Nicole Richie

Not that weÂ're scientists or anything, but our personal studies of celebrity and style have shown that when it comes to setting trends Nicole Richie is at the front of the pack. Please examine the following facts: she made super-large shades current, ushered in the return of headscarves (particularly vintage Pucci and Hermes), and when she started using Chanel bag chains as bracelets, jewelry companies immediately began producing similar items. Since NicoleÂ's such a fashion frontrunnerÂ--and has kindly supported this site from the get goÂ--we knew sheÂ'd be the perfect, inaugural guest editor for

Nicole was impressively dedicated to her guest-editor responsibilities and promptly appeared at our office to make her selects. Clad in a white Sportmax t-shirt, dark gray Tsubi jeans, Christian Louboutin heels (the ones highlighted here), and a black fedora, Nicole sorted through stacks of photos, look books, and products to assemble her must-have picks for summer. All the product details of her choices can be found after the jump!

1. Swimwear
Nicole picked swimwear by Eres. The style of the bandeau top is Show, the bottom is Anelie, and the color of the suit is Mambo (top, $177, bottom $174). Go to for a store location near you. This suit is from the Rodeo Drive boutique, 310.246.1008.

2. Jewelry
While Nicole chooses vintage jewelry for its uniqueness, she liked this turquoise and gold necklace and noted how similar it is to a piece she owns. Stephen Dweck Turquoise Necklace from the Veracruz Collection. ($945,

3. Shoes
When it comes to shoes, Nicole usually goes for the red-soled loveliness of Louboutins. This pair of Christian Louboutin Fox Trot Platform Slingbacks is no longer available online, but Saks will search their store stock if you call them at 877.551.7257. There were a few pairs on and they were also recently available at the Christian Louboutin store in Beverly Hills. ($710, 310.246.9300)

4. Sunglasses
The pink, vintage, round sunglasses Nicole picked are available at The Way We Wore. There are similar styles on the storeÂ's website,, or call for the exact pair. ($65, 323.937.0878)

5. Beauty
While Nicole rarely wears makeup in real life, sheÂ's devoted to her Essie polish. For either of her favorite shades, Bordeaux and BabyÂ's Breath, visit the Essie Boutique. ($8 each,

6. Jeans
For a wider-legged jean, Nicole picked these bell-bottoms called the LeviÂ's Vintage Clothing 1966 646 Jeans. TheyÂ're reproduced from a vintage, unisex pair of 646s and she liked the Studio Worn color shown here. ($285,

7. Sweater
Ever the dedicated Chanel shopper, Nicole called out this striped sweater from the Spring 07 collection. (price and availability upon request, for store information)

8. Handbag
Until Nicole finds a new bag to swoon over, sheÂ's sticking to tried-and-true favorites like this turquoise Hermes Birkin bag. (price and availability upon request, for store information)

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