More than trips to Paris and mascara tears, The Hills will be remembered for its connection to fashion. Not only did we covet the going-out tops and high heels Lauren, Heidi, Audrina, and Co. would sport during the work day or late nights out at Les Deux, we watched as they followed their dreams at FIDM, Teen Vogue, People’s Revolution, and beyond. Which means it’s not entirely out of left field that three years after the finale, three of the show’s protagonists have clothing lines of their own.
To refresh your memory, Lauren Conrad created LC Lauren Conrad, a collaboration with Kohls, in 2009, followed by Paper Crown in 2010, while her former fellow intern Whitney Port’s Whitney Eve first hit the runway of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in 2009. Kristin Cavallari is the most recent cast member to reveal her sartorial sensibility, partnering up with Junk Food to curate a high-end line of female friendly football apparel for NFL/Elements. Before you scratch your head, remember: she’s a WAG now; it makes sense. “Mine is completely different,” Kristin told VH1 earlier this week of her new designs. “This is, again, strictly for the runway and strictly for the NFL. This isn’t something that you’re going to be able to buy for months on end.” Fair enough, K. Cav. But a girl can dream! And as far as LC and Whitney go, their lines are still around, and very much available to be purchases, in botiques, large-scaled discount stores, and online. We might even own a piece or two…
As another fashion week wraps up here in New York City, let’s take a look at three ladies who put their lives in front of the cameras and are now banking on what they send down a runway. Whose line do you love most? Whose clothes do you own? And who needs to find a way to shop another reality show?
She might be the new kid on the block, but her skirts and dresses cater to those who want to show support for their team (or their significant other) without compromising their sense of style. Then again, true sports fans wouldn’t necessarily want to compromise the grand tradition of a vintage team tee or cozy pullover. Football season is largely cold, remember? And with distinct–and at times, unflattering–color patterns, not all NFL logos are club-friendly.
Homemaking for the 20-somethings. Like Blake Lively, LC is trying to prove to her peers that idolizing Martha Stewart can still be sexy. She’s parlayed her reality fame into a handful of other successful ventures–from books to beauty products–and her looks reflect that varied utility. Because a girl who frollicks in fields with flowers should also be able to give a presentation to her bosses, right? The headpieces that hit the runway in ’08 are a bit much, but, to be fair, the fascinator trend wasn’t played out until AFTER the royal wedding.
The California native has translated her bi-costal ways into a sleek line perfect for a woman on the go with Whitney Eve. Like LC, transitional pieces that can be dressed up or down make for the perfect addition to any wardrobe (but in those color combinations?).
And which former Hills star do YOU think is the most stylish? Let us know in the comments.
[Photo Credit: Getty Images, Whitney Eve, Lauren Conrad]