Jessica Simpson: I Dress to Inspire My Fans

03/12/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

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In the latest issue of ELLE, Jessica Simpson says going into design was a “natural transition” for her — and not just because she’s a savvy businesswoman.

“Every time I think I’m gonna be photographed, I wonder if somebody will see what I’m wearing, and if it’ll help ’em put somethin’ together, maybe for school?” she reveals.

That drive to inspire is what pushes the star to create, both in the workroom and in her own life. “I always wonder if what I’m wearing will be something that people would compliment, or want to wear,” she continues. “I don’t ever get ready just for myself, ever.”

Simpson, whose collections of clothing and accessories have netted more than one billion dollars in sales, recently introduced earrings at Zales and a tween collection with her younger sister, Ashlee. And from the sounds of it, the ideas — and inspirations — keep on coming.

So the singer-turned-designer hopes to bring her motivational mentality to her new mentor role on Fashion Star, which premieres Tuesday on NBC. (Nicole Richie and designer John Varvatos costar.) “I’d hate to be a judge … I don’t want to crush [the contestants’] dreams,” she says. “I’d rather help ’em reach the best of their ability that week.” Spoken like a true mentor! For more with Simpson, pick up the April issue of ELLE, on newsstands now.


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boohoobytch on

lmfao @ Mason…um, she may inspire the girl that lives across the street from the Piggly Wiggly but not your average, born stylish New Yorker (ahem)…perhaps she should focus on delivering the world’s largest baby

martha on

Does anyone REALLY think she knows how to dress??? Guess nobody saw her in that red tent with those flugy shoes looking ever so BIG……

Aska Asha on

She dresses in oversized tops and undersized bottoms with sky high heels…most likely to disguise weight issues. That is not style.

Grace on

I don’t care for her very much and I’m not sure why but she is beautiful and I’m sure her baby will be gorgeous. If someone had told me a few years back that she would have a multimillion dollar empire I would have laughed; she seems kind of dorky.

Sky Casey on

Ya, I agree, fans? She has the worst taste in clothes, I have not seen her in one outfit that makes sense…and now she is on a show where she gives advise? What were they thinking? She probably is a nice girl, but bad taste in fashion she has!

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