Jessica Simpson On Her New Fashion Collab—and the Importance of Inner Beauty

12/24/2009 at 01:00 PM ET

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Jessica Simpson is on a roll as a designer, with a new collection of swimwear launching this month, in addition to her ongoing accessories, shoes, outerwear, handbag, and luggage lines. sat down with the 29 year-old to get the scoop on her latest venture, a collaboration with bathing suit purveyor Red Carter—and her mother Tina, of whom the star says, “My mom is also a huge part of the line. We love working together from inspiration to final product—we touch each and every item.” Simpson chatted more about the back story of the pieces: “My spring collection was inspired by my favorite vacations and the jet-setting getaways I dream about,” and describes the look as “fun and flirty, but still so classic.” When pushed for advice on how to feel comfortable in a bikini, the curvaceous Texan replied, “You have to be comfortable in your own skin because when you feel good about yourself, you are going to look great no matter what you’re wearing.” As for her own tricks for looking good? “I really think the secret to beauty is confidence. If you are happy and find beauty on the inside, it will surely translate to the outside. And smile!” The Jessica Simpson for Red Carter collection retails between $40-100 and will be available for purchase at select Macy’s and at starting December 30. To hear more from Jessica, go to Tell us: Will you buy Jessica Simpson’s new bathing suit line?Emily Hsieh

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