Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Stylist 15: Kimora Lee Simmons


Formidable model, mogul and mum Kimora Lee Simmons speaks to Stylist about stashing Bounty bars in her handbag and her penchant for Britain and broad-shouldered men...

1. When was the last time you hid?

I think, as adults, we all spend a lot of time hiding. We probably shouldn’t but we do, we hide all the time. Better to come out into the light and face whatever.

2. What’s in your handbag?

Oh wow, you don't have enough space to print it all. I'll give you what I believe are highlights. Three different phones, two different agendas, at least one fountain pen. Tissues, an assortment of mints. A separate make-up bag - I call it my toolkit - ha! Wallet, a digital camera, a Bounty bar. A few lip glosses, a watch, a pair of earrings - gold hoops. Some bandaids. I have a lot going on...

3. Do you have any tattoos, if so what?

I’m going to pass on that one. I can’t tell you whether I’ve got tattoos or not.

4. Sedan chair: good idea or a bad idea?

Oh yeah, it’s a good idea. I wouldn’t mind some broad shouldered and capable men carrying me around.

5. What are you most ashamed of?

I’m not ashamed of anything, I have no regrets.

6. Is the world getting better, or worse?

It's getting there - how about that?

7. Cheese or chocolate?

Both, I love both. I can’t choose between them! Sophie's choice!

8. What was your finest hour?

It’s a tough one because I’ve had many great moments in my career but I guess motherhood tops them all. My finest hour was having each of my three kids, there’s nothing that compares to that.

9. What does feminism means to you?

Freedom, independence, beauty, no boundaries, powerful.

10. Which part of your home do you like best?

My bedroom, I love my bedroom. It’s where me and the kids chill out. I also like the kitchen, for differing reasons.

11. What do you dream about at night?

I can never remember my dreams. I live my dreams every day of my life.

12. Complete the sentence: Britain needs more…

Kimora! Britain needs more Kimora and also more sunshine. But it's fabulous as-is. I'm a big fan!

13. Are you a lover or a fighter?

Both. I’m feisty when I need to be but I’m also very loving.

14. Have you left the gas on?

I always check whether the gas is off and the candles are out. You can never be too careful when you have kids.

15. What question would you like to ask Stylist readers?

How are you enjoying Kimora: House of Fab? Let me know on Twitter at @OfficialKimora and on FB at Official Kimora Lee Simmons!

Kimora: House of Fab airs Thursdays at 9pm on Style (Sky Channel 253/Virgin 285) - JustFab.co.uk



Unusual UK wedding venues


Top 50 islands in the UK


Inspirational women of the 1990s



The A-List Instagram highlights from the week from Alexa to Ab Fab

Take a peek into the private lives of your favourite celebs' with this week's best celebrity Instagrams by Nicola Colyer

27 Nov 2015

Celebrity baby names: A-lister reveals daughter's unusual moniker

TV star opts for a nautical theme by Anna Pollitt

25 Nov 2015

Move over Taylor Swift, this is Hollywood's new A-list power trio

Squad goals by Anna Pollitt

25 Nov 2015

When cult TV and film casts reunite

The kids from Hocus Pocus got together on Halloween

24 Nov 2015

“Can’t cook. Won’t cook. Will eat”

Lucy Mangan explains why cooking isn’t for her

24 Nov 2015

Nigella reveals her seasonal must-haves for Christmas

"The smell of bread sauce being made says Christmas to me"

24 Nov 2015

We speak to the model who ran a 'realistic' Instagram account

Stina Sanders posted waxing photos and detailed her struggle with anxiety by Hayley Kadrou

23 Nov 2015

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's girlfriend sing on Coldplay's album

Even Blue Ivy gets a track by Anna Pollitt

19 Nov 2015

Self-help author forgives man who stalked her for seven years

'It was a peek into the dark side of insanity' by Anna Pollitt

19 Nov 2015

“Feminism has led to our casual hook-up culture, not dating apps”

The co-creator of Tinder speaks out by Hayley Kadrou

19 Nov 2015