Houston Tibits scored a terrific interview with Lauren Conrad. Check it out below.
TIDBITS: First let’s talk about your cover for the May 2012 issue of Glamour that’s out on stands. WOW! You look fantastic. How much “pull” do you have with the cover look and inside shots?
LC: It’s really all up to the magazine—that’s kind of part of the deal. They’ll let you have input on the concept of the shoot, but once the photos are taken, you’re emailed the cover a few days before and that’s how you see what’s coming out.
TIDBITS: Do you have any pre-photo shoot tips for looking fab in front of the camera?
LC: My biggest thing is to get a good night’s sleep. And to avoid salt and alcohol.
TIDBITS: Your books put such an interesting spin on the ways and woes of reality star scenarios. Did you ever imagine that your reality show experience would be such successful fodder for a future writing career?
LC: I’ve always really enjoyed writing, but I considered it more of a pastime than a career path. Growing up I was so focused on the fashion industry, that it never occurred to me that I could do both.
TIDBITS: A day in the purse of Lauren Conrad, designer of Paper Crown apparel. What are your three must have items?
LC: Keys, translucent loose powder and cell phone. Actually two phones: my Blackberry and iPhone. I’m on training wheels with my iPhone right now—I’ve been in a seriously committed relationship with my Blackberry for years, but I need the iPhone for a camera and for uploading things to my website. I always think it’s funny how quick people are to switch over—I’m having such a hard time breaking up with my Blackberry!
TIDBITS: What signature cocktail will you be sipping this summer?
LC: I’m one of those people who every time I go to a new place, I let the bartender pick something for me to try. But my go-to drink is vodka and water with lime juice. Or I’ll do a tequila with soda and lime, kind of like a skinny margarita, but I’ve heard that soda causes cellulite – not sure if it’s true, but I think I’ll try to avoid that! But I also make sure and drink water all night long. Somewhere after age 23 I realized that I could barely take a sip of alcohol without waking up to a hangover. So now, it’s water all the time.