Nicole: Wild to ... Mild?

It's a total-life makeover: From her hair to her diet to her friends, see Richie's most dramatic changes. By Serena Kappes


Then: Richie (in 2003) was a walking fashion faux pas (note the sheer bodysuit). PEOPLE even described a 2004 "Mad Max dress" and UGG boots combination she wore as "Muggly."
Now: She's a fashionista – and the Michael Kors-clad star even received the Young Hollywood Style Icon award from Hollywood Life magazine on Oct. 2.