Lauren Conrad’s holiday party with pastel tablescape

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Let The Xmas Parties Begin

Ah yes, it certainly feels wonderful that along with the holiday shopping season in full swing, holiday parties have a season of their own within the gifting season starting tomorrow up till exactly the week before Christmas, so it’s no better time today for Lauren Conrad to party plan with pastel tablescape.

Lauren recruits resources within her own aegis’s to put what will be a wonderful holiday party gathering, simply relying on her LC Lauren Conrad Collection at Kohl’s, seeking out a unique range of bowls, napkins, wine glasses, and tassel table runners matching up with pastel dishes and neutral linens.

Lauren also sets her sights on prop stylist, Kate Martindale, who helped take all these glorious items, and make them into a beautiful soiree to create the perfect pastel holiday tablescape, starting out with Kate choosing her favorite items from Lauren’s collection.

Kate also made a big trip to the L.A. Flower Market on the morning Kate was planning this to pick up the freshest flowers, picking up red and yellow flowers which include roses of course, and placing them in eclectic and vintage brass ranges to set the tone of the tablescape.

And to top the party off wonderfully, Lauren and Kate not only added ice cream to make the celebration as sweet as can be, but made the ice cream a little more boozier simply by adding a wonderful splash of champagne, which brings out the good time in all of us.

Daniel Quintanilla

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Lauren Conrad’s gift ideas in The LC.com Edit

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It’s Getting Closer To Christmas

Already a week within the holiday shopping season, and there’s now only 24 shopping days left until Christmas, even though there’s plenty of time, it’ll go faster than the thought itself, Lauren Conrad today has The LC.com Edit focusing on a few gift ideas you may need.

If you’re looking for that special something to kick off the holiday season, something unique so to speak, Lauren starts out the edit with DIY Clothespin People Ornaments via The House That Lars Built, Christmas tree ornaments that speaks volumes about the love you have for your family.

Sneakers can be hard, or soft, for running, cross training, basketball, football, or even walking, but Lauren went and found a sneaker that you can easily slip on with very little effort that are Rothy’s Sneakers in Sand, where the only objective for these sneakers are to be comofortable.

There’s many ways one can dress festive for the holiday season, whether its a blouse, bottoms, or a dress especially, so it’s only natural that Lauren looks to manicures from “Babe” Metallic Mani by Paintbox Nails showing off sparkling rose gold sequin perfectly lined to take up half the nail from top to middle.

More gift ideas include the Yellow Heart Art “Being Kind” Print, LC Lauren Conrad Weekend Fuzzy Hooded Jacket, nice cookware that are Greenpan Nonstick Frying Pan Set, Vogue’s 73 Questions from Lady Gaga, Tiny Sun Earrings by ARANJEWELS, The Little Market Small Leather Tassel Keychain in Rose, and Shoppe Amber Interiors Brushed Gold Aluminum Tray.

Daniel Quintanilla

Lauren Conrad’s gift guide for your best friends

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BFF’s Need Love Too

The gift guides continues to keep pouring in with Lauren Conrad and her crew today as they cultivate another full robust line of gifts this time focusing on those friends you consider the best, it’s also the first time that the gift guides focus stictly on friends instead of just guys and girls.

One of the best things about Lauren just doing one piece a day and devoting more detail to pieces like gift guides are expanding the reach that includes family and friends, so the friends gift guide begins with Mayberry Slippers that are ridiculously fluffy and comfortable after working long hours.

Jewelry is always the best way to let someone know they mean a lot to you, why not with the delicate Purpose Nepali Necklace handcrafted by a human traffiking survivor, get into the holidays with the LC Lauren Conrad Graphic Tunic Sweater, and what’s a better way to keep your face hydrated than with the Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask.

Now if you’re got flower arrangements on your mind, read a good book like “In Full Flower: Inspired Designs by Floral’s New Creatives” by Gamma Ingalls, BFF’s love instant aromas with The Little Market Hey Girl Candle, and jot down your secret plans for 2019 with LC Lauren Conrad’s “Hidden Agenda” 12-Month Weekly Planner.

Lockets are sacred with lots of families, so BFF your pictures with Luna and Stella’s Vintage Lockets, keep your hair in control with Kristin Ess’s Texture Taming Root Control Iron, and look north to keep delicate jewelry in place with the LC Lauren Conrad Northern Bear Trinket Tray.

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Announces Resort ‘20 Collections

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Australia’s Fun In The American Winter

IMG today announced the event dates for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) Resort 2020 Collections, to be held at Carriageworks, Sydney, from 12–17 May 2019.

MBFWA will showcase collections from the region’s most prominent fashion designers alongside a curated program of emerging talent. Now in its 24th year, IMG has again engaged the support of the New South Wales (NSW) Government for MBFWA 2019, further solidifying Sydney as a global fashion capital.

NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said, “Our support for MBFWA showcases Sydney’s iconic locations to the world and ensures Aussie designers continue to have access to a global audience of buyers, press and consumers each year. As Australia’s pinnacle fashion trade event, the week-long schedule of runway shows is an important platform for fashion labels to showcase their collections, generate sales and grow their business.”

From 2017 to 2018, MBFWA saw 35% increase in international media attendance, 5% increase in global buyer attendance, and 13% increase in designer participation – both on the runway and via The Suites, a curated onsite showroom offering designers a new forum to present their collections.

“The event’s continued growth underscores the value of its 2016 repositioning, which established Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia as the world’s first Fashion Week focused exclusively on Resort Collections,” added Natalie Xenita, Executive Director, IMG Fashion Asia-Pacific. “We’ve since seen double to triple-digit growth across designer participation, international media and buyer attendance.”

Coupled with the growth of MBFWA’s consumer extension, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Edition, to take place on 17–18 May 2019, this anticipated Fashion Week has further solidified its commercial significance in NSW and beyond.

Designers wishing to apply to show at MBFWA as part of the official schedule may apply online:

 

Designer Application Form http://mbfashionweek.com/new-designer-application-form
 

Additionally, St.George NextGen, a program to support and mentor emerging Australian fashion designers, has today opened online applications. Participating designers will be selected by a panel of established industry experts, with winners announced in February 2019. The program will culminate with an official invitation for up to four talented designers to show as part of the NextGen runway show at MBFWA 2019, debuting their collections to a global audience of media and buyers.

Designers selected for St.George NextGen will receive mentoring, industry networking opportunities, exposure to MBFWA’s attending buyers, and invaluable marketing, publicity, digital and social media support to reach a global audience of millions. The program has helped discover and launch the careers of CAMILLA AND MARC, Kate Sylvester, Gorman, sass and bide and Akira at MBFWA since 1996.

Designers wishing to compete in St.George NextGen may complete an online application:

Emerging Designer Competition Application: http://mbfashionweek.com/stgeorge-nextgen

Finally, press and industry registration is now open online. 2019 Registration includes:

·       MBFWA venue access at Carriageworks for duration of the event
·       Inclusion in the official delegate list for invitation considerations
·       Access to official event imagery for editorial usage
·       Free shuttle transfers between offsite and onsite shows
·       Access to Business Centre onsite at Carriageworks
·       Complimentary access to all three Seminar Sessions on Friday 17 May (valued at $160)

An early registration discount is available until 17 February 2019; applicants may register online:

Press and Industry Registration: auregistration.mbfashionweek.com

The digital home for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia will be mbfashionweek.com/Australia, as well as @fashionweekaus, #MBFWA and #MBFWE across Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Social platforms will feature exclusive designer content, livestreams, show archives and social activations.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is an IMG event.

Daniel Quintanilla

Lauren Conrad’s gift guide for your family

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Start Here!!!!!!

Lauren Conrad truly gets started with the gift guides today which is the first of many to come throughout the holiday season, but for the first time, Lauren has gifts devoted to the ones who made your existance possible, gifts for the entire family.

What better way to start out a family gift guide is with a Custom Family Portrait – Floral Edition by Celeste Clark that can be personalized every step of the way, a portrait that uses each family member’s birth month flower, creating a whole new meaning mixed in with beautiful artwork.

From the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), it’s the MoMA Design Store Colorful Backgammon Set that’s perfect for family game night, then comes to Fox Bairn Wood Family Tree with a slice of real wood carving out the family, and LC Lauren Conrad Family Jammies that even dad can get in on the fun on.

Pictures are worth a thousand words, and it’s no less than that with the Artifact Uprising Photo Books that’s fun and easy to put together, there’s no better way to brag about your family than with a PoppyJack Shop Custom Family Doormat, and a Homesick Candle that reminds you of the city and state you came from.

Now your family has unique talents that no one else has, show it off with The Little Market The Chef Gift Box for those that love food, True Botanicals Aromatherapy when family gets stressful, and wrap it all up with your very own family portait from a local photographer that’s good, and near you.

Daniel Quintanilla

Kristin Cavallari’s 3 year anniversary of brother passing now feels real

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Grief Has No Definition

Kristin Cavallari in the most sobering way may have come to terms about the death of her brother, Michael Cavallari, today in a very heartfelt post on Kristin’s Instagram as Michael passed on 3 years ago today out in the state of Utah.

Kristin expressed in no uncertain terms how the third anniversary of the death of Michael is by far the hardest, because Kristin now realizes that Michael’s death is now real, real being on the fact that Michael is not coming back, and the shock of Michael’s death is finally gone.

Today, and everyday, Kristin misses her brother Michael, as well as the rest of Kristin’s entire family which Kristin spoke for as well, the only thing Kristin can say to wrap up about her brother’s passing is “Mikey, We Miss You”.

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All in all in the midst of the 3 year anniversary of the death of Kristin’s brother, Michael, Kristin forged ahead out in Los Angeles, California today a day after the opening of the additional temporary home of Uncommon James out in Los Angeles, California over at The Grove.

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Kristin Cavallari temporarily adds Uncommon James at The Grove in LA

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Travel To The Left

Kristin Cavallari delivered huge news on Sunday about Uncommon James, Kristin announced that she and the rest of the Uncommon James crew are setting up shop for the next few months in Los Angeles, California right in the heart of Hollywood at The Grove.

In fact, Uncommon James begins their journey in the city of angels Monday, going as long as throughout the spring, where there’s plenty of drama to unfold behind the scenes, as it’s a perfect time to get ready for season 2 of “Very Cavallari” on E! in 2019.

Uncommon James has been nothing but a huge success for Kristin, where the brand itself first found huge sales in its products alone, followed by the opening of their permanent Nashville, Tennessee store back in April, where it too saw a celebration of their own to complement Uncommon James.

Kristin too saw success outside Uncommon James with the launch of her second book titled “True Roots”, a cookbook devoted to not only healthy eating, but making healthy eating delicious, where the book itself made its way to the top on the New York Times Bestseller List along with “Balancing In Heels” 2 years prior.

And of course, Kristin found new success in her comeback to Reality TV this past summer with “Very Cavallari” on E!, not only achieving decent ratings, but hitting the necessary demographics like 18 to 49 years old, 18 to 34 years old, and 12 to 34 years old, demonstrating the old and new love fans have for Kristin Cavallari.

Daniel Quintanilla

Lauren Conrad’s favorite ways to give back

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Good Is Great

Today is a day to give back, after all the buys from Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, it’s time for #GivingTuesday, where Lauren Conrad today looks at ten ways to give back as the holiday season gets underway leading up to Christmas.

#GivingTuesday is a movement to help others through the gift of your time, donations, goods, or your voice, Lauren’s first big give is The Little Market, where female artisans make beautiful products, and are featured by Lauren and Hannah Skvarla enabling artisans to make a livable wage selling their products.

Lauren cannot stress enough that she volunteers at dog rescues, because her beloved dogs that are Chloe and Fitz are rescue dogs, adopt a low income family with Baby2Baby supporting families who cannot afford clothes for their children, and it’s always a breath a fresh air to make a donation to one’s favorite charity.

For Lauren, it’s always a good deed, and a good clean act to help out at a homeless shelter making meals for those that need it, as well as donating old clothing you don’t need anymore, or volunteering your time a your nearest children’s hospital.

With the worst wildfires to ravish California in all its history, Lauren puts forth the @welovemalibu campaign to raise money for firefighters and families affected by this devastation, you can also thank firefighters and first responders for their tireless efforts, and make sure you speak up for a cause you care about.

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Lauren Conrad and family get ready for Christmas

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It’s Never Too Early

Yes, holiday decorations are going up across the country, whether it’s on the day after Thanksgiving, the day before, or this week, Lauren Conrad was no different right after the last dish from the turkey day dinner was cleaned up on Thanksgiving night.

It all started Thanksgiving Day with Lauren wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving as Lauren took a picture by the ocean and the rocks with William Tell holding baby Liam James by his side pointing out to the ocean with Liam looking onto the the great big world in front of him.

The next day on Black Friday, the first true day where the holiday season starts without Thanksgiving in the way, is where husband, William goes outside the house up on the ladder to officially start the holiday season at the Tell household by hanging up the holiday lights.

And finally, Lauren Conrad and William Tell do something special with their only child so far by going to the local Christmas tree farm out in the country where Lauren and all them are to shop for the Christmas Tree that will go up, and stay up for the entire season, and little Liam James Tell is the first one of the 3 to find a tree.

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Lauren Conrad builds up the perfect gift box

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Cheer Is More Than Enough

Lauren Conrad got right to work today putting together the first gift box of the holiday season, leading up to lots of men’s and women’s gift guides for Christmas, this first box shows you the ways to build it perfectly in all 3 ways.

Lauren has committed herself to making homemade gift boxes for her loved ones this holiday season, Lauren starts out with a simple wood box and some packing straw to cradle her gifts, Lauren then chooses a theme for her gift box as Lauren gets particular with gifts for each individual.

Lauren’s theme when gift boxing to her loved ones are feminine, beauty, cocktail, travel, and cozy, and all of Lauren’s favorite items include bottle brush trees LC Lauren Conrad, sugars, makeups, candles, and more from The Little Market, cute wine glasses and champagne decorations from Ban.do, and drink stirrers from Sugar Paper.

It may seem unusual for anyone to establish a rule of thumb when they’re giving out gifts (except with holiday cooking), but Lauren has one set up anyway with eat, drink, and burn, gift someone who either likes to eat, likes to drink, or likes to burn something like a candle.

Whether it’s a rule of thumb, or your own line of gifts, Lauren Conrad also encourages you to create your own little gift box any way you like, setting up your own line of gifts with a theme or an idea that you can create for your loved ones.

Daniel Quintanilla