Despite her role on 'Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model', it wouldn't be too harsh to say that Whitney Port's career hasn't ever shone quite as brightly as it did during her time on 'The City'. While she continues to design for her brand, Whitney Eve, it hasn't been doing too well and now she's asking her fans to pay for her New York show.
In the short video appeal the fund raising campaign is framed as an innovative way to allow her fans to be part of the creation of her show when in actual fact, it seems like nothing more than a way of finding money to fund the show. 'Oftentimes, I have fans asking me how they can break into the fashion business or how they can learn more about runway show production,' she said in a statement. 'I think this campaign is a great way to provide my fans a behind-the-scenes experience on how a large show is designed.' Depending on how much you donate you can get everything from a shout out on Facebook to being able to sit front row at the show.
Not matter how much she tries to spin this, it all feels a bit disingenuous to me. What do you think?
Going from a successful reality star into a bona fide designer is hard transition for anyone and it's a challenge that Whitney Port has willingly embraced over the last few years. Despite showing her line, Whitney Eve, at New York Fashion Week in a group with several other designers back in 2009, the platforms she used to present her line were a lot more modest after the show was cancelled.
But fans of the line should not despair because Port has confirmed that she will return to the New York Fashion Week schedule next month and will show her Autumn/Winter 2012 collection at the Lincoln Centre with the help of Kelly Cutrone and People's Revolution. “My collection has grown so much over the past few years, and the next step for me as a designer was to put on my own runway show,” Port explained in a release. “I am so excited to show on schedule as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, and can’t wait to show my new Fall collection on the runway.”
The good news for Whitney Port: the second season of 'The City' is premiering soon. The bad news: She's being sued. Adrienne Baravetto, a designer who claims to be behind the reality star's fashion line, Whitney Eve, has filed papers against Port and her father for nonpayment, TMZ reports. Baravetto says she first spoke with the Ports in 2007 and agreed to design for a line called Eve & A in exchange for an $80,000 salary and a 25-percent stake in the company. The problem? Baravetto says their agreement was verbal, with no formal contract involved.
We're not sure why someone wouldn't sign a contract for $80,000 plus a quarter stake in a business, but nevermind. Baravetto alleges she was eliminated from the deal after select stores including Fred Segal opted to carry the line, which Port and her father decided to call Whitney Eve. The Ports' rep says the lawsuit is "baseless and without merit." Looks like that's for a judge to decide now.
Olivia Palermo,who started out as a 'social', became a household name since the launch of the MTV reality series, The City. Not content with her status as a reality TV star, the 23 year old has revealed that she is designing a jewellery range, in collaboration with Manhattan based designer- Roberta Freymann.
Amerie has been spotted all over the Mercedes Benz tents over the last two days. Yesterday she was spotted in this white skirt, multi coloured top and black blazer combo sitting from row at the Mara Hoffman, Nichloas K and Whitney Eve show.
Whitney Port debuted her latest collection at New York Fashion Week yesterday, in a Tresemme-sponsored runway slot shared with designers Nicholas K and Mara Hoffman. Whose designs won out on the catwalk? See for yourselves...
Clearly Diane Von Furstenburg's words of wisdom have done more good to Whitney than simply helping her make the obvious decision that Jay is not the right guy for her. According to The Cut, Port's line Whitney Eve has been creating a buzz on the other side of the pond.
Only last month we heard about 'The Hills' co-star Lauren Conrad taking a break from her own fashion line allegedly due to poor sales at retail. However, it seems like Whitney seems to be beating the current economy problem.