Fash Fave / Fail Friday

Fash Fave - Nicole Richie


The always fabulous Nicole Richie recently did some retail therapy in Beverly Hills looking beyond chic. There's not much I wouldn't do to have this stunning Celine bag in my possession. The heels, the vest, the gush worthy Nicole Richie staple sunglasses, everything about this look excites the fash lover in me. Nicole's been one of my fashion idols for years now and I am all kinds of excited for her TV return later this year as a judge on NBC's "Fashion Star." The House of Harlow 1960 and Winter Kate designer will join Jessica Simpson and host Elle Macpherson on the show, where a slew of aspiring designers will compete for a massive contract for their clothing line to be carried in major retailers. Sure it's not the most original idea, but with Nicole's addition I'm sure it'll be a must watch. What do you think of Nicole's Rodeo Drive ensemble? 

Fash Fail - Mariah Carey


Look, I love "All I want for Christmas" as much as the next person, but I'll admit I have never been a fan of Mariah Carey and outfits like this remind me why. Everything about this look screams 1992. I can only assume that either Nick Cannon is a massive bargain shopper and this get-up was a result of an unneeded weekend at the local thrift store or Mariah got herself a nifty little duster for Christmas and went to town on her ancient wardrobe and pocket sized curling iron. Either way, according to Google and my own personal taste, self induced ringlet curls are both out and seriously unnecessary. I literally had to double check the date of these pictures. I don't know what decade Mariah is stuck in but between the spandex fit and awkward belt, I've officially removed "Always be my baby" from my Ipod. I don't care how good a song is, when an image like this pops in your head, it's impossible to enjoy a chorus no matter how catchy it is. Sorry M, your post baby body looks banging, but this get-up is a major fail. What do you think of this weeks picks for Fash Fave and Fail? 

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83 comments:

  1. Always been a fan of Nicole's style :) as for Mariah.... I saw her in London once and she kind of had an attitude... Not my cuppa.. :s


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  2. I LOVE Nicole Richie's style and this outfit is one of her best "daily" outfits.
    I also want that Celine bag very much :)
    I think that you have right when choosing Mariah as a fashion fail, because this is the most ugliest jumpsuit ever :P
    But I think that her body figure looks much better than in past 2-3 years.

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  3. Always love the way Nicole Richie dresses! it's very chic. Definitely love keeping track of her outfits from time to time.
    I have to agree, Mariah is a great singer however her sense of fashion had always being terrible in my opinion :S

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  4. Hahaha. You had me laughing out loud at the fail. so funny

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  5. You nailed it. I totally agree with both. Lol. "I've officially removed "Always be my baby" from my Ipod." You're such a good writer.

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  6. LMAO Nick Cannon WOULD pick this out. haha

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  7. What was Mariah thinking wearing a jump suit?
    But Nicole looks totally hot.

    Hi_D

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  8. Mariah's style is always a bit dodgy (in my humble opinion!!). Nicole on the other hand always looks fab. Happy weekend hun xoxo
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  9. Wow that Mariah look really seems to be coming straight back from the 90's . Very unflattering

    Nicole's look is ok, but I saw better this week

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  10. Oh Mariah. She's always a fail. I love everything you said. It was spot on. Nicole on the other hand looks fabulous.

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  11. This was a great post! lol I love how you names is Fash Fave and Fash Fail, very catchy. Have a lovely weekend! lol
    -Sheila

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  12. Love Nicole!!!
    xx

    www.queenoffunkydiy.blogspot.com

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  13. i have to agree with you especially on the 'fail'

    happy 2012 :DDD

    my best wishes for this new year!!

    kisses
    caramellitsa

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  14. wow the picture of mariah could totally be a 90's shot... unbelievable ha! love nicole's style =) xx

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  15. Nicole Richie looks sooo amazing but what the hell happened to Mariah!! What is she wearing?! haha!

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  16. Mariah took a trip back to the 90's are those pants flare sheesh this is so bad. I don't know why Mariah won't dress age appropriate. If she dressed more age appropriate her style would do a complete 360 (well maybe a 180 it is Mariah). She really has the worse taste ever!!

    Nicole looks like Rachel Zoe at first glance, this is so a Rachel Zoe kinda look. I still love it. That show really sounds like Project Runway for network TV. I hope they bring something a little different.

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  17. I'd say poor Mariah has more on her mind now than fashion, what with a fatally ill husband and all. Get well soon Nick. Blessings & Love x

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  18. I absolutely love Nicole's style! She's my fashion idol too! I'm really looking forward to Fashion Star!

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  19. I love Nicole Richie's style too!

    xoxo
    Petchie
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  20. Ugh. Mariah just needs to STOP TRYING. She still tries to dress not only like it's the 90s, but also like she's the age she was in the 90s, with the body she had in the 90s. Sorry, hun... but none of the above are true, so just quit while you're.... not ahead, but at least you haven't fallen down on your face and been trampled by a million people yet.

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  21. Oh no! Mariah is looking awful. Eeeek! Cute post. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend. :)

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  22. Oh, Mariah! What are you thinking??? Nicole has been a fav of mine for a while. She always looks so effortlessly put together. Love!

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  23. Nicole has good style and I love her shoes

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  24. Nicole Ritchie can do no wrong! Love those booties.

    Caitlin
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  25. I like Nicole's style somewhat, just not a fan of the "I styled my hair to make it look like I didn't style my hair" 'do. Not a good look, not at all.

    Mariah's look is a friggin' train wreck. God, it's awful. Camel toe and everything. And what's with the tugging? Horrible. Her hair looks like it's prob natural curl, so try not to hate on that too much...she just should've styled it better. All in all, I agree - fail.

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  26. Woof that jumpsuit is not doing anything for Mariah, girl has got banging curves that she is not doing justice.
    Heart Nicole Richie's shoes.

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  27. I didn't notice Mariah's outfit right away because I was stuck on the hair. In particular, the curled bangs. What is that?

    I think Nicole looks great though. I could definitely see myself wearing something like that for a weekend shopping trip! XO

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  28. great picks, i love the 1st outfit and hate the 2nd lol

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  29. Nicole Richie always looks good! And Mariah wow, she just looks terrible. I am kinda over Mariah!

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  30. I so love these posts! And mariah really did fail haha!

    xx Marije

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  31. Time to let the ringlets go, Mariah!

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  32. nicole richie is always looking amazing. Great picks as always :)

    would love for you to stop by my fashion friday post today!

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  33. I love Nicole Richie, she's so stylish!!

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  34. Oh poor Mirah! She has such a hard time at getting it right....as we say in the south...Bless her heart.

    Chelsea (www.hautechildinthecity.com)

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  35. Is that REALLY a recent pic of Mariah??? It really does look like it is from the 90's! Nicole can do no wrong. =)

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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  36. I don't trust jumpsuits. Sure, someone cute could wear one, but they are just SO hit-and-miss.

    ~Stop Me if You've Heard This One

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  37. I adore Nicole Richie's style, it always seems so simply put together! And all I can say about Miriah is oh boy...

    Happy Friday!

    -Rachel :)
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  38. I agree with your choices this week, even though I am a major fan of Mariah. No reason to delete her song! ;)

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  39. ugh Mariah Carrey's outfit is rancid i'm sorry to be rude. nicole richie looks chic as always

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  40. Nicole, Nicole, how much do I love you? And Maria, get back to the 90's and don't come back until you learn how to dress. This is really a recent shot of her?! Gawd help us...!
    Bon week-end!

    Emma xx

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  41. honestly? what has been going on with mariah carey the last...ten years?

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  42. "Everything about this look screams 1992."
    Hahaha!!! Too funny... and true!!
    Lovesit!

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  43. lmao! omg mariah carey looks insane!! she looks so dated its not even funny!! have a great weekend! :)

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  44. Nicole looks amazing. Great choice.

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  45. hahaha. Mariah is never hitting the right marks. This outfit is disgusting.

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  46. I want Nicole's bag. I've been eyeing it for a while now. I hope you have a great weekend, hun. xoxo

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  47. hey lovely,
    I chose me best and worst dressed as well...I almost chose Mariah as my worst i also agree it takes me back to early 90's as well

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  48. Ahh I love Nicole's look, she always looks chic and stylish! x

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  50. Nicole always looks so chic!
    And poor Mariah, trying to be young again when she's not even old.

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  51. I totally agree with this. Mariah lost her good fashion sense in the late 902. sad. <3 Nicole Richie. xx
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  52. Agree on Mariah. That is a no go... Looks like a track suit she tried to spruce up with a random belt. Bizarre...

    xo,
    Christina

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  53. Awesome post, and I really like Nicole's look, kinda urban chic. Which is, naturally, totally cool ;)

    Whereas Mariah... Oh boy. Very 90's indeed. :D Nothing more needs to be said.

    Have a fab weekend! ♥ xoxo

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  54. OK, Anna... You pretty much made me die each time you said "This Get-Up" ha ha ha... Oh, I love you!

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  55. hahaha. you're hilarious. great post.

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  56. I completely agree with you, I seriously would have no idea that pic of Mariah Carey was taken anytime in the past decade. It's soooo 90's and what's with her curly hair with way too much gel. Her weight loss commercial cracks me up too, she needs a stylist asap or Nick should be more honest. LOL Nicole looks super chic! Have a great weekend.

    xoDale
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  57. i don't know how she does it but Nicole Richie looks amazing all the time! seriously!!!

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  58. Nicole's hair looks great. I wanna cut mine just like that. I also like those sunglasses she's wearing. Great look for her.

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  59. Eww. What is Mariah wearing? Im not a fan of hers either. Nicole looks beautiful. Great picks.

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  60. Love Nicole's bag and booties, but I agree about Mariah!!

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  61. I love Nicole Richie's style... well newer Nicole Richie anyway. And I've never been a fan of Mariah Carey's style, it's always felt very late 80s early 90s.
    Sarah
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  62. Love NR's outfit.. ..um.. I dont know why Mariah will step out wearing THAT..



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  63. I love Nicole's chic and stylish look and Mariah....hmmmm....happy to find and follow you blog!!

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  64. so funny. these post always crack me up. very creative.

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  65. great blog!
    http://viva-la--jenny.blogspot.com/

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  66. Eww what was Mariah thinking? Gross. I agree with you.

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  67. Nicole is so freakin cute. I love her and her blue pants. Fab.

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  68. oh miranda.. haha

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  69. nicole WOW, mariah oh..


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  70. I don't like Nicole Richie or Mariah Carey (though I do listen to MC's songs - I love Always Be My Baby!). Neither one seems to have the fashion thing going and NR just looks too emaciated druggie...

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  71. Nicole's fur is amazing. She is the cutest. Her hair looks great like that too.

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  72. totally agree...nicol richie looks so fabulous...!!!

    a kiss from the
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  73. i think you are right- that jumpsuit or whatever it is, is awful. and the hair do isn't helping her cause either;-) nicole richie,i bow down to her fashion sense...

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  74. Ooooh God this look from Nicole is stunning! I'm loving that bag so much too and well.. Mariah.. always be Mariah... not a big fan.

    xx

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  75. hi there! i remember when you first started your blog and to see what it has come to now-a-days, i truly a delight! I nominated your blog for the top 10 award on mine so I do hope you will come, grab your badge, and pass it on to your top 10!

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  76. ALWAYS so spot on with these:) Mariah... you should know better, but you don't!! Yikes... Anyways, can't wait for more outfit posts from you, XO

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  77. omg that shot of Mariah! I thought that certainly had to be from like 1982, can't believe it was a recent pic. Crazytown.

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