Nicole Richie is military chic in the October 2012 issue of DuJour Magazine.
The beauty channels Goldie Hawn in the new spread inspired by the '80s classic film Private Benjamin. In the spread, Private Richie brings a modern spin to a timeless military-inspired look, sporting a number of must-see looks, including a MaxMara wool dress, Jacob & Co. necklace, and Kwiat diamonds for the cover image.
The Hollywood wild child turned poised fashionista is super busy these days, juggling being a full time mom with a loaded work schedule that includes running both a jewelry and clothing company, in addition to filming the reality TV series Fashion Star. Richie's spread is accompanied by an exclusive sit-down with the mag, where the designer talks fashion, family and her career.
Here are some highlights from the interview:
On how she fell in love with fashion:
"When I was little, the woman who made my dad’s tour costumes would make me a matching figure-skating outfit out of the excess fabric. I would always tell her exactly what I wanted. I was obsessed with Shirley Temple, so the shoulders were puffed, the skirt was out. It was just very, very girly. That whole world was exciting to me. It became this process of something that I knew how to do.”
On raising a family:
“One of the biggest differences in the way I’m raising my kids versus the way I was raised is that I was on tour a lot. I don’t really do that with my kids. It’s important to me that they have stability. I like them to be home.”
On the challenges of the fashion industry:
“Every season, I have pieces that I’m passionate about but for whatever reason the stores don’t want them. You have to get used to it, show them another season. You have to let them go...Always be open to criticism. Criticism is the best thing you can ever get because it’s someone’s honest opinion—you need to hear it. What’s the point of hearing how great you are all the time?”
This is just the beginning of a long career for the talented starlet. And with a capsule collection launching for Macy's this month, we'll be looking forward to seeing more Richie this season.
Peep Nicole's full spread in the gallery above!