TV star, clothing designer, mega-blogger and eco-entrepreneur Lauren Conrad answers Lucky readersâ€™ questions about everything from her perfect hair to her new earth-friendly line to her stance on boyfriend makeovers.
Lauren Conradâ€™s office, tucked inside a Spanish-style bungalow, is fantastically homey. Itâ€™s painted mauve and filled with flickering scented candles; there is a tufted rose-colored velvet sofa; her desk is covered with pages ripped from fashion magazines. The 27-year-old Conrad is a certified Hollywood celebrity, but sitting at her desk, barefoot, she registers more as a laid-back, down-to-earth California girl.
But this girl, who tells me, in an OC-surfer-ish drawl, that she hasnâ€™t checked her voice mail in five years, also designs two clothing lines (Paper Crown and LC Lauren Conrad for Kohlâ€™s), has published seven books (all of them New York Times bestsellers), has nearly 3 million followers on Twitter and this past winter launched a collaboration with eco-friendly bag line Blue Avocado. â€śInside every one, there is a tag that tells you how many plastic bottles were upcycled to make it,â€ť says Conrad, who drew on her own experiences for elements of the 20-piece collection, such as the curling iron bag. â€śThe inside is heat protected, for when youâ€™re running to the airport and your curling iron is still hotâ€”that happens to me a lot.â€ť Conrad teamed up with Blue Avocado because she was impressed with their â€śnonjudgmentalâ€ť green approach.
â€śThe company encourages people to make little eco-friendly changes in their life to effect change, like simply flipping off the lights when you leave a room,â€ť she says. â€śI grew up at the beach and I was always involved in beach clean-ups and caring for my environment. So, I think any opportunity you have to be green, whether itâ€™s in business or in everyday life, you should take it.â€ť
This conscientious yet totally unpretentious attitude has helped Conrad (who is working on integrating more eco-friendly fabrics into her clothing lines) win millions of fans, and we here at Lucky decided that nobody is better suited to run an interview with everyoneâ€™s favorite starlet-next-door than these devotees. Using questions submitted on luckymagâ€‹.com, Facebook and Twitter, we let them run the show.