A little less than 2 years ago, I posted about the most fantastic production still that got me all sorts of excited. Now I’m not quite sure what to make of the three trailers that have been released so far (the first one was amazing, and the second I’m not even going to link), but two things are for certain: Angelina Jolie as Maleficent is terrifyingly perfect, and Lana Del Rey’s version of ‘Once Upon A Dream’ in the latest trailer is just the best. Enjoy.
I love a good red dress. Give me a little red dress over a little black dress any day. There’s something so feminine and powerful about red, and it commands attention like no other color. So in the spirit of Valentines Day, I’m excited to release one of my absolute favorite new dresses– the little red “Tiffany” dress. I can never get enough of the 1950′s inspired silhouette, and topped with polka dots and an oversized bow, this dress is perfect for the ‘Sweetheart’ season. Dress it up with classic stilettos, or go comfortable in simple ballet flats. Given it’s name and vintage style, I couldn’t resist paying a little homage to the 1961 classic while spending some time in Pasadena. SHOP “Tiffany” here.
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I love a good challenge. So earlier in January, when my good friend and favorite “muse” Alyssa Campanella asked if I could design her a special gown for the 2014 People’s Choice Awards- I jumped at the chance. Not only is Alyssa a Designer’s dream, but her style is very similar to my own. The challenge? A four day deadline.
Luckily, Alyssa knew exactly what she wanted. Something elegant, romantic, and effortless. The result: an ethereal, iridescent custom gown fit for a modern-day princess.
I’m so happy with the end result of this gown. And it’s also very exciting to see Alyssa toping many of the season’s ’Best Dressed’ lists!
And a special congratulations to CW’s “Reign” for winning Favorite New TV Drama at the People’s Choice Awards!
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This fall I had the honor of designing my new sister-in-law’s bridal gown for her October 12th wedding in Morro Bay, California (pics and post coming soon!) During one of her fittings, she mentioned that she wanted to incorporate material and lace from her grandmother’s 1930s vintage wedding gown into her ensemble. She asked if I had any ideas? While we originally brainstormed a one-of-kind heirloom garter, after seeing the gown for the first time, I suggested a restoration project to create a very special rehearsal dress from her grandmothers vintage gown. The inspiration was something bohemian, feminine, and appropriate for her seaside venue and semi-casual rehearsal dinner. The entire new dress is made solely from the materials and fabric of her grandmother’s gown. Here’s a look at the before and after:
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On September 24th I attended the Justice Ball in Hollywood to support a fantastic organization– Unlikely Heroes. Unlikely Heroes works tirelessly to rescue victims of human trafficking worldwide, and their work is really quite fantastic (read all about it here! ) The invite requested formal attire– so I opted for an old-Hollywood type look. Because I’ve received many requests and comments asking how I got my “look” and what products I used, I thought I’d do a quick blog post. And, since I always prefer doing my own hair and makeup for events, most of the products I use are easy to find and available at your local drugstore See below for tips and items!
Dress: Sophia Gown by Lauren Elaine Black Label (available through special order, email@example.com) Because I opted for a black and white dress, I wanted to add color to my makeup look.
Makeup: Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation (in Medium Beige) & Photo Ready Concealer (in Light Medium), Bare Minerals Mineral Veil powder, Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in Black, Lancome Definicils Mascara in Black, Sorme Bronze/Blush Duo in Sunshine, and Covergirl Lipstick in Triple Red Rush. TIP: I have freckles – so I chose a foundation shade that’s in between my skin tone and freckles. It helps conceal them easily when going for a “porcelain” skin look.
Hair: For a true old-Hollywood look, I wrapped 1 inch sections of hair around a 1/2 inch curling iron to create spiral curls (wrapping is key, otherwise you’ll end up with ringlets.) After pinning each section up to “cool”, I let all the curls out, and gently used a comb to part hair deeply on the side. I finished with extra-hold non-aerosol hairspray. If you use aerosol spray, long hair will clump together. For any further styling, use your fingers- not a brush- otherwise you’ll end up looking like a poodle
Photos by Bob Delgadillo.
On Friday we released the new “grindhouse” inspired Lauren Elaine Swim 2014 campaign film. And on Saturday, in the true spirit of “grindhouse” cinema, our campaign film was slapped with a nice age-restriction ban on Youtube, due to “explicit material that violates youtube’s community guidelines.” Explicit material? Ok, we know our girls are hot, but REALLY youtube?
Still haven’t seen it? Judge for yourself (just make sure to bring your ID)-