Nicole Richie is not good at a couple of things — namely being a nice person while filming the oft-maligned early 2000s television show “The Simple Life” with Paris Hilton. Thankfully she’s over that terrible phase in her life, and can focus on more important things, like her marriage to pop rocker Joel Madden and her two cute kids, Harlow and Sparrow. And perfecting the fine art of layering. She’s like, really, really good at it. Hopefully it’s something she’ll pass on to her kids, while burning every single copy of “The Simple Life” she can possibly find.
Nicole Richie, what a ride, people. This little lady has gone from fashion atrocity to one of the defining stylish ladies of our generation. Take the incredible look she wore to the Fifi Awards: Doesn’t she look a little Barbra Streisand in “Funny Girl”? We’re totally in love with this Emilio Pucci dress, which is about the only application of the mullet hem we can stand. What do you think?
I hated — hated! — Nicole Richie in her “Simple Life” days. I mean, didn’t you? She was bratty, annoying, and entitled with crusty hair extensions and a tiny dog, whining and generally acting despicable alongside her equally (if not more) horrible cohort, Paris Hilton. That’s why I love Nicole all the more now: she was that girl, and now she’s … kind of the antithesis of that girl. She’s a mother, a wife, a designer, a TV show co-host, and an all around cool, normal-seeming person, with great style to boot. I just love how drastic her transformation was in the most positive way possible; Nicole is a real testament to the fact that you can be whoever you want to be, provided you’re ready and willing to make the change.
It’s no secret that she’s also really, really pretty: it’s all in those gorgeous deep-set eyes. My
way too far away West Coast-dwelling coworker Winona (also gorgeous) has a really similar almond eye shape, so emulating Nicole’s makeup is a good look for her. She wanted to know how to get the star’s ubiquitous soft yet still defined eye, which she’s been wearing on Fashion Star and her other TV appearances as of late. This eye is different because, rather than harsh black, which can make eyes look smaller, it’s done in soft shades of brown with touches of shimmery gold. It’s beautiful and versatile, perfect for day, night, any time, anywhere. I’m breaking it down to the nitty gritty, after the jump! Keep reading »
I wasn’t really planning to watch “Fashion Star,” NBC’s new fashion design competition, but I just moved into a new apartment and turned on the TV to keep me company while I was unpacking boxes of books last night. “Fashion Star” happened to be on, and daaaaaaaaamn did I get sucked in. By the end of the hour, I was cheering and gasping and yelling “No deal!” even though that catchphrase has nothing to do with this show. After the jump, check out my list of the good, the bad, and the WTF of the “Fashion Star” premiere… Keep reading »
Nicole Richie, you’ve come a long way since your days spent galavanting around the country with BFF Paris Hilton on that horrible “Simple Life” show. We’re still not sure what to make of your return to primetime with “Fashion Star,” the reality TV fashion competition show that seems a little “Project Runway” with a dash of “The Fashion Show,” but lady, you sure do look good. This Julien Macdonald gown is the perfect shade for spring.
It’s finally here: Halloweekend 2011. And though many choose to witty, creative or innovative with their costumes (like building a fully-functioning digital camera costume), most choose to simply…wear less. And as fellow college girls, we’re okay with that, but Nicole Richie isn’t.
“Girls, can we all pledge that we will not dress slutty for this Halloween?” she posted on her Facebook page earlier this week. “The jig is up!” Read more…