“Fashion Star” Mentor + Hair Goddess Nicole Richie in Glamour June 2012 Issue

It's no secret that Nicole Richie of NBC's "Fashion Star" has inspired THIS girl on more than one occasion when it comes to hair, fashion and style! In late 2006 she convinced me to dye my dark, thick wavy locks blond and cut into a bob (favorite hairstyle ever!); after many a year of dreaming of having sleek frizz-free hair, she inspired me to try the keratin treatment, which I'm absolutely in love with (I've done it twice now). And her style? Don't get me started! She just launched her third fashion line- the Nicole Richie Collection on QVC. I'm waiting for her to one day come out with a home decor line. Wouldn't that be fab?! If you're as big a fan of Nicole as I am, you won't want to miss the June issue of Glamour with one of my other favs- Carrie Underwood on the cover, available on newsstands and digitally (iPad, Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook Color) nationwide May 8th.



Nicole Richie Glamour June 2012Nicole Richie. Photographed by Patric Shaw. Image courtesy of Glamour



Here's what the fashion designer, reality star, wife and mother had to say to Glamour: 


On hair: "I have naturally curly hair, so “natural” beach
waves are not so natural for me. I like to braid my hair at night
and then let it out the next day. And I also curl my hair with a
flatiron. I actually think I’m the best hairstylist on the planet."


On her rap career: "It is! Just wait and see. I’m the best! Actually, I cannot
rhyme cat without going to rhymezone.com. I’m so bad at it!"


Nicole Richie Glamour Nicole Richie. Photographed by Patric Shaw. Image courtesy of Glamour


On her body: "I feel [gets all fake dramatic]…great about my body.
[Laughs.] You know, aesthetically I can be picky, but I choose
not to. I’ve taken huge leaps. I’m proud of that. I work out, and I
get lots of sleep, and so I feel great. And that is most important."


On being a trendsetter: "My world is small. I have my circle of 10
friends, my kids, my family. None of them call me a trendsetter."


  Nicole Richie Glamour Nicole Richie. Photographed by Patric Shaw. Image courtesy of Glamour


On women starting their own business: "Study your craft. Know it well before you jump in. I wait all
the time. Because I don’t want to just put my name on something
and then release it. What’s the point of that?"


On her favorite moment in every day: "When I wake up at 5:30 A.M. and it’s still dark out. I love,
love being alone. It helps me to be a better mom to my kids
and a better person at work."


To see a slideshow of all the photos on glamour.com, click here: 

 "Styled by good friend Andy Lecompte Photographed by Patric Shaw and interviewed by Amy Spencer, Nicole Richie appears in Glamour’s June issue wearing a yellow Martin Grant top, Agnès B bikini and Mosley Tribes sunglasses; a white Rag & Bone top, Agnès B bikini, House of Harlow 1960 earrings and a Yestadt Millinery hat; an orange Winter Kate dress, House of Harlow 1960 chocker and bangles and Pamela Love rings." – Glamour

Celebrity Interview: Giuliana and Bill Rancic of TV’s Giuliana and Bill!

 On Friday of last week, I had the great pleasure of being joined by celebrities, Giuliana and Bill Rancic of the hit reality series “Giuliana and Bill” to discuss NIVEA’s Kiss of a Lifetime contest and season five of “Giuliana and Bill”!


  Celebrities Giuliana Rancic Bill Rancic Giuliana and Bill Style Network Nivea Kiss of a Lifetime Candace Rose InterviewGiuliana and Bill Rancic of the Style Network’s hit reality TV series “Giuliana and Bill.”




Candace: Can you tell us about the Kiss of a Lifetime contest?

Bill Rancic: “Well, this Kiss of a Lifetime contest is amazing. We are searching for America’s most deserving couple. We want every couple out there to go to NIVEA’s facebook page and tell us their story of love; tell us how they were able to triumph maybe some obstacles that were in their way in 2011 and want to hear their stories; and we’re going to to narrow all the entries down over the nice couple of months. We’re going to pick five finalists and we’re going to fly those five finalists right here to New York City and we’re going to pick one deserving couple.”


Candace: Can you tell us more about the contest- so they get a chance to spend New Years Eve with you?

Giuliana Rancic: “That’s right. The deserving couple’s going to be with us right in Times Square on the NIVEA Kiss stage which is the best place in the world to be on New Years- trust me; we did it last year. And so they’re going to be with us, it’s VIP everything- 3 days/2 nights in New York City and they’re also going to appear in a NIVEA commercial which is pretty incredible.”

Bill Rancic: “It’s rock star treatment.”

Giuliana Rancic: “It really is. It’s definitely one of the best contests I’ve every heard about on facebook, so all you have to do is go to NIVEA’s facebook page and you don’t have to write anything too long or crazy, just a sweet simple story about why you’ve overcome some obstacles and how you’ve triumped in your relationship.”


Candace: So as long as you’re a member of facebook, you’re good to go.

Giuliana Rancic: “Exactly.”

Bill Rancic: “Yeah, it’s as easy as it gets.”

Giuliana Rancic: “Yeah, just facebook. Just go right to the NIVEA page, it’s very easy to find.”


Nivea Kiss of a Lifetime Giuliana Rancic Bill Rancic Contest New Years Commercial Times Square Candace Rose interview FacebookHead over to NIVEA’s facebook page for more information on the Kiss of a Lifetime contest –  Facebook.com/NiveaUSA


Candace: As co-authors of the book, “I Do, Now What?“; what advice do you have for couples?

Bill Rancic: “Well, one of the big tips we offer in the book is something that we started early on in our relationship and that’s something we call ‘checking in’ and it’s a real simple exercise- once every three or four weeks we sit down and we just check in with each other and that’s an opportunity for us to share what’s going on that’s good in the relationship and maybe some things that need a little bit of work. But what it does is it’s a very proactive move because it prevents major blowups from happening.”


I do, now what authors giuliana rancic bill rancid co-authorsGiuliana and Bill Rancic co-authors of, I Do, Now What?Amazon.com


Candace: And as for your hit series “Giuliana and Bill”, will there be a season five?

Giuliana Rancic: “We’re actually talking about that right now; so we’ve already shot a little bit because we’re opening up a restaurant in Chicago in January. So we’ve been shooting all those scenes, so it’s been an amazing run; it really has been. And this show has helped a lot of people with their journey trying to have a baby, since we’re talking a lot publicly about our journey to have a baby. So it’s just wonderful to be part of a reality show that’s not scandalous; that’s not controversial in the wrong ways. I mean this is a really wholesome great show and this past season got its highest ratings ever which is pretty incredible.”


Candace: Well, that’s amazing! I also heard that you started a new fashion line.

Giuliana Rancic: “That’s right. I’m actually working on it right now, it’ll be out-“

Bill Rancic: “Fashionista!”

Giuliana Rancic: “The fashionista; it’ll be out in February, so I’ve been working hard. Bill actually gives me some advice too; he’s good. Like he doesn’t take any time to debate anything. Like you show him something and he goes ‘I hate it” and you show him something ‘I love it’ and I always agree with what he says. It’s pretty incredible. He has a good eye.”

Bill Rancic: “It’s like when you buy art; you’ve just got to trust your gut.”

Giuliana Rancic: “That’s true.”

Candace: Oh absolutely, that’s the way to be. Honesty is the best policy!


Candace: I spoke with you (Giuliana) in March and you gave me advice on the DDF, and I absolutely love it!

Giuliana Rancic: “Yeah. Oh good, I’m so glad you like it. Okay, good; see I know what I’m talking about.”

Candace: You do know what you’re talking about. 

Giuliana Rancic: “You know I don’t talk much about politics, that sort of thing. Because as you know-“

Bill Rancic: “Thank God.” (laughing)

Giuliana Rancic: “On the news I’m talking about Britney Spears, so I don’t want to try to like I-“

Bill Rancic: “She’s going to talk about the 9-9-9 plan.” 

Giuliana Rancic: “Yeah, I love the 9-9-9 plan. But anyways, aside from that; I definitely do take great pride in being able to share advice when it comes to beauty products and fashion, that sort of thing. I love giving, especially women that information.”


Bill Rancic Giuliana Rancic People.comGiuliana and Bill Rancic. Photo credit: Jeff Sciortino – People.com


Candace: Well, thank you. Do you guys have any additional tips or information you’d like to share this morning?

Bill Rancic: “Well, we certainly want to encourage everyone to go to the NIVEA; to NIVEA’s facebook page and submit their story because we know firsthand that last year was truly the opportunity of a lifetime for us and we’re hoping to share that opportunity with someone else because there is no better way to bring in the New Year than to be on that NIVEA Kiss stage, it is spectacular.”


Candace: On Monday, just a few days after my interview with Giuliana and Bill Rancic, Giuliana disclosed on NBC’s “Today” show that she had recently been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. I just want to take a moment to wish Giuliana a healthy and speedy recovery. She is truly a remarkable person with a great personality, strength, courage and determination. My thoughts and prayers are with the Rancic’s and their extended families, and of course that new baby that we know will be here in the near future! 🙂

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