Month: May 2014
So they didn’t air Jessica talking about music, nothing other than the fact she was working on building a recording studio at her house to be able to make music there which is amazing! Oh and she will have a signature fragrance as well! The promo photo is breathtakingly beautiful. Well done Jess :)
It’s Jessica Simpson’s time to shine. Not only has her fashion, accessories, and home decor line become a billion-dollar business, but the former recording artist is also planning her long-overdue wedding to fiancé Eric Johnson.
Simpson spoke to host co-anchor Savannah Gutherie on The Today Show on Monday, May 19 to talk about her many successes and to hint at her summer nuptials.
“It will definitely be extravagant,” the mother of daughter Maxwell, 2, and son Ace, 10 months, teased. “I don’t do things small.”
Us Weekly has already learned that the couple switched locations from Capri, Italy to a local Los Angeles venue, which will likely give them more room for fancy touches.
But when it comes to her fashion line, Simpson wants her customers to know that anyone can wear her clothes.
“I have been every size there is, so I know how to dress every body type,” the Weight Watchers spokeswoman explained.
Simpson’s line currently covers women’s dresses, jeans, coats, handbags, shoes, luggage, and fragrance, and she is about to expand to home decor and babies.
Source: UsMagazine.com; instagram.com
Jessica Simpson will be guest on Today Show this Monday to talk about her come back to music! I couldn’t be more excited! Thanks to Reese for the heads up.
I’ve uploaded some recent photos to the gallery, click the links below to view them:
May 15, 2014: Jessica Simpson attends the Forbes Women’s Summit in New York City (hq). She looks absolutely stunning, so proud of her!
Fashion designers often claim to take inspiration from esoteric (and eye-roll-inducing) sources: a Spanish cave etching! A line from The Waste Land! A Polaroid taken on an exotic childhood vacation to Zanzibar!
Not Jessica Simpson. The pop star-turned-retail mogul finds her inspiration closer to home — and further down to earth.
“When I’m in approval or inspiration meetings, I think of what I want my Nana to wear, and what my 2-year-old daughter Maxwell would look adorable in,” said Simpson during a keynote Q&A at Thursday’s annual Forbes Power Women summit.
Forbes chairman and editor-in-chief Steve Forbes interviewed Simpson in front of an audience of women entrepreneurs, leaders, philanthropists and business executives. He described her career as “astonishing” in both breadth and longevity.
Indeed, the Jessica Simpson Collection comprises over 30 product categories, from her hugely popular shoe line to sunglasses and jewelry. Almost ten years in, the brand rakes in about $1 billion a year at retail.
(Simpson, for the record, takes home tens of millions of that annually, per Forbes’ calculations. Her earnings got a boost when she became a mom.)
“My business is the heart of who I am,” said Simpson. She went on explain how she has manages to outsell most runway designers several times over by understanding everyday women, the vast majority of whom are larger than a size 2 and may feel alienated by what they see in Vogue.
“I want to make every woman feel confident in what they’re wearing,” she said. “I do feel like we’re very fashion-forward, but we also listen to the consumer.”
Simpson believes American women relate to her weight fluctuations, which have been documented in detail by the tabloid press for years.
“I have been every size on the planet and I understand women,” she said. “And I just know how to dress them. I know there’s all different kinds. There’s life in the whole world beyond LA and New York. I understand Middle America and their mindset.”
She and her design and business teams know their markets, too. “We do know what our Macy’s customer likes,” she said. “We know what our Dillard’s customer buys. We know where women shop and what they’re buying.”
Simpson strives to make her collection not just aesthetically pleasing for the everyday shopper, but comfortable too.
She spoke of flight attendants stopping in the airplane aisle to tell her they only wear her footwear during long-haul trips. And young women tell her they love hitting the clubs in her heels.
“They know if they buy a Jessica Simpson shoe they can dance all night long,” she said.
Up next for the fashion mogul? A home goods line, and then a baby collection.
“People will be sleeping on my bedspreads!” she said, giddy at the prospect.
And as for kiddie clothing, she assured the audience that as a mom of two infants, she knows which kinds of onesies are the easiest to get on, and take off, a squirming baby.
Jessica Simpson revealed to Entertainment Tonight she’d never do reality TV again, but is “blessed” to have done MTV’s Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica with then-husband Nick Lachey.
Talking with ET correspondent Lance Bass on Thursday, May 15, at Forbes’ Women’s Summit: Power Redefined in New York City, the fashion mogul talked about everything from working on new music to how she feels Newlyweds benefitted her career.
When asked if she’d ever do reality TV again, Simpson quipped: “I would absolutely not ever do reality TV again.” However, she added, “I am blessed that I did have that show. It allowed people to come into my life, and to know me as a person, and I owe a lot of my support — my fans came from that because people could relate to me, ” Jessica said of the show, which first premiered in August 2003.
Simpson and Lachey divorced in 2006, and now the blonde is gearing up for her second wedding this summer to fiance Eric Johnson. “I can’t wait to be a bride,” she told Bass. Simpson added it’ll be her daughter, Maxwell Drew, 2, who will steal the show, though.
“She likes to twirl around in her dress, so she’ll be the highlight for sure,” the singer said, laughing.
When it comes to music, the fashion designer is eager to get back to it. “I am setting up the sound in my studio [at home] right now,” she said, noting that she records at home because that’s where Maxwell and son Ace are.
“Well, my kids are there, and they inspire me. They’ll bring the music out of me,” Simpson said. But don’t expect a lullaby album. The “Sweetest Sin” singer laughed: “I think my voice is too loud to sing a nursery rhyme — I startle them!”
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson will be starting their marriage with a bang! The star, 33, and her fiance, 34, plan to tie the knot in a wedding over the July 4 weekend, a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.
The couple—who have two kids together, daughter Maxwell, 2, and son Ace, 10 months—will say “I do” in Santa Barbara, Calif., the source says. (As previously reported by Us Weekly, they originally planned to wed in Capri, Italy, but decided it was “too much” to ask their friends to fly to Europe.)
Another interesting detail about their upcoming nuptials? Like Kaley Cuoco, Avril Lavigne, and Jessica Biel before her, Simpson isn’t wearing white. “Jessica is having something unique made,” the source shares. “It will be very different from the Vera Wang she wore to wed Nick Lachey [in 2002].”
The singer’s second wedding is a long time coming. She and former NFL pro Johnson first got engaged back in November 2010, just five months after they started dating. Wedding plans were put on hold, however, for the nearly back-to-back births of their children. But the time is finally right.
“We are very close to sending out our invites,” she told USA Today at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner earlier this month. “I’ve been very picky on how I want everything to look and feel. Eric’s family alone is almost 90 people, so it’ll definitely be a big event.”
For more on Jessica Simpson’s wedding—including her maids of honor (plural!)—pick up the new issue of Us Weekly.