NICOLE Richie has the inside running on Hollywood life — her dad is singing legend Lionel Richie, she’s married to rock star Joel Madden and she found fame herself on reality TV show The Simple Life alongside her former BFF, fellow heiress Paris Hilton.

But The Daily Telegraph got stuck in the barriers when it came to asking the Australian Turf Club ambassador about family, drugs and rehab, her new sister-in-law Cameron Diaz and The Simple Life yesterday.

ATC claimed a massive coup when they signed the pink-haired A-lister to spruik one of the world’s most famous racedays, tomorrow’s Tooheys New Golden Slipper Carnival.

However a list of banned topics was circulated before interviews with Richie yesterday.

But of course the mother-of-two was keen to talk about the topics at hand — fashion and the big race at Rosehill Gardens.

“I have heard of a few (horses),” Richie said when asked who she would be backing.

“I am going to go once I am there … I am going to suss out the situation and see which one I am drawn to.

“I probably won’t make a money bet because I have never won gambling in my life. I am really bad at it … So I have taken the hint and decided it’s not for me.”

But does she love getting trackside? “Yeah, I am a fan of horses,” she said.

Dress regulations at Rosehill are strict but when asked whether punters should avoid short skirts or anything too revealing, Richie had a simple response: “I don’t believe in no, nos. You got to do you.”

The 33-year-old is also set to judge the Myer Fashion on the Field this weekend and said she won’t be taking too much notice of what participants are wearing but will instead focus on the spirit of their outfit.

When asked what she would be on the hunt for tomorrow, she said: “Not so much what the actual outfit is, more so what’s behind the outfit and what’s the spirit of it and how people are using that trend to express themselves and what their takes are …

“Really use this opportunity to express yourself and you know touch into, really just touch into what’s drawing you … what’s inspiring you about these races and what your take on this trend is.”

The big question is what the style icon will wear tomorrow.

“I have a dress sorted, it is a surprise.”

Mar 20, 2015 – Daily Telegraph – Written by Briana Domjen