One of my favorite things about fashion is how everybody wants to be part of it. Whether thatʼs what youʼre wearing, following trends, or actually being a designer — everyone loves to be fashionable. What Iʼve noticed more and more recently is how many people who already have very successful careers are starting their own clothing lines. Now the tables are turned when the celebrities who are normally the first ones to get their hands on coveted designer garments are the ones coming up with new designs and dressing other people. And Iʼm not just talking about a Hannah Montana clothing line at Wal-Mart, but relatively high end options that are being showcased at fashion week alongside other long-time designers.
I know some people scoff at celebs dabbling in the fashion industry saying that theyʼre just trying to get more money, or theyʼre not experienced or educated in fashion design enough to start their own lines. I think just the contrary, sure they may not have studied at a fashion school, but attending red carpet events multiple times a year and being begged in some cases to wear certain designers definitely gives them the experience to know the ins and outs of the industry. Regardless, here are some of my favorites:
Nicole Richie: House of Harlow
Sheʼs definitely come a long way since her Simple Life episodes, House of Harlow and Winter Kate collections launched in 2009 and have been incredibly successful ever since. The pieces are mostly free flowing and give comfortable clothing a look thatʼs far from loungewear. This Crepe Bed Jacket is something Iʼd want to wear not only to bed, but pretty much everywhere.
Sheʼs not strictly clothes either, Richieʼs jewelry is edgy, eclectic, and fabulous.
Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham
Even though sheʼs sometimes known more for her drool-worthy husband than her days as Posh Spice, she hasnʼt lost any of that posh quality. Her line of dresses are just as chic as she is (even the paparazzi havenʼt managed to get a bad picture of her yet), and every season her lines seem to stay structured, streamlined, and elegant.