Wednesday, June 27, 2012
“I think my closet is a reflection of the Whitney Eve girl: very colourful, print-heavy, eclectic, and most of all, comfortable," Whitney Port told The Coveteur . We popped by Port’s beach-side pad just in time for breakfast, where she had a serious spread waiting for us. We’ve been big supporters of Port since her T.V. days of The Hills and The City, and throughout the continued success of her ever-expanding line, Whitney Eve. “My dream is to dress a girl from head to toe, so accessories are my next step,” she revealed. And, yes, we got an exclusive preview of her upcoming jewellery collection, Bits & Bobs, as well. Port’s walk-in was bursting with colour, prints and whimsical charm—and she’s got the organization thing down to a science. While we were busy browsing her wardrobe and admiring the Boho-like décor, Port had her glam squad add the finishing touches to her hair and make-up. After she was dolled up, we dressed her up in a slew of sartorial outfits: Giuseppe Zanotti sparkly heels, a drapy Thakoon dress—and we even got her into her sweats and fuzzy slippers. Port spilled a ton of stuff: her favourite flea markets, her knack for making a killer cheese plate, her go-to destinations for interiors, and her love for high/low mixing. We adore a girl with a sea of expensive stilettos, but we really love a girl who adds a pair from Zara, Topshop and Urban Outfitters into the mix. Our greatest find in Port’s closet was a certain yellow jumper…ring any bells? (It was the one Port wore on her first day at DVF!) Port’s words of wisdom for aspiring interns? “I absolutely loved all the experience I gained working in the different facets of the fashion industry, from being an intern at Teen Vogue to a P.R. girl at People’s Revolution, to working at a major fashion house. The best advice I can give to anyone trying to work in the fashion industry is to gain work experience as soon as possible and try to secure internships, even as early as summer in high school.”
(L)When I design I am constantly thinking about what I am missing in my closet. When I get ready in the morning, I take mental notes of items I feel I need to complete my look. I think my closet is a reflection of the Whitney Eve girl: very colourful, print-heavy, eclectic, and most of all, comfortable. (R)I got this lampshade at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. When I go to these flea markets I usually find interior accents such as these—as well as costume jewellery. L to R. Skirts, Rodarte, Opening Ceremony; Pumps, Jerome C. Rousseau; Sandals, Valentino; Boots, Chanel.
(L) I love kitchens that open to a sitting room, so even if you aren’t the one doing the cooking—that’s usually me—you can still feel like you are a part of the meal! I don’t cook a lot, per se, but I am a great sous chef to my boyfriend and sister. They are usually the creatives behind the meals that get cooked in here, and I just follow orders and do the chopping. I am great at cheese plates, and usually keep my pantry stocked with every cracker imaginable! Shorts, Unknown Designer; Shoes, Loeffler Randall x Suno(R)I divvy up my clothes into categories: pants, skirts, casual dresses, fancy dresses, tanks, short sleeves, long sleeves, jackets. Within those, I organize them by colour. It’s the easiest way for me to find something. I love the Huggable Hangers from The Container Store; they are so sleek and velvety so nothing ever falls off.