Vanessa Simmons Talks ‘Project Runway,’ Fashion Faux Pas And Prioritizing Motherhood


Vanessa Simmons is making her return to the spotlight in the most fashionable way possible. The Run’s House sister will be gracing our television screens as the host of Project Runway: Threads. With judges Gina Kelly and Jasmine Snow of Seventeen magazine, past Project Runway winner Christian Siriano and YouTube style guru Ingrid Nilsen in tow, Vanessa will watch tween contestants design, create and compete for $10,000 towards and Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts Store.

Between the new show, curating a new web boutique-slash-mommy-blog and taking care of her 8-month-old daughter, Ava Marie, the fab multi-hyphenate has her hands full. The thing is, she couldn’t be happier. We chopped it up with Vanessa about how inspired she is to be working with both youth and fashion, what she wants for her daughter and how people put too much pressure on moms to “snap back” after giving birth instead of being a caretaker. —Stacy-Ann Ellis (@stassi_x)

Catch Project Runway: Threads on Lifetime on Thursday nights at 10/9c.

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