She came out with a few juicy sound bites at a luncheon to celebrate her Elle cover and promote her upcoming fragrance launch with Avon, called Outspoken by Fergie, which was attended by a fashionable crowd including Whitney Port, Georgina Chapman and Chris Benz, among others.
WWD reports, "I didn't want to call it Dutchess, or Glamorous, or Fergalicious, or something that I've already done," Fergie said of naming her fragrance. "I didn't want it to be so cutesy. I wanted it to be strong and empowering, something that represents me as a whole woman, a fearless woman."
Outspoken, which will be sold via Avon reps beginning in September, was named to honor independence. "From my music to my wardrobe, my style is all about speaking up and making a statement," said Fergie. That's why my first-ever fragrance exudes independence. Outspoken definitely turns heads, but it also lets your true personality shine through." Her husband, Josh Duhamel, on hand for the event, claimed to be a big fan of the scent, but for another reason. "I didn't like what she was wearing before, but I never told her," the actor said. "But this is good. It just works with my nose, I think."
What else came up at lunch?
The singer's stance on all the retouching in magazines and on covers: "Of course, if there's a big roll of flab coming out somewhere that doesn't look flattering, sure, I'd love that to be lessened, but I don't like to look like a cartoon character, either. I think everything in moderation."
You gotta love Fergie's honesty!
Click here for highlights from the article, including Fergie's response to being called "Fugly."