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Early this morning we strapped on our heels and headed uptown to Lincoln Center for our first show of New York Fashion Week: BCBG Max Azria. We started backstage, where we were jostled by crowds of photographers, harried PR reps, and bloggers alike, until finally found our way to the eye of the storm, aka hair and makeup. Stylists smudged kohl liner and mussed-up the hair of an army of razor-cheekboned models, including some of our favorites like Liu Wen and Ruby Aldridge, both of whom were clad in quintessential model/rockstar-off-duty noir attire.
Whitney Port is putting on the “first-ever fan-supported fashion show” (say that five times fast!) at this fall’s New York Fashion Week, which sounds really cool and awesome until you realize that she’s hitting you up for money.
Don’t have enough Whitney Port in your life yet? Then good news! The former Hills star turned industry darling turned designer has just announced she will be launching a new lower-priced line, WE by Whitney Eve. Port has been enjoying a comfortable cushion of success with her first apparel line, Whitney Eve, which she launched in 2008. Last season she even took to the runway and held her first official show during New York Fashion Week Fall ’12.
We sort of expected to see Nigel Barker at the Whitney Eve runway show this morning, since it’s just been announced that he and designer Whitney Port will work together as judges on Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model this year. But it turns out that Barker has worked with Port (he photographed her campaign) and he’s a legitimate fan of her career.
It’s all coming full circle for reality-star-turned-fashion-designer Whitney Port.
We are always ready to call out another abnoxious, over-aired reality star but there’s something about Whitney Port that we really love. In an interview with Grazia Daily, she comes clean about Kelly and Olivia Palermo.
Coachella is all about music, obviously, but it’s also all about FASHION. The festival is a veritable celeb playground, crawling with actors and musicians and reality stars all in their weekend-in-the-desert best.
The fashion industry and the people who can make money off of it are always trying to come up with “new” and “interactive” ways to “engage” with the consumer. At worst, these attempts are nothing more than thinly veiled commercials and at best, they’re thinly veiled commercials that you actually enjoy watching. Fun! The latest version of this comes via a new YouTube channel called StrobeLikes which has already partnered with Rachel Roy, David Yurman, and Whitney Port.
We’ve always had a soft spot for Whitney Port, the reality television star whose level-headedness and work ethic kept us tuning in long after our suspension of disbelief wore off, which is why we jumped at the chance to not only interview her, but give away five copies of her debut book, True Whit, to some of our dedicated readers.
When Whitney Port‘s web reality show Genuine Ken: The Search for the Great American Boyfriend was announced last fall, we were skeptical to say the least. After watching the trailer (which you too can suffer through after the jump!), we’ve decided our intuition was right: this show is pretty awful.
Whatever you did for New Year’s Eve, it probably wasn’t as star-studded or super swanky as the Marquee bash at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. The guest list included Blake Lively, Alexander Wang and Beyoncé. Jay-Z and Kanye performed. Rihanna was there. We, sadly, were not. The next best thing? Seeing what everyone wore the day after!
So. Whitney Port got all dolled up — and undressed — for the latest issue of Maxim magazine, because now that she’s not on The City anymore, she doesn’t want to still be typecast as the good girl. And while the budding designer looked quite comfortable posing for pictures in lingerie, it turns out she wasn’t always so photogenic.
When we think about what we look for in a boyfriend, surf skills and lack of genitals are generally things that don’t interest us. But if these are attributes you find important in a mate, look no further than the Whitney Port-hosted web reality show Genuine Ken: The Search for the Great American Boyfriend! Yes, this exists.
That’s right, folks. MTV‘s The City has been canceled, or so Whitney Port told Ryan Seacrest today.
It took the establishment of the eBay Lookbook, a new user-curated shopping website, to help get in touch with Whitney Port long enough to find out why she doesn’t eat pasta. But we also learned a lot about where we’ll be getting a lot of our clothes over the next few months.
To catch you up to speed, today is Yom Kippur, the holiest of all holy days on the Jewish calendar. It is also known as the Day of Atonement, and Jews spend the day fasting and asking for forgiveness. So which of our favorite celebrities need to atone for their fashion sins?
“Reality show” is a funny term. Now reality shows are a lot more polished and a lot less, well, real. Now reality shows are a lot more polished and a lot less, well, real. And for many reality stars, there is no backdrop more polished — or coveted — than the shows at Fashion Week.
We love Whitney Port, but it’s a sad day for fashion when she’s in the running for best-dressed at a red carpet event. Which isn’t necessarily a criticism of Giuliana Rancic — though we’re not necessarily used to seeing her on the good lists either — but of their fellow guests at last night’s OK! Magazine party.
This week was full of highs (like all the fun TV news we got on Wednesday — Tim Gunn on Gossip Girl!) and lows (like American Apparel hanging on by a loose financial thread). If you’ve missed any fashion news this week, read on.
It looks like we only have a few more hours left to call Whitney Port our favorite Girl Next Door. The seemingly shy and somewhat modest City girl has announced that she’s following in the footsteps of pretty much every other reality star out there: she’s posing for Maxim.