Nicky Hilton Dishes On How Her Daughters Inspired Her Tolani ‘Mommy & Me’ Collection

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Nicky Hilton Rothschild has designed everything from clothing to handbags to jewelry and now she’s venturing into the world of childrenswear. Her Nicky Hilton x Tolani “Mommy and Me” capsule collection features both women’s and girl’s sizing, and includes tops, dresses and shorts that range in price from $35-$248. We caught up with the heiress, model, philanthropist and designer during a meet and greet at one of her favorite L.A. boutiques, Kitson Kitross on Robertson, to chat about the collaboration, how it was inspired by her daughters, 20-month-old Lily Grace Victoria and Theodora “Teddy” Marilyn (born just December 20) and the most important lessons she’s planning on teaching her children.


 

Nicky Hilton x Tolani- Olivia Rose Dress, $248
Nicky Hilton x Tolani- Olivia Rose Dress, $248

How did your “Mommy & Me” collection come to be?
I have been wearing for Tolani for years. I love their aesthetic and vibe. When I became pregnant with my second daughter I approached them about doing a mommy and me line. Neither of us had ever designed children clothing but we thought it would be fun.

What sets the collection apart?
I love the fun bright prints. They make you feel happy.

 

 

Nicky Hilton x Tolani - Lily Grace Purple Dress $223
Nicky Hilton x Tolani – Lily Grace Purple Dress $223

How did your own daughters inspire the collection?
Every mother I know loves to dress up their daughters. I thought it would be sweet to be able to dress up with them. I wanted to design pieces that wear comfortable and easy to wear.

Do your daughters have distinctive fashion tastes at the moment? If not, how do you dress them?
My 21-month-old daughter is obsessed with Mickey Mouse! Everything is Mickey..

Nicky Hilton x Tolani - Kate Abyss Dress, $223
Nicky Hilton x Tolani – Kate Abyss Dress, $223

What is the most rewarding thing about motherhood?
Watching them grow everyday into sweet, kind little girls.

What is the hardest thing about motherhood?
Being away from them. I try and not take projects that require me to travel too much. I get too sad.

Nicky Hilton x Tolani - Kimberly Feathers Top, $198
Nicky Hilton x Tolani – Kimberly Feathers Top, $198

How did you pick your daughters’ names?
I really liked the names Lily and Grace so I decided to combine them. Theodora has always been a name I loved. Her middle name Marilyn was my grandmother’s.

What are the most important lessons you plan on teaching them?
Manners, work ethic and respect.

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