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Kristin Cavallari at Daltile 'A Modern Gala' - New York during Fashion Week on September 10, 2019

Daltile, the industry leader in tile, natural stone and countertop, announced they are working with Cavallari on a campaign called “Design Your Life,” which highlights the brand’s wide range of high-style solutions for any project or space. The campaign, which debuted in April, was shot by celebrity photographer Dennis Leopold, known for photographing A-listers like Rihanna, Margot Robbie and Kim Kardashian.

The new partnership was celebrated on September 10 in New York during Fashion Week where we were able to catch up with the mom-of-three to find out about how she’s using Daltile in her home and how she balances business and motherhood.

So, why did you decide to partner with Daltile?
KRISTIN CAVALLARI: I really look at your home as an extension of your individual style. And in that sense, I really think that it should be part of fashion. So, I partnered with Daltile because they’re able to come in help you customize rooms in your house to represent your personal style. I’m actually in the middle of re-doing a bathroom right now, and I’m using them. They just have really cool materials. I went for a darker, almost concrete looking material. We’re doing a very modern moody bathroom, and they had endless options. They’ve been a dream to work with, and I’ve loved every second.

Why did you decide to re-do a bathroom?
KC: We’re building a pool house and needed a bathroom. They’re going to do all the tile.

Does this partnership with Daltile suggest an expansion of Uncommon James into the interior design world?
KC: You never know! We have Uncommon James home, which has more accessories. But, for now, Daltile was just very on-brand for me. They’re very fashion-forward and have really cool materials.

How do you think your interior design style has changed over the years?
KC: I think that my home aesthetic really matches my personal style. When I’m designing jewelry, everything I do is simplistic. I don’t like anything too perfect. I like having a balance between masculine and feminine or edgy and girly. With that being said, I think our house is kind of farmhouse rustic with little modern contemporary touches.

You’ve expanded your brand so much. What would you still like to tackle?
KC: I’m going to launch something spring 2020. I’m hesitant to say what it is yet, but it’s another accessory. I’m going to really start focusing on like the face. Victoria Secret owns the body. Uncommon James necklaces and earrings are top sellers always have and always will be. And so how else can we capture that face and represent that as a lifestyle?

Looking back to your Laguna Beach days, did you ever think you’d be where you are now?
KC: No! It’s crazy. I still have to pinch myself. I’m so knee-deep in it all that I have to remind myself to take a step back sometimes and be like, wow, this is really cool instead of just being so laser-focused on the future. It’s a dream

What can we expect on the next season of Very Cavallari?
KC: The first episode is crazy. There’s so much drama. It’s heartbreaking drama for me, and I don’t want to spill too much, but it’s happening. When I decided to go back to reality TV, I made a commitment. I’m going to put out what’s really going on in my life. You guys will just have to wait and see.

How is this reality TV experience compared to your past ones?
KC: This has been such an amazing experience, and I’m so thankful that I went back so that I can end with a good taste in my mouth. Being an executive producer on the show, I’m working with a team of people that really value my creative direction, and it’s a collaborative effort.

Besides your businesses and being on TV, you also have three kids! How do you balance it all?
KC: Honestly, Jay has helped so much. I couldn’t do it without him. My kids are also in school. My boys are in school Monday through Friday, and my daughter goes three days a week. That helps with balancing my time. And you know, it gets crazy when I’m filming, and I go to the office every day. But, I take my kids to school, then I go to the office, and I can leave at two o’clock if I want to go pick them up. So, I have that flexibility, which is really nice. And I have a routine I stick to. I’m home every night for dinner no matter what. Every weekend I’m with the kids. Obviously once in a blue moon, I have to go away like to the Emmy’s next week. But for the most part, I’m not hanging out with friends on the weekend. I’m with my kids and Jay, and I love it. We choose to do that because we love our family. When I’m dying, I’m not going to think about those extra hours I put in with Uncommon James. I’m going to remember the time with my kids. That’s what matters.

Article by Manhattan Magazine


Kristin Cavallari visited Us Weekly Magazine in New York, NY on February 28, 2019.

Hard pass. Kristin Cavallari revealed whether she wants more kids with husband Jay Cutler exclusively to Us Weekly on Thursday, February 28.

“No. That’s a hard no!” the Very Cavallari star, 32, dished to Us. The Uncommon James designer has her reasons. “We feel like a very complete family, especially because I got my girl and things are just so great … Why rock the boat?” she quipped.

The Laguna Beach alum also admitted she’s enjoying the independence her three children, Camden, 6, Jaxon, 4, and Saylor, 3, are exhibiting. “I’m happy with where my kids are at!” she gushed. “You can just get up and go, you don’t have to lug around the diaper bag anymore, like, Saylor’s out of diapers — all of those things are just really nice. Camden, my oldest, he’ll even go in the kitchen — he’s made himself cereal before. I’m like, ‘This is cool!’”

That also gives the reality star more time to spend with the retired football player, 35, whom she admitted she’s hit a “serious funk” with in an exclusive season 2 trailer of her E! hit.


On September 28, 2004, the first episode of a show called Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, aired on MTV and changed the landscape of reality TV for years to come. Following the lives of a handful of beautiful California teenagers attending Laguna Beach High School, the show blurred the lines between scripted situations and real emotions and relationships in an indulgently entertaining concoction that audiences around the world now absorb like second nature. The show focused on the classic Good Girl vs. Bad Girl dichotomy, pitting the wholesome senior Lauren Conrad against the fabulously villainous junior Kristin Cavallari in the battle for the show’s resident Dream Boyfriend and alpha girl status.

My mother attended Laguna Beach High, and when the show first aired we sat down to watch together and compare it to her reality of a beach town adolescence in the 1970s. “This was… not quite it,” she told me, and wandered off before the second commercial break. At 13 years old, I was naturally mesmerized, as I was ravenous for depictions of the high school experience that awaited me the next year. Confronted with the image of Cavallari lounging in her pool alone, talking on her cell phone in what was surely the most self-assured California girl drawl I’d ever heard, I was quickly pulled into the very appealing drama of the show, fake or not.

When The Hills returned just a few years later with Conrad and new best frenemy Heidi Pratt (née Montag) at the center, audiences including myself were already more hip to what they were being sold. Keeping Up With the Kardashians would come on the air just a year later, turning reality TV into a viably lucrative career path, but first there was unfinished business of manufactured feuds to complete. Once again, Cavallari was called upon to play the Girl All the Bad Guys Want (and the good girls hate), reflecting a feminine binary that still somehow made sense in the waning years of the early aughts (her return episode was literally called “The Bitch Is Back”). The planet of young, hot LA kids intersected the Kardashian world with the addition of Brody Jenner, who Cavallari and Conrad were set up to fight over. When the series ended with the curtain being pulled back to reveal a literal Hollywood set, it was as shocking and surreal a revelation as any in TV finale history, if not because we truly thought it was real all along, but because we could never pretend to believe so again.

That still left Cavallari with nearly a decade’s worth of branding as a mean party girl shadowing her every move. She pivoted right, moving to the Midwest with her new husband, NFL quarterback Jay Cutler, and quickly became a mother to three children and the designer of a jewelry line, Uncommon James. A recent return to reality television has her reflecting on the impact the format has had on her career and her own personal development. In a candid interview, PAPER caught up with Cavallari about her new show, Very Cavallari, which focuses on Cavallari’s life now as she runs the Uncommon James flagship and raises a family, the scripted nature of reality and why being cast as the mean girl was all for the best.