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Winter Kate-for spring

April 18, 2010

Do you remember the girl with neon extensions, and matching belly bearing velour workout suits? I do. Her name was Nicole Richie.  At this time she was a reality TV star. Nicole, and Paris Hilton were side by side, having their lives recorded for us to see. They were loud, and spoiled.  Back then to call her style over the top, was a understatement. What a far cry from the mother of two, soon to be wife, and fashion designer, that she has become. May I say….THANK GOD!

She has found a healthy life, created a beautiful family, and dropped the ratty extensions. Nicole has created a style that we all love. She launched her first project line in 2006, House of Harlow 1960. This collection is a representation, of the bohemian-chic fashion, that she is known for. She started off the line with gold jewelry, inspired by her love of vintage. As a first time mother of her new daughter Harlow, she wanted to just start with accessories, to test the fashion waters.

“A fashion line “was always something that was a long-term plan. I’ve always known I wanted to design clothes,” Richie says. “You really have to put all of your time and effort into it. That’s why I didn’t start with clothing, because I didn’t have the time.”

House of Harlow is being embraced with open arms by the fashion industry, and consumers alike. This being the case she has decided to add a bit more to her designing plate. This is ambitious. Not only is she starting to design more, she also has added another child to her family. Mother of two now, Nicole has found time to give us more lovely things to pine over.  She is launching her collection, Winter Kate this spring. This time around she is not limiting herself to accessories. Winter Kate is packed with items we have all seen the star wearing, and wished we could have. The 40-piece inaugural spring 2010 collection features vests, camisoles, cardigans, kimono jackets, dresses, blouses, and staple cropped leather jacket. The items are ranging in price from $98 to $495, with most pieces set in the low $200s.

I 100% designed everything. Colors, cuts, fabrics. I would never put my name on something I wouldn’t wear myself. That’s why it’s taken me this long to have my line come out. … I do respect designers that go in it for the long haul and don’t do things that are trendy.”

“Everything is extremely affordable, and that was important to me, to have these pieces be accessible to everyone,” she says. Items from Winter Kate will retail from $68 for a tank top to $1,375 for a suede vest, and House of Harlow shoes range from $158 for a flat sandal to $275 for a suede boot.

I believe, ultimately, Richie is creating the fashion forward, yet timeless fashion we have all been waiting for. I will remember the trashy version of Nicole with a fond smile, and maybe a laugh. I find myself so pleased that Richie has taking the path that she has, to the road of designer. The journey of life changes everything. With each step we change, with each day we grow. Not only are the roads you choose changing your life, but they are also evolving your personal style. For the most part we do not really think about how our fashion will change, from one year, to the next. We know that fashion trends of the past have resulted in, embarrassing photos of ourselves, and mocking from younger generations. Unless you are the younger generation,than, shame, shame . Thankfully we change, and the best example of this is Nicole Richie.

“I just want to do my upcoming projects to the best of my ability. I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me.”  -Nicole Richie