By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Kimora Lee Simmons is known for speaking her mind and not caring about how her opinions might make other people feel. The former super model and wife to Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmons is making her grand return to reality television with a new series called Kimora: House of Fab on Style Network, and despite the recent ending to her romantic relationship with Djimon Hounsou, she’s still making some power moves in the world of fashion. In fact, her new reality series will follow Kimora as she runs her latest company JustFab.com, an online retail haven for women’s fashion.
With JustFab.com continuously growing and doing good in sales, Kimora certainly feels great that she can add another accomplishment to her resume. But in a recent interview with The Grio, Kimora also reveals that she also feels good for paving the way for celebrity fashion designers.
Kimora claims that had she and Russell not founded Baby Phat and Phat Farm, other celebrities never would have been able to have their own fashion lines.
“Before us there wasn’t any Beyoncé, there wasn’t Sean John or Justin Timberlake, there wasn’t Jessica Simpson. There wasn’t any of that. We really laid the blueprint for that.”
And because she is Kimora Lee Simmons, of course she just had to do what she does best, and that is shade.
“One thing I love about myself is this business is that I don’t have to rely on the sales of an album, or my movie being a hit for my clothing to be a hit.”