Kanye West to debut fashion line in Paris


Kanye West visiting Paris last March.
Kanye West visiting Paris last March.

Kanye West is expected to debut his fashion line Saturday during Paris Fashion Week.
The media has been invited to cover the Kanye West Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show on Oct. 1, the Boston Globe reports.
The debut of West’s fashion collection has been rumored for months and the rap star recently attended the Burberry runway show in London.

Kimora Lee Simmons quits Baby Phat

Baby Phat founder Kimora Lee Simmons is leaving the company she launched 14 years ago.
“After 14 years of conceiving and nurturing Baby Phat, it’s time for me to move on and further expand my other businesses and create a new phenomenon,” Simmons said. “I adore all those who have faithfully been with me since the beginning.
“I’m forever dedicated to my family, fans and customers,” Simmons said. “My inspiration has always come from the fabulous women who have been with me through the years as we’ve grown from young party girls to power players! We’re ready for our next journey together and we’re taking a whole new generation of incredible young women with us. Girl power unite!”
Simmons’ empire includes KLS collection, Kouture by Kimora and Fabulosity.  She is currently filming the fourth season of her Style Network reality series, Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane.

Iman replaces Kelly Rowland as ‘Fashion Show’ host

As “The Fashion Show” gears up for its second season, Bravo has made some personnel changes.  Model Iman will replace Kelly Rowland as co-host alongside fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi.
“I am so excited to be joining the Bravo team and to be working again with Isaac Mizrahi, my close friend of many, many years,” Iman said.  “I am also looking forward to all of the behind-the-scenes excitement and drama that is generated through the creative process of these undiscovered fashion designers. This will certainly be a show any follower of fashion will want to see.”

Tyra Banks is looking for plus size models

Hey girls!  If you’re between the ages of 13 and 19, wear a size between 12 and 20 and are 5’9″ to 6’1″ in height, then Tyra Banks wants you!  The finalists for the first “Fiercely Real Teen Model Search” will be announced during “The Tyra Show” March 2 and the winner crowned the next day.  She will receive a one-year modeling contract and photo shoot with a magazine.
“I’ve always felt it was my mission to expand the narrow perceptions of beauty,” she said.  “Plus-sized tends to have a negative connotation and I want young girls to realize that what’s considered plus-sized is the average American woman. That woman is healthy, fit and beautiful. Adolescence is such an impressionable time in a young woman’s life, and I hope this contest helps teen girls discover their own beauty from the inside out.”
Interested? Click here for more info.

Rihanna covers W magazine

Rihanna is on the Feb. cover of W magazine and discusses her career, fashion sense and Chris Brown.
“I’ve been paying my own bills since I was 17, living in a foreign country,” she says out of expertly shellacked fuchsia lips that are almost always perched in a half smile. “And I’ve always been a little older than my real age. People always said that to me, and I always felt that in my head.”
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Obama says “mom jeans” are comfortable

In a “Today Show” interview, President Barack Obama responded to critics who called his choice of denim worn while throwing out the first pitch at the All-Star game in St. Louis last week “mom jeans.”  Obama said the jeans were comfortable.

“Michelle she looks fabulous,” Obama said.I’m a little frumpy. Up until a few years ago I only had four suits. She used to tease me… I hate to shop.”