Allure’s April 2014 Cover Girl Lauren Conrad Shares Wedding Planning Tips

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She looks amazing in these photos. One of the few MTV girls who seems to have her head on straight and used her fame to create a career.

Lauren Conrad met her fiancé, law student William Tell, on Valentine’s Day two years ago. (They were set up by a mutual friend.) “We’ve set a date, but we’re actually not telling anybody. We’ll send out the save-the-dates, but until then…” the 28-year-old says with the wisdom of someone who has been a paparazzi target for a decade. “It’ll be about 200 people, but I’m still figuring things out.” We asked her how she’s planning a wedding while her fiancé studies.

Gauge his interest. “I ask him if he cares before I start asking questions. So I’ll say, ‘I’m looking at food or flowers or whatever,’ and before I even get into it, I say, ‘I want to know if you care about this.’ Sometimes he does, and sometimes he doesn’t.”

Be fine with his answer. “I’m glad [Tell] doesn’t care about the flowers. I wanted him to see sketches of the dress, but he said absolutely not. I’m wearing it for him! But if he doesn’t want to see it, I don’t want to make him. He loves music–that’s his life–so he picked the band.”

Time yourself. “I’ll ask him, ‘Is this a good time?’ I keep a list. So when it’s a good time, I’ll say, ‘OK, just real quick…’ And I keep it short. If you don’t do it in ten minutes, then you lose him.”

Don’t stress. “One of my girlfriends got married a couple years ago, and I talked to her the next day. She was like, ‘Yesterday I was a bride; today I’m just married.’ She was so bummed. Are you kidding me?! My friends who enjoyed their weddings the most were the easygoing girls. Things are going to go wrong; not everything is going to be perfect. But at the end of the day, we’re married and happy, and it’s great.”

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“Take any trend you want and relax it. That’s how California does it,” Conrad says of her beach babe style. “If it’s silk button-up shirts that are in, you probably don’t button them all the way, and you cuff a sleeve, you know what I mean? It’s almost like how your outfit looks at the end of the day.”

“Your bed is for sleep and sex,” Conrad says her busy schedule and habit of working in bed. The author and designer also has a wedding to plan, as she and former Something Corporate guitarist William Tell became engaged in October 2013.

 

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Get The Look: Kaley Cuoco Kids Choice Awards Makeup

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mark Celebrity Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg paired a pink glossy lip with an edgy eye for Kaley Cuoco at the 2014 Kids Choice Awards today.

“The inspiration was girly punk,” Greenberg said. “We smoked out the eye and gave it some black liner for the edge and kept the lip girly with a gloss.”

While getting ready for the show, Kaley shared this Instagram of her and Jamie getting ready:

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