Why does Nicole Richie look like Rachel Zoe all of a sudden?

Here’s Nicole Richie last night at Fred Segal promoting her fashion line House of Harlow (above). I didn’t even recognize her from the thumbnails. Her face looks much different to me, like she had fillers or a minor procedure and it hasn’t settled yet. It could be just some overdone makeup and a tired mom, but I’m seeing a big difference in how she looks.

Compare her last night to how she looked on November 12th.

Also this is how she looked on October 17th.

It’s possible she gained a little weight that she really needed, or that she had dental work done. She also now bears a resemblance to her frenemy, Rachel Zoe. Are you seeing it? I am.

I have a question that occurred to me after watching “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” last week. If all your friends were getting Botox, fillers and minor procedures would you do it too? I probably would, I’ll be honest, especially if a close friend had decent results and could recommend someone. That’s why I’m grateful that I no longer live in a big city. I was getting pretty close to that point.

Nicole wore sequin Halston, and the cut of the dress is pretty unflattering. Maybe she’s pregnant and that’s why she’s looking different, or it could just be some unflattering angles or something. I should speculate on Richie’s womb or she’ll verbally bitch slap us again. I pretty much deserve it.

Oh this reminds me that she got new boobs recently. She probably thought she’d get a little something extra while she was in for a check up.

photo credit: Fame and WENN

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  1. Nicky says:

    Pretty dress, good-looking woman. I see some resemblance to that odious RZ, but Nicole comes away MUCH classier.

  2. Rita says:

    When these blonde-woodies wear sunglasses, I can’t tell any of them apart from ten feet away.

  3. Aviatrix says:

    Too blonde. She needs to go back to a more honey/caramel shade. That and a good night’s sleep and some hydration

  4. Artisan says:

    Is she wear fusion tracks as her bangs? Maybe she needed to add a little more hair or less tracks to hide them. :\

    • meow says:

      The third picture down. The one with her in the purplish lace dress. You can totally see tiny little fusion bonds. Well, tiny little clumps of hair wrapped around glue bonds lol. You’re not suppose to put them there so weird.

  5. Heine says:

    Definitely looks like Zoe. She looks more jowly than she has in the past and she’s caked in way too much make up.

    About the Botox and such, I can’t watch when they draw blood or give me injections that I actually need. I could never let anyone inject anything into my face especially literal poison (Botox).

    I live in LA, land of plastic surgery good and bad and I would never get anything shot into my face.

  6. gg says:

    She’s got bangs trauma again. She’s ALWAYS looked exactly like Zoe – I thought Zoe styled her.

    • RocketMerry says:

      I always thought that they looked like twins, too.
      Also, they do probably see the same surgeon, so…

    • teehee says:

      I think she USED to eb styled by Zoe- they had a fallout when Nicole called her a crack snorting raisin face or something along those lines. And she does her own fashio now, so I think she is no longer Zoe’s client?

  7. LadyJane says:

    She has the deep square of creases around her mouth that Rachel Zoe has around her mouth too. Is that from smoking? It is REALLY aging. It makes them look like that have a muzzle.

    Nicole always has this lovely sleepy/droopy eyes look. That is now been erased by plastic surgery.

  8. Orange Cone says:

    her skin looks dry? maybe that’s it?? I look and feel ‘different’ when I have dry skin…

  9. hstl1 says:

    Oh no! Please don’t insult anyone by comparing them to Rachel Zoe. Rachel Zoe has that terrible a**hole mouth either from smoking or starvation.

  10. heatheradair says:

    I’m always (for no good reason) going to err on the side of “no surgery.”

    Same thing here. I see some serious eye makeup that changes the look of her whole face. And some lines around her mouth (that seem like they’re a combo of smoking/heavy foundation/tired face)…..but nothing looks ALTERED or FILLED to me…..the bangs and the eyeliner are throwing me off, though……

  11. iseepinkelefants says:

    She’s been slowly morphing into Zoe ever since she first started working with her. I’m sure Richie would never admit it but Zoe really can be credited for turning her from that fat little multicolored hair celebspawn, into this fashionista.

    • heynow says:

      fat, really was that necessary, that is probably another reason why sahe had issue with her weight in the first place, and it say s alot about us, to as we think she was really that big in the FIRST place. No she really never was smh

  12. truthful says:

    oh god!!

    her husband sent out the sweetest tweet..about how much he enjoyed beeing a husband and a father and how he is on top of the world or something..

    it was sweet.

    uh, yup, she looks like Rachel.

    no, I would not have anything done, not unless I needed it–my friends all are slightly older than I am and I am terrifid of needles.

  13. GirlyGIrl says:

    It’s cause they both having “Boring White Lady Haircut #12″

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      If she weren’t so intent on bleaching and carving any part of her ethnicity that doesn’t fit into said description she would likely eliminate a lot of the dessicated corn husk look she’s been sporting pretty much instantly. She had dark brown hair for a minute and it looked exponentially better. I’m not sure what she’s so afraid of, or what she’s trying to prove.

      • GirlyGIrl says:

        Which desiccated corn husk are you talking about?

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        It’s more of a commentary of the crispy-fried locks and a great number of her ensembles as of late kind of falling away from her like the outermost leaves of a ‘no point in shucking now’ ear. Basically she’s negating the beauty that’s already there by chasing this dehydrated WASP fantasy that isn’t entirely becoming. Didn’t Whitley Gilbert (has anyone else heard of another person being named ‘Whitley’?) say, ‘relax, relate, release’, or something?

  14. GirlyGIrl says:

    also what does Nicole Ritchie do for a living now?

  15. Dominique says:

    She looks THE SAME. >>

  16. Kim says:

    WAYYYYYY to much filler. Why would she do this? She didnt need it. She looks terrible.

  17. sally says:

    I think Rachel Zoe should be commended for saving Nicole! Nicole could have easily went the route of her ex BFF Paris, but Zoe found her a new addiction: fashion.
    I think she looks great with the bangs and without.

  18. Sara says:

    Remember what Nicole looked like before she hired Zoe to style her? She was a train wreck. I think Zoe was a huge style influence and they kind of dress in a similar way.

  19. ShanKat says:

    It looks like bad makeup to me. Maybe a little tired mom/wife/designer, maybe a bump in the Ladies’…her jaw looks tense and it makes her naso-labial folds square off like RZ’s.

    The jewelry dept. of Fred Segal Melrose is my personal Mecca.

  20. trillian says:

    I might go as far as a peel, but never in a million years would I let someone stick a needle in my face. Or put plastic sacks in my body. The very idea grosses me out.

    Plus I have yet to see a celeb that truly looks better after getting something done. They all look weird and waxy to me.

  21. sally says:

    I would totally get botox, restulin, juvederm, all that stuff. I’m just too lazy to do the research and make the appointment. I can barely force myself to go the dentist! lol!

  22. Criss says:

    Again with the hanging open mouth. Why is that so much the trend. This whole thing started with slavic models that had buck teeth and now every girl in Hollywood wants it. Close your mouth ladies.

  23. Bonfire Beach says:

    It totally looks like she had something done to her two front teeth. In the one picture they look a different color and the way she closes her mouth is throwing her whole face off.

  24. jermsmom says:

    I am old, well, middle-aged, which is pretty much as good as dead when it comes to looks. I had Botox and my lips filled a few years ago. it went away – except for the lump at the injection site on my mouth. bugs the crap out me, worry it like a missing tooth! i look at women like Madonna, Andie McDowell, Melanie Griffin, etc., – all my age or in some cases even a bit younger and when i see how artificial they look and just how pathetic it appears i accept my real face gracefully. sure, i would love to not have the lines, the loose skin, all that comes with aging, but i would prefer to be recognizable to those who know and love me for who i am. Once you start on all the alterations there is no real going back, it requires upkeep because there are some nasty side effects of letting it go. just sayin’.

    • Original Tiffany says:

      Ahh, middle age is fun! I’m 42, and feel young. I feel like I look young, and I play hard with my horses and rollerblading, basketball, etc. I eat well and put cream on when I can remember. I’d never get anything done to myself. I’ve worked in the medical field in the OC and those women look so OLD with all that crap they do. Revel in your beauty, forget about your age.
      The only thing is, the older you get the harder the ground is when you fall on it.
      Nicole looks like she got fillers to me, but it could just be the makeup.

  25. Marcel says:

    She looks a thousand times better than she did when she first became famous. Less meth’d out, she was literally fresh out of rehab when she did the Simple Life. But I give her the benefit of the doubt: tired mom. But she looks happy, healthy, and pretty!

  26. Alexis says:

    Hmm her face looks different. She had a unique, vaguely ethnic look about her before (isn’t she partially black and/or latina?) which she seems to have started to edit away with plastic surgery. The too-blonde hair she’s rocking isn’t helping. She should go for a darker blonde and less makeup…

  27. chickypoo says:

    Love the dress! HATE THE HAIR, she probably had something done and should stop! noone wants to look like Rachel Zoe.

  28. thePie says:

    Suddenly she has jowels! And her legs look heavier. I’m suspicious she’s pregnant.

  29. dahlia1947 says:

    her face does look off to me. Her face looks plumper and her eyes look tighter in the 6th and 7th pic. She looks like a mannequin.

  30. daisyfly says:

    Too much makeup + bad lighting = way older.

  31. murt says:

    She looks the same; she’s just got a ton of caked on makeup in the later pics.

    I do see the resemblance with Zoe – it’s more the colouring though; both have that great eye-colour.

    I have to say Nicole really has the most beautiful eyes though — I’m always amazed by them when I see pics of her.

  32. murt says:

    They’ve also done a lot of highlighting with makeup in the later pics, which can really make someone look different. I remember the speculation about Serena Williams’s possible plastic surgery – and she did look very different – but it was really just makeup.

  33. Neelyo says:

    Richie has always looked like a Muppet to me, specifically Janis.

  34. CindyBman says:

    Am I the only one who thinks that in the first picture she looks like a 40-year-old (I’m 46, so I’m not slamming the 40′s) suburban Dallas wife?

    I don’t know — she’s just “too much” – too much make up, too much hair, too much muumuu-esque dress

  35. Jen says:

    Is it possible she’s pregnant again?

  36. BetsyD says:

    I think she looks more like Brittany Murphy than Rachel Zoe.

  37. Mari says:

    I think she gained a healthy amount of weight, but it makes her look really good. Though in some angles she resembles Zoe’s raisin face in a creepy way. Stop it, Nicole, it’s not nice.

  38. girlindisguise says:

    I think her face is fuller because she gained a little weight. Definitely had a boob job though.

  39. kim says:

    She’s gained weight in the face because she’s a woman, not a teenager or 22 year old anymore. It’s called aging people grab old pics of yourself and see face changes in yours. OMG people are stupid.

    As for her looking like Zoe? Ummm Nicole has had this hairstyle before, WHEN she was working w/ Zoe years ago.

    Nicole seems to always go back to the over done, so not new or trendy, Bangs look . . .it’s her security haircut it seems.

  40. Miranda says:

    Sorry but hate the dress. Looks like the moths were chewing through the outer layer and revealed the red beneath it. And what’s with the black cut lace at the knee. She looks tacky!

  41. JaneWonderfalls says:

    Face wise I don’t think they look all that much alike, the only thing is the hair in those pics, but other than that if I saw Nicole and her in a pic I would not confuse the two, that’s just me.

  42. lisa good says:

    People always say she cleaned up her act she hasent!! Lainey had pics of her with coke up her nose…

  43. Pia says:

    I think it’s the tired eyes and the deep naso-labial folds that are making her resemble Zoe.
    I’m only 23, so right now I’d like to think I will never be compelled to tweak, but who knows. It’ll never be a peer pressure sort of thing because I live in rural New England, and it is just not part of the culture. Most women here don’t even wear makeup, let alone try to look younger. If anything, many of the 60-somethings look like hairy, 85 year old men because they don’t even try… that will NOT be me!!! I won’t let it happen!! I love my makeup and tweezers too much lol

  44. Kristen says:

    Are you sure that’s Nicole Richie? If it is, she looks suddenly 15 years older.

  45. Trashaddict says:

    The heavy-duty makeup is adding 10 years to her age. I like her younger look. She probably feels glamorous, but she doesn’t look like herself any more. Just another Hollywood blonde cookie cutter Barbie girl.

  46. Brenda says:

    That’s funny. All I can see now are her “tracks”.

  47. caitrin176 says:

    I don’t see any facial resemblance at all between R. Zoe and Nicole. They have very different types of features, and Nicole has those great, enormous eyes, while R.Z. has those beady, little, deep-set ones….I think what is similar is that both are bleached blondes who would look MUCH better with a darker, more natural hair-color. Neither of them, Nicole especially, has the apporpriate complexion for very light hair.I live in L.A., and I have seen women as young as 30 w/ the complete, Botox expression: absolutely no lines in their foreheads whatsoever, no matter how they try to move their immobolized foreheads. It’s such an erie, odd,strained look…If I do ever have Botox, I’d only get a little at a time; the thought of having a face as frozen as a stopped watch is terrifying to me!

  48. Charlottean says:

    Too much makeup…she’s much too pretty to be wearing all that heavy stuff on her face

  49. Violet says:

    Nicole just turned 30, why on earth would she be getting fillers? That, and the breast implants, make me suspect that her husband is cheating and she’s feeling insecure.

    Nicole’s a pretty girl, but being so skinny is going to start aging her rapidly. Case in point: Rachel Zoe is 40, but looks like she’s in her 60s.

    Instead of resorting to cosmetic procedures, Nicole and Zoe should consider putting on a few pounds, wearing sunscreen and giving up cigarettes!

  50. Stellax2 says:

    Rachel Zoe needs to put down the caffeine and cigarettes. She looks harsh all of the time.
    Ritchie should add more lowlights to her hair. Her make-up is too heavy. I’m not a fan of the dress for her figure either. I would imagine being under the lights and cameras would make anyone self conscious and would put on heavier make-up for an occasion. Ritchie has a fresh face. She could definitely use less make up. I’m just happy she cleaned up her act.

    Hey Ladies,

    What is your beauty regimen? I’m curious.
    I’m 40. I try to drink a gallon of water a day. Regardless, of what the experts say, my skin looks better fully hydrated and with good sleep. I’m a less is more type of woman makeup wise except for a very big event. My eyelashes has thinned as I’ve aged. I used to be able to not even wear mascara. I now use a lengthening mascara then put on a volumizing mascara. I cleanse my face every day, take off make-up every night. I exfoliate my face weekly. I also use a retinal at night along with heavy moisturizer. I have circles under my eyes and I use a base and concealer to eradicate.
    I try to eat well with veggies and water based fruits.
    I apply sunscreen every morning. My mom used to plop me on the beach in the sun back in the early 70′s. I finally starting using sunblock in my twenties and protect my skin.
    I’m afraid to try botox. I would consider a filler for my lines on my forehead. All in all, most people think I’m around 30 instead of 40.
    My goal is to look and feel healthy. I’ve spent enough time in So. California and seen enough botoxed up faces to scare me for life. I don’t judge because I have friends who use botox, one looks great and the other looks like a wax figure.

    However, I have the driest hands. I don’t have hands like SJP but if when I clean the house, my hands get rough and calloused even with gloves. Any suggestions? I use an intensive hand cream and it does not do a damn thing.

  51. Ramie says:

    what makes you think Nicole had fillers/’tox if she actually looks more wrinkled than she did before? I’m confused.

  52. LuckyLilGem says:

    The new shade of blonde is a little too light for her- washes her complexion out. Eye makeup is too heavy ages her.

  53. LeeLoo says:

    I don’t think Nicole would be getting pregnant if she just had implants put in. But maybe what we thought were implants were swollen pregnant breasts. I will theorize and say if she did get implants that suggests to me she is done having kids. It’s hard to say but I doubt she would be getting pregnant right away if she just got breast implants.

    As for looking like Rachel Zoe, I’m going to consider it an off night for Nicole. I’m going to chalk it up to cruddy hair, cruddy dress and cruddy makeup job. If she had botox or any sort of plastic surgery I doubt she would have the laugh lines on her mouth. I will agree that smoking is probably aging these women super quickly though, especially Rachel. Hopefully Nicole will take a hint.

    I want to share my other theory on Nicole. I think Lionel Richie is Nicole’s natural father. I think he screwed around with his assistant on tour and in order to bring the baby home to his crazy wife, he needed to pretend that the he was adopting his poor assistant’s baby and he was able to get people to cover up for him. Remember, this wife 5 years later shot him (or attempted to shoot him, I don’t remember) after she found him in bed with another woman. So I think he knew he had to keep her from going batsh**t crazy on him and the adoption story is a cover up.

  54. Ladycj says:

    I don’t understand, if you are there to show your fashion line then wouldn’t you be wearing one of your pieces instead of another designers?

  55. BigHair&Pearls says:

    I remember when this chick was a darker, mixed-race colour and she had extensions that matched her darker, coarser roots! Is she totally Caucasian now?

  56. REDSLIP says:

    She looks tired and like someone didn’t conceal some of her fine lines properly. And it looks like she got veneers. It creeps me out how everyone in Hollywood walks around with the same damn teeth.

  57. Chrissy says:

    That first picture is just awful. Her makeup looks bad and even though she has an olive skin tone, she looks like she’s wearing fake tan. I don’t know why anyone would want to look like Rachel Zoe; she reminds me of s scarecrow. I’ve never liked her style because she looks so much older than she is. And it’s not just her face: the hair, the clothes are all aging her. I don’t think the people she styles look all that great either.

  58. nikko says:

    I think she’s pregnant again. Go Nicole.

  59. EB*tch says:

    It’s just too much makeup and undereye baggage…