Whitney Port is down under in Sydney, Australia, for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to launch her lines WE by Whitney Eve and Whitney Eve. Showing off her styling skills, the reality star turned designer wore a silver metallic blazer from her own collection, pairing it with a blush-tone Cameo slip dress and nude cage heels from Sergio Rossi. She then added in another element of shimmer via a gold metallic Valentino bag. See Whitney's effortless ensemble in today's Fab Flash now. On Allison McNamara: H&M top.
The City alum Whitney Port debuted her first collection at New York Fashion Week, and we went behind the scenes to chat with the designer about how to wear mixed prints, the inspiration behind her fun and flirty Fall line, and the moment when she first fell in love with fashion. Hear more from Whitney here, and be sure to check out the full Whitney Eve Fall 2012 collection!
Coco Rocha and Nigel Barker were just a couple of front-row celebrities seen at the Whitney Eve Fall 2012 show. Infusing a bit of her personal LA style into the collection, the breezy and feminine line was full of flirty floral dresses, mixed prints, and ankle-strap platforms with socks. Watch the rest of the runway right here.
Always one to keep it casual and chic, Whitney Port outfitted herself in a California-cool combo to debut her Fall '12 Whitney Eve line at New York Fashion Week. She wore a slate-gray peplum-infused blouse over an orangeish-pink tribal-print miniskirt for a double dose of shape and dynamic. For a playful accent, she paired black socks with silver and black ankle-strap heels. The effect is effortless but doesn't lack sophistication or polish. It's perfect for a daytime affair, but add a pair of black tights and the ensemble will transition easily into cute evening attire. Loving Whitney's laid-back luxe style? Shop our key pieces to channel her look.
Honing in on a cool-girl craftiness (and her own signature style), Whitney Port sent fuzzy sweaters, mixed prints, and pretty florals down the runway this morning for her Fall Whitney Eve collection. Front-row celebs Nigel Barker, Tyson Beckford, and Coco Rocha nodded along as models hit the catwalk and Beyoncé's "Run the World (Girls)" blared in Lincoln's Studio. The soundtrack may have been just a bit over-the-top — flirty floral dresses and peplum don't exactly scream tough-girl — but chain-adorned velvet trousers and burnout velvet pants may speak more to that edginess. As a whole, though, the collection feels decidedly breezy and feminine, albeit with that same quirkiness — read: mixed prints, playful cropped proportions, bold hues, and a splash of sequins — that defines Whitney's own LA style.
- Trends: Velvet, mixed prints, textured knits, florals, crop tops, peplum.
- Colors: Orange, black, navy, nude.
- Key Piece: The cropped printed knit mixed with the printed miniskirt.
- Accessories: Angular, geometric necklaces; metallic ankle-strap platforms and socks.
- Who Would Wear It: Quirky-cool 20-somethings like Whitney herself.
Whitney Port has been on our style radar for quite some time now — we love her effortless appeal and inventive mix-and-match skills — and even though the star of The Hills and The City is "relieved to not have to dress [up] for the cameras anymore," it doesn't mean she's slowing down. Whitney has been hard at work designing the Spring '12 collection for her line Whitney Eve and recently teamed up with Chandon and the National Breast Cancer Foundation for a night of fashion, sparkling wine, and charity on a gorgeous evening in Napa. We headed to Domaine Chandon to check out the Whitney Eve presentation and talk to the style star about her work with the NBCF, her design inspiration, and her plans for Fall dressing.
FabSugar: What inspired you to get involved with the National Breast Cancer Foundation?
Whitney Port: I have family members that have been affected by the disease, and I really want to stress the importance of early detection. It's so crucial to go out and get tested, because the earlier they find something, the better chances you have of survival.
FS: You've lived in NYC and Los Angeles — how do you differentiate East Coast vs. West Coast dressing?
WP: When I lived in New York, I was inspired to dress up a lot more, and look more sophisticated. But when I'm in LA, I prefer to keep things casual — most days when I go to the office I'm in cutoffs, a t-shirt, and Converse sneakers. I'm so relieved to not have to dress up for the camera anymore. It's fun to go out and do events and get dolled up, but most of the time I'm just at a bar with friends, totally dressed down.
Click through to read more quotes from Whitney and see the ladylike, quirky-cool Spring collection for Whitney Eve.
Photos courtesy of Drew Altizer Photography
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Whitney Port has been a busy gal, first debuting her Spring 2011 collection for her clothing line, Whitney Eve, and now a capsule collection for e-retailer, Piperlime.com. Port will reveal the 14-piece line—which includes dresses, tops, jackets and sweaters—tonight at Piperlime’s pop-up store in N.Y.C.’s Soho, but we’ve got a sneak peek at some of the sketches! Inspired by a “ballerina-meets-urbanista,” the sketches of draped dresses and cozy sweaters (perfect for warming up at the ballet bar) are right on cue.
Whitney Eve with Piperlime will be available exclusively online and at the pop-up store starting tomorrow.
— Joyann King
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The latest episode of The City left me curious about Whitney Port's Fall line. So of course, I had to check out the complete collection. Staying true to her eclectic ways, Whitney created crinkled velvet trenches, lamé-printed dresses, and iridescent animal-print skirts. For the vintage gal, the celeb designer also delivered ivory lace leggings and dresses. Textured, daring, interesting. What are your thoughts?
Good girl Whitney Port was delivered bad news today when word spread about a lawsuit filed by designer Adrienne Baravetto claiming she designed the majority of the Whitney Eve collection — originally called Eve & A — and not Port. The lawsuit also claims Baravetto had an oral agreement with Port and her father promising an $80,000 yearly salary plus an additional 25 percent stake in the company.
However, Whitney's lawyer, Michael Taitelman, tells sources, “The lawsuit that Adrienne Baravetto filed on March 19, 2010 against Whitney Eve, Inc., Whitney Port and others regarding the Whitney Eve clothing line is baseless and without merit. Whitney Port is, and always has been, the designer of Whitney Eve.” Let the drama begin . . .
Whitney Port hit the New York Fashion Week circuit looking her usual stylish self at Gen Art's "The New Garde" fashion presentation. Always one to rock funky fashion, The City girl donned a pair of wild, leopard-print leggings. On top, she wore a black sequined top and dusty gray silk boyfriend blazer. A satin bow headband, charm necklace, red clutch, and platform pumps add extra pizazz to the reality-star-turned-designer's ensemble.
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