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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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ginae on

I saw her on Ellen today and thought she looked happy and content. She needs to watch the high heels tho before she falls and breaks her neck or heaven forbid cause harm to the baby. Use your brain Jessica!

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Aries13 on

Jessica has fans?????

krisczer on

What ever happened to the wholesome Christian girl who wouldn’t have sex until marriage? What a joke!

Lola on

Love her or hate her, she is laughing all the way to the bank. Clearly enough people enjoy her products. There is no denying she is likeable. I wish her continued success.

orange on

I’m not personally a fan of hers, and for the most part don’t like her fashion sense (ie, what SHE wears) but I must say her shoes are gorgeous! Her lines do quite well, but do you really think it’s all her? She has designers working for her. But keep it up girl, you’re the one making that money ;)

alex on

love jessica n love her style!! grt person,,,

harr on

Her shoes are gorgeous!!

Marie Mullin on

You go girl, she has made a million dollars so far at her age! She must be doing something right. I meant a billion dollars.

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