Janice Min will come to regret this: Her Us Weekly has named Lauren Conrad "Celebrity Designer Of The Year" as part of a special section called "Us Hot Hollywood Style Winners." (Click the picture at left for a full-sized image, courtesy Bryanboy.) Wow. Well, that's, uh, bold. Because the critics have not been kind to the Hills star's work. New York called her Lauren Conrad Collection "tragique." When Bryanboy saw the Us spread, Marc Jacobs' favorite gay Filipino fashion blogger barfed. Well, haters, Us wrote that Conrad has "won... a wide array of fans," so there. Their source? Oh, that would be Conrad herself, repeating something someone else told her:

"I was just with a stylist who said she has dressed a couple of celebrities in my pieces," Conrad said.

Examples? None are given, or pictured with the piece.

But, hey, there is a photo caption with this quote:

"She did a great job!" proud pal Audrina Patridge tells Us of Conrad's March runway show.