I have been a huge fan of Kristin Cavallari ever since her days on Laguna Beach and The Hills. She took her fame from reality television and turned it into a fashion empire due to her lines with Uncommon James and Chinese Laundry, both of which were on full display last night as Bagatelle hosted an event with her during New York Fashion Week.
For only being thirty years old, Kristin has accomplished quite a lot at such a young age. The mother of three has rocked the fashion world with her jewelry line at Uncommon James and her insanely popular lines of shoes with Chinese Laundry. She also happens to be married to one of the most popular football players around right now, Miami Dophins star Jay Cutler. What Jay brings to the football field is exactly what Kristin brings to the professional world, and she gives new meaning to the term “having it all” as she seems to balance herself very well.
That was definitely apparent last night as I prepared to interview her. Kristin, who now resides in Nashville but frequents NYC as much as possible, was cool, calm and collected with a radiant smile as we discussed her exciting event ahead and so much more.
So, what obviously brings you out here tonight Kristin?
Well, this is my annual fashion week party and its crazy that I get to say annual, but god I’ve been doing this now for a couple of years and its such a dream come true! It’s great to be part of fashion week and not many people can say that so it’s awesome.
I know a lot of women who love your shoes with Chinese Laundry. Do you have an all time favorite shoe that you have designed and why?
It’s truly hard to pick one, but if i had to I would say my Laurel Bootie because its my number one seller. It’s just the perfect bootie and it will never go out of style, and it can be dressed up and down, worn day and night and you can wear it with anything. It’s the perfect bootie!
Do you get to come to New York a lot even though you are based in Nashville?
God, I love New York! My 20’s I was here all the time, I pretty much lived in the Gansevoort Hotel. But, no, since I’ve had kids, I try to make my trips as short as possible. My kids are with me this trip for a few days, and we’ve done all our “touristy” stuff, but I’m here a bit but not as much as I would like to be.
Finally, what is your favorite place to eat while you are here and why (besides Bagatelle of course)?
Umm… I really like the Meatballs at Lavo! They are so good!