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As A Harvard Student & Rising Fashion Icon, Here's How Aoki & Ming Lee Simmons Are Carving Their Own Paths

As the only children of Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons, Aoki and Ming Lee Simmons had very big shoes to fill. The product of the co-founder of Def Jam Records and the internationally-renowned fashion model-turned-Baby Phat founder, the two girls are also part of the greater family legacy that includes their famous cousins (including Angela, Vanessa, and Diggy) and legendary uncle (Rev. Joseph “Run” Simmons, aka one-half of the legendary Hip-Hop group, Run-DMC). You might say that Aoki and Ming were destined for greatness from birth. Fortunately, they didn’t disappoint, and today, they’re successful women and entrepreneurs in their own right. One is even Ivy League-educated (And, as Kimora Lee put it, she got there on her own merit — not because of her family name or other connections)! Regardless of whatever else goes right, or wrong, in the case of Russell and Kimora Lee, we can all agree that Aoki and Ming Lee Simmons — their two daughters — are doing their part to keep the...

Kimora Lee Simmons Launches Baby Phat Beauty Brand Alongside Daughters

Kimora Lee Simmons has been setting her girls up for success for decades through her lifestyle label, Baby Phat, established in 1999. Her daughters, Ming and Aoki Lee grew up with a behind-the-scenes look often appearing in campaigns for the brand. As young women, they will now join Simmons as the faces and brains of Baby Phat Beauty, a partnership they’ve inked with HatchBeauty Brands, according to Yahoo News. It’s been 20 years since Simmons created Baby Phat and since relaunching the label, she’s collaborated with Forever 21 and Foot Locker. Now setting her sights on beauty, Simmons is no stranger to the category as the owner of Pellequr, a Korean spa located in Beverly Hills, plus her previous beauty releases. Her latest move will now allow her to merge her existing fanbase with a new generation, Generation Z, which her daughters will help to represent. “The girls grew up on the runway,” Kimora said, according to Yahoo News.  “Ming currently attends New York University, while...

Sep 1, 2020