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April 13, 2014

Celeb Q&A: Zooey Deschanel

Deschanel talks fashion, Prince and 'New Girl'

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Zooey Deschanel is almost bubbling over with excitement: Her show "New Girl" is a hit, she just released a pop song with Prince, she's working on a movie with Bill Murray and Bruce Willis, and now she's sitting in a Tommy Hilfiger store filled with racks of dresses she helped design.

It's fitting, then, that bubbles are a theme of her new fashion collaboration with Hilfiger, To Tommy From Zooey.

A self-described "fabric nerd" known for her bright blue eyes, long bangs and retro-inspired dresses, Deschanel spent two years working with the designer to create a collection of flirty frocks based on her own personal style.

"It makes me so happy when people like them. And I love all the dresses," she beamed. "It's almost like I got a whole new closet full of clothes!"

Wearing a cream-colored dress from the collection, the 34-year-old actress talked with The Associated Press about working with Prince, being true to herself and what the future holds for "New Girl" couple Nick and Jess.

AP: There are 16 dresses in your new collection. Will Jess get to wear some on "New Girl"?

Deschanel: She's wearing three of them in the final episode, actually. It was really lucky. Everything took place on a boat, and I said to our costume designer, 'Do you think it would be OK to put some of the dresses in the mix?' ...So we got some press samples and then they all got chosen! They didn't even know they were my dresses, either!

AP: Prince guest-starred on the show, and you have a single out together. Are you two buds now?

Deschanel: He's very mysterious. I couldn't venture to call him my bud. He's too, like, aaaaah (she looks skyward in reverence). He is incredibly nice and so generous and just so talented — a really wonderful person and I feel lucky to know him. It's cool because I make records with (my indie-folk duo) She & Him. We've made four records, but we've never been a pop band. The Prince thing was almost by accident, because (producers) said we'd like it if Jess goes up and sings with Prince, so I did a vocal for the sound department. They sent it to Prince, and the next day they'd mixed that vocal in... and then they released it! It's so exciting.

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