Nicole Richie arrived hand-in-hand with her little sister Sophia at Kitson in LA on Saturday to debut her House of Harlow 1960 jewelry line. She was draped in jewels from the collection and looking angelic in a gold headband and white flowy dress. As crowds of fans gathered outside waiting for their turn to meet Nicole, we were lucky enough to be invited inside to catch up with her and check out her beautiful work. She spoke about the line, balancing her roles as both mom to Harlow and designer, and what we can expect next from the brand. Here's more and check out the video after the jump:
Question: How did your jewelry line all come together?
Nicole: I had the idea to do the line about two years ago and it took that long for everything to really come together. I met Pascal [Mouawad] and he’s such a genius. I really respected him so I knew 100 percent that that’s who I wanted to partner up with and I'm really happy that I did.
Q: You had a baby in that time; how do you find the time to do all this?
N: I think there’s 24 hours in a day, and if you schedule it right it just all works out.
Q: Can you talk a bit about your inspiration behind House of Harlow?
N: I’m really inspired by the '60s and '70s. I have a pretty big collection of vintage jewelry so this particular collection was based off of that.
Q: You talked a bit about that collection of jewels and pieces from your family in InStyle last Fall. Are there any particular pieces you’re excited to pass down to your children?
N: Definitely! I would be honored to. My mom has passed down so many great pieces to me so that would be really great.
Q: Do you have any favorite pieces in the line?
N: The headpieces are definitely my favorite.
For more from our chat, plus video of the scene and pictures of an adorably pregnant Nicole showing off House of Harlow 1960, just read more.
Q: Are there any plans to expand House of Harlow?
N: Yes! I just partnered up with a company and we’re going to be expanding House of Harlow. We’re going to be doing sunglasses, belts, bags, clothing . . . so I’m very, very excited.
Q: When is that coming?
N: Well probably the first thing will be out next year. We’re going full steam with it.
Q: Any plans to design for your charity at all?
N: Definitely! When the right opportunity comes along, yes. I love helping people.