Ivanka Trump Covers REDBOOK May 2013

Ivanka Trump Covers REDBOOK May 2013

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.”