Lauren Conrad on Her Fashion Career & Making it in the Industry


Lauren Conrad shot to fame on ‘The Hills’ which documented her fashion career as she worked at Teen Vogue and later at People’s Revolution PR company. The reality star has opened up on those early career moves which were well documented, saying that she still hears from girls who are interested in following in her footsteps, just because they want to attend fashion shows. She also laughs about her style at the time, admitting it now makes her shiver, but she also fit in and wasn’t alone in her choices:

“I still, to this day, hear girls saying that they wanted to get into fashion because of the show. I don’t know that we even glamorised it at all – we definitely showed that you were stuck in a closet and you were reprimanded often – but it was a career that people didn’t always think of right away. That said, I definitely wasn’t a trendsetter. The early 2000s were an interesting period for fashion. And as much as I get shivers when I look at photos from that time, I’m comforted by the fact that most people standing around me were doing the same thing. It wasn’t great, but I wasn’t alone.”

Lauren admits it wasn’t easy having her career documented on the show because it put her under great pressure to perform well and advance. She says that there was a lot of stress involved but it always worked out in the end, even though she did begin to question if it was the job for her:

“I definitely had a lot of moments where I thought, ‘I don’t know if I can do this.’ [Being on those shows] was always accompanied with a lot of stress, a lot of questioning myself, and wondering if I was really cut out to work in the industry, but it always came together for me during fashion week. Not during all of the craziness and all of the press, but rather as soon as the [fashion] show started. There is just some sort of magic to it.”