By StyleWatch
Updated January 05, 2010 04:36 PM

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While the rest of the world has to wait until February to get their hands on Nicole Richie‘s much anticipated Winter Kate line, the designer is already stepping out in it. While ringing in the New Year in Las Vegas with boyfriend Joel Madden, Nicole rocked a gold sequin minidress from her latest collection. And while Nicole’s dress is a one-off style and won’t be produced, it is definitely a sign of what is to come. “I just like to throw something on and have it be comfortable but have it look good at the same time. That was really what I was aiming for,” Nicole tells PEOPLE at LAVO’s New Year’s Eve bash. Come February, expect to see clothing that is “loose and easy … I’m really inspired by the ’60s and ’70s, and pull inspiration from everything, from music to different people of the past. You’re going to see a lot of peacock and leopard print and things like that.” We can’t wait to see what Nicole’s Winter Kate has in store for us! Tell us: Are you excited to buy Nicole Richie’s Winter Kate line?–Andrea DeSimone