While Jessica Simpson is often spotted in public, she is almost never seen wearing clothing, bags, or shoes from her eponymous fashion line.
The reason is that The Jessica Simpson Collection is owned by Sequential Brands Group, which is also the parent organization of brands such as Joe’s Jeans, Martha Stewart, and Ellen Tracy. Jessica is simply being paid to have her name put on their products.
Jessica Simpson leaving her hotel in a black and white contrast trim jersey dress from Gucci in New York City on July 31, 2018
Jessica Simpson shows off her feet in Christian Louboutin “Glennalta” sandals
Later the same day, she stepped out for dinner in New York City with her husband, Eric Johnson.
Jessica toted a Valentino Garavani Candystud polka-dot quilted leather shoulder bag and completed her outfit with Christian Louboutin “Glennalta” sandals in interwoven suede and metallic napa leather.
Jessica Simpson toting a Valentino Garavani Candystud polka-dot quilted leather shoulder bag
In April 2018, Sequential Brands Group acquired a majority interest in the Jessica Simpson Collection brand from Camuto Group.
“I am extremely honored to partner with Sequential Brands Group to continue the growth and integrity of the Jessica Simpson Collection,” Jessica Simpson said in a statement.
“Working together with the powerful management team at Sequential and with all of our trusted retailers and licensees, including Camuto Group, there is no limit to our success. I’m as committed as I was 10 years ago. Here’s to the next billion.”
Candystud polka-dot quilted leather shoulder bag, $3,045 at Net-A-Porter
Valentino Garavani shot the campaign for its new ‘Candystud’ bag at the palatial Villa Aldobrandini in Italy, surrounded by sculptures. Fusing punk influences with elegant details, this graphic polka-dot version is made from supple black leather stitched with diamond quilting and dotted with the label’s signature pyramid studs. It comes with a detachable shoulder strap and has a zipped pocket inside for securing your keys, credit card, and lipstick.
Contrast trim jersey dress, $2,200 at Farfetch
A crisp piece that showcases the elegance expected of the famous Gucci design house, this dress is essential for the chic woman’s wardrobe. Presented in black, the vintage inspirations for this dress are emphasized by the contrasting cream sleeve trim and spread collar, whilst two wonderful tiger head enamel buttons adorn the chest above a fitted waist and A-line shape skirt.
Christian Louboutin ‘Glennalta’ Suede/Metallic Red Sole T-Strap Sandals
Brown Christian Louboutin ‘Glennalta’ Glitter T-Strap 150mm Red Sole Sandals
Leopard Print Christian Louboutin ‘Glennalta’ Red Sole Sandals
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