Whitney Port jetted into Sydney this week to launch the Magnum Sydney Pleasure Store last night. I caught up with the the reality star-turned-designer for a “speed” Date with Kate!
What are your favourite things to do in Sydney?
Can you believe that I have visited Sydney several times but I still have not been inside of the Opera House! Hopefully I have some time to work that into my schedule on this trip.
Where are your favourite places to shop in Australia?
I have always been a huge fan of Sportsgirl. We have nothing like it in the states.
What inspires you when designing your collection?
I become inspired by various things. My last collection was inspired by the vastness of the sea, all the creatures inside of it and the different moody environments it takes on. I usually try to have a theme to work with to then design my prints and then the silhouettes come later. I design pieces missing from my wardrobe, my sister’s wardrobes, and my friends. I design what I want to wear.
What are your wardrobe essentials?
Black dropped tee, skinny comfy jeans, little black Alexander Wang dress, Ancient Greek sandals, Rag and Bone ankle booties, Steven Alan hat.
What is on your fashion ‘wish list’?
I’d love a new great bag! I don’t know what yet but perhaps a Celine or Givenchy. I’d also love some new little booties. Maybe some new Isabel Marants too.
What is your most precious item you own?
Who are your favourite designers?
I really love a lot of Aussie and New Zealand designers – Cooper St, Cameo, Shakuhachi, Karen Walker, Finders Keppers and Keepsake are a few that come to mind but there are so many talented designers in this part of the world!
What is your beauty regime?
All depends on what I am getting ready for but usually less is more. I wash, tone and hydrate. Then I mix a tinted moisturizer with a regular moisturizer. I then brush a mineral powder over, a little bronzer, some crème blush, brush up my eyebrows, curl my eyelashes, pop on a little gloss and I’m good to go for the day! If it’s nighttime I will smudge a little chubby eyeliner on and some mascara!
What is one beauty product you couldn’t live without?
My fresh brand high noon tinted moisturizer.
What are your must-have hair products?
Tangle teaser hairbrush, it’s a ten leave in conditioner; enjoy luxury shampoo and conditioner and Shu Umera oil.
What are you listening to right now?
Vampire weekend’s new album. A lot of the Beatles. I need to download Rita Ora!
Where is your favourite travel destination?
It’s a lake in Osage beach, Missouri that my Family and I have been going to since the year I was born. We boat, lay out, do watersports, cook, go mini golfing and go karting! It’s the best.
All-time favourite movie?
Hard question! Maybe Mermaids!
Do you have a secret talent?
I’m a pretty decent dancer. Danced all throughout growing up. I’m really good at painting nails too!
What are you doing while you are in Australia?
I’m here to unveil the Magnum Sydney Pleasure Store at Westfield Sydney, which is running for just six weeks from July 16th. It’s a really exciting pop-up store concept – you actually get to design your own customised Magnum and watch as it’s brought to life in front of you!
How did you get involved with Magnum?
I’m a big ice cream fan and as a designer, I love to experiment and be creative, so the concept of ‘Making my Own Magnum’ is just up my alley! When Magnum approached I was so excited to come to Sydney help them launch their new store. It’s been activated across the globe – from Paris to Shanghai to New York – so I feel really special to be involved!
What is your favourite flavour?
My ultimate Magnum creation is honeycomb pieces, rock sea salt and chocolate flakes – but I can’t wait to try all 18 different toppings!