Happy birthday LC! Today is Lauren's 27th birthday and to celebrate we're throwing the reality star — turned author — turned designer a celebratory birthday style stalk. If you're familiar with Lauren Conrad's first reality show you'll remember her sporting a classic Californian wardrobe of halter tops, lightwash jeans and thongs (or should I say flip-flops?). Noice. The Hills shortly followed (from '06 to '09) and so too did her wardrobe experimentation with different styles, including girly (floral dresses), rock (leather jackets and leggings), and classic looks (endless Chanel handbags); the majority now coming courtesy of her clothing label Paper Crown. Wanna stalk the birthday girl's style from the very beginning? Click on for a trip down LC lane.
We still have a soft spot Lauren Conrad, even though the The Hills wound-up back in 2010. The reality star-cum-fashion designer has always had a knack for nailing that laid-back Cali-girl vibe, and coming up with pearlers of down-to-earth advice, be it style or love-life related. Have you read her book? LC landed herself the March cover of Lucky magazine, and being the gem that she is, she answered the reader-submitted questions with her usual honesty. God love her.
Is there a piece of style or beauty advice that you think sort of changed your life? I can’t remember who told me this, but it was ‘Get your clothes tailored.’ Like most people, I used to wear clothing off the rack. But having them fitted to me makes a really big difference, especially with pieces like a cocktail dress. Little nips and tucks can take 10 pounds off you.”
How did being a former reality TV star affect your reputation in the fashion industry? The TV show did not help my reputation very much. It was difficult to be taken seriously. But I think the fact that I went to school to study fashion and worked in the industry helped me. I think it’s a good thing to feel like you have to prove something, because you’re always going to have to work a little bit harder.
Are there any fashion moments you regret? I try to never look back at how I dressed in the first few seasons of Laguna Beach because it was pretty bad … head-to-toe bad. This past summer, MTV replayed every episode and I would always see it and be like, Ahh, noo! I wore these capri denim pants a lot and they were so bad.
Do you tinker with your boyfriend’s style? A little bit but not really. He’s just a jeans and T-shirt guy, which I like. I like no-fuss style. Sometimes I’ll buy him clothes and sneak them into his drawer!
Step inside to see Lauren work her classic sense of style for snapper Dewey Nicks and Lucky.
If Kristin Cavallari were to take our poll on whether you play up your eyes or lips, she’d be firmly Team Eyes. Sure, she’s busted out a bold lip on a few occasions, but the reality star/sometime actress has the whole smoky eye routine down-pat, whether she sticks to traditional black or works in some grey or gold. She gained popularity as a beachy Cali girl on Laguna Beach, and it’s a look she’s kept consistent through the years: bronzed skin, blonde hair and sunny smile. Her TV career may be on pause at the moment after the end of The Hills, but she still has reason to celebrate: she turns 24 today! Flick through our gallery and take some inspiration from the birthday girl.
Back when Kristin Cavallari first started making red carpet appearances she was all about keeping things casual, with jeans and Summer dresses on high rotation. Fast-forward a few years and the reality star’s style has gone the way of her Hills co-stars — she loves short, strapless frocks, gets to choose her red carpet getup from designers like Zac Posen and Zuhair Murad, and has a shoe wardrobe filled with Sergio Rossi heels and Christian Louboutins. So while she doesn’t have a fashion line under her belt (yet), she turns 24 today, meaning she’s got another reason to frock up and celebrate! Enter our gallery to see her style transformation, and here’s to wishing Kristin a fabulous birthday!
Australia’s very own answer to Laguna Beach debuts today on MTV. Freshwater Blue is a reality show that features 12 young adults from Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Scenes were shot in Freshwater and in Queensland’s Surfers Paradise over the last year. One of the stars, Nicola Johnson, recently made headlines for pashing singer and Lara Bingle love interest Jason Derulo during his recent trip Down Under. The show’s season premiere is in the odd timeslot of 4:30PM (AEDT) today and I have to say there are a lot of f-bombs flying around for that kiddie-friendly hour. Take a look at the preview (NSFW) and tell me, will you be checking out Freshwater Blue?