Jessica Simpson has become quite the fashion mogul for reasons most socialites wouldn't expect!
Ever since J.Simps stopped dieting and working out all the time, she says more women were able to relate to her. This meant big bucks for her clothing line. With a broad range of styles and sizes, her Jessica Simpson Collection is on track to bring in a billion dollars by the end of 2012!
But what about fitting into the clothes? When it comes to the weight, she admits it was hard at first hearing the media scrutiny, but the real people on the streets made it all better:
I got so much scrutiny for putting on extra pounds, but I think that the decision not to make myself anorexic was actually great for branding. Because when you’re really, really skinny, not everybody can relate to you. All kinds of women started coming up to me and saying what an example I was setting by not constantly dieting. Everybody fluctuates, but I’m open about my weight and I’m still confident. I didn’t cry about it too much.
She also tells Lucky her shopping secret:
I’m more particular now because I know what things are costing the manufacturers. So I know when I’m getting ripped off!
And what's so amazing about being a fashion designer:
I love that you can dream about a paisley, and then two months later, someone’s wearing it. I really observe things now, like I can see a painting and want it to be printed on a shirt. It’s fun to always be turning things into clothes. I’m basically styling America!
All in all, Jessica says she's the most at peace ever, and that's always a good thing for business! And for baby…
Yesterday, she announced to the world she was going to be a 'mummy' by posting a Halloween pic of herself rubbing her tummy! Congrats again, girl!
[Image via Lucky.]
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