Nicole Richie’s Big Plans For 2010

Nicole Richie and boyfriend Joel Madden rang in the new year at Lavo Nightclub in Las Vegas. Christina Aguilera hosted a party in the same hotel that night and they shared the red carpet. The couple spent most of their paid attendance texting to friends until their contracted time was reached. Once the clock struck 2 AM, the couple quickly left and headed to their hotel room at the Palazzo.

She told People how 2010 is shaping up for her, “I have a lot of projects coming,” she said. “I have my television project, I have my clothing line Winter Kate coming out, my shoe line coming out … so it’s going to be a big work year for me.”

Winter Kate is set to launch in the spring. Regarding its look, “I just like to throw something on and have it be comfortable but have it look good at the same time. That was really what I was aiming for,” says the newly dark-haired Richie.

So her clothing line, she said, will be “loose and easy … I’m really inspired by the ’60s and ’70s, and pull inspiration from everything, from music to different people of the past. You’re going to see a lot of peacock and leopard print and things like that.”

Mmm. I’d prefer something more like this.