back to top

I Went To Lauren Conrad's Fashion Show And Lived Out My High School Fantasy

The reality star and designer brought her clothing collection to New York Fashion Week and I tried to not lose my shit.

Hello. My name is Augusta and I have been shamelessly obsessed with Lauren Conrad since 2004 when she came into my* life via Laguna Beach.

MTV / Via giphy.com

For a taste of how near Lauren is to my heart: Right before high school prom and graduation, I re-watched my Season One Laguna DVDs TWICE in preparation.

*Everyone else's lives too, I guess.

So last week when the invitation to Lauren's first New York Fashion Week runway show came into my inbox, I immediately RSVP'd yes.

I believe I actually wrote "YES, YES, A THOUSAND TIMES YES," but you get what I mean.
Augusta Falletta / Via BuzzFeed

I believe I actually wrote "YES, YES, A THOUSAND TIMES YES," but you get what I mean.

My face was stuck in this excited pose for about three hours and seventeen minutes.

MTV / Via giphy.com

But who's counting?

Which was swiftly followed by a night of this face, but you know, these were very, very happy tears.

MTV

When show night came I was seated right behind Lo Bosworth and Dieter Schmitz.

Quick refresher: Dieter and Lo are Lauren's best friends from high school. Since Laguna Beach, Lo has become a celeb in her own right.
Zach Hyman / Via BFA.com

Quick refresher: Dieter and Lo are Lauren's best friends from high school. Since Laguna Beach, Lo has become a celeb in her own right.

There I am trying really hard to not completely lose my shit/make a fool of myself.

Zach Hyman / Via BFA.com

Just acting natural, you know.

Zach Hyman / BFA.com / Via Augusta Falletta / BuzzFeed

These eyes may look crazy, but they're just really excited that my life has led me here, meeting my hero IRL.

Zach Hyman / BRA.com / Via Augusta Falletta / BuzzFeed

Also next to me was Celebrity Row, most notably seating Chrissy Teigen and Ashley Tisdale.

Let me tell you something about Chrissy Teigen. You may think she's stunning in photos, but she is fucking BREATHTAKING in real life.
Jennifer Graylock / Via Graylock.com

Let me tell you something about Chrissy Teigen. You may think she's stunning in photos, but she is fucking BREATHTAKING in real life.

After about 15 minutes (definitely not listening to Lo and Dieter’s conversation and definitely not hyperventilating) the show started.

Augusta Falletta / Via BuzzFeed

And DAMN, was it a good show!

Can you please just look at the beauty that is this jumpsuit?

Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images

But also this suede motorcycle jacket!

Are you kidding me?
Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images

Are you kidding me?

The whole collection looked like a goddamn dream.

Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images

Once the show was over, Lauren graced the audience with her ~flawless~ presence.

Slaven Vlasic / Via Getty Images

She handled all of the attention with such grace. Just LOOK at her! Nothing phases LC.

Zach Hyman / Via BFA.com

Backstage, she was hanging with Chrissy.

Just kickin' it, no biggie.
Zach Hyman / Via BFA.com

Just kickin' it, no biggie.

She started doing on-camera interviews, just casually being my everything, in this all-white ensemble.

Augusta Falletta / Via BuzzFeed

Excellent outfit choice, right? I know.

At least 15 reporters interviewed her while I was waiting and Lauren had the most well-spoken, poised answers for everyone. She is such a professional.

For all of the talk about Lauren being "basic," she really does know how to make it look like she's totally fine with hundreds of cameras and reporters all up in her face. Say what you will, but that's not an easy feat.
Augusta Falletta / Via BuzzFeed

For all of the talk about Lauren being "basic," she really does know how to make it look like she's totally fine with hundreds of cameras and reporters all up in her face. Say what you will, but that's not an easy feat.

At long last, when my time to interview Lauren came, she told me that she designed her collection with the mindset of wanting women to feel beautiful in her clothing.

And this is the photo she posed for when I excitedly asked if I could take her picture. Fifteen people before me asked for a photo, but Lauren didn't even blink when I asked because she is a class act.
Augusta Falletta / Via BuzzFeed

And this is the photo she posed for when I excitedly asked if I could take her picture. Fifteen people before me asked for a photo, but Lauren didn't even blink when I asked because she is a class act.

And as for the rest of my life adoring Lauren? The rest is still "unwritten."

MTV / Via youtube.com
Connect with As/Is