Jessica Simpson Goes Trouserless and Talks Eric, the Proposal, and More in New York Magazine
Jessica Simpson donned a huge blonde wig and a draped denim jacket for the cover of this week's New York Magazine. She posed trouserless for photographer Ruven Afanador in its Spring fashion issue and opened up to Amy Larocca for the interview. Jessica's been hard at work on her Jessica Simpson Collection, and with the brand poised to make $1 billion in sales this year, she talked about her success in the industry. She also recounted first meeting fiancé Eric Johnson and recalled the moment he proposed. Here's more:
- On first meeting Eric: "Was it love at first sight? No. I don't know if I believe in that. But it was definitely I could love this man. And maybe I already do."
- On the proposal: "It was a complete shock, a beautiful shock. It felt great for somebody to be on his knee, and I had to sit on that knee because I was so excited and overwhelmed I couldn't even stand. Knowing that I had his knee to sit on in that moment was very magical. The way I always wanted it to be."
- On following the "Artist's Way": "My fiancé 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."
- On designing for all ages: "I can fill all different kinds of genres in fashion, music, TV, film, personality. I just relate to all of it. So we reach out to all ages. Like just the other day my nana asked for a pair of jeggings because we sent her a pair of boots that went up to her knee, and she was like, 'For this I think I need a pair of jeggings.'"