This week the Fashonitas & Belk brought designer, heiress and now book author Nicky Hilton to Dallas for a mixer book signing to promote her new venture 3-6-5 Style. Before Nicky hit the book signing she was mingling with media and Fashonista chairmen in an intimate setting. The book signing was held at Dallas’s newest flagship store Belk at Galleria Dallas, which houses designers like Pink Tartan, Desigual, Trina Turk and Marc By Marc Jacobs to name a few. Nicky charmed guests while wearing a Topshop dress & Stewart Weitzman boots, in which she would later mention while we were chatting. Nicky was so graceful and down to earth, which was so refreshing. For more interviews with Nicky Hilton check out GeekGlam, My Fashion Juice, and Beauty For Ashes.
NH: They’re Stewart Weitzman! They’re so comfortable! I picked them up at Neiman Marcus today.
CC: Of cool! The Downtown store?
NH: YES! It’s amazing there.
CC: Nicky, What made you want to set out to write a book?
NH: I love fashion, I love dressing up. Its your chance to tell the world who you are without having to speak. My whole life has been immersed in fashion. I started modeling when I was a teenager shortly after I was designing handbags, clothing, and jewelry. I learned a lot along the way so I thought It would be neat to put it all into this book.
CC: Tell us exactly what 3-6-5 Stands for?
NH: 365 is this method to help simplify your wardrobe. The 3 represents the 3 most common occasions you dress for (Work, School, Happy Hour). 6 represents your clothing staples you should stick to while you’re building your wardrobe (blazers, dresses, button downs ETC). If you stick to these items and buy them season after season you won’t become a victim of “I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR”. 5 represents the accessories you should rotate.
CC: In your eyes how does a girl Find exactly what her 6 staples are?
NH: I think you have to ask yourself is this flattering on me? Do you feel good? Not to resort to something that’s trendy. I really suggest to people that have trouble finding their sense of style to make a mood board (Collage of your favorite prints, colors and clothing styles that catch your eye). There is nothing less gratifying than going into your closet and seeing a bunch of items with price tags still on them. So now I will not buy anything until I get rid of an equal amount of things in my closet.
CC: I read the book in about two days…
NH: Its an easy read, right?!
CC: I love that it’s a fun mix between coffee table book and inspiring novel! My favorite chapter was the last chapter when you write about kindness and working hard in the fashion industry. I especially love the last paragraph where you tell readers to throw everything you taught them out of the window and make it their own!
NH: Thank you for that. That part (Kindness) was very important to me. Fashion is what you make of it, so why not have fun and make it your own?!