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Reality TV star turned fashion designer/New York Times bestselling author/blogging extraordinaire Lauren Conrad personifies easy, breezy, California style. From her daily uniform of a C&C tank and ripped jeans on Laguna Beach, to the side-braid style she made ever-so-popular from her days on The Hills, to her sophisticated and simple style as of late, there is no look that this beachy (now ombre’d) blonde can’t pull off.
So what is the secret to LC’s fabulous, yet effortlessly chic style? She has figured out what is most flattering for her, and runs with it. She is able to dress up basics with fabulous accessories and fun hair and makeup, yet never wears anything overtly trendy or embellished. Her upcoming fashion collection, Paper Crown, places an emphasis on fabulously simple, timeless pieces that can be mixed and matched to create a plethora of looks suitable for any occasion, body type, or style.
Lauren’s most recent looks showcase her ability to put trendy hair and makeup looks with simple, well-tailored clothing to create a style that is all her own. Let’s take a closer look!
On a recent appearance on Chelsea Handler’s show (just hours after she turned in the manuscript for her fifth novel – is this girl an overachiever or what?!), Lauren looked gorgeously glam in a black mini-dress with lace overlay, worn with chunky wooden platforms. Her hair was perfectly plaited to the side and with the help of makeup artist Amy Nadine (with whom Lauren runs beauty blog, The Beauty Department), she looked positively radiant. You can get Lauren’s look by pairing this dress [choose one]
with shoes from Lauren’s own Kohl’s line: http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/womens/brandswomen/lc/shoes/PRD~785408/LC+Lauren+Conrad+Victoria+Platform+Sandals.jsp
Amy Nadine definently used a nude lip color to help.
How do you think Lauren Conrad’s style can be translated best to your own life?
Jen & Charlotte
First date, your best friend’s wedding, a long overdue night out on the town with the girls….do you ever find yourself desperate for an incredible makeup artist to make you look and feel as glamorous as those strutting the Red Carpet? If only there was a place where you could pop in and have your makeup done by the best artists with the best products, and not feel obligated to purchase. Well ladies, the dream is over. It does exist. Enter Makeup & Go! It’s the first-of-its-kind, full-service makeup studio providing time-pressed beauty lovers a one-stop-shop to gorgeous! With their first location in Cali, I was lucky enough to meet some of their incredible artists and outfit their kits with the latest and greatest from tarte. While working with them I soon realized the scope of their talent; their chairs are filled with the everyday woman one minute and Hollywood’s glam goddesses the next. For awards season, Makeup & Go! has created additional pop-up shops to ensure those smiling for the camera are looking their best. With all that being said, I figured the perfect artist to chat with for February is one of Makeup & Go!’s very own, Anna Marco. Read our Q+A to learn more about her endless talent, and if you happen to be in the Brentwood area head to Makeup & Go! to sit in her chair. No appointment necessary. Easy access to the best talent? Well, that’s just AMAZING.
I was just reading the line up for the Coachella music festival in Indio, California this year, and the article mentioned that the same promoters are launching a similar music event on the east coast, at Liberty State park in New Jersey. The festival won’t be quite the same as Coachella where most concert goers camp out in the desert, instead trains and ferries will shuttle people in for the 3 day event along the waterside with the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan as a beautiful back drop. Major headliners like Radiohead are expected to be announced. I can’t wait, sounds like a pretty cool event!
~Maureen and I just got back from our business trip to San Francisco yesterday…so I’m a little out of it today. The trip was good though, especially since we had a little downtime to do some shopping. I don’t know what it is about getting out of your own city—all the stores in SF were the same, but all of a sudden it was like a new world of shopping! I think we both did a little damage (I’m wearing some of the spoils today) but I redeemed myself by picking up a pair of Phil’s favorite summer shoes at J.Crew. So it wasn’t completely selfish. -alexis