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The Jewelry Insider

November 2, 2009

Nicole Richie is a jewelry maven, with her House of Harlow 1960 jewelry line hitting the big time and her signature boho chic style influencing fashionistas from coast to coast. But the former reality star is making news for jewelry of a different sort this week.

Richie has been spotted by X17 wearing what appears to be a gold wedding band on, well, the finger that tells the world that you’re hitched. Despite denials from hubby, Joel Madden, to the contrary, Nicole seems to enjoy flaunting the ring finger bling and keeping us all guessing in the meantime.

What do you guys think? Did she and Joel run off shotgun style before their latest addition (a son named Sparrow) arrived? Or is she just having fun with the paps on this one?

Weigh in!

The Jewelry Insider

July 23, 2009

From health care reform to rising unemployment and stimulus dough, there are a lot of issues out there for us all to ponder these days. But I’ve got one pressing question that’s been keeping me up nights.

How many friggin’ celebrity jewelry lines do we need, people?

I mean really. There are the success stories like Nicole Richie’s boho chic House of Harlow line and Paula Abdul’s HSN juggernaut. But do we really need D-listers like Christie Brinkley, Gladys Knight, New York Housewife, Kelly Bensimon and Heidi Montag’s sister joining the ranks?


Now news of singer, Lily Allen’s, new line is hitting the newswires and frankly? I could care less. You had me at Padma Lakshmi and jumped the shark at Tori Spelling, folks.

Do we really need the same old gold charm necklace you can get at any department store marked up an additional 40% because a singer with one big hit and a history of public drunkenness has her name on it?

I think I can live a full life never knowing or caring that Holly Montag gets to put her name on some gold chains simply because she ‘has always loved jewelry’, according to MTV. As if loving jewelry and having the same genetic makeup of a pathetic reality TV star are the only qualifications for for launching a bauble line.

Correct me if I’m wrong. Maybe I’m being too harsh? I suppose there is room for everyone to peddle their wares out there. But I’m wondering if I’m the only one who has had my fill? What do you guys think?

Have you ever bought a piece from a celebrity jewelry line? Share your stories!

The Jewelry Insider

March 9, 2009

A while back I shared with you that Nicole Richie was yet another star getting into the celebrity jewelry business by creating her own boho chic line, House of Harlow 1960. The good news is – the line is actually quite good.

This weekend, House of Harlow 1960 officially launched at the exclusive West Hollywood boutique, Kitson Melrose, and the famous mom-to-be was there to drum up the jewelry buzz.

“I am so excited to be launching House of Harlow 1960,” Nicole told JustJared.com at the event.

“This is a chance for me to personally thank the people who have supported the line and supported my dreams. I am so blessed and am so thankful everyday that all of my dreams are coming true.”

Currently expecting her second child with rocker, Joel Madden, the former “Simple Life” star greeted fans and posed for pictures while wearing her signature styles.

House of Harlow 1960 is named after Richie’s daughter and celebrates the period fashions of both the 60s and 70s. Think art deco meets bohemian chic.

Price points are reasonable, from $30 – $250 and the line is only available at Kitson storefronts and on their website.

I applaud you, Nicole, for going from an annoying Paris Hilton BFF to a brick house in the fashion world. Her jewels are ‘mighty mighty’ in my book.

What do you guys think of her line? Over the top or just the right celebrity statement?

The Jewelry Insider

October 20, 2008

Reality wild child turned style icon, Nicole Richie, has set her sights on a new venture: jewelry. Richie’s new line, House of Harlow 1960, is named after her daughter and celebrates the period fashions of both the 60s and 70s. Think art deco meets bohemian chic.

The 27-year-old celebutante partnered with celebrity jeweler, Pascal Mouawad, to bring her vision to life, and the collection takes inspiration from her sought-after style. Using leather, silk strings, chains, rivets, gold plated metals and a jewel-toned color palette, the jewelry explores “every theme true to the bohemian look; from gypsy to tribal, flower child to edgy street wear,” according to a press release.

October’s InStyle Magazine features Nicole and her baubles, and in it she describes her jewelry philosophy:

“I don’t like anything tiny. I guess it would make more sense for me, but I’m drawn to large, eclectic pieces.”

Lucky for us, the price tag is not large or eclectic with a reasonable range of $30 – $250. We’re sure these well-designed, yet affordable, baubles will make her target audience of teens to 30-somethings loosen their purse strings – or dance on the ceiling (couldn’t resist).

But don’t look for House of Harlow in mass market outlets like Target or Kohls. The collection is only available at the famous LA boutique, Kitson, when it opens its new store in November. Not to worry, though. For those not living in la la land, you can shop Harlow online at www.shopkitson.com.

For more visuals, check out Richie’s Harlow photo shoot here. She’s three times a lady in our book (irresistible, sorry).