Kimora Lee Simmons: My designs are perfect for Miami women


Shopper’s delight: Kimora Lee Simmons is inviting you to talk fashion over a few cocktails at Bloomingdale’s Aventura from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday. The former model turned designer is showing off spring/summer pieces from her eponymous line, KLS Kimora Lee Simmons, during an exclusive preview. Simmons is a busy working mom, and we do mean busy — the 40-year-old gave birth 10 months ago to a boy with her third husband, investment banker Tim Leissner.

The St. Louis-born Baby Phat designer also has a son, 6, with actor Djimon Hounsou and two teen daughters with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons.

We spoke to the former star of Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, who splits her time between L.A. and NYC.

Can you talk about what attendees we will be seeing at Bloomingdale’s? This collection for me is everything. It says, ‘I want to go to work and I wanna have fun.’ There’s a versatility central to my designs that is important to me and my customers. It will take you from day to night.

Any favorites?

We’ve got a slim pencil skirt, geometric-inspired shorts, lots of separates, even some color blocking. It’s all about mixing and matching and all very wearable and chic, to be dressed up or down.

How does your label fit into the Miami scene?

Women there are social, going out for cocktails and to dinner parties, but they’re also working, getting the job done. Many of my things are colorful and beautiful and flattering and clean and sleek. I don’t think you have to have everything hanging out or have a lot of skin showing to feel sexy. I’m not dressing for the size 2’s of the world. I just had a baby so I know how to hold together my garments!

Limited seating to the event is available. RSVP required: 305-792-1213