I recently finished reading Kimora Lee Simmons’ book, Fabulosity. After seeing her reality show on the Style network, Life in the Fab Lane, I was curious to know more about her style philosphy. I thought I’d share what I thought of the book, since I’ve been delving a lot into trying to transform my own style lately. Kimora has two fashion lines, Baby Phat and KLS, as well as her perfume and makeup lines. You have to give it to her, this woman has made her mark in a lot of different areas.
Basically, her book focuses on five key components: Confidence, Uniqueness, Independence, Luxury, and Generosity. She often gears her advice towards younger girls wanting to begin in the modeling scene, and pulls from her own experiences. The main items I zeroed in on were fashion and creating your own style, as well as the luxury aspects of living that “fabulous” life. There were ideas that were eye-openers to me, such as personal branding…a signature style that is all you, and claiming your space. I have spent so much time trying to be small and not to take up space, that this was a real lightbulb for me. By claiming your space, you announce your worth. I think this is heavily tied in with your personal style, by taking care to look your best you announce your worth to the world and to yourself.
For claiming your space, she advises the following:
Kimora discusses various aspects of her business as well as the modeling business. Since I am primarily addressing my work attire currently, how to dress professionally, and yet stylishly, is definitely a concern for me. She gives a few tips on dressing for success, such as
And finally, Kimora’s Fabulosity Five-Point Fashion Manifesto:
I enjoyed this book and it did cover a whole lot more than just fashion (finances, business, giving back, etc.) I definitely learned quite a bit from the book, and realized that developing my own style, be it in the way that I dress, or the way that I decorate my home, is all about appreciating and sharing who I am. It is about showing the world that I value myself, and that I’m worth paying attention to and getting to know.