Molly Sims: Center Stage

Molly Sims

If anyone knows the power of a little panache, it’s one Mrs. Molly Sims (note the Mrs.) The supermodel is not only the creative force behind too-chic jewelry line Grayce by Molly Sims, but she’s also recently taken a well-heeled step into host role on Lifetime’s Project Accessory. It’s essentially a match made in style heaven. From Korean spas to lusting over lists (and avoiding on-set theft), I caught up with Molly to pick up a few posh pointers.

Julie Bensman: You're hosting the new show, just launched an eponymous website, continue to grow Grayce and, oh, just got married in September. What's the secret to keeping it all together?

Molly Sims: Being really organized. It’s all about keeping lists, lists, and more lists — it feels so good to cross items off! I also have an amazing, close-knit circle of family and friends (and wonderful husband) that I draw upon for strength and support.

Project Accessory judges

Project Accessory judges Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti, Kenneth Cole, Ariel Foxman, Sims

JB: So far on Project Accessory, we’ve seen everything from Spandex to Swarovski (and the season isn’t over yet!) What have been the most enjoyable and challenging aspects of hosting?

MS: I’ve loved seeing our extremely talented group of contestants rise to the task of every challenge. I'm so excited to see what they are going to create each week. It’s a real behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making accessories, which has never been shown on television. The most challenging aspect is NOT being able to keep the pieces they make!

JB: How do you unwind when not working?

MS: Hiking with my animal kingdom (I have three dogs), going to the Korean spa with my girlfriends, and relaxing at home with the puppies and my husband.

JB: What's the best fashion/beauty advice you've ever received?

MS: My mother taught me to always be "graceful and grateful." This attitude/way of life translates into how you carry yourself in this world. To me, that is real beauty.

JB: How would you define your personal style?

MS: Classically Chic. My trick is to put money into your good basics. That will carry your wardrobe a long way.

JB: When traveling, what items can always be found in your carry on/suitcase?


  1. Warm cashmere socks and big cozy scarf (I always bundle up on flights)
  2. My iPad
  3. By Terry Lip Gloss
  4. Snacks (you can't always trust airplane food)

Molly Sims wedding

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