Give Jessica Simpson credit. She's become a mogul.
Sure, her career as a singer, actress and reality star has pretty much come and gone, but her growing stature in the fashion sphere is nothing to sneeze at.
"I never thought I'd be some fashion mogul!" she tells New York Magazine of her increasingly huge fashion line, for which successful is an understatement.
$1 BILLION: That's the projected sales for Jess' line this year. Really.
Simpson's manager says the appeal of her clothing line is as simple as branding the star's image at affordable price points and appealing to all ages:
"A girl could go to the shopping mall with her mom and she'd have a great new outfit and still have some money left for lunch at McDonald's. She can look like Jessica Simpson, smell like Jessica Simpson, and she can afford it."
"I put everything in the line and then it just blows out," Simpson says."When it comes to other celebrity brands, I think a lot of people do a great job, but it can't be all about them. Everybody doesn't want to just look like the celebrity, because they can't. They just want one element of that style."
Simpson also spills on fiance Eric Johnson: "Was it love at first sight?... No. I don't know if I believe in that. But it was 'I could love this man.'"
As previously reported, Johnson has helped Simpson tap her New Age side. Together, they write down their thoughts "free form" every morning.
"I just let it flow," she says. "My fiance taught me that. He'll get up in the morning and just write, so nothing blocks his emotional life."
"It doesn't even have to be in sentence form; he just gets everything out, and that way he can function without getting in the way of himself, without being aggressive or judgmental. We do that together. Sometimes he takes that hour just reading, we'll get out of bed and just read aloud to each other. He has so many books."
"Like, just books and books and books and books."
No word if she had ever seen one when they first got together, but we're glad she's happy with her new man and wish her continued success.