Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Lauren Conrad's Hair
Lauren Conrad is my friend. Well, not technically. We only met once. But like so many other 20- and 30-something women, I've been following her life and career since she was a teenager. I watched every episode of MTV's The Hills and Laguna Beach, I've read all her young-adult novels, and I read her website The Beauty Department (and pin its gorgeous DIY images!). To top it off, I buy (pumpkin-scented) candles from the globally sourced ecommerce site she helms, The Little Market, and I can't pass up an affordable find from her eponymous brand at Kohl's. So by the time I sat down to chat with Lauren at an event celebrating John Frieda's resurrection of its cult Beach Blonde line, I felt like we were old acquaintances just picking up after a few months apart.
When I asked her if it's weird that fans (like me!) believe they have this automatic connection to her, she charmingly responded "no." She went on, "When you do a show like I did, you kind of depend on that. You want people to relate to you and understand the things you go through, and that's the reason why they watch the show. I don't think it's that weird! It is also all I knew for a really long time, so no!"
Well, thank god I didn't totally freak her out when I admitted that I hope she turns her YA novel L.A. Candy into a movie. And that's when she gave me that doe-eyed, understanding look we've all come to know from years of watching her make up and break up with Adrina, Heidi, Kristin, and company and assured me that she, too, would love to make it into a big-screen hit. "Maybe someday," she teased. And there's still hope for the LC empire to keep growing. Keep reading to get to know Lauren Conrad even better that you already do (and yes, we talked about her dreamy wedding)!