I feel incredibly close to my best friend Kimora Leissner and her amazing spouse and now my business partner, Tim Leissner.I also feel very close to the father of one of the kids I love the most in the world (Kenzo Lee)Djimon Hounsou.At the time that Russell Simmons met Kimora, she was 17 and Russell Simmons was 35.
Thank you KIMORA LEE FOR BEING A STRONG, STRONG EXAMPLE OF EXCELLENCE.
Kimora Lee Simmons was born Kimora Lee Perkins in St. Her mother is Japanese and her father was African American.
Even while working in highly powerful positions in fashion companies, Kimora Lee Simmons managed to sponsor KLS Rushcard while also creating her own line of cards within the financial company.
She also authored a self-help book titled “Fabulosity: What It Is and How to Get It” in 2006 that focuses on helping women create outstanding lives in every area including finances.
When Phat Farm was sold to Kellwood Company in 2007, Kimora was brought on as Kellwood’s President and Creative Director of their Phat Fashions segment.
After leaving Kellwood, Simmons went on to be the Creative Director and President of Just Fab, a user-friendly personalized shopping company with an internet shopping interface from September of 2011 to May of 2015.
If designing, writing and being an overall boss are not enough accolades, Kimora Lee Simmons took things a step further by creating and launching highly popular feminine perfumes, including: Baby Phat Goddess, Golden Goddess, Seductive Goddess, Baby Phat Fabulosity, Luv Me and Baby Phat Dare Me.
She began launching fragrances in 2005 with Baby Phat Goddess which is a mixture of gardenia, lilac, rose and hyacinth. Each scent was made in collaboration with popular perfumers Jean-Claude Delville and Givuadan. partnered with Hello Kitty in the Spring of 2005 to launch “Kimora Lee Simmons for Hello Kitty” in Neiman Marcus.
In December of 1998 Kimora Lee Simmons became Russell Simmons’ wife and the pair were married by his brother Joey “Reverend Run” Simmons.
Together Kimora Lee Simmons and Russell Simmons built multi-million dollar businesses together and raised two daughters, Ming Lee Simmons and Aoki Lee Simmons.
I feel so grateful I can't really express the feelings in words.