When Whitney Port introduced the fall collection of her label, Whitney Eve, at Tootsies in Houston Texas on Thursday August 18, we had a moment to chat about her reality future.
Whit said says while she's not opposed to being on television in the future as a personality or fashion/style expert, Port says "I'm kind of over reality TV [...] I'd never do anything as intimate or invasive as before."
In fact, Port says that she agreed to do The City only to gain publicity for her burgeoning fashion career, which had been long in the making before she was ever cast on The Hills.
When she isn't wearing her own line, Port credits favorite design influencers as Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim, Isabel Marant and Diane von Furstenberg, for whom she used to work.
Next up for Port? The spring 2012 collection of Whitney Eve will be shown at Coterie in about a month. And the ink isn't dry, so she wouldn't reveal her partner, but fans of Whitney Eve can expect a jewelry line in time for the holidays.
Whitney blogged about her trip:
I just got back from such an amazing and quick trip to Houston, Texas! It sure was hot there, I think it got up to 105 degrees!!!
I went there for a membership drive for the Women of Wardrobe (WOW) event. WOW is the under 40 division of Dressed for Success, which assists disadvantaged women with professional attire and career counseling. The event was hosted at Tootsies, the sales people are so welcoming and the store itself is so beautiful! (I even had a chance to do a little shopping splurge of my own!) I was joined by Shirin Askari, David Peck, and Claudia Labao, fellow designers who were also showing their lines.
These types of events are my absolute favorite. There is nothing more satisfying, as a designer, than seeing women and girls grab my clothes and wear them out the door! I am so proud of this Fall collection and I can’t wait for you all to get your hands on it. If you live in Texas head to Tootsies, in Dallas or Houston, to get your hands on some Whitney Eve! xoxo, Whit