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Nicole Richie In Julien Macdonald – 2011 MOCA Gala

Nicole Richie attended the 2011 MOCA Gala, which was held on Saturday night in LA.

The designer donned her second gown by a British designer in a row, this time opting for a Julien Macdonald Fall 2011 gown.

Her mauve high-neck gown with gorgeous leaf embroidery is yet another bold look which the petite star manages to pull off.

The semi-sheer gown was paired with a House of Harlow ‘Olivia’ python clutch and silver Chopard jewels.

A face-framing updo, dramatic eye makeup and pale pink lips completed the look.

I love the dress from the front; Nicole totally owns it.

The back I’m not so crazy about, because it’s designed to look like she’s exposing her bra strap, which she isn’t.

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Nicole Richie In Antonio Berardi – 15th Annual ACE Awards

Antonio Berardi continues to be much loved by celebrities.

The British designer scored his second red carpet look last night, courtesy of Nicole Richie.

She’s known for her love of boho and vintage pieces, but on this occasion she wore a modern black gown from Antonio Berardi’s Spring 2011 collection to the 15th Annual ACE Awards in New York City.

A black House of Harlow studded clutch accessorized her stunning, sleek plunging gown with padded shoulders, a jacquard top half and a crepe skirt with a side split.

Nicole’s red carpet style continues to impress.

A chic French twist completed her look.

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07.11.11 Beauty, Hair

Beauty Trend Spotting: Do The (French) Twist

Nicole Richie keeps getting better and better (beauty-wise).

Long gone are her ‘scary-skinny-with-straggly-strands’ days; the married mother of two has done a complete 180° and now gorgeously goes from strength to strength strolling down the red carpet—and the sidewalk.

Case in point: At Elle’s 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute, Richie rocked a French twist—a look we’ve seen numerous times over the past two runway seasons, namely Peter Som and Jean Paul Gaultier for Fall/Winter 2011, and Badgley Mischka, Roberto Cavalli, and Dolce & Gabbana for Spring/Summer 2012.

One part swanky 60s, two-parts French fabulous, this structured updo lends an air of elegance to any look. We haven’t worn this hairstyle since junior prom, but seeing as how a refined resurgence on the horizon, we just might be persuaded to take a trip down our own personal mane memory lane.

Here’s How to Recreate The Sophisticated Style:
-Flip damp hair over your face and rough dry (sans brush) for added volume and texture;
-Flip it back and finger comb your strands over towards your right shoulder;
-Starting at the nape of your neck, loosely twist hair up towards your crown, securing every few inches with a bobby pin, which should be inserted diagonally;
-For a more refined look, flips the ends under and secure with a pin. For a funkier finish, leave your ends loose—they’ll look cool whether they’re straight and spiky or curly and carefree;
-To finish, pull a few pieces loose around your hairline to relax the look, or if you have fringe, brush your bangs over to the side. Mist with hairspray to set the ladylike look. —India-Jewel Jackson

Nicole Richie In Douglas Hannant – Elle’s 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute

You didn’t like Nicole Richie’s makeup last time out, so do you approve of her look at Elle’s 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute event?

The socialite opted for a more grown-up, sophisticated look on this occasion wearing a Douglas Hannant Fall 2011 gown.

Her rich chocolate chiffon one-shoulder gown with lavender velvet floral print was paired with a pewter clutch.

David Yurman jewels, chocolate brown Christian Louboutin peep-toes, wing-tip eye makeup and a chic updo completed her look.

The colour of the gown is divine on her, but I’m not sure she has the height required to pull this off.

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17.10.11

Nicole Richie In Keepsake – 2011 Environmental Media Awards

Nicole Richie doesn’t often wear bright colours, so it was refreshing to see her in this citrus hue on the red carpet at the 21st Annual Environmental Media Awards on Saturday night.

Her lemon Keepsake ‘Lost Without You’ chiffon dress with a ruffled neckline and cut-out details at the waist is an ultra-girlie look I wish she would channel more often.

Christian Louboutin ‘Luxura’ pumps, diamond-encrusted cuffs and a House of Harlow ‘Tilda’ antique studded clutch added a slightly edgier touch to her look, as did her smoky eye makeup.

It may be a bit early, but I would love to see this up for BDOTW.

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