Nicky Hilton has a lot to celebrate this week—the longtime Hamptons resident and fashion guru is still beaming from her recent engagement to boyfriend James Rothschild, and her hotly-anticipated book 365 Style (Harlequin, 2014) debuts at bookstores tomorrow.
Part style guide and part personal journal, Hilton’s new book aims to help readers discover their signature style, no matter what the budget. She well understands that we can’t all be hotel heiresses, and despite her high station, Hilton reveals herself to be remarkably accessible and generous of spirit in both her life and in the pages of 365 Style. In fact, the model and designer cum author has even given away a number of prized pieces from her personal wardrobe (Hermes bracelet anyone?) to fans as a fun way to clean out her closets and promote the book through her Twitter account (@NickyHilton) and website, NickyHilton.com. “Each week it does get harder to part with things, but it’s all in the name of fun,” Hilton says during an interview Friday.
Hilton’s 365 Style presents her formula for creating a signature style by focusing on the 3 main aspects of one’s lifestyle, choosing 6 staple items of clothing and adding 5 essential accessories—as she says, “It’s as easy as 3-6-5!” This simple plan is designed to help readers find savvy wardrobe selections that stay “on-trend and out of hoarder status, for good.”
“I’ve loved fashion since I was a little girl,” Hilton explains. “I feel very fortunate to have found my calling at such a young age,” she adds, noting that she began modeling as a teen and started designing handbags at 17 years old, followed by her own clothing and jewelry lines. Of course, the 30-year-old is now a household name with a long resume of accomplishments, including gigs as a television host, a red carpet correspondent at the Oscars, and as a guest judge on Project Runway, among others.
No stranger to the Hamptons, Hilton says she enjoys her family’s Southampton home most during the offseason, especially in the fall, so she may find time for some R and R here during what is sure to be a busy time promoting 365 Style.
“My idea of happiness in the Hamptons is starting off the weekend going to all the organic farmstands, going to Citarella, stocking up my fridge with amazing food and then inviting friends over and cooking and watching movies and sitting by the fire and relaxing,” Hilton says, also sharing memories of family weekends in the Hamptons growing up—dinners at La Parmigiana, movies at the Southampton theater and big family pot-luck barbecues on Sundays, before heading back to the city.
Nicky Hilton’s 365 Style will be available at bookstores everywhere and online this Tuesday, September 2. Visit us right here at DansPapers.com next week for our complete interview with Nicky Hilton and all the dish about 365 Style!