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This Is the Best Advice Kate Bosworth Received for Her Shoe Collection

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Michael Polish and Kate Bosworth

During the actress' launch event for her collaboration with Matisse at The Grove's Nordstrom, she shares some wise words received from husband Michael Polish.

When it comes to being the ultimate street style star, no one seems to stand out from the pack quite as well as Kate Bosworth. Her everyday style appears both effortless and polished, making her a favorite among the fashion world. And with her keen eye for unique designs, the actress' latest shoe collaboration with Matisse is proof that she's more than just a well-dressed star — she's got a creative knack, too.

While showing us her eight-piece collection at The Grove's Nordstrom, where the shoes are now being sold, a Vanessa Bruno-clad Bosworth tells Pret-a-Reporter that the girl she had in mind when designing is "one that's active and motivated, running around from day to night. I think that's very much who we are."

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Among the designs, which are each three inches or less in heel height, are the "Emma" bootie with fringe details (available in suede or leather, $454.95 each), the "Lois" pointy toe Mary Jane pump ($378.95), and the "Dawn" platform lace-up sandals ($378.95). Asked where the names come from, she says they "were actually named after film characters I've been in." (The only shoe named after a friend was the "Charlotte Star" studded mid boot, which was inspired by Dallas Cowboys executive vp Charlotte Jones Anderson.)

Joined by husband and director Michael Polish during the launch event, the blonde beauty says she finds the design process quite similar to filmmaking.

"Sometimes my husband says, 'Being a professional artist is understanding sacrifice. If you get 80 percent of what you wanted in your original design, like, you’re in a really good place,' " shares Bosworth of the advice she receives from Polish when she's feeling frustrated with her work in fashion. "You know, sometimes being a professional artist is understanding what it means to sacrifice and thriving in that way. Because otherwise you get in your own way, I think."

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From designing jewelry for JewelMint to doing apparel with Topshop to collaborating with Matisse, the 32-year-old says she's "trying to learn as much as I can with every new project. I’m always looking to improve. And that’s all I can really do, and look for people who want to create things in a like-minded way."

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