Mittwoch, 30. Mai 2012

NEWS: Lauren Conrad Launches British Inspired 'Paper Crown' A/W Collection in the UK!

Lauren Conradʼs clothing line ʻPaper Crownʼ comes over all patriotic exclusively at The Contemporary Level.
Effortlessly chic, red carpet darling and ʻThe Hillsʼ alumni, Lauren Conrad, has launched her luxury lifestyle line across the pond, just in time for Britainʼs most exciting summer. The collection is now exclusively available at avant-garde style hub and boutique experience, The Contemporary Level.
In one of the most proud and patriotic years in UK recent history, Conradʼs Autumn/Winter 2012 collection pays homage to Americaʼs most stylish ancestors, with designs such as the Kensington gown, the Thames short and the Wimbledon skirt.
Conrad notes ʻI am a big fan of British fashion; it is so eclectic and beautiful, I love the ladylike and preppy influences. Itʼs cool and sophisticated.ʼ Conrad polished look has been emulated by numerous women for many years now and her taste in clothes has been admired ever since she rose to fame during the success of MTVʼs “structured reality” show, ʻThe Hills,ʼ which left programmes such as ʻThe Only Way is Essexʼ and ʻMade In Chelseaʼ eagerly following in its footsteps.
Conrad now running the show behind the scenes, it is no wonder then that ʻPaper Crownʼ is entering its fifth successful season. ʻ“Paper Crown” is truly my passion projectʼ she proclaims. The clothing line focuses on pieces with a modern take on classic style, maintaining an emphasis on fit and fabric quality to create staples for the contemporary womanʼs closet.
Conradʼs ʻPaper Crownʼ exclusive UK platform is the new online luxury style hub, The Contemporary Level, a sharp website boutique which features young creative artists emerging from their inner sanctum ready to construct their vision in the real world.
The Spring/Summer 2012 collection of ʻPaper Crownʼ is available now in the UK from The Contemporary Level with the new Autumn/Winter collection debuting in August.

Source: PressKing

Montag, 28. Mai 2012

INTERVIEW: Lauren Conrad Talks Money-Saving Style Tips, What’s in Store for the Future & More!

Lauren Conrad first came to our attention in 2006 as part of the original cast of the reality TV show The Hills, aired on MTV. Since then, her career and status as a fashionista has grown from strength to strength. Fashion lovers everywhere fell in love with her relaxed but classy style. I was lucky enough to be able to have a quick chat with Lauren about her latest book, The Fame Game, her style tips and what’s in store for the future.

First of all, what drew you into the world of fashion?
"I have always loved fashion even from the time I was a young girl designing clothes for my dolls."

Run us through a typical day for you?
"Typically I get up and write in the morning when it is quiet and my head is clear. I then go to my Paper Crown offices to go over designs, sketches, patterns and take meetings. Depending on the day I may have outside meetings for my Kohl’s line or for my books."

What wardrobe pieces should every girl have in their closet this season?
"For summer, something with colour or print."

Where is the best city in the world to shop?
"I love shopping in any city and love the different style takes you see between LA, NY, Chicago, Paris etc. Every city brings its own style and flair."

Do you have any money-saving style tips for us?
"You can never go wrong with basics and neutrals. Start with those key items and build on those with pops of colour and accessories. Here are my top tips:
1. can’t afford a ton of new clothes? Accessories are cheap and can make an outfit.
2. Mix high-end with low-end, like a designer skirt with a tank top or a designer top with affordable jeans. I live in Urban Outfitters jeans.
3. Invest in four black basics: slacks, heels, a blazer, and a high-waisted skirt.
4. Use a tailor. You can find designer pieces for a steal that are off in size and spend £10 to get them altered so they fit right.
5. Don’t follow trends blindly. If you like a certain trend put your own twist on it.
6. Invest in a good pair of shoes and just get them resoled every once in a while."

I have just finished reading L.A Candy, I loved it! What made you decide to branch out into becoming a writer?
"I have always loved reading and when the opportunity presented itself for me to author my own novels I wanted to take that challenge. It has been a wonderful experience."

Your new book, The Fame Game, is about a bad girl who loves to cause drama on her reality show. Does any of that draw on your time in Hollywood?
"There are elements that I pull from everyday experiences in the reality world, but this book is very much fiction and not really based on one particular person or situation."

What was the inspiration behind your clothing lines?
"My inspirations are translated in different ways throughout the process. I tried to make it similar to my personal style. I like dressing really comfortably, but I grew up at the beach in looser, flowing fabrics. Now that I live in the city I have to dress up more, so I tried to combine the two styles. You can dress it up, dress it down. I made it very simple and clean because I like to accessorize. It’s very diverse to wear."

Would you like to offer any advice to people wanting to go into fashion?
"Research the field as much as possible and know the market and the consumer. Intern, work in retail, read magazines. Just immerse yourself in fashion!"

Finally, what does the future hold for you – any exciting plans, developments?
"Currently I continue to design for Paper Crown and LA Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s. I have two more books coming out this October and I also continue to run my websites. There are other projects that I’m working on but I can’t talk about them right now!"

Source: TheUpcoming

Freitag, 25. Mai 2012

PHOTOS: Lauren Conrad Getting Starbucks with a Friend!

Lauren Conrad
and a friend stopping to get an iced coffee
at Starbucks in Santa Monica, California on May 24, 2012.

Source: Zimbio

Dienstag, 22. Mai 2012

VIDEO: Behind-The-Scenes at Lauren Conrad's Photo Shoot for LC Lauren Conrad Summer Collection!

Lauren Conrad's Summer Collection for Kohl's has arrived!
Go behind-the-scenes with Lauren at her Photo Shoot for her LC Lauren Conrad Collection!
Shop the LC Lauren Conrad Summer Collection here.

Source: Kohls

NEWS: Live Video Chat with Lauren Conrad on!

Lauren Conrad announces the official date
for her live video chat on her website
The video chat will be on June 7th on 7pm EST / 4pm PST.
You can submit your questions for Lauren by June 1st
at or HaperTeen's Facebook!

Source: LaurenConrad

Sonntag, 20. Mai 2012

PHOTOS: Lauren Conrad Out for Lunch with William Tell!

Lauren Conrad and her new boyfriend William Tell leaving her condo and
heading to lunch in Brentwood, California on May 19, 2012.

Source: Zimbio

Donnerstag, 17. Mai 2012

NEWS: Lauren Conrad Supporting 'Habitat for Humanity' through the Valspar Color Project!

Valspar® Paint today introduces the Valspar Color Project, an online video series featuring three of today's hottest celebrities as they share how they connect to the power in color. The Valspar Color Project takes you behind-the-scenes as actress and mom-to-be Molly Sims designs her new nursery, fashion designer Lauren Conrad brings color into her office space and renowned cookbook author and television host Padma Lakshmi creates a bold and inviting kitchen. Each celebrity uses her favorite color of Valspar Paint to makeover their room and reveals in a short video why she loves her color and how it transformed the space. As the videos are shared through social media, they will also raise money for Habitat for Humanity, an international nonprofit affordable housing organization supported by Valspar and each of the celebrities.

Now through September 15, every time a Valspar Color Project color story video is shared through the Valspar Paint Facebook page at , Valspar will donate $1 to Habitat for Humanity with a goal of raising $300,000. This amount is in addition to the $3.2 million in cash and paint donations Valspar will make to Habitat for Humanity this year.

Fashion designer and bestselling author Lauren Conrad joined the Valspar Color Project after spending several months surrounded by all white walls in her Paper Crown clothing line office in Los Angeles. She chose Valspar Brushed Rose, a dusty, romantic hue from her favorite color family, pink, to transform her office and bring cheer and inspiration to Paper Crown's creative work space. Conrad, whose color transformation story will premiere on in June, hopes that everyone will watch and share her video so she can reach her personal goal of raising $100,000 for Habitat for Humanity.

Source: Valspar Paint

PHOTOS: Lauren Conrad Heads Off on a Solo Trip From LAX!

Lauren Conrad wheeled her luggage behind her yesterday
when she checked in for a flight out of LAX on May 16th, 2012.

Source: SocialLife

Mittwoch, 16. Mai 2012

NEWS: Lauren Conrad Covers 'CHIC' Magazine in Sweden!

Lauren Conrad covers the swedish magazine 'CHIC' in this weeks.
In the issue Lauren talks on how she beat her body hang-ups.

Source: Chic

Samstag, 12. Mai 2012

PHOTOS + VIDEO: Lauren Conrad Attends the Opening of David Yurman's in Beverly Hills!

Lauren Conrad attends the opening of David Yurman's Beverly Hills flagship
at David Yurman Boutique on May 10, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

Source: GettyImages