Jessica Simpson lost her beloved pooch to a coyote in California last month, but she tells FOX411 she’s staying strong with the help of her parents and friends. The 29 year-old singer is filming her new VH1 show “The Price of Beauty,” and admits that traveling for the show is keeping her sane.
We caught up with Jessica at the QVC “FFany Shoes on Sale” event on Tuesday, where she was raising money for breast cancer research. “I want to use my celebrity to bring awareness,” Simpson told FOX411. “My life is full of chaos and craziness, and my grandmother had the strength to pull through and fight through cancer, so if I can use my celebrity, or my shoes, or my brand to somehow bring awareness, I am here to help.”
To help cope with the loss of 5 year-old Daisy, given to her as a gift by ex-husband Nick Lachey, and her recent break-up with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, Jessica is keeping herself distracted with work.
“I’ve been traveling all over the world lately and I’ve worn caftans, I’ve been a geisha – I never thought I would wear those things, and I feel beautiful,” she said. “My mom or my dad, my best friend Ken and my other best friend Cacee have been traveling with me for the show.”
“Morocco was one of my favorite places in the world. We hung out with snake charmers! I thought it was incredibly beautiful how mysterious the women were there. They have sex appeal and power about them that is extremely mysterious and very covered,” she continued. “They leave a lot to the imagination, and they only work with their eyes, and your eyes are the window to your soul. The women there have had a life of soul searching and really understand who they are. Moroccan women are the most beautiful I’ve been in contact with.”
Simpson said feels great now, even though she no longer has time for hour-long workouts. “I’m running through airports right now, and the past week I lived in couscous – we’re trying all different kinds of food!” she said. “I’m feeling very comfortable in my own skin.”
In fact, Simpson has been so busy that she’s barely been able to catch her sister, Ashlee Simpson Wentz, on the new “Melrose Place.”
“I’ve been using TIVO so much because I’ve been on the road!” she said “There are no limits for Ashlee. I look up to her.”
Jessica’s famous hair stylist Ken Paves also filled us in on her Moroccan look for the new show. “Jessica actually does her own make-up for the show – it’s reality!” Paves telss FOX411. “I may pull her hair back in a ponytail, but she isn’t doing hair and makeup. All of the countries we have visited celebrate women and their uniqueness and individuality. This definition of beauty in women is more about self and not what we do to the outside.”
Next stop on the Jessica Simpson world tour?
“India! I’m excited!”