Kimora Lee Simmons turned her Baby Phat and KLS Collection Fashion Week show into a celebration of giving Green Friday night. The show, attended by Russell Simmons, Mary J. Blige, Olivia Palermo, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Star Jones, Mya and and Djimon Hounsou, promised attendees a first-class trip to St. Tropez, and delivered. Along with the candy colored hot pants, hoodies, and monokinis, Kimora armed her models the Simmons Jewelry Co.’s Green Bracelet—a symbol of giving back to Africa.
Made of green malachite beads and a rough diamond, the bracelet was the brainchild of Simmons Jewelry co-founder Russell Simmons, upon his return from an African fact finding mission last December to see how diamonds were helping Africans in countries where they are a natural resource. The Green Bracelet sells for $125 and more than $20 from the sale of each goes back to Africa for education programs via the Simmons’ created Diamond Empowerment Fund.
Kimora also hosted a special VIP dinner following her show in honor of D.E.F.
At Fashion Rocks the previous night, the Green Bracelet adorned the wrists of Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Tyra Banks, Mischa Barton, Nicky Hilton. and LL Cool J.
“The Green Bracelet symbolizes giving and there’s nothing sexier than that. I can’t believe how gracious and sweet the celebrity community has been in supporting it,” Russell Simmons said.
The Green Bracelet, it is available for sale at select retailers and online. Visit www.simmonsjewerlyco.com for more information.