08.03.13 Sidewalk Style

Nicole Richie In Helmut Lang, J Brand & Stella McCartney – The Today Show

Nicole Richie in Helmut Lang - The Today Show

Nicole Richie, who has also returned from Paris Fashion Week front row duty, was spotted out in New York City yesterday en route to the ‘Today’ show to promote the new season of ‘Fashion Star’.

Does her look qualify her as a fashion star? There is a lot going on here so let’s start from the top.

She wore a Helmut Lang Mongolian-fur jacket slung over her shoulders, which were bare as her Stella McCartney ‘Columbia’ fringe blouse was sleeveless.

J Brand’s ‘Super Skinny’ black leather pants gave her cool look a rock n’ roll edge, as did her House of Harlow circular sunglasses.

The rest of her accessories included snakeskin pumps and a tri-colour Fendi tote.

Take away the fringed top and we have a great look. With such a heavy, textural coat, the top feels a bit fussy.

J Brand & Stella
Ncole House of Harlow & Fendi

Stella McCartney ‘Columbia’ Fringe BlouseMatches Fashion US and Matches Fashion UK
J Brand Super Skinny Leather PantsJBrandJeans.com, Shopbop.com, Piperlime and Bergdorf Goodman
House of Harlow 1960 Dreamer Sunglasses - Boutique To You
Fendi 2Jours Calf Hair Tote BagNeiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman

Credit: FameFlynet

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14 Responses to Nicole Richie In Helmut Lang, J Brand & Stella McCartney – The Today Show

  1. Rebecca Z March 8, 2013 at 16:49 #

    I totally agree with you FC. The fringed top is overkill. If she wanted to wear that for the appearance, a more restrained coat would have been better. I would opt for the coat as I think it is fabulous. I haven’t loved this long fringe in any of its incarnations.

    • Rebecca Z March 8, 2013 at 16:50 #

      Can you tell I am an old hippie girl, loving that mongolian fur?

      • Christine March 8, 2013 at 23:52 #

        A bit much. Agreed.

    • DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) March 8, 2013 at 19:41 #

      Completely agree with FC. Too much for anyone, but particularly on tiny Nicole. Almost great…

  2. Elise March 8, 2013 at 16:56 #

    Nice pants, so-so coat, fantastic top but don’t work with the rest of the clothes. But those sunglasses are one of the ugliest glasses I’ve ever seen (70’s Elton John included)

  3. Beth Rodrigues March 8, 2013 at 16:59 #

    nope, I think Nicole looks fresh and”swingy”..she’s making statements..not repeating what already been done

  4. Godiva March 8, 2013 at 17:17 #

    She looks like Rachel Zoe!

  5. Anj March 8, 2013 at 17:19 #

    Fur plus Stella McCartney again? Wow. Just wow.

  6. Pedro March 8, 2013 at 17:58 #

    She looks amazing but soooo skinny!

  7. Yeliz March 8, 2013 at 19:20 #

    My problem is the coat, I don’t like it at all. I like the rest.

    • kane March 9, 2013 at 00:52 #

      Yup, I agree.

  8. Joy March 8, 2013 at 21:27 #

    Yeah, I can’t help but think about the Stella McCartney with fur. What’s up with that? Personally, I’ve got no problem with fur, but I know Stella is against it so it is just bizarre to put the two together. Seems this is happening more lately.

    Also, something about this is reminding me of the Olsen twins.

  9. Alicat March 9, 2013 at 11:03 #

    Fur + fringing + leather + snakeskin + tri-coloured bag + wacky sunglasses. Did she miss anything?

  10. EmmaWoodhouse March 10, 2013 at 13:23 #

    This is insane. As Joy said, very Olsen twins. The fringed top is OK, but that is actually all I like.

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