Nicole Richie, 30, has come a long way. Or more accurately - her style has come on leaps and bounds since she first frittered into public consciousness alongside heiress Paris Hilton in reality TV show The Simple Life , almost a decade ago.
"Too many to mention, but that is what fashion is all about!" Richie responds when asked about her previous fashion faux pas . "I think the similar outfits that my mother and I wore together to red carpet events when I was young have to be up there!"
"My husband has great style, so I wouldn't try and change that for the world" she says, revealing that they only go shopping together when buying gifts for their children (a statement and fact men all over the world will no doubt be delighted to hear).
Laid-back Nicole finds her style icon tag "flattering" but cites her mother Brenda Harvey (ex-wife of singer Lionel Richie, who both adopted Nicole) as her fashion inspiration. Top of her agenda is to continue to develop her brands, because, as she rather modestly confesses: "I just love to see everyday people wearing my designs."