“Style icon and designer Nicole Richie invites Vogue into her Los Angeles home for an evening of gardening, dancing and relaxation. Meet her pets (including a bearded dragon, turtles and chickens), plus watch Nicole unleash her dance moves and take us through her nighttime beauty routine.”
Nicole Richie is on the cover of the spring issue of The Zoe Report. Nicole was styled by Jamie Mizrahi with hair by Gregory Russell and make-up by Vincent Oquendo. The photos were shot by Thomas Whiteside. Nicole gave a full interview where she talked about her rapping alter ego Nikki Fre$h, the healing power of crystals and her upcoming TV projects.
Richie seems to genuinely agree that undergoing the process of becoming a fully sentient adult in the pages of Us Weekly was good for her. “Some of the most horrible things I’ve done have come out in the world,” she says. “As terrible as that has been at times, it’s also kind of given me this freedom to grow and change. It’s not like I came out and was like, ‘Hello, my name is Nicole Richie and I have everything figured out.’ But the essence of who I am is really the same. In my heart, I am someone who would try things.”
Nicole Richie recently spoke to Yahoo Lifestyle about the one fashion rule she always breaks.
“There is that big rule of ‘Before you leave take one thing off’ and I’m like, ‘Before you leave you need to put one more thing on’ but that’s just me.”
She also explains why she avoids the word ‘trend’: “I actually really encourage my customers to stay away from the word ‘trend’ because I think it is extremely limiting and very alienating. It just means that the majority of people are wearing it right now. That’s not something the serves me, I couldn’t even tell you a trend right now if you paid me.”
“I am 5’1, and I am myself. It just doesn’t serve me to focus on what the majority of people are wearing. And in that, I couldn’t say that something doesn’t work. It’s a very personal choice.”
Nicole also says why she never looked to others for ideas on how to style herself: “For me, it’s less about an aesthetic that I want to emulate and more about the people that really go for their look in full force.
My love for fashion started with mum. She was going to every event with my dad in the 80s and she was out every night. While we have very different styles – it was the act of watching her put her looks together that really inspired me to go into clothing myself.”
Also check out Yahoo Lifestyle’s ‘7 things you didn’t know about Nicole Richie‘ and let us know if there were any you didn’t know!
Nicole Richie, known for her former role on the 2003 reality television show The Simple Life, has worked her way into the fashion industry following the launch of her brand, House of Harlow 1960.
As a child, Richie engaged in competitive figure skating. “This was during the time that Nancy Kerrigan was in the Olympics and Vera Wang designed her Olympic dress,” she says. Inspired by Kerrigan’s outfit, Richie decided to create her own skating costumes, which sparked her love for fashion design.
“That was really my first introduction to the idea that you could come up with something in your head and then have it come to life about two weeks later.”
Now Richie spends most of her time creating ready-to-wear collections under the label House of Harlow 1960, which is sold through the online retailer Revolve.com. Within a year and a half of selling through the site, Richie’s brand is one of the most powerful – out of 600 competing brands.
“I have been working on this from the time I was 24. I really didn’t even know if it was something that I could turn into a business. I knew that I loved creating, but obviously, there’s more to it than that. Once I got into the business, I never looked back,” she says.
I recently spoke with Richie about how she made this career transition and established herself as a serious designer. Here she shares five lessons she has learnt in building her brand and managing motherhood along the way.
Create your own version of success
When Richie first started out as a designer she said that she felt a lot of pressure to prove herself so that others would take her seriously. “I am a serious designer. At the same time, I’m still me. I learnt very quickly that validation cannot come from someone else”. Richie says that the worst thing you can do in the fashion business is to make decisions based off another persons idea of what good looks like. “ There are many versions of success and everyone has to define this for themselves . For me, I want to be able to stand behind what I’m doing. Even if it’s a failure, it’s my failure and I can stand behind that,” she says.
Know where you customers are
Part of Richie’s success as a designer was her decision to collaborate with the online retailer, Revolve.com. “This business has changed. The world has changed over the past 10 years, which is how long I’ve been in this. For me this was a pretty simple decision because that’s where my customer is,” says Richie. Taking House of Harlow 1960 out of department stores was driven in part by Richie’s desire to market directly to women in their 20’s and 30’s. Now, Richie is planning to sell her footwear and small leather goods in the same way. “You have to know where your customers are. And online is where they are,” says Richie.
Make a personal connection
With a focus on developing her online business, Richie was able to better connect with her customers. “I definitely feel a personal connection to these women. I make a very strong effort to really understand them. I want to know who they are.” Richie says the online business focus meant that she could have a direct conversations with her customers and adapt her approach based on their ever-changing needs. “To watch that evolution, not only of your customer but of yourself, as a designer is actually very exciting,” she says.
Nicole Richie appears on the latest episode of Joyce Azria‘s podcast ‘Success Redesigned’, which was recorded in May. Joyce describes Nicole as being “as dreamy as eating chocolate and having your hair blowdried at the same time in CABO.”
As Nicole Richie‘s fashion empire, House of Harlow 1960, turns 10 years old, Nicole reflects on growing her brand, the definition of success and what she’s learned about herself along the way in the ‘No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis’ podcast.
The Emmy Awards aren’t until September 17th, but the TV Academy begin the nomination process on June 11th. The Hollywood Reporter have put together a photoshoot with 33 supporting actors and actresses who they see as possible contenders.
This included Nicole Richie who co-starred in NBC’s ‘Great News’ as co-anchor Portia, although the show was unfortunately cancelled after 2 seasons. Official Emmy nominees will be announced on July 12th.
Who was your first TV crush?
Most intimidating scene?
I shot a music video, my very first one. I was so excited even though it wasn’t mine in real life, I felt like it was. This was my Britney moment and I really wanted to do a good job. And I was just living my dream.
Favourite TV show as a teen?
I never missed Beverly Hills, 90210; that show gave me every lesson I needed to learn in life. We learned about divorce, adoption, getting burned, addiction. That show changed me.
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