The Hillside Story

(by guest blogger Laura Speight)

I was delighted to be asked to be a guest blogger on styleisle this week. I knew immediately that I wanted to write about the Hills Finale.  This was probably because I was still in shock by the ending. I won’t tell you what happens in case you haven’t seen it but definitely try to catch it. Adam DiVello definitely had a tongue-in-cheek moment with the ending…or did he?? Anyway…enough jibber jabber and lets gets down to business.

Lets be honest for one minute…it isn’t the gripping storylines that have us tuning into this show week after week. We watch so we can see the fabulous fashion and (hopefully someday attainable) lifestyle that the characters live.

It is because they lead such perfect lives that we are absolutely allowed to criticise anything they do. Yes..I am trying to make myself feel better by pointing out their flaws…we are all guilty of it. 

So here we go…from the bottom of the hill to the summit… rate or slate ladies….I would love to hear what ye think????

Terribly Tangoed or Tastefully Tanned?????

7) Audrina Patridge


Under no circumstances could anyone deny how pretty this girl is. She is absolutely stunning….hair, face, bone structure, figure, legs…everything. This is why I think Ms Patridge needs to send her stylist to the unemployment line (assuming she has one).

Her make-up and hair are absolutely flawless. However from the neck down, at this finale party, she went out with a catastrophic bang.

Some people say it is wrong to over co-ordinate your accessories. However this stylist took that advice to a whole new level. There is no common ground between anything in this outfit.

I like the block colour of this dress but the shape is atrocious…I fear that at any second she is liable to fall out of that dress (maybe this was her aim in a last ditch effort to hold onto her 15 minutes of fame now that the show is coming to an end).  For me, the time is nigh and she receives the lowest ranking order on the “The Top of the Hills”.

 Weak, Limp, Lifeless…

6) Stephanie Pratt

Stephanie showed up to the Hills Finale Bash in this Beautiful Hervé Léger dress (as previously seen on Geri Haliwell). She has matched her shoes to her dress which definitely hugs her figure in all the right places and accentuates her long legs. However, Steph’s biggest downfall for me…is in her weak, limp, lifeless hair (as Cheryl Cole would undoubtedly agree with). Get this girl a bottle of L’oreal. J A nice soft bouncy blow dry could have could have put this girl in with a fighting chance for top spot!

Monochrome Montag…

5) Holly Montag

In comparison to some of the outfits this girl has been seen wearing for her stints on the show, Holly has done well and looks stunning and classic in this feathered cocktail dress. I do wish I could remove the feather detail but it’s definitely not the worst outfit. She has kept it simple by wearing a black shoe and I like this monochrome look. However, this could have been her opportunity to add personality to her otherwise timid character by pairing a bright shoe or clutch to this outfit pop.


4) Lo Bosworth

This was definitely a good choice for Lo as she looks elegant and sophisticated. While some may say that this dress would be more suited to a lady of more mature years, I think the detail on this dress is chic and very tasteful. She made the right decision in styling her hair back from her face as the dress has enough detail and I think in this case wearing her hair down straight or curly would have distracted from the detail in the dress. Well done Lo, you should definitely give your stylist props! J

 California Chic…

3) Kirsten Cavallari

She may not be the friendliest girl in the world but this girl epitomizes a “Californian Beauty” – Tall, tanned, blonde and impeccably dressed. This dress is chic and stylish highlights her best aspects. Who am I kidding….she doesn’t have a bad one. Her metallic peep toes are perfect for this dress and her softly waved hair frames her face perfectly. A winning outfit by any means however she narrowly misses out on the top spot thanks to not one but two ultra stylish blonde beauties.

2)&1) In no particular order: Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad

“Top of the Hills”

I have been deliberating over which of these two dashing ladies gets top spot for about a week now. I change my mind more often than the Irish weather. It is impossible to put one above the other in this case. I love both dresses equally, from Whitney’s bright, summery Matthew Williamson’s frock to Lauren Conrad’s understated but yet glamorous,  green and gold shimmery dress.

Their hair and make-up are both effortlessly perfect without using any bright or bold colours. A simple bronzed shimmer look matches both outfits perfectly only adding to the Summer look carried off so elegantly by each girl. They both know exactly what works for their body shapes and have used this to their advantage.

In simple terms…these girls should never have been separated and I am giving two gold medals to the two ladies on the “TOP OF THE HILLS”.

(All photos from


4 responses to “The Hillside Story

  1. Well done Laura, love it!!!
    Totally agree also, the 2 ladies rocked it at the finale party!

  2. Oh Stephanie could have one that one if it wasn’t for her hair! Lo looked lovely and Holly was surprising, in a good way!

  3. Blogtastic Speight!

  4. well Laura you are most surprising i didnt know that you are now into writing and commenting on fashion!!!!!!!!! very good

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