Nicole Richie and tribal-inspired, boho-chic pieces from her House of Harlow 1960 line
I was surprised by how much I like Nicole Richie's House of Harlow 1960 jewelry line. It's hard to believe this is the same girl that donned tiny denim skirts, Uggs and trucker hats in that reality show she did with Paris Hilton. To see her now, it's like she's a completely different person. Her fashion aesthetic has definitely changed.
House of Harlow 1960 consists of a line of tribal-inspired pieces with bright colors and triangular and sunburst patterns. It reminds me a bit of the '60s fashion icon Talitha Getty and her boho-chic style. Getty and her husband, John Paul Getty Jr., the son of the American oil tycoon, lived a life of excess and luxury, a type of rich-hippie lifestyle filled with exotic travel, parties with the Rolling Stones and drugs (she died of a heroin overdose in 1971 at the age of 30 -- the same year as Edie Sedgwick and Jim Morrison). From a 2001 W magazine piece about Getty:
Kenneth Jay Lane supplied Talitha with dramatic costume jewelry early in his career and also remembers her as one of the "special people" of that Youthquake era. "First of all, she was beautiful," he says, "with that wonderful combination of Indonesian and Dutch heritage. She was marvelous looking and full of charm--and all that money didn't hurt." Said Diane Von Furstenberg: "When I first saw pictures of her, I thought, How glamorous. Then I met her and discovered a very bright creature who wanted to dance under the stars--and danced too fast."