WERQ: Nicole Richie in Marc Jacobs at CFDA Awards

Posted on June 04, 2013

Gotta say, this just WERQs for us.


Nicole Richie attends the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards at Lincoln Center in New York City in a Marc Jacobs dress accessorized with a Christian Louboutin clutch and Jennifer Meyer jewelry.

Marc Jacobs Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Steffi Soede

Something about the sleek chicness of her hair and makeup, combined with the delicate jewelry, the textural shimmery bronze of the dress – which suits her to a  t –  paired with the gold pumps; it just all comes together as more than the sum of its parts. Whoever styled her knew how to take a relatively simple dress and make it look outrageously chic and effortless.

Not crazy about the bag, though. That’s the one off note.

Still, you betta WERQ that soignee shit for all it’s worth, girl. We’re crossing our arms, sucking in our cheeks, and flaring our nostrils while giving you discreet, quiet, chic little fashionista snaps.


[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com]

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    • eowyn_of_rohan

      The hint of sideboob is a bit much for me, but that is a pretty fantastic dress.

      • RebeccaKW

        I think the sideboob is fine, here. if she were any larger-chested, then I would find fault, but I think it’s just subtle enough. It’s kind of disco-fabulous.

        • eowyn_of_rohan

          Meh, as a D-cup myself I kind of hate the argument that it’s only kosher for someone with small breasts to have sideboob (or cleavage). I just don’t like sideboob on the red carpet, period, regardless of cup size.

          • RebeccaKW

            I have DD’s and I think there are certain things only certain body types can get away with. Bulky men shouldn’t wear double-breasted suits, etc. Something like sideboob, though, is a personal preference, I think. Much like crazy nails.

        • Rhonda Shore

          i marvelled at how nice the sideboob looked…doesn’t she have two kids? (I don’t want to think it’s work done…i want to be in a dreamworld today)

          • Coolekat

            Pretty sure she has implants.

    • Richard Harper

      Frankly, I didn’t know she had it in her. Werq.

    • Betsy

      I agree on the WERQ. But did she really need to wear the color-matched contact lenses?

      • JasmineAM

        I’m not sure if you’re serious, but those are her real eyes.

        • SugarSnap108

          And they look amaaazing.

        • ccinnc

          Yes, I’ve always loved/coveted her eye color.

      • drdarke

        Wow, I didn’t know Nichole Richie could look that elegant! I’m used to seeing her look like Tabloid Fodder for far too long, I guess….

    • ashtangajunkie

      Oooh, I love this. Her makeup is gorgeous. I hope she has strong double-sided tape in place though. No sudden movements!

      • lexilexi

        Agree…. and those eyes!! What a fantabulous color.

    • Perditax

      Looks like she wouldn’t be able to relax for one second in case of malfunction, but that’s not too harsh a price to pay when you look this good!

      • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

        If she sneezes, her boob is going to pop out.

        • Perditax

          To truly be called a ‘Fashonista’ one must have the ability to shut down any bodily functions that may detract from your fabulosity!

    • erinbinek

      I just want to hoik that thing up. I few less inches on the strap would do it. Other than that and the “just got out of the pool hair”, it’s pretty chic. Oh, and I really dislike the dark nails.

      • Sobaika

        I compulsively want to reach through the screen and pull up the straps. The dress seems to be hanging off of her.

        • ballerinawithagun

          Yes, the strap needs to be shortened a couple of inches and then the side boob would be perfect. It is a magnificent look though.

      • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

        Now that you mention it, the straps are too long.

    • YoungSally

      That lovely bracelet looks like it’s piercing her arm.

      • CT14

        Exactly. Ouch.

    • Emily Giovanni

      I like it but I think I would like it better if the neckline was just a bit higher.

    • marlie

      I’m not loving it. The dress looks too much like a nightie, and I hate that she’s almost one color from head to toe. Also, the gold of the dress clashes with the gold of the shoes.

    • aeb1986

      She looks great. I don’t even mind the side-boob. WERQ!

    • Rand Ortega

      Poured gold. Very nice. Agree about the clutch. A bit heavy. Smaller, thinner, golder.

    • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

      Studio 54 fucking fabulous realness, bitches.

    • appliquer

      She looks beautiful, but toooo skinny.

    • In_Stitches

      Not loving the bust and the choice of shoes. To be honest, I don’t love the makeup either. Devil claws are throwing me off as well.

    • miagain

      I bet it moves beautifully…

    • crash1212

      WERQ indeed. This is stunning.

    • frannyprof

      Sideboob, no matter how discreet, will never get a werq from me.

    • Nancer

      Beautifully styled. Love this look, and her makeup is perfectly done.

    • TheAmericaness

      Very sleek, but it does look like a very sleek baked potato dress. That’s the 70’s though, so huzzah.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        “Baked potato foil” was my spontaneous reaction as well. Especially in the close-ups.

    • Amy909

      LOVE the dress, hair, make up and jewelry. Dislike the shoes, clutch and nails! Normally not a fan of sideboob, but this is chic sideboob, if ever that existed! Overall I agree, WERQ!

    • Scimommy

      Love the look, but that bracelet is really digging into her wrist. Looks painful.

    • mjude

      love her look. but what kind of fabric is the dress made out of?

    • http://www.facebook.com/aboutelle Ashleigh Boutelle

      Best I’ve ever seen her

    • SugarSnap108

      I want to like this more — and whoa, her eyes look stunning! But the wrinkly material is just too close to Ponderosa baked potato territory.

    • MilaXX

      Agreed. Like everything but the bag. It reads free gift with purchase to me.

    • SewingSiren

      Excellent. I would shorten the straps a smidge so it doesn’t hang so low, but overall it is extremely chic.

    • maggiemaybe

      She’s got kind of a Studio 54 vibe going and it’s really working for her.

    • nannypoo

      Gorgeous. I hope they’re serving dinner.

    • charlotte

      Call me a conservative fashion critic, but I cannot give a WERQ to side boob.

      • mhleta

        I think it’s sexy as hell here. I prefer this to over-fluffed cleavage any day.

        • charlotte

          I don’t like either.

    • chill85

      this is so fabulously 90s. maybe it’s just because they have similar figures but i can totally imagine calista flockhart wearing this to an awards show in the late 90s, early in ally mcbeal’s run.

    • Nonmercisansfacon

      This look highly flammable to me. And its verging on tacky. Not werquing for me, I fear.

    • mhleta

      Betcher ass it’s a WERQ. Damn. Her skin, her eyes–she looks like a deity. I don’t know why on earth she’s at all famous. What has she done again? But she just got promoted to goddess for this little trick.

    • Lilithcat

      Too much sideboob.

    • BrooklynBomber

      Wow. She looks gorgeous. I think she’s one of those women who look better grown up. I wish the dress fit a little better but, still, a stunning look.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      shiny, slinky, sexy!

    • conniemd

      I’d like to see the back of the dress.

      • alyce1213

        I googled. It’s very low, dips well below her waist and reveals the top of a tattoo (which might be inelegantly referred to as a tramp stamp). Also revealed are the two tattoos on her back – wings on her wings.

        • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

          I don’t know how I feel about that information. I know she is tatted, they don’t always bother me, I take them on a case by case basis, but reading it is putting images of “trashy” in my head and I was full on in love with this.

          • GillianHolroyd

            Yes, the back of the dress is extremely low and passes into tacky territory.

            I did like the mix of metallics.

    • scrappy1

      I just want to hike the whole thing up about three inches.

    • l_c_ann

      Farrah Fawcett wore it better (and sexier) several decades ago to either the Emmys or Oscars. (Not that we aren’t all that old to remember that.)

    • KAO TV

      she looks so pretty..not liking the dress that much tho..

    • steeg of their own

      The red backdrop strikes again, making her skin tone look much less flattering than it might have against some more neutral color. Dear people hosting red carpet step-and-smiles in the future: do not go for glaring red backdrops, they make all your stars look weird in photos. Kthanks.

    • LaSylphide

      Very Carole Lombard.

    • Jeff Warhurst

      Nice to see Calista Flockhart back in the press.

    • Winterhart

      She looks fabulous. I’m happy to see more minimalist eye makeup on her again – she has amazing eyes and they really pop with a lighter eyeliner like this.

    • jmorino08

      You say texture, I say wrinkles. It looks like she picked it up out of a pile of clothes on her bedroom floor!

    • Penny Eager

      Removing the roadkill was a great styling choice too 😉 I love the gold shoes!

    • YourLibrarian

      Her skin is AMAZING.

    • Toto Maya

      Is that her natural eye color? It’s uhmazing and I’m jealous.

    • CeeRich

      This dress sets her skintone and eyes off to perfection. Chic.

    • Sara__B

      She’s stunning. Even the sideboob doesn’t bother me.

    • bellafigura1

      That’s how you do it, especially sideboob. This is stunning.

      • PinkLemon

        indeed. the sideboob is immaculate.

    • aahlife

      She looks much better with hair color truer to her own. Brings out her striking ethnicity. So tiresome this tendency for ethnic celebs to disguise what they are instead of embracing, and turn to generic blondness.

      • bellafigura1

        Really true! And that lipcolor with the hair, dress, skin. Just delicious.

      • starrika

        While she did go too blonde there, this is actually darker than her natural color. Her hair is naturally a light brown/dark blonde honey color. While I agree that the blonde is overused in Hollywood, not all people of color have dark hair.

        • aahlife

          Small disagreement. There are plenty of photos of Nicole as a child online, and her hair is curly, medium brown. She is also one of the most surgery altered celebrities out there. Rhinoplasty, cheek implants, blepharoplasty, and breast implants. All done beautifully, wish I knew who her surgeon is!

    • quiltrx

      For me, I think the fabric being metallic is the only thing that saves this from being way too much “my eyes and my skin and my dress and my shoes are all essentially the same color.”

    • MannahattaMamma

      soignee. That is some WERQ vocab, gentlemen. Love.

    • lalahartma

      Prolly the best I’ve seen of her. Looking good!

    • H2olovngrl

      She is just tailor made for these early days of disco/Studio 54 looks. Also, the picture where you can see her teeth is so charming. It makes me realize how seldom she breaks out into a real smile.

    • JauntyJohn

      Color me Not A Fan of Ms. Richie, but I am forced to give credit where due. Striking.

    • silaria

      It is amazing how that dress manages to cover everything, yet leave very little to the imagination. It’s not exactly a great leap forward in style, but she makes it look very, very good.

      • PinkLemon

        for real. it could’ve gone SO WRONG on anyone else or styled any other way, but this. just. works.

    • Mona_Visa

      She’s radiant; the air looks warmer and brighter around her. Love. (I don’t love the nails though.)

    • chylde

      One can never be too thin in in a chic sheath of a nightgown, now can one?

    • Noelle_H

      Holy cow, are her eyes really that gorgeous bronze-y color?? Maybe it’s the dress that’s accenting her pretty brown eyes, but she’s quite stunning. I agree all around – definite WERQ.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      I like it all a lot! Very “Bronze Goddess”! The bag doesn’t bother me – it doesn’t exactly *go* with the look, but it’s simple and neutral enough that it’s not making my eye twitch.

    • Lesley

      Golden goddess, God i love her.

    • Donna Tabor

      A little slip of a thing wearing a little slip of a thing. She really knows her colors, doesn’t she?

    • shelley514

      This dress reminds me of dresses Michelle Phieffer rocked in Scarface. Love it!

    • julnyes

      Everything is centered on her eyes which I did not know were so gorgeous.

    • Crystal

      She looks gorgeous and glowy!

    • Sadie-Ann

      It’s looks like early Kate Moss.

    • Adrianna Grężak

      Best make up I’ve seen her with

    • Lucymaybe

      Her excellent boob job and the poor sad fox fur delight and depress me in equal measure.

    • Renaissance_Man_ATL

      I wonder if Paris Hilton is jealous of her? Nicole has really grown and moved on with her life, both personally and professionally. Paris, not so much.

    • Synnamin

      Great dress, and she does look great. However, while I hate to say, “eat a damn sammich,” if we can see the outlines of all of the bones in your hands, it’s probably time to eat a sandwich!