Singer-turned-fashion-designer Jessica Simpson recently opened up about her mentor role on “Fashion Star” and how being pregnant has affected her design process.
Simpson admitted that being around the other designers on “Fashion Star” has renewed her creative spark. “I think just seeing their drive and excitement reignites a fire within me and makes me want to go back to those beginning stages of fresh creativity,” she said. “I definitely was inspired by all of these designers to be even more involved in our collection. And with a lot of them I learned how to fabric shop and I’ve never really done that before.
Simpson also revealed that although she’s toyed with the idea of releasing a signature maternity line, there’s nothing in the pipeline as of now. “The point of launching a maternity line is to do something different,” she explained. “I’m not buying any maternity clothes. I’m wearing clothes in bigger sizes. So, I really want to make a maternity line that’s comfortable, but really stylish for people because I believe we all deserve to feel and look good. It’s a little bit harder because people don’t want to spend a lot of money on maternity clothes because you’re only pregnant for almost 10 months. It’s a harder business, but I feel like it’s something we will do eventually.”