Last week, Macy’s at Aventura Mall invited a group of bloggers in to preview the new Nicole Richie collection, available exclusively at Macy’s. When I got there and saw the group, I realized that we hardly ever see each other–especially at settings where we can actually giggle and talk! Macy’s did a wonderful job in gathering us together for a reception, and letting us get really girly–zipping each other up, fixing each other’s sleeves, etc.
The limited edition collection was FAB–inspired by fashions from the 60s and 70s. The 25 pieces are available now at 100 Macy’s stores, nationwide. I think Nicole did an EXCELLENT job–As a fashion icon, television star and designer, she drew inspiration from a well of experiences, including current and retro music and her mother’s sense of style. Each piece in the collection defines the epitome of uninhibited individualism, whether it be a flowing maxi dress for the free spirit, studded jacket with faux leather pants for the rocker, or a lace-trimmed, printed dress for the ultra-feminine woman. Retro prints take center stage in the form of bold peacock kaleidoscopes, feather motifs and deco chevron patterns, while matte satin, velvet and chiffon fabrications add sophistication. Ranging in price from $39-$129, “Nicole Richie for Impulse” offers an eclectic mix of prints, colors and silhouettes that speak to the fashion-forward customer who is looking for pieces that transition easily from day to night.
Richie’s personal style has become popular among fans and fashion critics and has led to her status as a fashion impresario and icon. She has been the face of Bongo Jeans and Jimmy Choo advertising campaigns. In 2008, she debuted a jewelry line, House of Harlow 1960. In 2010, the line was extended to include apparel and shoes. In 2009, Richie joined maternity store A Pea in the Pod to create a new collection of maternity clothes titled “Nicole.” In 2010, Richie expanded her fashion business with a women’s line called Winter Kate, her daughter’s two middle names. TIn 2010, she won “Entrepreneur of the Year” for her House of Harlow 1960 brand at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards.
Whew! I’m tired just writing about her accomplishments!