Do you come to Chicago often?
Kyle Richards: I’ve been here two other times and I absolutely love it. All the buildings are so beautiful and its clean and summery. I love it. People are so lucky to live here.
What are your favorite places to shop at here in Chicago?
KR: You know I haven’t shopped here really, I’ve just been to different hotels and restaurants and I haven’t had the chance to shop other than Saks and Macy’s here.
How would you describe your style?
KR: I always struggle with that question. I really don’t know my style. I go with whatever feels good to me. I like to be comfortable except for my feet! (laughs). I always go through the magazines and see what the latest look is and what’s coming up. I don’t like to really buy into the trends, I like to stick with the classics and try to stay true to what works with my body. It’s just me, I’ve never had a stylist.
Must have items?
KR: I think every woman should have a great fitting blazer that she can put with a dress or jeans. That’s my favorite look, to just wear a blazer, a pretty blouse, jeans and heels. That look never fails me. I think a great dress that if you feel chubby, it’s always your to go to outfit and you’ll feel good in it no matter what.
What’s your hair secret? You have such gorgeous hair that everyone talks about.
KR: My hair secret really is less is more. I don’t like to use heat, I don’t like to use hot rollers or a lot of products, I think that really damages your hair. Some people are neurotic about taking care of their skin, I’m neurotic about my hair. I’m cautious when I brush it, I don’t let anyone brush my hair. I go in the salon and I hear one little snag I’m like, “Give me the brush!” (laughs)
What is next for you besides Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?
KR: I have a book coming out, I’m working on it now. Basically I get a lot of questions on Twitter and Facebook. People always ask me how I juggle my marriage, my children, my career and everything. I wanted to address those and share what is important to me, my marriage, fashion, beauty and all those fun things. I just did a movie that came out on Lifetime called Deadly Sibling Rivalry, and I have another movie I’m shooting next month. I have a handbag line coming out because I am handbag obsessed!
Your role with Macy’s?
KR: I was invited to Fashion’s Night Out and I am excited because I love Chicago and I love fashion and I love Macy’s so I thought what a perfect combination to come out here and see all the new looks that are coming out. I’m here to have fun!
What is your ultimate mommy advice? One piece of advice you go by?
KR: I’ve never been asked that before. Spend as much time with your kids and put in them as much as you can because you get out of them what you put in them.
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