Fall Florals

While it may technically be Fall,  in Southern California it still feels very much like summer. And although I’m desperate to break out the plaids, faux fur, and houndstooth, I couldn’t help but gravitate towards florals when picking a dress for my cousin’s recent wedding brunch in Montecito, CA.  With temps in the 80s, the jewel-toned “Petunia” dress from LAINE by Lauren Elaine not only felt appropriate for the event, but also for exploring the picturesque 1920s historical home that accommodated my family for the wedding weekend.

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Pair florals with black, navy, or chocolate accents and accessories to make them wearable year-round in warmer climates. SHOP PETUNIA here.

“Stolen Moments” with my favorite Royal

Step aside, Kate Middleton. My favorite “Royal” style icon has always been Charlotte Casiraghi.  And this new “Stolen Moments” film for Gucci Cosmetics is really pure perfection.  It’s regal, timeless, and mysterious– and so beautifully fitting for the non-titled Princess of Monaco and granddaughter of Grace Kelly.

All Bridal’s Eve: October 28th, 2014

‘All Bridal’s Eve’ is now closing out the LA Fashion Week festivities on the 28th of October. We’re summoning our corpse brides for a fashion filled evening with a haunting twist.  Read more about the event  here.  Press/Blogger/Industry invite requests to info@lauren-elainedesigns.com.

Lauren Elaine All Bridals Eve Event, LA Fashion Week

EPILOGUE: Courtney’s Ocean Green Gown

This September, my cousin Tyler married his fiancé Michael in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA.  While each groom’s brother served as their respective ‘Best Man’, Tyler’s sister Courtney walked him down the aisle.  When they started planning for the wedding, Courtney asked if I could design her something unique and special.  She didn’t want a typical bridesmaid dress, and she needed to work within a specific color palette.  She also knew she wanted a halter neckline and A-line silhouette.  Not only was I happy to design something special for my cousin, but I loved working with Courtney to dream up a gown that accommodated both the event, and her personal style. The result: an Ocean Green gown that’s sleek and elegant–but not overly feminine or fussy. CourtneyHillCustomGownFRONTBACK

An accordion pleated chiffon overlay creates texture and subdued detail while a parting draped chiffon skirt adds elegance. The gown features a cinched waist with belt over a fitted and structured bodice.  Here’s a look at some of the sketches we did for Courtney – with her final gown resembling sketch #3.

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To begin your custom design experience, or to book a consultation at the Lauren Elaine Style House in Los Angeles, CA,  please contact salesrep@lauren-elainedesigns.com or visit LAUREN ELAINE CUSTOM.



Hello October!

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – Anne of Green Gables

October in Big Bear Lake, Designer Lauren Elaine, Fall Fashion

If Fall is my favorite season of the year, then October is my favorite month. Happy October 1st! While I’m busy prepping for our upcoming LA Fashion Week event coming up later in the month– this week, I’m soaking in the cooler temps and changing leaves up in the mountains of Big Bear, CA, where Fall is officially in full swing.

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AURORA: Mini Lookbook

Reign in this regal gown of billowing chiffon, handcrafted french lace floral embroidery, and sweeping one-shoulder silhouette. SHOP AURORA here.

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(Model: Jessica Minter | Photographed by ULE Digital )

Fall Festivities

Today marks the official 1st day of Fall–and the start of my absolute favorite season of the entire year. Maybe it’s because my birthday’s in November, or maybe it’s the anticipation of the Holiday Season, but when Fall rolls around, I can’t help but get excited. This year, I’m combining a little bit of my own love for fall (Halloween in particular) into our event for Los Angeles Fashion Week (LAFW).  Halloween, much like Fashion, allows for dressing up and transforming into someone else. Since I’ll be showing my bridal collection this season, and given LAFW’s October calendar, we’ve decided to liven things up with an event that combines both fashion and All Hallow’s Eve. Inspired by movies like ‘The Bride of Frankenstein” and ” The Corpse Bride”, we’ll be hosting an ‘All Bridal’s Eve’ reception featuring inspired installations with the new Lauren Elaine Bridal line, along with spirited cocktails. While costumes will not be required, an appreciation for all things Fall and spooky will be.

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Lauren Elaine Bridal On Location: Video Clips

Throughout August, we’ve been busy photographing new Lauren Elaine Bridal collection gowns.  While the details and silhouettes of each gown are shown in the mini-lookbooks, sometimes the magic and movement of each gown is best captured with a video.  Here’s a look at a handful of video teasers from some our recent photoshoots – featuring the newly released Lauren Elaine Bridal styles. We’ll be adding more throughout September, as well as runway clips of each gown to Lauren Elaine Bridal Online shortly!

AURORA (Coming soon…)




ANASTASIA: Mini Lookbook

Enthrall in this show-stopping mermaid gown of pearl beaded lace and feathered tulle with a dramatic open back silhouette. SHOP ANASTASIA here.


(Model: Jessica Minter | Photographed by ULE Digital )




NOVA: Mini Lookbook

Shimmer in this cascading gown of chiffon with ruched sweetheart bodice, horsehair petal detailing, and Swarovski crystal embellishment. SHOP NOVA here.
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(Model: Alyx Bien | Photographed by ULE Digital )