Nicole Richie, famous first for being the daughter of singer Lionel Richie, then for being the best friend of socialite Paris Hilton, is behind the House of Harlow 1960 jewelry line. Richie, having been raised in the spotlight, has long been considered a trend setter, so rightly she began her own line of necklaces, cuffs, earrings and rings. With surprisingly affordable price points, Richie’s jewelry is designed to appeal to the same fashion aesthetic that she herself embodies: retro-hippie chic.
Richie’s jewelry line was named after her daughter Harlow with rocker Joel Madden. Most of the pieces, from delicate bracelets to chunkier wrist cuffs, incorporate feathers or arrows in some way. Richie has claimed to take her design inspiration for her jewelry line from her admiration of nature. It is likely that with the reference to the decade that inspires her fashion sensibilities in the very name of her collection, Richie also references the style of the 60’s in her pieces.
The House of Harlow 1960 jewelry line consists of many pieces that are understated and subtle. Hip women in their teens, twenties and thirties (or forties and older in Hollywood) could wear these pieces on a daily basis. For example, Richie’s Pave Arrow Bracelet consists of a single, thin gold chain with one arrow charm that dangles. Likewise, the Antiqued Feather Stud Earrings are simple yet chic. However, the other half of the House of Harlow jewelry collection is definitely more statement piece oriented. The Leather and Suede Mixed Media Pendant is a black, bold necklace that is designed to be worn for an opulent evening look. The Feather Pendant Necklace consists of a long thin chain from which a chunky black and gold pendant hangs. The Leather and Suede Cuff in Black is a sizable wrist piece; the last thing it is, is understated!
Richie’s House of Harlow 1960 jewelry line is comprised of pieces that range in cost from $25 all the way up to $200 and beyond. Many rings, bracelets and necklaces are in the $70 - $80 range. For instance, the Medallion Locket Necklace in 14k gold plating is $77. For the less price conscious fashionista, there is always the Arrow Cutoff Cuff, featuring a cut out arrow detail, also in 14k gold plating, which can be yours for $225. If you want to emulate Nicole Richie’s style aesthetic on a budget, check out the Long Arrow Earrings, which will only set you back $40.
Richie began selling her jewelry line at the popular Kitson Boutique on trendy Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles. Known for both its celebrity clientele as well as for selling the fashion and accessory lines created by celebrities, Kitson is one of the places where you can purchase House of Harlow 1960 pieces. Not in L.A.? Kitson’s online store features Richie’s creations, as do many other shopping sites including ShopBop.
House of Harlow pieces are a great way to add a little bit of vintage chic to your style.