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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.

—As told to Christine Whitney

Gallery Links:
Photoshoots » 2017 » Billy Ballard (InStyle Magazine)

Nicole Richie featured in ELLE Magazine

Posted by Toni on
February 26th, 2017

Nicole Richie is featured in the March issue of Elle Magazine (USA). The photos were shot by French photographer Jean-Francois Campos. You may read the interview below, thanks to the scans provided by Nicole Richie Fashion.

Alternatively, you can now read the interview online here.

Gallery Links:
Photoshoots » 2017 » Jean-Francois Campos (Elle USA)
Magazines » Articles » 2017 » Elle USA (March)

Nicole Richie covers Footwear News

Posted by Toni on
February 21st, 2017

Nicole Richie is on the new cover of Footwear News magazine, which is out on February 20th. The photographs were shot by Shane McCauley, and Nicole is wearing the ‘Newton Dress‘ by House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve on the cover.

Read the interview below, or read online at FootwearNews.com.

Between juggling motherhood and a new role on the Tina Fey-produced comedy series “Great News” (debuting April 25 on NBC), Nicole Richie has a full dance card. But fashion remains a priority for this notoriously funny woman, who is equally regarded for her ability to pull off a vintage Dior dress and land a salty joke with aplomb.

Her latest venture is a partnership with e-commerce site Revolve on monthly mini-collections of her House of Harlow 1960 womenswear collection. While on set in Los Angeles (with her dog Iro), Richie shared more of her style and career insights with Footwear News.

When working on a new collection, what is your creative process?
“Our family travels all year. In every city, I am constantly taking photos. I carry a camera in my purse — yes, a real camera. Whether it’s a color palette, a texture or a print, I find inspiration everywhere. It’s constant for me. I am always fueling the creative process.”

How has your style evolved since your label launched in 2009?
“My core philosophy in life and style has always been the same: to have fun, express myself and encourage other women to be true to themselves as well.”

Who influences you from a business, career and style perspective?
“I am surrounded by inspirational women. I was raised in L.A. It is a vibrant, ever-changing place. I look to women throughout time that have dressed to make themselves happy rather than look to trends.”

Let’s talk shoes: What do you look for?
“I have to say that I really do consider comfort. I love oxfords and classic Converse. I appreciate beautiful shoes from Valentino, Aquazzura, Giuseppe Zanotti, but it’s not about the designer. Shoes are a place to have fun and be eccentric.”

When you are dressing for a big event, what are some of your secrets?
“Well, I am very lucky to be able to work with my friends. The people who do my hair, makeup and styling are some of my nearest and dearest. We play New Kids on the Block and go wild. After a few dances and trying on different outfits, we decide together as girlfriends — even though some of them are guys.”

What keeps you happy, healthy and inspired in L.A.?
“I always feel healthy after a hike with friends. I am never happier than after a day with my kids, and I find myself being inspired by the diversity and excitement of Los Angeles.”

What is one thing nobody should leave Los Angeles without experiencing?
“A drive down Mulholland.”

Gallery Links:
Magazines » Covers » 2017 » Footwear News (February)
Photoshoots » 2017 » Shane McCauley (Footwear News)

Nicole Richie features in Darling Magazine

Posted by Toni on
October 4th, 2016

Back in May, I made a post stating that Nicole Richie will be featured in the fall issue of Darling Magazine! It is now available for purchase on their website for $20 – click here. Unfortunately, international shipping is really expensive – for example, postage to the UK costs $22.

Nicole Richie is many things: Creative Director of House of Harlow 1960, entrepreneur, philanthropist, writer and actress, but that’s barely the beginning of who she is. She rises well before the sun, and spends her days running her own businesses and raising two kids…all with abundant energy and somehow a great deal of poise. When we heard that not only does she do all of this, but also has more recently begun a collaborative event called Pearl xChange, focused on connecting and encouraging women, we were intrigued to find out more about the woman behind the name… Check out the full article in the latest issue of Darling Magazine.

Jamie Schneider, who was the stylist for the photoshoot, shared a sneak peak on Instagram.

Gallery Links:
Photoshoots » 2016 » Mike Rosenthal (Darling Magazine)
Photoshoots » Behind the Scenes » Behind the Scenes of Darling Magazine (2016)

Nicole Richie spoke to PeopleStyle for their 5 Questions video series. She shared her reasons for not really wearing make-up, thus unintentionally joining Alicia Keys’ “Make-up Free Movement.”

“I stay away from makeup because it clogs my skin. I know people [who] are so comfortable in makeup and they feel alive and that is what they love to do,” she continues. “So I wouldn’t say that I am against it because I know people that really get joy and feel the most like themselves when they put on makeup. I feel the most like myself when I don’t have any on and so that’s the road that I go down.”

“That’s probably the one rule that I do,” she adds, while chatting off-screen. “Some people love to wear makeup and that’s their thing. They like it. They’re comfortable in it. It’s not something that I would do. I like having a bare face. That’s me.”

Click on the photo below to watch the video.

Nicole also shared her tips on how to dress when you’re only 5’1.

“I’m 5-ft-1-in., so I can’t just go and wear some miniskirt,” she tells PeopleStyle. “That would look a lot better on someone 5-ft-9-in. I have to work with my body, and I like to be comfortable. My go-to look is loose pants and a tank top. I’m really into bodysuits. If I am at home, it’s sweats. I like to be supercozy.”

Her favourite suggestions are:

Flowy Dresses
“I just love them,” she says. “I love them for summer. I don’t like to feel like I’m wearing anything. It’s easy just to throw on.”

Wide-Leg Trousers
“I like things loose all the time,” she says. “I don’t like a lot of things touching my skin. While I do love jeans, I don’t like to be constricted all the time so that’s why I wear a lot of loose pants.”

A Little Skin
“A sliver is appropriate sometimes,” she says. “I don’t do it all the time. It’s just about knowing your audience and do it when it’s appropriate, like a party. What’s not appropriate for me is that I am running around all day so I wouldn’t be wearing something like that — and I am 34, so I wouldn’t be doing that. [More skin] would look so cute on a 20-year-old all day. But that’s just not my life.”

Jumpsuits
“I love to wear [a jumpsuit] while running around with the kids,” she says.

PeopleStyle also featured some of this info and more in a Spotlight feature in their magazine!
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Nicole Richie will be in Darling Magazine

Posted by Toni on
May 28th, 2016

Nicole Richie will be in the fall issue of Darling Magazine, which aims to redefine beauty and empower women. Joining Nicole on set were her usual team: Beau Nelson for makeup, Gregory Russell for hair and Jamie Schneider for clothing and style.

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Nicole and Lionel Richie cover #Legend magazine

Posted by Toni on
January 30th, 2016

Nicole Richie and her father Lionel Richie are on the January cover of #legend magazine, where they offer a glimpse into the Richie household.

#legend is a brand new magazine that launched at the Hong Kong Cancer Fund’s Chine de Chine fund-raising gala. From March 2016, it will be published monthly by Legend Publishing (Hong Kong) Ltd

Nicole on being a nice person:
“I’m a nice person, but people think I’m nicer than I am because my father is so nice.”

Lionel on what it takes to be a legend:
“Being a legend means you put the work in. It means you have a body of work that will stick around long after you’re gone. That’s legendary stuff. You’ve affected the world and people. You’ve created history.”

Here is a further peek into the interview:

You both have so much going on with all your various ventures. How does that affect the father-daughter dynamic and the sort of time you get to spend together?

NR: My dad’s touring is really all I know. For me, that’s how I was raised. My dad would go off and work, come back and have home time. Oddly enough, that’s how my own family works now. Joel’s on tour all the time. We have our own calendar. We don’t take summer vacations when everyone else does, and we do it whenever it works out for us.

LR: And when we do get together, it’s a hilarious moment of catching up with everybody. The kids now have their own friends. Where it used to be that [I] had to be the entertainer, they sometimes don’t even play with us. They have their own posse of friends. We can just sit back and relax. Father’s Day is probably the greatest phone call you’re going to get. I’m somewhere, or Nicole is somewhere, and when I come over to the house it’s Father’s Day no matter what day it is because I’m kind of celebrated.

My little girl has created another family and I walk in with the proud papa look on my face. As my own papa used to say, “I think I had something to do with all this.” And all of a sudden, Nicole is the strict parent. Go figure. I hear her say to the kids, “What did I tell you? Turn the TV off and go upstairs right now!” and I’m going, “Excuse me?”

Click here to read the full interview.

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Magzaineas » Covers » 2016 » #legend
Photoshoots » 2016 » Smallz and Raskind (#legend)

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