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FREE SWIMWEAR GIVEAWAY: Dolly Bikini

Wanna win a free bikini from Lauren Elaine Swim?! We’re hosting a giveaway for our polka dot and lace “DOLLY” bikini set through April 28th! To enter, simply sign up and follow the Lauren Elaine Blog (sign up with your email address in the right column!) It’s that simple.  We’ll be announcing 1 winner on April 28th!  Contest open to US and International entries. *Winner will also be notified by email.  SIGN UP TO FOLLOW BY EMAIL —>

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Click HERE to shop the “Dolly.”  Available in assorted mix and match sizes. USA Made. Sweatshop free!

 

ASTRA: Mini Lookbook

Float in this ethereal chiffon capelet dress with french lace detailing and dramatic open back. SHOP the new ASTRA dress here!

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(Model: Dylan Quigg | Photography: ULE Digital | Cover Photography: KEE)

 

Spring Florals

Tomorrow is Easter, and in my world of fashion that means two things: First, it’s officially appropriate to break out the White (although here in California that’s a silly, outdated “rule” that I never ever follow.) And second– it’s time for a spring floral overload.  Easter and florals go hand and hand, and with everything coming up roses, here’s a look at a floral-inspired fashion editorial that I’ve fallen in love with.  A good floral print dress is timeless, but combining florals with feathers and pastels and lady-like shapes is inspired and ethereal.

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This editorial, from the July/August 2013 issue of the Wall Street Journal Magazine, stars Model Andreea Diaconu as photographed by Lachlan Bailey.

The Mist and Powder

In the spirit of the much anticipated (and blogged about!) MALEFICENT, I thought I’d share this newly discovered editorial obsession: ‘The Mist and the Powder,’ photographed (and styled) by Natalie Shau and Hideo, and featuring models Solveiga amd Gabriele. I can’t get enough of the gorgeous color treatment in this series, and the styling and contrast between light and dark is just magical. Enjoy.

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STYLE FILE: Love is Heroic

In late March I had the pleasure of attending another wonderful Unlikely Heroes benefit event – ‘Love is Heroic’.  I’m a big supporter of Unlikely Heroes and their tremendous work to rescue and provide homes for victims of sex slavery around the world.  The Love is Heroic benefit took place at Supperclub in Hollywood, and featured performances by the hillarious Anjelah Johnson and singer Andra Day.  For the event, I went for a soft angelic look.  I’d been waiting for the chance to wear the new “Astra” Capelet Dress from my new bridal collection.  While it’s from the bridal collection, I wore it in Softest Champagne, which lessened it’s ‘bridal’ feel, especially when paired with shimmery gold heels and jewelry.  While I’m definitely biased, I’m absolutely in love with this dress!  The chiffon cape layer makes it so much fun to wear, and the dramatic low cut back definitely makes a statement.

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Dress: “Astra” Capelet Dress in Softest Champagne from Lauren Elaine Bridal (Available soon at Lauren Elaine Official) | Pearl Ring: Family Heirloom | Midi Ring: Love Gold | Clutch: Vintage | Shoes: Guess

 

Castle by the Sea

Once upon a time, there was a castle by the sea…

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This past Friday, we shot several gowns from the new Lauren Elaine Bridal collection at a magical location in Laguna Beach, CA. While I was hesitant to shoot bridal gowns at the beach, I discovered the existence of this special place, and I just couldn’t resist. Built in 1926, the Victorian Beach “Pirate Tower” as it’s called, looks more like a medieval castle relic than it’s actual purpose –an old stairwell.  Full saga here.   The extreme wind, high tides, and treacherous hike over rock formations was well worth the extra effort. A perfect backdrop for my modern-day “princess” bride,  I can’t wait to share more photos from this amazing spot. Take a look a few “behind-the-scenes” snapshots below.

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Model: Alyx Bien |  For more info, visit Lauren Elaine Official

Sunday Safari

Nothing boosts creativity and inspires new ideas more than a change of scenery.   Seeing new things and exploring new places inspires new ways of thinking and looking at the world.  Sometimes, amidst all the craziness of work and life, you just need to take a break, and get out! Living in LA, there’s no shortage of beautiful places to visit– and in just a day. No long vacation required.  So this past Sunday, I decided to take a drive through the Angeles National Forest. Although I’ve lived in LA for nearly 8 years, I’ve  only passed through bits and parts of the huge mountain range a few times (it’s 1,024.0 sq miles!) So a couple of hour before sunset, I set off for a ‘Sunday Safari’ — scouting new hiking trails, picking wildflowers, and taking in one epic sunset.  On my adventure, I wore the new “Kenya” dress- fitting with it’s tribal safari print, and made of super comfortable rayon.  Shop KENYA here!

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Dress: KENYA from Laine by Lauren Elaine Collection |  Photos by ULE Digital

 

 

Once Upon a Dream

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.

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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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Photography by ULE Digital. |  Shop the Lauren Elaine “Tiffany” Dress  here.

 

Best Dressed: Alyssa Campanella at the 2014 People’s Choice Awards

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.  Alyssa+Campanella+Arrivals+People+Choice+Awards+CIyIzutzn36l

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.

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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!

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And a special congratulations to CW’s “Reign” for winning Favorite New TV Drama at the People’s Choice Awards!

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