This blog post and interview was done by Kristianne Young our Campus Ambassador from Arizona State University. Twitter Handle: @kristianneyoung
If you love fashion, beauty, and reality TV then you surely know the name Lauren Conrad. Lauren may be most famous for her part in MTV’s hit series Laguna Beach and The Hills. However, Lauren isn’t just the Teen Vogue intern who said no to Paris for a boy, Lo’s best friend or the down-to-earth blonde beauty we have come to know and love via our TV screens. Over the past few years she has added successful businesswoman, fashion designer, and author to her resume.
Lauren took some time while on her book tour for her second book series titled “The Fame Game” to answer a few questions for our Intern Queen readers!
Here are ten things that LC wants you to know about fashion, careers, and of course internships. Enjoy!
The most important reason to have an internship under your belt
LC: Experience. The best way to learn is to do and see. Being hands on with an internship can show you what happens in real situations.
What she learned from her internship at Teen Vogue
LC: I learned that I was better designing than I was at marketing and business. That doesn’t mean I am not hands on in both but I saw where my strengths were and built on that.
Favorite and least favorite parts of interning
LC: The grunt work is never easy. Keeping track of the clothes, getting it to shoots, unpacking, packing. But it is some of the most important parts of the job. Without the clothes and credits we wouldn’t have had shoots.
Why fashion, books, and beauty
LC: Fashion was my first love and I always wanted to pursue it. I also love to read so becoming an author was exciting and something I am proud to be. As for beauty I am a girly girl at heart and playing with glam looks is especially fun for me.
Advice for those wanting to start a business
LC: Research the field, the competition, the need and the market. Perhaps try working for someone first before you invest a lot into something on your own.
Where she finds inspiration for her clothing lines
LC: From everyday life and from my travels. I also like to pull from things in nature. Colors, textures – inspiration is all around us.
Interview outfit advice
LC: Look clean and professional. Wear something that isn’t too short or that you need to fidget with. The interview should be about you and not your clothes.
Interview Beauty advice
LC: Hair should be clean and makeup minimal.
Advice for fashion industry hopefuls
LC: Work in retail, know the market and the customer. Study fashion, read magazines and take as much in as you possibly can.
LC: I love blogs and websites. Anything from Pinterest to whowhatwear.com. There is so much out there that I like to look at.