Because my goodness, does she ever.
Jess was recently interviewed by iVillage, where she discussed what she’s made a multi-million-dollar empire out of (not singing): fashion. And she had this surprising thing to say about her source of said fashion:
“My style icon really for my whole life has been my mother. The way she can put together and outfit and just color and even print mixing. I mean she’s just so creative and has always looked flawless to me. That’s why she runs (my clothing range) the Jessica Simpson collection. I trust her with every single garment.”
Which is totally, totally cute. I mean, do you know many women who say that their mother is their style icon? See, my mother was pretty stylish back in the eighties and early nineties, but lately she’s been more of an inspiration to me than ever. Why, you ask? Well because she helped usher the yoga pants-and-long-sleeved-t-shirt movement that I’m so into these days. It’s easy, it’s comfortable, it’s not as sloppy as baggy-assed sweats and holey t-shirts (which I still totally love), and above all, did I say it’s comfortable? Because as far as fashion goes, that’s what I’m all about: comfortable effortlessness.
Anyway, enough about me and my schleppy manner of dress—this is what Jess has to say about her own personal style:
“I would say that I’m pretty casual. I don’t ever wanna come across too intimidating, so as long as I look like you can come up and give me a hug, that’s good. My signature look has always been really classic and comfortable jeans and T-shirt.”
Jeans, t-shirt, whatever, girl. You look positively gorgeous and I hope you know it. Eat your heart out, Jennifer Hudson. Or don’t, since you clearly have issues with that word.
October 22, 2012 at 10:30 am by Sarah
So, sources at Hollywood Life claim that former Weight Watchers spokeswoman, Jennifer Hudson, thinks Jessica Simpson is nothing but an overweight, lazy schlub who has no motivation at all to get back to her former, pre-baby, pre-chili cookoff self. And isn’t that kind of like the kettle and the pot thing? Because come on. From HL:
Jennifer Hudson is not impressed with Jessica Simpson‘s 40-pound weight loss — the former American Idol star has lost 80 pounds, and thinks Jessica’s diet “has been a colossal joke,” according to a source … [the] source claims “Jennifer is frustrated with Jess and how she’s handled her weight-loss fiasco. She thinks Jess’ stab at dieting has been a colossal joke. Jen said that Jessica still looks fat despite an enormous $4 million incentive to lose weight.” Jennifer has reportedly been a great support system for Jessica, calling her multiple times a day and FedEx-ing her diet diary to Jess. “Jennifer thinks Jess has been lazy and not serious about getting fit. Jessica obviously didn’t put in the work,” the source said. Apparently, Jennifer is done trying to be nice and helpful to Jess. “She’s written Jessica off as a total mess. Jennifer is definitely having the last laugh.”
So, first of all, did Jessica ask Jennifer to be all FedEx-ing her food journal to Jessica? Because unless she did, Jennifer’s nothing but an overbearing pain in the ass who has nothing better to do than micromanage other people’s shit. And I hate that, seriously I do. Also, if Jess is “lazy and not serious about getting fit,” how is it any of Jennifer’s business anyway? How is it really anybody‘s business (besides Weight Watchers, who Jess has her weight loss contract with) whether or not Jess is loving exercise and laying off the Mickey D’s? It’s not. And it’s really a bunch of BS when you hear of all these people trying to “support” their fellow sisters and brothers when their “support” might not be asked for—or wanted—in the first place. Also, this isn’t the first time that Jennifer has gone and stuck her nose in shit that doesn’t pertain to her. Don’t we remember how she tried to ram Weight Watchers down Adele‘s throat earlier in the year when she said, “I used to be heavy like you“? What a bunch of intrusive silliness.
I mean, contract aside, would it be completely unfeasible for Jessica to, I don’t know, be happy with herself just the way that she is? Damn.
October 4, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Sarah
New mom Jessica Simpson has been open about her battle to lose her baby weight, and RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that she was so desperate at one point to get back in shape that she sought out an extreme surgical method to slim down – but was turned down by doctors.
“After having her daughter Maxwell, Jessica felt there was no way she could ever lose the weight on her own because she has struggled so much in the past and her post partum weight seemed to be growing,” a close friend of the fashion designer and singer told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview.
“So like a true Hollywood girl, she sought out a quick surgical fix – lap band surgery!”
However, health experts wisely advised the Dukes of Hazzard star that a quick fix wasn’t the answer following the May 1 birth, and after seeking out two different doctors for opinions, “she was persuaded to keep pushing to do it the natural way,” said her pal.
Instead of going under the knife, 32-year-old Jessica has been blasting off the 70 pregnancy pounds by working out with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak and sticking to her Weight Watchers eating plan, for which she is a spokesperson .
“There is a lot of pressure to lose weight but I’m not a supermodel. I’m just Jessica trying to eat real food in the real world,” she tells viewers in the new commercials for the popular diet plan.
Simpson recently told Katie Couric that she is just 10 pounds away from her pre-natal weight.
Friends are relieved that Jessica is successfully slimming down on her own, as they had feared that after once being so toned and ripped for her action roles that her weight woes would catapult her into post partum depression.
“She has had to deal with the blues in the past,” revealed the insider. “So everyone was thrilled that she has avoided PPD.
“With the doctors’ words and her friends’ encouragement, she is finally shedding the pounds without surgery!”
Request for comment from Jessica’s reps was not returned.
Oh man, how much of a disaster would it be if Jessica Simpson had actually gotten this surgery? I’m not sure if I believe this story – I guess I can kind of see it, but I don’t know, after having that C-section, I’d imagine that she wouldn’t be so keen to have another surgery, and also it makes me really sad to think about – but if it’s true, no. During lap band surgery, they put a, uh, band around part of your stomach so you can’t eat as much. But that’s not Jessica’s issue. Well, it partly is, according to her, but she gained weight during her pregnancy because she was, you know, pregnant, and also because her body did that thing where it retains a lot of water during pregnancy. Through diet and exercise, it looks like most, if not all, of her baby weight came off relatively quickly. If she had gotten the lap band, she would have been straight up miserable. Oh, and also she probably would have busted that band off in like two days.
Let’s think things through, people!
October 1, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Emily
“I think that we can easily put expectations on our children just by comparing them to other children. I obviously want to know that my daughter is healthy, that I’m doing the right thing in taking care of her and she’s getting all the nutrients that she needs. But, I think that as parents, we do a lot of comparing and we don’t really focus on our child in their own individuality. Taking away all the comparisons is a really healthy way to parent — and not focus on the percentiles and all that kind of stuff. I think all moms just want to make sure that they’re doing everything right, especially first-time moms. You’re going into it really not knowing what to expect even though there’s books written on it and you can try and get all the information you can. You really don’t know until you have them in your arms and you take them home — what choices and decisions you’re actually going to be faced with every day. … I don’t have a nanny in the day, but we did have a night nurse in the beginning, and it’s really helped me stay sane. Anybody that can be there [helps] — even if it’s a relative who can help you so you can sleep in the first couple weeks of being home from the hospital. You have much more of a clear head. It’s really hard in the beginning and nobody can prepare you for it. But I really did get lucky: Maxwell is able to sleep through the night!”
So, see? She’s not the old “chicken of the sea” that we’ve come to know and love (and harangue). She’s a well-spoken, centered woman with a real sense of self and what it is to be a mom. And I don’t think I could love her any more than I do right in this moment, guys. Forever.
… But just in light of a new, happy Jess, let’s revisit that “chicken of the sea” thing, shall we?:
God. Isn’t Nick Lachey such a Class-D douchebag?
September 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm by Sarah
Mad because they’re so jealous!
But no, people are mad because Jessica Simpson showed everyone a picture of her painfully adorable little baby wearing a bikini when she made her appearance on Katie Couric’s new show. I guess because’s it’s bad or something:
Claude Knights, the director of Kidscape, said yesterday: “It is very disturbing to see a young baby presented to the world wearing a bikini. Celebrity choices carry great influence, as can be seen by the manner in which their accessories and behaviours are copied widely. It is to be hoped that parents will understand that ‘baby bikinis’ are totally inappropriate, and that they contribute to the sexualization and commercialization of childhood. We should not be compromising the sanctity of our children’s early years.”
Others condemned the bikini on Twitter after seeing it online. One wrote: “Jessica Simpson posts a photo of her 4-month-old baby in a BIKINI – wrong wrong wrong.”
Another added: “A baby in a bikini?! Dear God, some people are just wrong!”
A third wrote: “I just saw the most ridiculously posed photo of Jessica Simpson’s baby in a bikini. Just awful. Poor poppet.”
So wait, did I have a particularly scandalous childhood, or are people just freaking out over nothing? Because I’m pretty sure I remember my cousins and my friends and maybe even myself wearing bikinis when we were very young. And come to think of it, my mom does have photos of me and my siblings in diapers. Like, in just diapers. There are even some pictures of us taking baths. And you know what you wear when you take a bath. Nothing. Was that wrong? Or would it just be wrong if my mom had shown lots more people the photos?
September 12, 2012 at 4:30 pm by Emily
Yes, because we already saw Jess’s hot bod arriving in New York City for the taping of the premiere episode of Katie, which is Katie Couric‘s new televised talk show. She looks good, and it’s hard to imagine that she could look any better than she did in that picture, but she did. Oh boy did she.
Here’s another photo of Jess during Katie’s interview:
And while such life-changing events sometimes warp and twist celebrities into something that they’re not, Jess is still the completely honest, down-to-earth girl that we fell in love with all of those years ago. Here’s a few choice quotes from the show—Jessica on water weight:
“During pregnancy, I didn’t really think about it. I thought my doctors were telling me that it was just a lot of water and whenever my water broke my whole entire stomach would go down but that did not happen. All the weight did not come out with the baby.”
And Jess on her post-baby eating habits that kept tripping her up:
“I feel like what made me eat more is my hormones and breastfeeding. I’ve never wanted chocolate more in my life. I’ve had to really stay focused and focus on my diet and concentrate on what I’m putting in my body.”
And finally, Jess on the pressure that she’s been under to lose the weight:
“I’ve just had a lot of pressure on me and today was actually one of my goals. Getting here in a comfortable and beautiful dress. I’ve been pregnant for three years. I definitely don’t Google my name. I try to avoid it completely. But I still subconsciously know that the talk is going on so I think that every day that is a struggle for me.”
See, guys? For all of you out there shaming her for her weight gain, come on. She’s a real person with real feelings, and this hasn’t been easy on her. Yeah, she’s only got herself to blame, but seriously. In a world filled with Lindsay Lohan- and Peaches Geldof-types, we should thank our lucky stars that there are celebrities out there like Jessica, because she’s real-er than real.
Here’s some live-action stuff from the interview, too: