Earlier this month Beyoncé gave us major birthday feels by celebrating her 35th in full 70s glamour with a Soul Train themed bash.
And now, fashion designer Nicole Richie has marked her own 35th with a star studded affair which was again themed to the same era.
On Friday night, the former Simple Life star headed to The Standard hotel in Hollywood with her husband Joel Madden, sister-in-law Cameron Diaz and famous friends Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba and Ellen Pompeo where she spent the night skating around a roller rink dressed head-to-toe in 70s get-up.
According to Us, the mother of two stunned in a full length, gold sequined, peep-hole dress with a full head of curls as she partied to songs like Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) and Diana Ross’ I’m Coming Out.
Celebrity attendees used social media throughout the night to give fans a sneak peek of the fun being had inside the exclusive event.
While it was certainly a whirlwind trip to our fair city, the foursome were keen to hang out with Ireland's most muscular export, MMA champ Conor McGregor.
Cameron's husband Benji tweeted at Conor on Tuesday inviting him along to their concert, but with the fighter fitting in some last minute training in his home city before flying back to Las Vegas, it seems he couldn't make it out.
. @TheNotoriousMMA Hey Champ- happy to be in your town! Me and the boys are playing at 3 Arena tonight- would love to have you down!
It been a long day. You get home, grab a makeup wipe, get the bra off and shimmy into your favourite fleecy PJs.
And inevitably your hair is scraped back into a messy topknot.
That routine is what a lot of us associate with when we think of a messy bun but the topknot has actually become a catwalk staple and all-round consistent beauty trend.
So here’s how you can embrace the glorious topknot in all it’s wondrous forms.
1) The Classic Topknot
The trend: The classic messy bun should look like you pulled your hair up into a bun three days ago and left it. It conveys minimal effort and maximum style.
Get the look: Tip your head over and pull all your hair to the front of your head. Let strands fall loose along the way. If you have very sleek or straight hair, use a salt spray to add texture. Secure the hair into a pony tail.
Next, wrap the hair in a circular rotation until you have the desired topknot effect, secure and use a spritz of hair spray. Pull strand loose as desired. Yes, I woke up like this…
2) The Fearless Topknot
The trend: The fearless topknot leaves very little to the imagination. It is all about pulling the hair back so you can serve optimum face, darlings.
Get the look: Use a serum to smooth the hair and straighten. Pull the hair up into a very secure and severe ponytail positioned at the tip of your head.
Use hair wax to further smoothen and matte the hair around the face. Take the sleek ponytail and wrap tightly around into a bun shape. Secure with bobby pins and hair spray any stray strands into submission. Use a wet look spray for added shine and drama.
3) The Half Down Topknot
The trend: The latest celeb favourite is the half down topknot. Ideal for day to night and even better if you just have particularly greasy roots that day!
Get the look: Separate the hair into two sections and secure the top section into a high ponytail. Pull out any strands you want to leave around your face. Taking another bobbin wrap the pony around into a bun style and secure.
Wear the loose hair as you like!
4) The Boho Topknot
The trend: Ideal for those ladies with a fringe, this look means loads of loose strands around the face, a messy style and an even bigger and better bun.
Get the look: Use a texturising spray. Back comb the hair around your face before pulling back hair into a ponytail and securing. Pull down your fringe or loose strands to frame your face.
Back comb the ponytail before securing into a very loose bun. Add volume and texture by pulling the hair apart until you reach your desired style (if you have thin hair, use a thickening spray or a donut bun!)
5) The Fashionista's Topknot
The trend: The fashion topknot requires a bit more work and design. It definitely makes the topknot more accessible for a night time look.
Get the look: One example of this style is to do a plaited topknot. Pull hair back into desired ponytail at desired height. Plait the hair in the ponytail and secure at the end.
Wrap the hair around, gradually allowing it to get higher until you achieve a beehive effect. Secure with bobby pins.
Plus the key products to help you master the trend…
Nicole Richie became a household name when she joined then BFF Paris Hilton for the reality TV show The Simple Life, which we still miss very much.
The under-rated but very much loved series introduced us all to Lionel Richie’s adopted daughter and put Nicole in the media spotlight.
66-year old Lionel spoke with Piers Morgan recently about difficult it can be to suddenly be pushed into the spotlight. He also shared the very cute story behind how he and Nicole became family.
“I went to a Prince concert and there on the stage in the middle of the concert was this four-year-old kid playing the tambourine.”
He says when he went backstage, he realised he knew Nicole’s birth parents. The couple where however having relationship issues at the time.
“I said, ‘While you are having the difficulty the kid is sitting out here in limbo so I’ll tell you what I’ll do, just put the kid in my house until the tour is over with and then we will sort this out later’.”
He explained that after a year of living with Nicole, he became ‘Dad’ to her and he decided to adopt her officially.
“I said, ‘OK here is what we are going to do… You are going to make everyone in your family wish they actually had a chance to get you back,’ and that’s when I said, 'Let’s adopt her.'″
Now happily married to Joel Madden and mother of Harlow and Sparrow, Nicole has certainly made some lifestyle changes since her early 00s days. In 2003 she was arrested for heroin possession.
When Lionel heard the news he cancelled his tour so he could go to Nicole’s rehab centre:
“I went to her and I said, 'When I was growing up I lost three friends, they were the hippest friends I ever knew in life … I don’t want you to be in that list of three’.”
After Nicole lost two friends as a result of drug abuse, she called her father and asked for help. He said at the time he and her mother were not on good terms but the family came together to support Nicole through her rehabilitation.
Nicole Richie’s fashion brand, House of Harlow 1960, has gotten its first state side pop-up store.
House of Harlow initially began as an online jewellery and accessories boutique back in 2008. However, Ms Richie, who hosted her first pop-up store in Dubai in February, has now added a new line of clothing, stationary and fine jewellery to her collection.
The 33-year-old revealed that the new shop is all about going back to the original idea behind her brand. Speaking to Pret-a-Reporter, Joel Madden’s wife explained that, “I went back to the roots of what the brand is.”
She continued, “This is my first US store so I was really using it as a canvas for what the brand has been about since day one, and that’s just my love for the ‘60s, the ‘70s, just the overall freedom of that time.”
The store itself has been designed to replicate Ms Richie’s favoured 1960’s image. It displays unfinished wooden shelves and potted desert articles that are used to display the jewellery and accessories.
“I just think House of Harlow is very bohemian and the whole style is very colourful and happy and cheery so we wanted to do something a little more rustic and then add some eclectic pieces to the furniture, and a little bit of a feminine touch,” the former The Simple Life star explained.
The mum-of-two also revealed her plans for the rest of the summer, saying she just wants to lay low after the pop-up finishes. She said that she and her Good Charlotte husband, Joel Madden, have been keeping things “pretty mellow,” saying that Father’s Day was a low-key event in their family.
“We just hung out. Which is what I like to do on Mother’s Day, too. I’m like, I’d like to not go anywhere.”
As much as we understand the need for down time, we hope Nicole ventures out at some point purely so we can see her wearing her new collection!
We knew that Nicole Richie and Joel Madden were on the brink of divorce after four years of marriage, but a recent update confirms just how bad things really are.
Nicole has been meeting with a divorce lawyer in LA, which must mean the marriage is coming to an end.
A source told In Touch magazine: “Nicole recently met with one of LA’s most prominent divorce attorneys and is weighing her options. It’s better for everyone right now if they just stay apart because it’s really not working anymore.”
“It’s very obvious to friends that a divorce announcement will probably be happening soon,” said the source.
The source also claims that the couple are “spending more time apart because all they do is fight when they’re together. The last thing she wants is a public split with the children involved, but she’s desperately unhappy.”
Nicole has been seen several times without her wedding ring on and spotted house-hunting in LA, so it looks like the pair have finally decided to called it quits.
The pair have two children together: daughter, Harlow, 7 and son, Sparrow, 5.
We wish every love story came with a happy ending, but unfortunately it's not always the case.
Nicole Richie and her rocker husband Joey Madden have been married for almost five years, but now it seems things are on the rocks.
The news comes just weeks after pictures of Nicole looking curvier than usual around her stomach area sparked rumours she might be expecting another child:
The couple have two children together, seven-year-old Harlow and five-year-old Sparrow, and sources say they would already have split if there were no children involved.
"If it wasn’t for the kids, they’d be divorced already," a source told InTouch magazine. "Nicole’s already trying to hang on for their sake, but she’s at her breaking point."
Nicole and Good Charlotte lead singer Joel have reportedly been spending increased amounts of time away from each other in an effort to get some breathing space. "They’ve been spending more time apart because all they do is fight when they’re together," said the insider.
"Nicole can be very forceful when she doesn’t get her way, and Joel doesn’t respond to that."
It's thought one of their main sources of disagreement is how they should be raising their two young children – something they have not seen eye-to-eye on of late.
"For example, Nicole’s been on a health kick and wants the kids on the same diet. But when Joel’s around, he lets them have candy and juice boxes and whatever they want — it makes her furious," said the source.
The couple were last seen together around a month ago at a joint birthday lunch for Joel and his twin brother Benji, who is married to actress Cameron Diaz.
However according to RadarOnline, Nicole was spotted house-hunting in L.A. just days before with no wedding ring in sight.
Could Nicole Richie be expecting baby number three?
The Simple Life star was pictured with an unusually rounded tummy as she took a stroll in Sydney, Australia earlier this week.
Although Nicole has not made any official statement about a third pregnancy, there's no denying a bump was on show as the star appeared at a racing carnival at Sydney's Rosehill Gardens wearing a pretty tunic-style dress.
Nicole and her husband, Good Charlotte's Joel Madden, have two children together, seven-year-old Sparrow and five-year-old Harlow.
Speaking in a recent interview about the possibility of more children, Nicole said she never plans ahead. "We didn't plan the first two, so it's not really up to us, I guess. We're just a go-with-the-flow… we've never done anything in traditional order," she revealed to Ryan Seacrest.
The family are currently splitting their time between Australia and LA as Joel continues his work as a judge on The Voice Australia, and Nicole admits she considers Down Under as a "second home."
We can't wait to find out if the rumours are true!
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