She’s a world-famous triple threat: singer, actress and business woman. Jessica Simpson has really made quite the name for herself in the world of fashion over the past few years. Her on-trend and accessible namesake line of shoes, clothing and accessories is loved by women of all ages and style tastes.
We recently got to ask Jessica a few questions about her brand and what inspires her.
What is your design inspiration/process?
JS: I love to shop vintage, and I draw a lot of my inspiration from unique pieces I have found along the way. The collection is a family affair. My mom is one of my biggest inspirations and is so involved in the process, I couldn’t do it without her. Ashlee works on the Jessica Simpson Girls line with us, we’re a good team.
How did you get into the business?
JS: It all started seven years ago; I wanted to launch a collection of shoes. I can’t believe how far we’ve come.
Who is the “Jessica Simpson girl”?
JS: She is every woman. I always design with every woman in mind. I am a down-to-earth girl and so are my fans – so not only do I want my collection to be fashionable and trend-right, but it is important that it be accessible for everyone, too.
What is your favorite part about being in the fashion industry?
JS: I love knowing that the women and girls who wear my clothes can say, ‘Yeah, this is Jessica,’ that I’m their friend and I have invested my time and my energy. I want everybody to feel like themselves in my clothes.
How do you balance all of the different hats you wear, personally and professionally?
JS: I love all of the facets of my career; I am blessed in this way. The biggest job in my life right now is being a mom to Maxwell. She’s changed the way I think about everything.
What’s your favorite trend to wear currently?
JS: I love how eclectic fashion is right now. Print mixing, embellishments, bold colors; it really give you the opportunity to have fun and make a statement.
What’s your favorite style tip?
JS: My favorite tip is to always accessorize. You can wear a great pair of jeans with a t-shirt and a blazer and then POP the outfit with killer shoes and amazing jewelry!
Note: This interview took place in 2012