Whiny Wednesday: Chinese Laundry by Kristin Cavallari (Giveaway!) ~ I Heart Heels

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Whiny Wednesday: Chinese Laundry by Kristin Cavallari (Giveaway!)

New mom Kristin Cavallari talks about Chinese Laundry shoe line and baby
Happy Whiny Wednesday, chic mamas! Today, I'm super-excited to share with you a Q&A with new mom (and now shoe designer!), Kristin Cavallari. KC now has a major shoe collab Chinese Laundry by Kristin Cavallari and we couldn't be happier (um, for her and us). At I Heart Heels, we're obsessed with this brand and now her capsule collection (in fact, just had a personal tour of it yesterday by the CL team and it's gooooood). The collection includes the Amore studded flat below (it also comes in nude...retail: $89.95) that we're giving away to one lucky reader - squeal! It's so perfect for looking chic and running errands a la Kristin in the photo above. Read the Q&A here, then enter the giveaway just below...best of luck! xoxo

I Heart Heels: Obviously as a new mom, flats are your new friend. What's your fav and why?
Kristin Cavallari: Flats are definitely my new best friend! I love the Amore style from my new collection [because] the embellishments add a little something extra to dress up my everyday outfits. 
Kristin Cavallari Chinese Laundry Amore flats

IHH: What inspired some of your shoe designs, and what made you want to be a part of the Chinese Laundry brand?
KC: I wanted to do a shoe line that I loved and that represented my style at affordable prices. My inspiration comes from everywhere – my travels, runway shows, fashion magazines. I consider my collection to have that fashionable and trendy element, yet it still maintains a classic and timeless look. I think Chinese Laundry was the perfect partner to bring my designs to life. I've always been a fan of the brand and it’s amazing that I now have my own collection within the Chinese Laundry umbrella.

"My shoe style depends on my mood." -- Kristin Cavallari, new mom and designer of Chinese Laundry by Kristin Cavallari

IHH: Describe your shoe style, in a nutshell.
KC: My shoe style depends on my mood. I love getting dressed up with a great pair of sky-high heels, but also love my comfy flats for everyday wear!

IHH: Would you ever wear sneaker wedges that are so popular right now?
KC: I do appreciate the style, but I don’t know if I could pull them off. 

IHH: Everyone wants to know how you juggle new projects like this with being a new mom. Do you have help?
I have a very supportive family that helps make it all possible! Juggling family and work has been a learning experience, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in this world. I don’t get as much sleep as I would like to, but I feel very blessed to have so many new and exciting opportunities in my life.

P.S. Kristin will be in Lombard, Illinois this Saturday, February 9 at Von Maur from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. If you're in town, you should def stop by! 
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[Photo Courtesy Chinese Laundry]


  1. Wow - NYFW and an interview with Kristin Cavallari in the same week!
    These embellished flats are great - edgy AND cute at the same time. Love them!
    Have fun at NYFW :)

    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole

  2. These would be great spring shoes in a size 8! :)

  3. love love loveee these cute flats!! the detail kind looks like a flower to me which would be so cute for spring!
    anyways im so jealous, NYFW, KC, and its almost Valentine's day, could this month get any better for you!
    btw, these flats would be soo cute for a valentines date... would love these in a size 9.

    Teri C. <3

  4. Love Chinese laundry shoes. Would love a free pair. They are so cute and comfortable

  5. Forgot to include by shoe size- 8.5

  6. These flats are adorable! I'm a size 7.

  7. I'm a size 6. Chinese Laundry is a long time favorite of mine. I am so happy, I found your blog. Looking forward to seeing Kristin's collection! I have small children & I have been looking for flats that will make me look well put together & these are perfect! I hope, I win!


    1. Thanks for the heads up! I just entered :)

  8. These are just too FABulous! I wear sz 10, thanks for the chance!!!!

  9. These flats are FAB!!! :) I'm a 7 :).....thebudgetfind.com sent me :)

  10. I absolutely love Kristin! Been a fan of her since Laguna Beach. She seems to be doing really well! I also love her show line, I would love to get a pair of any of her shoes but bills and other stuff come first :(

    Would love to win those flats! So cute, I've been wanting flats but ones from Target just aren't cutting it. I'm a size 7.

  11. I had to type my email in twice, i messed it up the first time sorry!

  12. Thanks for the giveaway! Flats are a necessity for me!
    I wear size 7.

    Tina Renee Barker
    treneebarker at hotmail dot com

  13. Im a 9!

  14. Size 9 1/2! I went up a size after each child. lol...Thanks for the giveaway and best of luck everyone.

  15. Super cute flats! I'm a size 7.5!


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