In early May, the BHG style team met in sunny Santa Monica, California to shoot and interview the E! News host, designer, and new mom for our September Stylemaker issue. Here’s what we learned:
“Giuliana wears these amazing bright, girly dresses on E! News. But, when she arrived at the studio she was dressed very simply in dark skinny jeans and a black leather jacket—definitely a more minimal, tailored vibe. I was impressed with the pieces we pulled from the collection she designed for HSN—particularly the top we shot for the opening page of the story. Peplum is a trend that’s going strong for fall, and I loved the way she mixed leather details into the line.” Christine Bibbo Herr, Stylist, @NYCPretty
“As a red-carpet junkie, I know that Giuliana has access to the most amazing designer pieces in the world. But after interviewing her for the issue, I was surprised to learn that she lives for a great deal—she couldn’t stop talking about a $5 pair of cotton shorts that she’d just bought! And, I’ve adopted her favorite tip for saving money when it comes to fashion: She designed her closet so that all of her accessories are exposed, and she invested in matching hangers so her clothes hang at the same level. She swears that you’ll shop less when you can see everything you already have.” Ellen Miller, Fashion and Beauty Director, @EllenMillerBty
“I’m a huge fan of Giuliana & Bill and Fashion Police, so I know how many projects Giuliana is juggling at once—she’s got a restaurant, three shows, and has a one-year-old! I was surprised at how mellow she was despite her crazy schedule. She had a great energy on set, and make a point to chat and joke with the entire team that day.” Lauren Matina, Market Editor, @LaurenNYStylist
“Baby Duke made a cameo on set and was laughing and cooing at his mom from behind the camera. The little guy loved the music, the camera flashes, and an impromptu visit with Giuliana. It was fun to see that she’s a working mom just like me.” Kylee Krizmanic, Art Director, @KyleeW
Can’t get enough of Giuliana’s starlet style? Check out the style section of the September issue of Better Homes and Gardens to see her favorite tips and tricks including how to look your best in every photo op.