Good news Nicole Richie wannabes. The style icon turned fashion designer is reportedly expanding her fashion empire with an affordable range for QVC. Hurrah!
Aside from her enviable personal style, Nicole has proved her credentials with two fashion lines under her embellished belt. First came House of Harlow with oodles of gorgeous jewellery, followed by a beautiful Seventies-inspired clothing line for Winter Kate and earlier this year, a range of handbags was introduced to her growing lifestyle collection. Yep, this is no Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton flash in the fash pan, folks. So we’re expecting heaps of Nicole’s trademark bohoness from the shopping network collab - think billowing maxi dresses, printed kimonos, skinny jeans, oversize sunglasses, aztec bangles and hippy handbags.
And fear not if you don’t have Nicole’s teeny frame to match because insiders say the range will cater to a broad audience. 'The line is cute - it can be worn by teeny-tiny girls but also goes up to size XXXL,' a source told US magazine. 'Nicole has a great fashion sense, and she's very hands-on.' And don’t go thinking that QVC equals tackiness, as Rachel Zoe recently proved with a line that sold like hot cakes. Hmm, could a show at New York Fashion Week be next?
It’s certainly been an exciting week for Nicole who was named 'Influencer of the Year' at the Accessories Council Excellence Awards on Monday. 'I draw inspiration from various parts of my life and I absolutely would never design anything that I wouldn’t wear myself,' she told WWD in a celebratory interview. 'But for me, the most important thing is to listen to my customers and get their feedback - I design for them.'
Well we say bring the line to our shores, Ms Richie! Rumours are swirling that the QVC collection will launch in the US in February to coincide with the launch of new TV show, Fashion Star, where Nicole will serve as a mentor. And although, as yet, there’s no confirmation that the line will be available in the UK, we’re going to start praying to the fashion god, like now.