Friday, February 18, 2011

I GOT PLENTY MONEY EDITION: LEARN HOW JESSICA SIMPSON'S FASHION LINE GROSSED $750 MILLION & THE KARDASHIANS MADE $65 MILLION IN 2010



According to New York magazine, Jessica Simpson grossed roughly $750 million in sales last year from her fashion line which includes shoes, dresses, denim and coats.

Next up, Simpson plans to launch a full ready-to-wear collection, a sportswear line --due out this fall as well as a career separates line this year. The Simpson franchise is expected to gross roughly $1 billion dollars by next year.

Last December, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) crowned Simpson "fashion's billion dollar baby." Simpson says,
 “I never thought I’d be some fashion mogul! We try not to set trends, but you need your trending pieces in every delivery. But those go fast. What you really need is your basics for every type of person. When it comes to other celebrity brands, I think a lot of people do a great job, but it can’t be all about them. Everybody doesn’t want to just look like the celebrity, because they can’t. They just want one element of that style.”
 *Flava Flav voice* WOW!!!  Take notes all you celebrities who are thinking of starting a fashion line: (1) make stylish yet respectable wearable pieces; (2) make the price point affordable to the masses and (3) concentrate on making the best line you can and NOT a knock off of a big fashion house, and you too may one day be able to STUNT like my girl Jessica (Oh, and she’s a Cancer too…do you see the pattern!)

By the way, I absolutely ADORE Jessica’s shoe line. I am the proud owner of two very different but nonetheless fabulous pairs of JS shoes!

Find out how the Kardashians grossed $65 million dollars last year, after the break of course!





Speaking of STUNTIN’ being a habit, the Hollywood Reporter announced yesterday (Feb. 17) that the Kardashians klan grossed a womping $65 million last year!!!
Kris commands anywhere from $100,000-$250,000 for an appearance by Kim Kardashian at an event or party in the States and up to a million dollars internationally. On top of that, she is rumored to have a seven figure deal with a Las Vegas club for a set number of appearances throughout the year. (think back to all of the bashes in Vegas with her celebrity friends…yea, she gets paid for that. Whether she breaks her celebs friends off with some loot for partying with her is debatable).
Want Kim to tweet about your product? Be expected to pay a minimum of $25,000 per tweet just for a shout out.
If you noticed, the Kardashians are always in the weeklys (OK!, US & People) and of course they get paid for that too. Exclusive stories about anything from Kourtney’s weight loss after the baby to a blurb about who Kim Kardashian is hooking up with next can bring them a pay day of 10 grand or more. “Certain paparazzi agencies have agreements with the family to stage photos, sell them and split the profits”. Most recently, Kourtney and her boyfriend Disick turned an afternoon laying poolside together into a $7,500 payday
Super Mom-manager Kris Jenner also negotiates six figure deals for the girls to cover Magazines. For example, news of Kourtney’s pregnancy in 2009 was sold in a package deal for $300,000 to Life & Style magazine. “That included multiple stories: the pregnancy announcement, sex of the baby, birth announcement, first baby photos and body-after-baby reveal.” OK! Magazine paid $300,000 for the official photos and announcement of Khloe Kardashian’s wedding to Lamar Odom. Not only did they get paid for the photos, but everything from the invitations to Khloe Kardashian’s 9 carat engagement ring were “donated” by vendors in exchange for the product promotion that would come from the media circus surrounding the wedding.
Besides negotiating six figure deals with the Weekly, club appearances and staging paparazzi shots, she’s negotiated seven figure endorsement deals for Kim that includes Sketchers, Sears, a collection with Bebe, jewelry lines and Quick Trim diet pills. Kim, Khloe and Lamar all have their own fragrances, and there are multiple spin off shows to accompany their hit show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”. NecoleBitchie
Kris Jenner is the pimp mother of  Kourtney 31, Kim 30, Khloe 26, Robert Jr. 23, Kendall 15 and Kylie 13.

Although I sometimes give the Kardashians’ fame whorin’ the side eye, what I love most about this family is that they are a REAL family! They fight like cats and dogs, BUT they also love each other unconditionally and it is painfully obvious when watching the show that their affection for one another is not contrived!

I also love that the Kardashian's mom Kris is stuck between wanting to be a cool mom (which is natural since she had most of her children at such a young age) and being a disciplinarian.

The Kardashians are so addictive that even MY mother (if you guys only knew this little lady you would understand the significance) can’t get enough of this family. 

My mom tunes in every Sunday at 10 p.m. to get her Kardashian fix! She's always commenting on how much they remind her of us –her children which consist of 1 boy (the only difference is my brother is the oldest, where Rob is the youngest) and 3 girls.

Job well done Kris…you big ole pimp you!

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