In a new SPY series, FN will interview celebrities, athletes and fashion insiders about their “Quarantine Routine” as they open up about the changes to their daily lives amid the coronavirus crisis.
Like many people, Nicky Hilton is spending her time social distancing at home in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. While the designer and fashion influencer said she’s grateful for being able to leave New York City and isolate with her family, this new normal is also challenging.
“My life has definitely changed,” she told FN during an Instagram Live interview today. “I had to leave my home and we are isolating in Long Island [New York]. It’s weird and it’s different. [But], most people can agree that the silver lining is that ones who are lucky enough can spend time with their family. I feel so connected to my friends and family more than ever.”
Speaking of family, Hilton’s sister, Paris, and mother, Kathy, chimed in during the Live interview, commenting on Hilton’s latest venture with shoe brand French Sole New York. As part of her spring collection with the label, she named shoes after both her mother and her sister.
Hilton, like other fashion industry insiders are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced retailers to close, orders to be cancelled, furloughs and consumers to avoid purchasing products now.
However, Hilton is using the opportunity to encourage shoppers to buy the spring line because 20% of the Nicky Hilton x French Sole sales will go to LifeWay Network’s COVID-19 Freedom Fund, which assists human trafficking survivors with short-term financial assistance to pay for food, rent, child care, medical supplies and more. The COVID-19 Freedom Fund also assists safe house residents and alumnae who are facing financial hardship due to business closures and job loss. One hundred percent of the donations will go directly to survivors.
“Support small businesses. They need our help more than ever,” she said during the chat. “Reading about what these wonderful things companies and brands are doing, it makes my heart smile that everyone is rallying to support each other and giving back.”
When it comes to Hilton’s work-from-home wardrobe, she said the French Sole ballet flats make the perfect house shoes and it’s an excellent alternative to a sneaker. Typically, her everyday outfit consists of skinny jeans and a sweater, but while she’s staying home she’s keeping it comfortable.
“Do not be fooled. I’ve been living in hoodies and sweatpants and really comfy stuff. I’m really keeping it natural,” she said. Sister Paris commented as well, saying Hilton is the Juicy Couture queen. She said she brought her personalized track suit for the quarantine, too.
As the coronavirus continues to upend everyday lives, Hilton is making sure to be positive for her two daughters. Balancing work and homeschooling has proven to be a challenge, but her family is coping through baking and escaping through entertainment.
“It’s difficult to explain to a 2- and 3-year-old,” she said. “We’ve been baking a lot and eating. We made Rice Krispies, chive and onion scones. I love baking and have taken it to a new level. And lots of Disney Plus. I’m beyond grateful to Disney for releasing ‘Frozen 2’ early.”
As for herself, Hilton is sticking to a self-care routine filled with face masks and, like the rest of the world, watching the Netflix hit “Tiger King.” “My husband and I finished it in two days,” she laughed.
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FN women’s editor @nikarajohns spoke with @nickyhilton this week about her new daily routine while she’s staying home, how it’s affected her work, her at-home footwear and more as part of our Quarantine Routine series. To donate to the cause Hilton is supporting during this time, head to lifewaynetwork.org. Cover photo courtesy
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