The House of Harlow designers reflects on her fashion evolution over the years

By peoplestylewatch
Updated December 05, 2011 11:00 PM
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As Paris Hilton‘s outspoken sidekick on The Simple Life, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who could predict Nicole Richie‘s longevity. However, the fashion magnate, who was recently named ‘Influencer of the Year’ by the Accessories Council, is a little clairvoyant herself.

“I went through a serious choker phase,” she tells FASHIONetc. “I have a feeling they are going to be making a comeback very soon. Mark my words!”

For Richie, who acts as creative director for lines Winter Kate and House of Harlow 1960, accessories signify more than just a moneymaker or an accolade accumulator. “Accessories speak volumes when it comes to a person’s wardrobe,” she explains, “especially when one is dressed down in jeans and T-shirt.”

Her motto? “There are no rules,” she says, which makes sense for a girl whose look is always evolving.”Yes, my style has changed,” she confesses, “but I have changed. It’s the natural process of becoming a woman. It’s not stopping here.”

For a behind-the-scenes look at Richie’s work day, check out this video of the Winter Kate spring 2012 look book shoot![brightcoveplayer 1311131804001]

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