This month Allure provided a handy visual definition to the four types of girl a girl can be. They include: “Street Stylist” (Leandra Medine), “Bohemian Hippie” (Vanessa Hudgens), and Normcore (inexplicably embodied by Kristen Stewart). The fourth sad category is “Basic,” which the magazine describes as: “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.”
Whom did the beauty magazine deem the prototypical Basic Bitch, smelling of “vanilla cupcake body milk” and “favor[ing] sausage curls”? None other than Hills star, ugly-cry champion, and three-time Allure cover-girl Lauren Conrad.
LC responded as anyone who was recently anointed the Basic Bitch poster-child would:
This all begets an existential question: If you have to define basic, Allure, does that mean you too are basic?