— Lauren Conrad (@LaurenConrad) July 21, 2014
Lauren Conrad’s been called many things over the years. Perhaps, “stylish” would be the most popular adjective used in relation to one of MTV’s very first reality starlets.
Let Allure tell it, however the Laguna Beach/Hills hottie is just another SoCal (that’s Southern California, East Coasters) “Basic Bitch.” (For those of you who haven’t ventured over to the jungle that is Urban Dictionary in a few years, just know that this is not a term of endearment.) Just so we’re clear: New York Magazine’s The Cut, defines “Basic B!tch” as “a terminally boring Sex and the City viewer and consumer of pumpkin-spice lattes.” While good ole Urban Dic applies the phenomenon to “an extra regular female.” Get the point?
After the magazine came out with a humorous feature called “Typecasting,” which also labeled Vanessa Hudgens as the “Bohemian Hippie,” LC took to Twitter to announced that she’d been branded “Basic.” Allure was a bit tongue-in-cheek in its assessment of Basic Lil’ Lauren — which you can check out between the covers of the magazine’s August 2014 issue. Beneath a snapshot of LC strolling through the streets of Los Angeles, Allure wrote this biting blurb:
“Made famous by Kreayshawn, and viral by YouTube, the Basic woman is remarkably unremarkable. What’s noteworthy about her style is its very plainness. Except to her. She swears those red-soled shoes are cutting edge.”
That’s gotta hurt.
Lauren, who turned her love design into a fashion empire, had a sense of humor about the feature, which described a “blowout or sausage curls” as the hairstyle of choice for the “Basic” woman.
(Fun fact: Lauren was previously featured on the cover of Allure magazine. Doesn’t that make it like the Wheaties box of Basic Beyotches?)