Jessica Simpson is no stranger to the front row, but to show her own collection during New York Fashion Week, the blonde bombshell is saying “no” to the runway and to professional models! Instead, Jessica plans to host a private presentation to preview her spring 2011 apparel and accessories collection, and showcase her new denim line using 8 of her best friends as models. Enlisting the likes of sister Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and close friend Cacee Cobb, Jessica will dress her nearest and dearest in her debut denim line as well as jewelry and apparel from her fall/holiday collection. The models will mingle with fashion editors and guests while brother-in-law Pete Wentz spins tunes. With all this star-wattage, it’s going to be hard to concentrate on the clothes! Article by People * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * My friend Lauren referred this article to me. I LOVE hearing about this kind of stuff! Jessica Simpson has made a big contribution to the fight for real beauty and acceptance. I’m so pleased that she is not using runway or professional models. But the article does say it will be a “private presentation” – so does that mean it won’t get as much exposure? I’m a little confused. I really hope not – this is the kind of stuff that people need to see – that the regular, genuine, every day human is sexy. We prove this to be true every day but we just don’t get the recognition. I definitely want to update everyone on Jessica’s presentation and collection after NYFW passes!