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Nicole Richie Covers DuJour October 2012

Posted Friday September 21, 2012 10:50 AM GMT

Taking a break from her busy schedule, Nicole Richie garnered herself a little added exposure by covering the first digital-only October 2012 issue of DuJour magazine.

The 31-year-old fashion designer dressed up in a range of designer clothing including MAX MARA and Michael Kors for the Jeff Vespa shot front page while dishing about everything from the challenges of being a designer to how she's raising her children.

Highlights from Miss Ricci's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to DuJour!

On using "Private Benjamin" as an inspiration for the DuJour cover shoot:

“It’s hilarious, I’m a huge fan of Goldie [Hawn]. But besides that, I gravitated toward the movie because you see her character faced with challenges—she has a choice to go back to what she’s comfortable in or face new challenges. So that concept kind of speaks to me.”


On figure skating as a child:
“When I was little, the woman who made my dad’s tour costumes would make me a matching figure-skating outfit out of the excess fabric, I would always tell her exactly what I wanted. I was obsessed with Shirley Temple, so the shoulders were puffed, the skirt was out. It was just very, very girly.“One of the biggest differences in the way I’m raising my kids versus the way I was raised is that I was on tour a lot. I don’t really do that with my kids, It’s important to me that they have stability. I like them to be home.”

On how she's raising her children:
“One of the biggest differences in the way I’m raising my kids versus the way I was raised is that I was on tour a lot. I don’t really do that with my kids, It’s important to me that they have stability. I like them to be home. I was taken out of school, and had tutors. By the time my father went onstage, I was asleep."

On being a fashion designer:
“Every season, I have pieces that I’m passionate about but for whatever reason the stores don’t want them. You have to get used to it, show them another season. You have to let them go. Always be open to criticism, criticism is the best thing you can ever get because it’s someone’s honest opinion—you need to hear it. What’s the point of hearing how great you are all the time?”

Photo Credit: Jeff Vespa for DuJour