January 20, 2011

"This is my little hourglass, and it has like over 5,000 little diamonds in it. And they're real."

A view from inside what Kimora Lee Simmons calls her "brain" — that is, her closet, her "satellite closet, a smaller version of the the mother ship."

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Meade overhead me playing the video that's at the link, and asked, from across the big room, who it is...
Me: Kimora Lee Simmos.

Meade: Mara Liasson? NPR?
Which — you've got to watch the video — is really quite hilarious. Imagine Mara Liasson showing off her fancy shoes and handbags like that. But maybe the NPR folk actually do go home to posh mansions and wealth beyond belief.

Now, "go in peace, and be fabulous." That could be an NPR sign-off, don't you think?

24 comments:

Scott M said...

That could be an NPR sign-off, don't you think?

Not after Jim Jordan, R-OH, gets through with them...

SteveR said...

I prefer not to fully contemplate how this person became a "celebrity". She makes the Kardashians look significant.

bagoh20 said...

So "fabulous" is pretty much a derogatory term now. I accept that.

campy said...

Yeah, I can easily imagine Click and Clack adopting that signoff.

bagoh20 said...

I saw her show once on TV, I had never heard of her. For a couple years since I still, until today, had never heard her mentioned anywhere. I thought celebrities at least had to be famous. Looking at google images of her, she never was very good looking for a model, IMHO. That's fine, but on her show, my main impression was an ugly personality, and it seemed that was on purpose. I hope that trend in entertainment is done.

edutcher said...

Perhaps she could rent out some of that space to a deserving family from Guatemala.

Ann Althouse said...

Now, "go in peace, and be fabulous." That could be an NPR sign-off, don't you think?

I was thinking more like Bravo!, but you may be right.

john said...

I don't know her, but I would guess she is a very wealthy heiress; perhaps this man is her father?

Another benefit from watching the video, I can now identify the color chartreuse (finally, after all these years).

tree hugging sister said...

And her nasty, trashy "fashion" line had 3/4's of the first floor space at our local Dillards. Revolting.

The Dillards' execs, in turn, have no clue why sales have crashed for the past couple years.

Am I even remotely interested in rummaging through the sale racks, less mind the full price offerings?

"Phat" chance. And the Snooki/Kimora/Beyonce wannabes that DO aren't spending what my demographic would have, had there been something to spend it on. (So we go whooshing on through to the other stores with nary a sideways glance, if we hit that foul mall at all.)

"It ain't rocket science", is the quote, I believe. But I'm sure somewhere in an ivory tower they think this exposure will "boost" sales.

woof said...

She's the ex-wife of Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam records.

SteveR said...

"Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam records." and BFF of Roger Ailes

rhhardin said...

Defunding NPR would be a stimulus to the tote bag industry.

chuck b. said...

Just a few weeks ago, one late, insomniac night I saw her hosting an MTV Cribs special, "Most Expensive Cribs EVER" or something. I'd never heard of her before and I was surprised when somewhere down around #5 or #4 she said "Now we're going to my house. Mi casa es su casa!" Since the tackiness level had been increasing linearly throughout the program, I was also surprised when her crib (or, as she encouraged me to think of it, mi casa) was among the least tacky.

The Crack Emcee said...

Meade,

She's the ex-wife of Russell Simmons.

traditionalguy said...

How boring must life be that is lived of, by, and for the clothes and shoes and diamonds in storage. Showing them off is all there is.

The Crack Emcee said...

I met Russell Simmons one time. He used to be a smart guy. Then he found Buddhism, started meditating, and (of course) started writing self-help books. The NewAge conformity killed every glimmer of his creativity.

Now he's a joke.

ricpic said...

Does Kimora like to start stomping on underlings' heads in one pair of shoes and end in another pair, like Imelda Marcos?

virgil xenophon said...

Crack, my soul brother (and I truly mean that--no pun intended) don't get me started on Russel Simmons. Here's a guy who's the supreme hypocrite--made millions off impressionable inner-city black youth appealing to all that is worst in black culture via his record artists, etc, whose song lyrics urged that "keeping it real" via the thug mentality of dress and comportment was the only "authentic" life-style for blacks to aspire to--and that to do otherwise would be "acting white"--while simultaneously living apart in mansions in the very white world he publicly decried--and further marrying someone like Kimora--hardly the jet-black, "hard-hair" (polite word for kinky-haired) "black is beautiful" type one "true to his race" should aspire to, n'cest-ce pas? Think of the generations of young blacks whose lives have been ruined by following his "keeping it real" "street cred" message--consigned forever to the lower economic reaches of HS drop-out society partly directly as a result of listening to the siren's song of the image he pushed thru his artists. Made HIM a millionaire, but consigned those who bought his company's records into a "life at the bottom."

I am, needless to say, NOT an admirer of Russel Simmons, no matter HOW smart he may be.

Sixty Grit said...

"Meade overhead me"?

Is that even possible?

"Me: Kimora Lee Simmos."

She's Greek?

virgil xenophon said...

PS: I somehow forgot to throw in the word/phrase "highly cynical" when describing our man sSimmons--CAN'T leave THAT little adjectival description out..

The Crack Emcee said...

virgil xenophon,

I hear you. I really do, but,...but,...O.K.:

He also made a lot of millionaires, too - even out of white kids like The Beastie Boys and (producer) Rick Ross - and launched a style of music, and an industry, that (for better or worse) took over the world. Really, the entire fucking world. So, as much as I dislike the guy, that's got to count for something.

And is he responsible for the choices others make? I'm a Rap fan (listened to Jay-Z on the way to work this morning) but I know the difference between bullshit and knowledge. Rap - when you take it all in - has equal amounts of both. (Hell, I hear more worthy messages in the average Rap song than I do in anything Supertramp ever made.) A lot of people just don't see what's good about telling men to be men, don't allow yourself to be tripping on (and used by) women in this feminist era, and - above all else - "get up, get out, and get somethin'". I, on the other hand, see no problem with any of that.

Russell Simmons IS a hypocrite - and a fool. But, as I've seen even more amongst whites, that can happen to anyone not skeptical enough to keep their wits about them. Needless to say, my anger with Simmons isn't for how he started, but how he ended, his career. Rap is something to be proud of - for all Americans to be proud of - just as Jazz or Country are.

NewAge is a world-wide embarrassment.

The Musket said...

Who is she and why do we care?
OK - I don't really care who she is.

virgil xenophon said...

Crack, it would probably surprise you, but this 66 yr old has been in on hip-hop from the beginning days of Kool mo Dee, the Digital Underground and Slick Rick on MTV. "Let the Boys Be Boyz!" shout Onyx. Agreed. And much is really, REALLY slyly funny as commentary on the human condition--both the lyrics and the visual part of the vids. (BTW, fwiw I bumped into my fave rapper/clown "Busta Rhymes" one late night at Micky Ds after Jazz-Fest in New Orleans a few years ago...) But having said all that...I somehow feel that in the spread of Hip-hop/Rap we are witnessing the Second Law of Thermodynamics play out with a cultural vengeance...of course, YMMV..

Sixty Grit said...

Crack, average rap versus Supertramp is a false dichotomy. They are both steaming piles of crap.

virgil xenophon said...

PS: Crack, forgot to mention, one of my close friends shoots most of the vids for Cash Money and the other N.O.-based rappers--so have gleaned some really interesting insights into the production values/philosophy/reasoning behind the visual presentations of the lyrics and how it all comes together.