Nicole Richie came on to the scene, first as celebutant wild child, then as the sidekick to Paris Hilton on “The Simple Life”. That was then… Today, Nicole Richie is a household name, not as Lionel's daughter, but as one of the most enviable Fashionista's on the planet. She rivals those that share the title of Fashion Maven and Uber Trend Setter, like Kate, Sienna, Gwyneth, and Posh. Her innate style is consistently “Nicole”, with a definite bohemian vibe, and almost a cult-like following. Big Sunglasses, piles of jewels, and a “hippie-chick” sensibility to style, it's obvious why the fashion community has embraced her as one of their own. And now, as designer to The House of Harlow 1960, she has officially been inducted into “The Fashionista Hall of Fame.”
In case you've been living under a rock or have never seen a tabloid, House of Harlow was named for her daughter (Harlow) with boyfriend, Joel Madden. The collection was inspired by her love of vintage jewelry especially from the 1960's and 1970's. Not only did Nicole create the line, but is also constantly seen wearing pieces from her debut collection.
Starbursts are one ofÂ many themes, the oversized gold cocktail ring with a black leather starburst makes an obvious statement. Nicole layers all of the pieces together, which work in-synch with one another. She does that here with the Black/Gold Sunburst Station Necklace and the Gold Medallion Pendant necklace, yet another theme.Â Whether worn with a tee-shirt and jeans or a free flowing maxi dress, the Gold-plated Medallion earrings are as “Easy as Sunday Morning.”
Leather is used in both the Riveted Gladiator Cuff, as well as the Hinged Cuff as a cool play on texture and design. And what would a jewelry collection, designed by Nicole Richie be without bangles? The thick-stacked bangles come in gold, rose gold, and palladium, and the colorful Aztec bracelets, again use leather to add depth and contrast. When asked, Nicole said favorites in the collection are definitely the headpieces. She looks absolutely ethereal in the 6 Strand Coin headpieces. There is alsothe 5 Strand beaded head piece , that is just as show stopping, with a little less drama.
The House of Harlow has plans to expand into sunglasses, belts, bags, and clothing. But before expanding the collection, Richie and Madden are expanding their family. So stay tuned for Harlow the big sister and House of Harlow the future mega brand, all courtesy of Nicole Richie.