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Jessica Rich and Her Shoes That Are Now in Macy’s

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Aug. 12 2019, Updated 7:36 p.m. ET

From working in the junior’s department at a Macy’s in Michigan, to being a reality TV personality in 2009, to becoming a fashion aficionado, Jessica Rich has been through a lot to be where she is now. Today, she’s making shoes that even J-Lo and the Kardashians go crazy for. Rich‘s footwear collection is even on display at Macy’s SELECT stores as of August 6th, 2019. Over here at Bombshell by Bleu HQ, we couldn’t help but want to chat with her about her started-from-the-bottom success story.

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Jessica Rich Collection at Macy’s

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When asked about her earlier days in entertainment, Jessica Rich told us that she tried to showcase who she really was, but it didn’t work.

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“Reality TV likes to twist you and turn you and not really show who you are. I’ve always loved fashion and it’s always been a huge part of my life. I got the idea of starting my own brand by my ex-boyfriend, actually. He inspired me to do it, and I leveraged my relationships to make it successful. It was challenging.”

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“Reality TV likes to twist you and turn you and not really show who you are. I’ve always loved fashion and it’s always been a huge part of my life. I got the idea of starting my own brand by my ex-boyfriend, actually. He inspired me to do it, and I leveraged my relationships to make it successful. It was challenging.”

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The Jessica Rich Collection

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But she didn’t always have an idea of what it would look like. She knew she wanted to create a brand – specifically a fashion line that was luxury, but still affordable to many – but she didn’t have a clue what exactly it would be. Being immensely passionate for all things fashion, she went ahead and tried them all: starting in jewelry, then transitioning into clothes, until she finally found her niche – shoes. However, finding one’s niche doesn’t mean it’s all sunshine and roses from there. Jessica Rich is in charge of everything from making sketches to material sourcing, and it can get very stressful.

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I do it all by myself honestly. I’m constantly thinking of new designs and trends. Anywhere I’m at, I’m constantly looking at what they’re wearing on their feet. Then I’ll be up late at night making sketches for my next look.”

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I do it all by myself honestly. I’m constantly thinking of new designs and trends. Anywhere I’m at, I’m constantly looking at what they’re wearing on their feet. Then I’ll be up late at night making sketches for my next look.”

Jessica doesn’t want to compare herself to Tom Ford, but she has a brand on the rise, and she would compare herself tomaybe a high-end Steve Madden”, because her shoes are “a little bit more affordable and definitely on trend with the styles throughout the years.”

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“I’ve always been known to wear things that are affordable, but look high-end. That’s what I want my brand to be.”

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“I’ve always been known to wear things that are affordable, but look high-end. That’s what I want my brand to be.”

She told Bombshell that her next step is to get her brand into Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom’s, and she’s working on new store locations in London and New York. But on a more personal level…

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“I’m hoping that I’ll find a relationship soon and god will send me someone long-term. I definitely have to say as a woman in this industry, I’m married to my business. But I’m ready to settle down with someone and spend all my amazing moments with them, and that can be very challenging because I feel like girls like me have a hard time finding guys who can actually accept that they’re also a boss.”

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“I’m hoping that I’ll find a relationship soon and god will send me someone long-term. I definitely have to say as a woman in this industry, I’m married to my business. But I’m ready to settle down with someone and spend all my amazing moments with them, and that can be very challenging because I feel like girls like me have a hard time finding guys who can actually accept that they’re also a boss.”

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