Nicole's 'Fashion Star' Breaks New TV Ground
By DAVID WEINER
March 22, 2012
Nicole Richie looks glam on the cover of Ocean Drive magazine's March issue, and the busy mom and Fashion Star mentor hosted an equally glam cover party at the Shelborne Hotel in South Beach, Miami this week.
Nicole was also celebrating her part on the new NBC show, Fashion Star (airing Tuesday nights at 10/9c), and she said, "Just to be a mentor and help these amazing 14 designers get to the best versions of themselves was such an honor and amazing opportunity, and something that I'm really excited to do, and excited for America to just watch and see the clothes and be able to buy them."
Fashion Star sets itself apart from other fashion reality competitions by making the clothes seen on the show available for purchase immediately after the program airs, online and in stores the next day, and Nicole says, "This is the first time on television that you're able to see a huge runway show, and then have the clothes in your hand less than 24 hours later. This is something that's never been done before."
Ocean Drive editor-in-chief Suzy Buckley and publisher Courtland Lantaff, along with the elite of South Beach, toasted the cover star at Vesper in Shelborne, which was presented by Familia Camarena Tequila.