The Hills beauty Whitney Port has expressed her amazement at British fashion, claiming that she was ‘in awe’ of London girls when she came to the UK and is a fan of our favourite high-street store, Topshop.
The 27-year-old reality TV star and clothing designer has spoken in a very fashion-focused interview in the September issue of Company magazine, as well as gracing their front cover, and discusses her role on the judging panel of Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model.
She said of Brit girls: ''When I first came to London, I was in awe of the girls walking down the street. They looked like they had just stepped out of a fashion shoot, with such a cool mix of prints, colour and texture – especially in east London.’’
"When you’re from LA, it’s easy to get stuck in that jeans and t-shirt look, but being in the UK has encouraged me to take more risks. I’ve tried to be a little more street and edgier. I wear my Doc Martens and leather jackets more," she added.
Whitney Port on the cover of the September issue of Company magazine - Company
She also revealed her favourite spring/summer 2012 trends, claiming that she enjoyed floral prints the most: ''I love, love, love floral prints. Any prints, in fact. I also like flats that have a menswear aesthetic to them, but can still be styled with a flirty, floral dress.''
''I’m loving vintage jean jackets as an alternative to leather jackets for the summer too. I found a cool one in Topshop – it’s denim with light-blue leather sleeves," she added.
And it sounds as though Whitney is just like any other girl as she gets her inspiration for her clothing line from magazines.
She stated: ''I read A LOT of magazines. The ones outside of the states are usually the better ones, and because I’m constantly travelling, I pick up fashion magazines all over the world.''
Read the full interview in Company magazine, on sale from August 7. Behind the scenes footage can be viewed at www.company.co.uk/whitney.
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