Just because Whitney Port has to juggle her job at Diane von Furstenberg with having her personal life chronicled on "The City" doesn't mean she can't also find the time to work on her own clothing line, Whitney Eve. In fact, long before she interned at Teen Vogue and became an MTV reality star, the Los Angeles native said she's always wanted to work in the world of fashion.
Fashion for Whitney is the family business: Her dad, Jeff Port, owns fashion company, Swarm, which helped her launch her first line, Eve & A, last March.
"Even before I started doing the show, I always wanted to be in fashion, and I decided that fashion design was really my true passion," she told MTV News at her trunk show in New York City. "I figured when I had downtime in between 'The Hills' and 'The City,' I should just go for it. I thought it was a perfect time for me to do it."
Port said she's proud of her line, which she describes as a mixture of "both West Coast and East Coast styles," especially because designing the collection was more work than she could have ever imagined.
"It's been a really long, hard process," she said. "I didn't realize how meticulous design was."
The hard work probably came as a surprise because she didn't even study fashion in school. "I never went to design school," explained Port, who caused a stir earlier this week when she admitted to not liking "Twilight." "I went to a university and studied gender studies, which has nothing to do with fashion design. In fact, my teachers are probably wondering what I did with this."