Read out below this amazing new interview for MiniMode website. She talks about pregnancy, family and work.
The authentic, inspired and passionate actress on why pregnancy is the new sexy.
The first time I met Jaime, we instantly hit it off. Inspiring and poetic, she is both daring in attitude and compassionate, stunning yet very real, sparking something almost magical about her. Not to mention her style is on-point, rocking a street-meets-chic vibe wherein she coordinates designer pieces mixed with vintage finds. Hailing from Nebraska, she is now set on a world stage yet remains deeply connected to her roots and wise behind her years. Bottom line, I jive with her jam.
And on a recent trip to LA we stopped by her house, one sunny afternoon, to share salads and green juices. Jaime greeted us at the door, still pregnant with Leo Thames and looking gorgeous as ever. Her home is the kind of place that you never want to leave, bright and airy with good vibes abound. We spent hours sprawled out on the floor of a room akin to a glass jewel box (also, the most peaceful room I’ve ever been in) gabbing about everything from the realities of motherhood, to her latest collaborations and why pregnancy is the new sexy. Join us for a candid chat with the lovely @jaime_king
On how your collection with Sapling Child came to be: I discovered Sapling Child on Instagram and was so inspired by the brand – beautifully designed and home-grown, plus all products are vegetable dyed and non-toxic! I reached out to the founder and after talking we decided to develop a collection together as I love to support up and coming companies.
When I told my business advisors that I was going to do a collab with this small brand that I met on Instagram, they were like “Who? What?” and insisted that it was a risky proposition. But I disagreed as I see social media as an incredible online community and a powerful tool for creativity.
As a result we worked hard for a year and a half to develop this collection and I’m beyond thrilled with the line.
The inspiration for the Sapling Child collection: I grew up on a farm in Nebraska, under the wide open sky. I would stare out at the stars and dream of my future. I wanted to bring that beauty and possibility into the design inspiration. The messages are a reflection of who we are; I wanted to see my baby sons’ energy in the prints. We also incorporated a series of waves and lotus flowers in varying calm palettes inspired by my son’s attraction to Japanese art and symbolism.
Favorite pieces in the collection: I love the idea of encouraging kids to wear any color they want, vibrant and beautiful. As for specifics, I particularly love the Sunset Hour Snuggle Wrap which was inspired by an electric sunset in bright, saturated watercolors. My other favorite is the Japanese wave print (and really all the styles in this fabric), as it is both beautiful and calming.
On ‘giving back’ or ‘paying it forward’ with your work and the projects you are involved in: Through my partnerships I donate my services in order to help a small business grow. I’m especially passionate about products that are not harmful to kids which is why I chose to collaborate with a brand that cares about the environment and planet. Sapling Child also supports an orphanage in India for newborns to age 16 and I’m proud to be part of that as well.
On your upcoming Pea in the Pod collaboration: Rachel Zoe put me up to work with Pea in the Pod on this collection and I am so grateful. Our goal with this line was to tackle very real issues around becoming a mother for a woman, about how people see you, about your sensuality which becomes even more important than before. With this collection I want the woman who wears my line to feel strong and gorgeous. I have one hard and fast rule: no ones leaves the dressing room feeling defeated; everyone feels beautiful in my clothes.
On your biggest “pinch me” moment in your career as a model, actress and now, designer: Every day since I have had my sons. After being told that I couldn’t have a child and then to get pregnant twice, naturally, was more enlighting then I could ever explain. I now have two beautiful boys and my love for them is infinite. Everything I have ever dreamed of is aligning all at once in a beautiful and natural way. I look at my sons and I’m amazed! It makes me want to celebrate who I am as an individual. I feel that I’m getting to do everything I ever wanted: to be a mother, designer and actress.