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A while back, Lauren Conrad reached out to her blog’s readers.

She wanted their help naming pieces in her ’09 collection.

Finally, she’s made a decision. Here’s her blog post confirming the names.

Hey! I just named my Fall 2009 collection and here are the names I picked…

Crystal, Julia, Elysha, Jane, Jennifer, Allison, Nikki, Kelly, Lyla, Laura, Natalia, Evelynn, Katrina, Aubrey, Jamie, Vanessa, Jenny, Robyn, Mia, Stevie, Naomi and Tricia.

Thank you guys for sending in so many names! I wish I could use them all, but I can use more for holiday and resort. Thanks again!


Lauren Conrad kicked off the first-ever Style Week Orange County™ at Irvine Spectrum Center.

Thousands reportedly flocked to the event at which she unveiled her holiday collection.

The Orange Country native received rave reviews from the organizers.

 Lauren Conrad really helped energize our week of fashion by putting on a fantastic show,” said the Marketing Director of the Center. 

Here’s an interesting one.

Wyclef Jean has recorded a new song he says was inspired by fashion designer-athlete, Venus Williams.

The Haitian-born Grammy Award-winning musician/producer/social activist also wrote the song, “Venus (I’m Ready).”

He says he’s inspired by the spirit, character and prowess of the American tennis champion, who recently took home her third Olympic gold medal (with her sister Serena) in the women’s doubles match at the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

“Venus (I’m Ready)” is slated to premiere as Venus Williams’ theme music during the 2008 US Open tennis tournament in Flushing, Queens, New York, running from August 25 through September 7.

For more information about the song, visit

Steve & Barry’s is being sold!

The line of retail stores will be officially bought on Monday by BHY S&B Holdings LLC.

Turns out it means nothing to the customer (yet).

Under the terms of the $163 million purchase agreement, the majority of Steve & Barry’s 276 stores will continue to serve customers nationwide, according to a statement issue by the stores.

All of the collections they carry by Sarah Jessica Parker, Venus Williams, Amanda Bynes, Laird Hamilton, Ben Wallace and Bubba Watson, will remain in stores.

However, company reps did say that BHY S&B Holdings has made no decisions concerning which Steve & Barry’s stores will close or when, although an announcement is anticipated in the next week.




Multi-platinum singer. Movie star. Philanthropist. Entrepreneur. Fashion designer. Beer drinker?

Everyone knows about Jessica Simpson’s daisy dukes body, handbags, shoes and healthy lifestyle.

The all-American beauty and world-renowned entertainer has a passion for working out and making healthy food choices.

And now she’s signed an agreement with a new light beer called Stampede Light Plus.

The beer was started by a fitness expert and former Anheuser-Busch marketing employee, Lawrence Schwartz, and formulated by the late Dr. Joseph Owades (the creator of the first-ever light beer in 1967 — now Miller Lite).

It’s a strange endorsement, I think.

But I guess in the end, it’s all about the paper.


The Associated Press reports:

LOS ANGELES – Lauren Conrad has designs on an Emmy — or at least designing a dress for next month’s awards ceremony. The star of MTV‘s reality hit “The Hills” will be creating a “couture red carpet gown” for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards, the TV academy said Wednesday.

The dress — or maybe dresses, if Conrad designs more than one — will be worn by the “trophy girls” who tote Emmy statuettes on-stage for presenters to hand to winners, the academy said. The trophy bearers also walk the pre-show red carpet.

Reality TV already has a big presence at the ceremony, with emcee duties given over to five reality series hosts, including Ryan Seacrest of “American Idol” and Tom Bergeron of “Dancing With the Stars.”

Conrad, who pronounced herself “excited” by the academy’s request, also managed to put in a plug for her clothing line.

“I will be doing a red carpet look that still reflects the simple classic design of the Lauren Conrad Collection but with a black tie twist,” she said in a statement.

How real Conrad’s design credentials are remains a question for some in the industry. When she made her debut in March at Mercedes-Benz L.A. Fashion Week, mainstays such as Sue Wong told The Associated Press, “I don’t believe in reality TV stars turning into designers.”

Conrad said then she understands such skepticism.

“I will probably never have the respect I want in the fashion industry, but I can work hard every day to try and prove myself,” Conrad, who has trained at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, told the AP.

The Emmy ceremony airs Sept. 21 on ABC.