Lauren Conrad

Friendship Bracelets Are Back (and Way More Stylish This Time Around)

Apr/28/2014 at 06:00 AM ET

Back in the day, we loved friendship bracelets, those braided string creations we made at summer camp or in middle school. So it should come as no surprise that editors here are really into the upgraded version of the bracelet: These ones are made with luxe materials, feature a little sparkle, play well with bangles and watches, have a celeb following (Rachel Zoe and Lauren Conrad are fans of the brand) and are the perfect boho-bling-y touch to all your spring and summer outfits. And we should also add that these friendship bracelet stacks of three normally go for $150, but we nabbed ‘em for you for way less than half that price. Because that’s what friends are for.

Click on your favorite color way above in the video (or just click here), add ‘em to the cart and enter STYLE15 at checkout for an extra 15% off the already-reduced price (if it’s your first time shopping Joyus.com).

Now you just have to decide if you’re going to keep the whole stack for yourself (yes, that’s what most of us did) or divide it up and give two to your best friends.

–Zoë Ruderman

Six Degrees of (Style) Separation on Social Media

Apr/09/2014 at 05:39 PM ET

Kristen Wiig blondeLloyd Bishop/NBC/Getty

While skimming our social media outlets today, we noticed that all of the things we clicked on seemed to connect one way or another. You may think that Marc Jacobs has nothing to do with Nick Cannon (and Marc might think so too) — but you’re mistaken! Just to make sure didn’t miss some of the major moments on Instagram and Twitter today, we rounded em up and made the connections just so you can see how small (say, six degrees apart) the fashion world actually is.
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Lauren Conrad Shares Her Top 25 Bridal Gowns -- We Pick Our Faves for Her to Wear!

Apr/09/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Lauren Conrad has always loved fashion (she designs two lines, Paper Crown and LC by Lauren Conrad), so we’re expecting some pretty big things from her wedding dress. The bride-to-be told Martha Stewart Weddings that she’s been thinking about her gown since high school. “Bridal is unique because of the quality of the fabrics and the silhouettes,” she said. “It’s such an important part of someone’s big day, and I always thought that was cool.”

Will she go classic or modern? What would go best with her signature cat eye? How will she wear her hair? So many questions, and they’re only partially answered in her list of 25 gowns she loves, complete with notes on how she’d style them. We’re not shocked she’d ditch the “rocker” black leather gloves with this Vera Wang strapless design, and we’re pretty convinced the girl won’t go short or A-line or tea-length — she could do that any time (and in fact, she does — a lot).

So we carefully went through her list and picked three dresses we think are legitimate contenders for Conrad’s big day. From left …

Lauren Conrad Courtesy Oscar de la Renta;Courtesy Marchesa;Courtesy Elizabeth Fillmore;Inset:Monica Schipper/FilmMagic

Oscar de la Renta: The designer has a penchant for all things precious, which is why we think this Oscar De La Renta dress could be perfect. “There’s something so sweet about this one,” she says of the gown paired with a scalloped veil. And yes, we totally peg her as a veil girl. Based on her engagement shoot, Conrad loves anything diaphanous and gauzy. Plus, she praises how the layers on the veil work with the layers on the dress without being too “matchy-matchy.” Amen, LC.

Marchesa: Remember when you thought peplum was dead and then it showed up everywhere at the Oscars? If someone else was going to rock it, it’d be Conrad in this Marchesa sheath dress. She says that the lace makes the waist detail “not overwhelming.” She’s also the voice of reason about the practicality of the peplum: “Peplums are much more flattering than people think because if you have the curves, it shows them off, and if you don’t have them, it gives the illusion.”

Elizabeth Fillmore: Since she now has a simple (and stunning!) solitaire round engagement ring, what better to wear it with than this dramatic Elizabeth Fillmore piece. Described as “eyelet-embroidered high-low wrap ball gown with ostrich feathers,” it’s a high-fashion mouthful. But as Conrad points out, “It’s already styled.” Throw on some delicate shoes (we’d pick these gold Manolos to go with her ring) and prance down the aisle in style.

Do you agree with our picks? What type of dress would you like to see Conrad wear? Share your thoughts below.

–Catherine Kast

Lauren Conrad's Purple Hair: April Fools' Prank or the Real Deal?

Apr/01/2014 at 01:55 PM ET

Lauren Conrad Purple HairCourtesy Kristen Ess; Inset: WireImage

Lauren Conrad has been in a jokey mood lately. (Remember her recent experiment with the Frida Kahlo-style unibrow?) So we weren’t sure if her latest beauty move — purple hair! — was real or an April Fools’ prank.

Conrad posted a photo on her blog Monday debuting a lavender wash all throughout her hair. Our first thought: This is a bold move for someone who is planning her wedding. Our second thought: It’s not her first foray into bold hair color, so maybe it’s real? Read More

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Curious What Lauren Conrad Would Look Like With a Unibrow? Wonder No Longer

Mar/27/2014 at 03:18 PM ET

Lauren Conrad unibrowCourtesy Kristin Ess

Lauren Conrad is a lady who knows what she likes, stylewise. On any given day, you’ll see her in cat eye liner, beachy waves or a topknot, and an A-line dress. But there’s something different about her in this picture, posted on her stylist Kristen Ess’s Instagram, that we just can’t quite put our finger on …
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The Face Mentors Talk Red Carpet Regrets, Google Glass Is Getting Cooler and More Must-See Style News!

Mar/25/2014 at 01:21 PM ET


Think supermodels don’t have fashion moments they regret? The Face mentors Lydia Hearst and Anne V are here to tell you otherwise. Watch our video interview with them, above, in which they talk about how new hair (and bad choices) led to red carpet outfits they’d rather forget. [The Face]

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Lauren Conrad: 'I'll Never Go Bob Again!'

Mar/12/2014 at 12:10 PM ET

Lauren Conrad haircutCharley Gallay/Getty; Inset: Stephen Shugerman/Getty

Short and sweet is not Lauren Conrad‘s mane mantra.

The fashionista, 28, laughed when asked about a photo posted by longtime hairstylist Kristen Ess that had many fans speculating that Conrad had made a huge crop. In fact, Conrad says she’ll save you the speculation in the future: You’re not going to see her with a short haircut again.

“No, I’ll never go bob again,” Conrad insisted to PEOPLE — having most recently (and very briefly) sported the do back in 2007.

“[Ess] actually texted it to me right when she posted it and she was like, ‘Some people have asked me if this is you,'” the Malibu Island Spiced Rum spokesperson said at an L.A. event for the brand. I was looking at the picture and I was like, ‘My head is bigger than that. I have a large head.’ “

Holding up her hair to show off the current length, Conrad noted that she isn’t one to put her hair on the chopping block without some serious thought.

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