Seamlessly adding shoe designer to her credentials, TV personality Kristin Cavallari has recently offered the world some irresistible kicks. Her creations — from studded flats to slinky ankle-strap heels — infuse classic silhouettes with feminine attitude. Find out more about the Chinese Laundry by Kristin Cavallari line in our exclusive interview.
Q: Who is the typical Kristin Cavallari customer?
A: On-the-go women who want to look effortless and chic.
Q: Where do you draw most of your inspiration for your designs?
A: Fashion magazines, books and the runway.
Q: Who are your major influences?
A: Christian Louboutin, YSL and Kate Moss.
Q: What do you feel you bring to the industry?
A: My line is all about simplicity. I want the shoe to complete the outfit, not outshine it.
Q: What’s the ultimate message you want to get across through your shoes?
A: You can look and feel great without spending a fortune.
Q: Did you attend school for design or are you self-taught?
A: Self taught. I’ve just been obsessed with shoes since I can remember! I’ve kept an inspiration book for over 8 years.
Q: What are some of your favorite shoes in the line?
A: The Lotteria is the perfect summer sandal, and it comes in 3 beautiful color combos.
Q: What are some key trends we will see from your line next season?
A: Fall is all about boots and more booties. You can never have enough. The colors are richer, darker hues.
Q: Tell us about a shoe you will never forget
A: The Lotteria because it’s the shoe I absolutely had to have, and it’s been one of my most popular shoes.
Q: Which shoe should no woman be without?
A: Every woman needs a great nude heel!
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