Nicole Richie is on a mission to be a bit more of a drag queen. So who better to learn from than the most legendary lady of them all, RuPaul?
“I don’t want to regret that I didn’t take advantage of my drag years,” Richie admits in the latest episode of her hit AOL webseries, “Candidly Nicole.”
That’s why the style maven steps into RuPaul’s school of drag, where she finds out how to dress, act and even speak like a true queen. And if you too are feeling the itch to dial up the drag in your life, here are five take-home tips. Read more on Celebuzz…
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…
Major network television has finally jumped on the fashion competition bandwagon; this fall, NBC will launch “Fashion Star,” a competition show aimed at finding the next big brand. Featuring the requisite model host — Elle Macpherson — “Fashion Star” employs celebrity mentors to help foster along brands. Just this week, Nicole Richie and menswear designer John Varvatos signed on, joining mega-bazillionaire mogul Jessica Simpson as mentors on the show. So, if you had your way, who would you have mentor you? [THR] Keep reading »
Proving that she’ll take her very successful House of Harlow 1960 brand as far as demand will allow, Nicole Richie has added a collection of handbags to her fashion and accessories brand. The handbag line, which includes everything from crocodile clutches to large leather bags, has the bohemian vibe Nicole is known for. The concept behind the collection was to contrast luxury with casual, using young calf hair and relaxed vintage leathers. But skins aren’t the only focus–great attention was also paid to the hardware. Gold and black studs adorn the larger bags, and jaguar heads close clutches. The line is slated to arrive in stores mid-July, and seems to have something for every woman, a goal Nicole said she had in mind while designing. Prices will range from $150 to $625. [People Style Watch] Keep reading »
Girls, you are wearing a thong on your hair. And no, Nicole Richie and Vanessa Hudgens, I don’t care that it’s a fancy rhinestone-encrusted thong. A thong is a thong is a thong–isn’t that what Marcel Duchamp said? Or was it Sisqo? Whatever. I understand that we are all trying to find new ways to wear jewelry and spend our hard-earned Disney cash, but come on … a head thong is not the way to go. You look like you lost interest halfway into putting a necklace on. And okay, fine, maybe you did. [MTV Style] Keep reading »