Nicole Richie linked up with her fellow Fashion Star mentor John Varvatos at the H&M on Fifth Avenue in NYC last night. The duo were on hand to celebrate the first season of their show, though fellow Fashion Star personality Jessica Simpson couldn't be on hand. Jessica is awaiting the birth of her first child, a daughter, with fiancé Eric Johnson. Yesterday also brought a new installment of the program. Nicole was excited to find out what fans made of the latest developments and tweeted, "West Coast, can't wait to read your reactions to tonight's episode of Fashion Star." Nicole and John met up with her brother-in-law, DJ Josh Madden, inside the bash. Last week, Nicole and John were together as well on the West Coast. They went to Pasadena for NBC's Summer press event, where they chatted up the reality design competition even more.
Nicole Richie joined her fellow Fashion Star mentor John Varvatos in Pasadena yesterday afternoon for NBC's Summer press event. The pair was on hand at The Langham hotel to promote their series, which pits aspiring designers against each other as they compete to sell their wares on the racks of Saks Fifth Avenue, H&M, and Macy's. Nicole sported a laser-cut leather top for the appearance, and while she's built a successful fashion career of her own, she recently admitted during an interview that she doesn't sew! Instead, she said, her design process always starts with a great fabric. Nicole's recent foray into TV hasn't slowed her down when it comes to style. In fact, she just released the House of Harlow and Winter Kate Fall lookbooks and, earlier this year, also launched a special collection for QVC.
Sequins can be too over the top at times, especially during the day or outside the holiday season. But last night on Fashion Star, Elle Macpherson proved that sequins can totally be fashion-forward and tame. All you have to do is follow the host's lead by pairing your gold sequin top with a pair of cropped, draped trousers. The key is for the pants to be slightly baggy to counterbalance the glitz factor of the top. For a party setting, finish off with a pair of embellished sandals, like Elle did, or for more fashiony flair, wear black booties. Love Elle's Fashion Star ensemble? Shop similar pieces below.
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NBC's new fashion reality competition show, Fashion Star, debuted last night, and celebrity judge Nicole Richie and host Elle Macpherson styled up some ultra-glam looks for the red-carpet premiere. Nicole opted for a sunny yellow Julie MacDonald halter dress with tough hardware, and Elle showed off her model figure in a fringed black mini. Watch today's Fab Flash to see both of these ladies heat up the red carpet! On Allison McNamara: H&M top, Marni for H&M collar.
Nicole Richie has already translated her trendsetter status into a full-fledged career as a designer, and now she's bringing her style expertise to TV. Nicole joins forces with fellow fashion success stories Jessica Simpson and John Varvatos to mentor up-and-coming designers on NBC's Fashion Star, which debuts this evening at 9.30 p.m ET on NBC. Nicole chatted with us recently to talk about the project. She explained what sets this series apart from some of the other fashion-focused reality competitions out there, shared her advice for young designers, and talked about what she wished she knew before starting her own lines.
CelebStyle: Can you give us a quick peek into what we can expect from the show?
Jeannie Mai: One word: intensity. And, a new-born excitement for real women and the runway. Being in this business for as long as I have, the runway has always been the more "dream world" for the fashion industry. Specifically for designers, buyers, and trendsetters; the runway is much more catered towards the creative world of fashion and not so much the real world of women who think more in terms of function rather than fashion. But now, on Fashion Star, the fashion-forward trends for the runway and the ready to wear aspects that are sought after by the real woman are tied together through the mentors and through the featured stores.
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