You might recognise this style icon from the early 2000’s, starring in Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and The Hills. The television personality, Lauren Conrad, has flourished since then into a New York Times best-selling author, fashion designer, entrepreneur and hard-working boss mum.
Responsible for the L.A. Candy fiction trilogy, three books on beauty, style and cooking, her own clothing line and somehow managed to fit parenthood into her lifestyle, she’s an inspiration to all hard-working and aspiring businesswomen.
The American star is one of the most down to earth and humble people in the biz, and I had the pleasure of asking her a few questions about her career, including a judging stunt on one of my favourite shows of all-time, America’s Next Top Model.
You can find her books, fashion label and everything LC at her official website HERE.
Ellie: In 2004 you starred in Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and The Hills in 2006, what was the experience like?
Lauren: Being on TV was a whole new thing for me as a high school student, but looking back on the experience as a whole it was really positive. We had a great producer and crew and really became a family. Being on the shows offered me so many opportunities that I will always be grateful for.
ES: What inspired you to write the L.A. Candy trilogy?
LC: I had always loved reading books and when the opportunity came for me to write I wanted to push myself to try something I hadn’t done before. It was a learning experience but one I really enjoy and have now released 6 books with more to come.
ES: You recently published a book in October 2012 called Lauren Conrad – Beauty, featuring tips on hair styling, make-up, skin care, etc. What gave you the idea to write this book?
LC: So many times fans ask or write to me about tips and “secrets” on beauty. From nails to skin to hair etc. I figured since I have worked with so many amazing artists that it would be nice to take all I have learned over the years and out it into a book. It was actually one of the hardest books to write as I didn’t realize just how many tips I had to share.
ES: You currently have two fashion lines, Paper Crown and LC Lauren Conrad. Can you tell us about these lines?
LC: LC Lauren Conrad is a line I sell at Kohls which offers clothes for school, work and special events. We also offer some really great shoes. The line reflects my California Chic style. Paper Crown is a line I just started a few years ago with specialty items for the contemporary woman.
ES: In 2009 you were a guest judge on the 13th season of America’s Next Top Model – I can imagine that would have been an amazing experience! What was it like?
LC: It was a great experience but it wasn’t easy. For me it’s never easy to judge people when they have all worked so hard.
Until next time,