Pregnant Nicole Richie has no plans to reduce her work load as she nears the birth of her second child – because she wants to ensure all her hard work on her fashion range pays off. The socialite has been keeping herself busy designing jewellery, clothes and shoes for her House of Harlow 1960 label, and on Thursday (06Aug09) she launched a new line of maternity wear for clothing company A Pea in the Pod.

She’s currently in her third trimester, but Richie is determined to continue working on building her fashion empire to make sure it’s a success. She tells, “I have my second collection of House of Harlow 1960 (jewellery range) coming out in November, and my regular clothing line coming out in Spring 2010 along with my shoe line. I’ve been working extremely hard. It’s amazing.”