When I read that Nicole Richie was awarded with Style Influencer Of The Year at last night’s 15th Annual Accessories Council ACE Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York, I thought about her look circa The Simple Life season one when Richie dressed like Snooki before Snooki dressed like Snooki (did you get all that?).
Dressed in a plunging black gown by Antonio Berardi (via Red Carpet Fashion Awards) with pronounced shoulder pads and holding a House of Harlow clutch, Richie looked every part the style icon since cleaning up her act post-Paris Hilton frienship. Now, with her collections, Winter Kate and House of Harlow, Richie earned her accolade last night.
Richie remained humble despite the award, telling Womens Wear Daily (via Daily Mail), “When I was a little girl, my mum used to always get us matching dresses for everything. So I was wearing the poufy skirt version of whatever my mum was wearing, and I had the worst, hairiest eyebrows and a big afro. That was before I was allowed to use a flatiron.”