Whitney Port: Reality Star Turned Designer

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Whitney Port went from The Hills to The City and then back to Los Angeles where she's concentrating on her career as a fashion designer instead of a reality TV star. Although there have been rumors that her canceled MTV series may be getting a reboot, her Whitney Eve label is her full-time gig and she’s even introducing a lower-priced extension this fall. The line may have detractors, but there's no denying that its creator has an adventurous bohemian sense of style.

Whitney Port at a salon in Beverly Hills June 2011Whitney Port 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards Lincoln Center New York City June 2011

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One of Whitney's most stylish traits is her ability to transition from hipster to high fashion. Take her offbeat pairing of printed multicolor shorts, camel cardigan, a tiger T-shirt by Wildfox, Christian Dior bag, Illesteva sunglasses and Modern Vintage lace-up oxfords as she went for a manicure in Beverly Hills late last month. It was all glamour, though, for the 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York City earlier in June. Floral appliques and intricate beading made this cream Pamella Roland pleated gown extraordinary.

Whitney Port 2009 CFDA Fashion Awards New York City June 2009Whitney Port hosts a Friday Night at Jet Nightclub The Mirage Las Vegas Oct 2009

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This wasn't the first time she wowed at the annual event. For the 2009 CFDA Fashion Awards, Whitney was draped in a silver beaded halter creation from Luca Luca's Fall 2009 collection. When it came time to host a Friday Night at JET nightclub in October 2009, Whitney went with this Marc Jacobs offering. Her pinkish-red patterned mini was contrasted by a high collar and Giuseppe Zanotti embellished sandals finished off her Las Vegas look.

Whitney Port 2010 MTV Movie Awards Universal City June 2010Whitney Port 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards Toronto June 2010

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Yigal Azrouël's Spring 2010 sleeveless dress had yellow accents which really popped at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards in June 2010. The nude tone of her Sergio Rossi booties provided balance to the ensemble. Never afraid to take a calculated risk, Whitney donned a clashing yet colorful Moschino Spring 2010 frock later that month for the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards up in Toronto.

Whitney Port The Cosmopolitan Grand Opening and New Years Eve Celebration Las Vegas Dec 2010Whitney Port promotes Special K cereal at The Grove Hollywood Jan 2011

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The former reality TV star rang in the New Year last December at The Cosmopolitan Grand Opening and New Year's Eve Celebration in Las Vegas. Jill Stuart's Fall 2010 dress featured structured shoulders and the shimmering teal tone was electrifying. She also threw in Lauren Merkin’s Iris clutch and another pair of nude sandals. Whitney showed off pieces from her label's Spring 2011 collection at a Special K promotional event this past January. She arrived at The Grove in Los Angeles decked out in a sage and coral Whitney Eve Harper color blocked skirt combined with a pale peach blouse along with leopard print flats.

Whitney Port walks through a parking garage with her sister go shopping Los Angeles April 2011Whitney Port 2011 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Governors Island New York City June 2011

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Those wild shoes were back in rotation a few months later as Whitney went shopping in Los Angeles with her sister. Shredded jeans, a patterned khaki top and new redder mane also were on display. Just last month, Whitney looked effortlessly chic at the 2011 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Governors Island. Her Thakoon Addition twist front number was a uniquely sophisticated silk romper.

Whether she heads back to The City or stays in Los Angeles, it seems Whitney's true focus remains on fashion.