Then: Future "Hills" star Lauren Conrad was a fashionable little kid — well, fashionable for the '90s! — in Laguna Beach, California, when she sat for these pictures at the beginning of three different school years. (She claims that her photos from other years are "a little too embarrassing" to post, but we doubt they're really that bad.) As LC noted in her blog, even as a child, she carefully created each of her looks. "I styled both my outfits and hair for all three of these photo days," she wrote. "Pretty funny, huh?"
Now: The 27-year-old designer is studying runways during this back-to-school season. She regularly attends New York Fashion Week, where she gleans inspiration for her own Kohl's clothing line, LC Lauren Conrad, and the rest of her still stylish life.
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