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InStyle takes us inside Jaime’s home

On February 2012, In Style magazine took us inside Jaime’s gorgeous home in Beverly Hills. Check all the pictures below.

 

KING OF THE HILLS

Though Jaime King plays an old-fashioned Southern Belle on the CW’s ‘Hart of Dixie’, she embraces a seriously modern life in her sleek Beverly Hills home. The actress’s love for decor started as a child in Nebraska, where her parents taught their four kids to lay carpet and build cabinets. King’s budget may be more accommodating now, but she brings the same hands-on passion to decorating the midcentury-modern home she shares with her director husband Kyle Newman.

King (in a Stella McCartney tank and Rag & Bone skirt) posed with a painting by British street artist Eelus. “I tracked him down and had him paint it for my husband for Christmas,” she says.

The Kitchen

King likes to cook fresh fish and produce from the farmers market, and regular game nights are a big draw. In the kitchen, the windows slide open to give the room a breezy, pavilion-like feeling. “What sold me was the indoor-outdoor feeling,” King says of the walls of glass that surround the lush garden.

The Living Room

King’s living room is lacquered with a super-durable substance-the same that is used on basketball courts. “The velvet couch has nothing to do with mid-century design, but I love how it warms up the living room,” says King.

The Dinning Room

Though King’s designer friend, Thom Filicia, helped with some of the decorative purchases, she says, “Kyle and I wanted to decorate the place on our own since we love the process so much.” All of the furniture in the glass-enclosed dining area (left) is custom-made. “The pieces feel very zen to me,” she says.

The Master Bedroom

“I’m so lucky that I found a man who likes pink,” says the ‘Hart of Dixie’ star. “It’s good to have an open mind about design and style.” The wallpaper in the master bedroom (at left) is by Farrow & Ball. The large print on the wall by artist Bella Bigsby contains green tones that echo the room’s outdoor view.

The couple enlisted a celebrity friend to help decorate their master bedroom’s cozy sitting area. “Right before Katy Perry became famous, she helped us paint,” King says. “We ate pizza and cookies!”

In Her Element

The actress says her eclectic taste in decor stems from feeling like an outsider as a child. “I was never popular or cool. I was artsy and creative,” she says. King shopped at Goodwill growing up, and applies the same aesthetic when decorating her home. “Don’t rush to fill your home with a bunch of objects,” says King (in a Pringle of Scotland tank and Melinda Maria bangles). “It’s way more fun to find things that have meaning.”

The Foyer

King lined the shallow pool in her home’s foyer area with aqua tile by Ann Sacks. It suggests water, but doesn’t require upkeep. “Nature is a key element in this home. I wanted the interiors to be in harmony with that.”

The Master Bath

“I’m more obsessed with home stuff than fashion, and everybody knows how much I love fashion,” says former model, Jaime King. Her master bath has a minimalistic vibe, with faux concrete walls and skylights.

The Outdor View

King was inspired to use the eco-friendly, synthetic grass called Forever Lawn after she saw it at pal Jessica Alba’s house. “It feels so real,” says the Omaha native. “We get our sleeping bags out there and have slumber parties!”

King’s Wall Art

King chooses pieces that make her feel good (at left, a bird painting by Sage Vaughn). And don’t go by price tags, she says. “If you see something at the flea market for five dollars that you find beautiful, buy it.”

Her Art Collecting Advice

King says to buy art locally, or from your friends (the canvas at left was given to her as a gift by Jake Gyllenhaal). “You don’t have to go to some famous dealer,” she says. “We like to walk into local galleries or see what friends are making.”

 

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ELLE Magazine interview: Jaime King on pregnant body image

ELLE Magazine interview: Jaime King on pregnant body image

Here’s a new and great interview for ELLE Magazine where she talks about the picture she posted on her Instagram a few days ago and how she feels about that. This is truly inspiring.

 

Jaime King has been some level of famous ever since she was 14 years old. First came the modeling career (in the ’90s, “James King” mugged for Abercrombie + Fitch, walked the Chanel runway, graced the pages of Glamour, and had pretty much every gig in between); then the transition to acting, with roles in everything from a Lana Del Rey music video to a starring part in the CW’s Hart of Dixie. But last week, when the 35-year-old posted a topless Instagram of her baby bump captioned with a very powerful quote, it seemed like everyone’s eyes were on her all at once:

“My body. My growing baby, open for comments. Plain as day. I, like every other woman, bracing for your judgments. This is who I am. And I love me in every flaw and curve or flat or thin area. And I love you as well in every form that your body takes.”

King captioned her image My body. My growing baby, open for comments, “because that’s all people do all day is comment,” she told ELLE.com. “They just say whatever the fuck they want to say, and they don’t actually think that it’s going hurt me,” King says, alluding to people criticizing her for looking too thin while pregnant. She doesn’t believe anyone should be body shaming her or anyone else, overweight or underweight, pregnant or not. And while her Instagram was removed (“It was deleted by my child by accident. He completely locked me out of my computer, like it literally took the entire day to get back in”), she stands by its message. Here, the actress talks about the statement, the dangers of cyberbullying, and why our views on pregnancy need to change.

You said your Instagram was the release of feelings that had been building up in you for a long time. When did they start?
At the Met’s Costume Institute Gala with Kim Kardashian when she was pregnant [in 2013]. She was with Kanye, but she wasn’t fully accepted by the fashion industry. Riccardo Tisci was very brave in dressing her.

 

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Daily Mail Interview

In an exclusive interview for the Daily Mail published, on February 25, Jaime talked about the release of her new music video for fashion label Grace MMXIII, her friendship with Lena Dunham and how she helped her to speak out about her fertility issues, about her upcoming music debut and much more.

You can read the full interview below!

Pregnant actress Jaime King has revealed that it was her close friend, and fellow TV star, Lena Dunham who gave her the courage to speak out about her awful struggle to conceive her first child.
Speaking to Daily Mail Online about the upcoming release of her new music video for fashion label Grace MMXIII, in which she showcases her impressive vocal talents alongside those of Oscar-nominated composer J. Ralph, the 35-year-old explained that it was only after reading about Lena’s own struggles with endometriosis in her book Not That Kind of Girl, that she felt able to open up about her own fertility issues.
‘Lena Dunham was a big factor in my speaking out,’ she said. ‘As a dear friend who spoke out in her book about endometriosis, she helped give me the courage to ponder what kind of impact I wanted to make on this world. And I thought, “Hey, you have a big platform to help other women and couples.”

‘I know it’s not a sexy topic, I know that it’s extremely private and vulnerable, but at the same time I went through years of silent suffering because no one speaks about these things or the symptoms and effects of endometriosis.’
Jaime, who earlier this month revealed that she is expecting her second child with husband Kyle Newman, added that she hopes her decision to speak out about her fertility struggles will help her fans to see past the perceived perfection of her ‘Hollywood life’.
People think I live a picture perfect life, and it started to upset me that I could possibly, in some way be presenting a curated, false idea of what my life is to my fans and to the world,’ she said.
‘Because that’s false, it’s a lie. In Hollywood we put out this totally unrealistic idea of a glamorous life because that’s a part of the illusion that the public and system wants to see. A way to escape.
‘However, why can we not do both? Be beautiful and inspiring yet be honest and support others on their journeys. If one more person can feel supported – then I will sacrifice any level of vanity and privacy for that.
‘I will sacrifice anything to help educate and bring awareness to something so common, yet so oddly taboo. Because it shouldn’t be. It’s not about infertility per se – it’s about the disease of PCOS and endometriosis and the prevention and care of that.’
When it comes to setting an example for other mothers-to-be, Jaime, who is currently starring as restaurant owner Lemon Breeland in hit CW series Hart of Dixie alongside former OC star Rachel Bilson, could not be a better role model.

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[Interview] Jaime King, on advice to new moms

The New Potato have released a new set of portraits of Jaime along with a new interview which you can read below.

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Model-turned-actress Jaime King no doubt has a plethora of stories at her fingertips. Dinners with Bruce Weber, holidays with Taylor Swift, and of course her transition from BC to AC (before child to after child); they’re all there for us to sift through on this particularly drab Monday morning. A modeling legend in the nineties, King has now made a name for herself in film and tv (she currently stars in the CW’s Hart of Dixie), making her possibly one of the most interesting tastemakers we’ve sat down with in a while. Besides making us want to fulfill our lifelong destinies of becoming platinum blondes, King took us through parenting, favorite food haunts, streaming television and why “beautiful” people can be quite ugly…

What would be your ideal food day?

My ideal food day would be getting up in the morning, being in San Francisco, getting Blue Bottle Coffee and an amazing croissant. They don’t have Blue Bottle here [in L.A.], and the places that have it don’t know how to make it, which is weird. I would transport myself back to L.A. and go to Sugarfish and have lunch. Probably everyone says that but it’s really delicious. Then I’d walk over to Bouchon and get the beignets for later, which I typically just eat two minutes later. Dinner would be at Chateau Marmont, eating either bolognese, the cheeseburger with truffle fries, or oysters with the butter lettuce salad.

How do you practice beauty from the inside out?

For me, beauty starts with who you are. It’s how you treat yourself and how you treat other people. Are you loving, empathetic, kind and passionate? Not to sound new age-y or out there but truly that’s where beauty comes from. It’s very interesting because if someone is very beautiful but they’re not loving, if they’re beautiful but they’re vacant, they’re uglier to me than someone who someone might say is kind of “average”. If someone isn’t model beautiful or standardly gorgeous, I’m typically more attracted to those people, because they don’t ride their looks throughout their life, and they tend to be a lot more interesting. So for me, beauty comes from within.

When it comes to taking care of yourself, it’s simple things. Wash your face at night! And you’d be shocked how many people don’t! Drink a lot of water. Get sleep; sleep is super important. I do sleep studies, and they say to always sleep in a really cold, dark room, and make sure that your electronics are away from you so you don’t feel pulled to them. I don’t wash my hair a lot – I wash it maybe once or twice a week. People think you need to wash it all of the time, but it’s just not the case. I’m very into simple, fundamental things.

So what are some of your morning and nightly beauty routines?

Morning is the same thing – wash my face, put on a lot of moisturizer, and as little makeup as possible. Only if I have to put on makeup will I put it on, because I feel like letting your skin breathe is really important. And I think that people always look way more beautiful without makeup. Plus, men think makeup is a lie! Men don’t like makeup very much. I remember one of my best friends was like, “I don’t know why women wear makeup. It’s just one big lie!” But that’s pretty dramatic, because women love makeup and it’s actually very fun. My daily routine is super easy. I spend so much time in hair and makeup, so I don’t want an arduous routine in the morning. If you create a routine that’s healthy, simple and easy, you’re more likely to execute it on a day-to-day basis. And that’s applicable to beauty, exercise, health, your friendships and relationships. If you make things as graceful as possible, you don’t feel judgmental of yourself because you couldn’t complete them. Just make things easy.

What would your advice be to your sixteen-year-old self?

You’re doing great. Affirmations.

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[Interview] Jaime King: Why I’m Speaking Out About My Struggles with Infertility

Jaime was interviewed by People Magazine early this month at her Beverly Hills home and she talks about her painful fertility struggle and her journey from wild child to doting mom. Plus, two beautiful photos of her with James.

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Last July, actress Jaime King revealed her long struggle to conceive in an Instagram post.

Now, she’s putting it all out there in hopes to support other women and encourage those who are going through a similar struggle, to start the conversation and talk with one another.

“I was hiding what I was going through for so long, and I hear about so many women going through what I went through. If I’m open about it, hopefully it won’t be so taboo to talk about it,” she told PEOPLE exclusively during a recent interview at her Beverly Hills home.

After seeing many physicians, she met Dr. Randy Harris, an obstetrician-gynecologist, who diagnosed her with polycystic ovarian syndrome, a condition that affects female sex hormones and fertility, as well as endometriosis.

Finally, after five miscarriages, five rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and 26 rounds of intrauterine insemination (IUI), good luck brought the Hart of Dixie star a bit of unexpected news: She had naturally conceived her first child with husband Kyle Newman.

“When I got pregnant it was the best thing in the whole world. I had never felt so grateful, happy and elated,” King tells PEOPLE.

After a difficult pregnancy and 26 grueling hours of labor, the actress and model gave birth to son James Knight in October 2013. While she and her new son were able to bond through breastfeeding, King admits she didn’t have that “angels singing moment” that so many women dream of and it took some time to adjust to motherhood.

Making matters more difficult, King, 35, says she was asked to return to set on Hart of Dixie just two weeks after giving birth, but ultimately returned after six weeks, still exhausted, struggling to find her balance and suffering from postpartum depression.

“The baby was with me, but my husband was gone [on set]. I was basically by myself. Having to go back to work was very traumatic because I was still breastfeeding and up every two hours. I felt this major pressure,” she explains.

Now blissfully in love with her 15-month-old son, and like most mothers, just taking things day by day to figure it out, she’s still hoping to expand her family. “I don’t know what the future holds,” she says. “All I know is I can’t control it, and I’m okay with that.”

For more on Jaime King’s struggle with infertility and her new life as a mom, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE

 
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Interview & new photoshoot for Into The Gloss

Jaime talked about her early modeling career, love of fashion, and a good DIY with Into The Gloss and she gave us her beauty secrets. Plus, a new photoshoot by Emily Weiss. Jaime looks so beautiful!

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Jaime King, actress

“I’m from Omaha, Nebraska. I am an actor, a writer, a filmmaker, sort of a Jack of all trades. A Jill of all trades. I started out when I was 13. I was really obsessed with photography and interested in filmmaking so I went to a modeling school because I heard that, if you went to modeling school you would meet people from big cities. Then, in the early ‘90s, I met one of New York’s biggest modeling agents…and the rest was history!

CAREER
When I was 14, my mom and I moved to New York for the summer—we didn’t know what we were doing but the agents were like, ‘She needs to come to New York and she needs to start test shooting.’ I immediately started working for Vogue and Bazaar, it all hit right off the bat. My first story was with Steven Klein for like the first issue of Visionaire. I felt like a baby…I remember on one shoot, they ordered sushi and I went to the bathroom and threw it all up because I wasn’t used to any food that wasn’t just meat and potatoes. At home, Chinese food from the mall was as exotic as we got.

I worked with just about everyone really early on…Nan, Herb Ritts, Peter Lindbergh, Richard Avedon. I miss all that, always shooting on film—now there’s monitors on set, everybody can see everything instantly. I really miss the mystery of like, that one magic moment. There is something very intimate about shooting on film, it’s just between you and the photographer. Now, everything is like ‘Oh, we’ll fix it in post!’ I fucking hate those words. I just want to be like, ‘Why don’t you fix it now and get it right?!’ Avedon would only shoot 10 pictures. He would have an 8×10 and you would stand there, pose, he would shoot. It was different.

When I started acting, people thought I was insane because I was at the top of my modeling career, had a ton of contracts and campaigns. But I literally just quit. I had to study really hard for acting, and I worked with the best teachers. I did Blow with Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz and then Pearl Harbor. Around then is when it started to trend for Michael Bay to cast models as his leads. But, at that time, I didn’t even know who Michael Bay was!

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Not So Mumsy Interview

Self-described “teeny-weeny” Australian organic babywear label Sapling Child, may not be so teeny weeny much longer. Director Peta Stinson recently announced her first collaboration with none other than Hollywood actress and ultimate yummy mummy Jaime King.

Peta says Jaime was the most natural choice for collaboration, “Jaime really was the only fit for us. She stands for everything we do, love of the earth, love for organics, and wanting to produce the best possible clothing choices for littlies. It’s amazing to meet someone who you immediately connect with on a deep level, and that’s exactly what has happened with us. “

I had the pleasure of talking to Jaime about her baby boy, her mama style and her upcoming collaboration with Sapling Child.

WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF BEING A MOTHER? Waking up every day knowing that I have a beautiful, joyful child that I get to share and discover this world with anew. Every time I look at him I am reminded to be fully present and I believe that is such a gift, something we all strive for in our lives and having a child really puts everything into perspective. That loving, giving, caring, sharing, learning and growing — these wonderful qualities that make our days so sweet I experience in a much greater depth because I know by living and being in that state will transfer to him and he can be a positive force on this planet.

HAS ANYTHING SURPRISED YOU ABOUT MOTHERHOOD? Everything!!!! As a first time mother, you really have NO idea what life is going to be like and how it drastically changes. People try to explain but you can never realize until you have a child, and what has most surprised me, is that I feel so much more capable and strong then I ever thought I was. We grow up essentially only being responsible for ourselves and now the empowerment I feel knowing that I can nurture and do my best everyday (even while making mistakes and second guessing myself) that women are so profoundly capable of handling the ups and downs and radically changing environment being a mother and that is something all women should be proud of on their best and worst days.

HOW DO YOU BALANCE BEING A WORKING MOTHER? I do my best to be with my son as much as possible and I am very hands on. I shoot 12-16 hours a day, so obviously I have to have childcare, however, he is always with me, everyday on set because I want him to grow up the way I did. I was not meant to be a stay at home mom, because my acting and creative heart needs to express in that way, and though it is very difficult, not sleeping and working crazy hours, I do what I can to keep him close so that I am still raising him as my mother raised me. Though, she did not have to go to a work place, raising three kids at home is just as hard! I believe that it takes a village, and we are in an interesting time where we have been taught that we should be able to do it all and have it all. Have kids, have a great career, have a great relationship, a healthy life etc. and be some kind of one-woman army. That is not only not possible, but totally unfair to place those expectations upon ourselves as women. I do not believe that men struggle innately with this as women do because women are always having to prove themselves in the workforce as equals. Though, of course. many loving and hard working fathers face these dilemmas and I want to acknowledge that as well. But throughout history, people always relied on their families, their tribes, their friends and loved ones for assistance. So I try, when I am judging myself as not being able to juggle everything perfectly, to remember that we are not supposed to! I remember that even though all of my family lives far away from me, that I can ask a friend to come over and play with him so I can hop in the shower, or go to the doctors. Our children will love us no matter what, if that is the loving we are putting out there to them.

WHAT IS YOUR EVERYDAY MAMA STYLE? WHAT ARE YOUR GO TO WARDROBE STAPLES? My go-to mama style is pretty much the same style I have always had, except I wear less things that the baby will pull or scratch himself on. I went through a bit of an identity crisis when I had a baby, as if some part of me felt like being a mother meant I couldn’t be sexy, or youthful or something. Then I realized, being a mother is the ultimate sexiness. It is so beautiful and powerful and the greatest creation I have made- so now, my style is emboldened because I want to show all mothers that they can be super elegant, put together, chic and edgy. (Yes, even when you have puke under your scarf and baby boogers stuck to your new dress:) My staples are a beautiful black body suit that I wear all the time with jeans and a sleek belt and a scarf, or I wear it with jean shorts and sandals. I have an awesome jacket that was made by my friend Julianna Sorrelli which she sells at The Evil Hollywood Rock N Roll Cat Store in LA or Online. I add a little punk to my style to keep it fresh. Basically, pick 5 key pieces, and a GREAT pair of sunglasses that are really chic so no matter what you are wearing and if the baby is teething and up all night- no one but you will know:)

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO NEW MOTHERS/ MOTHERS TO BE? Be gentle with yourself. Praise yourself and take 1 minute a day to close your eyes, put your hand on your heart and really thank yourself for doing a good job, for being you, and for creating and caring for a true miracle. During that time forgive yourself for any judgments you have placed upon yourself, any frustrations, just breathe them out and let them go. You will have to do this all the time, but when your hormones are all over the place, when you cry for no reason, when you feel like your tits are going to fall off, when you want to punch your partner or kick every relative out of the house, or just be able to go to the bathroom without feeling like it is now an Olympic sport- or judging yourself for the way you “thought” you should feed your baby or care for your baby and then real life kicked in and your “plans” didn’t go as expected- remember, if you are loving your child, and if you are still breathing, then, you my friends, are a success.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COLLABORATION WITH SAPLING SHILD? I found Sapling Child online and immediately fell in love. Everything Sapling Child represents is a true reflection of how I want to care for my child and create for other children. Beautiful, eco-friendly, non-toxic clothing and essentials that every parent should be able to have for their children. Peta and I met over Twitter and it was like meeting my creative Soul Mate. James Knight wears Sapling almost every day, I love the beautiful stories the clothes tell, I love the energy behind the brand. When I see him in Sapling Child it makes my heart sing, especially knowing that Peta and I are collaborating in very big ways together. We started off discussing one collaboration and then, the more we spoke the more I knew I HAD to be a part of this company in every facet. It is almost as if we are creative twins and we have the same goals and visions for what we want to put out there for parents and children. Happy, joyful, non-toxic and beautiful clothing and products that will brighten up families and hopefully make a larger change in the industry by standing by the belief that our children should be in healthy, organic materials that reflect a positive and beautiful message. I have never been more excited about any creative collaboration- and that is saying a lot. It is all I think about other then my child- Sapling Child completely consumes me because I am so utterly thrilled about what Peta and I will be creating together, with both of our families and our clothing collaboration just being the very beginning of the truly innovative and pure products we have in mind so that hopefully, we can make all families lives a little easier knowing that what we create will be healthy for your children and the planet.

The range will be available in November at Saplingchild.com and selected retailers.