Born on this day in 1987…
Fashion designer, entrepreneur and American television personality Kristin Cavallari first found fame back in 2004 after being cast in the MTV mega hit reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
Focusing on the everyday lives of a group of teens attending Laguna Beach High School in California, the show was an instant hit with viewers, propelling Kristin and her co-stars to unparalleled levels of international stardom seemingly over night!
Running for three seasons between 2004 – 2006, the trailblazing series is often credited for opening the door for a whole new slew of reality based shows including Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Hills, The Real Housewives franchise and Jersey Shore.
Since her days in Laguna, Kristin Cavallari has gone on to create quite the career for herself, appearing on our screens in shows such Dancing With The Stars, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and Laguna Beach spin-off The Hills, as well as starring in television series CIS: NY, Veronica Mars and The Middle and movies Fingerprints, Cheerleader Camp and National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: Freshman Year.
Aside from acting, Cavallari has also found success as a television host and fashion correspondent, appearing on red carpet panel shows for E! as well as presenting shows for Yahoo lifestyle where she got to interview none other than the Countess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.
But it is in the world of business where Kristin has found her truly found her passion, creating an empire and a brand all of her own.
From cookbooks, to shoe-lines, to an array of philanthropic work, Cavallari has proved herself to be so much more than a ‘reality tv star’ and in 2017 launched her own lifestyle company Uncommon James.
Introducing… Uncommon James
Founded and creatively directed by Kristin Cavallari, Uncommon James is a collection of timeless, effortless and sophisticated jewellery for women ‘on-the-go’.
Inspired by Cavallari’s wide array of life experiences, travel and exposure to fashion from all around the world, Kristin saw the need to create a jewellery brand that is both versatile and affordable for women of all ages and backgrounds.
Embodying her own sense of style, Kristin designed pieces that are feminine with edge, classic yet trendy, and simple – with a pop of personality.
“I’ve poured my heart and soul into Uncommon James, having a hand in every facet of the company. This brand is a true reflection of my personal style.” – Kristin Cavallari
Crafted to easily mix and match with jewellery already in your own closet, or layered and stacked to create a unique look allowing women to express their own individuality, sophisticated and polished pieces from the line can be worn day to night with each piece chosen for the modern woman for easy-wear, and a classic touch that can carry over to every occasion.
Check out some of our favourite pieces from the Uncommon James jewellery collection below:
Laguardia Ring $42
Atocha Necklace $72
Hudson Ear Cuff $42
Following on from the success of it’s jewellery line, Uncommon James has now expanded to apparel and home goods further extending their reach and relationship with customers old and new.
Made up of hats, sweatshirts, shirts and tank tops – Uncommon James Apparel offers the everyday woman a mix of cute, stylish everyday wear, all branded with the company’s unique logo and design.
On-trend, budget friendly and visually pleasing to the eye, Uncommon James Home has just about everything a household could ever need! Inspired by Kristin’s love of cooking and decor, the category has gone on to become a huge success for the brand.
Founded on the belief that fashion and functionality can perfectly co-exist, Little James is a children’s so much more than ‘just’ a clothing line.
Functional, fashion forward and eco-friendly, the line is fast becoming the heartbeat of the Uncommon James brand.
Feeling there was a gap in the children’s apparel market – Creative Director, Designer and CEO, Kristin Cavallari was inspired to create a collection of clothing tailored to the modern mom and her active kids.
Made with eco-friendly fibers, quality fabrics and hand-drawn patterns, Little James is a brand that offers simple, economical and versatile options for babies, toddlers and growing children.
Inspired by Cavallari’s own three kids, Camden, Jaxon and Saylor James, Kristin poured her heartfelt care into creating a line that would satisfy busy, everyday moms and their little dreamers.
The ‘Little James’ Mantra:
Our brand, Little James, was created just for you — confident, curious, courageous you. With a big imagination and even bigger dreams, the world is your playground to explore and see.
We designed our line with you mind, where comfort and creativity combine. Our threads are made with heartfelt care and sent to you to proudly wear.
Stay active, stay eager, stay cheerfully young. Always be you — your life has just begun!
Kristin Cavallari is the living embodiment of the American Dream – whom as a young girl, took her moment and opportunity to create a career and life for herself, on her own terms, now living an existence beyond anything she could have ever dreamed.
An astute businesswoman. A savvy female boss. A style ICON. A devoted wife. A wonderful Mother. Our favourite ‘California girl’… Happy Birthday!