Jessica Simpson has gone from teen pop sensation to reality TV star/actress to fashion mogul, with an eponymous line that nets about $1 billion and includes over 30 product categories (we don't know anyone who doesn't love a Jessica Simpson shoe)! And her fashion empire is continuing to grow and will now include real estate. Fans of Simpson's clothing, shoes, accessories, and fragrances will have one more way to shop their favorite label when the star opens up her own boutiques. The Jessica Simpson label is currently sold in mainstream department stores like Macy's, Lord & Taylor, and Dillard's. Boutiques could potentially open within the next year in major cities Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, and eventually in Simpson's home state of Texas. No word yet on where exactly Simpson will set up shop, or who she'll hire to design the spaces, but we'll definitely be keeping our eyes open for more details.
MAC Cosmetics is trying something new, and actually, it's kind of genius. The cosmetics brand is opening up a makeup salon in New York (we're hoping other cities will follow), and it's not to be confused with the MAC makeup counter or boutique in your favorite mall. The salon will be similar to DryBar or DreamBar, except instead of blowouts and quick hairstyles, customers can receive a bold lip, smoky eyes, or a quick contouring applied by a MAC makeup artist. In addition to the quick and easy services, there will be makeup lessons, services for special events (think weddings, prom, and the like), and beauty parties. But unlike the MAC counter, there's no pressure to buy any of the products the makeup artist uses on your face; just pay for your services and go. How easy is that?
Dancer and budding It girl Maddie Ziegler was named a brand ambassador for dancewear label Capezio back in May, and for her first campaign she debuted the brand's collaboration with Betsey Johnson, a former dancer herself. The capsule collection includes nylon spandex leggings, briefs, camis, leotards, graphic tops, and tutus in lace, floral, and animal print, with prices ranging from $20 to $120. And, as expected of anything Betsey Johnson touches, the collection is totally fun and geared toward serious young dancers who want to add a little playfulness to their dance attire. You can shop the entire collection now.