Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fans constantly watch Lisa Rinna jet off to Pennsylvania to QVC headquarters to work on her clothing line, but what we don’t see on TV is just how involved the design process really is. She doesn’t just “work it” on-screen, she tells PeopleStyle she hand draws all of her designs!
“I want everything to be really, really, really soft and cozy and comfortable so sometimes it goes through like three or four different designs before I OK it because it’s not soft enough,” Rinna tells PeopleStyle. “I hand draw and design everything with a team and so nothing comes out there that I haven’t OK’d and said ‘yes this is ready to sell.'”
And like any good “hustler” she knows exactly how give the people what they want. She just celebrated the fifth anniversary of her line (and over 1.4 million items sold!) with a special live broadcast from her Beverly Hills home that showcased some brand-new styles, plus one of her all-time best-selling items, the knit cargo pant ($44.38) she debuted in her very first collection.
“It’s kind of become this famous cargo pant that I did for my very first QVC special value and we redid the cargo pants for the fifth anniversary,” she explains. “It’s just been a really good pant. It’s really lightweight and it’s like your favorite legging that marries your favorite cargo pant. And it becomes this really comfortable, silky, yummy pant.”
It’s so “yummy” and comfy she suggests wearing it 24/7. “I wear it everywhere,” she admits. “It’s a great pant to wear traveling because you can sleep in it. It’s so comfortable and it doesn’t wrinkle, you can roll it up and keep it in your bag and put it in your car. I think it’s the most versatile piece or item that I designed.”
If you’re looking to add something festive to match those cargo pants, Rinna says she was pleasantly surprised by the reception of one of her latest design, the long duster vest ($79). “We designed this long vest and it was in really nice a bright white and a black and it was nothing like you’ve ever seen on QVC,” she says. “I thought it might be tricky, that the customer wouldn’t necessarily like it or get it or understand it and it sold out literally within a minute. So that was exciting for me because that means the customer is hungry for lots of new designs.”
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