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03/31/2009 at 12:29 PM ET

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Soon you’ll be able to channel style icon Nicole Richie from head to toe — at least as far as accessories are concerned. Following the success of her line of headbands and jewelry, the star has just inked a deal to design footwear, WWD reports. Partnering with the manufacturers who produce Modern Vintage shoes and Earnest Sewn jeans, Richie will add a line of around 20 shoe styles to her House of Harlow 1960 label for spring of 2010, as well as bags, belts and small accessories. And according to business partner Rick Cytrynbaum, Richie will have creative control at every level of the design process. “Nicole is designing everything herself,” he says. “She’s totally devoted to this, and we’re creating a whole lifestyle around her aesthetic and what is true to her.” Click here to check out her current collection at shopkitson.com. Tell us: What do you think about Richie’s latest design venture?

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Cate on

I love Nicole – she’s always so fashionable! I can’t wait to try her new shoes.

Emily! on

I am excited. i love her headbannds and jewellary and i cannot wait to wear her sandals! i am sure they will be cute. :)

lisa on

Now explain to me why Nicole is “famous”? I understand she considers herself a singer. Is her celebrity status all because of being Paris Hiltons former best friend, thus her acting abilities?

Tee on

her style is cool… ill definitely wear her stuff! and it doesn’t matter why she’s famous… if her clothes are cool, i dont care how she became famous! i like her anyway

Louis on

An amusing attempt to do what a thousand other designers do better. Nicole should go back to being a drug addict and reality TV star. At least she seemed to excel at those two things.

Ro RO on

I am so glad she dropped Paris Hilton as a friend. That girl had her doing absolutely nothing with herself. Now Nicole has a beautiful child, a good man and a great great great future/career ahead of her.

KUDOS to Nicole Ritchie.

Jon on

Nicole Richie’s latest design adventure is awesome, I wish her the best with designing shoes! Congrats to Brad Paisley on winning those country awards, etc. Also, Marie Osmond is awesome, you go girl!

Julie on

So awesome – can’t wait! I love everything about Nicole’s style and know her shoes will be just like everything else. So chic. http://www.iheartheels.com

Valerie on

Nicole Ritchie isn’t my favorite person, and I too wonder what her talent is and why she is always in the media. However, I think the person who wrote that she should “go back to being a drug addict” is cruel and heartless. To wish that horrible condition on anyone, especially someone who has a child, is simply wrong.

Lauren on

Nicole Richie’s fame comes from her father Lionel Richie. That is how people know her, but she made her break with that show she did with Paris Hilton on TV.

I look forward to seeing Nichol’s designs.

people on

Olivia…how do you look like :))

E's Mom on

I don’t really concern myself about Nicole one way or the other, but I do applaud her for getting her life in order and cleaning up her act. I think she finally realized there are better things to do with her life than to be Paris’ shadow/puppet. Good for her. Keep your priorities straight Nicole, and place you and your family first. When it gets down to it, nothing else really matters.

Erica on

When I first saw her on the Simple Life…omg..I don’t really think anyone liked her because she was just rude and crass. She has really come a long way and has a beautiful little girl to show from getting her act together along with what appears to be a wonderful relationship. Kudo’s to you Nicole…I hope you do well in life.

Paula on

Nichole Richie is the adopted daughter of Richard Pryor.

Rheana on

I think it is really great when opportunities open up for people and they end up doing worthwhile things in life. Seems like that is what has happened/is happening with Nicole so I say “Good for you and keep on doing what makes you happy because alot of it benefits others, as well!”

Jean on

I believe that Nicole Ritchie can even be more successful with american consumers if she provides jobs by having the shoes made in America. What a phenomenan, shoes made in America!
I for one look for shoes made anywhere except communist China and it’s not easy to find any that are within the $100 pair price range.

Eileen on

I agree with Valerie. It’s ok to express that you don’t like someone, but it is sickening to wish someone “to go back to be a drug addict”, especially when that someone is a young mother. Louis, are you a drug addict yourself? Is that why you are so “heartless and cruel”?

erintippin on

Paula, Nicole is the daughter of Lionel Richie, not Richard Pryor. And why do people insist on saying “adopted daughter” anyway? Legally and emotionally, she is his daughter.

Klaky on

She was quite a skank before, but since she is with Joel, she changed so much. I like both of them and their baby and it does not matter why she is famous, if her designs were crap, they would not ask her to do a shoe-line. Good luck.

A1A on

Regardless of how she became famous; Lionel Richie’s daughter, or Paris H.’s tag-along, I think it’s fantastic to see the way she has turned her life around. She seems to be a great mom, and is content in a good relationship. And if she is designing products that people are interested in buying, then I say Good for her!

Concerned on

Shouldn’t a pregnant-already-mom be focusing on something other than media attention? Nicole, you have more than enough money to sustain your lifestyle for the rest of your life…when is enough enough? Go home and focus on what you are already doing – not just stunts to get you into the media…over and over again.

ify on

The question “what makes her/he so famous” never ceases to amaze me. How did Oprah or Brad Pitt become famous, opportunity. Every famous person started as just “one of the masses”, so what is the big deal. She has opportunites and access that some of us don’t, that’s her luck. I love her style, I really think she nails it 95% of the time with what she wears. I look forward to her shoes, and I am glad she is using her time productively, unlike some of her peers.

chris on

She’s gross and has no class what so ever!

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