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Lauren Conrad shivers at old style

Lauren Conrad can't get her head around the fact that girls are influenced to get into fashion by her.

The 28-year-old star made a name for herself on reality show Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County before viewers watched the then-teenager move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in fashion during The Hills. Lauren's taste in clothes has developed over the years and although she is now considered a style icon, the blonde beauty admits even she has some fashion regrets.

"I still, to this day, hear girls saying that they wanted to get into fashion because of the show. I don't know that we even glamorised it at all - we definitely showed that you were stuck in a closet and you were reprimanded often - but it was a career that people didn’t always think of right away," she explained to elle.com. "That said, I definitely wasn’t a trendsetter. The early 2000s were an interesting period for fashion. And as much as I get shivers when I look at photos from that time, I'm comforted by the fact that most people standing around me were doing the same thing. It wasn’t great, but I wasn’t alone."

On The Hills, fans saw Lauren intern at Teen Vogue magazine before moving on to work at Kelly Cutrone's PR company People's Revolution. There was a lot of pressure on her to perform her job in front of the cameras, but she never let it deter her from her dreams.

"I definitely had a lot of moments where I thought, ‘I don’t know if I can do this.' [Being on those shows] was always accompanied with a lot of stress, a lot of questioning myself, and wondering if I was really cut out to work in the industry," she recalled. "But it always came together for me during fashion week. Not during all of the craziness and all of the press, but rather as soon as the [fashion] show started. There is just some sort of magic to it."

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