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Joss & Main: Holidays in Style

Nicole Richie has teamed up with Joss & Main, who sell home décor and evoke inspiration, to create her own collection called Holidays in Style which will be available this Tuesday (November 12th). Check out the lovely photos which display some of her collection and also an exclusive interview with E! Online below!

From Joss & Main – About the collection:

Nicole’s Holidays in Style collection, curated exclusively for Joss & Main, brilliantly mixes looks and influences. From organic elements rendered in gold, silver and mercury glass, to antiqued lanterns and exotic accents, furniture and décor, these handpicked selections set the stage for a festive and chic winter gathering.

Home is such a great reflection of our personalities. How does your home reflect both you and your husband’s styles?
“Who’s Joel?” is my design slogan! He’s tried to sneak in a few gems around the house, but they get tossed out as fast as a bottomless groupie the morning after a show! When I first moved into Joel’s house, the entire house was dark and gothic. There are elements of gothic that I love. We kept the skulls, the crosses, everything he loves—and contrasted the pieces with more feminine pieces. But I said to him, “Let me do my thing. You don’t even really care. I promise at the end of the day, you’ll love it.” It’s all about manipulation!

As a born-and-bred Californian living in Laurel Canyon, how does your location influence your décor?
My dream was always to live in a tree house in Laurel Canyon, and turn it into a warm, family home. I think I got as close to that as possible. You can hear music playing from people’s houses at night.

Do you have any new traditions you’ve instilled for your own holidays at home?
We are pretty traditional in this department. We go as a family to pick a tree, Joel and I argue about getting the tree delivered because he doesn’t want to pay the fee, we decorate it as a family while listening to holiday music. I want Christmas to be the magical fantasy for my children that it was for me.

Are there any favorite spaces—hotels, boutiques, even museums—that have a visual style that you find especially inspiring?
As a little girl, my piano recitals every year were always held at the Hotel Bel-Air. It’s been remodeled since, but the feel is very much the same. No one does landscaping like that hotel! And then, of course, the swans…where do I even begin?!

And finally, Nicole graciously shared her ultimate holiday playlist with us to get us in the hoiday mood! Check it out:
1. “White Christmas” (Bing Crosby)
2. “Winter Wonderland” (Diana Krall)
3. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (Mariah Carey)
4. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (Ray Charles)
5. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (Frank Sinatra)
6. “Jingle Bell Rock” (Bobby Helms)
7. “Let It Snow” (Dean Martin)
8. “Sleigh Ride” (Ella Fitzgerald)
9. “Winter Wonderland” (Tony Bennett)
10. “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” (Bruce Springsteen)

You can view some more photos here.


Shopping with Nicole Richie: A Lesson in SoCal Vintage Style

Nicole was recently interviewed by about vintage style.
Here’s a preview of the article below:

“I don’t look at it as having bought seven things,” Nicole Richie says in all seriousness, surveying a pile of new acquisitions that includes a satiny seventies top, about a half-dozen Indian print dresses from the same era, and a fancy Chinese embroidered jacket. “All the dresses count as one, and then the satin top counts as one, and the jacket is one—so it really counts as three things,” she insists, surveying the spoils from a few hours of recent vintage shopping. It’s the kind of creative accounting that endears Richie to her fans—devotees of her web series #CandidlyNicole, followers of her witty, self-deprecating tweets (astonishingly, numbering more than four million), and not least, customers of her two youthful fashion lines—House of Harlow 1960 and Winter Kate.

Read the full article here.

Nicole Richie: “Please Stop Saying ‘Chic!'”

Nicole was recently interviewed by Elle Magazine. You can read the interview below:

Your line has usually taken visual cues from the ’60s. Why were you feeling a ’70s vibe for fall?
Because my line is called House of Harlow 1960, people assume it’s literal. What I mean when I talk about “The ’60s” is a vibe that definitely extended into the ’70s as well. It’s about freedom and labels not really being part of your wardrobe. It’s about layering lots and lots of jewelry, and having everything transition from day to night. It’s really about that free-spirited energy and excitement that you can see in those periods, not a definite or defined year.

Was there a certain music or pop culture trigger for this particular collection?
Well, I’m lucky because I have a lot of vinyl and a lot of great music which always inspires me. But besides all the classic stuff, I’ve been listening to a lot of Avenged Sevenfold.

Do they have a classic rock sound?
Avenged Sevenfold is actually a metal band, believe it or not. I mean sometimes, yes, I love metal! Not just in jewelry! Joel [Madden, Richie’s husband] introduced me to them, and I play them all the time. But they don’t look like Metallica. They’re not a hair band. Oh, you know who else is really good? Passenger. They’re like folk rock. They’re so good.

Do you remember the first piece of jewelry you ever designed?
I do, actually. I grew up in Los Angeles, and I used to buy these pieces of velvet and these charms, like little silver elephant charms and little charms with an Indian vibe. I would make chokers out of them with superglue. It cost about $10 to make one necklace, and I would charge $10 for them, so my parents had to intervene and say, “You know, Nicole, you really need to work on your business plan before you keep doing this.”

How old were you?
I was 10. [Laughs] So I guess I had some time to figure all that out!

Your dog Iro co-stars in the upcoming House of Harlow 1960 campaign. How long have you had him?
About a year. At first, it was Joel’s thing. He did all the research. He was very specific about the kind of German Shepherd he wanted, and he was really involved and really excited about getting a dog, but now I’m his primary caretaker! He’s my dog for sure!

How did you know he’d sit still during a photo shoot?
Oh, because he’s a fame whore and he lives for the camera. [Laughs] What can I say, some men need attention, and need to be adored! And Iro is one of them!

You know what’s great about House of Harlow? Your rings come in really small sizes.
Thank you! I had to make them that way, because my fingers are so small. So we always make a wide range of sizes, and I’m always surprised that it’s not a standard thing. I know I’m not the only one with small fingers.

What’s the most complicated hairstyle you can do on yourself?
I am the best braider in the world. I can braid anyone’s hair, I can braid my own hair, and I can do all kinds of complicated and intricate braids. I’m a master of the braid.

What about makeup? You always have amazing black eyeliner that never seems to smudge?
That I can’t tell you about. I’m not that kind of “lady” who always leaves the house with makeup. In fact, the only time I wear makeup is when I’m working. So I have no idea how my eyeliner stays on. All I know is that I have really talented makeup artists.

Is there an overused word you’d like to retire?
Chic! Please stop saying chic!


Girls Night Out: Nicole’s Guide to Entertaining Alfresco

Domaine Home, a website dedicated to shopping, style and inspiration for the home, get an inside look into an intimate dinner party hosted by Nicole Richie for her close friends.

One must be careful not to use the b-word around Nicole Richie. “I hate the term bohemian,” the House of Harlow 1960 designer, author, and actress confesses. So when it came to updating the backyard of the Laurel Canyon home she shares with her husband, Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden and their two children (son Sparrow, 3, and daughter, Harlow, 5), Richie plotted a course toward all things “relaxed and eclectic.” The direction resulted in a vintage-meets-industrial makeover of the Moroccan-tinged outdoor area, which she unveiled at a late-summer dinner party staged for friends including stylist Simone Harouche, Pressed Juicery co-founder Hedi Gores, and Domaine co-founder Katherine Power. And while the environs may have been new, the act of entertaining—complete with a Middle Eastern menu created by chef Jeffrey Nimer and a classic rock soundtrack (The Animals, Led Zeppelin, and Janis Joplin)—is business as usual at Richie HQ: “Our house is the one people come to, to hang,” she says.

I’ve added photos from this to the gallery. However, make sure you head over to Domaine Home to read the full article with more information and pictures on how Nicole created and perfected the intimate dinner party in her own back garden. Seeing the items Nicole bought may inspire your own dinner party.