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Nicole Richie's style is almost palpable in the sense that when you see her in papparazi photo's or on the cover of the October issue of Instyle UK you can't help but think that she is the exemplary bohemian babe of the 21st century, and you sometimes can't help but think either that she did it even better then the ladies that wore it in the decade themselves.
She catapulted to the top of the fashion scene when she launched her jewellry line House of Harlow 1960 in 2008, selling initialy exclusively to Kitson and then went across the world and began selling online as well. Her jewellry reflected her style in itself, a combination of tribal, gypsy and bohemian-influenced motifs and inspirations in the accessories.
The jewellry line is obviously very personal to Nicole, it was after all named after her first-born, daughter Harlow Winter Kate, and is hand's on. Working 100% from start to finish, from concept, design, colours, etc. She is there every step of the way. Her manufacturer's are actually located in Montreal, Quebec in Canada but that doesn't mean that she has to constantly travel back and forth, alot of her time is spent working away on design's in the privacy of her own home, being able to stay close to her children and fiancee Joel Madden.
Richie is also creative director of her fashion line that came out earlier this year called Winter Kate and will also be expanding House of Harlow to include belts, shoes and sunglasses. Her fashion line includes her signature maxi dresses, printed scarves, chiffon and lace tops, and lots of scarf and crepe like silk cardigans that you can see Richie wearing on a regular basis. “I 100% designed everything. Colors, cuts, fabrics. I would never put my name on something I wouldn’t wear myself. That’s why it’s taken me this long to have my line come out. … I do respect designers that go in it for the long haul and don’t do things that are trendy.” says Richie of Winter Kate.
Her favorite endeavour in the whole process of going beyond just a jewellry line, and is signature Richie, are sunglasses, which can actually be found to purchase, online. But also, has a place in her heart for shoes, "If you’re going to spend on one thing, even when you’re on a budget, I’d say splash out on shoes. They make an outfit. And your feet don’t grow any more, so you can wear a good pair of shoes forever."
Richie's clothing line is super colourful and fun as well, Richie in general has said that she forgets the notion of black as best and says not to be afraid of colour and different prints. And of course, never forget the finishing touches. Nicole say's she wear's a tun of accessories and loves scarves, "I’ve lost count of how many I have, but you can never have too many – they totally lift an outfit and make it individual."
Winter Kate clothing can be found to purchase on websites such as http://www.shopthetrendboutique.com/ , shopstyle.com and shopbop.com , while House of Harlow can be found in stores such as Holt Renfrew, Kitson and even amazon.com .
Who wouldn't want to adopt certain aspects of Richie's wardrobe and accessories? She is bar none, one of the most stylish celebs/designers out there at the moment.