HOUSE OF HARLOW 1960 NECKLACE

HOUSE OF HARLOW 1960 NECKLACE

We imagine that, as a woman with her own jewelry line, Nicole Richie owns a lot of necklaces (we envision a treasure chest filled with edgy bling). But despite all her options, she keeps reaching for the same "Azure Mosaic" collar.

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VICTORIA VS. NICOLE

VICTORIA VS. NICOLE

What's more surprising than two stars stepping out in this Balenciaga cape top? The $1,075 price tag. Even crazier than that? It's already sold out.

From: Fashion Faceoff

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

Looks like someone's angling for a spot in our Wacky Ways to Show Skin gallery! The Candidly Nicole star fêtes her show at an AOL event in L.A. wearing a black Blumarine gown with swaths of floral print, mesh and sheer lace.

From: What's Her Best Side?

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

We've ogled her cutout dress enough (worn to the American Music Awards in L.A.), now it's time to focus on Nicole's hair. The front part is teased and it's pinned in the back, while the side sections are slicked down and tucked in tightly underneath.

From: Red Carpet Hair From Every Angle

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THAT'S A 'RAP'

THAT'S A 'RAP'

Who knew she had it in her? Nicole Richie demonstrates a surprise talent – rapping! – while taking the stage at the VH1 You Oughta Know Live concert on Thursday night at N.Y.C.'s Hammerstein Ballroom.

From: Star Tracks: Friday, November 14, 2014

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

Looks like someone's angling for a spot in our Wacky Ways to Show Skin gallery! The Candidly Nicole star fêtes her show at an AOL event in L.A. wearing a black Blumarine gown with swaths of floral print, mesh and sheer lace.

From: Last Night's Look: Love It or Leave It?

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

She was just another rich reality starlet when she appeared alongside childhood pal Paris Hilton on the hit FOX series The Simple Life, which attracted 13 million viewers in 2003. But after a falling out with Hilton, the show was canceled; when it was picked up by E!, the duo chose to film separately. Soon she was facing more heat, this time for her drastic weight loss and a DUI.
The comeback: The star began focusing on family life with beau (now husband) Joel Madden and their children Harlow and Sparrow. She also put her energy into designing, launching several successful fashion labels bearing her name.

From: Hollywood's Biggest Comebacks

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

It's never just basic black for Nicole! She accents this super-low-backed dress (check out those cutouts!) with an emerald green necklace and cuffs (both her own design, of course) for the launch of her House of Harlow Fall 2014 jewelry line in NYC.

From: Last Night's Look: Love It or Leave It?

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

In case you were unclear on Nicole's signature gown style, she reminds you at the Met Ball by picking a frame-hugging Donna Karan Atelier design with barely-there straps and a rear view that shows a whole lotta skin.

From: What's Her Best Side?

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

Fashion fact: Florals are huge right now. So of course the style risk-taker is going all out via a bloom-printed Givenchy topper. Paired with J Brand leather pants, sexy pumps and purple hair, she proves you can make a pretty pattern totally edgy. (And no, we don't expect you to swipe the purple hair part.)

From: Love Her Outfit!

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

This is not your average shirtdress – but then again we never expect anything average from Nicole. She teams a plunging, cutout Anthony Vaccarello design with pointy-toed nude Gianvito Rossi shoes at the "Luxury Redefined" event in L.A.

From: Last Night's Look: Love It or Leave It?

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PASTEL BLUE SHADOW

PASTEL BLUE SHADOW

We love that while most women permanently retired blue shadow along with slap bracelets and Trapper Keepers years ago, Elle Fanning and Nicole Richie are bringing back the retro makeup look full-force.

From: Obsessed or Hot Mess: The Beauty Edition

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

Well, the see-through skirt trend is still going strong! Nicole goes goth in all black (a Jenny Packham top and SAFiYAA skirt) with metallic pointy heels while promoting Candidly Nicole in West Hollywood.

From: Last Night's Look: Love It or Leave It?

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

Is it strange that we think the most noteworthy part of this outfit isn't the bra-baring mint lace crop top or the lavender hair, but rather the extremely wide-leg pleated white pants Nicole wears to Licensing Expo in Vegas?

From: What's Her Best Side? Red Carpet 360

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

Is it strange that we think the most noteworthy part of this outfit isn't the bra-baring mint lace crop top or the lavender hair, but rather the extremely wide-leg pleated white Alberta Ferretti pants Nicole wears to Licensing Expo in Vegas?

From: Last Night's Look: Love It or Leave It?

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AMPED UP

AMPED UP

Nicole Richie finds herself on the other side of the mic on Friday while shooting scenes in L.A. for her upcoming VH1 show Candidly Nicole.

From: Star Tracks: Monday, June 16, 2014

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NICOLE & JOEL

NICOLE & JOEL

Sure, every guest was special at the December 2010 wedding of Richie, 29, and Madden, 31, which took place at the Beverly Hills estate of the bride’s father Lionel Richie, but one really stood out: an elephant. The pachyderm was among the 155 guests invited to the Versailles-inspired fete. "Nicole getting an elephant and not telling me is typical of our relationship," the groom said of Richie’s whimsical good-luck charm. "But if there's one time I want her to have the craziest thing she wants, it's the day we marry."

From: 11 Over-the-Top Celebrity Weddings We Love

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SWEATSHIRTS WITH SHOULDER PADS

SWEATSHIRTS WITH SHOULDER PADS

How do you make sure that, when you wear a sweatshirt to work or for a night out, people know it's a fashion item and not a sleepwear item? By picking one with seriously strong shoulders, as Nicole Richie did.

From: Obsessed or Hot Mess

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

Pairing her ensemble with gold platforms and lavender hair, Nicole also does all-white in a bold-shouldered top and skinny jeans at a promotional event for #GIRLBOSS at Barnes & Noble in L.A.

From: Last Night's Look: Love It or Leave It?

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

Long sleeves, short skirt, purple hair. And if that's not enough, Nicole shows double thigh in a studded Anthony Vaccarello mini with an inverted slit at the AOL NewFronts in N.Y.C.

From: Last Night's Look: Love It or Leave It?

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

Katy isn't the only one with a spring-themed hair color. Nicole's lavender locks really pop against her all-white ensemble at the Marianne Williamson event in L.A.

From: Last Night's Look: Love It or Leave It?

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FLORAL FIXATION

FLORAL FIXATION

Nicole Richie makes a stylish appearance on the red carpet for the Lucky FABB: Fashion and Beauty Blog Conference Friday at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.

From: Star Tracks: Monday, April 7, 2014

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CUT IT OUT

CUT IT OUT

Nicole Richie makes a stunning appearance in a bodycon cutout gown for her walk down the red carpet at the QVC party.

From: Let the Oscars Parties Begin!

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

The style star, who has parlayed her hippie chic flair into multiple fashion lines, including Winter Kate clothing and House of Harlow 1960 accessories, hit the big leagues at this year's Met Gala when model Britt Maren wore a Winter Kate gown down the haute red carpet. With handbags now a part of her accessories range, Nicole's signature boho style is soon to be on arms everywhere.

From: Fashion Week Guide: Star Designers You Must Know

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NICOLE & JOEL

NICOLE & JOEL

Level of sweetness: Your junior high secret admirer
The parents share two pretty special gifts: daughter Harlow, 6, and son Sparrow, 4. So what'd Madden give Richie for her 32nd birthday last September? "I will stop referring to u as my baby mom to all my friends & people I don't know," he quipped to his wife.

From: 10 Celeb Tweethearts

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

She was the Trendsetter of 2013, and judging by her asymmetrical dress, leather pants, draped jacket and choker ensemble at the Antonio Berardi dinner in Beverly Hills, we think Nicole is vying for the style "Daredevil" title of 2014.

From: Last Night's Look: Love It or Leave It?

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NICOLE VS. JOAN

NICOLE VS. JOAN

It's no surprise our trendsetter of the year pairs her bold floral Givenchy moto jacket with an even bolder black-and-white striped top, while the supermodel plays it safer and keeps the rest of her outfit neutral.

From: Fashion Faceoff

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HARLOW MADDEN

HARLOW MADDEN

It's a girls' day out! Nicole Richie and her mini-me (who turns 6 on Jan. 11) indulge in a little retail therapy in Beverly Hills on July 2.

From: January Birthday Babies

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IF YOU'LL BE DANCING ALL NIGHT ...

IF YOU'LL BE DANCING ALL NIGHT ...

Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair" isn't on most holiday party playlists, but on the off-chance it does come on, you'll be prepared if you show up with a high fishtail as major as Nicole Richie's. (Don't forget to wrap a section of hair around the base to cover the elastic.)

From: How to Wear Your Hair This Holiday Season

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