Reality TV star turned style icon turned fashion designer Lauren Conrad is having the time of her life. The young entrepreneur has 2 fashion lines for Kohl's, already has a best seller style book and her blog is religiously followed by fashionistas around the world. In the the March issue of Lucky, (on nationwide newsstands February 5th) Conrad graces the magazine cover with her inherent charm and answers Lucky readers’ questions about everything from her perfect hair to her new earth-friendly line to her stance on boyfriend makeovers to the tips on getting her signature cat eye liner right!
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.”
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.”
What do you and your boyfriend, William Tell, like to do on the weekends? “Honestly, he studies all weekend and I’ve been working. I’m renovating a condo, so I’ve been spending my weekends shopping for home stuff at flea markets.”
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!”
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.”
Do you ever think of writing a dating advice book after having your private life filmed? “The first book I pitched to HarperCollins was a dating book and they did not want it, but I would love to write one.”
How do you learn not to care what people say about you? “At the end of the day it’s going to hurt your feelings if someone says something mean about you, but I've learned to take a step back and ask myself if it’s really going to affect me, if this person who I’m never going to know or meet doesn't like me—and it doesn't.”
What is something we don't know about you? "I wasn't allowed to watch MTV until I was 16 and I got cast [on Laguna Beach] when I was 17. I thought it was funny. I was like, I was just allowed to watch this not that long ago!"
For more fun details, take a look at the behind the scene video of Lauren Conrad's Lucky magazine shoot.