Lauren Conrad is known as a “reality” tv star, author, website creator, and fashion designer. The pretty 28-year old businesswoman has a lot on her plate and always looks good while doing it. But she made time during her busy schedule to respond to a negative description of her personal style that was published in the reputable Allure Magazine. Conrad took to Twitter to share a photo from the publication. In a page called “Typecasting” under Beauty & the Beat, Allure identified four different types of fashion styles and gave descriptions and examples of famous celebrities who embody each personality.
What was Conrad dubbed? “Basic.” Not entirely derogatory, but definitely not a compliment either. Being told you’re basic is the same as being called “boring” or “plain,” neither of which are positive terms for a fashion maven. Other stars given assigned styles? Vanessa Hudgens was dubbed the “Bohemian Hippie” and Man Repeller blogger Leandra Medine was nabbed “Street Stylist.” Kristen Stewart was the fourth star named but her “style title” is too blurry to make out.
Under a paparazzi photo of The Hills alum, the story reads, “Basic: Made famous by Kreayshawn, and viral by YouTube, the Basic woman is remarkably unremarkable. What’s noteworthy about her style is its very plainness. Except to her. She swears those red-soled shoes are cutting-edge.” So the magazine went so far as to outright call Conrad plain and tease her “type” for thinking her Christian Louboutin shoes are enough to make her outfit fashionable. Conrad called out the magazine on Twitter the way she has done in the past with the likes of Heidi Montag and Kristin Cavallari.
While representatives for Allure have yet to comment on the feud, the magazine was just celebrating the fashion designer and author a few days ago. On Saturday, July 19, the brand applauded Conrad’s so-called “Basic” style, tweeting about the “11 beauty lessons we’ve learned from @laurenconrad.” The California-bred blonde, who is engaged to marry fiancé William Tell, was also featured on the magazine’s April issue, which was her third Allure cover!
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