Kimora Lee Simmons has announced the creation of a $ 1 Million scholarship fund for students pursuing careers in fashion. More inside...
The Queen of Fabulosity, Kimora Lee Simmons, is giving young artists and fashionistas a helping hand in their quest to make an impact in the world of fashion. The newlywed mom of three (who's reportedly pregnant) has created a new $1 million scholarship fund, which will underwrite scholarships at the Fashion Institute of Technology, across all disciplines, the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) and Rush Teens (a segment of an art-focused philanthropic initiative founded by her ex-husband, Russell Simmons).
During an interview with Vogue, Kimora said she wants to empower young talent through education and enabling them with opportunities that even she didn’t have.
“This is like wish fulfillment on my end, to tap into that formal education. I never had someone put money into my career or my business—it’s very tough out there, and it will never get any easier!”
The fund will also include an internship program with KLS Collection, her soon-to-be-launched New York brand.
“For me, there’s so many young people who I feel like don’t have a voice. I hope these scholarships will give access to that untapped talent, to tell the next Jason Wu, Alexander Wang, or Narciso Rodriguez that we believe in them.”
We wish Kimora and all the applicants well on their quest to change the world of fashion.
Iggy Azalea and Nick Young star in Forever 21’s holiday ad campaign, Alicia Keys is gracing the cover of Haute Living magazine’s Oct/Nov 2014 issue and Lance Gross turned his lens on Tank’s pregnant girlfriend Zena Foster. See the hot shots inside…
The holidays are right around the corner, so that means it’s time for some festive editorials to get us in the spirit.
Australian raptress Iggy Azalea got “fancy” with her boyfriend/LA Lakers baller Nick “Swaggy P” Young for Forever 21’s holiday ad campaign.
The “House of Style” host posed it up for her first national campaign in a fun shoot with her beau. During the shoot, the couple dished to PEOPLE about Forever 21’s digs where Nick said, “It made me want to wear hats more.”
The pair copped a few favorites from their on-set wardrobe which included a few shirts (that they were able to take home) and leather jackets for family and friends. Nice.
On a magazine cover....
Alicia Keys got red hot for the cover of Haute Living magazine’s Oct/Nov 2014 New York issue. The “We Are Here” singer served up some sultriness in a cut-out red gown flaunting her curves. And we're loving it.
The pregnant philanthropist (who’s expecting her new bundle of joy in December) talked about finding a balance in her life and how it has helped her maneuver through her hectic life. She said,
“Five years ago, the word ‘tired’ would probably have been up in there,” she tells Haute Living with a laugh. “I don’t feel tired now because I have a better concept of balance. It comes through experience—understanding what non-balance is and then making the choice to actually implement some balance. Sometimes, I find myself on the whole other side of the spectrum of crazy, and then I think, this is too much, and I definitely need to find my way back. I think experience is what does it.”
Since entering motherhood and protesting at the Nigerian Consulate for the "Bring Back Out Girls" campaign, Alicia talks about how she has evolved as in artist. She dished,
“I’ve evolved as an artist in so many ways,” she reveals. “I’ve been exposed to so many things from life and womanhood… music styles, clarity of self, and self-purpose. Musically I’ve evolved, lyrically I’ve definitely evolved, emotionally I’ve totally evolved, and physically I’ve evolved. There’s been a lot of evolution!”
And her hubby Swizz Beatz has been right by her side every step of the way, encouraging her in everything that she’s doing. He was spotted with his own personal copy of his wife’s magazine cover during the 2014 Angel Ball. Proving that pregnancy isn’t slowing her down any, Mrs. Dean hit the stage for a surprise performance during the ball.
In today’s round-up of family fun, we have pics of Eve & her husband Maximillion Cooper at the MOBO Awards, Lil Wayne celebrating his son Dwayne Carter III’s 6th birthday at the bowling alley, Gabrielle Union and her hubby Dwyane Wade enjoyed a cozy night together, and Keyshia Cole and her son Daniel Jr. at the beach. Peep the pics and videos inside…
Raptress/actress Eve and her husband Maximillion Cooper hit the red carpet for the 2014 MOBO Awards at the SSE Arena in London last night. And the married couple looked fab while doing so. Eve put her killer legs on display in a sparkly silver mini teetering on a pair of black and silver sandals.
Work! A couple that slays together, stays together.
Another family living it up....
Tunechi is all about his kids!
Yesterday, Lil Wayne hit the bowling alley to celebrate his son Dwayne Carter III’s 6th birthday for a bowltastic good time. Dwayne III was the knocking the pins down one at time with his big sister Jayde and mom Sarah Vivan.
Mini Tunechi will certainly be breaking some hearts when he gets older. He is too cute.
A video posted by Ess-To-Tha-Vee ✌ (@sarahvivan) on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:06pm PDT
Fun times. Happy Birthday Tuney!
In music news….Wayne’s highly anticipated eleventh studio album Tha Carter V is expected to drop October 28th.
Nothing like spending quality time with the ones you love.
In between pre-season games and filming on set, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade cuddled up with his wife “Being Mary Jane” star Gabrielle Union for a cutesy date night. With both of their grueling schedules, it’s hard for the newlyweds to get in some alone time, but last night they made it work. They snuggled up to watch the new movie Gone Girl, starring Tyler Perry.
D. Wade captioned the moment, “And i ended the night on a date with this beauty.. we haven't found time to go to the movies in a long time but tonite we took the time for each other. Oh and we seen Gone Girl!!! I will be sleeping w one eye open... @gabunion”
And for a dose of cuteness...
Keyshia Cole and her son Daniel Gibson Jr. got in some mommy-son time yesterday. The cutie snapped an “us-sie” of him and his mom before heading to the beach. It looks like little Daniel is ready to star in a kid’s GAP commercial. He is adorable.
Then the two hit the beach for some fun in the sun.