Happy Birthday, Vanessa Simmons! The hip-hop royalty, entrepreneur and actress, turns 37 today.
Vanessa Simmons was born with a savvy business mentality and style to match. We first came to know the daughter of legendary rapper Rev. Run on the reality TV show, Run’s House. But, she quickly showed us that she is more than hip-hop royalty.
From launching sneaker brand Pastry as a teen to starting a clothing line, she’s always had a passion for fashion. And, when she’s not designing, you catch her acting or staring in her latest reality TV show, Growing Up Hip Hop. She even entered the Miss California USA pageant in 2008. Sis, isn’t afraid to try it all.
And, her style echos the same sentiment. On or off the red carpet, Simmons manages to always look fly. In honor of her birthday, we’re counting down 10 times the mogul shined on the red carpet.
1. VANESSA SIMMONS AT THE HARLEM FASHION ROW PRESENTS STYLE BEAT EVENT, 2015Source:Getty
Vanessa Simmons arrived for the Harlem Fashion Row Presents “Style Beat” event in a simple olive green dress.
2. VANESSA SIMMONS AT THE ESSENCE 10TH ANNUAL BLACK WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD AWARDS GALA, 2017Source:Getty
Vanessa Simmons arrived at the Essence 10th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards Gala in a gorgeous black strapless gown.
3. VANESSA SIMMONS AT THE WE TV CELEBRATES THE RETURN OF GROWING UP HIP HOP SEASON 3, 2017Source:Getty
Vanessa Simmons attended WE TV’s celebration of “Growing Up Hip Hop” Season 3 in a floral, floor-length dress.
4. VANESSA SIMMONS AT THE ESSENCE CELEBRATES THE 2017 ESSENCE BEST IN BLACK BEAUTY AWARDS, 2017Source:Getty
Vanessa Simmons attended The 2017 ESSENCE Best in Black Beauty Awards in an electric blue, satin top and matching pants.
5. VANESSA SIMMONS AT THE WE TV CELEBRATES THE RETURN OF GROWING UP HIP HOP SEASON 4, 2018Source:Getty
Bawse! Vanessa Simmons attended the Growing Up Hip Hop season 4 party in a luxurious yellow fur coat.
6. VANESSA SIMMONS AT THE VIVIENNE TAM SS AFTER PARTY, 2018Source:Getty
Vanessa Simmons attended the Vivienne Tam SS 2018 after party in a graphic tee partnered with a ruffled midi skirt.
7. VANESSA SIMMONS AT THE BOSSIP BEST DRESSED LIST EVENT, 2018Source:Getty
Vanessa Simmons kept it chic and simple at the Bossip Best Dressed List Event clad in denim dad jeans with an embellished duster.
8. VANESSA SIMMONS AT THE WE TV HOSTS PREMIERE FOR HIP HOP THURSDAY, 2019Source:Getty
Come through, fur coat! Vanessa Simmons attended the premiere for WE TV hosts Hip Hop Thursday’s in an all-black ensemble styled with a brown, oversized fur coat.
9. VANESSA SIMMONS AT THE LADYLIKE FOUNDATION’S 11TH ANNUAL WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE LUNCHEON, 2019Source:Getty
Vanessa Simmons attended The LadyLike Foundation’s 11th Annual Women of Excellence Luncheon in an off-white satin suit.
10. VANESSA SIMMONS AT THE BET AWARDS, 2019Source:Getty
Sis sure knows how to wear a suit! Vanessa Simmons attended the 2019 BET Awards in a dark blue denim and white pants suit.