Fashion superstar Nicole Richie took time out of her busy schedule to talk to us about all her favorite things of the moment.
How does your style reflect your personality?
I dress the way I feel, therefore my style is constantly evolving
While going through this process of finding your style, who were your style references? And who had the greatest impact?
My mother, without a doubt.
Is there anything that changed in your style when you became a Mom?
I need to be comfortable, yet effortless.
Do you have any style rules?
No rules, ever.
If you have to wear one outfit for the rest of the year, what would it be?
A Winter Kate maxi dress, House of Harlow 1960 heels (such as the Laina pair), and plenty of layered House of Harlow 1960 jewelry.
What’s one fashion item you can’t live without?
My House of Harlow 1960 Kye shoes come everywhere with me. They are super chic and so comfortable.
What is at the core of your passion for designing? What drove you to create House of Harlow and Winter Kate initially?
I always knew I wanted to develop a lifestyle brand. It was just a matter of time for me to get all the right items placed in position before spearheading it.
You’re practically building a fashion empire. How do you strive to find the perfect balance between family, designing, and being a fashion personality?
My husband and children keep me grounded and I work very closely with my brilliant team to build the brand. Scheduling is, of course, key.
Other than House of Harlow and Winter Kate, what are your favorite fashion brands?
Is there anything you once thought you’d never wear and now do?
I cannot think of any; I am quite open to wearing new things.
What surefire advice can you give to women?
If you were an inventor, what would you invent?
Probably a time machine so I could experience the 1970s in person.
What is your go-to karaoke song?
Oh, I would say any great classic rock song.
Check out Nicole Richie’s must-have items for the coming Spring/Summer 2012 season.