Nicole Richie Gives Birth To 'Winter Kate,' A New Clothing Line Inspired By Her Own Wardrobe

By James Dinh

Even though she just gave birth to her second child, Sparrow, we bet you didn’t expect Nicole Richie to give life to a brand new line of clothing. Yes, Ms. Richie will debut a new contemporary women’s line, “Winter Kate” next Spring, according WWD. She told the site that the 37-piece set has been in the making for quite some time. "It feels as though I’ve always been working on this collection, but officially I started putting it together in early 2009."

Tops, vests and bed jackets make up “Winter Kate,” which draws inspiration from Nicole’s own personal retro, bohemian fashion. But the mother of two also said that she drew inspiration from some of her favorite animals and birds, so expect a lot of funky colors. Additionally, the line will include easy to slip-in dresses, tunics and a kimono-sleeved, maxi dress.

“I probably wear the same two pairs of jeans every day as the background to a fabulous top,” she said. “Bed jackets are a staple of my wardrobe because they are a gorgeous way to give jeans and a white T-shirt a completely different look.”

And if your wondering how Nicole came up with the name for the line, which will range from $35 wholesale to $598, just take a look at her daughter Harlow’s two middle names. What’s most important is Nicole wanted the line to be aimed at customers just like her. “She is a woman like me: She does not look at labels; she knows how to mix and match," she said of her target buyer. "The pieces can be dressed up, made casual, but most importantly, they provide the wearer a means of self-expression and fun."

How does “Winter Kate” sound to you? Does Nicole’s sense of style appeal to you or is it just not the right fit?