Jessica Simpson is covering the April 2012 issue of ELLE Magazine and she is showing off her baby bump. The cover and feature was styled by Joe Zee and shot by Carter Smith. For the double cover she goes nude for one cover only wearing a yellow sapphire and diamond earrings and a yellow sapphire ring with peridot, turquoise, sapphires, and diamonds all from VAN CLEEF & ARPELS. On the other cover she is wearing a red stretch pique dress from NARCISO RODRIGUEZ and VAN CLEEF & ARPELS jewelry. In the issue which hits newsstand on March 20th, Jessica reveals the sex of her baby, tabloid brutality and more. Go behind the scenes of Jessica's cover shoot here.
On her body subconsciously telling her she was pregnant:“We were goin’ to have an all-day drinking binge,” Simpson says, not shy about saying so. “Gonna ride our bikes, hang out…do naughty things. But I started feeling this overwhelming guilt. Why would I feel guilt at the idea of going out and having cocktails with my friends?”
On taking tabloid brutality in stride:“I’m still standin’,” she drawls. “I grew up very strong! You know, my father used to be an adolescent therapist. I remember sitting at his office, watching the girls walkin’ in and out. Kids doin’ coke at 16…heroin. Pregnant at 14. I could see what I didn’t want to be.”
On hopes for her daughter’s sense of style:
“Ah swear, ah will croak if she asks me for a pair of Nikes instead of Christian Louboutins!” she blurts out, her Dallas accent swooping back in this moment of heightened anxiety. “Eric is so athletic. We’re gonna have this ath-a-letic girl and I won’t even be able to take her shopping.”
Cotton crewneck, L’Agence, $165, at Pitkin County Dry Goods, Aspen. Hipster briefs, Only Hearts, $25. Diamond stud earrings, De Beers, price on request.
Cushion-cut diamond ring set in white gold, De Beers, price on request, at De Beers stores nationwide.