Sunday, March 27, 2011

Kimora Speaks Out

I was tweeting a guy on Twitter Saturday, wondering whether Twitter was making me read less. Then, we started talking about being informed via information shared on Twitter. I told him that I felt like I was getting more from Twitter than I did from regular, mainstream media. Another guy agreed. So, today, Kimora Lee Simmons shared this tweet:
As a mother+a designer I take real issue w the sexualization of our young girls! Wth?! #shame #fauxfab #fb
Instantly, that peaked my interest. So, I clicked the link and found myself just as disgusted as she was. It was an article about new padded bikini tops for girls as young as those in the 2nd grade. You read that right, the 2nd grade. Just appalling. What have we come to in this world that we are telling girls as young as 7 that they need more cleavage in order to be acceptable? It's just terrible! But, what is awesome is Kimora's willingness to say that's it's appalling.

Kimora could have just pretended to never have even seen that article. Never sent a tweet about it. I'm sure there are some folks at Abercrombie & Fitch who would take issue with her saying she has a problem with the tops. But, in the same manner that we all have come to know and love, she said, eff it and let us know what she thinks about the situation. This is why Kellwood Company's poor handling of their relationship separation with Kimora is going to cost them. She is as real as it gets and her supporters know it.

Kellwood's phony attempts to emulate her style will always fall short. Hell, some people first realized she was gone from Phat Fashions after that faux Ming Lee and Aoki Lee ad showed up in People Style Watch a few weeks ago. As soon as they saw that phony ad they knew.

I won't stand by and watch as Kellwood tries to get away with this and I hope that you won't either. Do not buy any Baby Phat or Phat Farm clothing! None of it. Check out all of the great new things that Kimora is working on at her newly designed site, including a new skincare line, new children's line and greater attention on her flagship brands, KLS and Kouture by Kimora. --Sugar

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Kimora to Return for 6th Season of Fab Lane

I woke up at an ungodly hour the morning, so I started surfing the internet when I decided to go to to see if Kimora had posted anything new. There's a post from March 11th entitled, "Hard At Work!" with these brief words:
Hi fabs! I’ve been hard at work lately on SO many new projects, samples for Shinto Clinical, my sixth fragrance Luv Me by KLS, ad campaigns, prepping for Season 5 of Fab Lane… WOW! This is the evolution! Can’t stop won’t stop! Buckle up, Team Fabulosity!!!

I had to read it again to make sure my eyes hadn't deceived me, but, they hadn't. Kimora casually mentioned that she was prepping for Season 5 of her hit Style Network docu-series (I read someone call it that yesterday. I like that.) Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane! I think it's great and as I told her in a tweet, I think 5 is a great number. Ending at 4 seasons just felt kind of unbalanced. I completely understand, though, the intrusion must be absolutely nauseating at times. But, Kimora's a businesswoman and there's no other way to get this kind of exposure and get paid for it. She's got some great products about to hit the shelves and this 5th season of Fab Lane is going to make promoting them even easier. Geniuses.

Update: Kimora mentioned, via Twitter Sunday, that this is actually the 6th season of Fab Lane. I forgot to ask her why, so I did today and she says that Style Network is incorrect. It's actually season 6, not 5 as they suggest. So guess what season it is? Six.

Be sure to check often. I'll be sure to check more often from now on myself, because what an awesome little nugget to have missed! And, remember, don't buy any Baby Phat or Phat Farm clothing items. None of it. Coats, jackets, jeans, shirts. Kimora owns the fragrances, but consider the rest of it non-existent. No respect? No dollars. --Sugar

Monday, March 14, 2011

Baby Phat's Con Game

I think it's disgusting that Kellwood Company, owners of Phat Fashions (which includes Baby Phat) for the past several years, is kicking out shoddy goods, causing people to think that Kimora Lee Simmons is behind those poor products. We are pushing the 7 month mark since Kimora announced that she was no longer going to be creative director at Phat Fashions. Kellwood remains silent.

Several times a week, in what seems to be a growing trend, someone on Twitter contacts Kimora to say that they picked up some Baby Phat item that was either falling apart at the seams, had a zipper break shortly after purchase or just plain didn't look worth a damn. These people are contacting Kimora because the scumbags at Kellwood have never, to this date, announced that she isn't there any longer. I think it's disingenuous and I think Kimora should sue the hell out of them for the trouble. She is still building her other brands and the last thing she needs is for people thinking that she no longer has the "touch" when it comes to creating brands that sell.

So, if you just stumbled upon this blog in a quest to find somebody to complain about Baby Phat gear, you need to contact Kellwood Company because Kimora doesn't have a damn thing to do with it. Let me know if you have a hard time finding a live person to speak with and I'll give you a direct number to the PR heffa up in there. Do not buy those products! No respect? No dollars. Visit Kimora at her newly designed website, --Sugar

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Kimora: Celebrating Evolution

And, the beat goes on. Kimora mentioned the other day that she was on the cover of the latest Jet Magazine and I couldn't wait to read the article. Writer Miki Turner does a fantastic job in those little pages of telling readers what Kimora has been up to and what a really busy life she leads.

Turner talks about the girls (Ming and Aoki) and that little goodie gum drop Kenzo Lee and the big goodie gum drop, Kimora's baby daddy, boo, luva luva, man and husband, Djimon Hounsou. It was such a great read and as I mentioned on Twitter earlier today, the discussion about Kimora and Djimon was very touching. He especially said some truly sweet words about her.

"I find her to be contagious and inspiring with a personality that is encouraging to others." Smoking, right?! Damn! That's a lil bit more than just some old run of the mill, "yeah, she's great," "she's a sweetie", etc. Those are the words of a man who has truly thought about how and why he loves his woman and it's just great.

Turner talks to Kimora about parting ways with Baby Phat, something that I hope will continue (Letting people know that Kimora is no longer heading up the brand, which Kellwood Company failed to do.) and it's all very exciting. Kimora tells Turner, "I'm in a very good place. By letting go of Baby Phat, it allows me the time and the focus to concentrate on an entire generation that has grown up with me. It's time."

Indeed! Pick up a copy of the March 14, 2011 edition of Jet Magazine and read the rest of the article. There are some great little nuggets in there! What? You thought I was gonna type up the whole damn article for ya?! Hell no. It costs $1.99. I got mine at Rite Aid.

Remember, don't buy any Baby Phat or Phat Farm clothing items. There is more than enough information right here on this little blog and elsewhere over the internet to let you know why you shouldn't. If you want to support Kimora, there are dozens of ways and reasons why you can continue to do so without having to spend a cent on Baby Phat.

Check out her newly designed website, and show her some love. Click "Brands" when you get there and get to shopping! --Sugar

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Kimora's New Start IS Her Best Start

I just finished watching the season finale of Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane and I just HAD to blog right afterwards. In this episode, Kimora and her team were putting together a flash mob as a part of another promotional effort and there were some bumps and hiccups along the way. Including a horribly rainy forecast on the day of the event, a feed that seemed as though it wasn't going to go live and what looked like only a sparse crowd. But, just like always, things came together. Kimora danced, the team danced, Ming and Aoki and Kenzo danced, it was just all love. I'm so happy for her. That she and her team are finding new footing and moving..."onward and upward". It's just great. Check out a clip from the show below:

At the end of the episode, Kimora said a few words about how tough the past few months have been, yet how much they've been able to accomplish, and I can only imagine. It makes me so angry to think about how things appear to have unravelled during her parting from Baby Phat, but God knows what he's doing. I try to keep that in mind, but it's tough. I'm sure it's that much more difficult for her. But, the future is bright!

Kimora's website is all shiny and new, she's about to release a new skincare line called Shinto Clinical, a new children's line called Miyoki, has those great fragrances and Hello Kitty merchandise and she is, I'm sure, feverishly working on making her flagship brands, KLS and Kouture by Kimora, more robust. I don't even know her, but I feel her pain, and because she shares so much with us via Twitter :), in moments when I say prayers for my other family and friends, I toss a little request to God to look after KLS and her peeps too.

If you stumbled upon this blog for the first time, hey! :) I don't update it daily, sometimes not even weekly, but I try to keep it fresh with the big things. But, in case there's any wonder about it, I believe that you should refrain from purchasing any Baby Phat clothing items. The way they handled this situation with Kimora and we fans is just deplorable. At the very LEAST they could have sent out a press release announcing her departure. The very LEAST. They think that we are fools and Kimora and her team deserved more respect than they were given.

So, check out often, and leave her some comments! Feedback! That's what she's putting those things up there for! Follow her on Twitter, @OfficialKimora, and most of all, buy her brands!!! I know that you love Baby Phat. I know that it has a special little place in your heart, but continuing to support them is foolish. I'm sorry, but it is. Stand on principle. No respect? No dollars. Let's show Kellwood company that they don't get to disrespect a woman of color this way and they damn sure don't get to treat us like brainless robots. If you missed it, take a look at the flash mob below. I dare you not to smile. :) --Sugar