Interview : Jessica Alba
January 29, 2013

jessica alba

chances are you might have seen the buzz that jessica alba was at alt summit.  i had the opportunity to interview jessica on thrusday and learn a it more about her and the honest company.

ok, lets be real before i get into this interview.  i know you are all wanting to know a thing or two.  one, is jessica as beautiful in person?  umm, yeah x10.  she is even more gorgeous in person.  too be honest (because sometimes i am overly…honest, that is) she is stunning.  i mean when i talked to her i was a little taken with her beauty.  but besides being so beautiful jessica is a truly lovely person.  she was super sweet and easy to talk to.  i didn’t have a tape recorder and i wasn’t taking notes, and since i was a little distracted by the gorgeousness i can’t remember every word that was said but i’d love to share a bit with you:

Question 1 : why did you decide to start the honest company?  the truth is that jessica couldn’t find diapers that she felt were safe, worked well and were affordable (for everyone).  jessica shared with me how she came to a a point where she just thought that constant diaper rash was just something her babies would have to endure and she just didn’t feel that was right.  she tried several brands that didn’t work and some that still contained harmful chemicals.  after doing her research she decided to start her own company and offer diapers (and many other products) that are safe, honest, affordable and yes….stylish (have you seen how cute the diapers are?  even for boys!).

Question 2 : being a mom, a business owner and an actress is a lot to juggle.  how do you prioritize and what does a normal day look like for you?  jessica shared how she has made all three, very important roles, work for her and her family.  some days her daughters go to pre-school, which is right around the corner.  during that time, jessica pops over to the office and takes care of business.  she shared how she loves being involved in many of the details, even things such as packaging.  jessica has also done a really smart thing in setting up play area for her kids in the office so they can tag along and have a place of their own.  things like making breakfast and bath time are important parts of the day that she always likes to be there for special times of the day.  and when and if something comes up with one of the little ones jessica drops whatever she is doing …being a mom is job #1.  as for juggling being an actress and motherhood, i learned that jessica always brings her little ones along on location.

Question 3:  do you have any intention of creating natural beauty products for honest in the future and for the time being do you have any natural products that you love and recommend?  i didn’t quite a get a clear answer on whether honest plans to create a beauty line.  anything is a possibility.  however, jessica has done her homework and tested many many natural products.  in her upcoming book, the honest lifeshe shares a whole list of must have natural products that actually work (can’t wait to get this book next month when it is available).

we even dished a bit about things like botox in hollywood and how hilarious the movie this is 40 is.  it was such a treat to be able to sit down and talk with, yes, a movie star, but also a fellow mom, that saw a need, stepped in and made a difference!

jessica has always been one of my faves when it comes to fashion so it was no surprise that i loved her look.  here are a few pieces she had on (or similar to) that i la la loved :

jessica alba fashion_lalalovely

 

 

.01 sneakers  / .02 earrings / .03  bag

7 Comments

commented on January 29th 2013 at 10:22am

What a great opportunity. It’s good to hear how the impact of her own experiences expired her to create such a great brand with all natural products. Thank you for sharing!

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commented on January 29th 2013 at 1:34pm

Trina,
Great to see your interview with Jessica! I have been planning on using her baby products since I became pregnant, and baby is soon to arrive. I will be using the monthly diaper delivery they offer, that happens to be a great deal as well as good for baby & environment. Goop did a great interview last year with her that introduced me to her products. That would be wonderful if they expanded their line to include beauty products.

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replied on January 31st, 2013 at 7:48pm

@Genni Burkhart, thanks, Genni! xo . t

commented on January 29th 2013 at 2:37pm

I think this is just oh so cool. I actually was recently introduced to her company this morning via A Cup Of Jo blog where she mentioned her son’s cool anchor diapers were from Honest. Really great idea and I wish I weren’t about to start potty training my last baby or i would stock up! Thanks for sharing your talk with her…almost as good as being there. :)

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replied on January 31st, 2013 at 7:48pm

@mary beth, so glad you liked the interview! xo . t

commented on January 29th 2013 at 3:46pm

I didn’t know Jessica has her own business. And how awesome it was that you had a chance to have an interview with her. Thanks for sharing and loving the pieces, especially the wedge sneakers :)

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replied on January 31st, 2013 at 7:44pm

it was so much fun.. and yes, those sneakers… i can’t stop thinking about them! xo . t