April 20 2014

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18 posts tagged "Nicole Richie"

Chanel Plots A Bond Street Store, Alexa Chung’s New BFC Role, Occupy Heads To Calvin Klein Show, And More…


Rumor has it that Chanel is set to build a 20,000-square-foot store on Bond Street. It will reportedly be an office space and shop for the label. [Vogue U.K.]

Nicole Richie has joined forces with QVC on a collection, set to be unveiled on a February 24 show on the home-shopping network. The line includes crinkled maxi dresses, a printed kimono jacket, a leather hobo bag, and “print-driven” blouses. [WWD]

Alexa Chung has been appointed a Young Style Ambassador for the British Fashion Council. Her new role will include promoting British fashion talent and attending BFC events. [Telegraph]

The rain called off most of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators set to march from Liberty Plaza to the Calvin Klein show yesterday. A few people, however, showed up anyways: “We don’t vilify the 1 percent. We’re just hoping to educate them,” one demonstrator told WWD. [WWD]

Photo: Will Ragozzino/

How JPG Sweetened the Deal for Erin O’Connor, Karl Lights Up, Wasson’s Woodstock Dreams, And More…


Models eating macarons before a runway show? It happened. Before nineties catwalk staple Erin O’Connor made her catwalk return in Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fall ’11 Couture show yesterday, she says the designer fed her the French cookies to give her a boost. Last night, O’Connor took to the runway again for Natalia Vodianova’s charity show. [Vogue.U.K.]

In Coco news: Karl Lagerfeld explains the thinking behind his elaborate, light-up Couture show. [Chanel]

Erin Wasson unveiled her ready-to-wear collection for Zadig & Voltaire in Paris yesterday. Of her sixties and seventies rock inspiration for the collection, the model says, “I wish I was there at Woodstock. I wish that I was sitting on a tour van with a bunch of musicians.” [WWD]

House of Harlow 1960 and Winter Kate founder Nicole Richie has a new title to add to the list. Richie and Jessica Simpson have both been announced as judges on NBC’s upcoming Fashion Star, along with host Elle Macpherson. [Page Six]

Photos: Andrew H. Walker/ Getty Images

Nicole Richie Expands, Fashion Goes Postal In Denmark, Steinfeld For Miu Miu, And More…


Nicole Richie is adding a new addition to the family and no, it’s not another baby. It’s a 14-piece collection of handbags for her House of Harlow 1960 line, set to bow in stores in mid-July. [WWD]

Where does Karl Lagerfeld likes to sup on caviar and sip on Diet Coke in Paris? The Kaiser shares his guide to the City of Light with British Vogue. [Vogue.U.K.]

Denmark gets an official fashion stamp of approval from Silas Adler. The designer of the menswear label Soulland created Denmark’s first fashion stamp, which will debut August 4 during Copenhagen fashion week. [Hint]

More Miu Miu! Images of Hailee Steinfeld’s ad campaign for the label have surfaced and they have everyone stopped in their tracks (or, in Steinfeld’s case, stopped on the tracks). [Grazia Daily]

Photos: Alexandra Wyman / WireImage

Too-Fast Fashion, Courthouse Couture, Karl And Rachel Scream For Ice Cream, And More…


Alaïa speaks! The reclusive designer spared a word or two when he showed a few Fall looks to a gathered mass in Paris. Here’s what he had to say of fashion’s frantic pace: “It’s inhumane…too many collections; too much pressure.” [WWD]

The Times takes on a controversial topic: the dress code of the court appearance. Lindsay Lohan—a frequent guest of the L.A. County courthouse—tends to go high and tight (like her recent white Kimberly Ovitz number); her old friend Nicole Richie used to go classier in Breakfast at Tiffany’s-style black; and as for Naomi Campbell, she, of course, wears her good friend Azzedine Alaïa. [NYT]

Today in news we didn’t see coming: Karl Lagerfeld shoots Rachel Bilson for an ad in Paris…an ice cream ad. [Elle U.K.]

And from the annals of westward expansion: Taavo Somer’s New York-based Freemans Sporting Club will open its first California outpost in San Francisco’s Mission District next month. [WWD]

Photo: Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty Images

Nicole Richie, Working Woman


In a sequestered corner on Bergdorf Goodman’s seventh floor last night, Nicole Richie was a long ways from The Simple Life. “I honestly am so thankful for where I am right now,” Richie said at the BG-hosted fête for her line House of Harlow 1960. “It’s so great to reach a point where you see your pieces on a woman on the street and she looks amazing, but she may not even know it was me that was behind it. She likes it for what it is.” Anonymity in this digital age is a luxury, but it also has its limits; a crush of photographers circled Richie for the rest of the event. The former reality star, however, is just fine juggling press, family, and work. “I’m a Virgo,” she said. “I’m a born multitasker.”

The designer and entrepreneur will soon be putting those balancing skills to use. Between trips to Paris, New York, and L.A. this past month and then market appointments and touring with husband Joel Madden’s band Good Charlotte in March, Richie is racking up the frequent-flyer miles. Jet-lag be damned, she brought the glamour in a strapless bustier dress and a Veronica Lake wave to her very blond hair. “She’s really hit her stride and it shows,” Bergdorf’s Linda Fargo said. “She’s especially beautiful tonight in this old-screen-siren-meets-modern-girl way. It’s very Harlow.” The fashion director is gearing up for a busy New York fashion week and was heading home to strategize wardrobe choices for the next seven days, something Richie won’t have to worry about this season around. “I’m strictly here to work, so I’m not attending any shows,” she said, though pals Charlotte Ronson and Tracy Anderson stopped in to say hello. “I’m headed back to L.A. and then I’ll be back next week to meet with retailers.” While in town, she will make time for one NYC pit stop. “The Smile,” Richie said of her favorite city spot. “I always get the egg sandwich—it’s the best.”

Photo: Billy Farrell/