NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

Someone's ready for Halloween! Nicole pairs lace cat ears with her heavily beaded black dress (worn over coordinating leather pants) for the 50 Most Fashionable Women event in West Hollywood.

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

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NICOLE RICHIE'S HAT

NICOLE RICHIE'S HAT

"I saw her on Candidly Nicole in this super-adorable fedora. Want it for fall!" – Michaela
Out with the straw fedoras, in with the wool ones. Sigh. But we're fine with the season switch, considering it means wearing hats as cute as Nicole's Bec & Bridge Akubra "Bianca Adventurer" topper, available for $240.

From: You Asked, We Found

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

We've ogled her killer bronze and now we're ready to talk about Nicole's gown: a sheer, bra-baring floral Dolce & Gabbana design with allover sequins and gold crystals at the neckline, selected for the Wallis Annenberg Center gala in Beverly Hills.

From: What's Her Best Side?

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RITA VS. NICOLE

RITA VS. NICOLE

We're not surprised that these style risk-takers selected the same cleavage-baring Emilio Pucci jumpsuit. But the fact that they both paired it with velvet accessories (a navy baseball cap for Rita and Nicole in blue Louboutin pumps) is something no one could have predicted.

From: Fashion Faceoff

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TIKA VS. NICOLE

TIKA VS. NICOLE

Some things are black and white: like this striped Stella McCartney dress. Other things are not so black and white: like who looks chicer in the two-tone mini, the actress or the fashionista.

From: Fashion Faceoff

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MEN'S DRESS SHOES ... ON WOMEN

MEN'S DRESS SHOES ... ON WOMEN

That is not a zoot suit Nicole Richie has on (we're actually not sure what to call the separates she has on), but her two-tone Saint Laurent brogues are certainly zoot suit compliant.

From: Obsessed or Hot Mess? Vote on These Daring Looks

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

The nose knows! The fashion designer finds herself on the receiving end of a supersweet smooch from then 2½-year-old son Sparrow while out and about in Beverly Hills in August 2012.

From: Hollywood's Cutest Kissy Faces

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BOY'S EYE VIEW

BOY'S EYE VIEW

Who's frightened of scarecrows? Not Sparrow Madden, 4, who gets a ride atop dad Joel Madden's shoulders, while big sis Harlow, 5, hangs back with mom Nicole Richie at Mr. Bones on Oct. 5.

From: Hollywood's Cutest Pumpkin Patch Kids

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

We've ogled her killer bronze and now we're ready to talk about Nicole's gown: a sheer, bra-baring floral Dolce & Gabbana design with allover sequins and gold crystals at the neckline, selected for the Wallis Annenberg Center gala in Beverly Hills.

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: Would You Try These Daring Beauty Looks?

12 of 50 Ray Mickshaw/WireImage; Steve Granitz/WireImage
NICOLE & JOEL

NICOLE & JOEL

Wedding style: Over-the-(Big) Top
Nicole Richie is all for dealing with an elephant in the room. Her December 2010 Beverly Hills wedding to Joel Madden drew upon historical royal extravagance – they were inspired by the French palace of Versailles – but it was the pachyderm that greeted their 155 guests that made a lasting impression. "Nicole getting an elephant and not telling me is typical of our relationship," Madden said of his wife'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: My Wedding, My Way

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

It's all or nothin' for Nicole, who's comfortable with an almost naked lip (and not a stitch of other makeup) one day and a orange-red lipstick (plus major lashes and liner) another.

From: Barely There vs. Bold: Which Lip Look Do You Love?

16 of 50 Amy Graves/WireImage; Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic
NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

After being arrested for heroin possession in 2003, Richie headed to rehab to clean up her act. However, in 2006, under the influence of Vicodin and marijuana, she found herself driving the wrong way on the freeway – and facing jail time. About a year later, though, she announced she was pregnant with her first child – and sober. "I'm in a completely different place right now," she told Diane Sawyer. "I owe the baby my life."

From: Celebrity Rehab Success Stories

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NICOLE: THE TRENDSETTER

NICOLE: THE TRENDSETTER

Nominated By: Louise Roe
Why She Chose Her: "[Richie] has always had a really eclectic, experimental style, but in the last six months she really knocked it out of the park. Even the gray hair at the Met Gala!"

From: The Top 10 Style Stars of the Year

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THE LOB

THE LOB

Never have we wanted to cut our hair so badly as after model Karlie Kloss debuted her adorable, breezy long bob last spring. And clearly we weren't the only ones. Shortly after, Julianne Hough and Nicole Richie chopped off several inches. We can't wait to see which star will be next (here's looking at you, Jennifer Aniston).

From: The Best Beauty Looks of the Year

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NICOLE RICHIE AT THE CFDAS

NICOLE RICHIE AT THE CFDAS

Andrea Lavinthal, Style Director: This slinky backless bronze-y gold dress is proof that you don't always need sequins and beads to shine on the red carpet. And not only is the Marc Jacobs design pure perfection, but the way Nicole styled the look – with gold Christian Louboutins, delicate Jennifer Meyer jewels, a sleek updo and red lips – makes it feel even more unbelievably chic.

From: "My Favorite Gown of the Year Was ..."

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WHAT A PRINTS-ESS

WHAT A PRINTS-ESS

Nicole Richie takes a walk on the wild (flower) side in Glendale, Calif., where she slipped on a bold print for Tuesday's Nordstrom opening gala at the Americana at Brand.

From: Star Tracks: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

If you're hosting the Style Awards in N.Y.C., your outfit better pack some sartorial punch. And Nicole doesn't disappoint in a studded crop top, coordinating ankle-grazing trousers (both Antonio Berardi) and double-strap heels.

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

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NICOLE & HARLOW

NICOLE & HARLOW

Fashion Star's Richie is all about making a statement with her wardrobe choices. Well, it's a trait she's clearly passed down to her equally risk-taking 5-year-old Harlow, who dresses like a princess for a party in Studio City, Calif. last November.

From: Star Moms & Their Stylish Mini Mes

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

We guess this means the crop top trend is far from over. The always-stylish star poses in a pink two-piece number that shows off most of her midsection, and adds a statement collar necklace at the Simone Camille trunk show in L.A.

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

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PINK LADY

PINK LADY

Looks like she's found a picture-perfect outfit! Nicole Richie happily snaps away while attending the Simone Camille trunk show Wednesday at Just One Eye in L.A.

From: Star Tracks: Thursday, August 29, 2013

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LESS IS MORE

LESS IS MORE

Who wears short shorts? Nicole Richie, who looks casual and chic in American Eagle cutoffs while heading to lunch with friends in L.A. on Tuesday.

From: Star Tracks: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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WHAT'S IN STORE?

WHAT'S IN STORE?

Designer Nicole Richie indulges her fashionista fantasies with a shopping trip Wednesday afternoon at Curve boutique in the Big Apple's chic NoHo neighborhood.

From: Star Tracks: Thursday, August 8, 2013

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SHAILENE VS. NICOLE

SHAILENE VS. NICOLE

The star of The Spectacular Now styles her floral A.L.C. top with fitted skinnies and a tailored blazer. Nicole, however, isn't familiar with the words fitted or tailored and pairs the printed blouse with billowy striped pants.

From: Fashion Faceoff

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TRAVEL SIZE

TRAVEL SIZE

It's officially summer vacation for Nicole Richie and hubby Joel Madden, who treat daughter Harlow, 5½, and son Sparrow, 3½, to a stylish getaway in Saint-Tropez, France, on Monday.

From: Star Tracks: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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YO GABBA CREW

YO GABBA CREW

On Nov. 21, the fun foursome pose for a family photo backstage at Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre.

From: The Richie-Maddens

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SO FLY

SO FLY

Is that you, Nicole? The designer is barely recognizable in her all-black ensemble, while keeping her hands full with Harlow, 5, and Sparrow, 3½, at LAX on May 31.

From: The Richie-Maddens

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SHOPPING SPREE

SHOPPING SPREE

It's mommy-and-me day for Harlow, 5, and Nicole Richie as they enjoy a little retail therapy July 2 in Beverly Hills.

From: The Richie-Maddens

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SHOW-ING OFF

SHOW-ING OFF

Sparrow, 3½ looks dapper in a cool graphic tee (it has a printed-on bow-tie and suspenders!), jeans and cowboy boots alongside his mom while en route to see Peter Pan at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre.

From: The Richie-Maddens

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COZY & CUTE

COZY & CUTE

Harlow, 5, and Richie stay snug in complementary knits paired with black pants during a Dec. 1 outing in Studio City, Calif.

From: The Richie-Maddens

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MAKING A MEMORY

MAKING A MEMORY

The couple and their children strike a pose May 16 while touring Sydney's Taronga Zoo, where they fed the animals and mingled with a giraffe. "Can't get enough. We'll be back fo sho," Madden Tweeted.

From: The Richie-Maddens

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'BU, YOU'RE IT

'BU, YOU'RE IT

Richie keeps a close watch on Sparrow and Harlow, who spread out to explore the beach during a day of fun and sun in Malibu, Calif., on April 9.

From: The Richie-Maddens

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FAMOUS FRIENDS

FAMOUS FRIENDS

Celebrity has its perks! Richie and Madden introduce their little ones, 3-year-old Harlow and 2-year-old Sparrow, to Woody and Buzz Lightyear on Dec. 17 after taking in a performance of Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3 at L.A.'s Staples Center.

From: The Richie-Maddens

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BEST FOOT FORWARD

BEST FOOT FORWARD

Harlow struts her stuff in high-waist shorts and a LAmade cardigan en route to ballet practice with mom in Beverly Hills on Nov. 16.

From: The Richie-Maddens

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FAB FOUR

FAB FOUR

The family of four makes a regal arrival on Oct. 2 at the Disney Princess Parade, held at London's Kensington Palace, where Rapunzel was introduced as the brand's latest lady-in-waiting.

From: The Richie-Maddens

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