Nicole Richie recently appeared on The Ellen Show. Watch the video below!
Nicole Richie was recently photographed for Refinery29 by Emily Shur. The interview was between Nicole and her friend, actress, Rashida Jones, including an intro by Elizabeth Kiefer. Be sure to read the full interview and see a fun video they put together on their website by clicking here.
Nicole Richie was briefly interviewed by Bustle. They gave her a piece of paper with a few questions and let her write them in herself! Take a look on their website here or below!
When celebrities hang out with Bustle editors, we want to give them the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. The rest is up to them. This time, Nicole Richie is leaving her mark in the Bustle Booth.
Nicole Richie is exactly what you’d imagine she’d be like IRL — uber cool, fashionable as hell, and funny — like, really, really funny. And while the latter trait scored her a leading role in NBC’s upcoming Tina Fey comedy, Great News, Richie is still known by many for her incredible style. The House of Harlow designer has come a long way since her Simple Life days (though, who are we kidding — she was super on trend with those lace cami dresses and velour track suits) and has cemented her place not only as a modern style icon, but an in-demand fashion advisor. Recently, Project September founder Alexis Maybank reached out to the fashionista to be the shopping app’s ambassador.
“We have long admired Nicole and when we were getting started, we were thinking about people we wanted to work with — someone with amazing style, someone who people could connect with broadly, and someone whose style people admire, day in and day out,” Maybank tells me. To kick off festival season, Nicole Richie and Project September hosted an exclusive Pre-Chella shopping event in Los Angeles, with all proceeds going to Planned Parenthood.
Between posing for photos with fans and raising money for charity, Richie took a minute to fill out our Bustle Booth questionnaire. Even if you aren’t a fan of her style, you’d be hard-pressed not to fall in love with the charming actress/designer/philanthropist. Just take a look at her answers.
Cat Greenleaf recently interviewed Nicole Richie on Talk Stoop about her new sitcom Great News and more. During the interview, Cat and Nicole high-fived which didn’t go according to plan, but provided an amusing result!
Nicole Richie recently spoke to Parade about her role in the upcoming sitcom Great News. She also touched upon her family, including her father Lionel Richie.
How would you describe Portia?
It’s easy to pin her as this flighty ditz, but she’s nobody’s fool. At times, she’ll say something and you do wonder who’s living in the real world? Is it her co-workers or is it her?
Now that you’re doing a sitcom, are you having to readjust your schedule?
I feel like I’m always trying to readjust, depending on how my kids [daughter Harlow, 9, and son Sparrow, 7] are. Both my life and my husband’s [Good Charlotte lead singer Joel Madden] are very much on the go. I think when you decide that you want to have more time for something, it’s like time just expands if it’s really important to you.
What did you learn from your dad, Lionel Richie?
He is an incredible performer. I’ve looked at him so many times and I’m like, “I don’t know how you do it.” It’s a different generation. He’s “on” all the time. I am someone who cares about personal time, alone time. I like to compartmentalize my life.
Do you have any family traditions?
We have one night a week where no one leaves the house and that’s really important, especially because everyone’s lives move so fast.
Any possibility your dad will guest star in an episode?
We would love it. He loves a camera.
What do you think, looking back on The Simple Life experience, all these years later?
Oh, my God. I had so much fun. I was 21. I was going around the world with my best friend [co-star Paris Hilton] and getting paid for it, so I couldn’t really complain.
Do you bring your kids to the set?
Yeah. They came to set. Basically, everybody on the show is married with kids, and Briga Heelan [who plays Katie, producer of the news show] is about to have a kid, so I think everyone was really excited to have the kids on set. John Michael Higgins [who plays co-anchor Chuck] had his kids on set, too. It was a big family environment.
How do you feel about your kids following you in the business?
Not as kids. No. My kids will not.
Did you know that you had comedy in your blood?
I’m a jokester. I love playing pranks on my friends. I got named “Class Clown” in high school, so at least that award got me somewhere.
Who are your comedy heroes?
My co-stars John Michael Higgins and Andrea Martin make me laugh. Tina Fey, I’ve, obviously, been a fan of her for years. I love comedies. I love ’90s romantic comedies. I grew up watching Shirley Temple. I love physical comedy, dance, and musicals.
Nicole Richie will feature in the May issue of InStyle Magazine where she reveals her skin secrets, available on April 14th! She was photographed for the magazine by Billy Ballard and writes the article herself. Nicole also played Never Have I Ever which you can view on the InStyle website.
I grew up in the ’80s. It was the pinnacle of my dad’s career, so my mom was on a hot streak and would go out every night. She had a big bathtub in her dressing room, and I would sit in the empty tub for hours and watch her get her hair and makeup done. My mom loved makeup, so she had drawers and drawers of it. I was like, “One day, that’s how I want to be.”
My mom is from the South, and she is not playing around when it comes to lotion—her skin is like velvet. The way she raised me, you never left the house without lotion everywhere. That’s how I am too. I have a friend who has really dry skin, and every time I go see her, I’ll take a heavy CeraVe cream with me and lotion up her elbows. They are so dry.
I actually have very dry skin, so I have to keep hydrated. On my face I use Biologique Recherche products: face wash, serum, and moisturizer every day, and a mask a few times a week. In the shower I exfoliate with gloves. I make a scrub with sugar and cucumbers from my garden in the summer, but in the winter I’ll use whatever I can find. Then I put grape-seed oil (Whole Foods’ 365 brand, but any will do) all over my body and the thick yellow Kiehl’s cream over that. I’m a Virgo—I like to stay very organized. I have two trays on my vanity: one for body and hair products and one for my face. They are crowded but not too cluttered.
I want to avoid clogging my pores, so I try not to wear a lot of makeup. When I don’t have to be out or working, I don’t put on any at all, except Clé de Peau Beauté concealer to cover up my dark circles.
When I was working on my new television show, Great News, I had to wear makeup every day. That was a little tricky on my skin, for sure. Fortunately, I worked with amazing makeup artists who would find gentler products for my skin. I play Portia, who is kind of the anti–news anchor. Portia was clearly hired in an attempt to appeal to a younger audience. She’s young and hip and wears bright outfits. Unlike me, I would say she’s a makeup girl—I don’t think she’s going for the natural look.
Harold Lancer is my dermatologist, but I don’t see him a ton. I do facials only every once in a while. For me, less is more. When I mess with my skin too much, it freaks out. My hair is the same way. I have to give it breaks and room to breathe. Also, if I’m not eating well and drinking water, I’ll break out in one second.
I sound like a mom when I say this, but it’s less what you do to your face and more how you’re treating your body—the skin is your largest organ. I’m 35, and the older I get, the more it’s about what I’m putting in rather than what I’m putting on. I try to eat cooling foods: lots of vegetables, pretty standard stuff. But I can’t deny myself a lobster taco every now and again, and I’m addicted to hot sauce, even though my cheeks get rosy when I eat it—and not in a good way.
Drinking tequila always makes me break out. To recover after a night out, I go without makeup the next day and drink a lot of water.
As far as sunscreen goes, I’ve gotten so many confusing messages over the years. I’m of mixed race, so I spent 25 years thinking the rules didn’t apply to me. I don’t sit and bake in the sun, but I can give myself a five-to-seven-minute window and I will definitely get a tan. That’s a dope thing about being mixed race.
But I definitely need to start wearing sunscreen more. I’m not amazing at it—having sun is like drinking water to me, and my body really loves it. I have started wearing hats to protect my face. J. Crew makes a cute one I’m always wearing, and I end up buying the same one every time I travel.
But I’ll never hide indoors—I still like a little golden moment.
On April 5th, Nicole Richie appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. You can see some photos here, but first be sure to check out these videos of Nicole and Jimmy during her appearance.