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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…)

BRIARLEIGH

ANASTASIA

ASTRA

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.

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(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 )

American Girl, American Made

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of our Style House here in Los Angeles. I can’t believe it’s been one year already- it seemed like we were still under construction only a few months ago.  Crazy enough, it’s also a little over one year since I launched the Lauren Elaine Bridal line. And since launching the bridal line, so much has changed.  While it’s fun to reflect on the journey, I’m always planning for the future.  And no matter how much we expand in order to accommodate new lines and ventures, there’s one thing that’s never changed:  the Lauren Elaine brand is 100% made in the USA.

Being American-made has always been important to me. At first it was more a matter of necessity. As a new designer, the thought of manufacturing overseas   was overwhelming. But as we’ve expanded, we’ve kept everything made right here in the USA.  Not only does being ‘made in the USA’ ensure exceptional quality control, but it keeps jobs here in the US. Sadly, many manufacturers abroad exploit laborers (and often children) who work exhausting days for  mere pennies.  I want to feel good about what I sell, and no amount of profit should come at the expense and unfair treatment of others.

Being American is part of my identity.  Sure- I love to travel and experience new cultures and places around the world – but America is where I call ‘home.’  Living in California inspires me as a Designer, and I believe in keeping production and the creation of my designs as close to home, and my inspiration, as possible.

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Questions/comments, message me HERE.  For more info about Lauren Elaine Bridal and Brand, visit the Official Site

Photographed by ULE Digital.

BRIARLEIGH: Mini Lookbook

Spellbind in this enchanting tulle, lace, and chiffon gown with a dramatic lattice-wrapped bow, open back, and peekaboo lace straps. SHOP BRIARLEIGH here.

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(Model: Jessica Minter | Photographed by ULE Digital )    

Fashion, Film, and a Bridesmaid Gown

Who says you’ll never wear a bridesmaid dress again?  I’ve been looking for an excuse to repeat my maid-of-honor gown (from my brother’s wedding last October) ever since I wore it almost a year ago. While I’ll admit that I’m a little biased–seeing as I design them–I’m always happy and flattered to hear from bridal parties who love their gowns and dresses so much, that they re-wear them to cocktail parties, and even weddings. As a bridal designer, I’m always striving to break the cliche when it comes to bridesmaid frocks- I enjoy designing gowns that are more red carpet, than bridal aisle. So even though I didn’t  intend on recycling my MOH gown for the International Fashion Film Awards, when I spilled a glass of champagne down the front of my original all-white ensemble while primping, I wasn’t exactly devastated about my backup choice.

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Pictured: Ice blue ruched chiffon gown with one-shoulder ruffle detailing – by Lauren Elaine Bridal. Inquiries to salesrep@lauren-elainedesigns.com, or visit www.Lauren-ElaineDesigns.com.

Summer Magic

Old Disney technicolor classics have always been a favorite of mine. At the top of my list is ‘Summer Magic’ –namely because I love Hayley Mills, and I’ve always coveted her wardrobe from the film. When I attended the launch party for TNT cosmetics last week, I wore a tiered chantilly lace dress inspired by Nancy’s (Hayley Mills) frilly yellow frock from the film’s final scenes. While the dress is available in White and Ivory color options through Lauren Elaine Bridal, my original design pays homage to the 1963 costume in a summery lemon hue.

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Dress Inquiries: salesrep@lauren-elainedesigns.com / www.Lauren-ElaineDesigns.com