We have seen Kyle Richards start her own clothing boutique, Kyle by Alene Too, on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and now the Bravo star will be adding fashion designer to her resume. On February 25th, Kyle will be launching her first clothing line, Kyle by Kyle Richards, on HSN. The eight-piece collection, which includes pieces that evoke “relaxed glamour,” fall in line with the chic, California cool vibe we’ve come to expect from Kyle’s personal closet. Kyle caught up with Entertainment Weekly to dish on the new business venture.
“The fabric literally feels like pajamas,” she says of one of her favorite pieces. A one-sleeved jumpsuit. “I always wear it at home when I’m entertaining because I don’t want to be in a tight, uncomfortable dress. I can also wear it on a red carpet. In fact, I just wore it in blue on The Arsenio Hall Show. I also love the jacket with embellished sleeves. I get so many compliments on it. I have friends already asking me for that one.”
“I’ve always loved clothing,” she says. “I come from a family of all women, so playing dress-up was a big part of our household. I’m very much like my mom. I’m realizing that, as I’m getting older, at times I’m glamorous, but I like being comfortable. By day, I’m running around being casual. My mom was just like that too. A lot of this is inspired by her.”
Kyle also reveals she was designing a line of handbags, but put that on hold for now. “I was doing one and then I stopped,” she says. “It was overwhelming at first—getting used to having this crazy schedule with the show and all my kids and my husband too. I’m like, ‘It’s my kids, then my husband, unfortunately. [I’m] a mom, you’re going to have to understand that.’ It was overwhelming, [but] the next step probably would be handbags or sunglasses. This [could] just be the beginning.”
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