Lauren Conrad: The reality TV golden girl and budding fashion designer dishes on her favorite things, why she’s forced to shop and the Heidi drama.
ARE YOU AS MUCH OF A SHOPAHOLIC AS YOU SEEM ON THE SHOW?
I do a lot of shopping, but it’s not always for fun. We film six or seven months a year, five days a week, and I almost never wear the same thing twice on camera. I try not to repeat outfits when we’re filming because after they edit it, it can look like I wore the exact same thing two days in a row! But I also understand value. Even with shoes, which are my biggest indulgence, I’m careful with how much I spend. I was crazy for these $600 sandals, but I could not imagine paying that much money for sandals. I saw a similar pair from Steve Madden, so I bought those instead!
WHAT WAS YOUR STYLE LIKE IN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL?
My friends and I grew up on the beach in our bikinis. We even wore them under our clothes at school. Our unofficial uniform was either a Juicy tracksuit, or a Seven denim skirt and C&C tank with a bathing suit bottom underneath. I don’t think I even owned underwear in high school!
YOU’VE HAD YOUR SHARE OF RELATIONSHIP DRAMA. WHAT’S YOUR BEST GUY ADVICE?
You should be with someone you love being with, but at the same time, you don’t need that person to make you feel whole. I’ve already been in a relationship where I felt incomplete when I was away from that person, and I don’t think that’s the way it should be. I think the person you end up with should make you feel like the best version of you.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS AT THE MOMENT.
-I love anything by [designer] Phillip Lim. He’s good at doing feminine details, and every piece he does is special.
-Liquid black eyeliner in “cleo” by mark
-Hot green tea with one Splenda
-MythBusters and Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel
-The song “Jungle Love” by the Steve Miller Band — I can’t stop repeating it on my iPod!
AFTER ALL YOUR UPS AND DOWNS WITH HER, DO YOU THINK YOU AND HEIDI MONTAG COULD EVER BE FRIENDS AGAIN?
No, but regardless of what has gone on between us, I will still say she was one of the best friends I’ve ever had. She was great, we had so much fun, I could tell her anything, and she was always there for me. That’s what made [our falling-out] so difficult. This wasn’t just someone I was good friends with, this was my best friend.
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Sometimes I hate it when people take the high road.