Jessica Simpson: I've Learned from My Style Mistakes

11/17/2011 at 02:00 PM ET

Jessica Simpson wedding dress
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Jessica Simpson may be one of the pros on NBC’s upcoming show Fashion Star, but she admits her own style choices haven’t always been the best.

“There are a lot of things I’ve worn and look back on and think, ‘Oh, my,'” the mom-to-be recently told PEOPLE. “When it comes to beauty, I think a big misconception is the tanner you are, the more beautiful you are. It’s not always true. I look back on a lot of pictures where I’m really tan, and I’m like, ‘Whoa!'”

But Simpson has only learned from her mistakes — and they’ve inspired her to strive to keep her Jessica Simpson line of shoes and apparel impeccable.

“I’m in all those meetings,” she said. “I know the zipper pulls, I know what you’re going to be purchasing next spring. I know what’s going to be trending. It’s really fun to take all those meetings and try and play great guessing games of what the public’s going to buy.”

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Simpson, who said she’s a big fan of the current colorblocking trend, is also in the know when it comes to taking care of her skin. The former Proactiv spokeswoman recently teamed up with skincare expert Nerida Joy to introduce BeautyMint, an affordable, personalized line sold on the web.

“We go to department stores and we have no idea what these people are telling us,” Simpson said. “We just know to get the ‘it’ product because it’s working on this A-celebrity. It’s kind of like you’re spending too much money on something you don’t really know.”

BeautyMint requires taking a quiz to “get to know about your skin,” similar to JewelMint, StyleMint and ShoeMint, which tailor fashion offerings to a shopper’s style preferences. Simpson said the questionnaire “really acts as a professional, helping you, guiding you through your skincare regimen. It definitely will only give you products that work for your skin.”

First-time BeautyMint customers: Through Dec. 3, receive $10 off of your first BeautyMint purchase using code PEOPLE at checkout.

–Dahvi Shira


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Marky on

We have no idea whether Jessica Simpson actually designs clothes, shoes or anything else, other than going by what we are told. I have seen her describing how her shoes are designed and built, and she did so in a very intelligent, knowledgeable way. She pulls the “dumb blond” act sometimes to get a laugh, but she’s not really dumb, and the thing that is so irritating is how some of you are so bent on making fun of Jessica for everything and anything she says or does, as if none of you ever have a slip of the tongue, or say something flippant.

If you think you look better with a tan in your 20’s, let me tell you; you will not think a single tan you ever had was worth it when the doctor has to remove about half your cheek in painful surgery, and you are left with the results for the rest of your life. Even with a world-famous plastic surgeon, don’t think for a minute my face looks the same now as it did before. Neither does my friend’s, nor does another friend feel great about all her tans after surgery for melanoma in her 20’s. I, and my friends, are grateful to be alive, but when I see tans, I just shudder thinking of what’s ahead for the person who “thinks they look better”! You are the color you are; appreciate it and enjoy it, but don’t take the risk.

Jan on


pat on

love jessica!! she’s gorgeous n love her whole collection..

PhilG. on

Jessica used to be hot but now she’s frikken scary.

Not too fond of the once a week toothbrush use either.

Carrie on

Her make up in the 1st picture is unfortunate!

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Janine on

Another one who climbed to fame with sex. No talent here. No husband either.

jess on

Here is my take on Ms Simpson….her so called pretending or acting she is dumb is anything but a show, i saw first hand the time she she asked Nick if “chicken of the sea” was tuna or chicken, and then turned around and asked him if buffalo wings where really form buffalo’s? WTF that was so real and she should be ashamed of herself!
Any woman who gets on tv,radio etc and brags about being able to fart so well has their head literally up their ass, she is needy, desperate and flighty, after she cheated on Nick and then “dumped him” most of her fans lost all resepct for her, if she really was a devote christian she would not have cheated for number one and second she would have done everything in her power to save her marriage! now here she is with a man who does not have a job and she goes around bragging claiming he waits on her hand and foot , well he better he has nothing better to do,,,,and lastly she needs to keep her big fat mouth that she doesnt brush the teeth in, shut about having more kids until she has this first one for at least two years, she has NO clue what being a full time mother is about, and she claims she wants 6 kids running around> WTF someone please give this loser a smart pill and hhope it works because this poor baby is stuck with her for a mother! poor poor baby!

Lucy on

I predicted jessica’s break up of JM and of T R, and i stick to my guns on my prediciton of her and Nick re-uniting,
it won’t be for a longggg time but you can see if you pay attention that Nick is still so in love with J, and she with him.
If you look at video of them together you can see what you don’t see with either couple now, Vanessa is deeply in love with nick and he loves her but not like he loves J..and the same for J….wait and see N and J will be back together, it may be about 10 years but they for sure will be back together.

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