Category: Inspirations

What’s in a Name: Horsehair Braid

Los Angeles Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine poses at the LA Equestrian Center's Horse Show Arena

I love a big skirt. From mermaids to ball gowns, a wedding is once-in-a-lifetime event, and something that deserves once-in-a-lifetime drama.  But because we’re not living in the 1800s anymore and hoop skirts just feel too contrived, we use a little magic something called “horsehair” to create the volume of bridal dreams in many of

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Sneak Peek: SCARLET by Lauren Elaine

The color of power. The feeling of love. The original inspiration. “Scarlet” by Lauren Elaine releases later this year. A limited collection of evening and special occasion gowns worthy of their namesake. Revealing soon…  

ONCE UPON A SEAM, The Series: New Orleans

Once Upon A Seam with Designer Lauren Elaine. Episode 1, New Orleans and Lauren Elaine Bridal

For 2016, we’re excited to present Once Upon a Seam: The Series.  “Once Upon A Seam” highlights the inspirations and stories behind each Lauren Elaine gown and collection. In this premiere episode,  join me in New Orleans as I share an inside look at the importance of location and authenticity for each and every Bridal

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Inspiring Parks: Pt. 1

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods…” Nothing is more inspiring than Nature.  I’ve lost hours to google,  constantly on the hunt for interesting and inspiring photoshoot locations and scenery, and beautiful new places to discover.  In February, I explored 5 national parks throughout California, ranging from prehistoric lakes to alpine forests.  I kicked

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Inspiration Orientation

I get inspiration from just about everything– places I’ve visited, movies, music, nature…the list goes on.  As inspiration is such a huge part of my world, I’ve decided to make a change.  Can you see/guess what it is? …As you may have noticed, the name of the blog has changed! And over the course of

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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

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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

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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

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MOOD BOARD: Lauren Elaine Swim 2013/2014

We’re gearing up to shoot the new lookbook and campaign film for the 2013/2014 Lauren Elaine Swim collection! Check out our MOOD BOARD on Pinterest for a look at the inspiration behind the new collection and shoot! It’s a little bit Cowgirl, a little bit Tribal, and whole lot of Americana.

Designer Disney Princesses

Last year, Harrod’s of London unveiled a collection of gowns inspired by the Disney Princesses–each one created by a different Designer.  My favorite? Definitely Oscar de la Renta’s ‘Snow White.’ While I’m biased because Snow White is my all-time favorite fairytale character, I love his literal and magical take on this classic. You can view

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