[Nicole Richie Instagram]
Nicole Richie got us all excited yesterday afternoon when she shared a snap of herself with a new lilac hairstyle. The picture showed her sporting a striped top, round shades and shoulder length purple locks - and looking super super cool.
With mate Kelly O rocking a similar hue right now and all the My Little Pony inspired hair colours on show at New York and London Fashion Weeks, we weren't surprised by Nicole's brave hair decision. Since Nicole's always ahead of a trend, we thought she'd just fallen head-over-heels for Rodarte model Chloe Norgaard and her rainbow hair. (The model hit the runway at NYFW with a pink and purple style.) Plus lilac locks totally suit Nicole!
Unfortunately though - it seems she was tricking us with some Photoshop wizardry. As some of our very observant Facebook fans pointed out (shout out to Sarah Hills-Smith, Kay Pearson and Claire Atri), it turns out the shot was actually an edited picture from a May/June 2011 shoot for French magazine THAT.
In the (very sexy) spread, Nicole's shown donning a series of glamorous monochrome and bejewelled outfits and a chic blonde bob. We love the look and although she does look amazing with her blonde hair, we're kinda disappointed Nicole doesn't have new purple tresses. Infact we're hoping she was using the Instagram snap to test the water and might try out a bold new look in later months.
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