When she’s not twirling across the ballroom floor on Dancing with the Stars, Karina Smirnoff is amassing quite a colorful clothing collection, full of dance shoes, glittery costumes and fun accessories. And now, the ballroom pro is unloading some of her favorite fashion finds for charity on the new shopping site HipSwap.com.
“I’d love for someone to enjoy my things and make memories with them, too,” Smirnoff says. Though she admits her items aren’t for everyone. “Dancing with the Stars is not known for wearing a lot of clothing,” she jokes.
Items from Smirnoff’s closet include Mark Nason cowboy boots ($250), a Fendi bag ($550) a sexy dancing gown ($160) and a leather jacket from Rachel Zoe Collection ($75). The sale also includes a pair of men’s shoes ($80) from an ex-boyfriend and former DWTS partner (perhaps Mario Lopez?).
Proceeds from sales of Smirnoff’s goods will benefit AIM, Alternative Intervention Models, a non-profit organization that brings the arts to children in underprivileged families.
Though Smirnoff and partner Gavin DeGraw were eliminated earlier this Dancing season, the star is looking forward to seeing who wins the mirrorball trophy tonight. “It’s anyone’s game, but I’d love for a girl to win,” she says. “It will ultimately come down to the freestyle: Donald is strong, William is sexy and Katherine rocks.”