Nicole Richie in Emilio Pucci in New York City

Posted on July 08, 2014

Whenever T & Lo are watching something on TV and some actor gives a particularly bad line reading or scene, one or both of us will whisper “ACTING!” with an air of mocking faux-reverence.

Ladies and gentlemen, we present … STYLE!

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Give us a break, pinhead. You are ruining a perfectly decent dress.  Well. Semi-decent dress. Sort of decent dress. Almost decent dress? Okay, we hate it. We wanted to love it, because the print is fun, but once we saw it from the side, it all came crashing down for us. We were forced to admit that we don’t like the collar, sleeves, skirt or scarf thingy in the back.

But it took a minute or two to even notice the dress because THAT is the WORST celebrity hair we’ve seen in ages. Nicole, we’re going to say this only once, mainly because we actually met you one time shooting a reality TV show and you barely even looked in our direction, which means talking to you is kinda pointless, but we’re gonna give it a shot anyway: YOU LOOK LIKE A BALD PERSON WHO SPRAY PAINTED THEIR HEAD BLUE.

That is NOT chic, girl.




[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews]

    • RussellH88

      If she were trying to be fun, it would be ok, but she has this air that her flat, blue hair is some sort of new pinnacle in chicness.

      The dress is just a groovy sack.

      • DebbieLovesShoes

        “Groovy sack” -> well done!

    • Jessica Freeman

      This dress is THE cut I think I hate the least from the last few years. That tight ‘tube top’ bottom and huge blousy top. It looks bad on everyone.

      • kimmeister

        You hate it the least?

        • Jessica Freeman

          My Tuesday has been another Monday…..obviously.

      • xstratusx

        It looks good on me.

        • Skippymom1

          It looked great on me when I was in 10th grade and wore it to my brother’s wedding [1982 - no kidding, same dress]. Not the same print [mine was lavender with a black swirly print] And I have been trying to describe that dress to my husband for years – now I finally have a pic’ of how not to wear it.

      • LesYeuxHiboux

        I think it’s one of those that requires an incredibly specific body type to wear: long slender limbs/neck and delicate curves. Looks great on dancers and 1980s Darryl Hannah. Of course, this version suffers from unfortunate fabric weight and too many design elements.

    • smh4748

      “I’m afraid I just blue myself.”

      Tobias Fünke, style icon.

      • DebbieLovesShoes


    • MoHub

      It’s just a good thing she has someone to help her into the car because she’s about to walk right out of those too-big shoes. And he can make sure no one sees the good china, since it’s very close to making an appearance.

      • Wendi126

        I wonder if the good china is Wedgewood blue

        • MoHub

          As in collar and cuffs matching?

        • DebbieLovesShoes

          Oh my word! Started laughing so hard, I think I woke up my dog!

    • ctopine

      Her hair looked like she was just dipped in water. Plus, she was painfully boring on Jimmy Fallon.

      • Gatto Nero

        Plus — she’s just painfully boring.

      • FuhUgh

        I love that she’s outlasted Paris Hilton though – PH is not even ON Jimmy Fallon.

        • FibonacciSequins

          You make a very good point.

    • Sarah

      That dress makes her look like her head is on backwards.

      • Anna

        That, plus the hair, and her vacant expression are really scaring me!

    • MarissaLG

      I don’t really like Pucci in general, but this is just full-on ugly.

    • Qitkat

      I actually thought the hair on the man next to her was on HER head, for a split second. Which really would have made this the worst hairdo ever seen, anywhere.

      • kimmeister

        I did too! In the thumbnail, I thought she had some weird, gigantic brown bumpit on top of a blue base.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          That was my first thought, too, that Nicole had some kind of strange hair tumor on her head.

    • Thomas

      The truth sometimes hurts, honey. But I’m glad TLO served it without any sugar coating. I actually don’t mind the dress all that much, but your head makes you look like an idiot.

    • FibonacciSequins

      I don’t understand what keeps this girl afloat. She doesn’t appear to have any particular talent in any direction. I know she supposedly loves fashion, but this look proves she has no sense of style. Her big story on Fallon was how she joined a turtle owners forum online. Why do people care about her?

      • mjude

        thank you!

      • Snoskred

        People don’t. :)

        • FibonacciSequins

          VH1 thinks people do. We’ll see from the ratings whether they’re right. Personally, I don’t get it.

      • alyce1213

        House of Harlow keeps her afloat, very well I think, since the “glory days” of The Simple Life with what’s-her-name. I reckon she’s a good businesswoman.

        • FibonacciSequins

          I forgot she even had that business-obviously not on my shopping radar. I guess that’s where her talent lies. Good for her. I hope I never see that blue skullcap look on her again.

          • alyce1213

            Me too, it’s so horrid.

        • TerryMH

          The reality is she is probably no more a business woman, than Jessica Simpson, the Kardashians or any of them are. I’ve been a QVC buyer for years. Generally, 99.9% of the time, the celebrity is never the true business person directing her business (and really how could you expect an uneducated person with no real-world business experience to launch a brand and be successful without a team of working professionals behind her advising every step of the way).

          Rather, the celebrity licenses her name out to a big manufacturers who then, with a team of expert designers and merchandisers, manufactures and markets the product. The celebrity has to do some pole dancing of course and may have some limited say, but its the manufacturer who has invested thousands of dollars into the line who is the real business person.

          So I guess you can say, she alines herself with good business people, or even more likely, her agent did in setting up her accessory licensing deal to begin with…yes, I’d say the “agent” of Nicole Richie is the real genius behind her success….he or she has managed to sell to the public this amazing fiction of Nicole being a woman of innate style….


          • alyce1213

            I’m far from naive about these celebrity business ventures. Of course she didn’t start up HoH all on her own. My response was that’s what’s keeping her afloat, and that she’s a good businesswoman — because she plays her role well. And more likely it was her Manager, not her agent.

      • CakesOnAPlane

        I was just thinking, what the fuck do Jimmy Fallon and Nicole Richie have to talk about?

        • FibonacciSequins

          As it turns out-not much!

    • mjude

      I am so over the blue hair or should I say the blue spray paint?

    • hughman

      Oh Nicole.

      Gurrrll, who’d a thunk that clever little teevee show you did where you were a DESIGNER and DESIGNING STUFF and acting all important because you were going to be on HSN or QVC or some shit shilling your schmatas, WHO’D A THUNK that your curt dismissal of a couple of gay fashion bloggers who you were TOLD over and over were important yet you made them stand outside (outside!) while you gave your little dog and pony show, WHO’D A THUNK that 3 years later when you dress like a Na’vi in a diaper that shit would come back and BITE YOUR ASS?

      Karma, girl. Hashtag Boom.

      • decormaven

        Bring it!

        • @Biting Panda

          It has been brought-un’!

    • BayTampaBay

      I love that dress! However, I think it needs blue shoes instead of blue hair.

    • Thomas

      Can somebody explain to me how Rihanna said that Nicole is one of her fashion inspirations (along with Princess Diana) when her own style is a million times better? Did a publicist just make that up?

      • marlie

        I bet it’s more like “I’ll do my friend a favor.” Because you’re totally right about Rihanna having more of her own innate style.

    • alyce1213

      I’ve liked her style, until recently. She seemed to have been developing her look. But she’s gone astray, especially the hair.
      She has such a beautiful face.

    • carrie

      Can we say good bye to the blue/pink/purple/green hair trend now? It doesn’t look good on anyone. It seems the best even super rich celebs can come away with is an at-home, Hot Topic, fear-factor looking mess.

    • Danielle


    • teensmom99

      Um around 95 degrees in NYC.

    • EveEve

      Can’t you give the girl a break? She’s just “coming from the gym”!!! [just kidding, but if she was allegedly just coming from the gym, at least she'd have a bit of an excuse for the hair]

      • Alicia

        You make a good point – they come out of the gym looked Taylor Swift, and turn up on the red carpet with yoga-hair. Does someone just need to tell them it’s supposed to be the other way around?

    • Jane Donuts

      The worst celebrity look I’ve seen in a long time. Wretched from top to bottom. Full stop fashion victim.

    • R.A.

      G-d, you two are such bitches. And I love it.

    • suzq

      She’s also looks like she’s using JLo’s out-of-control, spray-tanning, makeup artist.

    • RescueMe23

      Another one that became famous for doing absolutely nothing. Must be something with those last names… Pinhead – I love that!

    • bessann28

      Hmm, I think the dress is kind of cute. The hair is a total WTF, though. And is it just me, or are those shoes way too big for her?

    • A. Fierro

      What’s even worse was the interview with Jimmy Fallon…talking of turtles and her new show that is based off her Twitter account. ?? The whole time I was trying to figure out how she ran into the eye shadow brushes to end up with that look…and the hair…I really just didn’t get it. I felt like I held my breath the whole time she was on…it was so awkward. Her interview, the outfit, the make-up, the hair…I was so confused.

      • MartyBellerMask

        I have turtles. And even I don’t talk about turtles. Nor do I wish to hear people talk about their turtles on TV.

    • formerlyAnon

      I have an irrational liking for Nicole Richie, and I think she’s beautiful. But that dress! She looks like she asked the stylist for “the worst mashup of the ’60s and the ’80s you can give me.”

    • smayer

      Remember that store Rave that was full of stretch polyester? Bringing it back like it’s 1998.

    • DailyDose

      oh, is she a world cup soccer fan? the dress looks like an adidas Brazuca ball

    • MartyBellerMask

      It looked even worse on TV. And she came across as truly obnoxious. Nice enough I guess, but someone I would NOT wish to be stuck in an elevator with.

    • Denise Rambo

      What exactly would Jimmy Fallon want to talk to her about, I wonder. Maybe that hideous getup she’s wearing.

      • MilaXX

        You don’t really need to give good talk to be on Fallon. Interviewing is not his strongest suit. Just go along with his jokes and you’re fine.

        • Carleenml

          the clips that make the rounds definitely seem to point to a show that’s “all about him” – I’m not sure that’s the best philosophy for a long-term talk show.

    • Paula Pertile

      That kind of hair only works in art school.

      • sienna elm

        and then only in a performance art piece. :)

        • Paula Pertile

          There were a couple of girls who used to dye their hair a different color just about every day to match what they were wearing . . . I guess you could call that performance art, now that I think about it! Then there was the time I combed white gouache through my hair, just for fun . . .

    • sleah_in_norcal

      i feel some cuteness from the dress, but her head looks like a pool ball.

    • NMMagpie

      Blue hair does not make you cool, no matter how many times you watch Blue is the Warmest Color. Neither does that makeup job.

    • colorjunky

      What is she famous for besides being Lionel Ritchie’s daughter?

      • Supernumerary

        Being friends with Paris Hilton.

        • colorjunky

          Oh that makes sense, now I see the cheap ho influence.

        • venusvelvet

          First Nicole, then Kim – it’s like Paris had a gift for discovering talent.

          • demidaemon

            Oh, the sarcasm is raining around me, and it is lovely.

      • Shawn EH

        Being Paris Hilton’s former friend.

    • Shawn EH

      Well it take a mass action to stop trying to make Nicole happen?

    • evave2

      I join you on the hair (Joan Rivers even said it recently on Fashion Police, she doesn’t look good with this hair color).

      And you say it so well (I guess that’s why you guys are bloggers and I am a commenter): she is literally the equivalent of a hysterical scene on a telenovela (but if it has that blond guy from Cuba on it I will watch — what the heck is his name, he was on Dancing with the Stars last year and he is SO CHARMING).

    • queeniethebold

      Whoa. Is that ratty little thing at the back of her head a bun of some sort?

      She looks truly, spectacularly bad.

    • frannyprof

      whut… the hair… i can’t.

    • MilaXX

      I like the outfit and thought it looked cute on the show. However, I really wish she would step away from the Pravana. Her hair is too thin and she likes this pulled back tight bun too much for unusual colored hair to ever work.

      • formerlyAnon

        I think you’ve hit on the reason the for the hair. Her hair IS thin, and I suspect she’s trying to make this work because plastered-to-the-head has got to be SO much easier and faster to achieve than all the things they probably do to give her more hair/the illusion of more hair.

        • Janet B

          Maybe she ought to go very short or start trying wigs, because this look is a total fail.

    • Wink

      That’s a whole lotta dress for such a tiny woman, but I like it. The shoes are too big and they look suede, making the whole outfit read more autumn than summer. Ditch the pumps for a sexy sandal, rinse the blue from her hair, and she’s ready to go!

    • crash1212

      My first thought…spray on blue hair. I don’t think that’s what she was going for. I think she’s lost her mojo.

      • MoHub

        She had mojo?

        • demidaemon

          For a minute.

    • OffToSeeHim

      God, right? That hair is just so awful. I don’t even mind the dress, I was done before the scroll-down.

    • SewingSiren

      Looks like she didn’t have the nerve to really commit to the dye, so she used Kool-Aid.

    • Elisabeth Ashley

      I actually liked the hair, but the dress wasn’t working at all.

    • Lilithcat

      There are few things tackier than having a rosary tattooed on your ankle. Sheesh.

    • marlie

      I hate everything. Her hair makes me angry, and I’m borderline rage-y on the suede shoes in July trend. The dress is the least of my concerns.

    • Jessi03

      Hahaha! I saw this disaster on tv last night and I was hoping so desperately my uncles would critique it. Thank you!

    • AndieJay

      Did she match her head to the blue in the dress, or vice versa? Inquiring minds.

    • another_laura

      The saddest thing about this may be her attitude, which is all, “Everybody Wants To Be Me” when frankly, nobody does.

      • Mr. J.

        Right on.

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      I asked this last week and didn’t get an answer: why is she everywhere right now?

      • AndieJay

        New reality TV show

    • mmebam

      I didn’t care about the hair, I didn’t care about the dress, but I shook my head at the GIANT CONTOUR LINE on her cheek.

    • Kristobel

      Oh man, whenever I watch True Blood, and Anna Paquin does a bad line reading (which is often), I turn to my gf or bff and say, “Ladies and gentlemen, Academy Award winner Anna Paquin.” SAMESIES.

    • @Biting Panda

      To quote the great designer, Edna ‘E’ Mode, “No capes.”

    • Janet B

      Thank you.

    • Linderella

      Please don’t send the torch-wielding villagers, but…I kinda love it.
      In my defense, I honestly can’t explain why in any rational way. I just do.

      • formerlyAnon

        You’re allowed. ;-)

    • Imasewsure

      Love the print. that is all

    • MaggieSays

      This is what I do with my big mess of curly hair when I don’t have time to style it. Not when I am trying to look stylish. It just makes me mad. The dress befuddles me.

    • quiltrx

      Oh gosh, my Tuesday was too traumatic. I saw that guy’s hair in the first pic and thought it was part of hers!
      And who else watches Trailer Park Boys? This is SO Randy’s head in ‘Countdown to Liquor Day’–when Ricky shaved it, and Randy tried to fill it in with magic marker.
      At least his had a drawn-on ‘spit curl’ in the front!

    • fananafanafophalec

      now I’m just thinking about you to shouting HWaH STYLE a la tammie brown in allstars

    • Alicia

      I mostly like the dress. It’s got a sort of 30s feel that is in keeping with her aesthetic (well, except for the very short skirt) and at first glance I thought she had a very sleek short Louise Brooks bob. The reality of the hair is not good. I think she needs to cut it short and give it a break from processing for a while.

    • altermyego

      It is July isn’t it?

      I like the pattern of the dress and would love to see if there’s a different dress in the collection made out of that material but in a more flattering dress.

    • tarqueeny

      It would look so much better with a plunging neckline. And if someone else was wearing it.
      What does Nicole Ritchie even do now? Does she even have a career?

    • webslice33

      ..but the face is undeniably gorgeous, and yeah, the gams!