We've been hot on the heels of our favourite fashionista, Nicole Richie, this week as she unveiled a series of killer looks whilst out and about in New York and LA. It took some serious keeping up with the seasoned style icon - she barely paused to draw breath between switching up her outfits, going from a leather-jacketed cool-kid to sunny sweetheart in the blink of an eye!
And no wonder she's putting her best foot forward, she's hosting a brand new show called Fashion Star alongside Elle MacPherson. It's just premiered on NBC in the US and sees contestants compete for the chance to become the next big designer name. Richie takes on the role of mentor so there's no room for error in her own wardrobe! Cripes, we'd crack under all the pressure, but not Nicole...
Pitch-perfect in this season's must-have Proenza Schouler mint-print jumper, she hit casual out of the ball park and then delivered a dose of super-sleek chic in a black and white ensemble topped with hair-do-du-jour, the top knot! A healthy splash of sunshine yellow took her from red carpet photocall (we are seriously crushing on that Julien Macdonald yellow maxi) to LA downtime (we wouldn't say no to that Thakoon number either!) and we couldn't pass over the dip hem blue dress (expertly paired with leather jacket and snakeskin heels) without wishing it was hanging in our wardrobes *sigh*.
Coveting her cupboard? Well the good news is that some of these luscious looks are from Ms Richie's own clothing label, Winter Kate (Grazia Daily recently previewed the latest collection - adorbs!) and jewellery line, House of Harlow 1960.
The gorgeous black skirt [above left] is the Namaste from the Winter Kate SS 12 collection (coming in at £265) and the stunning black and white dress [above right] is the lovely Riya (£275). Both these beauties will be available to buy online at Asos.com and MyWardrobe.com where you can also bag the fab 'Chelsea' sunnies she's sporting for £132 and those delish 'Leigh' snakeskin heels (£226) [check 'em out in our gallery above]. If that's not enough, Nicole also has a fab new QCV range coming out soon. Our wallets are about to get a serious work out!
With Fashion Star just starting, we predict a whole host of new looks to come from Ms Richie. Our verdict so far? We think she's really nailed it and can't wait to see what look she'll rock next! Have a peek at our gallery and let us know what you think.
by Francesca Milton