Style Shot: Simone Harouche and her Brussels
We got to hand it to Simone Harouche: not only did she single-handedly transform the Dirty Xtina to the “Back to Basics” pin-up, but she’s credited as the mastermind behind Nicole Richie’s signature style. After building a roster of clients from J. Lo to Miley Cyrus, Harouche created a collection of handbags using vintage textiles scavenged over the years. The result? Her eponymous line of handcrafted carryalls, shoulder bags and hobos, Simone Camille. Sourcing fabrics and embellishments from all around the world—India, Pakistan, Egypt, Morocco… trust us, this girl gets around!—Harouche’s handbags embody the bohemian charm of the ’60s with a quirky, Marrakesh twist. Simone Camille has since spawned a second line, “Skins,” combining luxe leathers with one-of-a-kind trinkets. Harouche was also recently tapped by Richie to come on board as a consultant for her line, Winter Kate Our shared love for Céline and CHANEL was an easy jumping off point for our newfound friendship as were her extensive set of silk kimonos. Her trove of vintage treasures rivals some of the best we’ve ever seen… what can we say? Girl’s got good taste.