Nicole Richie Launches Apparrel And Shoe Line

Nicole Richie designed an “affordable” clothing and shoe line, expanding upon her successful House of Harlow 1960. Winter Kate apparel (after Jean Harlow’s middle names) will appear in stores like Neiman Marcus and Intermix Feb. 15 and shoes for House of Harlow in mid-March.

“Everything is extremely affordable, and that
was important to me, to have these pieces be accessible to everyone,”
she said. Items from Winter Kate will retail from $68 for a tank top to
$1,375 for a suede vest, and House of Harlow shoes range from $158 for
a flat sandal to $275 for a suede boot. Last time I checked, more than $70 with tax was expensive for a T-shirt: people freaked out about C&C’s at $40, and that was before the recession!

A newly-brunette Richie, pictured in Los Angeles with Joel Madden with whom she has two chidren, emphasized she designs with her self in mind. That part I believe.

“I 100% designed everything. Colors, cuts,
fabrics. I would never put my name on something I wouldn’t wear myself.
That’s why it’s taken me this long to have my line come out,” Richie said.

Richie also has a sitcom in the works for 2010.