Last night, we got to "hang out" with Jessica Simpson and her friends for the launch of her jeanswear line at her NYC showroom, where the star also debuted her spring '11 collection. Despite the barbs of the tabloids, in person she is more than the girl-next-door pretty, with a body that the average American can relate to. The same can be said for many of the friends Simpson enlisted to model the clothing, ending in a cattle-call like presentation where Cacee Cobb, and some other peeps we've never heard of, walked down a wooden contraption while Simpson hollered out things like "look at that booty." Like many a celeb label, the pieces are all over the map—we spotted a striped backpack that we l-o-v-e-d, as well as some denim-and-leather booties and a camo blazer that we wouldn't refuse. But, there were also quite a few fashion fails, including a jean, zip-up bustier, a printed tank with a strange ruffle on the bottom, and loads of stuff that would look great on Arlene from True Blood.
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