Kimora Lee Simmons, daughters launch new Baby Phat Beauty line

Baby Phat follows Rihanna and Kylie Jenner with a new skincare/makeup line

Kimora Lee Simmons started her career as a model before she became a wife, mother of four, reality TV star, and fashion designer. Now, she and daughters Ming Simmons and Aoki Simmons, who she shares with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, have developed their own beauty line under the Baby Phat brand.

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An outgrowth of Russell’s Phat Farm clothing line, Baby Phat first launched in 1999. At that time, the line was full of hood-chic and sexy clothing that gave the streetwear trends a feminine appeal. After several dormant years once she sold it, Kimora repurchased it and brought the brand back last year.

Kimora Lee Simmons attends the one-year anniversary of Kimora Lee Simmons’ Beverly Hills boutique on May 26, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Kimora Lee Simmons)
Kimora Lee Simmons attends the one-year anniversary of Kimora Lee Simmons’ Beverly Hills boutique on May 26, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California.
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Patrick Starrr to Launch Makeup Brand, Why Black Beauty Supply Stores Aren’t Always Black-Owned

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Patrick Starrr.
Patrick Starrr.

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Beauty influencer Patrick Starrr announces forthcoming cosmetics brand
Patrick Starrr, in joint venture with incubator Luxury Brand Partners, will be launching his own color cosmetics brand, ONE/SIZE on July 17. It will make its debut at Sephora online and will be sold exclusively at all of the retailer’s stores across the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Sephora’s Instagram storefront. Starrr will reveal more details about the products and pricing via social media platforms, per WWD. In an interview with the publication, he said the line will champion inclusivity and be a celebration of “the drag queens, the LGBTQ+, my trans brothers and sisters.” {WWD}

Why Black beauty supply stores aren’t always Black-owned
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