The two beautiful daughters of renowned Run DMC rapper/reality show star/author/owner of Run Athletics Footwear, Rev. Run, will introduce their own entry into the footwear arena, with the launch of Pastry Footwear. The initial line to debut on March 25th is The Cake Collection, an offering of colorful, mid-priced athletic-inspired shoes designed for stylish young ladies, carrying tasty names such as Chocolate Mousse (brown with pink highlights), Strawberry Shortcake (pink with white highlights), Red Velvet (red with white highlights) and Sprinkles (white with small multi-colored dots). Each shoe will have a tube of lip gloss attached to it, with its scent/color coordinated to the shoe’s theme. The footwear will be packaged in boxes bound with satin ribbon, ala a pastry purchase. They will initially debut via Underground Station stores and website.
Vanessa (23) and Angela Simmons (19), known to television viewers from their appearances on their father, Rev. Run’s wildly popular MTV reality series, “Run’s House,” are intelligent and ambitious ladies, who collaborated in the design of their footwear line. Vanessa is the oldest child in the Simmons family; she’s enrolled at St. John’s University, with a Business Communication major, and is due to graduate in the Fall. A Ford model and aspiring actress, Vanessa was recently featured in a national Verizon commercial, and was named one of Maxim magazine’s “Hot 100” for 2006. Angela is a fashionista, and attends the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology. She appears in rapper Bow Wow’s “Shortie Like Mine” video and also recently launched a new teen magazine called “Angela’s RunDown,” which covers music, fashion and style. The siblings, along with their father, mom Justine, and three younger brothers JoJo, Diggy and Russy, will once again light up tv screens, with the season premiere of “Run’s House” on MTV on Monday, April 2nd. Viewers will not only witness the birth of Pastry Footwear, they’ll see Vanessa and Angela demonstrate their baking skills in the forthcoming season.
The talented pair are keeping it all in the family, as they debut the appetizing Pastry Footwear Cake Collection and join their father, their Uncle Russell Simmons and Aunt Kimora Lee Simmons in stylishly outfitting consumers’ feet.