Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla of The Little Market are Changing The World – The co-founders are helping their customers help the less fortunate. As co-founders of The Little Market, Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla set out with a big undertaking. “Our mission is to create dignified job opportunities for women in need all over the world,” Skvarla says, turning over a beautiful hand-blown tumbler covered in hand-etched leaves. The glass is one of Skvarla and Conrad’s personal favorites, made in Mexico by artisans with physical disabilities who have struggled to get jobs elsewhere due to discrimination. “One of our goals is to make responsible purchasing easier, and not to compromise,” Conrad adds.
The two first met in 2006 while studying at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, and eventually began to travel the world together exploring local markets. After a trip to Tanzania and Uganda left them particularly inspired, the duo opened The Little Market as an e-commerce shop in 2013. Under Conrad, a lifestyle guru who runs LaurenConrad.com, and Skvarla, who has a background in fashion and social justice, the website quickly became a destination for sustainable shopping.
This September, The Little Market opened its first storefront in Pacific Palisades, California.”We’ve always wanted to have a brick and mortar because with handmade goods, you get to really experience them when you see them in person,” says Skvarla.
MTV is reportedly thinking about a “Hills” reboot.
The show was a spin-off of “Laguna Beach.”
If it were to be brought back, star Lauren Conrad would reportedly not return.
“The Hills” might be coming back to MTV, but there’s one sad catch. Sources told Us Weekly that MTV is considering a “Hills” reboot without the show’s star, Lauren Conrad. “The rest of the crew is all still friends besides her,” one source said. “Everyone else is down to do it.”
The hit reality show, which aired from 2006 to 2010, was a spin-off of “Laguna Beach” and followed Conrad as she pursued a fashion career. It chronicled her life and relationship with friends Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port, Lo Bosworth, and Heidi Montag as the crew partied, worked, and dated in Los Angeles. Conrad and Montag famously had a falling out due to Montag’s now-husband Spencer Pratt. It was filled with dramatic fights and memorable quotes, like Conrad’s iconic “homeboy wore combat boots to the beach” line when Justin Bobby ditched Patridge.
But Conrad eventually left in the middle of season five to pursue her career. Her former “Laguna Beach” co-star Kristin Cavallari replaced her for season six. Without Conrad, the show was quickly canceled. Patridge and Port both told Us that they’d be willing to reunite. “I’m not opposed to it,” Patridge said. “It would really depend on what it was going to be. So, we’ll see.” Port admitted that it would be “hard” but “it’d definitely be something fun.”
Conrad has since gone on to become a successful fashion designer and lifestyle blogger.