Simple Life star reportedly fainted while shopping in Los Angeles Chris Polk / AP Super-skinny Nicole Richie reportedly fainting while shopping in L.A. By Jeannette Walls MSNBC Updated: 11:48 p.m. PT July 19, 2006 Did Nicole Richie take that phrase shop until you drop too seriously? The super-skinny reality show star reportedly fainted while doing a little retail therapy. Richie who has admitted that shes too thin but has denied that she has an eating disorder collapsed while browsing at Kitson, a chic LA boutique, on July 15, according to Life & Style. She was looking through a rack of clothes when she suddenly fainted and hit the floor, an eyewitness told the mag. The staff helped her to a chair and offered her something to eat. She shot back, No! and mumbled something about it being so hot. Although Richie turned away food, she did accept a glass of water, reports the mag, and after about 20 minutes was steady enough to leave.