nicolerichie_inksfootweardeal.jpgFirst accessories, then maternity wear and now shoes. Nicole Richie has taken the next step up in world of celebrity fashion design by signing a footwear deal with Modern Vintage.

The pregnant TV star will début 20 shoe styles under her label, House of Harlow, set to launch in spring 2010. The line will also include "a small assortment of apparel, bags, sunglasses, belts and other small accessories."

"Nicole is designing everything herself. She's totally devoted to this, and we're creating a whole lifestyle around her aesthetic and what is true to her," said manufacturer, Rick Cytrynbaum.

No prices have been set, but the line will be available throughout select department and independent stores. Cytrynbaum didn't rule out the possibility of expanding the line.

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