Trendy girls nationwide soon will be wearing El Paso artist Natalie Baca’s heart motif design on new T-shirts for Jessica Simpson’s clothing line.
Baca, 42, who paints mosaic and mix media, won a design competition Simpson and her sister, Ashlee Simpson, launched last year to raise money for Baby Buggy, a nonprofit that provides needy families with gear, clothing and educational services for infants and children up to age 12. Baca painted the heart motif using acrylics and collage papers.
“We wanted to inspire young girls to express themselves and their creativity through fashion,” said Ashlee Simpson in a news release. “So to see this come full circle and give back to such a great cause is truly amazing.”
Baca’s winning design was chosen by the Simpson sisters and Baby Buggy founder Jessica Seinfeld, wife of comedian Jerry Seinfeld.
“We are thankful for the continued support of the ever-caring and stylish Simpson family,” Jessica Seinfeld said. “This collaboration will help our organization’s efforts to improve the lives of children and families across the country.”
The Simpson sisters first teamed up with Baby Buggy last year to launch Jessica Simpson Girls as part of her eponymous Jessica Simpson Collection. The sisters decided to have a contest that would benefit the non-profit.
“It is a joy to support Baby Buggy,” Jessica Simpson said. “Being able to shop for your little one and know it’s going towards a greater good is really nice.”
“One hundred percent of the T-shirts’ sales will be donated to the non-profit.
“I just couldn’t believe they chose mine,” Baca said. “When they told me, I was in shock for about 15 minutes.”
Baca submitted the artwork last year after hearing about the T-shirt design contest through Jessica Simpson’s Twitter account.
“I found out I won in July, but had to keep my trapper shut for this long,” Baca said.
The T-shirts are available in children’s sizes S-XL and retail for $20 at Macy’s.
Baca has not met or talked to the Simpson sisters or Jessica Seinfeld.
“But I would love to,” said Baca, who works as a museum specialist at the U.S. Army Museum of the Noncommissioned Officer on Fort Bliss. “I am hoping this opens up some opportunities for me.”
Baca is no stranger to fame. She was once featured on the HGTV series, “That’s Clever.” Her work is also exhibited at the Hal Marcus Gallery and The Pink Cottage. Her artwork is sold online on her Etsy store website.


Source: elpasotimes.com


Closer look of the T-shirt design



Jessica Simpson is a singer turned actress, turned into fashionista who loves Hermès! Jessica famously took a picture of herself in PJs opening a present that ended up being her first Orange Hermès box and her first Hermès Birkin bag. Her first Hermès Birkin Handbag is a 35cm Hermès Orange Leather Birkin Handbag with Gold hardware which was followed up by her 30cm Hermès Vert Fonce Leather Birkin Handbag with Gold Hardware seen above in the center for her 2012 St. Patrick’s Day festivities. It is a shame we rarely see her out with this handbag but, she cannot ignore her first love, her Orange Hermès Birkin Bag. We wonder what her next Hermès Handbag will be! I think mama Simpson definitely deserves a new Birkin to add to her blossoming collection! What about a 2nd child push gift? *HINT* (Eric) 😉 What color do you think would look good on her?





Jessica Simpson is counting down the days until her second baby shower!

An insider close to the pregnant Fashion Star mentor tells Life & Style that Jess, 32, will be having a glamorous baby shower in the next few weeks at LA’s five-star Hotel Bel-Air for her baby boy due this summer.

“Her mom, Tina, and her sister, Ashlee, are throwing it for her,” a source tells the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now. “About 50 people have been invited so far. Jess is super excited.”

The affair is being masterminded by celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss, the woman behind Jessica’s first, Charlotte’s Web– themed shower last spring. And this time around, “the shower will be kid-friendly,” the source explains, adding, “so [Jess’ daughter] Maxwell and all her friends can come, too!”