05/17/2011 12:33 pm ET | Updated Jul 17, 2011

Jennifer Lopez Says Greatest Letdown Was Her Fashion Lines

Jennifer Lopez sat down with the New York Times to talk about being the nice judge on "American Idol," her "not-so-great" movies and the number of outfits she lays out for her kids and husband each day (three).

She also revealed her greatest career letdown -- her fashion collections:

"That was sad for me," she said, as she pushed a strand of stray hair back in place. "I just felt like I never got a fair chance to do it right. And on top of it, I felt like I was trapped in a situation I couldn't get out of, and my name was stamped on things that I didn't believe in."

As for what went wrong -- the sportswear line, which had its debut in 2001, was criticized for being overpriced and cheaply made -- Ms. Lopez said she "didn't understand the business well enough" and didn't have enough creative control. More crucially, she didn't seem to understand how to translate her iconic red carpet style -- the navel-plunging green Versace gown she wore to the Grammy Awards in 2000; the mink eyelashes -- to an off-the-rack business.

But practice makes perfect, right? Jenny from the block recently re-concentrated her efforts with a lifestyle brand for Kohl's. Tommy Hilfiger, who's working alongside J.Lo on her wares, told the Times, "The difference this time around is that Jennifer is fully engaged with a company that is professionally staffed to really develop anything she wants, from towels to knee-high suede boots," adding, "She lives fashion."

And it sounds like a match made in celeb/fashion collab. heaven. Lopez previously told, "One of the exciting things about it is that they wanted something new. They need other things that are a different style, a different sensibility and that's why they came to us."

Her line will hit shelves this fall, as will Marc Anthony's menswear.