Whitney Port Freely Admits She’s Not As Stylish As Olivia Palermo
We are always ready to call out another abnoxious, over-aired reality star but there’s something about Whitney Port that we really love.
Whit talked to Grazia Daily about drama on The City, suffering under Kelly Cutrone, and her life as a fashion designer. We’re really impressed by how modest, appreciative, and grounded Port seems to be. Our favorite parts, below:
What she learned from her former boss DVF:
Diane Von Furstenburg [sic] taught me that I need to design for every woman, that I can’t just keep one woman in mind and I have to think about what girls of all shapes and sizes are going to want to wear so this is always in the back of my head. She’s just so empowering in general and as a female influence she’s made a big impact on my life.
On her time on The City:
It was so much fun! I mean, obviously there are points when I thought I can’t handle this anymore! I didn’t want the pressure of every move I made and everything I said being on TV, but for the most part, I was able to launch my clothing line off the back of it, which was my ultimate goal so I’ll always be grateful for that. So I enjoyed every experience I had because it is very rare for someone my age to be put in such a cool environment and have so many opportunities.
On working with Kelly Cutrone:
Kelly is exactly how she is on camera! She has a very nurturing side, which I think you see on camera as well. She is very motherly and a really awesome mentor. I think she just wants to push people to take chances and to not be afraid of failure. She was my biggest cheerleader! If you manage to get passed that rough edge you realise that she’s a big softy!
OK, it’s easy to forget there was a time we saw that side of Kelly too. As for Port’s enemies? The star has nothing but kind words. On who is more stylish, her or her City rival Olivia Palermo:
Olivia, for sure. I mean, even in general she is one of the most stylish girls out there. She has a really great eye!
Seriously, Whit’s either making up really nice things about really not nice people (read: Kelly Cutrone) to get us to like her, or she’s just a really cool gal. We’re hoping it’s the latter, and either way we’re totally buying it! Check out the rest of the interview here.