Nicole Richie Won't Give Fashion Advice to Joel Madden: "It's Better Not To Even Go There"

03/02/2010 at 12:12 PM ET

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Nicole Richie may have once been a rabble-rousing reality-television star on FOX’s The Simple Life alongside pal Paris Hilton, but the recently engaged fashionista wants to make one thing clear: she’s transitioned into a serious fashion designer. “The Simple Life started when I was 19 [and my] self-image has changed so much since then,” she tells WWD. “[Building credibility in fashion] has been pretty organic in the sense that I’m finding out who I am as a woman and what I like and don’t like.” The star, whose jewelry line House of Harlow and clothing line Winter Kate are both named after her first-born daughter, explains that she’s always wanted to be a designer. “There wasn’t a day when I just woke and said, ‘I’m ready to do this,'” she says. “I knew in the back of my mind that this was something I wanted to do when I grew up.” Even when she’s not designing, the 28-year-old says she enjoys shopping and dressing up her own children off-duty. “Kids are so easy because everything’s comfortable,” she says. “Sparrow, has the cutest little baby booties, [and Harlow] likes ballet flats.” Just don’t expect Richie to pick out apparel for her new fiancé, Joel Madden. “[Men’s fashion] is such a different world and something I know nothing about. If I said ‘Vans,’ he’d probably be like, ‘No, no. It’s Nike.’ So, it’s better not to even to go there.”— David Yi

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As much as I adore Nicole Richie’s growth into a seemingly mature young woman and mother, she cannot give Joel Madden fashion advice because she herself does not have a sense of style. She always looks dishelved and the dress that she designed that she is wearing in the picture above looks like lingerie. Both she and Joel would benefit from hiring a stylist.

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She’s so pretty – but perhaps not her best hair-day ;)

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