Lauren Conrad: Asking for a Friend
Summary: In today’s social media culture, it’s easy to look around and believe that everyone else has life figured out. But things aren’t always as they appear! Each week, fashion designer, NYT bestselling author and lifestyle expert, Lauren Conrad will host a variety of experts for candid conversations on everything from life, love, and business! Whether it’s the ideal seven-minute morning beauty regimen, how to snap that perfect IG-worthy flat lay or tips for tricking party guests into believing you’re a gourmet chef, Conrad’s guests will offer listeners tips for quickly navigating a Pinterest-obsessed world, as well as offering a healthy dose of reality. Because life isn’t always about knowing how to do everything perfectly yourself; it’s about knowing the people who do!
This week I sit down with Kohl's Design Director Courtney Kirwan, who I work very closely with on my LC Lauren Conrad line. We talk about how to break into the fashion industry, all the work that goes into creating a collection, and where we find inspiration for our designs.
In this episode I sit down with my childhood best friend, media personality and writer Jilly Hendrix to get her insight into the online dating world. She explains the differences between some of the popular dating apps, tells us how to separate people who just want hookups versus relationships, and defines some new online dating terms you may not have heard of.
From iPhone photography tips to investing in the best lens for your DSLR, renowned lifestyle and wedding photographer Valorie Darling shares some ways to capture the most beautiful images possible. Plus, Valorie gives some valuable insight to fellow entrepreneurs looking to build their own businesses.
I meet up with my favorite event planner, Cassie Katz, to talk about what it takes to throw a great event. She talks about what is the most important thing to keep in mind while planning, today’s wedding etiquette and her real feelings on an all cash bar.
Meet Polka Dot Media co-founders, Rachel Rosenbloom and Ilana Saul, who have run my website and social media strategy for many years. We talk about why social media is such an important tool for businesses, tips for optimizing your Instagram content, and the very first place to start if you want to launch a website or social presence.
This week two of my favorite home organizers, Joanna Teplin and Clea Shearer, give us tips on how to establish order in our homes without getting overwhelmed. They talk about their refreshingly simple approach to organization, why the logic behind the silverware drawer can inspire your entire home edit strategy, and some of the stranger (and creepier) items they have found in clients' homes.
This week I sit down with former producer on The Hills, Hello Giggles co-founder, and my friend of 13 years, Sophia Rossi. We chat about what it was like to produce reality TV, lessons learned from launching and selling a successful media company, and her latest venture, a spice company called Hi Note.
This week my co-founder of The Little Market, Hannah Skvarla, gives advice about how to get involved in causes close to your heart and gives a little insight into running a nonprofit. We discuss what motivated us to get started and what we have learned along the way.
This week I am sitting down with my longtime makeup artist, Amy Nadine, to discuss her approach to everyday makeup, how to determine the right look for you and the struggle to find the perfect foundation.
Prop stylist and designer, Kate Martindale, gives tips on how to create a space that will bring you joy, where to shop for important pieces and how to peacefully combine your belongings with someone else's. We talk about different (budget-friendly) ways to customize your place and how to decide what items are worth keeping around (and which ones aren't).
During my interview with Kristin Ess, my longtime hairstylist and founder of Kristin Ess Hair, we discuss the importance of knowing your hair type, how to select the right products for you and how to find easy everyday styles. Kristin also tells the story of how she found success in a very competitive industry by doing it her way.
This week I sit down with NYT Bestselling author, Leslie Bruce, to discuss the transition into Motherhood and all the ups and downs that come along with it. We talk about the pressure we can feel when comparing ourselves to moms on Instagram, who often paint a beautiful and stress-free portrait of Motherhood, and we have an honest discussion about the challenges we all face, how to deal with guilt and adjusting to your new life.
Join lifestyle expert, fashion designer and NYT bestselling author Lauren Conrad as she has candid conversations with a variety of experts on everything from life, love, business and finding balance in it all. Lauren Conrad: Asking for a Friend launches Wednesday, May 8th!