May 11, 2011

go/see/buy: winter kate and house of harlow 1960

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in the realm of celebrity helmed fashion lines, there are the ones that feel like a label slapped onto a dress or handbag (about 95% of what’s out there), and there are those where you really feel the aesthetic of the star. nicole richie’s style has always veered toward the more bohemian and vintage, so it’s no surprise that her line contemporary line winter kate (using her daughter harlow’s two middle names) feels like it was culled from richie’s closet–it’s chock full of floral maxi dresses, drippy silk blouses, lace trim camisoles, and kimono style shrugs and dusters. her house of harlow shoe line also has a sixties inspiration, with beaded moccasins, perforated low wedges, embroidered gladiator flats, and platform lace peep toe sandals.

richie stopped by the savvy department of nordstrom in the san francisco center yesterday to show the spring collections for house of harlow shoes and jewelry and winter kate. while she didn’t speak about the lines, she did greet fans and take photos. i love the prints and florals in the collection, and that the pieces are airy and drapey…nothing too tight or snug (which is perfect for spring and summer). prices run in the $200-$300 range for clothing, and shoes are between $150-300 (the jewelry & sunglasses are more affordable, with the former starting under $40 and the latter around $150)

nicole in a dress from satine, with a house of harlow clutch and shoes (not shown)

house of harlow shoes and jewelry and winter kate available locally at nordstrom san francisco, and online at singer22, shopbop, and revolve clothing