With a new TV show titled ‘Fashion Star’ which just made it’s debut, fashionista Nicole Richie seems to have everything she could have ever hope for as with a fashion label out, a musician husband, two kids and a glamorous life, who could complain?! To show off her style icon worthy fashion style, Nicole Richie graces the cover of California Style, where she also shares info regarding her Cali-girl style, family life, work and more, so check out highlights of her interview and stunning photo spread.

Nicole Richie, who was born and raised in California, states that she is very fond of the place that she grew up in, a place that offers plenty of benefits due to the great weather but not only. She tells California Style that:

“I’m a California cheerleader. I love the people and the weather. I love my personal space, and the older you get and once you start having children, you really appreciate that. It’s my home. I have history here. I have a lot of inspiration.”

Growing up in the spotlight, Nicole Richie had plenty of talented people surrounding her, so no wonder that she eventually ended up fructifying her creativity which has helped her become a style icon, a fashion inspiration for women across the world. The 30 year old has juggled acting, fashion and jewelry design with acting and writing, and among all of these details that helped her career bloom, Nicole still managed to find the time to balance family life with work. She tells the magazine that:

“I can’t sit here and say that it’s easy all day long. I’m just figuring out how to make it work. But I really don’t have anything to complain about. I have a very supportive family and husband and that makes it so much easier. My parents live here. They’re each 10 minutes away from me, and they’re very eager to come over even when I don’t want them to.”

Nicole wasn’t always toe ‘go-to-girl’ for fashion advice as she was harshly critiqued in the past for her fashion choices, but with time Nicole managed to transform herslef from ‘the ugly duckling’ into a true swan, by polishing her style to perfection. Elegance and chicness are now the characteristics that define her style, so no wonder that she’s made the perfect choice by sharing her style with her fans, by launching not one but two fashion lines, Winter Kate and House of Harlow 1960. She says that:

“There are people who’ve supported my dreams overall, and I’m so thankful for them. But it’s still a new business, and there are challenges every day. It’s definitely a lot of work, but I thrive on being challenged. I want to learn more and more every day.”

Check out Nicole Richie full interview and fabulous spread in the March 2012 issue of California Style Magazine. Photos courtesy of California Style