Nicole Richie arrived at the 2010 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists Celebration sporting a shorter, lighter hairdo.

The mother-of-two wore a Missoni Resort 2011 maxi dress with a mind-bending print.

At the event all everyone was interested in was why she decided to go for the chop.

She told Us Weekly, “I don’t know, but I liked it, I really want to cut it shorter.”

We’ve seen Nicole with shorter hair before, but I just love how choppy this style is.

With the new hair and new make-up I’ll be honest and say I almost didn’t recognise her.

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