Holly Robinson Peete Introduces New Line of Womenswear

Holly Robinson Peete, star of the Oprah Winfrey Network reality show "For Peete's Sake," introduced a new line of womenswear in May with the home shopping channel Evine. (Evine)
Holly Robinson Peete, star of the Oprah Winfrey Network reality show “For Peete’s Sake,” introduced a new line of womenswear in May with the home shopping channel Evine. (Evine)

An actress, author, fundraiser, wife and mother, Holly Robinson Peete has now added fashion designer to her list of accomplishments.

We caught up with the busy mom and star of the Oprah Winfrey Network reality show “For Peete’s Sake” and talked about fashion during her HollyRod Foundation’s July 16 event at boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard’s home in the Pacific Palisades.

In May, Robinson Peete introduced a new women’s fashion line called HRP by Holly Robinson Peete. The initial items from the collection, which is available through the Eden Prairie, Minn.-based home shopping channel Evine, mostly mix the popular athleisure look with casual daytime styles.

The line includes loose-fitting tops, stretchy knit pants, a knit cardigan, a sleeveless maxi dress, drawstring waist pants and a maxi skirt option in bright and vibrant tones and prints. Prices range from $29 to $59.

Here are five things Robinson Peete had to say about her new fashion line.

‘Carpool couture’

“At first I called the brand ‘carpool couture,’ ” said the mother of four and veteran carpooler. “Sometimes, I’d look down and see I had on a tattered robe and house shoes and then I’d realize I had to go to a school meeting or a business meeting. So that’s what I developed — a look that’s comfortable, fashion forward and elegant enough to wear anywhere.”

‘Manageable’ price points 

“I had to make the price points manageable,” Robinson Peete said. “I didn’t want to be embarrassed and have people say, ‘I love your clothes, but I can’t afford them.’ That’s not in line with who I am. Moms should be able to afford fashionable looks.”

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SOURCE: The Los Angeles Times
Ellen Olivier