VIBE Vixen had a chance to catch up with Angela Simmons during the night of her New York Fashion Week presentation for her clothing line, Angela I Am.
Inside the digital publication, the 26 year-old designer and former 106th & Park co-host talks about her love for fashion, how she manages to stay in shape, the excitement of being an aunt and what it was like working with her ex-boyfriend Bow Wow:
ON HER LEGACY:
When I leave this earth, I’d like to be known for my philanthropy. Being an activist and getting involved in things that actually matter. Fashion is also a passion, so if you I combine those two: designer and philanthropist, I’m good. Just as long as I can impact the world and be fashionable at the same time.
ON HER NYFW PRESENTATION:
I really wanted it to glow in the dark with neon. I wanted it to be interactive. I didn’t want it to be something you just come to, look good and walk out. I wanted you to take something from the experience, have a good time and want to stick around for a while, which everyone did. The point of the presentation was to present different up-and-coming designers that I showcase on my website. I was definitely inspired by different artists that I brought in. I think they did a tremendous job with what they did—color therapy. We had so many talented people there. It was an amazing night. It was everything I imagined, from the balloons to the photo booth, to the people who came out and supported me. I was extremely happy with the outcome.
ON CO-HOSTING ’106TH & PARK’ W/ HER EX:
We’re like best friends so that was super fun. I’ve known Bow Wow for nearly ten years so it wasn’t weird, it was normal. We’ve literally watched each other grow up.
I love fitness. I think it’s fun to work out. It’s extremely challenging, but I like to challenge myself. It’s a habit that I picked up once I moved to LA seven years ago. It’s just became part of my everyday life. I miss workouts here and there because of work, but if it were up to me I would live in the gym. It just feels good, sweating, working out.
Peep Simmons’s entire feature, interview and pictures over on VIBEVixen.com. Hot!