Desiree Hartsock with Maggie Sottero create a custom line of wedding gowns.

By now, you've probably heard the exciting news that we've teamed up with America's television sweetheart, Desiree Hartsock to create her one-of-a-kind wedding dress. This morning, we had the opportunity to catch up with Des, and we're thrilled to bring you this exclusive interview! Keep reading to learn more about Des' beauty secrets, style inspiration, and of course... wedding talk.

Q:  Describe your everyday personal style in one word.

Comfortable

Q: Where do you find your inspiration?

Nature, history, and different eras.

Q: Celebrity style crush?

Nicole Richie

Q: Fashion trend you wish would come back...

The plaid skirts with collared shirts from "Clueless"... I loved that movie!

Q: You spend a lot of time in front of the camera... What's your beauty secret for looking so great?

Moisturizer and sleep!

Q: When did you realize you wanted to become a designer?

I knew my sophomore year in high school, when all I wanted to do was make dresses and be creative.

Q: What inspired you to dive into the world of bridal gowns?

The intricate detail and beauty of a wedding dress first inspired my passion for designing bridal gowns. A wedding gown is a piece of art that a bride will get to wear on one of the biggest days of her life... For that, I will always be inspired to design bridal gowns.

Q: What are some of your favorite bridal trends happening right now?

Right now, I love interesting backs with illusion lace or beading!

Q: Why did you choose Maggie Sottero to partner with on the creation of your wedding dress? 

Maggie Sottero is such a reputable brand that I have always been very aware of because of the many bridal salons I've worked at. I know that the bride's happiness is one of your key focal points, which is important to me. I like that your gowns are within reach for many brides, and that makes Maggie Sottero more personable and warm for anyone searching for a gown. I am proud to be part of such a presence in the bridal industry for my collection with Maggie Sottero.

Q: We couldn't be more excited to work with you! We asked women what they wanted to see in your upcoming collection, what are some of your favorite suggestions so far?

Lace with some bling!

Thanks, Des! We can't wait to share this journey to the altar with you! Want to leave your feedback for Des? Take a look at our Facebook page, and be sure to stay tuned to Love, Maggie to see the latest updates!

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