Tag Archive: Lauren Conrad

Jul 04 2013

The Art Of A Great Selfie: Celebs Show You How It’s Done!!!

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Instagram: @RosieHW

Perfecting the art of a great selfie is something that I find a challenge, I either come out looking like I have an alien sized head, my glasses look 10 inches thick, or I get the shakes trying to reach out far enough to get myself all in the shot, and don’t even get me going on the popular #FromWhereIStand selfie, I can never seem to be able to do it without making myself look short and chubby.

OK, I am not saying I want to do a selfie every day, I wouldn’t put you guys through that, but it would be nice from time-to-time to show off my glasses, or my outfit without getting my boyfriend involved, and I am totally blaming all the celebrities in my Instagram feed for making it look so easy for my desire to perfect it.

Granted they generally are already flawless to start with, Rosie Huntingdon Whiteley I am talking about you, they have make-up artist and hair stylists on call, and have their pick of the most amazing clothes but I was thinking that maybe I could learn a thing or two from their shots.

My favourite celebrity for selfies has to be Rosie, she always looks incredible, just check out the great angle she is working to show off her perfect pout and those amazing sunglasses, seriously love everything about her. Another celeb to steal selfie tips from has to be Khloe Kardashian, I love her in the car shots, she always captures the light perfectly.

Then there are the celebs who are all about eye contact, check out Victoria Beckham, such a great shot of her, to the girls that just want to have fun, I am looking at you Miley and Lauren Conrad with a bow in your hair, and they are joined by a horde of models and actresses like Miranda Kerr and Jaime King all showing how it is done.

So here is what I came up with on how to master the selfie:

  • Find your angles, very America’s Top Model but come on if Tara was doing a selfie master class she would have so said it. I find the best shots are captured when your phone is slightly above eye level and away from you at a 45-degree angle, and I always tilt my face slightly away so no shine off my glasses.
  • Great posture really does make you look slimmer, especially in pictures, so stand tall and keep your chin down so we don’t all see up your nose.
  • Natural light is your friend, so head outside, if you are indoors head towards the windows and get the sun to illuminate your face, trust me it will look better than artificial lighting.
  • Get to know your filters, whether that’s in Instagram or another photo editing app, filters can really help make you look better. I find if I am tired or my skin isn’t looking too good then the black and white filters such as Willow can make all the difference, I also love the effect of X-Pro II.
  • But most of all I have realised to smile and have fun – it is only a selfie!!!
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Instagram: @KhloeKardashian

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Instagram: @MileyCyrus // @LaurenConrad

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Instagram: @Jaime_King // @MirandaKerr

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Instagram: @VictoriaBeckham

So a tough crowd to follow – but here goes – a #Selfie I prepared earlier in my office. This took 10 attempts, I have found not too close, natural light but not too much with my glasses, a great background – I couldn’t leave Barbie out, and smile!!!

Have you perfected the selfie? Leave me any tips you have below in the comments – as I kind of feel that I should have hashtag this pic #SelfieInTraining.

Apr 04 2012

Cover Loving: Lauren Conrad Poses Topless For Glamour US

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Wow, this is a side of Lauren Conrad that I haven’t seen before, there is an added confidence from her in this risky nearly nude cover for the May issue of Glamour US. Unlike other celebrity topless covers this one has a natural feel about it, LC looks fun and flirty without being trashy, and come on those are the cutest  Bluemarine floral applique briefs.

I really do think that the whole editorial shot by Peggy Sirota is just gorgeous, the use of Miu Miu, her own label Paper Crown, and Bill Blass is just cute and girlie, and lots of incredible bling from Tiffany’s.

In the accompanying interview that I can’t wait to read, Lauren discusses her love life, how she feels about her body, what really happens on reality TV, and what keeps her grounded.

One sneak peek that was on the Glamour website that caught my attention had to be the LC talking about her friendships on The Hills, “The show is what brought a lot of us together, and when it was gone, we didn’t have anything in common anymore.” Does this make anyone else sad? I still think that she meets up with Whitney in the fashion cupboard, goes clubbing with Audrina, and flirts away with Brody!!!

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What do you think of the cover and fashion spread?

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Jan 17 2012

Golden Globes After Party: Lauren Conrad In Paper Crown

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Who: Lauren Conrad

Where: At the 13th Annual Warner Bros. & InStyle Golden Globe After Party at the Beverly Hilton

Wearing: A navy silk dress from her own label Paper Crown, accessorised with an oversized Christian Louboutin clutch and caged Jimmy Choo heels

Verdict: Well we haven’t seen a lot from LC lately, a failed reality show and splitting from her boyfriend though has done her good as she looks amazing. I brought you details of her label Paper Crown a while back and this is a gorgeous-yet-simple dress from that line that works perfectly for the after party vibe.

As Lauren puts it “less is more” - I love that she is letting her accessories shine, that oversized clutch is clutch and has an elegance about it, which works nicely against the mini-length of the dress.

What I also appreciate from this look is that she understands that she is just there for the party, she isn’t involved with the awards so no need for a full on floor-skimming gown, and hasn’t gone for the shock-and-awe approach of wearing next to nothing like Erin Wasson. Seriously ‘less is more’ is a good style rule to go by!!!

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Jun 05 2011

Cover Loving: Lauren Conrad In Paper Crown For Lucky

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Lucky’s July cover star is the gorgeous Lauren Conrad, and what makes this cover even better is she is working her own designs from her new line Paper Crown.

I showcased some of her debut collection back in April, and now for her latest cover with the American magazine she is wearing a Paper Crown jacket, vest and leather shorts, teamed with Christian Louboutin heels, and she looks hot!!

In the exclusive interview for the magazine she discusses launching her fashion label, MTV not picking up her reality series, and her summer style essentials. As well as that LC is also taking over Lucky’s Tumblr page as guest editor from June 6-10, and you ask her anything you want, questions about Paper Crown, her new beauty website The Beauty Department, or whether she still sees Whitney, Audrina and Brody.

Apr 22 2011

In Pictures: Lauren Conrad Paper Crown AW11

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Lauren Conrad has been busy since she left The Hill: she has become a best-selling novelist, a style icon, fashion designer first with her own line, then with Kohls and now with her friends via her new project Paper Crown, oh and did I mention she also set up her new beauty blog this week, The Beauty Department.

I make no secret that I loved The Hills and LC, but I am seriously loving her debut autumn/winter 2011 collection for her new label, Paper Crown.

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Granted, they aren’t the most original of designs, but Lauren Conrad has delivered her modern take on classic style, and generally speaking a very commercial contemporary line with lots of pieces that I love. The collection is composed of ultra romantic maxis, chic cocktail attire; menswear inspired pieces and tailored basics. I have fallen in love with the feminine charm of the line, especially the floaty maxi’s, and I adore the styling of this lookbook, elegant, youthful and playful.

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No word yet on stockist, or whether it will even come across the pond, but I have to have this maxi skirt and jacket – gorgeous and chic.

Mar 24 2011

Lauren Conrad Show: Why MTV Why?

I was excited about Lauren Conrad’s return to reality TV, especially as I adored her in The Hills, but then MTV dashed my plans for a first show party when they cancelled the show before an episode had even aired. Then someone puts out this promo, and it is just plain unfair – it is amazing – I LOVE it.

Rumours are doing the rounds on t’internet that other American networks are looking into picking it up *fingers crossed*. I don’t know about you, but I want to see what LC has been up to on her fashion line Paper Crown, and whether or not any of the other Hills girlies are in it.

What do you think of the promo? Would you watch it?

Jan 08 2011

Covergirl 50th: Lauren Conrad Gorgeous In Quail

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Pic: via Quail

Who: Lauren Conrad

Where: At COVERGIRL 50th Anniversary celebration at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood

Wearing: A cream silk Quail Rapp dress, with three-quarter sleeves and wrap drapped detailing to the front, teamed with Jimmy Choo Ember heels

Verdict: The beauty of this dress is in its simplicity. I have to admit I wasn’t aware of the LA-based label, but with a name inspired by the ‘hipster slang term in the 1960′s to describe a woman or a girl’, it sounds like my type of clothing. This dress really sits nicely on LC, and this classic style is probably one of my best dressed of the night, I love it!

I am also really loving her grey nails – want!!

Shop Her Style: Apparently Quail is stocked in Urban Outfitters, but I found it on sale off the label’s website. It isn’t exactly the same, in my opinion better as it is a rasperberry shade. The price is amazing it is only $139.

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Pic: Quail Rapp dress

On Her Hair: Loving the brunette hair, LC suits blonde but her new hair looks gorgeous on her, obviously going for sophisticated elegance for her new line Paper Crown. Her hair stylist Kristin Ess tweeted, “2010 red was the new blonde. 2011 brunette is the new red.” I totally agree!!!

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