wants to follow in her big sister Jessica
's footsteps and design her own fashion range.
The singer/actress' career suffered a setback last month when she was dropped from the revamped TV show Melrose Place
. She has since landed the part of Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of Chicago
, reprising the role she performed on London's West End in 2006.
However, she is eager to turn her attention to the fashion industry and launch her own designs.
A source tells Star
magazine, "Ashlee wants to start a clothing line. She wants it to be both preppy and punk rock. She thinks she can really succeed in fashion."
Jessica Simpson has established herself as a successful designer with her self-titled label encompassing clothes, shoes, handbags and nightwear
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