Nicole Richie on “Extra”

Posted on July 17, 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, allow us to present a style icon.

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Feel that style wash over you.

We know she’s a style icon because so many important-sounding people keep telling us she is.

Is it us or is she standing weird? Her lower body is tipping forward, but she’s keeping it in check by standing with her knees bent. Is it because of the shoes? Time to get out of them, then. If you literally can’t stand up straight in them, they’re not your shoes.

The top and pants are okay, but she’s taking a page from the Olsen twin playbook and wearing items several sizes too large for her. It’s not flattering.  The hair is just tragic.



[Photo Credit: Parisa/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]

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  • lecoffeeaddict


    • Morgendorffer

      If you’re going to dye your hair bright blue, why the hell wouldn’t you dye it a deep rich shade of blue? This looks like a wash-out dye she did herself.

      • d4divine

        At least style it…

      • Skippymom1

        It just screams “box” color to me. Professional hair dye won’t fade that horribly.

  • Thomas

    Style icon my ass. What is she even thinking with that hair?

    • 3boysful

      I would sob if my hair ever came out like that.

      • demidaemon

        AS you should. That is the hair of someone who is a) colorblind b) depressed or c) both.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I read recently that Nicole Richie said she had dyed her hair purple to amuse her daughter-or that’s what her publicist was saying. Whatever, the blue hair is not flattering. She’s such a petite woman, and she’s being overwhelmed by that shirt and pants combo, plus the shoes look as if they really are too high for her to stand comfortably-or safely.

          • d4divine

            That’s a lot of trouble to go through to impress a child. It probably took hours to get her hair that color. Lies!!!

  • Jack Skellington would like his clothes back. He denies having anything to do with the hair.

  • SewingSiren

    I think the sunglasses weigh more than she does.

    • Sarah

      Clearly they’re weighing her skeleton down, hence her inability to stand up straight.

  • JauntyJohn

    I like the sunglasses.
    And… … … nope. Just the sunglasses.

  • Anna

    Those giant sunglasses and her little blue head make her look like a fly

    • demidaemon


    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Help meeeeeeeee!!!!!!! Help meeeeee!!!!! (now picture a tiny Nicole Richie head with blue hair atop a fly, ala the original “The Fly”)

  • deathandthestrawberry

    She looks geriatric. Talk about a literal blue hair! Switch out those heels for something sensible, and that outfit is not far from what my great Aunt Alice wore in the last decade of life.

    • Wink

      Yes. I’m sure Nicole is the most stylish woman at the senior center.

  • PastryGoddess

    On Opposite Day maybe..maaaaaaybe

  • Tami from Seattle

    She reminds me of my Flatsie doll that I had in the 70’s, right down to the blue hair.

    • “They’re flat and that’s that…and that’s that!”

    • frannyprof

      Omg.., are those the dolls whose elbows & knees were attached by round thingies so you could move them? Even if I’m thinking about the wrong doll, our code name for Ms. R here should be Flatsie.

  • hughman

    Anyone see Tilda Swinton in “Snowpiercer”? Anyone?

    • Thomas

      Yes, she does kind of look like her! Lol Now if only we could see some pics of her taking out her dentures.

    • Violentcello

      Minister Mason had much better style than this.

  • TinyDynamo

    Looking at this, I think her physical stance is because she’s so frail she can’t stand up straight. I know some people are naturally thin, but this look is screaming “severe anorexia” to me. Same with the large clothes – it’s a distraction from the frailty of her body. I just feel sad for her and her children.

    And that hair is burn-it-with-fire horrible.

    • serenab44

      I think she is. When she was besties with Paris she was fine but by h’wood standards way too heavy. She used her drug addiction to get her weight down. It’s sad that since then she’s considered (by some) fashionista in her tastes. I don’t get it and it scares me.

      • TinyDynamo

        Yeah the “she looks great now!” stuff just baffles me. It’s so worrisome to me that sickly is considered stylish or attractive, just bc people are so terrified of being viewed as fat. It’s upsetting, to say the least.

    • Yeah, these pictures make me really concerned for her health. Ugh, fuck all those cultural pressures telling a woman that the less of her there is, the better.

      • TinyDynamo

        Right?!? And it’s couched in terms of “health concerns”, but ain’t nobody lauding the Williams sisters for being in hella good physical shape. Women are forced to be as thin as possible, and then we call anyone over a size 8 “plus size”. It’s disgusting.

  • Glam Dixie

    She’s like a slightly less fabulous Golden Girl.

    • MoHub

      Much less fabulous Golden Girl.

      • Glam Dixie

        You are correct, my mistake.

    • Violentcello

      A Pyrite Girl.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    I presume said important-sounding people have a beachside condo in Idaho for sale.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Tiny blue-haired lady wearing too-big clothes and sunglasses…Grandma?

    • random_poster

      Even when she adjusts the car seat to maximum height, she can still barely see over the top of the steering wheel.

      • Imasewsure

        My pink-haired Grandma sat on telephone books to see over the hood … what can this poor dear sit on… IPads?

  • MilaXX

    sadly this is the best this blue hair has ever looked on her. She looks a’ight, but she does look like her feet hurt.

  • gingerella

    Blue hair doesn’t really work for almost anyone, in particular with warm or olive skin undertones. She should swap hair colors with fellow self-appointed style icon Kelly Osbourne — lavender would work much better on her, and blue on Kelly. I like the clothes, and I’m sure designers like seeing her wear their work because it’s the same effect as seeing them on the hanger.

    • Alyssa

      She tried lavender as well…it was better, but I wouldn’t say good.

  • RescueMe23

    Apparently a lot of people have no idea what the word icon means…that hair gives me the sadz..

  • susan6

    She always looks like a bobblehead to me. The glasses accentuate that. I want to like the blue hair (wish I was young enough to do something crazy with my hair), but it just doesn’t work in that sort of cut.

  • KingCrazy

    Well, I love the shoes. That’s all I got.

    I saw her at a sushi restaurant once. She’s really tiny and really cute in real life.

    • BayTampaBay

      I like the shoes too!

  • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

    not an icon for me, she always looks like a smacked ass

  • mjude

    I don’t get what the fuss is about her & I still don’t get the blue hair. explain please….

    • MilaXX

      crazy colored hair is in style. Anna Pacquinn just did hers. Raven Symone did hers a few weeks back.

      • Thomas

        I have to google Lance Bass now. I never thought he was that attractive, but damn has he had some hot boyfriends.

        • demidaemon

          He’s generally adorable, so maybe that’s all it takes.

          • Thomas

            That and fame and money. He’s cute. He’s not bad looking by any means, but I don’t think he’s anywhere near as good looking as his boyfriends. Money and fame will take you a long way!

          • formerlyAnon

            As Thomas said, rich. Rich lets you play several levels up.

          • demidaemon

            Indeed. IN-DEED.

      • mjude

        ok, so crazy color hair is in. which I wish I would have done back in the day…no balls. but who do you think wears it best.

        • MilaXX

          I like Kelly’s with the cut she has now. I also like Raven Symone’s. i think Nicole should go navy blue and leave the pastel’s alone. They work against her olive coloring.

      • J.W.

        I have no idea who these people are, but little old ladies have been giving their hair blue, purple and even pink rinses for decades.
        With her poor posture, Ms. Richie looks like a poster child for scoliosis.

        • MilaXX

          Yes but seniors usually do pastel shades. The thing that’s in style now are bright, vivid colors. My own hair is purple. I have friends with navy blue and emerald green hair. If you google Lance Bass his is almost a tiffany blue. Eh’ it’s a thing. It’s so popular now I’m actually considering dying my hair black at the end of the summer.

    • BayTampaBay

      She was one of Rachel Zoe’s first celebrity clients.

      • marlie

        Well, I’m not in agreement with the “celebrity” part of that sentence, but that’s just my refusal to see someone like her as a “celebrity.”

        • Imasewsure

          I would say celebutante rather than celebrity and it would be accurate enough…

  • KT

    Hahaha. Awful.

  • marlie

    She is standing funny, and I can’t think of a logical reason to do so. Those pants are too long, and they look too big in the waist, too. The whole look seems “office-y,” but “office-y” is definitely not “fashionista.”

    • GSMSF

      Perhaps it’s because she’s about to faint with hunger.

    • conniemd

      Those pants bottoms are just strange. They are obviously too long, but instead of falling down over her shoes they poof up at the ankles. Very strange.

  • evave2

    It was purple about two weeks ago because something she was wearing somewhere was highlighted on Fashion Police, and Joan Rivers said in her opinion ONLY Kelly Osbourne could wear purple hair.

    This does not look Iconic at all, just sort of work-related or going to a museum. Like the shoes, it’s different seeing the only pop-of-color her hair.

  • elirt

    I will never understand why she keeps getting the title of anything other than a daughter of a talented person and one time friend of Paris Hilton/”reality show star”.

  • evave2

    God she looks so frail, in the first shot she is leaning on the guardrail and I swear to GOD she looks like she is dizzy-about-to-fall.

    I like the shirt. The pants are ok (you have to be size SUB zero to wear those pants) but doesn’t she look frail?

  • NMMagpie

    I can’t seen anything but the hair.

  • Jennifer Bober

    Yeah, I really just don’t get it. Blue-haired ladies was always a bit of an insult where I come from.

  • mjmiller77

    Ugh. A standing skeleton with blue/grey hair.

  • teensmom99

    In case you were wondering why JCrew is now making size 000–so that people like Nicole don’t always have to get their clothes tailored to fit. The blouse can possibly get away with being too big but not those pants. Or maybe the uncles have sensitized me to the perils of improperly hemmed pants.

  • Danielle

    She’s leading with her hips. I had a very tall friend who walked hips first in an effort to further elongate her torso and make her look even skinnier.

  • PinkyK


  • AlmostClassy

    I feel like the posture is mostly a fault of the shoes, but could very slightly, possibly, miiiiiight be a “short person” stance? I have been caught standing like that sometimes (I’m 5’2″), probably to look up at people. The taller people I know stand with their shoulders hunched forward presumably because they’re making themselves smaller or because they’re trying to interact with shorties like me.

    I’ll never hate on vibrantly colored hair of any hue, but the pastel colors do nothing for me. But basically I agree with previous posters that say this looks like bad office wear.

  • Francesca Blom

    I saw the thumbnail, and legitimately thought it was an animated character. Like a Sim or something.

  • lynnlee

    I think she looks better than usual. I like blue hair- even on her. But she needs someone to do a good job with it. That looks like she did it herself.

  • Vegas Girl

    She is on my irrational hate list. I know absolutely nothing about her, but she always has an air of GOOP about her to me.

  • Darcy H

    I’ve seen better dye jobs done in college dorm sinks. That isn’t even hyperbole.

  • Pennymac

    Those are dollar store giant joke sunglasses,right?

  • random_poster

    It looks like someone poured a bottle of Windex over her head just before she walked on stage.

  • gsk241

    If that’s a style icon, then I give the fuck up.

    • Danielle

      Oh, I don’t know. Suddenly my yoga pants and chambray-centric wardrobe doesn’t look so bad.

    • Imasewsure

      no no… it means you too may be a style icon and not even know it yet…

    • marlie

      We’ve *all* been style icons all along and just didn’t know it.

  • Latin Buddy

    I love this. It’s not beige and it’s eye catching.

  • connie238


  • Vanessa Reyes

    She just brought me back to my 80’s childhood…I loved the Strawberry Shortcake Blueberry Muffin doll and with her new hair color she looks exactly like it…Thanks Nicole!!….As for her outfit, I like the pants and the top but not together.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      LOL, I think one of my nieces had that doll. The doll’s hair was prettier.

  • KES4K

    If those pants fit a bit better and were cropped at or just slightly above the ankle, and she swapped the pumps for some funky brogues, this would get a pass from me. It would still look like something more appropriate for Casual Friday at my very staid corporate office than a television show, though.

  • rocketinu

    That hair color is not complimentary to her at all. Surely some friends she trusts have told her that.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    If you can see the belt loops, then you should be wearing a belt or something…says me.

    • largishbearishAtlish

      Thank you Jacqueline! I thought I was the only one noticing that….makes me a teeny bit twitchy..

  • Mothra

    Smurf at a funeral. Book it.

  • WendyD

    Even if her hair wasn’t BLUE it would still look TERRIBLE!
    I assume she was going for something ala Kelly Osborne but it went horribly wrong. And she doesn’t have the head, nor the hair volume, to pull it off.
    I’d shave my head, HONESTLY.

    • ivfive

      Is Kelly Osborne pulling it off? I have serious issues with her varying shades of grey/periwinkle/mauve hair.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    I can’t with that hair.

  • demidaemon

    If I don’t look at her head, it’s a serviceable outfit. But, man, that head. W.T.F.

    I can’t.

  • Leslie Streeter


  • Lisalady161

    Why is she still relevant at all is the foremost question in my mind.

  • dash1211

    She’s a style icon in her own mind.

  • rhône

    i really really viscerally hate this look. i think she’d look fab with blue hair if she went with a more vibrant or more pastel shade — this in-the-middle teal just reads “i dyed it in my bathroom sink.” top is carson’s clearance rack. the pants look like they’re breaking at the ankles which is why her stance looks especially bizarre (and the pants are also very ugly).

  • Alyssa

    Her blue is two different colors. Speaking from personally experience (I had pink hair for a time), I know candy-colored hair takes a lot of upkeep. However, if regular everyday people can figure out a way, surely a “celebrity” and “style icon” can. It’s called put a little of the color in your shampoo, and touch up a minimum of weekly!

  • I really like the blouse, but it’s not a good choice for someone who is mic’d up – it’s pulling the collar. It’s also making me realise why my husband was so damn negative every time I said I wanted to dye my hair blue.

  • mar

    For a moment there, I thought you were being serious. I don’t get her. I don’t get her style choices. That hair is tragic.

  • ChelseaNH

    I can deal with blue hair. I can’t deal with blue hair that’s been plastered/laquered/mummified.

  • Trickytrisha

    Can’t decide if this is just pathetic or to be pissed as hell I took the time to have an opinion about this woman.

  • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

    For the love of Sandwiches! She has to clutch the banister to keep herself upright! Take off the heels if you can’t walk or stand in them.

  • kittenwithaquip

    So she woke up on the day of filming and said, “I think I’ll wear a sheer blouse over a black bra for my TV appearance”? Mind you, I’ve been guilty of wearing a black bra over a semi-sheer blouse, but I wasn’t appearing on TV and it wasn’t all that obvious. It was just obvious enough for me to feel naughty, and more importantly, it made my husband think I was REALLy naughty. 😉

    • kimmeister

      I would think that wearing a black bra over any kind of blouse would be obvious! 😉

      • kittenwithaquip

        Derrrrrp. Me talk pretty. EDITED! And thanks. I can never proofread my own writing.

  • prisma

    I am ready for the colored hair trend to go away. Kind of like tattoos. Not that they’re bad in principle, but they’re just executed poorly more often than not. It’s cool if you’re the only person (or one of a few) doing it, but when everyone, her neighbor, aunt and grandmother, you just look like a sheep.

  • I had no idea they were shooting a sequel to Ghost World!

  • suzq

    I can’t see her in that third picture. She’s so skinny that she disappears when viewed from the side.

    My bugaboo: pants with belt loops, tucked in shirt, but no belt. She has more money and assistants than I do. Someone could find her pants without looks or a belt, whichever is more convenient. Unless she’s going to string something from one of those loops, why are they there? Also, she’s being filmed from the waist up. Why the 12″ heels? I could understand them if she was interviewing Magic Johnson, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.

  • whaddami

    hey guys — the too big clothes might be one of the signs of disordered eating. She’s mostly looking ill and in need of a good meal. Seems maybe a bit mean to pick on her for that….

  • cocohall

    I’m rooting for this girl. I keep hoping she will become Nan Kempner 2.0. Or the non-singing Elaine Stritch. Skinny dames with giant glasses. She looks to be on her way. The blue hair seems a bit premature, but, its good to STRIVE for something. Compared to her former running buddy Paris Hilton, little Nicole has done well for herself.

    • formerlyAnon

      I agree with every word. About Nicole, Paris & Elaine. But I confess to having an irrational liking for Ms. RIchie.

  • JynxTheCat

    time to move on with the hair color of course but I love this get up

  • Shaeyjosan

    Too skinny, she looks like she is about to fall over at the next gust of “wind”. Look she is holding onto the railing for support. I can’t find anything to like about this look except maybe the smile and possibly the over sized shades. Just looking at those stilettos make my feet hurt, and they make her feet look HUGE. Burn that whole get up now.

  • kerryev

    Yes on what everybody said about the hair. It’s an icky shade that only gets ickier the more plastered it appears.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    I would like this if it wasn’t for the blue hair.

  • Clydette Wantland

    NO NO NO! Stop with the bizarre hair colors and for God’s sake, eat something your clothes can’t hang on bones!

  • BlairBear

    I have a begrudging respect for her because her life was a mess on the simple life and she seems to have managed to pull her shit together in a way most people in Hollywood dont manage. Also her style has progressed in spades since her days as a truck stop hooker on the simple life

  • Man Dala

    That hair is hideous. And she looks seriously ill.

  • TwiddlyStun

    So, fellow kittens, when people are larger than the norm, we give them advice on how to dress their bodies in the most flattering way possible, but when people are smaller than the norm, we tell them to eat something? That’s not really style advice. I think she’d do well sizing down and then wearing a shorter heel with those pants. I just saw her on Craig Ferguson with her hair pulled back in a bun and her features were stunning. This hairstyle looks a bit unloved in comparison.

    • MilaXX

      i thought she looked pretty good on Craig as well.

    • formerlyAnon

      I forgive her a lot of mistakes because I think she’s beautiful – her features appeal to me out of all proportion to any objective reality.

  • poggi

    The blue hair and flesh colored lip do as much to compliment her complexion .as the over-sized clothes do for her frame. Even the sunglasses seem to big for her face.

  • luludexter

    honey, go to the hairdresser and fix that shit

  • Janet B

    I am done with her.

  • frannyprof

    Ugh. I can’t with her anymore.

  • snarkykitten

    Commenting on her weight would be tacky like a Tiffany lamp. but her hair is just sad.

  • crash1212

    I like this look. I think it’s chic. However, WTF is up with her hair? I cannot believe she did that to herself and that she continues to wear that color, that cut – that awfulness.

  • Izzy_Gremlin

    The blue hair is really not the best shade of blue for her skin tone. If you’re going to wear a top that sheer, don’t wear a black bra. Pants should hit higher at the waist and ankles for that top. Five-inch heels do nothing for you, if you can’t stand in them. Dial those back a bit. Lose the sunglasses – preferably in the fiery chasms of Mt. Doom, deep in the heart of Mordor, never to be seen again.

    Did I miss anything?

  • GeoDiva

    Has she been replace by an alien/pod people? She seems to have made a detour about 3 months ago and has never recovered.

    • formerlyAnon

      YES. She was kind of generic rich-kid-trashy for years, lately I’d been really liking a lot of her clothes. But not so much recently.

  • CatLady

    The blue hair and huge sunglasses make her look like a little old lady.

    • and along with the invisible lips and disappearing chin (another side effect of the humongous sunglasses), she looks like a bird. but not the bluebird of happiness.

  • quiltrx

    I’m still waiting to see the actual style icon.

  • MaggieSays

    Those pants. Does she not have a tailor?

  • Gatto Nero

    Oh please.

  • formerlyAnon

    I thought the hair + sunglasses lent an interesting punk-meets-1960s-Pappagallo-shoes-addicted-matron air to an otherwise pointless and unflattering and Not Good ensemble.

  • ktr33

    she looks unwell, wobbly.

  • lilazander

    This tipping forward is because her sunglasses are too heavy.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    When I find myself thinking…’You know, in comparison Kelly Osborne is kind of hot….’ then you have made a tragic hair color mistake…

  • decormaven

    More like a style con. Not seeing any style here, other than a cute ring.

  • MandyM

    The guy in the blue shirt and jeans is more of a style icon. This is a sad case of not enough pizza and too much hair dye.

  • Milos Mom

    The scrawny thing sure can dress. Kudos.

  • I bet she pays a lot of people to let everyone know she’s a “style icon,” being of no other discernible talent. The hair looks like she wants to become one of the people who watch other people die in Panem. But don’t mind me – I cannot stand her.

    • she pays people to announce that she’s a style icon because there’s no way they could discern that by just looking at her.

  • Skippymom1

    If she wore clothes that were her size she would look even more gaunt than she looks here. It’s an avoidance move on her part – I see it all the time with my very, very [healthy and naturally] thin daughter. Unfortunately with Ms. Richie she looks to be in pain.

    • and here i thought she was wearing saggy clothes to accentuate her thinness. who knew.

  • Ali2044

    I hate making comments on celebrities weight, but damn, she does not look healthy. And the hair looks like the DIY job you do in the bathroom sink when you’re 17 and your mum goes away for the weekend. It probably cost $500 which makes me just hate her more.

  • Clash D

    Her hair color is STUPID. I wish somebody would tell her that.
    I like the clothes on her.