AUTHOR: Ethel Navales
ISSUE: Spring 2013
“Meet Kimora Lee Simmons’ Fab Right Hand Man”
“The King of Fab,” “Mister Fabulosity,” and “The King of Accessories” are just a few of the many nicknames that Johnny Anastacio has earned as senior graphic designer at JustFab.com. And that was before they began shooting the new reality show Kimora: House of Fab, which follows JustFab creative director Kimora Lee Simmons as she runs the online personalized shopping service. We talk fashion, race and role models with the The King of Fab.
Yesterday on Anderson Cooper live, the daytime talkshow brought on Kimora Lee Simmons for a segment called “Fab or Drab”. The former model and current President/ Creative Director of JustFab shared her insights on some of the latest fashion trends. Kimora talks jeans, architectural jewelry, and even “dripping” tights. Check it out for yourself below!
Quite possibly one of the biggest stereotypes about Asians is the one concerning our height. It seems as if every and all Asians have dealt with the stereotype of Asians being short. Admittedly, there are quite a few fun-sized Asians (I am among them) and we definitely have no problem with short. The problem is the amount of shock towards tall Asians. I’ve always wondered about why this is such a perplexing thing for some. I’m certainly not surprised when I run into a tall Asian- if there are tall people in other cultures, why is it so unheard of to encounter a tall Asian? But what happens if an Asian doesn’t fall into this myth? They’re met with remarks like “Wow, you’re tall for an Asian.” The western world seems in disbelief that Asians can be anything but short. As seen in the picture above, media doesn’t always seem to be helping in breaking this myth so we’ll go ahead and do it ourselves.
Continue reading to get a glimpse of Asians who certainly Break The Asian Myth about Short Asians:
Kimora Lee Simmons (who just launched her new online shopping site, Just Fab) will be premiering her new reality spin-off Kimora: House of Fab, which will be follow the day-to-day life of the fashion mogul and her new company. Read on for more info!
Mothers — with all their earnest, loving intentions — can often be entertaining, and their advice can be an interesting mix of serious, silly, insightful and mind-boggling (sometimes all rolled up into one zinger you can’t wait to share with your friends). In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve asked fellow Asian American writers and artists to share the funniest advice they’ve ever gotten from their mothers.
It’s a tough economy and we can all use a little boost. And a boost to the spirit — helped by a new ‘do — is sometimes just as important.
That’s why Kimora Lee Simmons and Byu-ti Hair Therapy Salon in Los Angeles got together to give 50 recent graduates from the nonprofit Dress for Success program new looks to go with their new outlook on life and career.
Natasha Sunshine, owner of Byu-ti, together with her talented staff (who have trimmed the tresses of such clients as Molly Sims and Ivanka Trump), created hairstyles to complement the women’s new professional outfits. “Looking your best can be an asset on an interview because when you look great, you radiate confidence making you more attractive to others,” said Sunshine. Each stylist took the time to educate the women on how to replicate their new look at home before a job interview.
Lee Simmons, CEO of Phat Fashions, shared a word of encouragement to the women, doling out advice and support. Though best known for her fashion ventures and modeling work, the Korean-Japanese-African American is no stranger to charitable causes. In addition to being on numerous nonprofit boards, she established the Kimora Lee Simmons Scholarship Fund at her old high school in St. Louis to provide college tuition support to academically successful girls in financial need.
Founded in 1997, Dress for Success aids disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. The nonprofit also has employment retention programs that provide women with ongoing support as they transition into the workforce.
Photos courtesy of The Style Network.