Lauren Conrad is quite the chameleon. She seems to be becoming more successful by the minute, and her career is showing no signs of slowing down. And can I gush for a second? I WANT TO BE HER. Look at her, she's fabulous! Needless to say, she's my girl crush.
I've been there since the beginning, watching Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County as a high school sophomore, before MTV programming went way south. Back when she was LC, a high school senior who was hopelessly in love with Stephen. Or at least that's what the producers at MTV wanted me to think (editing is a powerful thing). Whatever, I wanted them to be together, and had my fingers crossed for something to take place when they both moved to San Francisco. At the start of the second season of Laguna Beach, she moved back to Laguna from SF and eventually fell for Jason. Y'all remember the fashion show incident, when he kissed his ex-girlfriend, Jessica? Drama! Lauren later moved to Los Angeles to attend the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising while simultaneously filming The Hills and interning at Teen Vogue. What a glamourous life, amirite? Minus turning down a trip to Paris to move into a beach house with Jason.
I obviously sided with Lauren during the infamous falling out with Heidi. We've all been there, having the best friend whose boyfriend is AWFUL. I was inspired to write this post because I found that all six seasons of The Hills are on the Netflix (girl scream!) and that's going to take up a lot of my free time over the next few weeks.
Plus, she's the inspiration for the side-braid, which helped me re-discover my obsession with French braiding. I used to practice all the time on my American Girl dolls, and I started practicing on my old roommate. We called this look the "Lauren Conrad braid." Real creative, right?
According to her website, she is also currently working on her first novel, The Fame Game. The book hits shelves April 3, 2012. She's also working on another book, Lauren Conrad BEAUTY!, which will offer her personal insight and instructions to keep you look fabulous 365 days a year.
I'm also current obsessed with Lauren's blog, The Beauty Department, offering the Internet daily doses of pretty. The site is a collaboration of the former star of The Hills, her hairstylist and makeup artist, Kristen Ess and Amy Nadine. The blog features hair and make-up tips and tutorials, skin issues, nail trends, tools and countless quick tips (all with pictures).
She's my style idol. She always looks so girly, classic and put-together. Part of the reason why I respect Lauren is because she's obviously passionate about fashion and worked her butt off to get where she is now. In 2007, she launched her first line, The Lauren Conrad Collection. Lauren's second line debuted shortly thereafter in October 2009, LC Lauren Conrad, which sold exclusively at Kohl's. LC launched her third clothing line, paper crown, in 2011. Her resumé is stacked, and she also worked with Kelly Cutrone, who might be the scariest/most fierce fashion PR woman ever (and another one of my idols). I can't help it guys, I love her and I always will.
Are you as obsessed with LC as I am? What are your thoughts on her clothing line? Read any of her books? Will you be spending hours reliving the drama of The Hills on Netflix with me?