Though Jaime King‘s television show Hart of Dixie recently wrapped up after four seasons on The CW, the actress/mother/BFF of Taylor Swift seems to be busier than ever. We somehow managed to catch up with her at the launch party for Plenti, the first multi-brand rewards program in the US, which she was hosting. Did we also mention she is six months pregnant? We talked about her very exciting new project, what she wants all her fellow pregnant women to do and, of course, that singer (and her bun in the oven’s godmother!) Taylor Swift, who she hangs out with on occasion.
We heard some rumors that you are working on a baby clothing line. What can you tell us?
Yes! I created a baby line called Jaime King for Sapling Child. It’s all organic, non-toxic clothing. I’ve been working on it for the past year, and I designed every sketch, every color, every single piece of clothing.
I find with a lot of partnerships it’s not really authentic, which is why I waited to find someone that would allow me to really express my creative vision. I wanted to create something that people would feel good about putting their kids in that was cool, but didn’t subscribe to your typical baby clothing. This has a lot of affirmation t-shirts. They say “Play All Day” and “Be Rad” and “Shine Bright.” They are fun for the kids, but also a reminder for the parents.
It comes out on August 1 and you can get it at SaplingChild.
Where did you draw inspiration from?
A lot of my inspiration is from growing up in Nebraska and having the big skies and dreaming about life and what was out there in the big world. I also noticed my son was very attracted to water and anything Japanese, so there is beautiful wave patterns and peonies and lotuses and just really beautiful colors and patterns.
You have such great style in general and great maternity style. What is your dressing strategy?
It’s really all about celebrating life and celebrating your growing body. It’s the only time you don’t have to suck in! Your boobs get a lot bigger, and it’s awesome! I notice so many women want to hide their bodies when they are changing, because it’s foreign, and it’s a little weird. In the beginning, you kinda just look bigger, but you don’t look pregnant yet. Your body is going through these weird changes, and you’re uncomfortable, so I wanted to be a pioneer of being like, “Hey! Even though I want to throw up and I feel sick, I want to feel beautiful!” There is something about putting on a beautiful dress that makes you feel beautiful and makes you feel a little better, or just taking 10 minutes out of your day to paint your nails or do something nice for yourself. Whatever it is that makes you feel beautiful is really important to do when you’re pregnant. I encourage every woman to embrace their sensuality and femininity no matter what shape or size. It’s so gorgeous and beautiful to be pregnant.
Now is the time to have fun! You can really show off and take risks. You don’t have to be in muumuus and sweat pants even though you feel like that. I mean, it is of course your choice, but I really encourage all women to be more risky with their fashion choices, but at the same time be safe. Wear flats. Do things that make you feel really good about yourself!
Would you ever consider doing your own maternity style line?
I can’t speak about it really, but I am working on a maternity line with one of my favorite companies.
Are you having a baby shower? Is Taylor Swift [King named her godmother] helping with that?
Taylor is planning the baby shower, so I dont know what’s happening! We’ll see!
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