It's been nine years since we met Lauren Conrad on MTV's Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, and she's still making waves in Hollywood after all this time.
She's the real deal!
The 27-year-old plants her patented preppy self on REDBOOK magazine's March cover in a flirty aqua A-line dress that she rocks like no other.
It's pretty much her trademark!
She wears a dotted version of the silhouette inside the mag, and also poses in leather leggings and bold red blazer while styling other models for the shoot.
In addition to the cute photos, LC gives some insight onto her life as a fashion designer, saying:
"Whenever someone comes up to me and says, 'I'm having trouble shopping.' I tell them to pull out their 10 favorite, most-worn pieces, then build a wardrobe around them. You need to figure out what you gravitate toward, what makes you feel good — and those staples are going to be different for everybody."
"At first, I was just designing for myself. Then I started getting comments from women who didn't have my body type, saying things like, 'I have a larger chest and can't wear this tent-shaped dress.' So I've learned to make pieces that don't necessarily flatter me but look great on someone else."
"I spent years in school for this. It wasn't just, 'I like clothes! I'm going to make some!'"
"When you're growing up, you play dress-up — it's a game, it's a pastime. And then as you get older, getting ready and looking nice becomes this constant stress. I want to make it fun again."
Just keep doing what you're doing, Lauren. It's obviously working!
[Image via Melanie Acevedo/REDBOOK].
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