How many pairs of sunglasses does one girl need Nicole Richie reveals she carries eight pairs of shades in her handbag
18:22 GMT, 19 September 2012
Her sunglasses obsession has been well-documented, and now Nicole Richie has revealed that she carries up to eight pairs around with her most days.
Armed with a large tote, the 30-year-old Fashion Star judge says she keeps an array of different styles close to hand from aviators to vintage-inspired classics.
A fan of oversized frames from the likes of Prada, Chanel and Tom Ford, she also creates her own range under her House of Harlow 1960 label.
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Small obsession: Nicole Richie revealed that she carries eight pairs of sunglasses in her handbag
Talking about why she carries multiple pairs of shades she told Harper's Bazaar's The Look: 'I rarely switch bags or if I do I’ll
just put a bag in another bag because I don’t have time… It's just
over time they just build up.'
Emptying the contents of her Givenchy handbag Ms Richie also produced two hairbrushes, dozens of bobby pins, vitamins and a large bottle of her new fragrance Nicole.
As well as her accessories and footwear label Ms Richie runs a womenswear brand called Winter Kate – her daughter's two middle names – which she launched in 2010.
She said she looks to musicians such as Florence Welch and Keith Richards to inspire her fashion collections.
In 2010 Glamour magazine named Ms Richie as Entrepreneur of the Year for her House of Harlow 1960 brand
Scent of success: Ms Richie's first fragrance Nicole was launched this month
She added:'I love Kate Hudson’s West Coast free-spirited style.'
Later this month she is set to unveil a 24-30 piece budget collection encapsulating her signature boho look for Macy's.
Joining Karl Lagerfeld, Alberta Ferretti and Matthew Williamson the line called Nicole Richie for Impulse will revolve around around prints and jewel colours.
Macy's chief marketing officer Martine Reardon believes it will sell out in under two weeks.
She told WWD: 'Nicole is pretty savvy when it comes to the fashion business and understanding consumers. She’s a real fashion influencer.
'She’s got a very definitive look, very free style and bohemian chic, and our collection will definitely pay homage to her style.'
Ms Richie says she she looks to musicians such as Florence Welch and Keith Richards for style inspiration
Talking about why she decided to move into the fashion industry after finding fame on the reality show The Simple Life, Ms Richie said: 'Well
it’s always something that I wanted to do but I feel very blessed that I
have the opportunity to actually do it.'
She revealed that some of her favourite designers include Balenciaga and Proenza Schouler, along with Seventies creatives Zandra Rhodes and Ossie Clark.
Gearing up for her new Macy's line Ms Richie said that because her schedule is non-stop she likes to get up before her husband Joel Madden and two children she can spend time alone and do nothing.
She said: 'My
typical day is I wake up at 5.30am just to be by myself. I like to be
'No one awake I go downstairs I make green tea…I come back up I
turn on one episode of Desperate Housewives… and I do nothing I just
like to be just by myself.
'Then I get excited when everyone wakes up if they’re in school then I do a school run and then I go straight to work.'