The City’s Whitney Port is in awe of girls in London….

Whitney Port looks like a woodland goddess for the cover of Company Magazine September 2012. She’s also revealing a lot about her style and inspirations, including the fact that she’s in awe of girls in London. Here’s a little snippet of what she has to say in her full interview with Company Magazine in the issue…

British style. Discuss…


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.


Where do you get inspo for your clothing line, Whitney Eve?


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. I
also go on Pinterest and type in keywords. Recently, I’ve been looking
for hair and make-up inspiration. In terms of style, I search for
interesting textures, print-on-print or summer fashion.


Which trend got you through S/S12?


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. I love printed men’s work shirts too, like Equipment
do, and you can find so many in vintage stores’ men’s
sections.


Her style icons


I’ve
always loved Princess Diana. I think she was chic, classic and willing
to take risks considering the life she was living. I love Diane Kruger,
Alexa Chung and Rosie Hungtington-Whiteley.
Rihanna is hot too. Oh and Gwyneth Paltrow.


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