Angela Simmons And Swimsuits For All Join Forces For “Power Suit Campaign”
I have a confession: At the rate I’m going my summer body won’t be ready until shortly after Halloween, and even then I’ll probably only have the shadow of a six-pack before that cornbread stuffing comes calling for Thanksgiving. In fact, the only person’s body who’s been swimsuit ready since forever is Angela Simmons. Any of her 5 million Instagram followers can attest to the fact that baby girl goes hard in the gym on the regular to keep it that way.
Rev Run’s daughter has her hands full mothering one-year old son, Sutton Jr. and executive producing the Growing Up Hip-Hop series on WETv among her many other business endeavors. Simmons recently joined online swimsuit retailer Swimsuits For All for “Power Suit Campaign” which was created to highlight women from different walks of life who are powerful in their own right. BET sat down with the 30-year-old to get all the details about the campaign, her experiences as a first-time mother and what exactly her “power suit” looks like.
When it comes to balancing her responsibilities as a mother with all of her business projects, in the words of Big Daddy Kane, Simmons shares she simply, “Gets the job done.”:
“You just do it. I feel like you don’t really have an option, you’re a parent. So like I said, my son comes first. As far as work goes, I have to provide for him. It’s important to make sure I’m getting up every day and I’m grinding and I’m working to make sure I’m providing for him. I just figure it out. I feel like when you have a kid you just have to figure it out, there is no can’t, you just have to.”
She says when it comes to getting things done, she signed on to be a part of the Swimsuits For All campaign, because it was a message she believed in:
“You know what, I thought it was a really amazing campaign. I loved what Swimsuits For All stands for. They really embrace the women’s curves and body. It’s for all types of bodies, for all types of women. I felt like so many incredibly strong women were a part of the campaign. I was definitely flattered to be a part of that and honored to be a part of that.”
And we know that when it comes to curves, Simmons puts in a lot of work in the gym to maintain her shape, which she shares she has no issue documenting on social media:
“Loving your body is hard, it comes with time. You know? As you grow up you’re gonna see your body change: the shape and all that stuff. It can definitely be a difficult task. For me, I just learned to love myself through it all anyway, through the pregnancy, through everything. I just learned to love myself. It takes time, it takes a lot of alone time to really get to know yourself and love yourself.”
It’s no surprise when it comes to the “snapback” that many celebrities like to share weeks and sometimes even days after giving birth, Simmons says it’s more important to mentally be in a good space, even if it takes your body a little longer to catch up:
“At the end of the day, you just had a baby. If you just had a baby then you should be acquainted with your body and let your body go through proper healing time. I think there could be pressure because a lot of people talk about it but there isn’t a real snapback. So, mentally you have to get back to where you want to be. So, it’s not just a snapback, it’s a whole mind, body and soul thing.”
So what does Simmons’ “power suit” look like? The Oueens, NY native expresses it’s more about the attitude she’s sporting pool side and not necessarily the two-piece she’s spotted in:
“The whole concept and campaign is that whatever you put on is your ‘power suit.’ What you put on to go to work is your ‘power suit.’ What is so powerful about these particular swimsuits is that the whole motto is they’re embracing curves and who they are. It doesn’t matter if you’re curvy, if you don’t have curves, whatever it is. That’s your power stance. For me, overall, every day what you put on is your ‘power suit,’ your attitude is your ‘power suit,’ just who you are in general is your ‘power suit.’”