Lauren Conrad is taking a break from the fashion
world -- for now.
"The Hills" star is putting her
designs on hold due to the economy. "She is taking a hiatus, but the line still
exists and will continue," her rep tells Us magazine. "The sales of her line in
the first year doubled what was projected. However, in light of the economy,
it's a good time for Lauren to take a few seasons off to re-work her still
Earlier this month, Lauren -- who studied at the Fashion Institute of Design
and Merchandising -- told the mag that when the show ends she'll be able to
"spend more time doing what I really love: fashion and design."