Category: Interviews

Nicole Richie talks to You Magazine: “I love a schedule”

Nicole Richie is on the cover of the November 26 issue of You Magazine. The issue is also available free with the Mail on Sunday. Nicole spoke to You about her trouble-making past and how she uses this to parent her children Harlow and Sparrow. Check out the preview below and read the full interview on their website here. The photoshoot featured in the magazine is one by Smallz and Raskind from 2016 when they shot Nicole and Lionel Richie for Legend magazine – however, this introduces a new outtake from the shoot.

“Mornings are wild times in our house,” says Nicole Richie. “It’s survival mode.” And to be clear, the 36-year-old TV star, actress and creative director of fashion brand House of Harlow 1960 isn’t talking about the kind of wild times she was known for in her younger years.”

She is referring to the demands of family life at home in Los Angeles with her husband Joel Madden, lead singer of the rock band Good Charlotte, their nine-year-old daughter Harlow and son Sparrow, aged eight.

“It’s like the Olympics: get the kids up, make breakfast, prepare lunches, drive them to school (I volunteer there, so on those days I will stay to read with the class) then go to work” – which might be at home, on set or at a business meeting, depending on her schedule.


Byrdie: 6 Beauty Lessons I Learned From Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie recently got lavender highlights thanks to celebrity colorist Larisa Love. Whilst working her magic, Love asked Nicole some burning questions and reported back to Byrdie who have presented us with six beauty lessons they’ve learned from Nicole. Here they are:

1. EMBRACE YOUR HAIR EVOLUTION
The ultimate chameleon when it comes to her strands, Richie has sported just about every hue under the sun (from hot pink to stark, silvery white, nothing has been off limits), so I had to ask: What’s been her favorite?

“It’s really hard to choose a favorite hair look because they’ve each represented such different stages in my life,” the designer explains. “So I always look at it like this: Your hair look is temporary—you can change it, you can play, and you don’t have to be locked into one thing. And that’s how I approach both beauty and fashion. Plus, by changing your hair color, you’re also changing your wardrobe. I’ll go into my closet, and all of a sudden everything looks different. It’s like shopping, for free. Hair color can really become the ultimate accessory.”

2. TRY SOMETHING TEMPORARY
The Joico Color Intensity Color Butters ($20) offer a great selection when it comes to temporary, at-home color options (think red, green, blue, purple, pink, and titanium), and prior to talking with Richie on the phone, I had been told she’d be going pink just in time for Thanksgiving. However, she quickly informed me there had been a last-minute plot twist:

“After looking at all the different colors, I actually decided to go purple. When I first started coloring my hair, lavender was my first-ever look. Color is emotional, and lavender is a cool, soothing, and calming shade for me. But what’s great is that it will come out in 10 washes, and it’s not this huge commitment. Whenever I’ve spoken with women about color, I think that’s honestly their biggest fear. They love the look of colored hair, but they just don’t feel like they can make the commitment. But now with products like this, you don’t have to.”

3. PRIORITIZE HAIR HEALTH
As Richie and I continued to discuss color (and the trials and tribulations that can come with repeated or excessive permanent coloring), the designer shared that a few years back, her strands had had enough, and it took a drastic chop (and an overhauled approach to her haircare regimen) to get her strands back into tip-top shape.

“I ended up cutting all of my hair off a few years ago—I had a pixie cut. I had been coloring my hair forever, so I knew it was coming, and I knew I just had to do it for the sake of my hair. So now whenever I’m not working, I have a super-minimalist approach to my hair. I haven’t been coloring it, and I love to just soak it in coconut oil. And then when I go out, I love the look of a clean slick-back. That way, it has a style, but I’m giving it some TLC at the same time. Just like we need the weekends, your hair really needs a few days here and there of doing absolutely nothing.”

4. LOVE YOUR NATURAL TEXTURE
Now that Richie is a full-time mom, designer, and all-around Wonder Woman, I asked how her approach to beauty has shifted over the years. Interestingly, her response hit on a hot topic as of late: learning to love your natural texture.

“I was probably only one of three people in my school with curly hair when I was younger, and growing up, I think I always felt like it required a lot more attention and a lot more effort to get it to a style where I felt it looked amazing, whereas all of my other friends would come to school straight out of the shower with wet hair. I never had that.

“I feel like I’ve finally gotten to that place where I’ve accepted how my hair is naturally, and I think, in part, that was kind of from becoming a mom. I mean, who has time to go and sit in the salon for six hours? Because I definitely don’t. It’s so freeing not to rely on spending so much time and money on my hair anymore.”

5. LESS CAN BE MORE
“In my 20s, I definitely felt like I needed to put a lot of effort into my appearance whenever I’d be out in the public eye, but as I’ve gotten older, I know what feels good for me.

“You know, growing up, I would always read magazines like YM with these specific beauty tips and makeup prescriptions. It’s fun to read when you’re a teenager, but at the time, I don’t think you realize you’re getting locked into all of these things you feel like you have to do. Now I’m just much more comfortable in my own skin and have the confidence to decide what I need for myself—for sure, 100%.”

6. NEVER SACRIFICE YOUR ALONE TIME
Spoiler: Nicole Richie loves her alone time. And despite the fact that she has a business to run, kids to feed, and events to attend, she always makes room in the day to have some time to recharge, even if that means (in her words) getting up before the birds.

“Pretty much every day, I’ll wake up anywhere between 4:30 and 5:30. I really crave that alone time before starting the full run of the day—school drop-off, lunches, work, you know. I feel like I’m very much a normal American mom. [Laughs.] I don’t like to wake up and just jump out of bed—I need some real time.

“Maybe I’ll let the dog out or just walk around and do nothing—everyone is asleep! I mean, the birds aren’t even up yet! It’s just a very quiet, nice time, and then my body gets to wake up with the sun and with the day, which I love. It’s also one of the only times I don’t feel like I have to be checking my phone.

“I mean, for me, I know that I really value time by myself. I need to be able to do one thing I want to do, and I need to spend time with my kids. If I can manage that, then I can manage doing everything else.”

Nicole Richie and Briga Heelan speak to Access Hollywood about ‘Great News’ (October 5)

On October 5th, Nicole Richie and Briga Heelan talked about their show ‘Great News’ to Access Hollywood. Season 2 of ‘Great News’ premiered on September 28th on NBC.



Nicole Richie talks about ‘Great News’ on the TODAY show (September 27)

On September 27th, Nicole Richie was in New York City where she appeared on the TODAY show to talk about her show ‘Great News.’ Watch the interview below:



‘Great News’ returns to NBC on September 28th.

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Nicole Richie plays 20 questions with Glamour Magazine: “I went through a stage of drawing in my bottom lashes”

Nicole Richie recently played 20 questions with Glamour Magazine. Read a snippet below, but be sure to head over to Glamour.com for the full interview.

Glamour: You ready for 20 Questions? First one’s a given: Who’s your ultimate partner in crime?

Nicole Richie: My husband.

Glamour: What’s one beauty trend you love but would never try?

NR: Lots of them. There are so many things I’ve seen that just aren’t for my face for so many reasons. Number one: I’m 5’1″. I’m a small girl, so I can’t take on a ton of makeup to begin with. It tends to wear me and weigh me down. And also, some things look good on the 20-year-olds, you know?

Glamour: Is there anything you wore in your twenties that you’d never go back to?

NR: I don’t regret it, but I went through a stage of drawing in my bottom lashes. It was fun, but I’d never do that now. Someone would be like, “Are you OK? Are you having a breakdown?”

Glamour: Ha! Speaking of never-agains, what’s one beauty trend you wish you’d never tried?

NR: Red eyeliner around my eyes. It looked like I was sick. It’s definitely not a look for me.

Glamour: What’s one beauty rule you think is bullshit?

NR: I think any rule is bullshit. You’ve got to define what works for you

Glamour: What’s the best mascara trick or tip you’ve ever gotten?

NR: Start at the root, move the wand side to side, and then brush it out.

Glamour: You’re always changing your hair. What’s the next big thing you want to do to it?

NR: Well, I straighten it a lot when I’m working, just because it’s shorter, but I wear it curly in daily life and I’ll probably start wearing it curly again once it gets a little bit longer.

Nicole Richie also did 20 questions with Galore Magazine. Click here to check it out!

Nicole Richie confirms that “Troublemaker” mascara is sex proof after putting it to the test

Nicole Richie recently spoke to Galore Magazine about working with Urban Decay Cosmetics, make-up and trends! Read the full interview below, but be sure to head over to their website to check out some photos of Nicole from a party Urban Decay threw to celebrate Nicole becoming their brand ambassador.

How did you and Urban Decay decide to work together?

I had a meeting with them and they were going over their girl and their message. They are all about beauty being an individual experience and really appreciating that girls have to rebel against the trends in beauty, and the idea that somebody else can’t tell you what beauty is. [They’re all about] taking that power back and defining it for yourself and really diving into self-expression.

It’s so aligned with who I am and what House of Harlow is all about. We have a lot of the same messaging and it was like, immediately, we’re so aligned with where we are, so we should do this.

It really does make sense for you to work together. When I got the press release, I was like, “Oh my god, duh.”

Yeah, it was an immediate decision for me, for sure.

I know they say it’s sex proof — can you confirm?

Did I test it? Yes. It’s been through many tests and according to Joel [Madden, her husband], it’s sex proof.

What kind of outfit and hair would you go with for the ultimate Troublemaker look?

If you’re going to get into trouble, it’s always good to look the opposite so that you trick people. You still can do you, but do you in a toned down way. Regardless of how much trouble you get in, you don’t wanna get caught for it. You don’t wanna be on Front Street. So I think you gotta lay low physically.

What’s your makeup philosophy in general?

Probably to pick one or two things you want to go with for that day. Obviously when we’re working in an environment like this, it’s a different thing. I’m somebody who, I don’t wear a ton of makeup. So I choose my things I wanna roll with and go with that. Some people only feel like themselves when they have a full face of makeup on, and that’s cool too. That’s the cool thing about makeup. You can be whatever you wanna be.

What’s one fall trend you wouldn’t do?

I stay away from trends altogether. We don’t do it with House of Harlow. I think that trends limit people and make people who can’t buy into the trend feel bad about themselves. I stay away from all of them. Unless they’re like, making your eyebrows look thicker, I’m all about that one.

Do you believe in saving dramatic eye makeup for night time or would you rock it all day?

I feel like I would be down to wear that in the day. There are so many outfits I’m trying on for night [that make me say] to myself, oh, this would be great with no makeup and slicked back hair, because the outfit is enough. So I kinda like to choose. I think it’s cool when people are wearing a big dramatic eye with jeans and a t-shirt. I like that look.

What’s the most extreme makeup you’ve ever done, and do you regret it?

Probably in ninth grade, I was experimenting with every single color eyeshadow on the planet and using different eyeshadow colors as eyeliner, which can’t be great. I did red one time and I came down to go to school, and my mom was like, “You look like you are sick. You look like something’s wrong with you. You cannot do red around your eyes.” So now I know.

For you, what’s the biggest difference doing your own makeup and having it done professionally?

Well, I only have two tricks. So that’s the difference. Usually when I’m doing my makeup, I have to get it done [professionally]. I can do a mascara, an under-eye concealer and a red lip [myself].

Do you remember the first major makeup moment you had as a kid or teenager?

I grew up here [in LA] so I would go to the West Side Pavilion to Nordstrom and I would get Urban Decay makeup, because they were all about bright colors. And this is when I was first wearing makeup, so I was like, oh my god, I love all these colors. There was a gunmetal eyeshadow called Uzi, and that was my first eyeshadow.

Did you know what Uzi meant?

No. I don’t even know why I remember that’s what it was called, but it was. I didn’t think about it, I was just just like, “Get this on my eyes.”

I remember being the same way about Urban Decay’s amazing eyeshadow names!

Zero idea, you don’t care.

Which 2000s beauty trend needs to make a comeback?

What is a 2000s trend?

White eyeliner, body glitter…

I’m not mad at the white eyeliner to make your eyes look bigger. I’m not mad at that.