Nicole Richie was recently photographed for Refinery29 by Emily Shur. The interview was between Nicole and her friend, actress, Rashida Jones, including an intro by Elizabeth Kiefer. Be sure to read the full interview and see a fun video they put together on their website by clicking here.
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.
The complete photos from the House of Harlow x Revolve Spring 2017 campaign have been released.
The ones featuring Nicole Richie are available in photoshoots, however you can view all of them in their entirety in the collaboration with Revolve folder. See below.
On March 21st, Nicole Richie was on set of a new photoshoot which is presumably for Refinery29. Be sure to check her Instagram story for more!
— Nicole Richie (@nicolerichie) March 21, 2017
Whilst attending the NBC Universal Press Junket to promote her new sitcom “Great News“, Nicole Richie and some of the cast had some portraits taken by Maarten De Boer.
Photoshoots » 2017 » Maarten De Boer (NBC Press Junket – Great News – Portraits)
Nicole Richie shot her House of Harlow x Revolve Spring 2017 campaign on February 24th. Here are some photos from the shoot! Don’t forget to check out some behind the scenes photos here.
The photos were shot by Julian Berman.
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.”