Nicole Richie Is Returning to TV, a Decade After The Simple Life

The mother and fashion designer can’t wait to star in “Great News,” a new sitcom produced by Tina Fey–but first, it’s all about fashion.

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Although Nicole Richie first came into the public eye as Paris Hilton’s sidekick on the reality TV show, The Simple Life, she has since made a name for herself as a fashion and accessories designer and vintage lover. On Saturday, the mother of two was in the Hamptons, celebrating a collaboration between her brand, House of Harlow 1960, and e-commerce destination Revolve. “I’m from L.A. and so is Revolve,” she noted, explaining that the collection celebrates “a city that I love, the color palettes, the space and the air, and that overall Los Angeles feeling.”

But it was Richie’s former expertise, television, that was the most surprising topic of conversation. A few days earlier, Tina Fey cast the designer in her new sitcom Great News. Here, Nicole Richie opens up about her personal style, and how she feels about taking on a new challenge..

Daily uniform: Right now its summer, so a slip dress and flats. I don’t want to feel like anything is touching me in this heat!

Style Inspiration: I’m hugely inspired by the ’60s and the ’70s.

Favorite store in L.A.: To be honest, I do a lot of shopping online, I just don’t have time. I feel like when I go to thrift stores and vintage stores and that type of thing, you really have to be there for that, you have to do it in person, but I’ve been doing a lot of online shopping.

Last purchase I’m decorating my house so all of my money and energy has been going. I look at the pricetag on a dress and think, ‘that can go toward a rug I really want’ so I’m really just prioritizing!

Lusting after Furniture. I’m a rug junkie.

Most prized possession in your closet My husband got me two pairs of vintage sunglasses and both of those are my favorites.

Music you’re listening to right now I don’t listen to new music, I love classic rock, ’90s hip-hop. I mean, being an L.A. girl, there is nothing like driving down Mulholland and listening to your favorite song, 30 times in a row.

How does it feel to be cast in Great News: I’m very excited. I just found out two days ago. I’m in New York, not home, so it’s kind of a surreal feeling, I can’t wait to go home and celebrate with my family.