If you're like us, you've already set your digital recording devices for tonight's premiere of the latest season of The Hills (Monday, 10 p.m., MTV). We have a soft spot for the show for many reasons, one of which is the perpetually refreshing Whitney Port. In the quagmire that is reality TV, she always seems collected and well put together...basically the antithesis of the genre. If you too are pleased by her natural beauty, age-appropriate wardrobe, and overall lack of histrionics, read on for the inside scoop on Port's style.
Who are your favorite designers?
When I'm going out I like to wear Phillip Lim, Robert Rodriguez, Chloe, and vintage. During the day I like J Brand jeans, but it always varies. It seems like everything I wear is either a different designer or no designer at all! Some of the names I have in my closet: London Sole flats, JL Marks dresses, Bellabumbum bras, and Hanky Panky underwear.
Where are your favorite places to shop?
Vionnet, Diavolina, Planet Blue, Bleu on La Brea, JL Marks, Shareen Vintage (for vintage dresses), American Rag, Calypso, Scoop, Intermix, Holiday, Only Hearts (for gifts, accessories, and lingerie), and Shopbop.
Who is your style icon?
What are your favorite new trends?
I love bell bottom/wide legged jeans and high-waisted trousers.
What are some trends you're over?
Vests, labels, fedoras, big beaded necklaces, skulls, and headbands.
What are you coveting right now?
I love wearing mini-dresses with vintage heels and my grandmother's vintage beaded clutches. Also, bell bottom jeans from J Brand.
What are some of your style secrets?
I like wearing delicate gold chain necklaces and gold bracelets high up on my arm.
Whose closet would you most like to raid?
Ashley Olsen, Victoria Beckham, and Jennifer Lopez.
Do you have any beauty tips for our readers?
I always use a gentler cleanser on my face (like Cetaphil) because I have sensitive skin. I love Stila Sun in Sun 1 and layer Nars blush over the bronzer. Depending on my mood, I'll either use Deep Throat for a peachy shimmer or their Angelika blush for a bright pink shimmer. My mascara is by Fresh, for a nude lip I like Nars Lip Lacquer in Chelsea Girls, and I always get my eyebrows done at Anastasia.
Whitney's Little Black Book:
Planet Blue: 310.317.8566
Bleu: 323.939.2228, bleuclothing.com
JL Marks: 323.655.4111, jlmarks.com
Shareen Vintage: 323.276.6226 shareenvintage.com
American Rag: 323.935.3154 amrag.com
Calypso: 310.652.4454, calypso-celle.com
Scoop: 877.SCOOP.77, scoopnyc.com
Intermix: 212.966.5303, intermixonline.com
Only Hearts: 310.393.3088 onlyhearts.com
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