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!

    • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

      • 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!