Nicole Richie's Next Project: Maternity Wear Designer

04/02/2008 at 01:49 PM ET

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With stints as a reality TV star, novelist, jewelry designer and now new mom under her always-fashionable belt — and rumors of a children’s line and signature fragrance in the works — what other ventures could Nicole Richie possibly undertake? At a recent Balenciaga party in L.A., Richie dished about her next project: a maternity line. The style maven told WWD that the design house’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere is the main inspiration behind the fashion-forward line. “I wore so much Balenciaga during my pregnancy,” she reveals, including the brand’s motorcycle leggings and scarves. Boyfriend Joel Madden‘s shirts also made it into her pregnancy wardrobe. “When my shirts got too short, I wore Joel’s with a jacket on top,” she says. And her nine months spent carrying baby Harlow Winter can’t help but have taught her exactly what she wants in her own collection, which will feature designs for every stage from early-days to almost-due. “My line will be about making women look and feel good at a really emotional time. It’s about showing your best self, not your tired, worn-down self,” the seemingly inexhaustible mom reveals.

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Mary on

It’s been nearly 20 years since I was last pregnant, and there has certainly been a great deal of progress since then, but I sometimes still marvel that maternity-wear producers seem convinced that because a woman is going to HAVE a baby she should DRESS like one. When I wasn’t pregnant I wouldn’t have been caught dead in plaid dresses with smocking, bows, and peter-pan collars; flowery tops with yards of ruffles coordinated with grandma jeans (also ruffled); and the like–and I refused to wear them when I was pregnant. I couldn’t find maternity clothes in which I felt like myself, so I dragged out the sewing machine I hadn’t used since my teens and made my own. Good luck to Nicole: having been pregnant herself, she knows firsthand that, to many moms-to be, being comfortable and keeping her morale up by being able to recognize the person staring back at her in the mirror are equally important.

Leslie on

Thats so great because im pregnant with twins right now and with her desiging them they will red carpet ready clothes. I hope she makes them tall because it’s very hard to find maternity clothes in L.A.

globalglamour on

Why are all the celebs making fashion lines??? They’re famous alredy!!! Bloody hell they’re just getting greedier and greedier!

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Gordon on

Hi. Good site.

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