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane”–and now, “The Russell Simmons Project.”
In response to swirling speculation about Baby Phat’s future, Kimora Lee Simmons today issued a curt statement, hinting at possible reorganization at Kellwood Company.
As has been recently reported in the press, Kellwood Company is exploring a number of opportunities to strengthen the company’s financial position, including a possible restructure.
Whatever course that Kellwood should take, I want to ensure my consumers and supporters that this will have no effect on our Phat Fashions business which includes Baby Phat, Phat Farm, and Fabulosity brands, and all of their respective categories. All of Phat Fashions products, including Baby Phat apparel are licensed and manufactured by separate companies operating as licensees, not Kellwood Company, and therefore are operated as independent entities. Therefore, Kellwood’s actions will have no impact on the manufacturing and delivery of our goods. We will continue to take fashion to new heights and provide the same fabulous products for a glamorous lifestyle. All of our businesses remain strong and Baby Phat has recently expanded internationally into over 100 territories. I am, as always dedicated to bringing confidence, beauty and fashion to women all over the world. It’s still the same sexy, sassy and stylish brand that you have known for the past 15 years.
Meanwhile, in Twitterville, all appeared business as usual at Baby Phat today.
“Summer Sizzle…Shop the newest, hottest looks from the Pre-Fall Baby Phat collection. Click link to view. http://www.babyphat.com/shop.php,” tweeted @BabyPhat.
It’s always cool when people outside the hip-hop world recognize the art form’s icons.
On Tuesday, Russell Simmons was honored at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s annual SCAD Style Etoile Awards gala.
Also receiving awards were Tony Award-winning Broadway costume designer William Ivey Long, Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion editor Robin Givhan, actress and philanthropist Cornelia Guest, and New York City Planning Director Amanda Burden.
Cynthia Rowley and model, Julie Henderson, were among the attendees.
Kimora’s not the only one making new moves.
Russell Simmons, on the eve of his 51st birthday, launched a new menswear line.
According to the mogul, the line targets the over-25 crowd.
If you see Simon Cowell’s and Baby Phat founder Kimora Lee Simmons’ images in the neighborhood, it could be PETA’s brand-new Dog Doc Animal Birth Control (ABC) bus.
Emblazoned with the tagline “Simon Says: Get Your Dogs and Cats ‘Fixed,'” the clinic offers sterilizations, basic exams, fecal tests, skin scrapes, and tests for parvovirus, FIV, feline leukemia, and heartworms for minimal costs.
This follows Kimora’s bare-it-all “Be Your Dog’s Angel” ad, which urges people to take better care of their dogs.