We think Lauren Conrad’s a pretty girl. She seems sweet, she’s done a lot with very little (in terms of not having a particular talent) and she appears to be genuinely excited about “designing” clothes, “writing” books and now, giving style advice. Her new guide–Lauren Conrad Style–hit stores October 2010.
But that last one–that is not one we can get behind.
Sure, everyone knows that Conrad doesn’t actually design her clothing collection for Kohl’s. And that her fiction books are ghostwritten by one writer or another. That’s common practice in Hollywood, and we don’t blame her for it.
But to give advice on personal style when yours is so limited? That makes us a little uncomfortable.
Conrad may be gorgeous. And she might wear (arguably) cute clothes. But someone is telling her what to wear. And how to wear it. The big takeaway from a recent People StyleWatch interview is that Conrad suggests taking your clothes to a tailor for a more precise fit. Revolutionary.
We think it’s interesting that people aren’t more riled about Conrad’s latest incarnation. When Gwyneth Paltrow launched her admittedly absurd newsletter GOOP, few were kind. And while GOOP has its embarrassing points, there’s no denying Paltrow does indeed have her very own, individual sense of style. And we’d rather take advice from a silly person with something to teach us than a serious person with nothing real to give.