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KiKi's Kicking Off St. Louis Fashion Week+What's Really Hood Usher & Fanny?

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Photog: C. Buscemi
Baby Phat is about to re-infiltrate Kimora's hometown of St. Louis.  KiKi and Co. are set to headline the St. Louis Fashion Week festivities.  She'll be doing pre parties and spreading the Baby Phat love.  According to the event coordinators, the possibly soon to be Mrs. Simmons-Hounsou will be hosting the "Fabulosity" Fashion Week launch party (with her Life In The Fab Lane camera crew in tow) on March 15th at Lumen.  She'll be in the Lou on the 14th to participate in a series of events honoring her success as Saint Louis’ most celebrated fashion star.  She's also receiving the prestigious Susan Sanders Silver Ripper Award for fashion design from The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.  And of course, KiKi's set to do all kinds of events throughout the week.
Photog: Aussenard
Ursh's rep sent over a press release gushing about his #1 status of "Love In This Club".  Here's a snippet: “Love In This Club” is the first single from his eagerly-awaited fifth studio album titled Here I Stand, slated for worldwide release this June. Here I Stand is Usher’s follow-up to his history-making, 9x platinum-selling Confessions. Within the first week of the release of Confessions, Usher sold more than any other R&B artist in the history of Soundscan.  The album spawned four #1 hit singles and Usher spent 40 weeks in the No. 1 position on The Billboard Hot 100– which is more than any other male artist in the nearly 50 year history of the chart.  The multi-talented, five-time Grammy-winner, musician and actor has sold nearly 14 million copies of Confessions worldwide and it earned a multitude of honors including MTV, BET, and People’s Choice awards. Here's a supposed newer version of the track for you to check.  Congrats to him.  This album drop ought to be interesting...
Photog: Von Holden
And clearly somebody missed Fanny's acting job in her own Lifetime movie about herself.  She's been tapped to reprise her "Celie" role in the Color Purple movie musical.  I did hear she did a pretty fab job on Broadway and this is a musical, so maybe it'll be far beyond that foolishness she called her Lifetime movie.  Production starts next year after her new album is complete.   This ought to be interesting too...
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st. louis has loads of

st. louis has loads of fashion history!! washington univeristy has the oldest fashion design program in the country!! AND the first juniors sizes (for teens sizes 0-13) was invented here!!yea, st. louis is NOT KNOWN for its fashion but it's come a loooong way and WILL be known for fashion in the future!! Everybody's talkin about kimora being at fashion week but has anyone mentioned that Karlie Kloss (new international supermodel, been on every walkway & the cover of teen vogue) who IS from St. Louis is gunna be there too?? Or how about the acclaimed local and non-local designers that will be there??? Soo yall need to get it right about the STL. Talk what y!ou know
hey now's picture

You know you learn a lot

You know you learn a lot about people their no different then you or I they just made choices they were interested in, so never wish for something you could have persued yourself. The YBF is very interesting. and i'm quite sure they had thier hard knocks too, so remember you have talent to use it.
BABBARA's picture

I'm from St. Louis and this

I'm from St. Louis and this Fashion Week is such a waste of time. St. Louis has NO fashion sense. Everyone is going to be wearing White Tees, Pink Hair, and Air Forces. There is no FASHION in that...Kimora will be wasting her time :( Sorry but it's the truth.
MsABanks's picture

yea that lifetime movie was

yea that lifetime movie was wack, how can u screw up playin ur own damn self? she lived th story that performance shoulda been flawless!
SayIt's picture

I feel like it's lame to talk

I feel like it's lame to talk about someone's acting if you haven't seen the play. I've seen the play..and she's done an excellent job. It's sad that people are so quick to insult someone for actually trying to do something with their life and career.
Lisa's picture

[quote comment="47156"][quote

[quote comment="47156"][quote comment="47120"]BTW... Kimora is from Kansas City MO/Kansas City Kansas. Shes just repping where shes from.. Dont hate her for going back home.[/quote] Glad to see the Gravitor is back. Kimora being from Kansas, "There's no place like home, there's no place like home". Kimora was on a show with Egypt and 2 other ladies. It was a style and make over show. It only aired in our(my) tv waves for one season, that was when I found out who she and Egypt are. I remember hearing that Kimora was detained at the airport for having MJ on her posession. Needless to say she was not on the show the next day and soon after the show disappeared. It was weird to watch the show because she is already tall but loves her heels. She towered over the tallest of men/anyone. That is also when I noticed that she had a weird neck. But she is a business woman and she does her thing. Not afraid to showcase her kids and her life.[/quote] KIMORA is from ST LOUIS, NOT KC.
Drizzl's picture

[quote comment="47469"][quote

[quote comment="47469"][quote comment="47257"]Why is everyone so surprised about STL Fashion Week? STL is the birthplace of many great things and people throughout history. Josephine Baker, Ike Turner, Scott Joplin, Kimora Lee Simmons, Brad Pitt (a rural part), and many others. DO your RESEARCH![/quote] My family. True, St. Louis does have it's history, but fashion is not a part of it.[/quote] because you said so? and it wont get credit with comments like this..... WE SHALL OVERCOME.... SOMEDAY.....
Drizzl's picture

[quote comment="47210"][quote

[quote comment="47210"][quote comment="46979"][quote comment="46908"]St. Louis fashion week?[/quote] Okay!!! Since when did St. Louis have a fashion week and Washington, DC doesn't. I am in awe.[/quote] Why DOESN'T Chocolate City have a fashion week?! D.C. is FABULOUS!!!! That's not fair....I don't know what St. Louis has to offer, but last I checked, L'Enfant Plaza, The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian, and everything in between were some pretty classy places and could attract a great crowd...we should write to the Mayor....[/quote] YOU sound like a STL hata!!!! WE REPRESENT BABY!!!!!
Drizzl's picture

I must admit Fantasia did a

I must admit Fantasia did a FANTASTIC job playing the role of "Celie" in the musical. I was very impressed when I went to see the broadway musical last September. She got a standing ovation and literally brought tears to my eyes as if I was watching the original movie. You go girl!
HOUSTON's picture

[quote comment="47257"]Why is

[quote comment="47257"]Why is everyone so surprised about STL Fashion Week? STL is the birthplace of many great things and people throughout history. Josephine Baker, Ike Turner, Scott Joplin, Kimora Lee Simmons, Brad Pitt (a rural part), and many others. DO your RESEARCH![/quote] My family. True, St. Louis does have it's history, but fashion is not a part of it.
stillirise's picture

[quote comment="47210"][quote

[quote comment="47210"][quote comment="46979"][quote comment="46908"]St. Louis fashion week?[/quote] Okay!!! Since when did St. Louis have a fashion week and Washington, DC doesn't. I am in awe.[/quote] Why DOESN'T Chocolate City have a fashion week?! D.C. is FABULOUS!!!! That's not fair....I don't know what St. Louis has to offer, but last I checked, L'Enfant Plaza, The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian, and everything in between were some pretty classy places and could attract a great crowd...we should write to the Mayor....[/quote] I'm sure having a fashion show is at the top of Mayor Fenty's list of things to do to improve DC
stillirise's picture

[quote comment="46854"]One

[quote comment="46854"]One thing that does bother me about Kimora though is the rolls on her neck...have yall ever seen them?[/quote] I feel bad about HER neck.
stillirise's picture

Kimora is fab and she is

Kimora is fab and she is raising her girls like the little princesses they are. We are raising my granddaughter the same way. She is only 10 months old but we intend to reinforce in her that she is indeed a princess. We, as Black people, need to instill all the self-esteem we can into our children; especially the girls. Believe me, girls with high self-esteem get into less trouble because they don't need a male to validate them. Why should only the Black male athletes have a right to be cocky?????
Bootsy521's picture

Yes!!! I have seen all those

Yes!!! I have seen all those nasty hot dog rolls on her neck. I think she'd be a little more fabulous if she could get them removed. Besides a skinny girl with a fat neck is not cool!...........at all!
harlemscarlet's picture

DC does have fashion week,it

DC does have fashion week,it is normalyy around October and it displays alot of local designers. I would love to see it grow into a more mainstream event.
tash's picture

Baby Phat is so damn ghetto,

Baby Phat is so damn ghetto, do people still wear it? Natasha you didn't say n/e thing about her baby bump?!?! Usher = yawn, I do like the song though. And Fanny needs to sit down, she don't know if she wants to sing ghetto anthems or hymms, plus I thought she missed so many shows they wanted her gone.
KiWi84's picture

It seems that when children

It seems that when children are pretty we forget how badly behaved they can be. I do believe that Kimora is raising her children to be the best and do the best, but I alos believe her two girls are going to be a handful! she taught them self esteem, and that is a wonderful thing, but I can also tell she's spoiled them into believeing that they run the little world that they are in,and they do. you wont be able to tell those young ladies "no" when they get older.I was shocked by the fact that her daughter had a celly! what the hell! my 16 year old sister just got a cellphone because she got herself a j-o-b. Do I think she's a bad mom, hell no! but she could change some things I've seen on the show!
BMW's picture

they've been making skinny

they've been making skinny jeans for kids for at least a year now - the GAP... Fanny killed the color purple on broadway - she should do good
kay p's picture

I actually bought some for my

I actually bought some for my 9-month old. Can you fathom?
T!'s picture

Why is everyone so surprised

Why is everyone so surprised about STL Fashion Week? STL is the birthplace of many great things and people throughout history. Josephine Baker, Ike Turner, Scott Joplin, Kimora Lee Simmons, Brad Pitt (a rural part), and many others. DO your RESEARCH!
STLchic's picture

YUP--those neck rolls...don't

YUP--those neck rolls...don't know where they came from. Ming and Aoki r a trip..and I agree that she doesn't portray "down to Earth". Whether she is or not..who knows...I hope the kids grow up to b..and not some lil brats.
Chica's picture

[quote comment="46943"]Im

[quote comment="46943"]Im just interested in knowing what kind of education kiki's girls are getting?? i could have sworn little Aoki Lee saying she had a lot of boyfriends in school on the show but....when are they ever in school if theyre always walking down a runway somewhere?? A tutor maybe? I'm just really curious.[/quote] On one episode of her show, they ran down the list of staff and she has two nannies and two drivers and they showed her putting the girls in the car and the driver taking them to school. I take my hat off to Kimora. Fabulosity indeed! Rock it girl! I'm older, but she is definitely an inspiration to me.
40+'s picture

[quote comment="46979"][quote

[quote comment="46979"][quote comment="46908"]St. Louis fashion week?[/quote] Okay!!! Since when did St. Louis have a fashion week and Washington, DC doesn't. I am in awe.[/quote] Why DOESN'T Chocolate City have a fashion week?! D.C. is FABULOUS!!!! That's not fair....I don't know what St. Louis has to offer, but last I checked, L'Enfant Plaza, The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian, and everything in between were some pretty classy places and could attract a great crowd...we should write to the Mayor....
YBFChick2385's picture

[quote comment="46857"][quote

[quote comment="46857"][quote comment="46831"]I didn't know they made skinny jeans for kids...[/quote] Kimora probably had them custom made for her girls. But I have boys. So what do I know?[/quote] Nope....check out Limited Too for a hot second....anything big girls do little girls want to too...and they do
YBFChick2385's picture

[quote comment="47089"]Kimora

[quote comment="47089"]Kimora and her kids r so pretty.I love the show..youngest daughter is hilarious.Why do so many people hate on hate?[/quote] cuz they can't have the life that she does.. so hating is easier.... *giving side eye to ______________ (put ur name in dur)*
KiKi Pouty Lips's picture

I liked Fantasia's Lifetime

I liked Fantasia's Lifetime movie. There was a reason it was the highest-rated Lifetime channel movie of all time.
CorpAtty's picture

DOWN WITH THAT WHORE

DOWN WITH THAT WHORE KISLORA!!
MsLady's picture

[quote comment="47120"]BTW...

[quote comment="47120"]BTW... Kimora is from Kansas City MO/Kansas City Kansas. Shes just repping where shes from.. Dont hate her for going back home.[/quote] Glad to see the Gravitor is back. Kimora being from Kansas, "There's no place like home, there's no place like home". Kimora was on a show with Egypt and 2 other ladies. It was a style and make over show. It only aired in our(my) tv waves for one season, that was when I found out who she and Egypt are. I remember hearing that Kimora was detained at the airport for having MJ on her posession. Needless to say she was not on the show the next day and soon after the show disappeared. It was weird to watch the show because she is already tall but loves her heels. She towered over the tallest of men/anyone. That is also when I noticed that she had a weird neck. But she is a business woman and she does her thing. Not afraid to showcase her kids and her life.
Anna's picture

That boy is #1 cause the

That boy is #1 cause the label paid for airtime and made it so we hear that song 100 times a day! That hot mess of a song is not the business! There is alot of music out right now that is way better than "Love in the Club." Not feelin' it at all. Kimora Lee always looks so nice.
Mimi's picture

Kimora's dress is beautiful.

Kimora's dress is beautiful. She sells that cheap hood ghetto phat mess to the people w/no sense of fashion and spends the money on fierce clothing/jewelry for herself.
TT's picture

lol i agree wid da rolls on

lol i agree wid da rolls on ha neck!! i noticed dem realli from watchin her show..but hshes still fab so its all go0d..
nikasosmo0th's picture

Anybody that says Fantasia

Anybody that says Fantasia can't act sounds like a fool. Please go and find some of her reviews from Broadway. That girl was nothing short of AMAZING. The Broadway critics said she was the best thing to happen on Broadway in a decade, she won awards for her acting in the Color Purple. I for one can not wait for the movie
Shanna's picture

What happened to the Gravitar

What happened to the Gravitar in the room?
Anna's picture

BTW... Kimora is from Kansas

BTW... Kimora is from Kansas City MO/Kansas City Kansas. Shes just repping where shes from.. Dont hate her for going back home.
JT-ATX's picture

Are we supposed to love this

Are we supposed to love this song by Ursh? Cause I hate it. I don't care how many guess appearances it has on it.. He should just re-release Lovers and friends if he wants us to love it. Who the hell wants to make love on a funky sticky nasty club floor
JT-ATX's picture

[quote comment="47114"][quote

[quote comment="47114"][quote comment="46908"]St. Louis fashion week?[/quote] That's the only rank city that will take Kimora's ghetto ass seriously.[/quote] Ouch. Sometimes when you give back you have to take baby steps and go to city to city. I can't wait to see her kids in another 10 years. How can a child be so cute and diva at such a young age. Her daughers will soon tell her to go get a life and leave me alone. I want to hang out with anyone but you. These girls are probably going to be fast and they are older and will be gold diggers and want to hook up with Ushers son in the future.
Just Saying's picture

[quote comment="46908"]St.

[quote comment="46908"]St. Louis fashion week?[/quote] That's the only rank city that will take Kimora's ghetto ass seriously.
Amanda's picture

[quote comment="46871"]I hate

[quote comment="46871"]I hate everything this chick represents. her children are going to be little monsters! the little smart things they say on camera is straight up foolishness. I gave her a chance and watched one episode of that silly little show and I felt dumb just for giving her the ratings. There aint a humble,classy,or reserved bone in that womans body.[/quote] [quote comment="47218"][quote comment="46871"]I hate everything this chick represents. her children are going to be little monsters! the little smart things they say on camera is straight up foolishness. I gave her a chance and watched one episode of that silly little show and I felt dumb just for giving her the ratings. There aint a humble,classy,or reserved bone in that womans body.[/quote] so much hating over someone you hardly know on a personal level.. breath.. woooo sahhhhh.. breath... let it go.. it ain't that bad. suckers..[/quote] At BMW: In one episode one of the girls said to the chef, "I'm glad mommy kept you." Now granted they are little kids but I think they are old enought o understand that people are not possessions. At Kiki Pouty Lips: I agree it's not that deep but like I mentioned above, the children are a bit much at times.
Harlem112's picture

I never knew they have a St

I never knew they have a St louis fashion Week
stephanie's picture

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cute's picture

YES ST LOUIS...ST. Louis is

YES ST LOUIS...ST. Louis is FIERCE!
truthtellsit's picture

USHER IS THE SHIT LOL OMG IVE

USHER IS THE SHIT LOL OMG IVE MISSED HIS MUSIC SO MUCH BUT IM STILL IN DISBELIEF THAT "LOVE IN THE CLUB" WENT FROM 51 TO 1 ON THE CHARTS..BUT THEN AGAIN ITS USHER..OH MAN I LOVE IT!!!!!!! AS FOR FANTASIA I SAW HER ON BROADWAY AND SHE DID AN EXCELLENT JOB!!!
Lovely B's picture

Kimora and her kids r so

Kimora and her kids r so pretty.I love the show..youngest daughter is hilarious.Why do so many people hate on hate?
NylaKelis's picture

BTW I didnt like the Usher

BTW I didnt like the Usher song at first either as I read on other comments, it had to grow on me too, now I think its hott. I think mainly because I was expecting a sound similar to Confessions, but yall gots to remember its 08 and Confessions was what like 04/05 something like that!
SophiaJanelle's picture

All Im thinking is gettin

All Im thinking is gettin first dibbs on that Urrsher CD. I cannot wait, it better be as good as Confessions, I still rock to that!!
SophiaJanelle's picture

I'm about sick of IMWHITE

I'm about sick of IMWHITE with the subtle racial comments. Get a life. Apparently you love ghetto cause your ass is constantly on this site and commenting. you hate yourself don't you? I'm a psychology major and you definitely have the symptoms of someone who doesn't love your self: one who never has anything positive to say about anyone or anything. Therapy is good. Get some boo!
thickyicky29's picture

fanny is a joke her career

fanny is a joke her career needs a makeover...ASAP
JoJo's picture

that is funny as hell cause I

that is funny as hell cause I think those same thoughts everytime I see her. not a good look, but i love me some Kimora.
thickyicky29's picture

Go Mrs. Simmons...cause you

Go Mrs. Simmons...cause you know you and Russy ain't signed nobody's papers for a legal divorce. _________________________________________________________________ No offense b/c I used to love me some usher and will alway love confessions, but how in the hell did his new song love in the club reach number on the billboard hot 100?? The song IMO isn't anything special and doesn't have that Ursh flavor...but I guess other folk say differently... ______________________________________________________________ I tell you this if Fanny does Celie for a musical of color purple she will get nominated for an oscar like jhud for dreamgirls....b/c this chick was ab-so-f***ing-lutely amazing in the play.
hell to tha naw's picture

GET THAT MONEY FANTASIA! I

GET THAT MONEY FANTASIA! I STILL LOVE YOU(EVEN THOUGH YOU'RE A LITTLE GHETTO FABULOUS). Yes, they make skinny jeans for little girls. I bought my 7 year-old daughter a pair at Gap Kids.
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