Nicole Richie has already proven her designing chops with her successful jewelry line so when she announced last year that she was going to come out with a footwear collection for House of Harlow in 2010, not just a few fashion blogs eagerly anticipated to see how Nicole’s next foray into the fashion biz will turn out.
These were the photos of early designs that were leaked late last year:
And these were what were released into stores and online boutiques just very recently:
Clearly, we can see that Nicole stuck to her boho chic roots. The whipstitch detail on the back of the pumps, the tribal embroidery on the black booties, and the beaded Native American moccasins all tie beautifully with the existing hippie-inspired House of Harlow jewelry line and Nicole’s own style. Nicole said it herself: she won’t design something that she herself won’t wear and these shoes look like they were just taken from her own closet.
I say that Nicole Richie has a hit with this collection. She’s given us a wide range of choices (from flats to booties to sky-high heels), and they’re not in the usual style that we typically see from other celebrity lines. Nicole’s own preference and taste are very apparent in this footwear collection and for a clothing line whose success lies in the people’s interest in what Nicole Richie wears, that’s a very, very good thing.
The stitched-on soles, the intricate beading, and not to mention Nicole Richie’s name could very well put this shoe collection in the range of other expensive celebrity clothing lines, but House of Harlow is surprisingly reasonably priced. Prices are between $150 for the flats to just under $400 for the boots and booties.
Purchase the moccasin boots and check out more of the House of Harlow 1960 shoe collection at Shopbop.