Whitney Port reveals her style icon is Princess Diana as she wears tribal tiara for Company magazine shoot
09:27 GMT, 3 August 2012
Whitney Port added a regal edge to her latest fashion shoot for Company magazine by posing in a crown of flowers and tribal tiara of feathers.
The headwear was an apt choice as The Hills star told the magazine her ultimate style icon is Princess Diana.
As well as Princess Diana, Whitney said she is a fan of the fashion choices of Alexa Chung and Rosie Hungtington-Whiteley.
Tribal chic: Whitney Port wears a patterned jumpsuit with a feathered headband for the Company magazine shoot
And it's not just the British celebs that Whitney emulates. She added that she was 'in awe' of the Londoners she saw walking down the street when she first came to the UK as they looked 'edgier' than L.A. girls.
She said: 'When I first came to London, I was in
awe of the girls walking down the street. They looked like they had just
stepped out of a fashion shoot, with such a cool mix of prints, colour
and texture – especially in east London.
'When you're from LA, it’s easy
to get stuck in that jeans and T-shirt look, but being in the UK has
encouraged me to take more risks. I've tried to be a little more street
'Don't be afraid to take a stance': The fashionista offered advice on how to be a good intern in her interview with the magazine
The 27-year-old also admitted her
favourite trend is prints and she embraced this look on her shoot with a
range of tribal chic outfits.
She teamed her feathered headwear with an aztec print vest top and mustard hot pants in one shot and then wore the feathered crown with a patterned jumpsuit in another. On the magazine cover, she donned a crown of flowers with a crop top and shorts to channel a modern but romantic style.
Style icon: Whitney said she admired Princess Diana's fashion choices
The fashion designer's next project is to search for a future magazine cover star as she will be a judge on the new series of Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model.
Whitney told Company she is looking for someone 'with a unique look' who is a hard-worker with some 'spark and energy'.
Whitney first came into the public eye when she appeared as an intern at Teen Vogue on The Hills.
She then went on to star in her own reality show, The City, when she earned a job at fashion PR company the People's Revolution in New York.
Throughout her career, she has been able to attend catwalk shows and red carpet events but she admitted it hasn't all been glamour.
She told the magazine she once had a nightmare experience as an intern during a photo shoot with an actress 'who shall remain
'I had to massage her feet
and they were gnarly! It was at the beginning of my career so I did it
without saying a word. It’s just what you do, but it was gross,' she said.
Whitney added that budding interns who want to follow in her footsteps and step up the fashion career ladder should 'have a great attitude and will do whatever it takes without necessarily having to be asked'.
She said a good intern 'shouldn’t be afraid to take a stance' but should also beware of talking too much. 'There’s a balance between being involved and lingering too long. There’s a respectable distance,' she said.
Read the full interview in the September issue of Company magazine, on sale 7th August and see behind the scenes footage of the shoot at www.company.co.uk/whitneyBritain & Ireland's Next Top Model is on Sky Living, Mondays 9pm