We girls here at Wardrobe like to keep our fingers firmly placed on the fashion pulse, but contrary to what you might think, we don’t just stand around trying on clothes and looking in shop windows all day…
Oh no, we are actually rather intellectual. In fact just this week I myself purchased a book. But not just any book, no, it was a style guide from none other than LA’s favourite fashionista, Miss Lauren Conrad.
We Wardrobe ladies have always loved Lauren’s MTV show The Hills, not just for the back stabbing (and most recently the plastic surgery), but also for the fashion.
Because of all the different characters in the show, from LC and Audrina to Lo and Stephanie, there are lots of different styles. And all the Hollywood parties they ‘have’ to go to, keeps them re-stocking and re-styling their wardrobes, meaning more ideas (and better viewing) for us.
If you’re like me, you will have been wondering how the girls managed to wear a new outfit every time they were on-screen (I have trouble doing that five days a week just for work.)
Well, in Lauren’s new book,(following on from her inventive LA Candy series about a reality TV star in Hollywood, sound familiar?) she teaches you how to do just that.
I know some of you might be wondering why I bothered spending my very hard-earned cash on a book written by a reality TV star, and believe me I did ask myself the same question. But, in my defence, I found it for £7 on Amazon, and I’m ashamed to say that I do really love LC. And having spent an hour reading through it (there are a lot of pictures) I have to say that it’s actually quite good.
Fashion fans will find it very informative, as there is a handy hint and tip for practically everything you’ll ever need, and The Hills fans will find it a great addition to their guilty pleasure collection.
And not only is there plenty of help to pick the perfect jeans, ideas to choose the best t-shirts and tips on how to shop vintage. There are also chapters on make-up for all occasions, how to get the most out of your jewellery and all importantly, hair. Style shows you how to create perfect pony’s, undone up do’s and how to get Lauren’s trademark tousled boho beach vibe.
All in all it’s not going to win a Pulitzer Prize any time soon, but I think Lauren’s 15 minutes of fame has helped her to collect a fair few items of clothing, so why not share with the world how she wears them?
I’ll definitely be using some of the handy hints she gives in the book, such as collecting staple pieces and customising clothes I already have, so for me it was a £7 well spent.
Have you brought Lauren’s book? What do you think of her style?