Lisa Rinna Talks Dancing With the Stars and Her Latest QVC Clothing Line — Exclusive
Now that the Dancing With the Stars Season 19 cast has been revealed (we’re hoping to see Alfonso Ribeiro do Carlton’s Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s dance moves!), we’re getting nostalgic for some of the early stars who stepped out on to the dance floor. Our favorite? Season 2’s and soon-to-be Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna!
Nowadays, Lisa has traded in the sequins and feathered costumes for designing her own collection of casual-chic clothing for her QVC line, Belle Gray by Lisa Rinna. What initially began as a boutique — aptly named Belle Gray — 10 years ago, it quickly transitioned into an exclusive line for the shopping network.
“I loved buying for the store and editing the collection that I sold,” the 51-year-old tells Wetpaint Entertainment. “So designing has come quite naturally to me. I want to give woman great choices that versatile and cozy.”
Scroll down to see what else Lisa has to say about Belle Gray and her Dancing With the Stars day s— including her favorite costume!
Wetpaint Entertainment: What was your inspiration for your latest collection of Belle Gray by Lisa Rinna?
Lisa Rinna: My inspiration is cozy comfy California chic.
What kind of woman did you design the collection for?
I designed the collection for all women of ALL sizes who want to feel good and be comfortable and be chic at the same time.
During your time on Dancing With the Stars what was the wardrobe process like?
The wardrobe on Dancing With the Stars was fabulous! [DWTS pro] Louis van Amstel and I met with the designer every week to design our costumes, [from the] color, style, etc. It was an amazingly creative experience!
What did you love about it?
I loved the bling! I also loved the feathers, and the performance aspect was spectacular.
What was your favorite look?
The Jive hot pink number!
Has your style changed since your time on DWTS?
My look has evolved which I think everyone's does. I have always been very simple and clean in my choices, but I will have more fun and go out on a limb in dressing since I did DWTS.
Be sure to tune in to QVC on Monday, September 8 to catch the latest pieces for Belle Grey by Lisa Rinna at 11 p.m. ET.