Nicole Richie, Designer & Actor, 38 years old

Nicole has been in my life for the past 8 years. I met her when I moved to LA from NYC, and our relationship has evolved to the point where she is usually the first person I talk to when I wake up and the last person I speak to before I go to bed. (We both like to get in bed at a relatively normal hour and wake up before the crack of dawn).

To most, she’s hysterical, fun to be around, and clearly beautiful.

To me, she’s all of those things and then some. She’s kind, she’s open, she’s willing to listen and offer advice-really good advice. And most importantly, she’s there whenever you need her, even when you don’t. And yes - it doesn’t hurt that I find myself hysterically laughing at the majority of things coming out of her mouth. She’s a friend who’s taught me to be curious and always hungry to learn, evolve and grow.

We both love a good rainy day on the couch watching 90s romantic comedies and thrillers (think Death Becomes Her and A Perfect Murder), and sure, we love clothes and playing dress up-but we also love to love and share in the importance of family and relationships. She’s taught me how important it is to have special people in my life, and I’m so lucky to call her my family.

Nicole’s wit, humor, huge heart, passion for life and learning all make her an obvious choice for the Titty Committee. Glimpse into Nicole's mind and see what makes her an amazing friend in the following interview with Simone.

xo,
Jamie

YOU WILL KEEP ME SAFE

Simone: Nicole, we think a lot of people would be surprised to know you are an avid gardener and farmer. You make honey from your bee hives, care for a whole crew of chickens, and maintain a vegetable garden that makes me envious. You are incredibly skilled at sustainabilityso much so, that I believe if the world were to end and I had to choose one person to live with in order to survive, I would hands down choose you! You can harvest fruits and vegetables from your garden, use eggs from your chickens. Your bees would pollinate the garden and we could have honey… Is there anything else you think people would be surprised to learn about you?

Nicole: Well, I don’t mean to brag, but I was a national competitive figure skater growing up. On the ice, I have the grace of a morning swan.

OPRAH WHO?

I'm gonna do a lot of exposing here because another little-known-but-super-cool fact about you is that you are an avid reader. When I am looking for a new book to read, I always ask you for recommendations. Can you list your top 3 books you’ve read last year?

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
Tonight I’m Someone Else
The Nickel Boys

MUSIC IS LIFE

You have music on in your house at all timesit's something I love about you. I have come to expect that whenever I walk into your home, there will always be great music on to set the vibe. Can you give us a few artists or genres of music and when you like to play them?

I love Pandora or Spotify playlists. Nina Simone is my go-to for mornings, rainy days, Sundays, and let's face it, Saturdays. I love reggae in the summer, and I always turn on the Janet Jackson Pandora station when I’m getting my hair and makeup done. It doesn’t disappoint.

RUNNING ON E

People know you as someone who wears many hats. You are a designer, an actor, a performer (Nicole seriously crushes karaoke. So much so, even seasoned karaoke bar regulars bow down to her skills. Trust me, I've seen it), a business woman, a mom, a wife, and friend. You are so many things to so many people. What do you do for yourself to recharge?

I’m a sensitive Virgo and I need time to myself. I have to schedule it in like the gym, but it's necessary. When I’m alone I love to garden, read, or watch a 90s erotic thriller.

SPEED ROUND

Lastly, fill in the blanks.

I wish someone would’ve told me:
Not to over tweeze my eyebrows.

Style icons
My mom. Iris Apfel. Norah Driggers Dinsmore. Keith Richards. Bob Marley.

Favorite body part on a man:
His D.

Favorite body part on a woman:
Ummmmm...

Best thing about being a woman:
Our intuition.

If I could switch places with anyone (alive or dead) I would be:
I'm good being me.

My dream day would start with:
Laying in bed with my family and pets, a cup of black coffee. Everyone snuggling me but not speaking to me. 

My dream day would end with:
Probably the same minus the coffee, plus a 90s movie.

If I could go back in time and tell my younger self something, I would say:
Calm down.

 

Nicole wears The Nicole Kit in Cinnamon.