Friday, February 25, 2011

Hide Ya Kids, Hide Ya Life

When is this mess going to end already? Yesterday, Kimora Lee Simmons tweeted this:

Jst saw a HORRIBLE ad 4 kids tht looks like a bootleg version of my kids in an ad! SMH! Often imitated, never duplicated! :/ #shame #Really?! #beOriginal #fb

I thought to myself, "I know damn well Baby Phat hasn't tried to duplicate one of those Ming and Aoki ads." But, I'll be damn if I wasn't wrong. I went to the University of Pennsylvania's bookstore and took a little look see through some of the magazines in there and what do you know? Right there in People Style Watch, tucked away in a little bottom corner of one of the ad that is unmistakeably a knock-off of the styling used in Baby Phat ads featuring Kimora's daughters, Ming Lee and Aoki Lee Simmons, when Kimora was still in the driver's seat there....except that it sucks. Just like these ads for Baby Phat's Spring 2011 Collection.

Take a look at these ads with Ming and Aoki:

Now, look again at this new Baby Phat one:

Is there really any debate about what they were trying to do? Hell no, and if an individual didn't really take a hard look at the girls, they might not even realize that they aren't Ming and Aoki. Just terrible. Don't.Buy.This.Stuff. Don't do it. Check out Kimora's newly designed website to get the latest news on her brands and find ways to support her, including information about her upcoming skincare line, Shinto Clinical, because this is all so unfair. Kellwood (owner of Baby Phat) has some nerve trying to use that same styling for that shoot. The architect goes? The blueprints go with her. Seems you thought you could do it better. Well, do it bitches! --Sugar

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A New Start, A Fancy New Website

On Valentine's Day, Kimora Lee Simmons sent a tweet announcing that she'd relaunched her website, As in, it's all shiny and new, complete with a fantastic photo library, videos, a place to keep up with some of the latest news involving Kimora, an area to learn more about the brands that Kimora owns and a blog, which she says she intends to update regularly. I think it looks fantastic, and I'm very glad that she and her team were able to get this taken care of. I'm sure that in the coming weeks and months, the site is going to be bustling with activity and I think it will be a great launch pad for Kimora's future initiatives, including her skincare line, Shinto Clinical.

Visit the site and leave a comment! I'm going to do so as soon as I finish this post. And, be sure to watch Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane every Sunday night on the Style Network at 9pm. I checked the website for the network and I didn't see any episodes past this coming Sunday, which I hope is not an indication that the season is almost over. But, I think maybe, just maybe, we get so greedy with our desire to look into these people's lives, we forget's their lives! So, while I truly hope that the season isn't coming to an end, if so, I appreciate Kimora's willingness to even let us take the glimpse that she has allowed.

Remember, don't buy any Baby Phat clothing items and spread the word!!!! As I've said here before, Kimora didn't build that brand overnight and we damn sure aren't going to break it down overnight. But, the bricks are falling off the facade and no amount of patch work is going to do the trick either. No respect? No dollars. --Sugar

Sunday, February 13, 2011

No Junk Allowed!

Last week, Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane was a repeat, no doubt due to the Super Bowl, but tonight, she's back! Check out a preview below and tune in at 9pm on the Style Network. --Sugar

Monday, February 7, 2011

Craigslist Lets Scammers Use Kimora Lee Simmons's Name

Periodically, I go into just shy of foaming at the mouth rants (on and off Twitter) about the rampant human trafficking reportedly originating via Today, it appears, Kimora Lee Simmons's name is being used in, whether connected to human trafficking for sure or not, a scam to get aspiring models to a "casting call". See the ad below (click to enlarge):

How disgusting. Kimora only found out about it because one of her followers on Twitter asked her about the casting call that she was having. Kimora told her that she was not and checked it out after the young lady forwarded her the link. She responded with this:

Pls RT! This is a SCAM!! Not from me at all! I am NOT connected! A Shame for aspirational young fabs!--> #fauxfabulous #deranged #Lies #sad #fb
What I really don't understand is, why the hell is the ad still up?! Craig Newmark, the scumbag who founded Craigslist and who has on more than one occasion offered no good explanation for why he allows ads with underage girls to be posted on his site for "adult services", calls himself a "customer service rep and founder for Craigslist" on his own Twitter page. Well, get to serving Craig! Take the ad down!

Spread the word about this so no unsuspecting young men and women get themselves into a situation that they can't so easily get out of. Contact Craig Newmark via Twitter, or as one of Kimora's other followers suggested, go to the post and flag it as spam or prohibited. Always do your due dilligence and do some research before you go to these things. It's a crazy world out there. --Sugar

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Baby Phat's Kimora-Free Ad Campaigns: TERRIBLE

I only just finished laughing myself silly, so I think I can finally get through this quick post about Baby Phat's latest attempt at an ad campaign without Kimora Lee Simmons. I originally thought this was the first one sans Kimora, but wrong. These pricks have been at this in the previous season. Those were just as dreadful as the "layouts" you see here. I just don't know what tone they are trying to set. How the hell do you go from this to what you see in this post? A dismal attempt.

And, let me say that I don't mean any disrespect to the young ladies in the ads. None whatsoever. Because, Kimora Lee Simmons is a hard act to follow. I give them credit for even having the guts to take the job (or, maybe they told them it was an ad campaign for the $7 store. Hell, looks like it.), but my God what a plummet in quality. Just terrible. Awful and lacking in any creativity. They look so cheap and uninspiring.

Anyway, lest I taint you with my bias.....What? Have a look below and let me know what you think. Remember, do not buy any Baby Phat clothing items! And, spread the word! No respect? No dollars! And, no good ads either, I see. --Sugar