As one of the mentors of the newest fashion competition show Fashion Star, its no surprise that Jessica Simpson is having one of the most stylish pregnancies of the year. And while she’s been criticized for certain fashion choices in the past (hello, high-waisted jeans circa 2009) this soon-to-be hot mama has certainly made up for it lately, and she’s telling us all about her inspiration and her new show.
“I like to play it safe but push trends. Like coming Spring, the biggest trend is going to be color blocking and that’s what we talked to a lot of the upcoming designers about — give everything a pop of color but make it to where you can always wear a cute black dress with it, wear it to work. It’s really important to make garments that are very universal from work, from day to night.”
And with a fashion empire of her own that grossed $750 million last year, and is projected to reach $1 billion this year, it’s safe to say that she’s one mentor on Fashion Star who knows what she’s talking about. “Well, this is great because I get to talk about clothes the entire time. I’m glad that I don’t have to judge. I would be awful at judging and sending somebody home so I’m better at the encouragement part and hopefully bringing the best out in the designer.”
As for that baby bump that everyone seems so curious about, Jessica wants to keep some things between her and fiancé Eric Johnson.
“We’re not saying the due date but it’s in the spring so it’s coming. We’ve gone through all different kinds of names but we’re pretty much set on our name so we’ll see what happens.”