Nicole Richie in Givenchy at the Lucky Magazine FABB Conference

Posted on April 07, 2014

Nicole Richie attends the Lucky FABB: Fashion and Beauty Blog Conference in Beverly Hills, California in a Givenchy blazer paired with a J Brand t-shirt and pants, Christian Louboutin pumps, and a House of Harlow 1960 necklace.

Givenchy Resort 2014 Collection






[Photo Credit: Michael Kovac/Getty Images,]

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  • Sarah

    The hair is sucking my will to live. NOOOoooooo

  • nannypoo

    Oh for god’s sake. WTF with that hair? Her outfit’s OK but, holy crap, what was she thinking?

    • Anplica Fiore

      Yeah – I really like the rest of her look but she needs to NOT go to Kelly Osborn for hair color advice! OUCH

      • DeebaCee

        I actually don’t mind the purple on Kelly, but on Nicole it’s just a big fat NO!!

  • Carleenml

    in my eyes lucky, yes. fabb, no.

  • DinnerIsServed1972

    No. Is Joan Rivers paying her to have purple hair, too?

  • RussellH88

    That hair ruins everything. It’s like a black hole that pulls in my attention, then my eyes, and then my soul.

  • Beardslee

    Powdering one’s hair in the 18th C originated, I believe, in the belief that old age was attractive and desirable. Since that is not the case today, I wonder why this young woman would age herself so deliberately.

    • 3boysful

      I think she was maybe trying for lavender hair, but from the front it looks grey and she looks decades older. Doesn’t help that she made her coat from granny’s couch.

    • Monabel

      I read somewhere that it was because the white hair made a piquant contrast with a younger face, and that it flattered the complexion.

  • That hair seems misguided. It looks like she put on a toning masque and forgot to wash it out.

  • lunchcoma

    Yikes. Kelly Osborne can pull off the purple hair, but it isn’t working on Nicole Richie at all. Doesn’t help that she’s paired it with blazer that’s straight from my grandmother’s closet and a t-shirt that’s straight from my pile of gym clothes.

    • Sarah

      It isn’t working on either of them, if’n you ask me.

      • Kitten Mittons

        You can’t even tell it’s purple from the front. It just looks grey. Bleh.

        • caroline

          This was my issue, too. I think maybe when it’s down and loose it *might* look chic/purposeful, but instead it reads straight-up grandma.

          • Kitten Mittons

            It probably does look completely different down. Still, I don’t know why she’d choose to do that to her hair when Kelly O has been wearing it forever and a day. Not only does it look bad, but it doesn’t even look fresh or interesting.

  • Jackie Stewart

    I couldn’t look at the outfit. I’m too distracted by the hair.

  • korilian

    You know the economy is bad when even rich people can’t afford proffesional dye jobs…

  • IowaKitten

    I need to create a new word to express the ‘extreme hate’ I feel for that hair color. I hate it on Kelly O. and I *insert new hate word* it on Nicole.

  • I could deal with the hair (not like, but deal) if it was actually styled decently. Oy. The rest of the look is…fine.

  • Janet B

    The hair color looks better in the back where it doesn’t disagree with her face.

  • uprightcitizen

    “If Jada Pinkett Smith and Kelly Osbourne had a baby” isn’t really a good look for anyone.

  • Jacob Bowen

    Wow, I LOVE the outfit, but GIRL, THAT IS KELLY OSBOURNE’S HAIR (but, it shouldn’t be anymore).

  • KendraMR

    I don’t think there’s a word in the English language that describes how gawd awful her hair looks.

  • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume


    • Stella Zawistowski

      Please just let it not even be a trend. For a while it was just Kelly O, right? Really, really, really hoping two sorta-stars doesn’t make a trend.

  • MilaXX

    Love the outfit. I don’t care about the hair color, but that’s the ugliest, sloppiest french roll I have ever seen. You gonna do that when your hair is lavender, I expect it to be immaculate.

  • mjude

    am I missing something with the lavender hair color these days?

    • MilaXX

      latest micro trend. I think Lauren Conrad or some other low level celeb also has the lavender hair

  • Kent Roby

    This Ballerina Girl probably thought we’d all be Dancing On the Ceiling over her lavender hair, but it needs to Change.

    • FrigidDiva

      Her hair team keeps waiting for her to call them, “Hello?”

    • Val


      • Kent Roby

        It would be Easy to keep these puns going Forever And A Day (or, at least All Night Long).

  • Capt. Renault

    I thought it was pond scum at first. I would have forgiven pond scum.

  • Cyprienne Zed

    STARRING Nicole Richie as MISTER JAY in “Tyra: the Musical!”

    • Madam Von Sassypants


      • Kitten Mittons

        You two just brought Christmas early for me. Excellent.

    • I would totally go to see that musical.

      • decormaven

        “Smize though your feet are aching, smize tho’ your makeup’s caking, When there’s a lash in your eye, you’ll get by…”

    • decormaven

      I would be all over that in a New York second.

  • Fannie Wolston

    she looks cool, pretty eyes.

    • Ginger

      Her eyes really are stunning. It’s a shame that her unfortunate hair color detracts from everything else because everything else really kinda kicks ass in my eyes…even the grandma’s couch jacket.

      • Sarah

        If she was going to have an unorthodox hair color, (which I don’t mind at all) I wish she’d have picked a nice blue – even a navy – because those coppery eyes would look great with a contrasting blue to set them off.

        • Ginger

          YES! THIS! A deep blue would be fantastic.

        • RebeccaKW

          Agreed, this shade, especially since it’s not a uniform color, is not her friend.

  • Zeee

    I may be showing my advanced age, but I CANNOT with the lavender hair. CAN. NOT.

  • Glam Dixie

    Grandma Mazur.

  • @Biting Panda

    Love outfit. Hate the hair.

  • MK03

    Nicole, don’t experiment with Manic Panic the night before an appearance.

    • E2_Remote

      My thoughts went straight to Manic Panic too at first. But now that I look more closely, it’s definitely grape Kool-Aid and a whole can of Aqua-net.

      • formerlyAnon

        Which is why I like it. Brings back that whole we-thought-we-were the original cynical romantics period. Songs of Innocence and Experience, eh whut.

  • No to the lavender hair. no no no no no. And thank Sweet Baby Jeebus she only wore the jacket from this outfit.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    Dear Nicole: either you wear the granma couch’s jacket or the crazy old lady hair, but not both.

    That jacket is kinda cool, and she paired it with the right pieces, but the hair… God, that hair.

  • Noah

    Blue is not the warmest color.

  • Shug

    I love the outfit but her hair….WHY? Nope dot gov.

  • Danielle


  • This comes off as very ahead of trend to me. The power floral of the 90’s with industrial simplicity.

  • mrspotts66

    i love the outfit.
    i hate the hair.
    that is all.

  • paginatrix

    Nothing wrong with unusual hair colors (said the girl who spent her late teens/early 20s in the ’80s). But this hair violently clashes with her skin tone. Just creepy.

  • Coleslaw McGraw

    When did she turn into a 68 year old bubbie?

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    I love everything about this look, apart from her hair. I can’t even think of a color that would look worse with her skin tone — and the understated make-up isn’t helping bridge that gap at all.

  • Hetha Innis

    She’s a gorgeous woman, but that hair makes her look like a little old man in this pic.

  • Emily Giovanni

    She looks positively elderly.

  • The Givenchy blazer is the only thing I hate about the look. If she took it off she would look casually chic.

    And is lavender hair a thing now? Is Kelly Osbourne officially a trendsetter? Did she finally make fetch happen?

  • sienna elm

    My thoughts in order…her hair is grey! Why would her hair be grey? Is this a new thing? That’s weird. Wait – is she older than I thought? No – didn’t think so. Ohhhhh…it’s purple. Well that’s just dumb. Wouldn’t the stylist know it reads grey?

  • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie


  • Judy_J

    They should rename that hair color “Kelly Osborne Lavender”.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      No, don’t name it. Then it won’t go away.

  • alyce1213

    She’s so pretty, she gives good face, her outfits are cool, so why the hair? I don’t get it — it’s not even well colored or styled.

  • it’s not the color thats bothering me with the hair, it’s the fact that its so dead and crispy looking.

  • Jessica Freeman

    That hair color is the worst. It works for NO one. It’s a shame because I quite like the outfit but am so distracted by her hair you hardly notice it.

  • Miss wks

    Chic lesbian grandma…

    • pookiesmom


  • Nicole

    Her hair is icky and she’s wearing her splattered painting jacket.

  • ScarlettHarlot

    I despise that hair color.

  • marlie

    She needs to STOP IT with that hair. It’s awful. One should never look to Kelly Osbourne for hair inspiration. The rest of the outfit is pretty fab, actually, but I HATE that hair.

  • jw_ny

    oh dear…not one of her better choices…

  • mjmiller77

    that hair does NOT make one look fresh and young.. it makes one look much much older – it looks GRAY! wash it out!

  • Brenna McClellan

    Don’t be so boring. Her hair looks really cute. Although I think a richer shade of purple would look better, the lavender washes her out. Celebrities should play with color more.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    She looks like Martin Short dressed up as Jack Frost.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      And Martin Short as Jack Frost would have pulled this off better than Nicole

  • Morales Mike

    What is with 20 somethings so hot to have this horrible grey/purplish hair? Kelly O I’m talking to you too. Ladies, it will happen soon enough and you won’t be so quick to embrace it then.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    “Younger than spring time, you’re not…”

  • holla

    only a select few can rock purple hair, and she’s not one of them

  • JauntyJohn

    Overall I like the look – smart and kind of chic — and I am not her biggest fan (in fact, whenever I saw her on any fashion-related anything, portrayed as some kind of “expert” my first reaction was always, “Huh? Why?”)
    I like the hair style, it’s the color (as well commented on here) which is hideous. It’s like she lost a bet with the Osbourne girl.
    If you want a wacky color, fine. Go for it. But go rich. Go dark. Go strong.

    Not this limpid lavender which always looks to me like the color you get after you leave an actual good color out in the sun too long.

  • KT

    Uhhhhh… no. I can barely notice anything other than the hair, but this look is awkward and isn’t very “fabb.”

  • E.Nelson

    Full disclosure: I get my girl to do my hair silver-gray every year because I think gray hair is beautiful (and cool-looking on a young person) – and usually it has a slight lavender tint because of the 9V toner – but the second I get home I wash it a few more times to get as much of that purple out as I can because I HATE someone tilting their head and going “so…were you going for like…blue? Purple?”

    I loved Nicole Richie’s hair a lot at the Met Gala’s punk inspired night because it was SILVER. It was gorgeous. This weird wilted lilac color looks kinda half assed – and as much as she bugs me, Kelly Osbourne a) pulls it off better and b) is most likely contractually locked into the Easter egg shade til she drops dead, so if a pastel is what you want, Nicole, how about blue? Pink? Anything but lavender? ANYTHING?

  • BrooklynBomber

    I love her face. That is all.

  • crash1212

    The outfit is cute. What the hell did she do to her hair and why?

  • MannahattaMamma

    she is the tiniest human alive on the planet. and her purple hair makes her look a lot like some small fairy doll a little kid might keep in his pocket

  • tallgirl1204

    Did she lose a bet to Kelly Osbourne?

  • frannyprof

    Did she stick her head in a cement mixer en route to this event?! Why?!

  • Hilda Elizabeth Westervelt

    So tired of this trend of purple/grey hair! Don’t people realize that that particular shade of purple makes skin look dead? I like her outfit, but she looks like a corpse.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Is Nicole trying out her future look as a hipster granny?

  • suzq

    What did Christian Siriano do to his hair?

  • sagecreek

    Good God, is she TRYING to look like an admirably aging 54 year old?

    • formerlyAnon

      Ha. I had her pegged as 70-some, with a very good surgeon. (I confess, I like it.)

  • Slanted & Enchanted

    I need that jacket in my life. Actually, I’d say that I need the entire outfit, but I pretty much have everything except the jacket. NEED. NEED DESPERATELY.

    Also, I miss my blue hair. Sigh.

  • Get that girl a sandwich and a shampoo girl STAT!

  • maggiemaybe

    Ruh roh.

  • Constant Reader

    “Sweetie, hand Grammy her smokes.”

    • ThaliaMenninger

      I just said something very similar two replies down! Ha!

      • Constant Reader

        If only you could hear me say it with my (only partly put on) heavy New England accent. 🙂

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Gimme another cig, will ya, Madge? I can’t hit the slots without a Virginia Slims and an Old Fashioned.

    • Constant Reader

      LOL! I think we had the same impression at the same time!

      • ThaliaMenninger


  • yulaffin

    Did she borrow Kelly Osbourne’s haircolor?

  • Wink

    So glad she didn’t wear ALL floral like the model. The jacket alone is plenty.

  • Nika E

    The outfit is so badass. I wont comment on how horrific the hair is.

  • B_C_J

    The whole look is horrific & aging.

  • Trickytrisha

    Worst hair ever? And I’m not talking about just the color. Love the jacket, but she’s scary looking.

  • sk8tfan

    Lady celebs, get the memo-purple hair is not going to happen.

  • Pennymac

    She had a sleep over with Kelly and they did each others hair?

  • demidaemon

    NOPE on the hair. Especially the back. It looks like her brain surgeon was blind when he sewed her back up.

    • formerlyAnon

      All the upvotes for the brain surgeon crack.

      • demidaemon


  • formerlyAnon

    We now know what Nicole will look like at 76, if her surgeon is really good.

    In no way flattering, but I like it. I like the jolie laide look, whether it’s in the bones or in a vaguely punk-gone-grandma hairstyle.

  • somebody blonde

    Holy shit is that a terrible hair color for her. It makes her look ill. If she had dark hair, this would be a fabulous outfit.

  • quiltrx

    Hair looks terrible, both color (if it were even it might not be so bad) and style (WHAT style??) And have her eyes always been that creepy color?
    The jacket is cute but doesn’t seem to go with anything. And I have no problem if she wants to be so thin…but those pants are the wrong shape for someone of her build.

  • Gatto Nero

    The outfit is fine, except for the grey tee, but the jacket is too long on her (see length on the model.
    The hair is — why? Why that purple??

  • GTrain

    The hair is hideous. Since Kelly Osbourne’s been rocking it for a couple of years now, is that tone of purple a “thing”? Ugh.

    • It stopped being fresh on Kelly, if it ever was, about five minutes after she did it. WHY.

  • 25or6to4

    GTNYH: Girl That’s Not Your Hair

  • macwell

    I thought these celutaunts would have learned a lesson from Kelly Osbourne, but….:(

  • Mia Moreno

    Why is this hair? Just why is it happening? Color can be cool, but not if it makes you look like a wannabe alien.

  • paintedfish

    that hair is a mess. and please eat a sammich or something.

  • MyFavoriteColorIsGlitter

    Cheezus CHRIST!!!! The FUCK did she do to her HAIR?!?! Girl, you messed uuuuuuup….

  • AnnPopovic

    She looks 60. A good-for-her-age 60, but still.

  • antonialee

    Damn, she looks like she is a gracefully aging sixty year old here.

  • mickiemonkey

    She looks like a 70 plus year old with really good skin. Give that jacket to Maggie Smith.

  • Punk Colored Hair: Yer Doin’ It Wrong.

  • Ann

    The HAIR!!! I don’t even know what the outfit looked like. All I saw was that hair. It is bad enough on Kelly Osbourne. Why on earth did Nicole Richie think it was a good idea? It is hideous. It hurts my eyes.