Lauren Conrad appears on the January 2014 cover of Cosmopolitan (on newsstands December 3rd). Conrad is newly engaged and the proud owner of a brand new home in L.A. She has two booming fashion lines, best-selling books, and a destination website under her belt. In her interview with Cosmo, Conrad dishes on all of this and more.
Check out the highlights via our friends at Cosmo below:
On her engagement to fiancé, musician and law student William Tell: “I had no idea it was coming. I thought he would wait until he finished law school.”
On her engagement ring: “He didn’t even ask my friends, which was a bold move. He said, ‘I know you, and I know what you like.’ And I love it. It’s perfect.”
Cosmo: You’re engaged! What would you say to readers who feel pressure to get that ring?
LC: “You have the rest of your life to be married. Enjoy falling in love. When girls get caught up in the timeline, it becomes more about the wedding than the marriage. You should be with someone with whom you could elope this weekend and be happy.”
Cosmo: What tells you it’s time to settle down with one guy?
LC: “William hates it when I say this, but he really is a very nice guy, and when you meet a nice guy who also manages to keep your interest, that is the dream…If you’re going to settle down, it should be with someone you can’t stop thinking about. Especially if you’re in your 20s. If I were single in my 60s, I would totally settle. I would!”
Cosmo: What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made with friends?
LC: “Being on television all those years, I got to view my own behavior. One thing I realized is that I was too hard on my friends when it came to guys. Instinctually, I wanted to protect them. But then you come off as judge-y and people are reluctant to come to you with a problem. I had to cut “I told you so” from my vocabulary.”
Cosmo: What is the best way to fall in love with your body?
LC: “I’m so jealous of people who completely love their bodies. I think most women have trouble areas as well as areas that they like. So you play up your favorite parts and learn to dress around the others. I used to hate my legs, but now I always wear minis. It was an accident. In an effort to look taller, I started wearing really high heels with shorter skirts and ended up showing off my legs a lot.”
Photo credit: Matt Jones/Cosmopolitan