Jen Juneau and Anya Leon
March 08, 2018 05:10 PM

Nicky Hilton Rothschild‘s newest style endeavor was a long time coming.

The 34-year-old heiress and mother of two recently launched her Nicky Hilton x Tolani Mommy + Me collection, and spoke with PEOPLE about her inspiration behind her latest foray into fashion.

“I’ve always wanted to do a mommy and me collection since I was a little girl — I just dreamed of it,” says Hilton Rothschild, explaining that “comfort and style” were her top priorities. “I love fashion design and I always dreamed of having a daughter and being able to dress her up.”

“When my mom dressed me up in matching clothes with my sister [Paris Hilton], they were often really poofy, itchy dresses that I couldn’t wait to take off,” she reveals. “So I really wanted to design something that was comfortable and versatile, and that you could wear on more than one occasion.”

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Hilton Rothschild recently welcomed her second child, daughter Theodora “Teddy” Marilyn, on Dec. 20. Her and husband James Rothschild‘s older daughter Lily-Grace Victoria is 20 months old.

The hardest part of motherhood? “Making both of them happy,” says Hilton Rothschild. “Sleep — lack of sleep! The morning is a bit challenging. My husband is getting ready for work and they both want to be held, they both want breakfast, so it’s just a bit challenging.”

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And while Lily-Grace won’t be in front of the camera for campaigns for her mom’s line anytime soon (“But she’s definitely my little model,” says Hilton Rothschild), the youngster does have a favored item.

“I really love the Kate,” she says. “She loves that one too — it’s really loose and flowy — and then I also love the Kimberly feathered piece.”

How has Hilton Rothschild’s approach to her own clothing changed since becoming a mom? “I shop more for my children than for myself,” she admits. “I don’t even care about clothes anymore and I never thought that day would come.”

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