I think those shoes are dreadful – clunky-looking, too dark to go with that dress, and they don’t seem to fit very well.
Part of the problem is the strange expression on her face in every one of these pictures. She has looked so cute in other red carpet photos, so the dazed half-smile is a mystery. However, I love the dress and the shoes, even though they look a bit too big on her.
She looks a little tired, to me. My face kinda falls like that, too, when what I really need is sleep.
I LOVE those shoes. To macys.com with fingers crossed!
Those shoes. Yes. Also, she has really great ankles which help to work any shoe.
Is it me or do lots of celebrities seem to wear shoes that are easily one or two sizes too big for them at events?
I think it’s that the shoes are so steep their feet slide down into the toe area, leaving a gap at the heel. It must be hellishly uncomfortable. Maybe that’s why she looks so odd, she’s in pain.
The bangs are a bit scraggly, and the hair color just doesn’t tsuit her. I think that’s the problem. I also like the dress and the shoes, but not together.
The color combo of the makeup/tan/hair is so monochromatic that it makes her look about ten years older than she actually is. It makes her look closer to fifty than thirty.
Also… Could she look less thrilled about the product she’s promoting??
I found info on the shoes. They are Brian Atwood. They don’t seem to be available to the masses as of yet, however. More $$ than I can handle anyway. Sigh.
Of course they’re Brian Atwood… sigh. I really shouldn’t be buying new shoes anyway. Or maybe we’ll get lucky and someone will make a reasonable facsimile.
Um, I hate the shoes . The whole thing would be a lot better if she had some life in her eyes. She doesn’t usually look like that.
those shoes are not.cute. at. all.
Her hair looks a little… nylon. And why can’t more celebs be like Sarah Jessica Parker and just pretend to be stoked to be promoting whatever it is they’re being paid to promote. Surely it’s part of their contract, beyond saying, “the bottle is pretty, yes, let’s go with that shape.”
YES to the SJP comment. Say what you will about her, but she tends to look like she’s having fun when she’s out there. I like someone who can show up and smile and at least act like she’s happy to be there, KSTEWART.
Yeah, the whole thing smacks of “What? I HAVE to talk to these people??”
Dissenting voice here, I think she looks good.
Those are the ugliest effing shoes I have ever seen and the dress looks cheap in the seated shot. Sorry Nicole!
I don’t love the dress and I definitely don’t love the shoes and I feel that my dislike of both items grows exponentially by putting them together. I think that I’m ok with the bangs but would prefer a darker, richer hair colour on her or alternatively, less heavy-handed eye makeup.
Brown eye makeup would have fixed this, I think.
I don’t know why, but if it were me, I’d have to work really hard no to twist my ankles with those shoes. I think it’s just the way I walk.
I also take issue with her hair and makeup. Other than that, I really like the dress.
The caption for that first photo should read, “Well, you wanted a perfume, here it is. DONE, Can I go home now?” That’s the vibe. And her hair looks like an I Dream of Jeannie wig.
JillB, you are so right! She looks totally bored promoting her own freaking perfume. What’s up with that?
For me the most startling thing are her new and improved breasts. I do not remember Nicole Richie being well-endowed.
It’s the bangs – they’re bad and they make it look like her hair is a wig. I know this because I unfortunately have the same ones. (Got a terrible haircut and am not so patiently growing it out.)
Her make up completely ruins the whole outfit. She looks incredibly bad here.
I like the colour of the shoes but the design kind of makes her look permanently pigeon-toed and if they follow in the tradition of previous Brian Atwood creations and are named after a women they’ll probably be called “Alexa”.
The bangs are a no.
Love the dress and shoes.
I canNOT believe those ill-fitting half-hooves not only got a pass, but were also complimented.
I have to say that since watching Fashion Star I have a new found respect for Nicole. I do wish she didn’t appear so smug all the time and despite the fact that I don’t like any of her own designs I think she knows what she’s talking about. And Fashion Star is probably the only reality type show that works for me. I was engrossed.
I love these shoes but why are they so big?
The worst shoes I’ve seen in weeks. I dig the zipper vibe, but not like that. They seem hugely hoofy and on the wrong feet. And if that is a wig, it couldn’t have cost more than $9.99 at Walmart.
Dead eyes. And overly bronzed and made up. Maybe just an off-day. We’ve all had them.
I usually love what she wears, and her hair and makeup too. Not here. She looks tired and bored.
Love the dress & shoes but she looks tired!!
She looks really tired and the combo of fake looking hair, heavy makeup, over-bronzing and cream dress are really ageing her. I think she’s also one of those girls who looks a zillion times better when she smiles, so these shots were she’s Goodwinning it are doing her no favours.
I have a photo of me when I was in the deepest pits of depression but somehow managed to drag myself out to my friends birthday. I was so hazed that I hardly recognized my surroundings and I was generally off – my face looked kind of like Nicole’s on these pictures. Now I’m worried about her.
Dress and shoes, YAY!!! Hair, BOO!
why does she look so much older than paris hilton now??
She looks like she doesn’t feel well- possibly a killer headache? Or maybe is tired or something is wrong, like a sick kid.
The hair color is really bad. Like, it looks like what happens when you attempt to dye your hair blonde with a drugstore color, and then mess it up. And I don’t think it helps that her eye shadow is like,the exact same color(s) as her hair. And her skin is also in the same brownish shade as her hair and eye shadow.
NR has a really odd skin tone. She always has. I can’t really quite place it, but she seems sort of pale and dark at the same time. Kind of an ash undertone to naturally dark skin that hasn’t seen sun? It sort of makes her look zombie-like already. She seems to keep somewhat bronzed these days to counter-act that, but the issue is her hair color never seems to quite go with her skin. In fairness, I am not sure WHAT color she she opt for, but this one is definitely not it. I think she did better with blonder/less red tones. So, weird skin tone + awful hair color + uninspired outfit + obvious lack of enthusiasm = no bueno.
the close-up is reading very Paula Abdul to me, for some reason? which is only problematic if you are not actually Paula Abdul, who i always root for, regardless of styling. maybe it’s just the light lips, dark eye makeup thing, which – unless you are very, very pale and doing something Haute – i don’t know.
but on a brighter note, those are some SHOES.
I COVET the shoes on the Nicole Ritchie impersonator!
Nicole has never gotten her color scheme right. Hair, skin, lips, and eyes should never all be the same color! She would look amazing with Rashida Jones’ hair color (and sheen) for instance.
And those bangs are atrocious.
The beach cover-up dress, the deer-hooves-on-stilts shoes, the hair texture and length, and the nasty raccoon eyemakeup along with the totally bored ‘tude combine to make a total fail. Why did she even bother?
Looks stoned as usual.
I love love love her shoes. I think Nicole Richie is super pretty. I like her with dark hair though.
I love love, love the dress but the rest of everything dose not work here. Nothing works together, the shoes don’t fit either the look of the dress or her feet, and her hair looks weirdly plastic. But it could have maybe been saved if she looked even remotely interested or engaging.
She looks a lot like Paula Abdul to me…odd look and all, which is never a good thing.
Pic 3: ” …it looks like she’s at a wedding shower for somebody she doesn’t actually know that well and whom she might think is marrying a dirtbag.” Been there. That made me laugh!
I do think she is styled well, but needs to go hit the yay or something to fake a smile.
Why does she look like Paula Abdul? If that’s a wig, WTF does her REAL hair look like–horrible bangs, so flat on top. How can anyone life those fugly, fugly, ill-fitting shoes? UGH!
Is it just me, or are the shoes a tad too big??
Her hair color is wrong, she looks annoyed to be there, and how could you not mention that those adorable shoes are too big?!?
We’re not going to talk about how hideous that perfume bottle is?! I mean, I can kind of sense the vintage, boho thing they were trying for maybe(?) but…no. Just no to that.
Still too thin.