The City’s Whitney Port presented her third collection for her label Whitney Eve on Saturday in New York City, and we popped over to scope it out. In the crowd, we spotted BFF Samantha Swetra, as well as Louise Roe (Olivia Palermo’s Elle nemesis on The City) and Elle creative director Joe Zee (Olivia Palermo’s boss on The City). But strangely missing in action? Whitney’s friend Roxy Olin. Where was she?! As for the clothes, the pieces are SO WHITNEY! Whitney Port showed 20 looks total for her spring 2011 collection — not including the awesome military green jumpsuit that she wore from her new season, too. And the entire collection is super cute if you’re into Whitney Port’s style — lots of peach and pistachio hues (as promised), some stripes mixed with sheer, and great prints from feathers to geometric patterns that look like pastel stained glass windows. Want to see the entire collection? Click here to check it out.
+ We caught up with Whitney at her presentation to find out everything about the collection. Here’s what she told us:
What was your inspiration for this collection?
Whitney Port: “I wanted it to be dynamic. It covers so many different aspects of femininity, it reaches different demographics and body shapes and colors. The inspiration came from wanting to speak to women of all ages and sizes, and make things cute and comfortable for them. I used easy, flowy fabrics. A lot of fabrics I utilized mixed the New York aesthetic and the Los Angeles aesthetic — the easy breezy aesthetic of Los Angeles and funk of New York.”
What’s your favorite piece from the collection?
“My favorite piece is this menswear-inspired jacket that has a ruffle and little feminine accents with the feather print.”
Which piece would fit in any girl’s closet?
“All of them! I did this portion of the collection which has spandex — all bralettes, tunics, leggings, and the things that can be worn to hold you in and also layering pieces. I think that everybody likes different things, and hopefully there is a piece here for everybody. If somebody doesn’t like one thing, hopefully there are other things they could find.”
Who did the prints?
“I worked with this artist in the UK, her name is Lisa Stannard. And I commissioned these prints, I wanted her to design the print with my colors.”
What was your beauty inspiration?
“My beauty inspiration was just something really natural and chic and effortless for the hair. For the makeup, I wanted something really fresh and a little pop of color in the eye, but otherwise, pretty monochromatic. For the nails, there was a periwinkle, and a gold-beige toe. I just wanted to keep them more muted but really bring out other color elements of the line.”
Who did the accessories and shoes?
Lulu Frost and DANNIJO provided the jewelry, and the shoes are Giuseppe Zanotti.