It is always fun to see celebrities in a different type of postures we might have not thought of. Although most celebrities find ways to reinvent themselves constantly, the changes are relatively minor in most cases. If you’ve ever wondered what Nicole Richie would look like with a completely different fashion style, the March issue of Harper Bazaar Russia has the answer.

For the Harper’s Bazaar March edition, Nicole adopts a glamorous old Hollywood style being almost unrecognizable at a careless glance. The boho chic look we have come to be accustomed to is replaced completely by a retro look that reminds us of the unforgettable Marilyn Monroe. From the perfectly defined curls and red lipstick to the outfit choices the diva experiments with, every aspect is unexpected yet pleasantly surprising.

The editorial, shot by Katie Bleacher and Dean Everard presents Nicole in a whole new light, in various brightly colored designer clothes, highlighting some of the most important fashion trends for the spring summer 2011 season.

Viktor & Rolf, Prada, Maison Martin Margiela, Dolce & Gabbana, Max Mara, Jil Sander and Yves Saint Laurent are some of the labels that were used for this unusual photoshoot.

The flashy outfits suit Nicole extremely well and manage to express some of the most important style trends of the season. Stripes, oversized earrings, bright hues, mid length skirts or eclectic prints are perfect choices for the summer season as they are very fashionable and instant attention grabbers.

Stylish and colorful, the outfits presented are undoubtedly bold, yet the star certainly has the right attitude to make them work for her. It is definitely interesting seeing Nicole in this completely different posture, still, it is abundantly clear that she manages to tackle the challenge with flying colors.

Photo courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar