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Nicole Richie Debuts Gray Hair

Nicole RichieNicole Richie has dyed her hair gray. The 31-year-old fashion designer showed off her newly-silver tresses at the Met Ball at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art last night, sticking to the Costume Institute Gala's Punk: Chaos to Couture theme by matching her updo and white Topshop column dress with a red and gold manicure, multiple gold earrings and a dark burgundy lip.

Nicole - who has five-year-old Harlow and three-year-old Sparrow with husband Joel Madden - had earlier teased fans about her change of look, posting pictures of hair extensions lying on a bush and a bowl of dye onto her Instagram account. Alongside the pictures, she wrote, “Even the bushes have extensions! Happy Met Ball Monday!
Hair Time #MetBall (sic)”

And the Fashion Star host wasn't the only star to change their hair for the annual fashion extravaganza.

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Items Du Jour: Westwood Blasts Michelle, Rihanna Surprises Shopper

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in 'Catching Fire'+ Fans of The Hunger Games and those with an affinity of couture gowns were excited to see the gorgeous dress Jennifer Lawrence sported in promotional images released for the film last week. Costume designer Trish Summerville spilled the beans on the designer of the dress, who is an Indonesian designer named Tex Saverio.

+ New Harvey Nichols ads for their “Love Thyself” campaign - which features females models appearing to kiss themselves - raised enough eyebrows to warrant 17 complaints to the British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). Thankfully, they were quickly dismissed.

+ After recently verbally attacking Duchess Catherine over her lack of recycling clothes, fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has now targeted First Lady Michelle Obama, calling her style “dreadful.”

+ One lucky Rihanna fan was not only awarded the chance to be one of the first to see the singer's River Island collection but was also treated to a surprise appearance from the singer herself - at her changing room door!

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Nicole Richie: ‘I Don’t Give Fashion Advice to Joel’

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Joel Madden and Nicole RichieNicole Richie has no control over what her husband and son wear. The Fashion Star mentor has her own fashion line but admitted her husband Joel Madden never asks her for clothing advice and their three-year-old son Sparrow also has his own ideas on what to wear.

Speaking on Live With Kelly and Michael, she said, “I do not dress Joel. Joel dresses himself. And he dresses Sparrow. Sparrow's actually dressing himself now but he's very particular. So he needs the bandana tied around the belt, you know how Joel does it… he has to have all of his sleeves cut off of his shirts. He's got a little curly mohawk now!”

Nicole previously admitted she takes style tips from Sparrow and her four-year-old daughter Harlow as they like to give her brutally honest feedback on her outfits. “I was wearing these polka-dot harem pants the other day and my daughter said to me, 'Mom, why are you wearing your pajamas out?' I was like, oh boy, already getting an opinion. My son always comes up to me and gives me a hug if he thinks I look pretty. Their biggest compliment to me if I'm wearing anything with sequins on it, they tell me that I look like a princess,” she explained.

Items Du Jour: Miley Changes Her Hair (Again), Anna Wintour’s Job Advice

Miley Cyrus+ Miley Cyrus has changed her hair again, adding a hint of blue to her now-famous pixie cut.

+ Reality star-turned-fashion designer Nicole Richie revealed that the real reason she sports braids so often is because she uses them to cover up her bad hair days!

+ When asked about what she thought of her latest ads for Miss Dior, Jennifer Lawrence was shocked at how unrecognizeable she appears in them, pointing out, “Of course it's Photoshop. People don't look like that!”

+ What inspirational advice did Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour bestow at Teen Vogue's annual “Fashion University” event for teens? “Get fired.”

+ Despite her over-the-top “plastic,” Barbie-centric image, Nicki Minaj swears that she has never undergone plastic surgery on her face.

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Items Du Jour: Betsey Throws a Contest, Mischa Barton Opens a Store

Britney Spears for Elizabeth Arden Fantasy Twist+ Britney Spears posted a sneak peek on Twitter of her upcoming Elizabeth Arden Fantasy Twist campaign. If the unoriginal Cleopatra theme actually sells you on the fragrance, you can pick up a bottle beginning September 1.

+ In order to garner more buzz about her upcoming retrospective runway show, Betsey Johnson is throwing a contest for fans through Facebook. If you're determined enough to dig up your closet (or your mother's!) for vintage Betsey, you can upload a photo of yourself wearing it and may just end up showing it off on the runway.

+ Mariah Carey follows in the footsteps of Katy Perry and the Muppets with her upcoming nail polish line. In a collaborative deal with OPI, the songstress will choose eight new shades to be sold under her name in January.

+ Reality star-turned-fashion designer Nicole Richie models for her Macy's line looking like her usual smokey-eyed, bohemian chic self. Early sketches of the design reveal Richie's love of the seventies and peacocks.


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Nicole Richie to Launch Fragrance

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Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie is launching her first fragrance.

The fashion designer gained inspiration for the scent, Nicole, by the “many different layers” of fragrances her mother used to wear when the reality TV star was a child, and as a result she particularly wanted amber, cashmere woods and vanilla smells to feature in the fragrance.


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Nicole Richie Likes Fearless Fashion

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Nicole RichieNicole Richie likes people to be “fearless” with their fashion choices.

The fashion designer - whose brands include House of Harlow 1960 and Winter Kate - says her ideal customer is someone who is willing to take risks with their outfit choices.

“I most like seeing my designs worn by anyone who is passionate about what they choose to wear and are excited and motivated by my designs. I always design for women who love to play with fashion. I study what people are drawn to by personally getting feedback from my customers. I admire anyone who is fearless in what they choose to wear.”

Nicole says she is a huge fan of Kate Moss' look. When asked by Company magazine who her girl crush was, Nicole replied, “That is so hard to choose. But probably Kate Moss.”

The former reality TV star also revealed the inspirations behind her latest collections: “The S/S12 range was inspired by my travels to the Souks of Marrakech, as well as Egyptian Sarcophagus. The feminine qualities are juxtaposed with intricate woven details, saturated colors and hardware that bring the old world to the present day. For A/W12, the collections are inspired by the 1970s and gothic rock.”


Nicole Richie Isn’t Fussed by Labels

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Nicole Richie on Fashion StarNicole Richie isn't bothered about fashion labels. The fashion designer - who is renowned for her sense of style - says she chooses clothes on whether she likes them not by how much they cost.

“I shop at more expensive stores and I also shop at thrift stores. Most of my vintage T-shirts and peasant dresses, they're like $10. There's not a specific store that I go to or any label that I'm obsessed with buying,” she said.

Nicole - who is a mentor on reality TV show Fashion Star - says she often falls in love with certain items of clothing and finds it difficult to get rid of them: “Fashion is a form of self expression and it's really about how an article of clothing makes you feel. If I like a dress that I'm wearing, I will wear it until it's falling off of me and someone's like, 'You've got to take off that dress.'”

The mother-of-two recently revealed how she lets her mood dictate her style. Talking about choosing clothing for her role as a mentor on Fashion Star, she said, “It all depends on my mood for the day that I'm filming. I don't have my outfits planned out at all, it really just depends on my mood and where I am on that day.”


Nicole Richie: I’m No Fashion Icon

Nicole Richie at this year's Golden GlobesNicole Richie admits she's no “fashion icon” as far as her family is concerned.

The Winter Kate designer may be a mentor on American show Fashion Star, but says when she's at home, she is anything but.

“I'll tell you right now that no one's calling me a fashion icon. Now that you mentioned it, I'm going to start requesting that Joel start calling me that once every day, at least.”

The 30-year-old former party girl - who is also the brain behind accessories line House of Harlow - has now branched out into fragrances with her new scent set to hit the stores in autumn.

“I knew exactly what I wanted to do because my mum would wear a combination of a few different oils and a few different lotions. It's a smell that's very special to me and reminds me of my mum,” she told USA Today, explaining her perfume choice.


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Items Du Jour: Crystal Renn Plays With Food, X-Men Fight Terry

Crystal Renn—Supermodel Heidi Klum admitted to eating so much spaghetti prior to a gala in Milan that she could barely zip up her gown.

—Brad Goreski is leaving Rachel Zoe. Don’t worry for him, though—the split is supposedly amicable.

—Terry Richardson has recruited Crystal Renn for a French Vogue shoot which calls for her eating various foods in overly sexual poses.

—Speaking of Terry, Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men #528 comments on a Barry Richardman whose name is not the only thing the character has in common with the controversial photographer. According to the two X-Men, Richardman’s “art is cheap, exploitative porn,” and “what he does to models is borderline assault and unquestionably cruel.”

—Lady Gaga attended her grandfather’s funeral on Monday looking surprisingly normal (as opposed to the last family event she attended—her sister’s graduation).

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