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We cover a lot of celebrity fashion all-stars, but if you had to pick a star to emulate, you can't go wrong incorporating elements of Lauren Conrad's summer style.

Not only can she dress for any occasion, her basic philosophies on accessories (sunscreen is #1) and makeup (less is more) are brilliant in their simplicity.

Contrast that with Heidi Montag and her ilk, or even to a lesser extreme, the many celebrities who feel they need to lather on layer upon layer of makeup 24/7.

Rather than the bimbo route, take your cues from a girl who knows how to do more with less, but still manages to look stylish in a wide variety of looks ...

SoCal native Lauren Conrad knows how to dress for summer.

She's a natural beauty, that's for certain. For more on the former Hills star's many warm-weather looks, click to enlarge tons more Lauren Conrad pictures ...

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The Hills returns tonight for its final season ... most likely. It could be extended a bit. Regardless, here's a look back at some moments that defined its first five:

FORGET PARIS: In the first season finale, Lauren Conrad made a brutal mistake that would haunt her for two more years, choosing to spend the summer with tool Jason Wahler over accompanying Teen Vogue editor Lisa Love to Paris.

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Fortunately, Whitney Port stepped in and fast-tracked her fashion career. Not that LC is hurting for cash, or boyfriends. Kyle Howard's a big upgrade over J-Wahl.

FALLING DOWN: As a Teen Vogue intern, Whitney endeared herself to millions after what could have been her worst moment, falling on stage after Vogue tapped her to model Hilary Swank's Oscar gown on Good Morning America.

The way she composed herself and handled the embarrassment with grace and dignity only impressed the higher-ups more, though (sorry to rehash this, Whit).

Two prominent former loves of Lauren Conrad.

THE LC SEX TAPE: It did not exist, but boy, did it spark a lot of celebrity gossip. Spencer Pratt (and in turn, THG) got so much mileage out of this twisted rumor.

BABY MAMA DRAMA: More than once, Heidi Montag has effed with Spencer regarding pregnancy. All a big hoax to watch him squirm? We're all for it even if so.

KISSING BRODY J: Everybody does it at some point, but Lauren and he had such chemistry. Still, despite the Las Vegas birthday hookup, Brody Jenner and Conrad determined they work better as friends, which they've remained since.

THE TRANSFORMATION OF HEIDI MONTAG'S FACE: Enough said, and ongoing.

WORSE THAN HEIDI: LC accused Audrina Patridge of insinuating she hooked up with Justin-Bobby - and that Audzo is worse than Heidi Montag as a result.

A shot from Heidi and Spencer's wedding - the non-staged version.

CAREER EVOLUTION: The show began with a focus on young women and careers in L.A., then became about quasi-celebs whose careers were being on The Hills.

THE WEDDING: Heidi and Spencer's wedding had something old, new, borrowed and even blue ... the dresses worn by both Lauren Conrad and her old nemesis, Kristin Cavallari, who replaced her as the star of the show. Cold, MTV. Cold.

F*%KING PIRANHAS: Kristin didn't wait long to stir up trouble, calling out Audrina and Stephanie Pratt and declaring "you f*%ked with the WRONG girl."

GROSS LOVE TRIANGLE: On a list of things we didn't need to spend a full season watching, Kristin and Audrina fighting over Justin-Bobby would be tops.

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Lauren Conrad returning to The Hills is a long shot at best.

But that doesn't mean fans wouldn't love it, former bosses aren't advocating it and the show's producers aren't trying to figure out some plan for it.

Lauren Conrad Films with Lo Bosworth

"The show gave her a great run," Teen Vogue editor Lisa Love, who managed LC and Whitney Port, said at Diego Della Valle's MOCA fundraiser.

"She should definitely come back for the series finale."

The Hills creator Adam DiVello, in the news this week after being accused of harassing Heidi Montag (a claim MTV and Lauren Conrad deny), is up for it.

In fact, he's already been thinking of the ideal scenario.

Lauren Conrad's signature expressions made The Hills a hit.

Conrad's final appearance on the show came during Speidi's wedding, when she was officially replaced as the leading lady by Kristin Cavallari.

MTV would love to film her at another wedding - her own.

DiVello says his dream is to have Lauren walk down the aisle in the last episode, but clearly that's not happening, unless Kyle Howard already proposed and the show is prepared to pull off a huge surprise this summer.

Doubtful. But, "It'd be fun if Lauren and I caught up in Paris," Love said. "I think they could find a way to make it work with her coming back."

You can bet your bottom dollar they'll at least try. Follow the link to check out the final season trailer for The Hills spoilers and teasers galore.

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Former Hills star Lauren Conrad says Heidi Montag's allegations of sexual harassment by the show's creator Adam DiVello, are as fake as Heidi's rack.

Well, she didn't choose those words, but she might as well have.

"Similar to most of my fellow MTV cast mates, I am in utter shock at the allegations made against Adam DiVello," she tells Us Weekly in a statement.

"Not only are they completely absurd, but they are 100 percent without merit ... Adam is a true professional and a wonderful person to work for."

Citing multiple sources, celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton wrote Tuesday that DiVello touched her inappropriately on the back and a$$ this year.

LC says no way that happened.

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Beauty and the beast clash again. [Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

According to Hilton, this is why Heidi Montag showed up with several bodyguards to a recent Hills photo shoot, not because she's a pompous diva.

He also said DiVello hit on Lauren Conrad, which she denied.

The fake-breasted one and her husband Spencer Pratt "are very close to bringing legal action against the show," an insider told Hilton, although Heidi Montag herself has yet to comment on the allegations allegedly alleged by herself.

An MTV spokesperson, meanwhile, said: "We have looked into this matter and the allegations made against Adam DiVello are completely false."

"Adam not only created The Hills and The City, launching the careers of its cast members, but works diligently to maintain a respectful environment."

Basically, the consensus is that Speidi lies and will say anything for headlines. Maybe unfair to say, but their reputation precedes them for a reason.

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It's the good girl vs. the bad girl. The sweet vs. the sexy.

Lauren Conrad recently rocked bright red lips with a bit of liner to balance a bright smile, while Megan Fox put her own spin on it, looking downright devilish!

Man, LC just looks as cute as can be, while Megan looks like she should star in True Blood or The Vampire Diaries. Or a movie like Eclipse or Jennifer's Body.

Who wore the look better? You tell us in the survey below ...

Who looks more luscious with those lips?

 

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Who better than reality TV’s favorite BFF to cover the“Friendship” issue of Glamour? Lauren Conrad does the honors, joined by friends Whitney Port and Lo Bosworth.

“They’re my support system,” says Lauren, who went on to divulge a rare confession about her famously shiny, wavy hairstyle: “These are all extensions.”

Gasp.

“I chopped my hair off to my shoulders. I thought I was doing a chic bob. It was so bad,” says the chick lit novelist and designer, who also dishes on body image.

“I’ve never felt a push to be stick thin,” the 24-year-old says. “I try my best to work out and eat healthy, so mostly it’s about being in shape and having energy.”

LC in Blue

A great support system always helps - especially when you're dealing with body issues every girl faces but living under a microscope in L.A., Lauren Conrad says.

But even with all that work, the star has to accept her imperfections. “About a year ago, I looked down and thought, ‘I have cellulite. Where did that come from?’ I went through treatments; [my body] was like, It’s not going anywhere.’”

While she left The Hills (click here for the final season trailer), and is in the public eye a lot less, she seems healthier and happier than ever. Makes you think!

Our gallery of Lauren Conrad pictures proves, you don't have to dress scantily (cough, Kristin Cavallari) or get a ton of plastic surgery (cough, Heidi Montag) to be beautiful. It's nice that young girls have a role model like this one.

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Four girls moved to LA ... We watched them grow ... We watched them live and love ... Nothing stays the same forever ... But no one saw THIS coming!

The last season of The Hills, which begins later this month, is being hyped by the MTV tagline above. The journey is coming to an end ... but it's not over until its over.

So we're told. A three-minute trailer has been released, taking us through what we've seen in five seasons to date and previewing the beginning of the end (April 27).

First, there's a mini-retrospective on the show, which images of Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag. Aww. They were so cute. One of them still is, and is recognizable!

Lauren and Heidi in a bygone, plastic surgery-free era.

The Hills used to be a fun guilty pleasure, but after LC rode off into the sunset prior to last season, the entire dynamic changed, with Kristin Cavallari in the mix.

This coming season, the show's last, promises even more contrived nonsense than before. Just a few of the story lines (sorry, real life events) teased in the trailer:

  • Mom Darlene staring in disbelief at Heidi Montag's plastic surgery
  • Spencer Pratt losing his $h!t at his sister ... and at Heidi's sister
  • Kristin being confronted about her alleged drug use/partying
  • Audrina Patridge dating Ryan Cabrera
  • Brody Jenner dating ... everyone

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Where does Lauren Conrad turn when she needs a wardrobe update?

To the fashion collection she herself designed for Kohl’s, of course.

“I think if you’re not willing to wear your own clothes, you’re doing something wrong," she says. "This line was meant to be about my style, pieces I want to walk in the store and buy. If you’re not wearing your own line, you’re taking the fun out of it!”

Here's Lauren looking fabulous in one of her pieces ...

So Gorgeous

Known for her flirty frocks and California cool girl style, Lauren tells Glamour her staple piece is the blazer. “We have one in every collection, and we usually tweak it a little bit. In this specific collection, I also really love the biker jacket we did.”

Come spring, the former star of The Hills says she’ll be pairing her sharp toppers with lots of watercolor prints: “I think they’re very romantic and kind of timeless."

"I almost did too much of it with this collection," she says. "When we were shopping for prints with Kohl’s, everything I picked was watercolor and floral."

"They’re very in because of the whole Alice in Wonderland thing.”

However one fashion fad the style author won’t be trying this season is hot pants: “You can’t wear them to the club, because you’re going to look like one of the dancers, but they could look cute on the beach!” says LC.

Click to enlarge more Lauren Conrad pictures from the catalog ...

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As celebrity fashion icons and trend-setters go, Lauren Conrad is extremely popular, especially among her younger fans. The girl can pretty much do no wrong.

Anything she wears looks great on her. Same goes for the former Hills star's hairstyles - as much as she mixes it up, it always seems to suit her perfectly.

  • Lauren Conrad's Pink Hair
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Which of the 24-year-old's two looks below do you prefer, though?

After adapting her signature twist-front style into a pretty updo for a party in Hollywood, LC wore it long with bangs swept back in a headband in Florida.

Which is best? Check out these Lauren Conrad pictures and vote!

Which hairstyle looks best on Lauren Conrad?

 

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Last summer Lauren Conrad walked away from The Hills.

But the drama continues in Sweet Little Lies, the best-selling author's follow-up to the critically and commercially acclaimed (well, at least the latter) L.A. Candy.

While visiting The Tyra Show, the reality star opened a page in her second young-adult novel and began to read. It was a watershed moment in literary history.

"'Jessie, give me your keys. You can't drive right now. You're too drunk,' she said firmly," Lauren Conrad read. Banks then took a terrified turn at reading herself.

Sweet Little Lies

Lauren Conrad with the second novel in her series.

LC's book just reached the top of the New York Times Best-Seller List again in the Children's Chapter Books category after being on shelves less than a month.

Not a bad post-Hills career. As for her former reality rival, well, we've seen Heidi Montag nude in Playboy and getting plastic surgery a lot. To each her own.

To find out what Conrad has to say about her new book and to hear her read from it, follow the jump to hear the beautiful 24-year-old read an excerpt ...

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