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Shopping with Nicole Richie: A Lesson in SoCal Vintage Style

Nicole was recently interviewed by about vintage style.
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“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.

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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.

WhoWhatWear: 10 Questions with NR

If you were a song, what song would you be?
“La Bamba” (Ritchie Valens).

What’s your favorite movie to quote?
Troop Beverly Hills. “Excuse me officer, don’t you know who this man is? This here’s the man who put the space in Spacer’s teeth. The man who knocked the hair of Hatler’s head. He’s the best. He’s the greatest. He’s my daddy, James the Jackhammer Shakar. Now daddy, shake the man’s hand and let’s be on our way.”

If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?
Sushi…and if someone wants to sneak a pizza in, I’d be fine with that too.

What’s the first/most important fashion (or beauty) tip that you’ll give your daughter?
My mom never let me leave the house without lotion and oil. Stay hydrated, too!

Do you smile at strangers?
Duh—I’ll smile at anybody.

What’s the one no-fail item a girl can wear on a date?
A black mini dress.

What are the top three shows you’re watching—or dying to watch—right now?
Orange Is The New Black, Scandal, and anything Bravo puts in front of me.

If you could star in the remake of any movie, which would you choose?
Grease 2. My moves would have made Michelle Pfeiffer look like an extra.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
To be invisible so I could spy on everyone.

What are the last five things you Googled?
1. Precious Gabriel Sidibe
2. Top 10 Longest Songs Ever
3. Icymi Acronym
4. Beverly Hills 90210
5. Lolita Jeremy Irons


Meet Nicole Richie

For the past 14 weeks you have followed Nicole Richie on her AOL On series #CandidlyNicole as she brings to life some of her favorite tweets, now here’s your chance to meet and follow Nicole IRL (In Real Life)! That’s right, we’re giving our viewers a chance to hang out with Nicole Richie in LA where you and a guest get to meet the star and experience her favorite spots that you’ve seen throughout the show.

To enter to have a chance of meeting Nicole, all you have to do is tweet your favourite moment from episode 14 to @AOLOn and also follow them.

You must enter before August 20th 11:59 Eastern Time to be eligible and the compeition is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 or over.

Find out more here.