Hilton posed alongside her sister Nicky for David LaChapelle in September ,  in a shoot that appeared in Vanity Fair and is credited with putting her "on the map". Toggle Search. Shooting for the new season began on February 27, That year, she introduced a lifestyle brand , helping to design a purse collection for the Japanese label Samantha Thavasa. But where did it all start? A jewelry line designed by Hilton was sold on Amazon. In , Hilton released her book Confessions of an Heiress , which became a New York Times Best Seller , in , she appeared in the horror film House of Wax , and in , her self-titled album, Paris , was released worldwide; it reached number six on the Billboard ,  with her debut single, " Stars Are Blind ", quickly becoming a hit around the world. On her persona, LaChapelle stated: Paris initially made her own millions in The Simple Life, a 'reality' TV show that ran from until and attempted to coerce her and co-star Nicole Richie into doing menial tasks having been separated from their credit cards, limousines and mobile phones. The series premiered on December 2, , shortly after the release of Hilton's sex tape,  and was a ratings success; its first episode attracted 13 million viewers, increasing Fox's adult 18—49 rating by 79 percent. Her range of shoes being the strangest of her ventures because she has a size 11 foot — a size that designer shoes do not make and the only part of her body that she could not have changed at whim with cosmetic surgery. After a fleeting stint as a pop star on her own label, Heiress Records, she turned her mind towards the material, lending her name to handbags, watches, jewellery and shoes. She would giggle and laugh and be effervescent and take up a room". Neither Richie nor Hilton spoke publicly about their split, although it was speculated that they fell out after Richie showed one of Hilton's homemade sex tapes to a group of their friends.