On Tuesday night, MTV will air "The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now," a celebration of the seminal reality show's 10-year anniversary. It seems like just yesterday that Lauren Conrad was perched in the VIP area of Les Deux (RIP), sipping whichever liquor brand had sponsored that evening's festivities alongside a rotating cast of supporting characters, the most fun of whom was unequivocally Frankie Delgado. Times were simpler back then: Brody Jenner hadn't yet begun his inevitable DJ career; Spencer Pratt hadn't yet introduced the world to his majestic crystal collection; and Conrad hadn't yet been called "basic" by a leading beauty publication.
While we at Fashionista never need a reason to revisit the show's glory days (exhibit A; exhibit B), we took Tuesday's anniversary special as an opportunity to hop right back down that rabbit hole. So, what fashion-related activities have the cast members been up to since 2010, we wonder? We investigated — and did so somewhat meticulously.
As far as guidelines are concerned, we only included fashion pursuits, so unfortunately, Stephanie Pratt's "Made in Chelsea" appearances don't count. In addition, we only counted activities that occurred after "The Hills" wrapped, which is why we didn't list Heidi Montag's 2008-era clothing line Heidiwood, or Justin "Bobby" Brescia's Steven Meisel-lensed editorial in the July 2007 issue of Vogue Italia. And seeing as how nearly every single one of the show's cast members hawk products on Instagram, we didn't include any of those #spon posts, either.
Make sense? Let's get cracking.
- LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's (2009-present): An exclusive collaboration over multiple categories that has incorporated such themes as Minnie Mouse and Cinderella, and a runway show for NYFW's spring 2016 season.
- "Lauren Conrad Style" (2010): A 240-page style guide that has received 4.5 stars on Amazon.
- Paper Crown (2011-present): A stand-alone line of bridesmaids dresses and other wardrobe staples.
- The Beauty Department (2011-present): A beauty website launched with Conrad's hairstylist Kristin Ess and makeup artist Amy Nadine dedicated to providing "Your Daily Dose of Pretty." Though Conrad gets credit for being one of the founders, she's since quietly stepped away from day-to-day involvement with the site.
- LaurenConrad.com (2011-present): A comprehensive lifestyle website with #content that ranges from "DIY: Tassel Slide Sandals" to "How to Mix Candle Scents."
- The Little Market (2013-present): A Fair Trade e-marketplace co-founded with Hannah Skvarla.
- Blue Avocado collaboration (2012-2013): An eco-friendly accessories line called "xo(eco)."
- "Lauren Conrad Beauty" (2012): A 288-page beauty guide; 4.5 stars on Amazon.
- Deemed "basic" by Allure (2014): Never forget.
- Attended the CFDA Awards (2016): She wore a $150 look from her Kohl's line.
- "The City" (2008-2010): A sorely underrated MTV spin-off centered around Port's burgeoning fashion PR and design career in New York City.
- Whitney Eve (2009-present): A contemporary fashion line that debuted during NYFW's spring 2010 season.
- "True Whit: Designing a Life of Style, Beauty, and Fun" (2011): A 240-page guide "on everything a girl needs to know to kick-start her life of style;" 4 stars on Amazon.
- "Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model": She served as a judge on the eighth cycle of the show.
- WhitneyPort.com (2015-present): A lifestyle blog launched in March 2015.
- Pronovias "It Girls" campaign (2016): Port starred in ads for the Barcelona-based bridal brand alongside bloggers Jennifer Grace, Danielle Bernstein and Rumi Neely.
- Target activewear collaboration (2016): A forthcoming collection that will be available on Target.com this September.
- Modeling at Miami Swim Week (2011): She wore a vodka-inspired bikini made of glass shards. True story.
- Kristin Cavallari for Chinese Laundry (2012-present): A successful capsule collection that includes imitation snake print loafers, bedazzled pumps and more.
- NFL/Elements collection (2012): An NFL-themed runway show presented with Junk Food during the spring 2014 season of NYFW.
- Kristin Cavallari app (2014-present): An iPhone and iPad app on which she shares her "tips, tricks and insight on health, wellness, fashion, beauty and becoming a new parent."
- "Balancing in Heels" (2016): A 240-page account on her "journey to health, happiness and making it all work;" 3.5 stars on Amazon.
- Emerald Duv (2016-present): A Los Angeles-made jewelry line launched with Chelsea Bulte inspired by the West Coast.
Heidi Pratt (neé Montag)
- "Fashion" (2010): A song from her first (and currently, only) album "Superficial" that includes lyrics like: "I'm so fierce that it's so nuts."
- Bongo campaign (2011): She was the face of the juniors' apparel brand's spring 2011 ads.
- Said to design namesake clothing line (2011): People reported that Patridge was planning to launch "either lingerie or bikinis" in 2012.
- AudrinaPatridge.com (2014-present): A lifestyle blog she created "as a way to share [her] passions." Topics include "Cute Items That Double As Jewelry Holders."
- Posing nude for PETA's "Be Nice to Bunnies" campaign (2010): The ad reads, "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur."
- MeMe London (2014-present): A London-based statement jewelry line for which Pratt designs with co-founders Alexandra Harrington and Andraya Smith.
- "Made in Reality" (2016): A 288-page memoir recapping her time on "The Hills" to the U.K.'s "Made in Chelsea;" 4 stars on Amazon.
- TheLoDown.com (2010-present): A New York City-based website focused on health and wellness with a six-person staff.
- "The Lo-Down" (2011): A 256-page memoir heavy on dating and relationship advice; 3.5 stars on Amazon.
- YouTube channel (2013-present): A page for cooking videos, AMAs and both fashion and beauty commentary.
- Guess "Destination Sexy" campaign (2015): Bosworth starred in summer ads for the American clothing brand.
Justin "Justin Bobby" Brescia
- Brush by Justin Bobby Brescia (2012-present): A vegan, non-toxic hair care line that includes shampoo, facial serum and something he refers to as "puck soap."
- "Prattmopolitan" (2016): A (highly entertaining) Facebook Live series for Cosmopolitan in which Pratt and his wife "call bullshit on Hollywood."
"The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now" airs Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. EST on MTV.
This story has been updated to reflect Conrad's involvement with The Beauty Department.
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