Nicole Richie is one busy girl. According to recent entries in her diary, she was just in Paris yesterday. She wrote: “My stay in Paris was absolutely magical. Thank you to everyone who came out to support me. It was a dream come true.” She was introducing her shoe line for House of Harlow, as her label has expanded into a full-on accessories line, and now includes sunglasses and shoes, also an apparel line called Winter Kate.
In a recent interview with WWD.com, Richie talked about her footwear line, among other things, and here’s the excerpt:
FN: What is appealing about designing footwear?
NR: Shoes have really become the accessory that women pay attention to. When you’re putting together a footwear collection, [you know] that shoes can make or break an outfit or totally change a look.
FN: The shoe collection ranges from moccasins to sky-high heels. What was your approach to blending comfort and fashion?
NR: Comfort is extremely important to me, but that doesn’t mean you need to wear flats all the time. I wanted a really great pump that wasn’t impossible to wear [and] was extremely inspired by Christian Louboutin and the [platform toe he incorporates] to make his shoes so comfortable. [If you get it right], you can have a super, super high heel that is actually very comfortable.
Richie also hinted a handbag line in the making, and also her personal preference when it comes to fashion:
FN: Beyond House of Harlow, what are your favorite footwear brands and looks?
NR: Right off the bat, Christian Louboutin. I have more pairs of his shoes than anyone else. I also really love Balenciaga and have a bunch of YSL sandals. … I [have no idea] how many pairs I have, [though], because my feet haven’t grown in 10 years, and I never throw shoes away. You never know if they’re going to come back. I’m not someone who’s going to buy a neutral pair of shoes. I really like them to make a statement because I’m such a jeans-and-T-shirt person.
Here are some of Nicole Richie’s design for her line, House of Harlow 1960. Are you feeling the shoes?