About Speaker Nicole Richie…
Nicole Richie is a sensation and icon on many fronts. She is a bold, candid personality and a respected leader in the fashion space. Nicole is the Creative Director of lifestyle brand House of Harlow 1960.
House of Harlow 1960 is a women’s lifestyle brand founded by Nicole in 2008-named after her daughter Harlow and the decade that embodies the spirit that Nicole feels most represents her personal style philosophy–no rules, inspired by music and ultimate self-expression. Nicole serves as the Creative Director of the collection and has aligned with best-in-class partners to produce high quality collections across ready to wear, footwear, jewelry, handbags, and sunglasses. The House of Harlow 1960 collection can be found at premier global contemporary retailer REVOLVE and House of Harlow 1960 counts over 440,000 followers on Instagram.
Nicole and her collection have received prestigious accolades including: Accessories Council Excellence Awards “Influencer of the Year,” Glamour Awards “Entrepreneur of the Year,” and Footwear News Awards “Style Influencer of The Year.”
Nicole more recently starred in the NBC comedy GREAT NEWS for two season-created by the team behind 30 Rock (Tina Fey/Robert Carlock/Tracey Whigfield). Prior to GREAT NEWS, Nicole Executive Produced and starred in her scripted reality series #CANDIDLYNICOLE (AOL) and Candidly Nicole (VH1). The first season of AOL’s #CANDIDLYNICOLE was comprised of 20 original episode and was AOL On’s top viewed original series of with over 14 million views. Nicole also served as a fashion mentor for the two seasons of NBC’s FASHION STAR which led the revolution in real time TV to reality purchasing capabilities. She has also also written two novels: THE TRUTH ABOUT DIAMONDS and PRICELESS.
Nicole is a press magnet and has been featured on the covers of numerous magazines domestically and internationally including: INSTYLE, HARPER’s BAZAAR, COSMOPOLITAN, GLAMOUR, MARIE CLAIRE, SEVENTEEN, TEEN VOGUE, NYLON and on shows like KIMMEL, FALLON, ELLEN, GMA, TODAY, etc.
Nicole’s infectious personality and cache has lent to powerful partnerships. Nicole currently serves as the global face of URBAN DECAY COSMETICS and has recently partnered with marquee brands like Google, Microsoft and JCPenney.
Nicole is a passionate advocate for women and children. She sits on the board of Baby 2 Baby and the Environmental Media Association.
Nicole and her husband Joel Madden have spent 12 years together and have two beautiful children – Harlow Kate (10) and Sparrow (9). Nicole is obsessed with her chickens and gardening and has a side career as a rapper under the moniker Nikki Fre$h.