Model turned fashion entrepreneur Kimora Lee Simmons was seen beaming as she posed with all five of her children.
The founder of Baby Phat has kids Gary, 12, Kenzo, 13, Wolfe, 7, Ming, 22, and Aoki, 20.
Family portrait: Kimora Lee Simmons and family host a Back To School Giveaway with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Family Dollar and Crayola on Thursday
A family affair: The fashion icon with her five kids; Kenzo, Ming, Wolfe, Aoki and Gary
The siren, who was born Kimora Lee Perkins, was wed to music producer and entrepreneur Russell Simmons in 1998.
They have two daughters, Ming Lee Simmons, 22 (born January 2000) and Aoki Lee Simmons, 20 (born August 2003).
The power couple split in 2006.
Foxy feline: The siren was wed to Russell Simmons from 1998 to 2006 and had son Kenzo; seen in 2011
Simmons began dating Hollywood actor Djimon Hounsou – best known for Amistad and Gladiator – in 2006 and they wed in 2008.
In May 2009, they welcomed son Kenzo Lee Hounsou.
They split in 2012; he said that they never wed because she was still married to Russell.
Her ex: Simmons began dating Hollywood actor Djimon Hounsou – best known for Amistad and Gladiator – in 2006 and they wed in 2008. In May 2009, they welcomed son Kenzo Lee Hounsou. They split in 2012; he said that they never wed because she was still married to Russell. Seen in 2009
She married Tim Leissner in 2014.
The next year she welcomed their son, Wolfe Lee Leissner.
During a trial for his alleged $200M theft from his former company, Leissner said he was still married to second wife Judy Chan Leissner, lying to Kimora.
Another ex: She married Tim Leissner in 2014. The next year she welcomed their son, Wolfe Lee Leissner. Seen in 2014
Family look: The beauty with Tim Leissner and their son Wolfe in New York City in 2015
In January 2020, Kimora adopted 10-year-old Gary Lee, and launched the Baby Phat makeup line the same year.
The fashion label – created by Lee Simmons – joined forces with HatchBeauty Brands to bring the collection to stores, featuring Kimora’s two daughters Ming Lee and Aoki Lee.
Kimora said: ‘The girls grew up on the runway. It’s teaching them to tap into their inner entrepreneur, inner creative director, teaching them the ins and outs of the business, which is also very important to me.’
Ice cream anyone? The model beamed with joy handing out ice cream to children who attended the event
Here you go: A young girl is handed a yummy treat by the celebrity mother who knows how to host a party
The first collection will launch with three different versions of a three-piece kit – each designed to represent the three women: Divine for Kimora, Opulence for Ming and Ethereal for Aoki – featuring a lip gloss, a body lotion and shimmery scented body spray.
Kimora told People magazine: ‘Ming’s is Opulence. Ming is very similar to me, she gets the love of fashion, beauty and self-expression. The smell is also super yummy. It’s peachy and has orchid with the caramel,’ she said.
‘Aoki’s is called Ethereal. Hers is more about a free-spirited attitude, being independent, a pursuit of knowledge. It’s kind of an uplifting decoration of independence. It’s like I am woman, hear me roar.’
And Aoki hopes the new line will help better represent their heritage to help other makeup lovers of different cultures feel accepted in the beauty industry.
Generous lady: The star handed out phat-farm back packs in a range of styles
So chic! The fashion entrepreneur kept her style California cool with casual look in faded stonewashed denim jeans, accent bracelets and two-tone Nike Air Jordan kicks
She explained: ‘Brands represent more than just products in today’s world, and it’s important for us to continue to be part of cultural and beauty conversations as we forge a new path for girls who look like us.’
A portion of the kit’s sales will be donated to Fair Fight, an organization that promotes fair elections and educates on election reform and voter suppression.
Kimora rose to fame at just 13 years old when she signed a modelling contract with Chanel, and helped inspire designer Karl Lagerfeld’s creative vision and call for racial inclusion.
Giving mood: The entrepreneur and mother of 5 has years of practice preparing back-to-school supplies
Happy group: With freshly painted faces and new gear for back to school, all the kids were very happy
Originally posted 2022-08-20 02:51:46.