Lauren Conrad in her new LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's collection.
In case you couldn't tell by the sweat dotting your forehead while you were waiting for the subway on an overcrowded platform that clocked in at 90 degrees, or the fact that the cold brew was sold out at your corner coffee place (Mondays, man), summer is here. Yeah, sure, fine, it doesn't officially arrive until June 21, but if the weather forecast and iced coffee demand is any indication, a new season has commenced and with it comes an unshakeable need for new clothes. Enter Lauren Conrad.
It seems like just yesterday we were lauding Lauren Conrad's decision to dye her typically blonde 'do pastel purple—APRIL FOOLS, it was yesterday (which, coincidentally, was April Fools' day). Turns out LC totally punk'd us and Photoshopped her lavender hair. Well, joke's on you, Lauren, because we are now convinced you should do it for real. More convinced than ever. We know Kristen Ess has the ability, we saw the color she "mixed"—quite the elaborate prank involving your hair colorist, TBH—so why not let her plop that mixture on your head? It looks sooo good.
Lauren isn't the first reality show star to fool the public into thinking she had gone purple—Nicole Richie posted a purple-haired pic to her Instagram, only to reveal she was joking. But then...she did it IRL. Will Lauren follow in her footsteps? We hope so.
Unless this is some kind of April Fools joke, Lauren Conrad has taken a purple plunge. I hope it's not a joke—her hair, as always, looks perfect. Like, I want to go to the drugstore right now, buy some purple dye, and color my hair in the bathroom. Sorry the sinks are stained purple, coworkers, but this was a hair emergency—bye boring blonde, hello pretty purple!
It was only a few weeks ago that we were complimenting LC's short, springy 'do and now she's taken the look to an entirely different level. This pastel purple isn't the first unnatural color Lauren has tried out—she's gone both pink and multi-color before—but it's the first time she's committed to having the shade for more than a weekend. In a blog post, she explains that while she normally uses temporary dye, this time she went with semi-permanent, which lasts for six to eight weeks. A bold move, but one I respect (and envy), since it looks so good.
It seems like just yesterday that Lauren Conrad was gracing the cover of Allure and revealing her deepest beauty secrets (JK, it was two days ago!). One such secret involved one of LC's best assets—her hair, of course. "I can't remember the last time I didn't have extensions," she told the magazine. "Extensions are great. And they've come so far in the last few years." We read that and naturally assumed she was just talking about, y'know, the gorgeous hair on her head. But apparently Lauren likes her fake tresses to be pretty AND multifunctional...namely, doubling as makeshift unibrows.
Lauren Conrad on the cover of 'Allure' magazine.Photo: Allure
Lauren Conrad has always been a California girl. She's blonde and sun-kissed, sophisticated and casual. Oh, and duh, she was the star of Laguna Beach and The Hills. Although she's maintained her beachy personal brand, she certainly has come a long way since her Brody Jenner-pining days. LC is now an author, fashion designer, business owner, Instagram guru—you name it, she does it. And as of this month, she can now add "three-time Allure cover model" to her ever-growing resume.
Lauren Conrad with her new and old hair.
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In the YouTube hair tutorial circles that I run in, Lauren Conrad is a hair god. She was the OG of braided bangs, showing off her braiding skills on The Hills. She was riding the ombre train way before it was a ~thing~, she dabbled in "Bardot bangs" and pink tips last spring, and, generally, she just has totally enviable, beachy waves. As an expert in all things related to LC's hair, imagine my complete shock when, yesterday, she debuted a shorter and sleeker new 'do! So long, curling iron. Welcome back, flat iron. If Lauren is into straight hair, I'm into straight hair (JK, but not really).
With the end of the year nigh, we've been reviewing 2013's most stylish stars. We rounded up the musical dudes and ladies whose aesthetic had you talking, we looked at how Miley Cyrus totally nailed the '90s, and we realized that this was totally the year of the designer track.
We now turn our attention to the stars of our very own MTV shows. When they're not crowding our TVs with their beautiful faces, they're stunning on red carpets, sitting front row at Fashion Week, and heading their own fashion empires. MTV stars are a busy bunch, y'all. *hair flip* Let's see what some of their biggest fashion moments were this year!
Holland Roden's 2013 looks.
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It's no secret that we LOVE Holland Roden. Sure, we liked her before April, but after watching her slay as MTV.com's Movie Awards Red Carpet correspondent, we fell even harder. Look at the plunging neckline on her black DKNY dress! While her Teen Wolf wardrobe errs on the preppy side, IRL Holland dabbles in menswear-inspired looks in feminine patterns and colors. She also sat front row at five New York Fashion Week shows, so we expect her 2014 style to be as edgy as ever.
Looks from the LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's December 2013 collection.
Life's a beach for Lauren Conrad right now. In the last two months alone, she's managed to nab a Cosmo cover AND one seriously studly fiancé. If I were LC, I'd be like, "Welp! I think that pretty much covers it for 2013. My job here is done." But instead of coasting through the remainder of December, Conrad decided to go all can't stop/won't stop on us by releasing a ton of sneak-peek pics from her latest LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's collection, which will hit stores later this month. Stacked with cozy knit sweaters, dainty dresses, and collared blouses, the winter line has made life (no joke) an ACTUAL beach for the designer, who modeled the collection on the sandy shores of Southern California.
For the January 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan, Lauren Conrad put on a bunch of super pretty party dresses and dished on the details of her recent engagement to law school student and former Something Corporate rocker, William Tell. Of course, her hair looks perfect in every shot. Like, SO perfect that I'm starting to think the girl MUST be wearing a wig. Not really, but if there are wigs out there that look like LC's hair, then consider me sold.
Anyway, among the many frocks Lauren wears for her shoot are a pink and purple silk dress with a beaded bodice and a canary yellow number that she accessorizes with a pair of red and neon green open-toed heels. Yes, the color scheme might seem a bit unconventional, but Conrad's confidence (and again, really great hair) makes the whole thing look seamless.