“Always dress like you’re going to see your worst enemy.” – Kimora Lee
About Kimora Lee
Kimora Lee Leissner (born May 4, 1975) is an American fashion model and fashion designer. She took over Baby Phat after Russell Simmons and was CEO/Creative Director through 2010.
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”.
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, 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. The mayor of St. Louis presented Simmons the key to the city and named March 18, 2008 “Kimora Day” in St. Louis.
(Source – Wikipedia)