In between her motherly duties and bustling career, Ivanka Trump graced the front page of REDBOOK magazine”s May 2013 issue.
The 31-year-old real estate heiress looked absolutely gorgeous in green for the Matt Jones cover shoot while offering up fashion advice and talking about her life as a working mom.
Check out GossipCenter”s recap of Miss Trump”s interview below. For more, be sure to visit REDBOOK!
On juggling her career and baby time:
“Oh, every morning Im so sad to leave Arabella. But its important for me to continue what Im doing. Its fulfilling to me, and I think it makes me a better mom when Im home. And incidentally, I hate the expression “working mom,” because when Im with Arabella on the weekends, Im much more exhausted on Monday morning than I am on Friday night! [Laughs] I think the expression “working” versus “non-working” implies that a mother who stays home doesnt work. Its far more difficult than anything I do in the office.”
On keeping her family”s personal life out of the public eye:
“Many people who come from obscurity and shoot into the limelight, they dont really know what theyre getting into, whereas I did. I went in with my eyes wide open. I dont let people into things that are too private. People ask all the time, “Oh, can we take photographs of you and your closet” No. That feels voyeuristic in a way that I dont feel comfortable with. Im very active on social media, but you dont see me tweet a photo of Jared and me lying in bed on Sunday morning. I dont want to see other people lying in bed on a Sunday morning; why would someone want to see me”
On her simple fashion sense:
“Buy simple, classic piecesa good trench, a crisp white shirt, a shift dressand then add some fun through accessories. Every woman should have a great black dress that she can wear as a baseline. Then throw on a chunky necklace, or some bracelets. The simplest way to do it is to add a little twist to a neutral palette: black, beige, white.”
On her dad, Donald Trump, being a grandfather:
“Oh he takes her all the timebut with me. He wouldnt know what to do if she was crying or needed a diaper change. Although I think hed figure it out. He was always a great father in that he was always there. Now that my brothers and I work with him, weve become even closer. If we talked a lot before, we speak 50 times a day now. I spend half the time in his office. Its wild.”