How Lauren Conrad Went From MTV Reality Princess to Social Style Queen

The lifestyle guru proves that nice girls finish first

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"I'm a little nervous. I'm a lot nervous!"

It's nearly 7 p.m. last Wednesday, and Lauren Conrad does indeed seem a bit anxious as she has her signature winged eyeliner touched up backstage at an event space in Chelsea. In just a few minutes, the former reality star's 6-year-old fashion line with Kohl's, LC Lauren Conrad, will stage its first runway show during New York Fashion Week.

For the past hour, viewers at home have been following the behind-the-scenes action, as models rush through hair and makeup, cute waiters pass around glasses of pink champagne, and VIPs—including familiar faces like Conrad's longtime best friend Lo Bosworth and celebs like Chrissy Teigen and Ashley Tisdale—arrive for a pre-show party.

While this certainly isn't Conrad's first major on-screen event—as the star of MTV's Laguna Beach and The Hills, everything from her senior prom to job interviews have been captured by the cameras—it's certainly...



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