Nicole Richie to launch her own maternity and accessories line

04/01/2008 at 09:35 AM ET

by auditioning contributor Carlie:

Nicolelp_e_b531446b815d841fa57ff7acNicole Richie, 26, has announced she is about to launch her own maternity clothes line for pregnant woman.After giving birth to 11-week-old daughter Harlow Winter Kate in January, she says her clothing range will make women "look and feel good," taking notes from Balenciaga designer Nicholas Ghesquiere, whom she wore during her pregnancy and became "one of my main inspirations."

Speaking to WWD at the Balenciaga store opening this weekend, Nicole shared,

My line will be about making women look and feel good at a reallyemotional time. It’s about showing your best self, not your tired,worn-down self. Guys don’t go through that, they just don’t understand.

The Simple Life star will launch her maternity wear later this year along with her own jewelry range that she has designed with Mouawad. She tells People,

It’s all costume jewelry. I like to play with jewelry and mix and match. I’m working with this really talentedwoman named Shelley Gibbs. She’s an artist and she sketches everything. Everyone’s been really mellow and able to work around my schedule. If I need to go feed the baby, I do it.

The evening of the Balenciaga launch, however, Nicole didn’t need to worry about nursing — instead, she focused on sharing baby photos with actress Salma Hayek, 41, mom to her own daughter, 6-month-old Valentina Paloma.

Source: WWD via Marie Claire UK; People


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Bess on

This is probably the only celebrity fashion line I’ve ever been interested in. I adored Nicole’s pregnancy style and am definitely looking forward to seeing what she comes up with 🙂

Adventures In Babywearing on

Oh, I’m totally interested in seeing what she comes up with! I’m on my 4th pregnancy and so tired of all the old standbys!


Stephanie on

I love Nicole’s style so much.
Too bad i am not pregnant.
I would love her to do a regular women’s line too.But hopefully I will get inspiration for whatever she creates.

Jillian on

I love her fashion… I can’t wait to see the pieces. Hopefully they will be affordable for the masses, and not just the wealthy.

That picture of her and Salma sharing pictures is great. It makes them seem more real to me!

tink1217 on

I hope they will be affordable! If I conceive through this IVF I would love to wear her clothes!

Michelle Nicole on

I love Nicole style as well, before, during and after pregnancy.

Good Luck Tink1217 – I’m sure you will have a successful results.

Michelle Nicole

sinclair on

celeb moms turning into “designers”. can we say ‘glut’?

brooke on

I have always loved nicole’s style, so this is wonderful. Salma looks so pretty in this picture, she is stunning.

zaraB on

What exciting news! I’m planning to start TTC next month, so hopefully Nicole will have some pieces out if/when I become pregnant! She had the best pregnancy style ever, and similarly to Bess, I’ve never been interested in any celebrity fashion lines before, but this one (if Nicole really does have lots of input into it!) is bound to be great! 🙂