When I had the chance to interview ’00s icon Paris Hilton, I immediately booked my next spray tan so I could do it nice and arrive in true color for her. Okay, so that’s a slight fib seeing as I already had it booked, but the timing was perfect. So off to the location where Hilton was shooting her campaign for the collection with Boohoo. Naturally, press met at the Beverly Hilton and then we were bused (it was a chic “bus”—I promise) to the house where a production crew and Paris were located.
Paris was still wrapping up sections of the photo shoot, so I was greeted by her assistant and micropuppy Sparkle. I made myself comfortable and prepped a few last-minute questions, and then it was my turn to interview the former Simple Life star. Here’s my play-by-play because it’s worth sharing. I walk in the room and Paris is seated on a pristine pink velvet loveseat. I’m introduced, and we start the interview. As I’m rolling off my questions, all I can think about is how perfect her tan is and how good it smelled—I swear it even smelled like Funfetti mixed with cotton candy.
So why am I on this pretty pink couch with my early 2000s icon? I was getting the scoop on her collection with UK-based brand Boohoo. The princess of pink collaborated for an exclusive collection that launches on June 20. From an ode to her late sidekick, Tinkerbell, to the trend she’ll never wear again, keep reading to learn everything I chatted about with the woman who made “that’s hot” what it is today.
What are the pieces that you’ve worn for 15-plus years, kind of like your staple items in your wardrobe?
I love, like, velour tracksuits, obviously, so I definitely wanted to make my own version of “That’s hot” and the Tinkerbell as well. They’re really comfortable, so tracksuits are something I wear every day. I just think they are really comfortable and like sparkly tops like my 21st birthday dress.
Yes, that’s epic.
I made one of those for the collection as well. It’s really beautiful. I also love chokers and palm prints, so I used a lot of those because I love just The Beverly Hills Hotel and the wallpaper there. So I was really inspired just by L.A., Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and me.
Very cool. I love it. Okay, so are there any items from the Simple Life that you still wear today or is that wardrobe just…
I love it. I’m trying to think. I would never wear a Von Dutch hat again even though I, like, wore them, like, every single day before. That’s, like, something I would not wear. I love low-rise jeans still and short jean skirts, and that print—what’s that print that’s red-and-white squares?
Yeah, gingham I think is really cute if you are going for a cowgirl look.
What’s the biggest trend that you are into right now for summer?
I’m really into my Boohoo collection, of course, and I just love maxi dresses, floral prints, and obviously swimsuits. In my new collection, we have swimsuits that say “that’s hot” on them that are really cute and would be great for summer.
Is there a 2018 version of “that’s hot” or is that just, like, still thriving?
“That’s hot” is and “that’s lit”—both of them—and I have “that’s lit” in the collection as well.
Nice. Is there a specific Boohoo item that you think complements your engagement ring best?
Yeah, we have this silver dress that’s basically the color of that pillow, and it just shines like a diamond. It looks just, like, mirrored almost. It’s really beautiful, and I think it would match perfectly with my ring.
If you could choose, would there be a co-star in Simple Life 2018? Obviously dressed in Boohoo exclusively for Simple Life.
Diamond Baby, my dog. She’s the new Tinkerbell.
Stay tuned for the collection, which will be available to purchase on June 20, and in the meantime, head to Boohoo to shop the site’s latest arrivals.