Fashion “it” girl and designer Nicole Richie launched her new House of Harlow collections at David Jones Sydney this morning. She took the time to meet her biggest fans and aspiring fashionistas, with some girls traveling from Denmark and Melbourne just to be in attendance. Being such a huge House of Harlow fan, I was beside myself at the prospect of meeting one of my fashion idols. Nicole wowed in Winter Kate leather flares, a polka dot top and structured black blazer – not to mention donning some serious House of Harlow jewellery power and carrying a gorgeous House of Harlow fringe clutch.
David Jones ambassador Emma Freedman, looking fantastic in Dion Lee, took time to have a quick interview with Nicole on stage. Nicole’s inspiration behind her ranges is that rock chic era where “the idea of clashing didn’t really exist and you were able to mix fabrics and mix colours, really just express yourself through fashion. That’s what [she] tries to do, bring that idea of freedom dressing back every single time she designs a collection.”
Nicole also dished on her favourite winter fashion trends to swear by this season saying she loves a good pullover and scarf plus, “I think that winter is actually a fun time for dressing for me, because I think that it’s a perfect time where you can just wear jeans and a t-shirt and accessorize. You can throw on different boots, different jackets, different hats, you really can be kind of wearing the same thing but just switch it up with the accessories – so it’s fun”
If you were wondering what is the perfect House of Harlow piece to own this season, Nicole also spilled which are her favourite pieces, “my key piece is a headpiece but it is very specific, you know not every girl wants to wear a headpiece, I would say a necklace can always just dress up an outfit.”
All in all it was a fabulous event with fans leaving ecstatic, the media in a frenzy and onlookers snapping away on their iPhones. I think this is not the last we’ll be seeing of this stylish mum and her famous family with Nicole saying, “I love Australia so much. Sydney is my favourite city in the world. That’s true, I’m not lying. I’ve said that a million times, it really is my favourite city, I’m so happy to be here. Everybody is so nice and lovely.”
May 2012 – Couture Caddy – Written by Jacquii Lie